Admit One: Vault's MBA Law School and College Blog
Dear Class of 2013,
I know what you’re thinking. ‘Why didn’t I just drop out of high school, create a simple blog service, then sell the darn thing to a company down on its luck for a you-know-what’s-cool one billion dollars?’
No, seriously. College is much more than a path to gainful unemployment. It’s about connecting with your peers. It’s about sitting in your dorm room, alone, eating Doritos, Facebooking, tweeting Kierkegaard and Louis CK quotes, choosing between the Early Bird and Nashville[...] Read More >>
Is the job market for MBAs starting to show signs of life? The most recent recruiting survey from the MBA Career Services Council (MBA CSC) seems to suggest that it is—with business schools across the nation reporting an uptick in on-campus recruitment activity across a variety of industry sectors.
According to the MBA CSC Fall 2012 Recruiting Survey report, some 45 percent of respondents reported an increase in on-campus recruiting activity compared to the same period in the previous year. A further[...] Read More >>
It's the start of grad school application season and, like clockwork, the debate has rolled around again: is it even worth it to spend the next two years of your life pursuing the opportunity to put three little letters on your resume?
Once upon a time, the answer was a no-brainer: if you could get into an M.B.A. program, you did it, and came out the other side with a license to pick your job and print money.*
Nowadays, however, potential applicants are having to do the sort of cost-benefit analysis[...] Read More >>
So called "soft" major get a bad rap. But English, Communications, and Medieval Literature majors shouldn't panic—there are plenty of pluses to a degree of the basket weaving variety. Chances are you're a better communicator, a critical thinker, and you can more easily see the big picture among a lot of little details.
After all, it's what you do when you read a tough literary novel and write an essay about its major themes or cultural significance. And it's a lesson straight out of Literature 101.
Here's[...] Read More >>
From The Monitor Group and Dewey & LeBoeuf bankrupcies to a simple act of ingenuity at Krispy Kreme donuts, 2012 has been a big year in career news.
Revisit some of your favorite stories and advice blogs with our list of Vault's Top Read blogs of the year, 2012:
1. 6 Trickiest Interview Questions and How to Nail Them
Guesstimates and brainteasers are two types of interview questions commonly asked by Wall Street firms, consulting firms, and tech firms. They're also the types of questions that[...] Read More >>
As law students and alumni know, 3L year (the third and final year of law school) is considered by many to be useless—a waste of time and money. Because most law students complete their required coursework at some point during their second year, the third year is usually filled with electives or clinical work. And while these courses are no doubt intellectually stimulating, they are also expensive—in terms of both time and money.
In response to these concerns, New York University School of Law has[...] Read More >>
Back in May, New York Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman announced that New York would become the first state to require lawyers to perform 50 hours of pro bono work before being licensed to practice. The announcement set off a flurry of both praise and criticism. While supporters applauded a renewed focus on justice issues within the legal profession, others worried about the quality of legal services that would be provided by unwilling practitioners and pointed out that the requirement might unfairly[...] Read More >>
It’s back to school season, and for some intrepid souls, that means the start of the infamous and much-feared 1L year. We’ll assume you’ve already watched The Paper Chase while chewing your nails off, so here are some more practical tips for a successful first year of law school:
Go to class. And while you’re there, listen. While some of your professors won’t require attendance, it’s essential to not only show up to class, but also to actively listen and take notes. It sounds obvious, but you’ll[...] Read More >>
The MBA is not a vocational degree anymore, says NYU-Stern’s Dean Thomas Cooley. Not at the top schools, at least. At the best business schools, students engage their business minds in all sorts of ways--not just critically and analytically, but historically and ethically. And that’s more than what you get out of an apprenticeship model. Dean Cooley also addresses the question of whether leadership can be taught. He says something like, you can teach certain techniques… some[...] Read More >>
In older times, faced with the choice of attending Harvard Law School at full price or Duke on scholarship for half the price, the choice was that there was no choice at all. In the credential-obsessed legal world, Harvard would open more and pricier and arguably better doors than Duke. Even for people of limited-to-modest means, the choice was simple, because tuition was affordable, and if it wasn’t, debts were easily manageable.Go to the best law school you can get into. For a long time,[...] Read More >>
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