Degree Decisions Stories

December 14 2017, 7:00AM PST

Getting Into the Best Grad School

Many people wait until their senior year of college to start thinking about what they need to do in order to get into the best grad school. However, making sure that you get into the best grad school is a process that starts as soon as you begin your undergraduate degree program. Tara Kuther, Ph.D., with About.com offers this advice on how to improve your chances of getting into the best graduate school:

  • Get to know your professors.
  • Get involved in [Read More]

Applying to MBA Programs

While all graduate schools have hefty application fees, MBA programs often have the highest application fees of them all. An application fee to even a relatively unknown MBA school can run between $100 and $200. For this reason, it's important to choose wisely when applying to MBA degree programs. On one hand, you'll want to apply to your dream schools, but, on the other, you'll want to make sure that you'll be accepted somewhere. MBA in America offers these [Read More]

Grad Schools: Where to Apply

The hardest part of making the decision to pursue a graduate degree may be choosing what grad schools to apply to. Many grad schools are extremely competitive, and mediocre students may have a hard time getting in. At the same time, a graduate degree from a relatively unknown grad school can be a waste of money. For this reason, Samiha Esha posted this advice on selecting a grad school:

Apply somewhere where you'll be among the most qualified students in that [Read More]

Why You Shouldn't Enroll in Graduate School

There are careers that require that you hold a graduate degree. You can't be a doctor, lawyer, or college professor without one. However, most real-world positions do not require that employees hold graduate degrees. In fact, many employers will hire a person with a bachelor's degree over a person with a master's degree because, in general, they both have the same level of experience, but the employer will have to pay the person with the master's degree more than the person [Read More]

Should You Choose a Part-Time or Full-Time MBA Program?

In an interview with Business Week, Kristine Mackey, associate dean for Evening and Weekend Programs at Chicago Graduate School of Business, offered some suggestions for students on how to decide whether to enroll in a part-time or full-time MBA program. Mackey offered these tips for students considering an MBA program:

If you're in a job, even though the paycheck feels great but you don't see how this is ever going to take you anywhere, or for whatever reason you find yourself [Read More]

How to Apply for College Online

Whether you're hoping to apply for an online college or a traditional college, the easiest way to begin the process of admissions is to apply for college online. Generally, the website of the school that you've chosen to apply to will have an online application. You simply fill out the required information and then submit it. However, you'll probably have to send additional information.

First, most schools have an application fee. The application fee can be submitted one of two ways. [Read More]

Want to go to Graduate School but Fear a Mountain of Debt?

The high cost of graduate school shouldn't end your dreams of going. Best bet is to approach you finance sensibly and utilize the help that's available. Here is some more advice.

Shaving expenses. Graduate students and aid officers say a few simple strategies can reduce the chances of being saddled with a lifetime of onerous payments. It starts at the very beginning, with the choice of grad school. But even if students don't choose a low-cost school, they can [Read More]

Teamwork and Leadership Skills are Key for MBA Students

MBA students are finding that skills in communications and confidence are essential to their success in the business world.

Indeed, a growing number of employers agree that it is communication, leadership, teamwork, and other so-called soft skills that truly distinguish M.B.A. candidates today. According to a 2006 survey by the Graduate Management Admission Council, nearly two fifths of employers say these are extremely important in selection and hiring. "The globalization of business requires companies to operate across a wider degree of [Read More]

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