Monday, April 12, 2010

Wake Students Shine Online

Wake Forest University’s visibility on the Web has seemingly exploded in the last 12 months, following a trend recently highlighted by TopMBA that looks at how much perspective students are also using social media to evaluate potential MBA programs. Using a variety of media, Wake students are making a name for themselves and the university.

WFU Business School Headshots 8-20-09Here are just a view recent examples:

Sandie Taylor (right), a first-year in the full-time program, co-authored an article that ran on Taylor collaborated with Selena Rezvani, the author of The Next Generation of Woman Leaders: What You Need to Learn But Won’t Learn in Business School, on an article examining why business schools are failing women. The duo determined that administrators must take responsibility for “elevating women’s status in the business world and growing the female leadership pipeline.

clip_image002The article makes a good argument: MBA programs still admit just 30% of women annually, while law and medical schools are almost balanced. (Women also make up less than 20% of the faculty at some top business schools.) Further, they argue that business schools must do more for gender-specific leadership training and matching MBA candidates with mentors. It will be interesting to see if Taylor collaborates again with Rezvani (left), who earned her MBA from Johns Hopkins University.

The entire article starts here.

WFU Business School Headshots 8-20-09Another student generating buzz online is Andy Rinehart (right), who is also nearing the halfway point at the Wake Forest University Schools of Business. Rinehart is one of several MBAs blogging on, and he used his last post to provide a firsthand account of preparation for this year’s Marketing Summit. Wake, the host team, placed second in the competition in February. "It should come as no great surprise that I really enjoy competition in all its forms," Rinehart declares before detailing why he joined the team and how they tackled their case from IBM. The entire blog can be accessed here.

We will also express our excitement after finding out that TopMBA for included our Twitter site and, by extension, this blog on its list of 10 social media sites to follow. Every member of this team greatly enjoys giving current, future, and perspective students the inside track on the Wake Forest Schools of Business experience, and it is rewarding to know that others are taking notice!

~ Paul Davis

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