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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The Ballad of Ted Snyder: A Video Tribute to Booth's Former

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 10, 2011

View a tribute to the departing Ted Snyder, the former dean of Booth, Darden, and future dean of Yale SOM. According to BW, over nearly a decade at Booth, Snyder, considered by many to be the most successful b-school dean of his generation, "doubled the number of endowed professorships, tripled scholarship assistance to students, oversaw Chicago's move to a new Hyde Park campus, and doubled the endowment. And let's not forget, it was under Snyder's leadership that... Read More >

Experts Respond to Questions on EMBA from FT's Readers

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 08, 2011

A trio of business education experts took questions from FT readers curious about the Executive MBA. Here are some recapped parts of that online panel Q&A, which includes the FT's biz ed editor, the dean of IESE in Spain, and the dean of Duke's Fuqua.Why not open enrollment courses over more expensive EMBA?Open enrollment programs for executives serve as gap fillers in functional or sector expertise, or as aids to managers with a shift in responsibility, according to Blair... Read More >

What Do Bain Recruiters Look For? What Are the Red Flags?

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 07, 2011

A Bain & Co. recruiter fields questions in the forums over at Businessweek.Here he is responding to someone asking what type of characteristics Bain finds attractive and which ones serve as red flags:In general we are looking for evidence that the person is analytically excellent, capable of creating change, and willing to challenge him/herself.  As you might guess those characteristcis come out on a resume in multiple ways.  Nothing is definitive, and so we have to use... Read More >

MBAs Should Master PowerPoint Regardless of Its Efficacy

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 07, 2011

Do you think that the PowerPoint presentation is an important strategic tool which drives the marketplace of new business ideas? Or do you take the view that a PowerPoint presentation is a limiting, obfuscating, oversimplified and over-relied-upon way of turning information into a sales pitch?However you feel about them, slideshow presentations are a ubiquitous presence in conference rooms, so learning how to be an effective communicator on this useful yet reductive tool would certainly be a... Read More >

No Internship, No Job? No Excuse.

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 07, 2011

Summer is a-comin' in, and if you're a college student or recent grad with no internship or job, the summer could be long and leaden. But just because you lack the formal kind of work doesn't mean you get to be malingering all day like a house cat.From the NYT:Q. Is there a way to develop skills you need for your chosen field, without yet having a job in that field?A. Talk to people in the industry and read job ads to learn what employers are looking for, Ms. Brooks says,... Read More >

An MBA Curriculum Suited for Today's Entrepreneur

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 03, 2011

Babson has a brand new curriculum more suited for today's entrepreneurial business environment. The altered core curriculum now maintains a consistency of faculty and courses across all the school's MBA program-12-month, 24-month, evening, blended-ensuring that all Babson grads will emerge into their careers with the same skills and experiences.The revamped curriculum focuses on three things: entrepreneurial leadership, collaborative work/leadership, and the role of... Read More >

Watch HBS Class Day Speaker Kathy Giusti: 'Don't Wait for a

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 02, 2011

Harvard Business School's class day speaker was Kathy Giusti, founder and CEO of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) and one of TIME's 100 most influential people 2011. She spoke about her unexpected turn from conventional pharma exec to cancer-stricken entrepreneur, and the journey that led her to find happiness in her life.Giusti has said before that HBS is where she learned to problem-solve, create great action plans, and assemble the right teams to get things done. ... Read More >

Consulting Firms Hiring Robustly

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 02, 2011

Hiring at consulting firms is looking especially robust of late. Fred Staudmyer, Cornell's b-school's career services director, told the WSJ that recruiting in that sector "came back with a vengeance," in the last year to year and a half.The odds that Mark Howorth, head of global MBA recruiting at Bain & Co. would disagree with Staudmyer's statement are pretty small: Bain plans to hire even more people this year than did before the Great Recession, as the... Read More >

Treat GMAT Quantitative Questions Like Little Games

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 02, 2011

By Andrew Geller, TPNYAn encouraging fact:  An above average middle school graduate has most of the math skills necessary to tackle the GMAT quantitative section…with flying colors.You may be thinking, Why am I being tested on middle school math in order to be accepted to business school? Good question. The short answer is that you are not being tested on the math, at least not primarily. You are being tested mainly on your reasoning skills and your ability to pick up... Read More >

Little Games: The GMAT Quantitative Section

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 01, 2011

By Andrew Geller, TPNYAn encouraging fact:  An above average middle school graduate has most of the math skills necessary to tackle the GMAT quantitative section…with flying colors.You may be thinking, Why am I being tested on middle school math in order to be accepted to business school? Good question. The short answer is that you are not being tested on the math, at least not primarily. You are being tested mainly on your reasoning skills and your ability to pick up patterns,... Read More >