A new survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that nearly 90% of graduating college seniors said they are proficient in professionalism and work ethic, but only 43% of employers agreed. The disparity is apparent in a number of areas, including communication and leadership, which researchers say points to a need for more internships and work opportunities for students.
Students who major in education or law as undergraduates are more likely to be accepted into top-tier business schools than those pursuing marketing or health degrees, according to an analysis from the MBA Data Guru. Jeremy Shinewald, founder of mbaMission, says liberal arts majors often have a broad understanding of the world, from history to culture.
Women have made gains in some countries in areas of equality in the workforce in the past year, but disparities remain, according to The Economist's glass-ceiling index. The index is based on several factors, including business-school applications and educational attainment.
College students earning master's degrees in areas such as business, information technology or engineering were among the highest paid after graduation, according to a new American Enterprise Institute report. The study -- which analyzed data from Colorado, Texas and Florida -- also showed those with the lowest median incomes held master's in philosophy, art and early childhood education.
First-generation, low-income and Latino students were most likely to attend in-state schools and to say that affordability was the sole factor in their choice of a college, according to Eduventures' annual Survey of Admitted Students. The data showed that among those students attending private colleges, academic quality and reputation were their top concern when choosing a school.
Admissions officials at three Massachusetts colleges and universities, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, say high-school students applying to their schools who are disciplined for protesting gun violence will not be penalized. However, Stu Schmill, MIT's dean of admissions and student financial services, says students still must report the disciplinary action in admissions materials.
College and university IT leaders considering implementing multifactor authentication for campus networks should search for the most user-friendly system that will work across devices, says Notre Dame associate professor of IT Mike Chapple. IT leaders also should ensure campus users are notified of the changes and implement strategies to help users adjust.
University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business are the latest business schools to begin accepting the Executive Assessment for their executive MBA programs as an alternative to the GMAT exam. Learn more.
A study of Harvard Business School graduates found that over the past 40 years just 13% of black female Harvard MBAs reached the most senior executive ranks, compared with 40% of their non-black peers. Researchers also found that women made many lateral career moves to climb the ladder, and noted that many found there was little room for error in leadership roles.
Errol D'Souza, the new director of the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad, says he's focusing on more aggressive marketing to recruiters to connect students with jobs. Other priorities D'Souza outlines in this Q&A include hiring more faculty and expanding the school's global footprint.
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