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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Plagiarizers Beware. Northeastern Is Ready for You

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 16, 2011

Plagiarizers beware. Northeastern University's College of Business is ready for your admissions essay hijinx. Starting this year, all essays will be checked for word thievery using the plagiarism detection service Turnitin, the same one now used by Penn State's Smeal after discovering 29 cases of plagiarism from the 2010 admissions cycle. They have the technology!Turnitin is considered an effective cheat deterrent because it can be integrated with the popular online-application... Read More >

New GRE vs. Old GRE

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 15, 2011

Thinking about taking the new, revised GRE, but don't know what's meant by "revised"? You've probably been waiting for a handy infographic and video to lay out all the changes, haven't you.[Magoosh, via Stacy Blackman]... Read More >

B-Schools Going Global, Pros Outweigh Cons

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 14, 2011

With the growing phenomenon of b-school campuses crossing oceans and borders, a couple new forms of MBA student have emerged: the switcher and the swinger. The switcher starts on one campus ends on another; the swinger spends at least some time abroad. At INSEAD, more than a third of students are switchers, nearly as many swingers--a sign that modern business students are becoming a global breed.The Economist notes the brisk pace of globalization taking place in business education: Top... Read More >

Don't Plan on Getting a Loan Settlement. Here's Why.

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 14, 2011

Here's why it's not a good idea to deliberately default on your loans to get a loan settlement. Megan McArdle points out a passage by FinAid's publisher Mark Kantrowitz on what a loan settlement looks like:Settlements do occur on student loans, but deliberately defaulting on your loans to try to obtain a settlement is not an effective strategy for saving money. Interest continues to accrue on a student loan after default. After a few years of nonpayment the accumulated... Read More >

B-Schools Prioritizing Jobs at Expense of Academics

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 13, 2011

Say you are an administrator at a non-top-tier business school. You are forced to choose between a stellar job-placement rate for graduates and the excellence of the educational experience. Which would you choose?While the choice between great academics and great employment prospects isn't mutually exclusive, it is a concern at some business schools, according to a piece in Inside Higher Ed.  But because career changes and job placement have become such a focus of M.B.A. programs,... Read More >

4 Tips for Jobless Recent Grads

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 13, 2011

By Deborah FedericoCommencement speeches have been made, graduation caps have been tossed in the air, graduation parties have come and gone. For a brief moment, you basked in the congratulatory glow of family and friends and felt a well-deserved sense of accomplishment. But now that the strains of "Pomp and Circumstance" are a distant memory, the harsh reality of having to find a job is probably making you feel more than a little anxious.Do you feel like you're the only... Read More >

How to Write a College-Grads-Are-Screwed Story

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 13, 2011

We all like a good tale of woe; the media know this. A perennial favorite involves an overeducated Ivy League grad forced to live on the brink of insolvency while hacking away at a bartending or janitorial gig. The question arises: Is college really worth it?Kevin Carey, writing in TNR, says the press has sounded this alarm now for four decades.  In 1976, for instance, a Harvard labor economist published The Overeducated American, a book questioning the future economic advantage of... Read More >

Baltimore Cop Headed to Harvard Law

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 13, 2011

"I realized fairly early on that I'd probably make a better prosecutor than a police officer," he said on a recent afternoon. "I'm better at spotting logical fallacies than guns concealed in waistbands."Heh. Adam Braskich, Baltimore city cop, and sayer of the above quote, is heading to Cambridge, Mass. to attend Harvard Law School, after which he plans to return to Baltimore, maybe as a prosecutor. In a city of almost 3000 police, only two currently hold a law degree, according to the... Read More >

Jobs: No Entry for Young, No Exit for Old

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 10, 2011

In our labor force, our young are looking for the entrance, our old can't seem to find the exit. "One side can't start working; the other can't stop," writes Ronald Brownstein in the National Journal.Together, these twin trends have produced an economy in which the oldest workers are now nearly as likely to be employed as the youngest. From January 1948 through September 2009, the labor-force-participation rate of older Americans came within 8 percentage points... Read More >

Recruiters Talk Value of MBA, Which B-Schools They Recruit F

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 10, 2011

When recruiting MBAs, Rachel Braun Scherl, the president of Semprae Laboratories (which makes the feminine arousal oil Zestra) seems to have very strong opinions about the types of MBAs that come out of certain b-schools. Northwestern MBAs are typically this, Wharton MBAs are very much that, HBS grads are great because…and so forth. But Stanford MBAs, they're just simply the best. See, Scherl went to Stanford, loved Stanford, loves Stanford, is predisposed to other people who... Read More >