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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Infographic: The Law School Bubble

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 24, 2011

This here infographic summarizes every major argument about the law school bubble. It covers the job market, the scholarship rouse, fourth-tier schools, in-sourcing, poor returns on investment. It could also serve as a good counteragent to the type of counterfactual learning that might lead to reckless law school applying. Click image for full-size version.[The Best Colleges]... Read More >

New MBA to Keep Celebrities and Pro Athletes from Going Brok

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 24, 2011

You may have thought there was a business degree for practically everyone out there, but you'd be wrong. Back in the dark ages of business education, there was but one gateway to credentialed management mastery. Nowadays, there are business degrees for part-timers, onliners, executives, people with specialties, those who want joint or dual MBAs, and even business degrees for recent grads with no real work experience at all. And yet, even with all these choices, there has been one... Read More >

Can Science on Bubbles Explain Why People Recklessly Apply t

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 23, 2011

Whether higher education is really a bubble or not I don't know. The often irrational belief some people have in the value of a degree is one sign, though. It's not that the degree isn't valuable-it mostly is. What I'm talking about has more to do with the underlying motivation, the quality of reason, which leads some people to rashly apply and obtain degrees.   At lower-tier institutions, there are scores of people who don't belong in business... Read More >

5 Steps to Developing Your MBA Career Goals Essay

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 22, 2011

by EssaySnarkHere to inaugurate EssaySnark's new essay advice series is an exercise for what should be the first step of your MBA admissions journey: Mapping out your career goals. Your career goals are what help you decide which schools are the right fit for you, and they help the schools decide if you're the right fit for them.Here's how to do it. Start with the future. What do you want to do with your life? Do you want to be a CEO someday? Do you want to run your own business? Are... Read More >

Mapping Out Your Career Goals Essay

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 22, 2011

by EssaySnarkHere to inaugurate EssaySnark's new essay advice series is an exercise for what should be the first step of your MBA admissions journey: Mapping out your career goals. Your career goals are what help you decide which schools are the right fit for you, and they help the schools decide if you're the right fit for them.Here's how to do it.Start with the future. What do you want to do with your life? Do you want to be a CEO someday? Do you want to run your own business? Are you... Read More >

Choosing a B-School: Is Two Years Too Long?

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 21, 2011

This week, in the ninth and final post in our Selecting Your Target MBA Program series, we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of accelerated MBA programs and stress the importance of choosing wisely for your particular situation.Whether one is talking about Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT, Tuck, Duke or any other top U.S. business school, the typical MBA program offered is actually fairly standardized-two years of organized study and an internship during the summer in... Read More >

Is Shorter Sweeter? Consider the B-School's Program Length

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 21, 2011

This week, in the ninth and final post in our Selecting Your Target MBA Program series, we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of accelerated MBA programs and stress the importance of choosing wisely for your particular situation.Whether one is talking about Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT, Tuck, Duke or any other top U.S. business school, the typical MBA program offered is actually fairly standardized-two years of organized study and an internship during the summer in... Read More >

My Internship Made Me Never Want to Work a Real Job

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 17, 2011

Scott Gerber could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad internship.Two weeks passed - and the internship got worse by the day. Valuable experience, my ass. I wasn't learning a damn thing about the entertainment business. Each day my fellow indentured servants and I were reduced to file clerks and office gophers who fetched coffee and lunch for our superiors. Only if we were lucky did we receive the occasional chance to read and critique scripts as the... Read More >

Two Myths About MBAs Tested

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 17, 2011

Here are two MBA myths: One, people who go for their MBAs only want a job in finance, consulting, or whatever straight-laced corporate job we might call conventional; and two, sweet gigs only go to MBAs from the elite schools.The clever thing that admissions consultant Paul Bodine did to test these myths was to go on LinkedIn and peruse the "post-MBA careers of one respected but not exactly coveted business school: Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business." He found that... Read More >

Debt Boosts Self-Esteem in Young

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 16, 2011

A new study shows that when young people take on debt, they feel good and strong, like they can take on the world. The more debt 18-27 year olds take on, the higher their self-esteem. Empowerment through debt-terrifying stuff.  Debt can be a good thing for young people-it can help them achieve goals that they couldn't otherwise, like a college education, said Rachel Dwyer, lead author of the study and assistant professor of sociology at Ohio State University.Surely,... Read More >

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