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Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
School of Business
Congratulations to our majors as they prepare to graduate. Whether you are hoping to advance in your present position, find your first "career" position, or continue to graduate school, you should find the information on this page helpful. Information is organized in the following areas: résumé and job search information, professional certifications, and graduate school reference information.
JOB SEARCH: HELPFUL INFORMATION
There is no shortage of advice on how to find the job of your dreams; some, of course, is valuable; some is not. Below are links to some websites that offer information that many students seek.
For background information on various career fields and industries, including forecasts for employment growth, consult the
Occupational Outlook Handbook (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
JOB SEARCH AND RÉSUMÉ POSTING WEBSITES
Edinboro University has myriad resources to assist students and alumni in their job search efforts. Professional organizations often have career opportunity "bulletin boards" as do many individual companies. Commercial job placement services abound.
Exercise caution when posting a résumé online to protect your personal information and confidentiality. Edinboro University and the School of Business do not necessarily endorse the recruitment practices of any of the listed firms nor attest to the security and privacy of any of the websites.
Before considering where -- or even if -- you should post a résumé online, read what Business Week advises "to get [your résumé] past the electronic filters that cull the herd of applicants". resumes
"The Art of the Online Résumé" (Business Week, May 7, 2007)
Edinboro University's Career Services' website has a great deal of information helpful in job searches from interviewing tips to links to job search sites:
EUP Career Services Website
Many companies have on-line career and employment centers on their corporate websites. The Quintessential Directory of Company Career Centers provides an alphabetical list of such firms plus listing by various characteristics such as "Best Companies to Work For" and "Top Multicultural Companies".
The Quintessential Directory of Company Career Centers
The list below includes selected sites sponsored by professional and trade associations as well as general job search and résumé posting sites. As an increasing number of professional and trade associations are sponsoring job banks, students should check the sites of the trade associations in their field of interest. An extensive list of professional and trade association web sites can be found on the Internet Public Library's listing of prominent organizations and associations.
Professional certification can enhance one's resume and provide proof of competence; in some professions, certification is a necessity. You are encouraged to investigate the requirements and value of certifications in your professional area.
LINKS TO PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION WEBSITES
GRADUATE SCHOOL INFORMATION
There, literally, are hundreds of graduate business and economics programs in the US alone. No list can be expected to be exhaustive. Extensive, searchable databases of graduate programs are available at Peterson's Graduate Programs and at GradSchools.com.
You should be aware that better graduate programs can be quite selective. Among the criteria considered for admission will be: undergraduate QPA (3.00 or higher is recommended), scores on graduate entrance exams (GMAT, GRE), reference letters from faculty or employers, and admissions essays. While many Bachelor's degree graduates may eventually progress to a Master's degree, you should also be aware that many doctorate programs in business and economics will also accept students with just the Bachelor's degree. In these cases, admitted students would be expected to have relatively high undergraduate QPAs and good performance on entrance exams. The market for doctorate graduates in business is very strong is academically strong students should consider this option.
SELECTING A GRADUATE SCHOOL
The Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), the organization that conducts the GMAT examination, has a website for people considering pursuing an MBA: mba.com. In addition to information on the GMAT, the site has information on determining if an MBA is right for you, evaluating and selecting MBA programs, and other germane topics.
Edinboro University has Articulation Agreements with two graduate schools offering an MBA. These Articulation Agreements facilitate entry to these schools and grant credit for their various admission prerequisite requirements.
Clarion University of Pennsylvania's Acceptance of Edinboro Courses
Rochester Institute of Technology's 4+1 Program
LINKS TO GRADUATE SCHOOL ENTRANCE EXAM WEBSITES
LINKS TO GRADUATE SCHOOL WEB SITES BY STATE, COUNTRY & INTERNATIONAL REGION
Clarion University of PA
Click on SSHE Universities MBA Prerequisite Articulations for the list of Edinboro courses accepted in the MBA program.
Peking University (China)
University of Auckland (New Zealand)
Tias Business School (Tilburg University and Technische Universiteit Eindhovenlburg Institute) (Netherlands)
Instituto Panamericano de Alta Direccion de Empressa (Mexico) (en Español)
Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina) (en Español)
Universidad Internacional de las Américas (Costa Rica) (en Español)