Wall Street Journal ranks colleges on recruiting

first_img “Our initial impression is [Arts and Letters students] are very impressive in the job market right now,” he said. “Comments included things about the graduates being both academically prepared and able to sort of jump in and contribute quickly at companies, but also — things that Notre Dame is kind of famous for — having a really ethical approach to the way they carry themselves and do business,” Merritt said. “We’re different,” he said. “Our graduates want to make a difference in the world in which they work. And that difference and that commitment to faith and community in a residential, Catholic institution, there’s different priorities. And there’s different values.” Merritt said the ranking list, which is on the Careers section of the Wall Street Journal’s website along with other information about job recruiting and career paths, marked the first time the newspaper focused on the job hiring process for new college graduates. For Svete, the size of a university also plays a large role. Notre Dame is the third smallest school on The Wall Street Journal’s list, larger than only Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Carnegie Mellon University. “My first reaction was ‘we’re 22?’ We should be higher than that,” Svete said. Since last week, Svete said he has received phone calls from career counselors at Duke University, Stanford University, Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania. “The impetus for it really was that we wanted to figure out who was hiring, where they were hiring and why,” Merritt said. “Other rankings and studies look at things like SAT scores and GPAs … And we decided to look at the other end of the equation, which is really, really important to people these days.” Merritt said she was also surprised by the survey’s outcome, especially by companies’ preference for larger state schools. Merritt said they asked recruiters to measure students’ academic preparedness, ability to adapt quickly to a new job and ability to succeed in companies. According to the report, 479 recruiters completed the survey. Lee Svete, director of Notre Dame’s Career Center, said he was surprised when he first saw the Wall Street Journal’s rankings. Svete said Notre Dame Arts and Letters students who have internships do not face difficulty in their job search because internships serve as training experience. He did, however, agree with the finding that internships often lead to job opportunities. These qualities are typical of Notre Dame students, but may have also hurt Notre Dame in the overall ranking process, Svete said. For example, Notre Dame students pursue diverse career options, including graduate school and postgraduate service opportunities. Around 200 graduating seniors enter service programs, which Svete said limits the number of graduates seeking employment. “I expected that some of the common wisdom would be debunked, however I didn’t expect that to be sort of as extreme as it was,” Merritt said. The surveys showed that the private universities that did make the list, however, represented a combination of preparedness and other qualities, Merritt said. Notre Dame ranked highly because recruiters reported a commitment to integrity and ethics in its students. Job recruiters ranked Notre Dame No. 22 for producing the most well-prepared and likely to succeed graduates, according to The Wall Street Journal’s new ranking system for undergraduate colleges and universities. The Wall Street Journal’s research also found companies to prefer hiring students out of their intern pool, as well as a decreasing desire for liberal arts majors, Merritt said. When he realized that other elite universities were not on this list, however, he said his surprise turned to elation that Notre Dame was ranked. “They asked how we made the list,” he said. Jennifer Merritt, who led the project as The Wall Street Journal’s careers editor, said many college rankings look at the caliber of students who enter the schools, but not as they graduate and look for jobs. Merritt and her colleagues worked for six months surveying recruiters based on what they look for when they hire new college graduates. Penn State topped the list of 25 schools released last week. Notre Dame was one of only six private universities listed in this new ranking system, and one of six schools ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s top 25 national universities. “It got a lot of response,” she said. “We had more than a million page views for this and all the components of this in the first day and a half.” “Our size of institution, if you go with pure numbers of placement of graduates in all kinds of fields … we will not have the quantity that Penn State has,” Svete said.last_img read more

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Princeton University removes Woodrow Wilson’s name from school

first_imgPrinceton University said Saturday it was removing the name of president Woodrow Wilson from its public policy school and a residential college, calling the former US leader a racist.The Ivy League school’s board of trustees “concluded that Woodrow Wilson’s racist thinking and policies make him an inappropriate namesake for a school or college whose scholars, students, and alumni must stand firmly against racism in all its forms,” university President Christopher Eisgruber said in a statement.Wilson served two terms as US president, from 1913 to 1921. He was the founding father of the League of Nations, a forerunner of the United Nations, and embodied the end of American isolationism. But the 28th US president also supported racist policies, notably allowing segregation in federal agencies even after they had been racially integrated for decades.”He not only acquiesced in, but added to the persistent practice of racism in this country, a practice that continues to do harm today,” Eisgruber said.The New Jersey university will now be home to the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. A residential college named after Wilson will be known as First College.Since the May 25 death of George Floyd, an unarmed African American killed by a white police officer who knelt on his neck, the United States has been swept by civil unrest with protesters demanding the end of systemic racism. Businesses and institutions have been examining their roles in perpetuating injustice.The efforts are even gaining ground in highly conservatives places like Mississippi, where lawmakers on Saturday took procedural steps to redesign the southern state’s flag, which prominently features a Confederate emblem.Governor Tate Reeves has said he will sign any bill passed by lawmakers to change the banner.Topics :last_img read more

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Van Gaal in hunt for marquee deal

first_imgLouis van Gaal hailed Cristiano Ronaldo as a ”fantastic player” after admitting he is in the hunt for a marquee signing to boost Manchester United’s chances of challenging for the Champions League. Van Gaal is hoping to mount a serious challenge for domestic and European silverware in the coming year after qualifying for the Champions League in his first term in charge. Despite spending more than £225million since taking over, Van Gaal still thinks his squad lacks speed and creativity in attack. Press Association Van Gaal has been linked with a move for the two-time Ballon d’Or winner recently. The Dutchman initially refused to discuss the idea of the Portuguese coming back to Old Trafford. ”I cannot answer this question. You can put it in another way and I shall say it the same,” he said. ”We cannot show our strategy in buying or selling players. When we shall buy a player and he has signed then we shall say it but not in the process, not in the strategy.” But when pressed on the matter, Van Gaal dropped his guard. ”Now, I make an exception for Ronaldo,” the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach said with a smile. ”He is a fantastic, fantastic player but he knows that. I like him.” Unless Ronaldo asks to leave Madrid, United would find it hard to sign the 30-year-old Portuguese star. A more likely signing for Van Gaal would be Barcelona forward Pedro or Thomas Muller, although Bayern Munich insist they will not sell the World Cup winning striker. Other than Javier Hernandez, who was loaned to Madrid last year, and 20-year-old James Wilson, the only senior central striker Van Gaal has in his squad is Wayne Rooney. The Dutchman has already told the captain he will be his main striker this season, but he is demanding a lot from the 29-year-old. When asked whether Rooney has to score 20-25 goals in the upcoming year, Van Gaal said: “Of course, because (Sergio) Aguero is making that amount of goals (for Manchester City).” Despite playing Rooney in midfield for much of last season, Van Gaal has little reason to doubt the former Everton man will deliver, however. “He is our striker. Probably he has to prove it. I have fully confidence that he shall do that,” Van Gaal said. “He is also the captain of the team so he shall play a lot of times in the striker’s position. “Normally we shall have a lot of matches so Chicharito (Hernandez) can also play in that position. “We have still Wilson. (Adnan Januzaj) played in the striker’s position. He did it very well so we have enough choices to make.” The Dutchman is therefore on the lookout for a talismanic forward who will help to put United on a par with their domestic and European rivals. ”We need still more speed in front and also more creativity,” the 63-year-old said in an interview with the British media on United’s pre-season tour of the United States. ”That is why I hope (Angel) Di Maria shall stay. But we don’t know that (he will).” When asked what kind of player he needs to make United true competitors in the coming year, Van Gaal added: ”I can give examples of champions, Bayern Munich have (Franck) Ribery and (Arjen) Robben, Chelsea have (Eden) Hazard and Willian, Real Madrid – Ronaldo and (Gareth) Bale, Barcelona have Neymar and (Lionel) Messi. ”Manchester United fans want us to compete with these teams. ”(Ashley) Young and (Juan) Mata had fantastic seasons (last year), with assists and goals, but to win the Champions League you need speed also. ”That is why I think, maybe, we still have to buy a player with speed and creativity.” Ronaldo has maintained his status as one of the most destructive players in the world since leaving United in 2009 following six successful years at the club. last_img read more

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FA hands Daniel Sturridge four-month ban over betting breaches

first_img Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been handed a four month ban from all football-related activity after it was found that he had breached the FA’s betting rules.Sturridge, who terminated his contract with Turkish side Trabzonspor earlier on Monday, was originally issued a six-week ban last summer, of which four weeks were suspended, in addition to a £75,000 fine.An independent regulatory commission found that Strurridge had offered his brother ‘insider information’ by instructing him to place a bet on the former England player joining Sevilla during the January 2018 transfer window, however the transfer never materialised.The FA has since described the initial sanction to be too lenient, and subsequently lodged an appeal. An independent appeal board has found that the regulatory commission had misapplied the FA’s rules and found proven two further charges against Sturridge which were originally dismissed.The additional charges that were dismissed all concerned Rule E8(1)(b) of the FA’s rules which state: “Where a participant provides to any other person any information relating to football which the participant has obtained by virtue of his or her position within the game and which is not publicly available at that time, the Participant shall be in breach of this rule where any of that information is used by that other person for, or in relation to, betting.”As Sturridge has already served two weeks of his suspension, the ban will end on 17 June. The ban will apply to all competitions sanctioned by global football governing board Fifa.“Daniel Sturridge has been suspended from all football and football-related activity from today until the end of 17 June 2020,” said an FA statement on Monday.“Following an appeal by the FA of the previous findings of the independent regulatory commission in this case, an independent appeal board has found that the regulatory commission misapplied the FA’s rules in relation to the use of inside information and made findings of fact which could not be sustained.“As a result, the appeal board has found proven two further charges which were originally dismissed. Other factual findings of the regulatory commission were left undisturbed.“In relation to the sanction, the appeal board agreed with the FA that the penalty originally imposed on Mr Sturridge was unduly lenient and therefore increased his effective playing ban from two weeks to four months. The appeal board also doubled the fine to £150,000.“FIFA has confirmed that the suspension will be of worldwide effect.” Share Share Wycombe footballer suspended after placing 183 bets January 24, 2020 Submit Betway ends all football transfer markets June 17, 2020 StumbleUpon SBC’s Year In Review: January 2019’s big betting news December 23, 2019 Related Articleslast_img read more

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