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 Rich, Happy & Hot B-School

by Vault Education Editors  |  May 13, 2011

To be rich, happy and where it's at! I have no words for this. The music video for the online Rich, Happy & Hot B-School: Read More >

Top 10 Companies College Students Want to Work For

by Vault Education Editors  |  May 13, 2011

When I think of Disney I think of the company that runs Disney World, the world's cleanest carnival. But I am not an idealist. If I were an idealist, then I would probably think of Disney as the world's most attractive employer, as a recent survey's results suggest.A research firm surveyed some 60,000 college students and asked them to identify the traits of their dream employers, and to name five companies they would most like to work for. The survey also broke the... Read More >

Not a Born Leader? Get a Brain Workout

by Vault Education Editors  |  May 12, 2011

Phase one: Identify brain's neural pathways linked to leadership skills.Phase two: Concoct brain exercise machine to tone up, sculpt and strengthen those leadership skills.Phase three: Execute leadership maneuvers.A plot of one second of human brain (EEG) activityBuilding off decades of r Read More >

Which MBA Programs Will Accept GRE Scores?

by Vault Education Editors  |  May 12, 2011

In no particular order or rank, here are some top-tier business schools that will take GRE scores should you eschew the GMAT or have scores so embarrassing you would prefer not to send them in.Duke University (Fuqua)University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (Ross)University of Texas-Austin (McCombs)Stanford UniversityMassachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)Dartmouth College ( Read More >

The MBA Hiring Climate According to Recruiters

by Vault Education Editors  |  May 11, 2011

The GMAC corporate recruiter survey is out. What did the recruiters say about the MBA hiring climate? Looks pretty good! In the Asia Pacific, even better.In general, more companies are planning to hire MBAs this year than last, and MBA starting salaries are expected to increase overall, though half of companies expect no change.Here's a roundup of some of the report's Read More >

Which of These Law School Graduation Speakers Doesn't Belong

by Vault Education Editors  |  May 10, 2011

Had you attended law school at New Mexico this year, your graduation speaker would be U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan. Had it been Hofstra, words of commencement would be given by New York's attorney general Eric Schneiderman, who is also speaking at Cardozo. Virginia gets Eric Holder, Northwestern, John Paul Stevens. And who does Harvard get?    Maybe it's not Read More >

Remember to Challenge Your B-School's Management Teachings

by Vault Education Editors  |  May 10, 2011

Management sage Gary Hamel on why MIX decided to open its management innovation competition up to MBA students:We are trying to underline a message to those students that the way organizations operate today may not be the way they operate in the future and that the embedded assumptions that are at the heart of a lot of business school teaching are open to challenge. One goal is to surface some great ideas and to hear what the next generation of leaders is thinking. By virtue of creating the... Read More >

J-O-B-S, jobs, jobs, jobs!

by Vault Education Editors  |  May 10, 2011

MBA hiring is up five percent from last year, to 67 percent, according to the most recent corporate recruiter survey from GMAC. More than half of respondents reported having at least one job offer in March, weeks before graduation (compared to 32 percent last year). As expected, students in the Asia-Pacific region had better job prospects than those in the US (67 percent to 54 percent). Recruiting was strongest in finance, accounting, manufacturing and energy.Oh, and salary offers appear to... Read More >

Teaching Ethics in B-School is Irrational Behavior

by Vault Education Editors  |  May 09, 2011

Dan Ariely, author of Predictably Irrational and Duke Fuqua professor, on the most irrational behaviors he sees in business schools:I think that business schools don't understand conflicts of interest. For example, they think that if they offer classes on morality and ethics, people will stop being immoral or unethical. That won't necessarily happen.Also, one of the things I hate the most in business education is case studies, because case studies give people the illusion that... Read More >

Welcome to B-School. Let's Get Touchy-Feely.

by Vault Education Editors  |  May 09, 2011

 Congratulations on making it to business school. Now, let's talk about your feelings, shall we? I know it's embarrassing, but just look at it this way: You'll probably be a better manager for it in the end, and the recruiters, they're saying they want people with real social intelligence, a high emotional quotient-that is, a person with feeeelings.And you know th Read More >

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