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Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business Announces Semi-Finalists in Inaugural Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

georgetown mcdonough editedEntrepreneurship has certainly become a buzz word at business schools, but “rural entrepreneurship” is a term you don’t hear quite as often. Unless you’re at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where rural entrepreneurship is currently front and center.

McDonough yesterday hosted the National Summit on Rural Entrepreneurship, which included the announcement of 10 national semi-finalists in the first-ever Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge. The challenge – a joint venture between the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), McDonough’s Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) and the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative’s Startup Hoyas – is an opportunity for individuals to showcase innovation taking place in rural regions of the United States.   Continue reading…

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Yale School of Management to Host Online Career Panels for Prospective Applicants

yalesomThe Yale School of Management (SOM) admissions team will kick off a new series of online events later this month designed to showcase for prospective applicants the many MBA career paths the school’s students choose to follow. The live events will each focus on a different industry and will feature relationship managers from the Career Development Office joined by current SOM students. Continue reading…

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Reaching Out to Host LGBT MBA Conference Next Week in San Francisco

reaching outNonprofit organization Reaching Out will host a conference for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) business school students and prospective applicants next week in San Francisco. The Reaching Out LGBT MBA Conference expects to draw more than 1,400 students, business leaders and recruiters for three days of events, including a full afternoon of programming for prospective LGBT MBA applicants. This year’s conference will take place from October 2nd through 4th.

Now in its 16th year, the Reaching Out MBA Conference was established to provides future lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender leaders from around the world the opportunity to network, learn and improve their skills and advance in the business world. From its beginnings in 1999 as a student-run conference organized by students at Harvard Business School and Yale School of Management, Reaching Out has grown into a year-round operating organization “dedicated to educating, inspiring and connecting business students to impact change in the classroom and workplace.” Continue reading…

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MIT Sloan School of Management to Host Diversity Weekend for Prospectives

mit sloanProspective MBA applicants from diverse backgrounds are invited to take part in an upcoming Diversity Weekend at the MIT Sloan School of Management. On October 2nd and 3rd, MIT Sloan will host a range of interactive sessions designed to help prospective MBA students get to know the MIT Sloan community by interacting with current students and getting a glimpse of the school’s experiential learning curriculum in action.

MIT Sloan’s Diversity Weekend events begin on Thursday night, October 2nd, with a welcome reception. Following the reception, Diversity Weekend participants are also invited to take part in the school’s weekly C-Function. These informal, after-hours celebrations, organized by MIT Sloan students, are held each Thursday evening and open to the entire graduate community, faculty and staff. Continue reading…

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UVA’s Darden School of Business Takes Its Case Method on the Road

300px-Darden_School_UVaThe University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business prides itself on its distinctive case method style of teaching – and it wants those who are considering applying to have a chance to experience it firsthand. So it’s hosting an event tomorrow in Philadelphia where prospective applicants will get to do just.

Darden Admissions Dean Sara Neher will kick off the evening with a mini case discussion. (In addition to leading admissions, Neher is also a member of the Darden teaching faculty.) There’s no need to prepare in advance – just show up to take part in a lively discussion based on a short case written by a member of the Darden faculty. What better way to gauge whether Darden’s focus on the case method and experiential learning is right for you?

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Haas School of Business Dean’s Series Speaker Brings Innovative Leaders to Campus

Haas 2The Dean’s Speaker Series kicked off last week at the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, featuring Jamba Juice CEO James D. White discussing how he led the company through a turnaround to emerge as the nation’s largest fresh juice and smoothie retailer.

White talked about how he led transformational change – which in his case meant shifting the business model to include more franchises than company-owned stores. Through innovative leadership, he took a company that when he joined in 2008 was facing management and profitability challenges and helped it navigate the recession and come out the other side bigger and stronger than ever. Today, Jamba Juice has 854 stores globally, 551 of which are franchises. Within the next five years, it hopes to add 500 new stores nationwide. Continue reading…

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UPenn’s Wharton School Puts Faculty on the Road to Meet with Prospective Applicants

whartonThe University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School has planned a series of upcoming admissions events that will allow prospective applicants to “Experience Wharton” by hearing directly from some of the school’s top faculty. These Experience Wharton events are scheduled throughout September in several major U.S. cities.

The first event, taking place today in San Francisco, will feature Wharton Professor Karl Ulrich offering a presentation on entrepreneurial success. Ulrich, who serves as Wharton’s vice dean of innovation, is a professor of entrepreneurship, e-commerce and mechanical engineering. His research is focused on innovation, entrepreneurship and product development.   Continue reading…

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The Economist Announces Fall 2014 Which MBA? Online Fair Dates

The Economist Announces Fall 2014 Which MBA? Online Fair Dates

If you could ask a business school admissions officer any question about the MBA process, what would it be?  It’s not too late to sign up for The Economist’s Which MBA? Online Fair on September 10, 11 and 13.  Prospective MBA candidates are invited to interact with admissions officers one-on-one or in group chat rooms, join live webinars and download school information.  Previous business school exhibitors have included Babson, Darden, Cornell Johnson and more.  When you register for The Economist’s free Online MBA Fair, you will be entered for your chance to win a $5,000 scholarship to a participating business school.  Registration is free, but space is limited- reserve your spot today!

Sign up now for your chance to win a free iPad when you visit 5 or more school booths on September 10, 11 and 13.


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Columbia Business School Hosts Spotlight On: Women Event

Columbia-150x134The Columbia Business School (CBS) admissions office is teaming up with Columbia Women in Business to host an event for prospective female MBA applicants.

The annual event, called Spotlight On: Women, provides information and networking opportunities for women who want to learn more about the admissions process at CBS, as well as what it’s like to be a student there.

The event will take place on September 12th from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Uris Hall, Room 301. It will include student and alumnae panels discussing community life at CBS as well as detailed application advice, including guidance designed especially for early decision applicants. The event will also provide prospective applicants with the opportunity to network informally with current students, alumnae and admissions officers.

Register now for Spotlight On: Women at Columbia Business School.

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Forté Foundation Prepares to Launch 12-City 2014 Forum Series

forte foundation logoAs part of the 2014 Forté Forum, which launches next week, women considering business school will have an opportunity to hear from professional women across a range of industries and career stages about how the MBA degree has helped them succeed.

The Forté Foundation, a nonprofit consortium of leading companies and business schools devoted to increasing opportunities for women in business, will host the first of 13 events across 12 cities next week in Boston, on Monday, August 18th. Additional forum events will be held later in the week in Washington, DC, Atlanta and Miami. The remaining 2014 Forum events are scheduled in late August, September and October in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, New York, Toronto and London. Continue reading…

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MIT Sloan to Host Women’s Week, August 4th – 7th

SWIMThe MIT Sloan School of Management is gearing up for a week filled with events designed to increase awareness about the school among women who are considering a graduate management degree. MIT Sloan Women’s Week, which will take place from August 4th through 7th, will include a webinar open to prospective applicants anywhere in the world, as well as three alumnae panels in cities around the country.

“There are so many opportunities for women to contribute while they are here on campus as well as after they graduate and become part of our alumni network,” Sloan Admissions Director Dawna Levenson said as part of an article about the week’s events. “MIT Sloan women are making an impact in the world, and these panels will showcase just that,” she added. Continue reading…

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