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If so, you have the opportunity, as an individual or as part of a team, to participate in a global contest; obtain publicity for your solution; be mentored by local and international business experts and win prizes.
The Higher Colleges of Technology, the largest higher education institution in the United Arab Emirates, and Knowledge@Wharton, the online research and business analysis journal of the Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania, have teamed up to conduct an “Innovation Tournament“ specifically designed for the MENA region.
Inspired by the book Innovation Tournaments by Wharton professors Christian Terwiesch and Karl Ulrich, this tournament will require participants to create solutions by which society can implement new and sustainable technologies as well as customer-centric work processes. The tournament is open to all individuals and/or groups from around the world who wish to submit a solution for consideration.
The deadline for submissions to the Innovation Tournament 2021 is 5pm April 5, 2012 (UAE time). To enter, go here: http://wharton.hct.ac.ae/innovation-tournament-2021/enter/
First-year female enrollment at Wharton jumped to 45% this year. This is not the first time Wharton has broken this record: two years ago their enrollment was at 40%, while other top-ranked business schools held numbers in the thirty percent range.
Wharton admissions deputy Ankur Kumar explains in an article published by CNNMoney.com that there wasn’t a set goal to recruit so many women; however, she does note the school’s efforts to reach out to female applicants.
“Two years ago, we started having women visit days on campus,” Kumar tells CNNMoney. “They really get to learn more about Wharton and speak to other Wharton women to hear their perspectives and experiences.” In addition to events, there have been partnerships between the Wharton School and both undergraduate women and alumnae organizations.
Kumar adds that there’s opportunity to debunk the myth of the “competitiveness and the cutthroat nature of business school,” by raising awareness among female students.
However, a recent Knowledge@Wharton article addresses the truths women in the professional world find in this so-called myth.
Adjunct professor of management at Wharton Monica McGrath explains in the piece that there are unintentional and subtle biases that prevent working women from progressing in their careers. However, she suggests that companies “based on women’s norms would be more sensitive to these issues.”
Read the story here: http://bit.ly/n4Xmj7
You have your heart set on getting into Wharton’s MBA program. If not Harvard, Princeton, or Booth. So what can you do to separate yourself from the hundreds of thousands of other eager applicants who have the same dream?
Forbesspoke to Judith Hodara Silverman, most recently as director of MBA admissions for the Wharton School, and Alex Fleming, a Wharton graduate and author, for tips on how to get into the business school of your choice.
Some of the advice should be common sense — do your homework before applying, double-check your application for errors — but other tidbits skewered some preconceived notions of what it takes to get into an elite business school.
As Silverman explains, when she was at Wharton, she saw plenty of applications with 790 GMAT scores denied because they had nothing else to offer than strong numbers.
Read the story here: http://onforb.es/ov0WL6