Fall Recruiting Moves into Summer

With an eye on the softening job market, some B-schools are staging career events earlier in the calendar
A job hunter looks for work during a campus employment fair KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images

Clutching freshly printed business cards, a group of incoming Johnson School at Cornell University MBA students nibbled on cheese and crackers while mingling with recruiters at the New York offices of Deloitte Consulting last week. The scene was typical of an MBA career event, but the timing was not. It was early June, and students who hadn't even set foot on the Ithaca (N.Y.) campus were already worrying about securing an internship for the following summer.

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