Congressional aides and other experts say disagreements over vouchers and the education secretary's power to administrate the law have stalled efforts to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. The act, which directs federal support to career education programs, was last reauthorized in 2006.
MBA applicants accepted by a school but are waiting to hear from other schools can ask for a delay in accepting admission, writes MBA admissions consultant Stacy Blackman. However, applicants may want to go ahead and pay the admissions deposit to reserve their space should they decide to accept, she counsels in this blog post.
Recent college graduates need to find ways to translate their academic experience into skills employers are seeking, says Emily Seamone, a career adviser at the City University of New York Graduate Center. They should find ways to tell stories about overcoming adversity and explain how subjects studied have promoted problem-solving and communication skills, Seamone advises.
An analysis shows that the median net wealth of college graduates between the ages of 25 and 34 who carry student debt was negative $1,900 in 2016, down by $9,000 since 2013. The data also showed that graduates in that age group had amassed only half the wealth their parents had accumulated at their age.
An analysis of eight institutions where infractions caused the men's basketball teams to be banned from postseason play from 2000 to 2013 found that the scandals resulted in an average enrollment drop of 14% among men admitted to the school and a 13% decline in female admittance two years before the ban was enacted. Researchers say athletics serve as "the front porch" for a university and can have wide-ranging effects on admissions.
The University of Maryland will use a $21.25 million gift from Barry Gossett and his wife Mary to establish a new center in their name designed to help student-athletes. in 2007, Gossett, vice chairman of the Board of Regents for the University System of Maryland System, and his wife donated $10 million to help build a football "team house."
Learn how Brandeis International Business School (IBS) incorporates scholarships and other forms of aid into its conversations with students throughout their search process. Read more at GMAC Advisor.
GMAC, the American Council on Education, and 31 other education associations filed an amicus brief with the US Supreme Court in the case examining President Donald Trump's third travel ban. For more information, visit GMAC's Immigration and Visa Policy Updates.
More than 71% of business schools surveyed by the MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance say recruiting of their full-time MBA graduates by the technology and consulting industry increased in 2017, up from 53% who reported increases in 2016. The schools also report increased recruiting in areas such as health care, real estate and financial services, the data show.
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