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November | December 2004
What About the Widgets?
Jump-Starting the Job Search
When recruiters won’t settle for “second-best,” how do career development offices deliver candidates who are prepped, poised, and practically perfect? They market aggressively, promote persistently, and argue persuasively for students to get a jump on the job hunt—sometimes before classes even begin.
It’s fine for business students to know how to crunch the numbers, says SAS CEO Jim Goodnight. It’s more important, however, that they understand IT, appreciate the value of human capital, and have plenty of good, old-fashioned common sense.
A World of Good
Terrorism presents an intractable problem to the global community. In the search for long-term solutions, however, one important resource often may be overlooked: The business school classroom.
It’s Not Easy Being Dean
According to one who has “been there,” the key to extending the career life cycle of a business school dean is to follow some crucial advice: Stay focused, set new challenges, and be prepared to exit gracefully.
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Soft Skills Matter: In Business School and Beyond
Measuring soft skills in a standardized way provides business schools with vital information to drive success for businesses and future business leaders.
Bringing Social Impact and Sustainability Goals Into the Curriculum
As young people challenge accepted business practices and take leadership into their own hands, business schools are beginning to adapt to shifting student expectations.
Digital Transformation: Mind the Gap
How can business schools prepare future leaders for digital transformation? By teaching them to develop a mindset that encourages critical thinking about change and technology.