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MBA Degree Seekers Can Receive Help Managing Their Online Profile (US News) applicants should start “cleaning” their virtual profiles months before applying.
“MBA degree seekers should pay attention to their online history. highlighted the results of a recent Kaplan Test Prep survey of admissions officers from 265 of the nation’s top MBA programs. According to these findings, 27% of school officials reported that they have looked applicants up on Google, while 22% have logged on to Facebook and other social media websites to search for prospective students. In addition, 14% of admissions officers said that their web-based research turned up information that harmed their business school prospects.”
Internships are the Best Route to a Good Job for MBAs (Financial Times) – one crucial question to ask MBA programs is their internship placement process and results.
“According to data from the 2011 GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey, internships are one of the best ways for job candidates to prove themselves in their targeted industry. Indeed, the employment of interns as full-time hires was notable in both the consulting and high tech sectors, with a 70 per cent rate of hire for interns.”
“The four categories covered are: opening new career opportunities (35%); personal development/educational experience (35%); increasing salary (20%); and the potential to network (10%). The figures we collate are a mixture of hard data, such as salary and faculty qualifications, and the subjective marks given by the school’s students, such as a rating of their school’s facilities.”