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Jan. 29, 2011

Finding Corporate Recruiting Info at Big 10 Schools

Question:My child is considering several of the Big Ten Universities and we live in metropolitan NY. One of the things I am interested in knowing about each school is whether companies based in NYC are recruiting from these universities. Are schools based in the Midwest, i.e. Indiana, Wisconsin on the radar for NYC companies, especially with so many fine institutions located here on the east coast? Are there any places to turn for this information?

You can usually get a lot of this information right from the Internet. For instance, if you go to the Indiana University Web site and then look under “Current Students" near the top of the page, you'll find a link to the “Career Services" on the left side of the page (See http://www.iub.edu/student/career.shtml). Once you click on that, you can read about general or school-specific career advising. For example, if you check out Kelley School of Business career advising (https://ucso.indiana.edu/cgi-bin/index.cfm ) you'll see more links, such as “Top Recruiting Companies" (http://kelley.iu.edu/UCSO/hiringCompanies/topRecruiting/page19659.html), with a number of NYC-based enterprises on the roster.


If you can't find similar lists at all the colleges that your child is considering—or you have additional questions--you can contact the career services office (or whatever department is similarly named) directly by phone or email. You can usually find the contact info on the Web sites without too much of a treasure hunt.

Happy hunting!

(posted 1/28/2011)

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Sally Rubenstone

Sally Rubenstone

Sally Rubenstone knows the competitive and often convoluted college admission process inside out: From the first time the topic of college comes up at the dinner table until the last duffel bag is unloaded on a dorm room floor. She is the co-author of Panicked Parents' Guide to College Admissions; The Transfer Student's Guide to Changing Colleges and The International Student's Guide to Going to College in America. Sally has appeared on NBC's Today program and has been quoted in countless publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Weekend, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, People and Seventeen. Sally has viewed the admissions world from many angles: As a Smith College admission counselor for 15 years, an independent college counselor serving students from a wide range of backgrounds and the author of College Confidential's "Ask the Dean" column. She also taught language arts, social studies, study skills and test preparation in 10 schools, including American international schools in London, Paris, Geneva, Athens and Tel Aviv. As senior advisor to College Confidential since 2002, Sally has helped hundreds of students and parents navigate the college admissions maze. In 2008, she co-founded College Karma, a private college consulting firm, with her College Confidential colleague Dave Berry, and she continues to serve as a College Confidential advisor. Sally and her husband, Chris Petrides, became first-time parents in 1997 at the ripe-old age of 45. So Sally was nearly an official senior citizen when her son Jack began the college selection process, and when she was finally able to practice what she had preached for more than three decades.

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