The Bank of America Merrill Lynch MBA Diversity Fellowship Program will award merit-based fellowships to women, Blacks/African Americans, LGBT, Hispanics/Latinos, Alaskan Native/American Indian, military veterans, and students with disabilities entering business school in Fall 2014.
March 2014 Archives
After I graduated with my undergraduate degree I was excited to be out in the "real world," but I always knew, in the back of my mind, that I would be going back for further education at some point. I planned to work for a couple years, and then go back to school in my mid-twenties, when I had a better understanding of what I really wanted to get out of my graduate degree. I didn't expect that process to take 7 years.
A few weeks ago, I wrote part 1 of a series on why I chose to come to Simmons to get my MBA, and described the special community that exists here. And now I'm back for part 2!
You might already know that Simmons is ranked the #1 MBA for women by the Princeton Review. Just this February, Noodle.org named Simmons one of the "Great MBA Program Options for Women" (take a peek here). I love how these rankings help to capture and communicate what makes up that Simmons....well, special sauce. But have you ever wondered what it really means for an MBA program to be a great opportunity for women, what that looks and feels like day-to-day? Well, read on for my perspective as a student!
As a smaller college, Simmons is able to create an intimate and personalized experience that is catered to each student's needs. I think most of my classmates would agree that our classes have the right amount of students to diversify and enrich discussions without feeling overwhelmed or overlooked.
One great perk of academic life is access to speakers and events that can expand your own perspective and provide an opportunity to network with others. Simmons is especially great for providing these opportunities in both formal and informal settings. In the short time I've been at Simmons, I've attended a key note, lunch session, happy hour, and reception, just to name a few.
Efforts to solve most serious health care challenges - quality, cost, racial and gender disparities, or the implementation of "Obamacare" - rely on major investments in new information technology. But can health care IT achieve what is expected of it?