- MBA Reception Etiquette- Business schools are beginning to come to campuses, and the blog Night Owl’s Revenge looks at how you can make sure you are not “that guy/girl” that gets remembered from an information session for the wrong reasons. There is certain etiquette that should be followed at these sessions. While coming on time and dressing nicely are obvious guidelines, making sure you do not sound like a know-it-all or only speak to the highest-ranked member of the admissions committee are important tips too!
- Choosing an MBA Over the NFL- Yahoo Sports reports that Jason Wright, who spent seven seasons in the NFL, recently chose business school over a new NFL contract. Wright rejected a contract with the Arizona Cardinals, which would have paid him $1 million a season, to pursue a full scholarship to Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
- Johns Hopkins’ First MBA Graduates Enter the Job Market- BusinessWeek looks at how Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School successfully filled its corporate advisory board with representatives from prestigious companies, which then offered Carey students job and internship opportunities. 25% of the first class finished summer internships in the heath care industry. While the school was also successful in securing jobs for students in the tech industry, health-related fields seem to be Carey’s niche.
- Asian MBA On the Rise- Forbes reports that although 57% of applicants to US MBA programs are from Asia Pacific, students may now opt to go to business school in Shanghai, Hyderabad or Singapore. While these schools need to work on brand recognition, attracting top faculty, and developing strong alumni networks with equally strong fundraising capabilities, eight Asian programs made it onto the top 100 business school rankings in the Financial Times. The high price of tuition at MBA programs in the US also makes Asia a more affordable option. To compete many western business schools are considering Asian satellite campuses.
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