This can be community college or a four-year school; vocational training or an apprenticeship. But whatever the training may be, every American will need to get more than a high school diploma. And dropping out of high school is no longer an option.
Easier said than done, right? Because even if you are willing to “take on the challenge” you got to be concerned about just how you would pay for this one or more years of higher education.
Well, for those of you who have thought about pursuing a graduate degree in Business, Wake Forest University might just be your answer. I learned the other day from a colleague that Wake Forest has a tremendous opportunity available that is “free for the taking”.
Here is an excerpt of the email I received regarding this opportunity:
I wanted to let you know about a great opportunity here at Wake Forest where you can get a FREE education and get PAID while you're doing it. Our Dean of the Schools of Business is the former CEO of PepsiCo and very committed to diversity. He's gone around to his CEO friends, who have agreed to donate a bunch of money to pay tuition and fees, provide a stipend, and a job, to diverse students.
It would be a tragedy if this money would have to be returned because of the lack of applications. Oh, I forgot to tell you that it comes with tuition and a 21K stipend.
If you are interested or know someone who might be interested in this opportunity to earn a Masters in Business Management, please contact:
Derrick S. Boone, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Marketing
Room 3139 Worrell Professional Center
Babcock Graduate School of Management
Wake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27109-8758
Here are the details of the program:
The Corporate Fellowship provides full tuition and a $21,000 stipend to cover living expenses. Additionally, each Corporate Fellow will participate in a practicum. The practicum has two components, educational and professional development. Each student will be assigned a mentor that is a high level executive with their sponsor corporation. The mentor will oversee an educational project covering 4 of the functional areas of business using their own corporation as the subject. The student will visit the corporation 3 - 4 times during the program to present his/her results of their research project. Additionally, the "professional development" component of the fellowship provides career coaching and leadership development for the students. The goal for the corporation is to be able to groom and hopefully, hire a top candidate from a diverse background for their organization. Of course, there is no obligation that the students accept any offer of employment. Still, the student benefits, even if they are not ultimately hired by their sponsor corporation in that they have the MA degree and the type of experience that will make them more marketable.
Obliged to you for hearing me,
and now old SjP ain't got nothin' more to say...
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