BW Undergrad Business School Rankings 2007

  • USC (Marshall)
  • Lehigh University
  • University of Texas at Austin (McCombs)
  • Villanova University
  • Cornell University
  • Wake Forest University (Calloway)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
  • University of Virginia (McIntire)
  • UNC at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)
    1. University of Michigan (Ross)
    2. UC Berkeley (Haas)
    3. Notre Dame (Mendoza)
    4. Boston College (Carroll)
    5. Emory University (Goizueta)
    6. New York University (Stern)
    7. Georgetown University (McDonough)
    8. Busienssweek published yesterday its second annual undergrad business school rankings. Here is the list of the top 20:

    9. Indiana University (Kelley)
    10. Brigham Young University (Marriott)
    11. Washington University (Olin)
    12. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)
    13. Students played an interactive jeopardy game about the importance write papers of money management and learned about the career qualifications of financial advisers and mortgage loan officers

    Another College and MBA Admissions Round Up

  • Ash Martin, an MBA student at MIT Sloan, writes in BusinessWeek early last week about his experience with the MBA internship. Martin describes the internship as a test: A company evaluates your performance in a particular job. Do you fit with this office’s environment? Can you get the job done? Can you put your MBA skills to good use? Martin explains that your MBA internship should not be something you should fear (like possibly other tests you’ve taken in your life) but one that you enter with confidence—it’s a test, after all, that you should know all the answers to.
  • BusinessWeek reported some good news last week regarding the job market, particularly for new college graduates. The National Association of Colleges and Employers reported a turnaround in college hiring. Surveys show that the recent economic recession hit college graduates ages 22 to 27 among the hardest. BW states that this new job market optimism may be a bit premature, but remains hopeful from this year’s graduates.
  • Here are some news tidbits from last week: ~ Helping You Write Your Best

  • In an effort to expand its global footprint, the Financial Times reports, Harvard Business School will open its first overseas branch in Shanghai. The new Shanghai facility will open its doors this month for short executive courses and will serve as a base for full-time MBA students involved in international projects.
    • As India’s middle class emerges, so does the growing desire to study abroad at a top college or graduate school program in the U.S. A recent article in The Chronicle explains that international college recruitment is at an all-time high in India. The streets, taxis, and storefronts in New Delhi, according to the article, are plastered with advertisements for test-prep and admissions counseling and promises of securing a solid educational future abroad. Many factors contribute to this increasingly popular trend of attending overseas universities, but one reason remains strictly practical: The Indian universities simply cannot accommodate the number of students who would ideally attend locally. Colleges in Britain and Australia have pursued more active recruitment strategies than the American universities, which in general have little trouble attracting Indian students.
    • In related news, we’re hearing reports from tmonews that some walmarts are letting relevant service go of their sensations early

    7 Tips for Grad School Applicants Seeking Funding

    1. Some programs that have rolling admissions will post an earlier deadline for full financial aid/scholarship consideration. Similarly, many programs with spring semester admission will only consider funding applications for fall admission—so make sure you take all deadlines into account if funding is important to you.

    Here are some things you should keep in mind:

    Funding for graduate school may include scholarships, grants, loans, assistantships (such as teaching or research assistantships), fee remissions, or any combination of the above. While PhD programs often fund most or all of their students, it can be harder for Master’s students (or students in professional degree programs) to find funding. Do your research, and look for funding opportunities both at your university and through outside sources. Good luck!

    4. To qualify for need-based aid and federal student loans, file your FAFSA on time. States may have their own deadlines [].

    If you’re applying for graduate admission and hope to receive funding, it is particularly important to pay attention to deadlines—your school’s deadlines for admission and aid consideration, any additional deadlines for scholarship materials, and any deadlines for funding from private sources or outside agencies.

    2. Take your tests (GRE, TOEFL, etc) with enough time for your scores to be processed and sent to your schools before the deadline. If you take a paper test, allow 6 weeks for delivery. For computer-based tests, 3 weeks is a safe guideline.

    7. For each application you are working on—whether it’s for admission, scholarship funding, etc—make a checklist, with dates. Keep track of everything that you need to submit (transcripts, resume, letters of rec, essays, test scores), and when you have requested and/or uploaded each item.

    • Grad School Admissions Essay Writing Tips

    • Obtaining Graduate Assistantships

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    6. Many states have extended some financial aid eligibility and in-state tuition to undocumented students who meet certain requirements (see for example CA’s AB 540). If this is your situation, make sure you file the necessary paperwork before enrolling.

    5. If you are an international student, contact the financial aid office at your university for the appropriate forms to demonstrate financial aid eligibility. International students are not eligible for US federal student aid and do not use the FAFSA.

    3. Allow plenty of time for your recommenders to submit their letters—and follow up to make sure all docs have been submitted and received. A polite thank you note, before your deadline, can serve as a gentle reminder to a busy recommender.

    • Saving Money on Your Student Loan Debt: The CommonBond Story [Episode 142]

    By Dr. Rebecca Blustein, Accepted consultant since 2008, former Student Affairs Officer at UCLA’s Scholarship Resource Center, and author of the ebook, Financing Your Future: Winning Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards for Grad School. Dr. Blustein, who earned her Ph.D. at UCLA, assists our clients applying to MS, MA, and Ph.D. programs. Want Rebecca to help you get accepted? Click here to get in touch!
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