This may not come as a shock to most people, but a new Cornell study revealed that college freshman are all about the Benjamins. What may come as a shock, however, is the class of 2016 seems to care more about being wealthy than last year’s freshman. According to The Cornell Daily Sun, the university’s survey showed that 86% of their newbies feel being wealthy is very important or essential–a 13.4% increase compared to the class of 2015. When the university compared the results with other schools’, it was shown that the change was not unique to Cornell. More
Every fall, hordes of students grab their bookbags, their pens and pencils, and their (overpriced) textbooks and get ready to head back to school. Will you be one of them?
If you’re already in the job force but considering continuing your education, there are many things to think about in terms of the value and feasibility of going back to school. Here are four things to consider:
According to a new study, people liked going to college over having a job in the real world. I mean, duh! Did we really need a study to show us that. If the film St.Elmo’s Fire taught us anything, it was that. According to a new British study, people ranked going to college or university above getting married, buying a house, getting a job or even the birth of a first child. More
According to a new U.S. Census Bureau report looking at bachelor’s degrees and lifetime earnings, it really pays to major in something technical. Those liberal arts kids are super good at cocktail banter but their friends in the engineering department can retire when they are 40, so who is the real winner? More
You all know Lena Dunham, right? Creator, director, star of the critically acclaimed HBO series Girls and the woman who went nude for a bit in the Emmys? Well, just like Princeton takes any opportunity to remind us that Michelle Obama went there or Vassar and Meryl Streep, Oberlin College has Lena Dunham. Lena graduated from the school a few years ago and her character, Hanna, also attended the school. And when you have an It Girl as your alum, clearly you are going to use that to every possible advantage including recruiting people to the student alternative newspaper, The Grape. More
A new company has emerged that are making all of those books telling you how to write your business school essay (and probably slave over it for hours) look like chump change. A new essay service and website called Wordprom.com, founded by MBA graduates Gili and Ori Elkin, doesn’t tell you how to write essays. It actually will sell you applicant essays written by people who got into top business schools. More
According to a new survey from Kaplan, when asked, “Which of the following factors would you tell prospective law students should be the most important when picking where to apply?” only 17% of law school graduates said law school rankings made an impact. The top factors were a law school’s job placement rate and its affordability/tuition, both coming in at 24%. Looks like priorities have changed for law school students. That tends to happen when you are entering the worst legal market in decades.
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Albert Einstein famously said, “A person who has not made his great contribution to science before the age of 30 will never do so.” That puts a lot of pressure, but especially on those in science, to have a “Eureka!” moment by the time they are 30. But according to economist Benjamin F. Jones of the Kellogg School of Management the”age of invention” is on the rise. This gives scientists more leeway but now they have to be in school so much longer in order to obtain all the new information from the last 75 years that they have less time to do original research.
I have always given Tyra Banks credit for being more than just a pretty face. Once a teenage model, Tyra now runs a media empire. I have commended her for her choice to pursue education and really understand the business side of her job but the recent news that she lied or rather embellished about her Harvard Business School degree is so disappointing. She once said, “There’s a difference between a career and a business. I’m not looking to build a company based on fans. Don’t chase the money, even if you want to be a banker. Chase the passion. Chase the dream.” Yeah Tyra. But don’t chase a dream if you are lying about it on the way there. More
In the 1950s women mainly went to college for one reason and no, it wasn’t to study philosophy. It was to get their MRS degree. In the 1950s, women felt tremendous societal pressure to focus their aspirations on a wedding ring. The U.S. marriage rate was at an all-time high and couples were tying the knot, on average, younger than ever before. Getting married right out of high school or while in college was considered the norm. But things are totally different now right? Women don’t need husbands in the way that they used to which could be a major factor as to why the number of single adults rose to 50% in 2010, compared to 33% in 1950, according to census data. To some young women, MRS is a foreign phrase. They actually think it is some sort of master’s degree, perhaps for science. But for some women, attending the male-dominated business school (more so than law and medicine) is a great place to find a husband. The MBA may just be the icing on the cake. We talked to a few women about this. More
It is one week before Labor Day, which for kids means the final countdown til summer ends, for college students it means a week of partying before the real work starts and for first year business school students that have been part of the workforce for a few years, it can mean major psychological turmoil. Going back to school could seem like a break from the real world (except for all that astounding debt) but we talked to some people starting in school right now who said it was hardly a calm time. More
“The advice I got from all of them was, don’t even bother applying to law firms right now, because you’re just wasting your time,” said a recent University of Michigan . “They’re not hiring.” New data released by the American Bar Association in June revealed that barely half of those who graduated in law school in 2011 found full-time jobs as lawyers within nine months of graduation. A separate June survey from the National Association for Law Placement found the overall employment rate last year was the lowest in 16 years. And now we have a handy dandy infographic to show the bright future for law students from TelAssistant. More