Bringing business students out from behind their desks and into the real world is a key aspect we champion, and you don't have to be one of the elites to do this. Any size school, such a Lynn, can reorient their thinking to put "matchmaking" high on the priority list. Here's how it can be done.
Angie forgot every one of her lines, but when the first few beats of "Thriller" came over the sound system, she became a different person. She slipped dark sunglasses over her eyes, jerked her head like a zombie coming back to life and strutted across the stage.
The idea consistently presented to me is that really smart people go to graduate school; that's just what they do. So I should be going. This line of thinking is beginning to frustrate me. Who ever said that the top of the class has to go on and earn another degree?
Recent college graduates also get the message that a BA is not enough -- from employers, peers, and graduate schools themselves. They must continue on to graduate school. But is more education always better?
At the end of graduate school, in addition to grades and a diploma, you'll need to have exposure to people who can open doors, insights and connections, examples of work you've done that relates to your field, references and leads.
Many students don't realize that professors are often the gatekeepers to a multitude of opportunities in college, and even after college. Therefore, how to make a positive impression on professors is critically important.
Now it's two months after graduation. I have an Ivy League master's degree, but I certainly don't feel $60,000 smarter. In fact, I feel a bit like I've snapped out of the piper's trance, only after stepping off the cliff.
Shortly after turning 23, I made an ill-fated move to Glasgow, Scotland for graduate school. I didn't know anyone in Glasgow nor had I ever visited Scotland. Still, I took a chance in fall 2011 and went.
Why are lawyers so vilified? What is the basis for all the hostility? Is it because there are just too many of us? It is really not the lawyers who are the problem but the over 200 accredited law schools dotting our country.
A typical two-year MBA in a private B-School would cost around $100,000. In times of economic uncertainty, high unemployment rates and undergraduate college debt, wouldn't you look for a faster, cheaper and better MBA?
Maybe if we stopped viewing the value of education for the value of its price tag, we'd get a clearer picture of the pros and cons of grad school. Not everything can be properly evaluated with a financial measuring stick.