06 Apr 2010
Harvard Business School Career & Professional Development Receives IBM Excellence In Career Services Award
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BOSTON — The Harvard Business School MBA Career & Professional Development Office has received the 2009 IBM Excellence in Career Services Award.

According to Laura Sewell, IBM's Manager of U.S. University Recruitment & Internship Programs, "This award was created to recognize academic career centers that provide outstanding commitment and partnerships to IBM recruiters. Harvard Business School is an informed and innovative recruiting partner."

Jana Kierstead, Managing Director of MBA Career & Professional Development at Harvard Business School, expressed deep appreciation for the award, "Our team is honored to receive this recognition for our recruiting partnership with IBM. Laura and her IBM colleagues have been outstanding partners-they have worked closely with our office to strengthen their recruiting presence at HBS and offer valuable career opportunities to our students."

"We work with recruiters from hundreds of companies across all industries in order to offer our students the widest possible array of options as they pursue their career goals," Kierstead continued. "Our objective is to develop deep, mutually beneficial relationships with each of our recruiting partners. This IBM award recognizes that we are on the right path as we continue to expand our global recruiting relationships."

The Harvard Business School MBA Career & Professional Development (CPD) Office consists of more than 20 full-time professionals and 34 career coaches who manage a broad portfolio of career development and recruitment programs for HBS students and maintain strong recruiting relationships with hundreds of global companies. CPD works with MBAs from the moment they step on the HBS campus to help them pursue a vision for a unique and meaningful career path. Formerly called HBS Career Services, in 2009, the office was renamed MBA Career & Professional Development to more aptly describe its expanded scope.

About Harvard Business School

Founded in 1908 as part of Harvard University, Harvard Business School is located on a 40-acre campus in Boston. Its faculty of more than 200 offers full-time​ programs leading to the MBA and doctoral degrees, as well as more than 80 open enrollment Executive Education programs and more than 60 custom programs. For more than a century, HBS faculty have drawn on their research, their experience in working with organizations worldwide, and their passion for teaching to educate leaders who have shaped the practice of business and entrepreneurship around the globe.​​​​