Category | Grad School

B-Schools Seek Boost By Targeting Women

Posted on 14 October 2009

Fear of math and muggers. That, in a nutshell, is what Don Martin sees as his biggest obstacle to attracting more women to the M.B.A. program at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business, where he is associate dean for enrollment management. With women accounting for only a quarter of full-time enrollment, Chicago lags [...]

What to Expect in A Grad School Interview

Posted on 13 October 2009

While searching for the right business school, Barbara Rossmiller interviewed with a student member of the admissions committee at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Durham, N.C. Admissions interviews are recommended but not required at Fuqua. But Rossmiller’s experience was so positive that she decided to focus on studying at the respected b-school. She’s [...]

Graduate School Letters of Recommendation – Recommendation Letter

Posted on 13 June 2009

Letters of recommendation are essential to your success. Most graduate programs–and many job opportunities–require letters of recommendation. Think it’s easy to get them? Don’t underestimate their importance. Even though your transcripts, test scores, and personal pleas are vital to getting into the top school or company, a glowing letter of recommendation can make up for [...]

Tech Education Opens Career Doors for Working Adults

Posted on 08 March 2009

For people without a bachelor’s or advanced degree, the idea of competing for jobs against those with “BA,” “BS,” or the dreaded “MBA” behind their names, is not appealing. However, with technological advances in nearly every business and industry, new needs have emerged, giving people without degrees the opportunity to build a career with vocational [...]

Timing is Everything

Posted on 27 August 2008

The phrase “a year off” passes through the lips of almost every graduate considering grad school, at one point or another. What’s the right choice for you? There is a fog that generally hangs over many a recent grad, resulting from the need to take that first real step after 16+ years of preparative schooling. [...]

Should You Go To Graduate School

Posted on 24 August 2008

Here are a few things to think about: Can you afford the price tag without going into too much debt? If finances dictate prolonged part-time or night-class enrollment, have you the patience and stamina to follow through? Will the possible increase in future salary garnered through an advanced degree offset the costs incurred? Does any [...]

The Law School Admissions Game

Posted on 23 August 2008

After creating pro-and-con lists, consulting counselors, and engaging in some serious soul-searching, you’ve finally decided that legal academe is the next step on your career path. You know that a law school education teaches students how to acquire and analyze information, solve problems, and effectively articulate ideas. But did you know that in this time [...]


Taking the Test for Grad School

Posted on 22 August 2008

No matter which grad school test you plan on taking, you can always use a leg up. Here’s a list of practical tips to increase mental acuity while keeping unwanted stress to a minumum. Test Day Tips Leave early, leaving yourself plenty of time. Read something to warm up your brain; you don’t want the [...]