Posts Tagged ‘Grad School Admissions’

Plagiarism Epidemic Forces Program Shutdown

By - Aug 4, 10:24 AM   Comments [0]

New Jersey's Centenary College will be shutting down its Asian MBA program because of widespread plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct, reports an Inside Higher Ed article "Policing Plagiarism Abroad." The 400 students who study at the branch programs in Taiwan,...

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The World Cup and the Admissions Process

By - Jul 9, 12:33 PM   Comments [0]

World Cup games have captivated much of the world’s attention over the past month, and Sunday’s match-up between Spain and The Netherlands will determine who wears the 2010 crown. As I followed this first African World Cup, I marveled at how close many of the games...

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A Mid-April MBA and College Admission News Round Up

By - Apr 12, 18:06 PM   Comments [0]

In an initiative to foster more diversity, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business has rejoined The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management after a seven year hiatus. "Being part of The Consortium is another way to show that UC Berkeley and the Haas School of...

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Take the MBA Search Survey!

By - Mar 24, 12:59 PM   Comments [0]

Applicants turn to as a source of reliable information and valuable advice on the MBA admissions process.  As a member of the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants, we are conducting a survey to help us better understand our readers’ goals and needs.  We’d...

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Enjoy an Early March Round Up on College and MBA Admissions News

By - Mar 5, 11:30 AM   Comments [0]

Most people think that if you're undergoing the Greek system's recruitment and pledging trials, focus on your studies, and consequently your GPA, are bound to plummet. However, according to Penn's Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, the opposite occurs with University of Pennsylvania Greeks. A...

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Catch Up on College and MBA Admissions News with a Round Up!

By - Feb 23, 12:07 PM   Comments [0]

According to the Financial Times article "MBA degrees more popular than ever," the financial crisis seems to have barely affected the opinions of prospective MBA students. More than 80% of the 723 students surveyed reported that "they were inclined to think of the degree in...

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Personal Statement Tip: Five Keys to Concreteness

By - Feb 19, 01:00 AM   Comments [0]

I am slowly (more slowly than I anticipated) applying the principles established in Chip Heath and Dan Heath’s Made to Stick to personal statements and application essays. For this post: Concreteness. The third of Made to Sticks six key principles, concreteness, doesn’t seem to apply to...

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Is India Paving the Way to Become a Hosting Spot for American Universities?

By - Feb 16, 08:00 AM   Comments [0]

The Indian government has shifted around its priorities, moving the topic of higher education from a peripheral concern to its key priority, reports The Chronicle last week. In part, this reprioritization is due to India's shift from a mostly agrarian economy to one that the...

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What Should I Write About? Making a Difference

By - Feb 3, 07:25 AM   Comments [0]

In my non-admissions life, I recently went to a lecture given by a biographer whose work I admire. In the course of his talk he mentioned that while writing about genius has merit, writing about typical folks and their extraordinary achievements is more valuable. The...

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Duke University Continues to Expand Worldwide

By - Jan 27, 09:46 AM   Comments [0]

Duke University is once again expanding its global footprint, by forging two new partnerships in China. The new cooperative will create new educational and research opportunities. According to a press release by Duke University’s Office of News & Communications, a groundbreaking ceremony was held last Friday...

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