UM School of Education to Hold an Open House

The University of Michigan’s School of Education is holding an open house for potential undergraduate and graduate students. During the event, faculty, admissions officers and even current education students will be there to answer questions and to welcome the guests.

Features of the open house

The open house aims to relay information about the School of Education to potential students. Admissions officers and even the current faculty and students will be talking about teacher education, certification, joint degree, higher degree programs, and the school’s partnership with Teach for America. Through the open house, the School of Education hopes to encourage more students to take up a career in education.

Details of the open house

The UM School of Education Open House will be held on October 21, 2010 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The event will be held at the School of Education building. This two-hour event will be packed with activities, with the first 15 minutes especially allocated to the Meet and Greet. There will be talks and even a writing workshop for the prospective education students. The organizers will be serving refreshments and hors d’oeuvres.

For those who are interested in the open house, it is best to register at first.

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University of Illinois Career Fair Held to Promote Graduate Schools and Programs

The University of Illinois had helped made the annual Graduate and Professional School Fair possible. The Career Fair was sponsored by the University of Illinois Career Center, which took place in Illini rooms A, B, and C. The career fair, held last October 6, 2010, featured not only graduate and professional programs from the University of Illinois but also those from other universities and colleges all over the country. Members of the Career Fair Outreach Team said that the fair was really designed to promote various schools that offer higher education. The fair is also offering upperclassmen a glimpse of the programs in the graduate and professional levels. Even sophomores managed to mingle during the fair to have an advanced look of what could be ahead academically.

The format of the event

Using the three Illini rooms, booths were set up to provide information about a wide variety of disciplines, from architecture, medicine, and psychology to education and journalism. There are many other graduate programs on exhibit to provide visiting students with a wide range of choices. They do not have to feel limited when it comes to their higher education choices. There were 125 booths all in all.

Relationship with visiting schools

There are some repeat visiting schools, such as the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism. The school is also offering a new program, the Integrated Marketing Communications, which is a more business-oriented version of journalism,. The school’s representative, William Kartsimas, said that though the school is not able to visit all career fairs all over the nation, it takes time to visit the University of Illinois’ career fair.

Clearing admissions process doubts

Some students say that the career fair helped them know more details about the admissions process in the graduate level. This gave them insights about graduate school admissions. They could even start early with the preparations, such as gathering requirements.

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GWSB Will Accept GRE for MBA Admissions

The George Washington School of Business (GWSB) will start accepting the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) as a standardized test basis during admissions. This will take effect on the applications season for school year 2011-2012.

Reasons behind the decision

So why is the GWSB accepting the GRE as a basis for admissions? This is because the GRE allowance should help the GSWB create more diversity in the classroom in terms of educational background. With this, it is also expected that the number of applicants will increase, which translates to the GSWB having more applicants to choose from. This increase in the number of applicants can also help provide just a little more flavor into the upcoming student body of the GWSB. Allowing students from various educational backgrounds, including the liberal arts, will also provide new and different perspectives about business, according to Doug Guthrie, GSWB dean and professor of management and international business.

Benefits to the applicants

Judith Stockmon, the executive director of the George Washington Graduate Admissions, says that the administration is really excited about offering the GRE acceptance to applicants who desire a graduate degree in business. Applicants now do not need to have a business background to become part of a business graduate degree. Therefore, it is not too late for applicants to start considering a career in business with the GRE helping them get into an MBA program. The GSWB is also happy to be part of a growing group of top-notch business schools that are offering the testing option.

On the GMAT

Those who are wishing to seek a higher education in business must be familiar with the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), a standard test used to gauge the preparedness of an applicant for an MBA degree. Applicants who have already taken the GMAT should be relieved to know that the GWSB will still be accepting GMAT results.

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