Have you heard of that saying? Well, if your ultimate goal is to attend graduate school, you need to start taking that literally. The Graduate Management Admission Test, known affectionately (or not!) as the GMAT, is the be-all-to-end-all to showcase your skills and talents.
More and more schools are finally agreeing that the score you get on a standardized test does not necessarily define how successful you will be at a college or university. In fact, one more school just made the decision to join the growing number of colleges and universities that have implemented a SAT/ACT test-optional policy. On July 29th, Montclair State University became the first public higher-level institution of education in New Jersey to promote this admissions process. [Read more…]
We write a lot on this blog about which degrees are most likely to garner the best earnings; which industries have strong employment projections; and why it’s important to consider your educational pursuits carefully so that you’re getting the best educational value. When it comes to liberal arts (full disclosure: I was an English major), most people assume that there is no direct correlation between the degree and the career path. How many time do English, arts, and psychology majors, for instance, hear: “What are you going to do with that degree? Wait tables?” [Read more…]
For most of us, all we know about tornados is that we don’t want to get sucked up into one like Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz” (or maybe we do, what happened to her was kind of cool). But two students from Western Illinois University have been given the opportunity to further understand tornado formation in order to increase our predictive capability and ultimately provide better warning lead times, as well as fewer false alarms. [Read more…]