When Thalia Elena Hernández Durán moved from Mexico to London to study for a masters in management, she did not think she would need an MBA. After all, the MiM teaches similar technical and leadership skills to MBAs but can be finished faster and more cheaply.Hernández Durán enrolled in London Business School’s one-year MiM in 2012 — a course that takes half the time and, at £31,400 today, costs about one-quarter of the tuition fees for a two-year MBA at a top US school.On graduation she spent a year working in the social impact sector and three years consulting for Bain & Company. The exposure to a broad range of industries on the MiM helped her in her job at Bain, which deals with diverse and global clients.Then, last year, Hernández Durán quit Bain and enrolled in the two-year MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business in California. She wanted to expand her network and learn from more experienced peers. The MiM is a pre-experience … [Read more...] about Do I need an MBA as well as a Masters in Management?
Masters in social work
A young woman who grew up in care is following her dream of becoming a social worker after graduating from the University of Chester. Inspirational Cheryl Thompson credits her time as a student at the university with changing her life – and now she plans to use her new-found confidence and skills to change the world. Growing up in the care of a local authority, 25-year-old Cheryl struggled throughout her school life, leaving without any GCSEs. Now, thanks to the supportive learning environment at the university, she is about to graduate with a first class honours degree and ‘make a difference by being a great social worker’. Cheryl explained: “Growing-up as a looked-after child had its challenges. It involved multiple moves from placement to placement, often with little or no notice – it meant my whole world was packed in bin bags. “I met some amazing social workers, and some not so great ones. “One day I realised I wanted to be that amazing … [Read more...] about Cheryl grew up in care
Pakistani women who had pledged to defy men in their village by voting for the first time ultimately did not exercise their democratic right in Wednesday's election, citing intimidation by their husbands. Male elders banned females from voting in Mohri Pur, some 60 kilometres (35 miles) from the central Pakistan city of Multan, around 1947 and the women have obeyed ever since. This year many had vowed to cast a ballot following changes to Pakistan's election laws and amid shifting attitudes towards women in parts of the deeply patriarchal South Asian country. Some 3,200 women were listed on the electoral register in Mohri Pur -- but not one voted, according to election officials and an AFP journalist at the village's sole polling station. "We have threats from our husbands that they will divorce us if we cast our vote," 25-year-old Tanya Bibi told AFP as she walked past the polling station, without going in. Around 8,000 men were registered to vote in the village. Large queues of them … [Read more...] about No Pakistani women vote in village where wives had vowed to defy husbands
By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Democrat Laura Bartok, who lost the race in Bristol’s 77th district in 2016 to Republican incumbent Cara Pavalock D’Amato, wants a rematch. Bartok filed the paper work to be the Democratic torchbearer in November. Former city council Kevin Fuller also has filed paperwork to run in November. The 77th district Democratic committee will have to choose which candidate goes forward. A primary is a possibility of the unselected candidate opts not to concede to the party’s choice. After losing to the incumbent two years ago, Bartok said she did not take the decision to run again “lightly.” “(The decision to run again) has been on my mind since the results came in the night of the 2016 election,” said Bartok, who is currently working as Outreach Coordinator for the House Democrats Office at the General Assembly. “Although my general election bid was unsuccessful in the end, the experience of the overwhelming … [Read more...] about Bartok seeking Democratic nod to challenge in 77th again
Meghan Markle's family has taken the spotlight in the final days before her wedding: she has confirmed her father will not attend the ceremony, after days of u-turns from Thomas Markle Snr following heart surgery and a furore surrounding an allegedly-staged photoshoot. Meghan Markle's extended family has hit the headlines repeatedly over the past few months, with one newspaper describing it as a "motley collection of individuals who, between them, have a long record of boozing, bust-ups and bankruptcies". Yet Meghan Markle is close to her "free-spirited" mother Doria Ragland – who is still expected to travel with Ms Markle to the church on Saturday – and her "thoughtful, inspiring" father, with the actress having written lovingly of her relationship with both her parents. Here is a look at Prince Harry's future in-laws as Prince Harry and Ms Markle prepare to tie the knot in just three days at St George's Chapel in Windsor … [Read more...] about Meet Meghan Markle’s family: The parents and siblings Prince Harry will call in-laws