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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Graduation Real Talk: 11 Celebrity Commencement Speeches

by Vault Education Editors  |  June 01, 2011

May, a month people often refer to as "merry," is also the month of college graduation, of commencement, an event not uncommonly called "a joyous occasion." Commencement speeches, for the most part, have accorded with occasion and adopted tones of triumph, wonder, excitement about a graduate's future. This year, with that future so uncertain, the job market still so grim, speakers have taken less idealistic tones, giving advice that's more measured, more... Read More >

Choosing a B-School: Rank Is Not All

by Vault Education Editors  |  May 31, 2011

Here we present part eight in our nine-part series, Selecting Your Target MBA Program. This week, we discuss why choosing a business school based solely on rankings could be a decision you may live to seriously regret. How many readers moved to Norway, Australia or New Zealand last year? (Stick with us-we swear we are going somewhere with this line of thought.) Maybe a handful, but how many of this handful moved because the United Nations (UN) determined that people who... Read More >

What's Really Important? Consider the B-School's Rankings Re

by Vault Education Editors  |  May 31, 2011

Here we present part eight in our nine-part series, Selecting Your Target MBA Program. This week, we discuss why choosing a business school based solely on rankings could be a decision you may live to seriously regret.How many readers moved to Norway, Australia or New Zealand last year? (Stick with us-we swear we are going somewhere with this line of thought.) Maybe a handful, but how many of this handful moved because the United Nations (UN) determined that people who live in these... Read More >

Law Students Flouting the Law on Facebook

by Vault Education Editors  |  May 26, 2011

The things people post on Facebook, sometimes, right? Some of those things could potentially be a problem, legally speaking, but did you know that a lot of those people posting those problematic posts are actually law students and lawyers?From a Kaplan survey of law school 3Ls:[N]early half (49%) report that they have seen something on someone's Facebook page that could get the poster in trouble with the law. Surprisingly, 44% of that group said the alleged offender was a law school... Read More >

Who Will Survive the B-School Bubble Burst?

by Vault Education Editors  |  May 26, 2011

Stanford will, says Stanford b-school dean Garth Saloner. Elite institutions will always be in demand, he says, so if there is a business school bubble, and it bursts, then the top-ten schools will likely stay clear of the wreckage.The Economist, agrees with Saloner, using the following logic: "Indeed, if we are to see an oversupply of MBA programmers, and an undersupply of attractive jobs for their students, then the only way for MBAs to distinguish themselves from the masses is to... Read More >

The Times Discusses 'The Downsized College Grad'

by Vault Education Editors  |  May 26, 2011

At the Times' Room for Debate, there's a discussion about "downsized college graduates," their bleak employment picture, and what counsel can be given to the recently diploma'd.A slow recoveryRecent grads should expect the pool of jobs to be of lower quality and lower pay, writes Till von Wachter, an economist at Columbia. Many will be forced to work a service job at Starbucks because they couldn't snag a career-type gig at Cisco. That's called... Read More >

Law School Report from 50s, More Evidence for Tuition Bubble

by Vault Education Editors  |  May 25, 2011

Anyone doubting that law school tuition-or higher ed tuition in general-has gotten out of hand? Take a gander at these law school tuition stats from a comprehensive report on law schools from the late 50s.Median annual tuition and fees at private law schools was $475 (range $50-$1050); adjusted for inflation, that's $3,419 in 2011 dollars. The median for public law schools was $204 (range $50 - $692), or $1,550 in 2011 dollars. [For comparison, in 2009 the private law school... Read More >

Pessimists Make Good Lawyers, Miserable People

by Vault Education Editors  |  May 25, 2011

"No one likes a Debbie Downer." "That Glum Gus cousin of yours will never make it in the world if he doesn't learn to see the bright side of things." "Hey, Sad Sally, suck it up."Ted the Lawyer from "Scrubs"Insensitive as these statements can be, they are hurled around by people who seem to know that pessimists end up on the losing side of many of life's games. Studies have backed this up. But there is one profession in which being a giant,... Read More >

Bill Clinton: B-Schools Promote One of 'Two Bad Ideas' Hurti

by Vault Education Editors  |  May 25, 2011

Bill Clinton, addressing NYU's graduating class inside Yankees Stadium, talked of two bad ideas that America has adopted over the last thirty years. These two ideas, he believed, have not only hurt our country badly, but exist only to serve the powerful.  The seed of one of those bad ideas choking our country, Clinton said, has been sown in our business schools for some time now, that of a shareholder-only vision of the world.I was probably the last generation of Americans until... Read More >

Choosing a B-School: Campus Luxuries

by Vault Education Editors  |  May 20, 2011

Here we present part seven in our nine-part series, Selecting Your Target MBA Program. This week, we discuss why it's important look at a target program's facilities. Do you want convenience or luxury?Birdwood Golf Course at University of VirginiaDeciding to attend business school for two years is no small thing. For most people, it involves a complete change in lifestyle-moving to a new town, living in a different kind of housing, interacting with unfamiliar people, following a... Read More >

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