Nearly 400 Carey Business School students turned out to meet some of the region’s top employers at the Carey Business School’s Fifth Annual Career Fair on March 29. Thirty-three employers, including Morgan Stanley, Laureate Education, the National Security Agency, MGM Resorts, and the U.S. Social Security Administration participated in the event.
“We are finding that the students are very engaged and every inquisitive, which is a good thing. Hopefully, we’ll find opportunities to match some of them with the positions we have open,” said Bob Crosby, manager of the Asset Records Management Department at BGE, a Baltimore-based subsidiary of Exelon. Crosby is also a 2000 MBA graduate of Johns Hopkins. “We have a lot of open positions that fit business graduates, and we have a lot of intern opportunities.”
Highmark Health, a national health and wellness organization based in Pittsburgh, has been a frequent participant of the Carey Career Fair. Highmark is among the largest integrated delivery and financing systems in America. Since 2016, Highmark has recruited students 18 graduates from Carey’s Global MBA and MS in Health Care Management programs.
“The caliber of the students is always impressive—very polished, very interesting backgrounds, and diverse,” said Ayla Skinner, University Relations Program Manager for Highmark Health “They tend to really thrive in our organization, primarily in our consulting roles where we typically see the majority of Johns Hopkins graduated funnel into.”
According to Skinner, Highmark is recruiting candidates for its new Leadership Acceleration Program. “Johns Hopkins was actually the first university we thought of for this because their students have done so well in our leadership programs.”
Aditya Nair, a 2020 GMBA candidate attended the Career Fair looking for both internships and employment opportunities. “I’ve been meeting with employers, talking to people, trying to network, and get out there as much as I can. I think this is a great forum for that,” said Nair, who plans to focus his studies in finance and health care management.
In 2018, over 90 percent of GMBA graduates accepted offers for full-time employment three months after graduating. The starting mean salary for GMBA graduates increased more than 14 percent over the previous year to $86,811.
The annual Carey Business School Career Fair was organized by Carey’s Career Development Office, which provides career coaching, industry programming, and employer-facing opportunities for full-time and part-time students. Last year, they held 250 career events attended by more than 3,800 students.