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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Comfortable in Your Surroundings: Consider the B-School's Fa

by Vault Education Editors  |  May 20, 2011

Deciding 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 new daily schedule and even, in some cases, adjusting to a new climate. Although many candidates spend time researching MBA programs and comparing their academic strengths and resources, not as many stop to consider what these schools offer in the way... Read More >

Recent Grads Still Struggling to Find Work--Unlucky, Lazy or

by Vault Education Editors  |  May 20, 2011

Whatever your stance on the matter of college's value or the putative education bubble, here are some scary new survey results to mull over: Only 56 percent of the class of 2010 has worked at least one job since graduation, according to a Rutgers study. And only 52 percent of recent grads (2006-2010) took jobs that required a four-year degree.  A lot of college grads-even Ivy Leaguers-are slogging through jobs in an unintended field, or in no field, or temp work.... Read More >

Panel Advises on Attending Law School

by Vault Education Editors  |  May 19, 2011

Law school is NOT undergrad. Your heart and head should be in it before attending. It's intense, it's ridiculously expensive, it's like a job, even-they'll know if you don't show up! So really research your schools and go only if you know you want to work in law.That's the advice of Rebecca Gingold, senior investigative attorney in the Kings County DA's office. She was part of a panel event held last night by Stratus Prep, a test prep and... Read More >

The Intern Life as Depicted Through Reviews of 'Intern Nati

by Vault Education Editors  |  May 18, 2011

Wondering what being an intern will be like? Here is a sampling of reviews of Ross Perlin's Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy for your perusal, so that you may form a sense of life as an intern.  You may end up doing some horrifying things [Slant]Perlin digs up intern horror stories: a Disney World intern receiving a negative paycheck after rent was subtracted; a social-work intern who was sexually harassed, but couldn't sue the offender... Read More >

Prof on Why Biz Ed Stinks: You Call These Textbooks?

by Vault Education Editors  |  May 18, 2011

Everyone knows by now the state of higher education is not good. Without rigor-that's how some euphemistically put it. And business students, they are without rigor the most. Who or what can we blast for this most having the least rigor by our future leaders and managers?Blame the faculty, wrote Jason Fertig, assistant professor of management at the University of Southern Indiana, in a recent article-blame them for the poor state of business education, because as a member... Read More >

A Good, Sad, Real Reason to Go to Law School

by Vault Education Editors  |  May 17, 2011

Because you grew up in an abusive household, with nine brothers and sisters, most enduring regular bouts of beatings, starvation-torture, really-as your parents ate steak and lobster, ridiculed your interests, made you, at the age of ten, care for your younger siblings, one of whom was sodomized and chained to a bathtub, and worse, while being brainwashed to think that everyone in the world was as evil as your father who used the money from your brother's life insurance... Read More >

You've Landed That Summer Internship--Now Comes the Hard Par

by Vault Education Editors  |  May 17, 2011

By Deborah FedericoEvery year, a panel of seniors gives advice to underclassmen at Boston University's School of Management on the topic of how to be successful in an internship. One senior, at a recent event, described an internship as a kind of summer-long interview. Everything you do during your internship will be closely monitored by your supervisors and co-workers to determine both if you are competent and a good fit for the company.Based on what I have heard seniors say,... Read More >

Internship Expose Author's Advice to Interns: Know Your Righ

by Vault Education Editors  |  May 16, 2011

Ross Perlin, author of Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy, in L Magazine, reminding unpaid interns to know their rights and avoid exploitation:They should remember that interns are essentially workers in the vast majority of cases. As such, they are entitled to the same rights as workers-wages, overtime, workplace protections, and so on-and their work has value and dignity. They should be wary about unpaid situations and try to move... Read More >

Choosing a B-School: Alumni Relations

by Vault Education Editors  |  May 16, 2011

By Jeremy Shinewald, mbaMissionHere we present part six in our nine-part series, Selecting Your Target MBA Program. This week, we discuss why it's so important to look at a target program's alumni network in relation to the field you want to work in. Phil Knight and Steve Ballmer attended the Stanford GSB. Stephen Schwarzman and Michael Bloomberg went to Harvard Business School. Laurence Tisch and Ron Lauder earned their MBA from the Wharton School. These are pretty impressive names,... Read More >

Who Went There? Consider the B-School's Alumni Base

by Vault Education Editors  |  May 16, 2011

By Jeremy Shinewald, mbaMissionHere we present part six in our nine-part series, Selecting Your Target MBA Program. This week, we discuss why it's so important to look at a target program's alumni network in relation to the field you want to work in. Phil Knight and Steve Ballmer attended the Stanford GSB. Stephen Schwarzman and Michael Bloomberg went to Harvard Business School. Laurence Tisch and Ron Lauder earned their MBA from the Wharton School. These are pretty impressive names, and... Read More >