With the first signs of the economy beginning to rise up and find it’s way to recovery (knock on wood), there isn’t a better time to pursue a business degree than now. Capitalism is blooming, and securing your place in the market of higher learning is essential if you are to swim and not sink. If the Ken Fisher article on Capitalism isn’t enough to motivate you to get on board the higher learning train, than I don’t know what will. As one of America’s brightest minds, it is your calling and moral obligation to invest in your future so that you may in turn invest in improving America’s economy, and the lives of your community members. The following article will examine the best schools in America for obtaining an undergraduate degree in business, as well as the coveted MBA, and pinpoint some things you can do to help secure your place in them.
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Good Grades Just Don’t Seal the Deal
Although grades are the first thing an admission’s board will look at, there are other determining factors that play heavy roles. After all, thousands of students are getting good grades and are applying to top schools. You need to set yourself apart by trying to accomplish as many of the following as possible during your high school and, yes, even your undergraduate career:
· Try to get published in an academic journal
· Get an internship
· Volunteer for a worthy organization or cause
· Be active in campus sports
· Join academic clubs and try to form one yourself
· Run for a seat in student politics (class president won’t hurt)
· Be a mentor
By engaging in as many of these points as you can, you will be showing the admissions board that you are a go-getter, pro-active, and that you fulfill the fabric of the morally sound that they covet and look for in their student body. Remember, after you graduate you will be carrying your university’s name with you and will be representing them as an illuminist. So for this reason alone they look for students who are likely to go above and beyond after graduating.
Now that you have a good list of universities to keep on the backburner, and an idea of things you can do in your academic and social life to provide an extra insurance policy when it comes time to “wowing “the admissions board, get motivated and pursue your dreams. Our economic climate is showing signs of improvement, more jobs are opening up, and perhaps someday you will be in a position to hire others and fill some seats yourself.