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  • Jun 20, 2018

    Could Tech Be the Great Equalizer in Higher Ed?

    The use of technology in the classroom has traditionally been a touchy subject. Do kids really need to learn from behind screens, with Facebook, Pinterest, and any number of distractions just a click away? But, in grade school and high school classrooms at least, we’re starting to see a shift in mind-set: these days, teachers are starting to see technology (when used appropriately) as an effective tool to personalize learning and increase engagement.

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  • Jun 14, 2018

    Employment vs. Employability: How Universities Can Set Their Graduates Up for Long-Term Success

    Students preparing to finish their education—whether that means an undergraduate or graduate degree—have one thing in common: they’re focused on starting off their careers. And for the higher-ed institutes, the goal should be the same: ensuring students are prepared to launch successful careers after they leave the university.

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  • Apr 04, 2018

    Don’t Be Fooled by Their Silly Name: Soft Skills Matter

    One of our biggest pet peeves around the QC office is the use of the term “soft skills” to talk about critical leadership qualities like communication, self-awareness, and teamwork. The term undermines the value of these traits, making them sound hollow and frivolous when we all know that the “soft skills”—particularly communication—are among the most important that recruiters look for in new hires.

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  • Mar 27, 2018

    AI and the Future of MBA Programs

    As the future of work becomes more and more automated, MBA programs are beginning to integrate technological innovations to prepare their students for the new realities of running a business. From lectures on algorithm-driven decision making to full-blown partnerships with computer science and engineering programs, these schools are working hard to prepare our future leaders for the future of business. 

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  • Mar 12, 2018

    How to Evaluate Online MBA Programs

    As online MBA programs are gaining popularity and, more importantly, gaining clout among recruiters and HR departments, prospective students are finding themselves with more and more choices when they set out to apply for an online program. In fact, according to Forbes, this year’s US News ranking of online MBAs included 270 programs—up from just 180 in 2017. 

    So what are the advantages and risks of an online MBA program over a traditional one, and how can applicants sort through the growing list of options to find the program that’s right for them?

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