EdTechPost http://edtechpost.com Only useful Education news: Universities, Colleges, Business schools, High schools. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:54:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.6 Advice for New MBA Graduates http://edtechpost.com/advice-for-new-mba-graduates/ http://edtechpost.com/advice-for-new-mba-graduates/#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:54:59 +0000 http://edtechpost.com/?p=4057

All over America, every year there is a fresh crop of new MBA graduates that go from their case studies and books back to their parent’s house, because they are unable to find a job that will pay their rent. Well, you don’t have to take this scenario as the only possibility, of course. Many […]

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All over America, every year there is a fresh crop of new MBA graduates that go from their case studies and books back to their parent’s house, because they are unable to find a job that will pay their rent.

Well, you don’t have to take this scenario as the only possibility, of course. Many young professionals do find ways to monetize their degree. However, you can’t expect organizations to seek you out and recognize your new enhanced value by offering an increased career challenge.

Here is what to do instead:

Keep your feet totally grounded in reality

The truth is that you don’t get a mantle of legitimacy and wisdom bestowed on you as you grab the diploma and shake hands. You are still a work in process, pretty much like everyone else.

Congratulate yourself for going through with it

Yet, it will benefit you to acknowledge your own intestinal fortitude which you needed to complete that degree, balancing studies with family responsibilities and working.

Discuss with your boss how the degree changes your development

Don’t expect a promotion right after your graduation, although nobody says it can’t happen. Just sit down with the boss and discuss how your new degree affects your professional development plan.

Look forward to further development

During grad school you did get the necessary management tools and practices, but nobody taught you how to apply them in real life – that could be the first use of your new diploma. And also, remember that your primary task now is to search for ways to enhance your value.

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The Ivy League Prejudice against Asian-American Applicants http://edtechpost.com/the-ivy-league-prejudice-against-asian-american-applicants/ http://edtechpost.com/the-ivy-league-prejudice-against-asian-american-applicants/#comments Sun, 23 Aug 2015 20:51:58 +0000 http://edtechpost.com/?p=4054

Unfortunately, certain groups of applicants to Ivy League universities get rejected on the grounds that are far from fair. For example, apparently, a competent Asian-American applicant is likely to receive rejection just because of his or her race. This particular group faces significant prejudice in the Ivy League application process. And as these schools are […]

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Unfortunately, certain groups of applicants to Ivy League universities get rejected on the grounds that are far from fair. For example, apparently, a competent Asian-American applicant is likely to receive rejection just because of his or her race. This particular group faces significant prejudice in the Ivy League application process. And as these schools are so competitive and they’re recognized all over the world, their admissions processes are not questions – but they should be.

The root of the issue

The most elite universities in the US practice what is called informally “holistic admissions.” They not only look at how a student scores in a test, but also analyze each applicant from multiple points of view, trying to grasp the full potential of the candidate. For instance, the institution may take into account the person’s background, extracurricular activities, special talents, sports achievements, etc.

Whereas this approach is probably more well-rounded than the traditional test-based one, unfortunately it also adds a touch of subjectivity to the whole choosing process. And that is where cultural and racial intolerance issues in the admissions stem from.

Hidden admission requirements

Every admissions professional has to give families, students and guidance counselors a list of what it takes to be admitted. Those are the objective expectations of a normal competitive applicant. However, what they never mention is that the successful candidate is almost always well-off and well-connected, and this rarely applies to Asian-American students.

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Top Business Schools for 2016 http://edtechpost.com/top-business-schools-for-2016/ http://edtechpost.com/top-business-schools-for-2016/#comments Mon, 17 Aug 2015 12:50:43 +0000 http://edtechpost.com/?p=4051

Students who are planning to pursue a business-related career have a number of school options, and finding just the right one can be a great challenge. Applicants who have exceptional academic profile and enough initiative often want to evaluate the strongest, most popular programs first. The following information can help you make your choice in […]

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Students who are planning to pursue a business-related career have a number of school options, and finding just the right one can be a great challenge. Applicants who have exceptional academic profile and enough initiative often want to evaluate the strongest, most popular programs first. The following information can help you make your choice in 2016. It is a projection of which business schools are most likely to be the best next year.

Top business schools of 2016

As each year draws to the close, experts feel compelled to make projections for the next. The biggest newspapers in the country start to release their annual rankings of the best schools, so that the future graduates make the right decisions regarding which university they want to go to.

The lists of best business schools in the US usually start with Massachusetts-based institutions of higher education. In 2016, Babson College will top the charts in the entrepreneurship field. As for Harvard University, it is estimated slip to the second spot in the list of the most prestigious American business schools. Stanford University is a close third, and the two remaining spots in the top-5 are taken by MIT Sloan and UC Berkeley.

Top-10

If the above-mentioned schools are too expensive or too selective for you, here are some more great options for promising graduates. University of Pennsylvania and University of Chicago have very strong business faculties. Northwestern University, University of Virginia and Columbia University could be great choices, too. All of these are in the top-10.

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Looking for Bargains in Education http://edtechpost.com/looking-for-bargains-in-education/ http://edtechpost.com/looking-for-bargains-in-education/#comments Mon, 10 Aug 2015 16:55:30 +0000 http://edtechpost.com/?p=4047

Here is a little-known, but 100% effective way to cut your bachelor’s degree cost: Choose a college instead of a research university You see, almost all colleges provide great discounts off their normal prices. When you look at research universities though, they are far less likely to provide families with a price break when their […]

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Here is a little-known, but 100% effective way to cut your bachelor’s degree cost:

Choose a college instead of a research university

You see, almost all colleges provide great discounts off their normal prices. When you look at research universities though, they are far less likely to provide families with a price break when their kid starts out the higher education. They are mainly focused on encouraging those who have finished their Bachelor’s to pursue research activity as a career.

Why most colleges give discounts

Despite the hyperbolic, ridiculous press coverage that kicks in every spring when the elite research universities release their really low acceptance rates with pride, college is an open buyer’s market in the vast majority of cases. Truth be told, most institutions are absolutely petrified of the prospect of not filling the freshmen slots. So, to prevent the possibly disastrous admission results, these schools must provide discounts.

What discount you can expect

And the price breaks are pretty significant, too. The average tuition discount can be about 53%, which is as high as it gets. Here’s how an ordinary discount works: if the amount you have to pay for tuition is stated as $40,000, for instance, the average student at that college pays only $18,800.

Why universities don’t give discounts

When it comes to research universities, though, they can always get away with no merit awards or very few of them and still fill all their freshmen slots each year. They have too many applicants as it is, so they are free to charge full price and attract high-income students who will be capable to keep paying throughout the whole study period of 4 years.

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Haas School of Business Will Be Attracting Students Unconventionally http://edtechpost.com/haas-school-of-business-will-be-attracting-students-unconventionally/ http://edtechpost.com/haas-school-of-business-will-be-attracting-students-unconventionally/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:26:50 +0000 http://edtechpost.com/?p=4043

Harvard Business School uses case studies as a really profitable business – this university managed to sell over 11 million cases only in the course of last year, according to the recently published annual report. This is the solid foundation of the school’s publishing company, Harvard Business Publishing, which helped it reach a whopping revenue […]

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Harvard Business School uses case studies as a really profitable business – this university managed to sell over 11 million cases only in the course of last year, according to the recently published annual report. This is the solid foundation of the school’s publishing company, Harvard Business Publishing, which helped it reach a whopping revenue of $180 million.

As for Haas School of Business, directly competing with Harvard Business School for top students, it still finds these kinds of case sales numbers absolutely beyond the realm of possibility. It launched a series of cases only last month, and it has little chance of netting the business school more than $1 million this year, according to the Dean. The case collection has been launched in partnership with the Harvard Business Publishing.

Haas is using cases for promotion rather than profits

For Haas, this launch is not really about the bottom line. What it helps to do is to build a clearer identity around some of the expertise areas that the school is great in developing. Haas says that its cases will give lessons for reaching business success by means of unconventional management strategies. Apparently, by spreading the cases around the school hopes to snag the brightest future MBAs in the area, or, better yet, in the whole country.

More on Haas’s case series

The series of cases includes stories about Netflix (NFLX), Zoosk and Genentech (DNA). It also has a case about how Maersk Group got over 1 million Facebook fans by investing less than $100,000 in their social media campaign.

Unconventional? Not really.

Unrealistic? We’re afraid so.

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