As my four years as a CSOM undergrad come to an end, the inevitable period of gloom at the thought of leaving Boston College has commenced. The idea of departing the college world to become a “real person” is far from comforting to most. Despite my sadness at leaving the Heights, I am confident that [...]
The Bloomberg BusinessWeek recently ranked BC’s Carroll School of Management among the top 10 in the nation’s “Best Undergraduate Business Schools” for 2012. CSOM climbed from 16th place in 2011 to ninth in 2012. Rankings are determined by a 50-question survey that is distributed to about 86,000 graduating seniors from more than 140 universities. The [...]
MasterCard announced Friday that the company is investigating a possible security breach of cardholder data. The company released a statement that it has alerted card issuing banks that “certain MasterCard accounts … are potentially at risk,” and the matter is being investigated by an “independent data security organization.” Atlanta’s Global Payments Inc., the nation’s seventh-largest [...]
I overheard a conversation today where a frustrated A&S senior was contemplating the best method to get in touch with an evasive recruiter. The senior’s thought progression went something like this: (12:59:00) I think I’m just going to call her again. (12:59:05) Maybe I should send an email? (12:59:30) Or I could message her on [...]
Recent estimates have revealed that initial claims of the U.S. reaching its legal borrowing limit in spring of 2013 are incorrect.
What exactly do these numbers mean? The apparent improvement in the job market is largely because an unparalleled percentage of the population has taken a break from the ongoing job search.
It’s not a new concept that in today’s economy businesses need to differentiate themselves from competitors in large ways to see growth every year; however, now that the recession is winding down marketers are taking huge strides toward promoting brands and products in new and interesting ways. With the help of social media and other [...]
February 14th – the second largest gift-giving holiday of the year after Christmas – is upon us. According to a January survey from the National Retail Federation, consumers will spend an average of $126.03 on Valentine’s Day, an 8.5% increase from last year. So what exactly goes into this number? A Time article breaks it [...]
Apple Inc. shares hit a record high yesterday, increasing 1.9 percent to $502.60. Apple now trails Google Inc. at $612.20, Priceline.com inc. at $571.15, and Intuitive Surgical Inc. at $503.07 in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. This $9.18 surge follows a two-week rally since Apple released its first-quarter earnings report; 11 of the 14 [...]
Prospective graduate students across the country are now facing an added pressure to the application process for business school: the modification of the GMAT that will be implemented by the Graduate Management Admissions Council in June. The newest section, “integrated reasoning,” is said to “gauge how well applicants can extract and analyze complex data,” according [...]