More MBA graduates are choosing tech jobs, and Silicon Valley is hiring

In technology, MBAs can have the best of all worlds

Conor Farese, a second-year MBA student in the San Francisco Bay Area, has a simple explanation for why he expects to bypass the finance industry for a career in technology.

“Tech is sexy,” Farese, a student at the University of California-Berkeley Haas School of Business, said in an interview. “You know all the companies, you see these apps on your phone. That’s a big piece of it.”

Luckily for him and many other MBAs, Silicon Valley is hiring. A new study by the Graduate Management Admission Council found that 89 per cent of tech companies expect to hire such graduates this year, compared with 76 per cent of finance and accounting firms. Demand is strongest among health care, technology, and energy companies — followed by financial firms.

“We hire MBA talent because we know that they have a degree of functional excellence and bring a diverse set of experiences and perspectives,” said Priya Priyadarshini, senior human-resources director at Microsoft Corp. “We find MBA students to be data-driven and passionate about technology and what it can do to better the world.”

Of all employers, 81 per cent plan to add MBAs this year, up from a 70 per cent hire rate last year, the study found. The biggest increase came from the smallest of firms, as 77 percent of startups said they are looking for MBAs, compared with the 2017 hire rate of 55 per cent.

Nearly 200,000 people attain MBAs each year in the US, making it the top graduate degree, according to a 2018 higher education report by the Department of Education. To be sure, the finance industry is still hiring. A spot check on nine large US schools that offer MBA programmes showed that about 25 per cent of 2017 graduates went into finance.

“In technology, MBAs can have the best of all worlds, with the flexibility to try roles in different parts of the business, from HR to finance to more technical departments,” Priyadarshini said. “The global nature of technology and the ability to solve problems at a global scale can also be a large draw to future talent.”

Farese, the MBA student, said that financial firms and consultants don’t seem to offer the corporate culture he’s seeking.

“The tech industry has a ton of really creative, young individuals who think about the world in different ways and those are the type of people I want to be surrounded by every day,” he said. “People want to work with other young people. People want to work in places where they can grow — MBAs especially want that.”

MBAs flock to tech because it is so embedded in the culture, said Regina Resnick, senior managing director at Columbia Business School’s Career Management Center.

“Five years ago, we had a sales and trading club, then it became the fintech club,” Resnick said. “We see technology at the intersection of all these other industries.

It’s almost like it would be a little bit hard to separate out that technology from pure-tech companies. Technology is impacting opportunities in every field.”

Article Source : BS

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JEE Main 2018: Admit Card Released. Steps To Download

The exam would be conducted in April 2018 on 8th, 15th and 16th.

The JEE Main 2018 Admit cards have been released on the official sites of JEE yesterday (12th March, Monday). All the aspiring candidates are required to log in to the site to download the same as soon as possible. The exam would be conducted in April 2018 on 8th, 15th and 16th.

How to Download the Admit card: Visit the official site. On the home page you would see the “Download Admit Card” link click on the same. On the new page, provide with your JEE Main Application number, Password and Security Pin given there in the box below. Hit the Login button to download your Card.

Note that after downloading the Card, make sure you check all details carefully in order to spot the spelling errors (if any) and other details like the category. The Card would have, Name of candidate, Paper appearing for, Date of Birth of candidate, Gender of candidate, Test Centre allotted with address, State Code of Eligibility of candidate and Category of candidates Everything should be in order as required by the JEE Main application form standard. However, if you spot any error or discrepancy, shoot an email to jeemain@nic.in with a copy of the JEE Main acknowledgement form, Admit card and the details of the errors.

JEE Main 2018: Highlights of Examination
The JEE Main examination is going to be conducted at the centers in 258 cities on 8th April and on 15th and 16th April. Written exam would be conducted on 8th and the computer based exam on the latter dates. Candidates are advised to reach the venue at least 2½ hours before the examination so as to complete the frisking and registration formalities well before the time. Registration desk will be closed five minutes prior to the examination.

Keep in mind the JEE (Main) secretariat/CBSE is only an examination conducting body. After declaration of result the data is handed over to the SEAT ALLOCATION BOARD or the concerned state government/institute for Seat Allocation Process and admission procedure. The JEE (Main) Secretariat/CBSE does not collect the information regarding total number of seats available in the institutions and reservation criteria followed by the institutions.

Every year over 10 lakh candidates take up the entrance exam being the gateway to admissions at the prestigious NITs (National Institutes of Technology), CFTIS (Centrally Funded Technical Institute), IIITs (Indian Institutes of Information Technology) as well as a screening test for the JEE Advanced that will lead to admissions at the IITs.

JEE Main 2018: Examination Results
Note that the final results will be on 30th April (Monday). This score shall encompass the actual marks obtained in Paper-I of JEE (Main) – 2018 along with the status of those who qualify for appearing in JEE (Advanced) – 2018 provided and subject to other conditions of eligibility being met. The rank shall comprise All India rank and All India category rank. No score/rank card will be dispatched to the candidates and the candidates are advised to download their score/rank cards from the JEE (Main) http://websitehttp://jeemain.nic.in only.

About JEE:
Introduced in the year 2002, the Joint Entrance Examination – Main (JEE-Main), previously All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE), is an examination organized by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The examination serves as a gate to the admission to various undergraduate engineering and architecture courses in institutes that accept the AIEEE score, mainly National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs).

UGC NET 2017: CBSE Declares Results. Simple Steps To Download

The UGC NET 2017 results have officially been announced by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on January 2, 2018 (Tuesday).

The UGC NET 2017 results have officially been announced by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on January 2, 2018 (Tuesday). The exam included General Awareness attempted by all the candidates and paper-II and III conducted out of 84 subjects chosen by the candidates. The National Eligibility Test (NET) 2017 was conducted on November 5, 2017 (Sunday). The University Grants Commission (UGC) had officially announced the detailed notification for the Test for Assistant Professorship or a Junior Research Fellowship. The CBSE had released the Admit Card for the Test to be downloaded from the official website (http://cbsenet.nic.in) along with the Image correction option till the date of the examination – November 5, 2017 (Sunday).

How To Check Results: On the Home Page of the official website of the UGC NET exam (http://cbsenet.nic.in), click on the notification for the results. Then provide your Roll Number and other required details for the same. Hit the Enter button and the results will be featured on the screen. Best to take out the print out of the same.

Facts & Figures: This year about 9.30 lakh candidates had registered for the exam which was organized in 91 cities at the exam centers amounting to 1700. It included 4, 09,439 male candidates and 5, 19,557 female candidates. It is also to be noted that three transgender candidates had also registered for the UGC NET exam.

About NET UGC 2017 Examination Details
UGC NET 2017 consisted of 3 papers (Paper I, Paper II and Paper III). Candidates had to attempt the 3 papers in three different sessions. Time duration for Paper I and Paper II was 1.25 hours each and for that of third paper was2.5 hours. All three papers consisted of objective type questions. The first paper was of 100 marks, had 50 questions all of which were compulsory. Similarly second paper too was of 100 marks, had 50 questions all of which were compulsory. The third paper was of 150 marks, had 75 compulsory questions.

About NET:
The National Eligibility Test (NET) is an exam to determine the eligibility for college and university level lectureship and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for Indian nationals. (more)

UPSC 2017-18: Vacancy For Assistant Professor (Technical). Steps To Apply

Candidates willing to take up the post can apply for the same till 28th December, 2017 (Thursday).

Business Standard : The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is inviting applications for the post of Assistant Professor (Technical) (ECE) who will be working in Training and Technical Education Department of Ambedkar Institute of Advanced Communication Technologies and Research under Government of NCT of Delhi. Candidates willing to take up the post can apply for the same till 28th December, 2017 (Thursday). The number of vacancy is 7 reserved for UR (4), OBC (0), SC (2) and ST (1). The qualified candidate would be paid Rs. 15600-39100 (PB-3) plus Rs. 6,000/-(Academic Grade Pay) (Total emoluments excluding T.A. and HRA at the time of initial appointment will be Rs. 44200 /-p.m. approximately). So far the job location is concerned; the candidate would be posted at Department of Training Technical Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi. New Delhi. The post carries probation of one year.

Eligibility Parameters:

Age: Not exceeding 35 years as on normal closing date. Not exceeding 40 years for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates as on normal closing date in respect of the vacancies reserved for them. Relaxable for regularly appointed Central/U.T. Government Servant up to Five years as per instructions/orders issued by Govt. of India from time to time..

Educational Qualification: Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Technology and Master of Engineering/Master of Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering with First Class or equivalent either in Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Technology or Master of Engineering/Master of Technology from a recognized University.

Specialization in M.E./M.Tech for the post:

  • Communication Engineering/Digital Communication/Electronics and Communication
  • Signal Processing/Image Processing/Digital Signal Processing
  • Microwave Engineering/Radar and Communication/RF and Microwave
  • Microelectronics/VLSI/Embedded Systems/Electronics Engineering

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching, research/consultancy projects guidance to UG/PG students.
  • Developing and upgrading Laboratories as per latest technology, represent institute in technical meets.
  • Performing work related to the affiliating Universities
  • Assisting the principal in academic co-curricular activities and other allied duties

How to Apply:

  • Visit the official online portal of UPSC here.
  • Search for the New Registration and click on the same. (Direct link here)
  • Fill in the required details and you will get your Registration ID and password. (more)

Ambedkar Institute To Hire Asst. Professor Through UPSC

Candidates willing to take up the post can apply for the same till 28th December, 2017 (Thursday).

Business Standard : The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is inviting applications for the post of Assistant Professor (Technical) (Computer Science and Engineering) who will be working in Training and Technical Education Department of Ambedkar Institute of Advanced Communication Technologies and Research under Government of NCT of Delhi. Candidates willing to take up the post can apply for the same till 28th December, 2017 (Thursday). The number of vacancy is 3 reserved for UR (3), OBC (0), SC (0) and ST (0). The qualified candidate would be paid Rs. 15600-39100 ( PB-3) plus Rs. 6,000/-(Academic Grade Pay) (Total emoluments excluding T.A. and HRA at the time of initial appointment will be Rs. 44200 /-p.m. approximately) So far the job location is concerned; the candidate would be posted at Department of Training Technical Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi. New Delhi. The post carries probation of one year.

Eligibility Parameters:

Age: Not exceeding 35 years as on normal closing date. Not exceeding 40 years for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates as on normal closing date in respect of the vacancies reserved for them. Relaxable for regularly appointed Central/U.T. Government Servant up to Five years as per instructions/orders issued by Govt. of India from time to time.

Educational Qualification: Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Technology and Master of Engineering/Master of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering with First Class or equivalent either in Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Technology or Master of Engineering/Master of Technology from a recognized University. Keep in mind as per official notification, If a Class/division is not awarded, minimum of 60% marks in aggregate shall be considered equivalent to first class/division. If a Grade Point system is adopted the Cumulative Grade Point Average will be converted into equivalent marks as below-

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching, research/consultancy projects and guidance to UG/PG students
  • Developing and upgrading Laboratories as per latest technology, represent institute in technical meets
  • Performing work related to the affiliating Universities
  • Assisting the principal in academic and co-curricular activities and other allied duties

How to Apply:

  • Visit the official online portal of UPSC here.
  • Search for the New Registration and click on the same. (Direct link here)
  • Fill in the required details and you will get your Registration ID and password.
  • Go back to the Existing Vacancies Page and search for the post ‘Assistant Professor (Technical) (Computer Science and Engineering)’ (Vacancy no. 17122307509) with Apply Now button. Hit the button. (more)

Bank of Baroda to recruit 427 specialist officers

Candidates can apply at Bank of Baroda, India’s International Bank. Last date to apply is December 2017.

Bank of Baroda (BoB) recently invited applications from candidates for specialist officer recruitment at Baroda Corporate Centre, Mumbai. A total of 427 posts available, and the last date to apply and pay the examination fees is December 5, 2017. Candidates are required to apply online through website www.bankofbaroda.co.in. No other means/mode of application will be accepted.

According to the official notification, candidate can apply for only one post. Selected candidates will be on a probation period of 12 months. Here is a list of the posts available:

Eligibility criteria

Candidate interested in head – credit risk (corporate credit) or head – enterprise and operational risk management post must be graduate from a recognized university. He/she must possess Financial Risk Manager (FRM) from Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), or Professional Risk Manager (PRM) from Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA), or be a post graduate in statistics/ applied statistics/ economics from a reputed Institute/ Government recognized Institute, or have completed two-years full time, MBA or PG Diploma, with specialization in banking and finance.

Dealers/ traders treasury candidates should have graduation certificate or equivalent from a recognized university/Institute. Minimum 3 years post-qualification experience of trading in forex and debt markets in banks//mutual fund / investment banking. experience in treasury function of bank will be preferable.

For the head – credit risk post, a minimum 10 years of experience of working in credit domain in a banking / financial institution, out of which minimum 5 years in development and maintenance of corporate credit risk model and related analytics is a must. Candidates interested in the enterprise and operational risk management post should have a minimum 10 years of experience of working in a commercial Bank out of which minimum 4 years in operational risk / enterprise risk domain. (more)

Telangana State Recruitment For 277 Posts. Steps To Apply.

The (TSPSC) has come up with an update regarding the recruitment of Assistant Executive Engineers. It has been notified that there are 277 posts for recruitments of Zone 5 and 6 of the State.

Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) has come up with an update regarding the TSPSC recruitment of Assistant Executive Engineers. It has been notified that there are 277 posts for recruitments of Zone 5 and 6 of the State. It is compulsory for every eligible candidate to first register their basic information through One Time online Registration system and then should apply online for this recruitment of this post. Examination Centres include Hyderabad, Nizamabad, Warangal, Khammam and Karimnagar.

Important Dates:

Starting date for on-line registration of application – 24-11-2017
Closing date of registration of application – 16-12-2017
Last date for printing your Hall Ticket – 7 Days before Exam begins

Eligibility Parameters: The eligible candidates must notice that the Commission can conduct the examination as Computer based Recruitment Test (CBRT) or by means of an offline OMR based examination.

Also Read : ASI Invites Applications For Assistant Anthropologist Through UPSC

Age: As on 1.07.2017, the candidate must be between 18-44 years. He/She must be born between 2/11/1992 and 1/11/1999. (Candidates born earlier or later to these dates will not be eligible for the exam.) Also, there is relaxation in upper age for certain categories.

Education: The candidate must be a graduate in Civil Engineering from the any recognized University of State or an institution recognized by the University Grants Commission.

Payment of Assistant Executive Engineer: Those who will be selected as the Assistant Executive Engineer can expect the payment to be INR 37100-91450 (RPS 2015)
(Source TSPSC)

How to Apply:

  • Every candidate has to apply online on the TSPSC’s official website www.tspsc.gov.in
  • First, they have to click on the One Time Registration link if it’s their first time of registration and those who are registered member can use their previous login details.
  • Follow the instructions carefully and fill out the forms with all the required information.
  • You will have to submit the necessary documents before the payment to complete the procedure.
  • Carefully check the details before paying the fee online.
  • Save the downloaded form for any future reference. (more)