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Business School Students Accept ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Pass It On

oprah ice bucketWith the likes of Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey and former President George W. Bush pouring buckets of ice over their heads in support of ALS awareness, surely top business schools are getting in on the action as well, right?

At Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, it began with one section (Section 4) challenging another (Section 5). That section upped the ante, challenging the entire rest of the class, as well as all of Fuqua’s MMS Cross Continent students. So on August 13th, Team Fuqua did the #ALSIceBucketChallenge as one. Continue reading…

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Student-Run Program at Tuck School of Business Makes Getting to Wall Street Easier

tuckA new student-run program at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business seeks to help incoming students from underrepresented groups who are interested in financial services by providing career mentorship and preparation beginning even before they arrive on campus.

Called Wall Street Edge (WSE), the program was the brainchild of a recent graduate who himself received invaluable support from across Tuck that helped him meet his goal of working on Wall Street.

“Paying it forward like that is ingrained in the Tuck psyche,” Deirdre C. O’Donnell, associate director for Tuck’s Career Development Office and the WSE adviser, said in an article about the new program on the Tuck website. “It is invaluable for students to explore their options before getting to school, when there will no longer be enough hours in the day.” 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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Cambridge’s Judge Business School Extends Lifelong Learning to EMBA Grads

cambridge judgeThe Judge Business School at Cambridge University this summer becomes the latest in a growing list of business schools that are offering lifelong learning opportunities to some of its graduates. Judge recently announced that alumni of its Executive MBA (EMBA) program will now be eligible to return to campus to take free one elective per year.

According to a report in PoetsandQuants, the offer, which had been available previously on an informal basis, is expected to attract roughly a third of the Judge EMBA program’s grads back to campus this fall. Continue reading…

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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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Student-Led Program at UPenn’s Wharton School Focuses on Introspection

whartonTen students at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School have helped create a program designed to help encourage MBAs to make time amid their studies to examine what they value in their personal and professional lives.

Called “Purpose, Passion and Principles” – or the P3 program for short – the student-led initiative debuted last fall after roughly a year of development. Participants take part in nine small-group discussions held once a week, in which one student serves as a facilitator. The student facilitator directs the conversation and helps create a safe environment in which students explore topics ranging from reflections on meaningful past life experiences to what success means to them to visions of their ideal future lives. Continue reading…

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Cambridge Judge Business School Staff Obtain Social Media Driving Licenses

Gates_Judge_Business_School_Cambridge_England_-_IMG_0706Staff at the Cambridge Judge Business School recently completed an innovative course designed to educate them in all aspects of social media. Thirty participants now have Social Media Driving Licenses demonstrating their proficiency, the school announced.

The inaugural Social Media Driving License (SMDL) course took place over eight consecutive weeks between May and July 2014. Thirty participating staff members took part in a combination of classroom and online exercises providing a comprehensive introduction to social media, including its professional application, value, scope and limits. Continue reading…

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Yale Entrepreneurial Institute Hosts Demo Day for Student Entrepreneurs

yalesomEntrepreneurs developing startup ventures got to pitch their ideas as part of the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute (YEI) Demo Day late last month, part of a host of events and programming supporting entrepreneurial studies at the Yale School of Management.

At Demo Day, YEI’s managing director Jim Boyle noted that the YEI Fellowship Program – a 10-week summer program that provides funding and support to startup teams from across the university to develop their ventures – has grown dramatically since it launched in 2007. Teams raised $600,000 to fund their ventures in the program’s first year, compared to $104 million raised by fellows in 2014. Continue reading…

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MBA Recruiting Now Starts Before Classes at Many Top Business Schools

First-year students at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business are gathering this week in San Francisco for a tour of area tech firms, UVA’s Darden School is conducting “career kickoff” meetings with two-thirds of its incoming first-year class and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business has added four days of career services programming to its orientation—and this is all taking place before those MBA students attend a single class.

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal highlights these instances as evidence of several shifts in business education, including that recruiters are eager to meet with future talent earlier than ever before, MBA students have a growing interest in tech careers and traditional on-campus MBA recruiting is no longer sufficient. Continue reading…

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The Economist Group Launches $25,000 MBA Scholarship Contest

econonmist_gmat tutorThe Economist Group’s business education division, Which MBA?, yesterday launched its second Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship Contest, which will award a $25,000 scholarship to the prospective MBA or EMBA student who scores highest on a simulated GMAT exam.

The first Brightest Minds MBA scholarship ran earlier this year, drawing more than 4,500 entrants, The Economist Group reports. The winner, Rishabh P. from India, is currently applying to several business schools, with plans to begin an MBA program in fall 2015. Continue reading…

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