Vault Education Editors

Vault’s Admit One is a blog that covers news and trends in higher education. Admit One contributors offer guidance on applying—and getting into—college, law school and business school. The blog also offers tips on succeeding in school and landing a job post graduation.

Contributors have included:

  • David Limm: David studied journalism at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He received his undergraduate degree from Brown University.
  • Carolyn Wise: Carolyn holds a degree in English Literature from Princeton University. Carolyn has edited a number of Vault education guides, including Vault Buzz Books and the 2010 Edition of the Vault Guide to Top Internships.

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Illegal Internships--Career Counselors Still Confused?

by Vault Education Editors  |  July 06, 2011

Remember how the federal government last year laid down some internship ground rules to prevent for-profit companies from squeezing too much free labor out of unpaid interns, forcing employers to either comply with six legal criteria or pay the interns like all us normal wage slaves? Seems that just confused a lot of college counselors and employers.A new study says that about one in four career counselors doesn't really know what constitutes a legal internship-a startling... Read More >

Advice to Impatient MBA Applicants With No Self-Control

by Vault Education Editors  |  July 05, 2011

Words of advice from UM-Ross admissions honcho to MBA applicants, particularly the stressed out, impatient ones who can't resist contacting admissions with letters that are "rather inappropriate in tone":  [E]very interaction that an applicant has with a school is considered in our admissions decisions - from the way an applicant treats our receptionist to the communications he/she has with members of the Ross community at large, not just the Admissions staff who are ... Read More >

How Many Ethics Courses Does it Take for MBAs to Change Thei

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 30, 2011

How many courses on ethics does it take for MBAs to change their selfish ways? Two, maybe three? Four? More than four?  "If Wharton graduates - MBAs who care only about making a quick fortune - are given 10 ethics courses, it will have no effect. It's a matter not of ethics, but of what they care about," [says Martin Seligman, the leading guru of the popular but controversial positive psychology movement, UPenn professor and author of... Read More >

You Must Be This Ethical to Enter Notre Dame's B-School

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 30, 2011

If you are considering submitting an app to Notre Dame's Mendoza School of Business, know this: This particular MBA program wants students who are decent, considerate, humanitarian folk, MBAs with ethics on their mind.Plato and Aristotle, two ethical guysMendoza's MBA admissions director Brian Lohr:That emphasis on ethics is going to come through, no matter what level you are. It is a very strong aspect of the Mendoza community. It comes from the top. [Mendoza Dean] Carolyn Woo... Read More >

How to Adapt Your Career Goals for HBS

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 30, 2011

By EssaySnarkLast time, we walked you through an exercise of how to construct your career goals for your applications to business school. Those instructions-and the short-term and long-term goals you identified for yourself through that process-are perfectly suitable for an application to most of the best MBA programs.Why do we say "most of"?There are some schools that do not even ask about career goals, or at least, not directly. Consider Harvard's current... Read More >

Crafting Your Career Goals for Harvard Business School

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 30, 2011

By EssaySnarkLast time, we walked you through an exercise of how to construct your career goals for your applications to business school. Those instructions-and the short-term and long-term goals you identified for yourself through that process-are perfectly suitable for an application to most of the best MBA programs.Why do we say "most of"?There are some schools that do not even ask about career goals, or at least, not directly. Consider Harvard's current... Read More >

Why Asking 'Is College Worth It?' Is the Wrong Question

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 29, 2011

The recent debate on the value of higher education has been centered around the question, Is college worth it? The problem with the way this question has been addressed in our national discussion is that we may be asking the wrong question, or questions.Daniel Indiviglio, a former investment banker and consultant, now writing for the Atlantic, nicely points out that part of the debate isn't as much a debate as it is a simultaneous discussion of two related concerns. Really, there are... Read More >

MBA Jobs in Banking Are Back, Look Different

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 28, 2011

Are jobs for MBAs in banking returning after a two-year drought?A recent story in BW reported that, following the 2008 bankruptcy of Lehman brothers and the ensuing economic collapse, the typical MBA finance jobs were hard to come by. At Goldman and Morgan Stanley, for instance, there was, respectively, a 41 and 21 percent drop in hires from Booth, Wharton and Columbia between the two years prior to the crisis and the two years following.With the usual go-to firms cutting back on b-school... Read More >

GMAT Tips from GMAT Teachers

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 27, 2011

Successful GMAT prep is not just about studying hard, but studying smart, according to GMAT Pill's Zeke Hill.Realize it's not about how many thousands of practice questions you do or how fancy your prep program is; it's about how efficiently and effectively you think. It's about an efficient thought process under time-pressure conditions. The best way to learn is to watch an expert show you exactly what is going on inside his mind when confronted with a GMAT question and then mimic... Read More >

4 Ways You Don't Take Your Interview Prep Far Enough

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 27, 2011

By Mike O'ConnorYou've recently graduated from college and you have the opportunity to interview for a great job in your target field. You've done the usual interview prep: Dry-cleaned your best suit, shined your shoes, researched the organization, even printed out extra copies of your resume on high-bond paper. The work has only just begun, though. You can and should do more to prepare for your interview than you would normally think to do. Going the extra distance will only... Read More >

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