By Kelsey Gee The Wall Street Journal Wed., Feb. 6, 2019 For people of colour, getting a master of business administration degree brings big career benefits, but the degree still doesn’t ensure equal pay with white classmates, according to a new study. Going into M.B.A. programs, white students surveyed earned an average salary of $71,294 (U.S.), while minorities surveyed earned 24% less at $57,640, data from the Forté Foundation showed. Upon graduation, that pay gap narrowed to 16%, with minorities earning $101,505, on average, to their white counterparts’ $117,834. That is equivalent to 86 cents on the dollar. “I’ve always said the M.B.A. is the great equalizer of opportunity,” Forté Foundation Chief Executive Elissa Sangster said. “We now know that isn’t true.” Sangster has worked for 15 years at the Forté Foundation, raising money for scholarships for women of all races and ethnic backgrounds to go … [Read more...] about Pay gap persists among M.B.A. graduates
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I’m a nationally ranked Scrabble player, and there’s a huge difference between how experts play the game compared to casual players. Expert Scrabble players manage to use all their letters in a single turn – earning them a 50-point bonus – multiple times per game. There’s one simple trick I recommend people try to help them unscramble words: Look for prefixes and suffixes among your letters that can lead to longer words. Scrabble is one of America’s favourite board games. But at its highest levels, Scrabble is almost a completely different game than the one you play around the living room table on family game night. I would know: I’m a card-carrying member of the North American Scrabble Players Association, playing in several Scrabble tournaments a year around the country. I’ve competed in two Scrabble national championships, and according to my ranking, I’m one of the top 20 players in New York City. Related:I played in the … [Read more...] about I’m a nationally ranked Scrabble player, and I have a simple trick that can take your game to new heights
By Kelsey Gee The Wall Street Journal Fri., Dec. 7, 2018 Fully 75% of those who earn an M.B.A. switch careers, a new survey shows, and they can double their salary by doing so. But the survey of thousands of graduates from dozens of U.S. business schools also reveals that the pay gap between men and women persists—except in the tech sector. At a time when the cost of business school is skyrocketing and enrollment in many programs is declining, The Wall Street Journal, in partnership with Times Higher Education, polled nearly 7,000 alumni who earned master’s of business administration degrees between 2012 and 2015 on their salary history and career-switching opportunities. M.B.A.s from the Yale School of Management, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University, among others, reported making tens of thousands of dollars a year more after graduating from the two-year programs. The results show that the … [Read more...] about Looking to double your salary? Try an M.B.A.
Michael B. Jordan appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Tuesday and was grilled about his love life by DeGeneres and guest co-host Chrissy Teigen. After Teigen bluntly asked if he’s ever hooked up with fans through direct messaging, Jordan said yes. “I have, I’m human,” the “Creed II” star said. “Not often, but yes, I have.” Michael B. Jordan said that he’s not currently dating, but has hooked up with fans via social media. “I have, I’m human,” the actor said during an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Tuesday after guest co-host Chrissy Teigen asked if he ever hooked up via direct messages. “Not often, but yes, I have.” Jordan explained to DeGeneres and Teigen that he’s been busy working and hasn’t “had the time to properly date.” “We don’t buy it,” the host said. “We all work hard, but we have relationships. So … [Read more...] about Michael B. Jordan says he has hooked up with fans he met on social media: ‘I’m human’
Travelling to most Mediterranean destinations can be expensive, busy, and crowded. When looking for a cheap vacation in the Mediterranean this past summer, I stumbled upon the island of Cyprus. Even during the peak of summer, I was able to get a cheap flight and reasonable hotel with little notice. The island nation has the many charms that Mediterranean tourists are looking for, such as fresh, local seafood, pristine beaches, and ancient ruins, though few Americans visit. After spending a week there in July, I’m convinced it could be the best vacation hotspot Americans aren’t visiting yet. Most Americans heading to the Mediterranean to vacation usually end up in the same places: Greek islands like Mykonos or Santorini, Italy, Croatia, or, more recently,Portugal. While all those destinations have their charms – who doesn’t want to go on a Game of Thrones tour in Dubrovnik? – they have undoubtedly become tourist traps, with overbooked hotels, … [Read more...] about I stumbled across a Mediterranean island few Americans seem to know about, and I’m convinced it will be the next vacation hot spot