MBA News & Around the Web Blog – #22

MBA News & Around the Web Blog – #22

Each week we rifle through the world wide web to bring you news, blog posts and any other information we find relevant. Below you will find a few useful, interesting, or otherwise relevant links from around the world of career exploration, talent acquisition, and more.

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Here are the findings for the week prior to May 29th, 2017

  1. Mom surprised with honorary degree after helping quadriplegic son complete his MBA

A mother who attended every class with her quadriplegic son so he could pursue his Master of Business Administration (MBA) was surprised with her own honorary degree at her son’s graduation.

“I was just blown away,” Judy O’Connor said of the honor. “I’d been in the trenches with his fellow grad students for two years and gotten to know them so it was really special.”

Read the full story on Yahoo!

  1. Mid-Career Shift with MBA

“Employers would not want to hire them for any other role except for a similar profile. Even if they are willing to hire, they will treat them as fresh graduates and not as experienced employees. That means a compromise in terms of growth and package.  And in case, the experience is over five years, the candidates will not be treated as fresh graduates too, closing doors for any opportunity to shift career. This is the reason why so many people are stuck in their jobs these days. How can one get out of this situation? There are two ways to shift careers:”

Read the full story on the Tribune

  1. Why The MBA Beats the MD & the JD

    “The cost of getting an MBA degree can be staggering, leaving students with heavy debt burdens after graduation. But the perennial question every new generation of MBA applicants have is, does the degree still pay off in dollars-and-cents terms? A new return-on-investment analysis on graduate education shows that the MBA continues to beat all other degrees when it comes down to value.”

See the full article on Poets & Quants

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