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Archive for December, 2014

MBA replaced by MIM or MIF…??
December 17th, 2014

Move over traditional MBA that requires two years of experience before enrollment. Check out the hiring rates of graduates with Masters in Management or Masters in International Finance.

Complete story in Forbes.


Must be Studying for Finals?
December 11th, 2014


UC Applications Up for 11th Consecutive Year.
December 11th, 2014

UC Merced opened 11 years ago. Over the intervening 11 applications have increased annually with no significant capacity has been added to the UC system—simple math, lower acceptance rates. Compounding the problem for California residents is the UC’s express commitment to increase the number of out-of-state and/or international students. The line to get on the UC bus is getting longer for California residents while the number of seats on the bus is shrinking.

For more information…

First Lady Michelle Obama Addresses UC Merced Commencement Ceremony

Graduation. UC Merced.

Ask Ernest Hemingway!
December 3rd, 2014

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Ernest Hemingway. Though he never applied to college, he shows great insight into the creation of the “Nobel Prize” college essay.

Research, Not 15 Applications, Will Get you into the Right College
December 1st, 2014


New York Times Challenges Admissions Rates

“…it’s in their best interests to seem as selective as possible.”

The foremost goal of the overwhelming majority of college admissions staff is to boost the number of applicants with no meaningful knowledge of the applicant.

Finally, an article that exposes the danger of over-reliance on reported admissions rates offering further support for a balanced list focused primarily on colleges for whom you are an “accomplished student”, a good fit.

Harvard is not right for every student, neither is Ohio Wesleyan. So look beyond the admissions numbers and zip code to the faculty, students and program. Research, not the college PR machine, is your best ally in this process.




Perhaps most important for the entire family, the Head Start College program paces students to complete their applications by Thanksgiving.


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