Iacovou, who started in his role as dean on July 1, said he sought feedback from a variety of people before making the decision, including faculty, deans from other graduate schools and alumni.
“Our decision is a proactive step that will allow us to redirect resources and energy to meet the changing needs in the market,” Iacovou said in a news release.
Let’s take a look at two of them, identify the goal of the essay, and discuss some of the common pitfalls.? Unlike the other five questions in this supplement, this is a relatively vague prompt and it throws some students. Very personal for the student, and almost certainly guaranteed to be the only top ten list like it that landed on a Wake application year.
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I work with a lot of students who apply to Wake Forest, and the Wake Forest app is one of my favorites.
This may surprise you considering there are six (yes six! I like the prompts because they aren’t unnecessarily long and they are mostly very specific, which I find students usually prefer. I once had a student who was very interested in being a realtor list the top ten most underappreciated zip codes in Maryland, with a word or two for each explaining why it was underrated.
That’s the same level as for alumni of traditional programs. The report’s outlook for professional programs, which includes part-time, flexible, online and executive programs, was less rosy.
Yet some industry measures don’t support the view that flexible or professional programs are more desirable to prospective students. For the most part, applications to those programs were flat in 2014, as they had been for several years, although the responses for lockstep programs, where students take courses on a schedule with a cohort, were more positive than for part-time programs that are self-paced. Both the university’s daytime program and the evening program are completed in two years.
“Even in the part-time space, the more flexible the program, the higher the demand,” Iacovou said.
The announcement from Wake Forest cites a survey from the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) in which 95 percent of 2013 alumni from flexible MBA programs said their programs prepared them for leadership positions within their companies.