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Newsletter October 2010

  1. 1. EducationUSA M e x i c o C i t y. I s s u e # 5 5 . O c t o b e r 2 0 1 0 . Tuesday, October 19th The MBA How to Choose and Finance a Closed: Graduate Program with COMEXUS A Masters in Business Administration (MBA) is traditionally earned in two Tuesday, November 2: All Soul’s Day years, but accelerated programs Thursday, October 21st require one year. Students interested GMAT Scores The MBA at University of Dallas in finance and markets may consider a Various GMAT preparation courses are College of Business Masters of Science in Finance (MSF) offered in Mexico City and preparation program, which is often shorter. Many books are on loan in the EducationUSA Tuesday, October 26th MSF students continue their studies to Advising Center. While MBA programs become a Chartered Financial Analyst accept a wide range of GMAT scores, the Undergraduate Studies at Siena Heights University (CFA). Choose a concentration to average scores of admitted students at develop your skills and interests: top-ranked business schools are very accounting, corporate strategy, high, like Stanford (721) and Wharton economics, entrepreneurship, finance, School at UPenn (712). The averages of The above events will take place human resources, international accepted students at other outstanding 16:00-18:00 in the business, marketing, organizational programs, like Tulane University (656) Benjamin Franklin Library behavior, and project management. and Rice University (642), are more Liverpool 31, Col. Juarez The student visa allows international realistic, yet still competitive. Hult To attend any of these events, students to have internships or work University (580) and the University of please RSVP to: through OPT and CPT programs. Texas at San Antonio (585) are examples EducationUSA@iielatam.org of great programs whose accepted students have an accessible average Wednesday, October 13th GMAT score. Webcasts: Applying to College/ University Don’t miss our upcoming information Undergraduate: 12:00-13:00 sessions on MBA programs with a representative from the University of Graduate: 14:00-15:00 Dallas. See details on left-hand side. VirtualConsulateMex@state.gov Enter as a “Guest” on statedept.connectsolutions.com/ bbf Financial Aid Saturday, October 23rd While financial aid is typically less The MBA Tour at the available for MBA students, many Get Weekly Scholarship Information Marquis Reforma Hotel business schools offer financial aid and on our Facebook Fan Page! scholarships. Some examples are 11:00-18:00 Click on the PDF tab on the fan page to Dominican University’s Brennan School www.theMBAtour.com access EducationUSA’s Weekly Update, of Business, Boston University School of Management, Tuck School of Business a world-wide publication with the Thu-Sat, October 28-30 latest scholarship announcements from at Dartmouth, and Tulane University Estudia sin Fronteras universities throughout the U.S. at all A.B. Freeman School of Business. UNAM International Education Fair levels of study. EducationUSA Advising Center ● Open to the public: Monday to Friday 11:00am-5:00pm Liverpool 31. Col. Juárez, México D.F. 06600 ● Tel. 5080-2801, 2802 ● EducationUSA@iielatam.org PAGE 1
  2. 2. OCTOBER 2010, ISSUE #55 Advising Tip of the Month: Have a Productive Conversation with a U.S. University Admissions Officer We recommend that you to contact the admissions officers of the colleges you plan on applying to. Contacting a college admissions officer gives you the chance get the scoop on everything, from what courses are offered to life on campus. Consider the following when contacting a college admissions officer: 1) Do most students live in college residences? Attend a college fair this fall! 2) Is the climate there variable throughout the year? 3) Which other cities are close to the college? How close? 4) What is the international mix of students at the college like? 5) What are the average ACT/SAT scores of the accepted students? 6) Which majors are especially well known at the college? 7) What is the acceptance rate from the candidate pool? 8) Do PhD students/teaching assistants teach courses? 9) What are the living expenses? 10) What is the typical class size? 11) What are the sports facilities like? 12) What other extra-curricular activities are there (music, drama, etc.)? 13) Are scholarships offered, and for what? How many? What is the average award? 14) Does the college offer “study abroad” as part of the degree? 15) How do the overall costs of tuition compare to other colleges? What is the size of the campus? Hunter College University of California-Santa Barbara Are you a Mexican professional EducationUSA Online Individual Advising Sessions! or student who has studied in Can’t come to the Benjamin If you have already attended one the U.S.? Join our Ex-Alumnos Franklin Library? Join one of our of our orientations, and still social networking groups! EducationUSA Alumni Network! have questions about how to Twitter www.twitter.com choose a college major and find Mexican Alumni of U.S. educational Facebook www.facebook.com/ scholarships in the U.S., we institutions are invited to: educationusa.mexico invite you to schedule an • Meet other professionals in their field individual advising session with • Learn about employment opportunities one of our Educational Advisers. Online Advising Individual appointments are free • Discover professional development MSN Messenger and available from 2:30 p.m. to programs educationusa@iielatam.org 4 :0 0 p.m ., Mo n da y to • Explore scholarships for U.S. study Skype educationusa.mexico Thursday. Please send an email • Take part in a mentoring program to EducationUSA@iielatam.org to • Share experiences from the U.S. EducationUSA Video Podcasts schedule your appointment www.youtube.com/user/ today! For more information or to register, EducationUSAtv communicate with the Mexico City usa.podbean.com EducationUSA Advising Center: www.youtube.com/user/edusacast EducationUSA@iielatam.org www.itunes.com www.youtube.com/user/ Tel: 5080-2801,-2802 EducationUSADF For more helpful hints on talking to an admissions officer, our alumni network, online tools, or individual advising sessions, send questions to the EducationUSA Advising Center at EducationUSA@iielatam.org. PAGE 2
  3. 3. OCTOBER 2010, ISSUE #55 Scholarships & Opportunities Listings For a more complete listing of scholarship opportunities, log on to Facebook or Twitter and become a fan or friend of EducationUSA Mexico City! 1. Undergraduate Scholarship: Green Mountain College-Average Award: $16,000 BOOK OF THE MONTH 65 Successful Harvard Business School Green Mountain is located in Poultney, Vermont, a Application Essays rural historical town in the Vermont countryside. It By: The Staff of the Harbus, has been recognized by Sierra Magazine as the the Business School Student Newspaper “greenest school in the United States.” Poultney is located in the northeastern part of the United Business school application essays are among the most States, situated about four hours north of New York challenging pieces that many of us will ever write. 65 City. Green Mountain’s settings provide Successful Harvard Business School Application Essays shows you essays that helped their authors gain opportunities for a variety of outdoor activities and admission into Harvard. Wherever you’re applying, the adventure programming. range of topics, writing styles, and ideas showcased by Financial Aid these writers is truly inspiring. Staff writers for the Harbus, the Harvard Business School newspaper, • During the 2008-2009 academic year, 90% of introduce each topic and give a constructive analysis of international students received financial each individual essay. assistance. The average institutional grant or scholarship for international students was $16,000. Call number: IIE 378.1SIX With a free membership card, check out this book from the For more information, please contact: Benjamin Franklin Library. If you need a library card, please visit: http://www.usembassy-mexico.gov/bbf/bfcredencial.pdf Dusan Vuksanovic Admissions Counselor Green Mountain College 1 Brennan Circle Poultney, VT 05764 3. Graduate/Doctorate Scholarship: Email: vuksanovicdu@greenmtn.edu The American College of Surgeons-Scholarships 2012 The American College of Surgeons offers International 2. Graduate Scholarship: Guest Scholarships to competent young surgeons from International Scholarships at Boston University countries other than the U.S. or Canada who have School of Management demonstrated strong interest in teaching and research. Boston University has nearly 4,500 international The scholarships, in the amount of $8,000 each, provide the scholars with the opportunity to visit clinical, students, over 1,100 international scholars and teaching, and research activities in North America and to approximately 1,200 participants in the center for attend and participate fully in the educational English Language and Orientation Programs. opportunities and activities of the American College of • For the 2010 entering MBA class, more than 75% Surgeons Clinical Congress. received scholarships assistance with the Applications appear online on the College’s website: average award exceeding US $15,000 per year. www.facs.org/memberservices/igs.html. • For the class entering in August 2011, the maximum scholarship package will be US Supporting materials and questions should be directed to: $89,500 throughout the duration of the Administrator - International Liaison Section program-nearly a full tuition waver. American College of Surgeons For more information, please visit: 633 N. Saint Clair St. Chicago, IL 60611-3211, USA PAGE 3 http://management.bu.edu/index.shtml

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