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Ross School Provides Best Career Prospects

10/14/2009 --

The Princeton Review says Ross is tops when it comes to helping students find jobs. School also gets high marks for faculty, administration, classroom experience, and minority student opportunities.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Princeton Review has named the Ross School of Business No. 1 for Career Prospects for graduates in its "The Best 301 Business Schools: 2010 Edition."

The rating measures "the confidence students have in their school's ability to lead them to fruitful employment opportunities, as well as the school's own record of having done so. Factors include comments from student surveys, assessing the efforts of the placement office, the quality of recruiting companies, level of preparation, and opportunities for off-campus projects, internships and mentorships."

According to the Princeton Review, "the University of Michigan is home to a 'powerful and active alumni movement,' meaning that MBA graduates have exceptional access to career opportunities."

"At Ross, we focus on teaching our students the process of matching their self-assessment results with the unique best career match for them," said Al Cotrone, director of Career Services and Student Affairs. "We then follow that with intensive coaching on how to execute the process of procuring that position. It is gratifying to see that this process has worked successfully for so many of our students."

The Ross School also ranked No. 3 in both the Best Professors and Best Administered categories and finished among the Top 10 in the Best Classroom Experience and Opportunity for Minority Students categories.

In fact, Ross was the only Top 20 BusinessWeek school to rank among Princeton Review's top business schools for minority students.

While the Princeton Review does not rank business schools on a single, hierarchical list from one to 301, it does rank Top 10 business schools in various categories. In addition to the aforementioned categories in which the Ross School was ranked, other specialized lists included Best Campus Environment, Best Campus Facilities, Most Family-Friendly, Most Competitive Students, Toughest to Get Into, and Greatest Opportunities for Women.

Most of the 11 categories are based on the Princeton Review's surveys of 19,000 students attending the 301 business schools. Only about 20 percent of the schools appear on at least one of the specialized lists.

The Princeton Review is an education services company based in Framingham, Mass. It publishes annual guidebooks to business, law and medical schools, and provides test-prep courses, education programs, and tutoring services.



For more information, contact:
Bernie DeGroat, (734) 936-1015 or 647-1847, bernied@umich.edu