Luck is part of the job-search process, but there are some areas in which job seekers do have control, writes David McDonald, associate director of graduate student services at Duke University Career Center. In this commentary, he shares several strategies to help navigate the job-search process, including how to handle competition.
A report from the nonprofit Education Design Lab lays out five ways, including a "Netflix-style" curation and distribution model, that colleges and universities can use to improve the credentials they offer. EDL President Kathleen deLaski says the report offers strategies for institutions to embed liberal arts within more technological fields.
The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania took the top spot in the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings of US business schools. Wharton, which was followed in the rankings by Stanford, earned the ranking through "high employment rates, starting salaries and bonuses for its graduates," according to U.S. News.
Students in Burgundy School of Business' specialist MBA for the wine industry recently toured London as part of their program to learn the business from retailers, producers and other experts.
A federal class-action lawsuit has been filed against eight US universities by two Stanford University students after news of an admissions scandal that has ensnared 50 people, including two famous actresses. The students say they feel they were affected by the alleged practices and that the indictments have reduced the value of the degrees they are earning.
Instead of using their influence to get their kids into college, Alma College President Jeff Abernathy suggests parents see the college admissions process as a way to allow their children to take responsibility. "Call me old-fashioned, but if bad news comes in the admissions process for my kids, as surely some will, I plan to tell them to retake the ACT, hit the books, try the next school," he writes in this commentary.
A survey finds 80% of hiring managers say soft skills, such as the ability to collaborate with a team, think critically and attend to details, are vital to getting hired, writes Nadine El-Bawab. A candidate can exhibit some of these skills during an interview by how they treat support staff, speak of past colleagues and show up on time.
MBA graduates working in venture capital and private equities are most satisfied with their jobs, a report from the job platform TransparentCareer finds. Industries where MBAs reported being the least satisfied included investment banking and law, the data show.