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UMD’s Smith School Joins White House Initiative for Women in Business

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A delegate from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business visited the White House today for meetings aligned with the school’s 50/50 by 2020 campaign launched in spring 2015. The White House event, focused on best practices for business schools to expand women’s opportunities, brought together business leaders and representatives from several schools. Other participants came from the White House Council on Women and Girls, the Council of Economic Advisers, and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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Where Do Liberal Arts Grads Land After College?

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Where do liberal arts and humanities graduates go after graduation? Three in five liberal arts bachelor’s degree graduates (60.5 percent) from the Class of 2014 landed full-time jobs or a place in graduate school within six months of graduation, according to results of a new study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). NACE’s Class of 2014 First-Destination Survey found that 42.2 percent of liberal arts and humanities graduates were in full-time positions while 18.3 percent were in graduate or professional school.

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Top Paying College Majors Earn $3.4 Million More Than Lowest Paying Majors Over a Lifetime

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New report details earnings for 137 college majors. When it comes to earnings, majors matter more than degrees. Over a career, the report finds, college graduates earn $1 million more than high school graduates on average. But averages are misleading: college graduates with the highest paying majors earn $3.4 million more than the lowest paying majors. Using Census data, The Economic Value of College Majors analyzes wages for 137 college majors, including the wages of graduates who go on to earn advanced degrees. It also details the most popular majors, the majors most likely to lead to an advanced degree, and the economic benefit of earning an advanced degree by undergraduate major.

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25 Things I Wish I Had Learned in Law School

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Students readying themselves for law careers should take time to set books aside and gain practical work experience while in school, according to a survey of 350 U.S. and Canadian lawyers by Robert Half Legal, a premier legal staffing and consulting services firm. Lawyers were asked, “What, if anything, do you wish you had learned in law school that would have better prepared you to practice law?” Among their responses:

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Top 50 Most Affordable Online Master’s Degree Programs 2015

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Best Masters Programs (www.bestmastersprograms.org), an independent online guide for master’s degree programs, has published a list of the 50 Most Affordable Online Graduate Schools for Master’s Degrees. The list gives a broad view of the cost and range of the top fifty most affordable online Master’s degree programs across educational institutions and across all fields of study. Ranking in the top three are Fort Hayes State University, Amberton University, and Southeast Missouri State University.

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