Bigbty percent of last year's Business School graduates have already entrenched themselves in jobs, the Business School Placement Office announced yesterday.
Actually only one third of the former students who now have jobs got them through the Business School's staff, S. Leonard Kent, director of the placement Office reported.
The remaining two thirds found positions through family, personal connections, or pure canvassing of possibilities. This last was the most used means of getting a job.
Contrary to popular opinion, Kent noted, the Business School Placement Office contacts relatively few firms itself. It saw representatives of 215 companies last years and expects to deal with about the same number this year. Several of these 215 are big outfits such as Proctor and Gamble or Ford which habitually send personnel men to the country's business institutions. Many more, there are special contacts of the Business School.
Unbridied Faith in Catapults
Most of the initial jobs Business School graduates get are of an apparent nature, Kent pointed out. Often the are merely positions in more specially training programs. Unbridled faith the Business School's power to catapult its men into executive posts upon graduation is another misconception all too among undergraduates, Kent said.