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4/20/2018

MBA applicants accepted by a school but are waiting to hear from other schools can ask for a delay in accepting admission, writes MBA admissions consultant Stacy Blackman. However, applicants may want to go ahead and pay the admissions deposit to reserve their space should they decide to accept, she counsels in this blog post.

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4/20/2018

Recent college graduates need to find ways to translate their academic experience into skills employers are seeking, says Emily Seamone, a career adviser at the City University of New York Graduate Center. They should find ways to tell stories about overcoming adversity and explain how subjects studied have promoted problem-solving and communication skills, Seamone advises.

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FastCoDesign
4/20/2018

An analysis shows that the median net wealth of college graduates between the ages of 25 and 34 who carry student debt was negative $1,900 in 2016, down by $9,000 since 2013. The data also showed that graduates in that age group had amassed only half the wealth their parents had accumulated at their age.

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MarketWatch
4/20/2018

An analysis of eight institutions where infractions caused the men's basketball teams to be banned from postseason play from 2000 to 2013 found that the scandals resulted in an average enrollment drop of 14% among men admitted to the school and a 13% decline in female admittance two years before the ban was enacted. Researchers say athletics serve as "the front porch" for a university and can have wide-ranging effects on admissions.

4/20/2018

The University of Maryland will use a $21.25 million gift from Barry Gossett and his wife Mary to establish a new center in their name designed to help student-athletes. in 2007, Gossett, vice chairman of the Board of Regents for the University System of Maryland System, and his wife donated $10 million to help build a football "team house."

4/20/2018

Before quitting your job, ask yourself if it's possible to change the things you don't like about your job, or if there may be opportunities outside the office, writes career coach Caroline Ceniza-Levine. "Your day-to-day work isn't the only way to find challenge and growth," she writes.

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Forbes
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4/20/2018

Learn how Brandeis International Business School (IBS) incorporates scholarships and other forms of aid into its conversations with students throughout their search process. Read more at GMAC Advisor.

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blog.gmac.com
4/20/2018

GMAC, the American Council on Education, and 31 other education associations filed an amicus brief with the US Supreme Court in the case examining President Donald Trump's third travel ban. For more information, visit GMAC's Immigration and Visa Policy Updates.

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gmac.com
4/20/2018

More than 71% of business schools surveyed by the MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance say recruiting of their full-time MBA graduates by the technology and consulting industry increased in 2017, up from 53% who reported increases in 2016. The schools also report increased recruiting in areas such as health care, real estate and financial services, the data show.

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Poets & Quants
4/20/2018

At least nine Indian Institute of Management schools are set to increase or have increased their fees from between 5% to 17% for the 2018-20 class. The increases come amid rising costs and boosts in faculty pay, officials say.