Sorry, Harvard: Hiring managers aren’t always seeing crimson
All Ivies are not created equal.
Graduates from the University of Pennsylvania who post their resumes on Indeed.com get the most call-backs from potential employers (30.6% higher than average for an Ivy grad). That’s followed closely by Yale (30.4%). Columbia (20.8%), Harvard (12.3%) and Cornell (.54%) come in third, fourth and fifth, respectively. Meanwhile, Princeton had the fewest callbacks (48.3% less than average), followed by Brown (-26.4%) Dartmouth (-20.1%), the Indeed data — which looked at 10,000 Ivy league resumes and related callback data on them from June 2016 – June 2017 — revealed.
full disclosure: I am a proud Penn alum.
Rising seniors should create a plan NOW for the college admissions process. Creating a plan allows you to prioritize tasks to ensure that all applications are completed by their deadlines. Early decision and early action applications are due November 1st, with other school deadlines following anywhere from November through January. It is important to understand when each application is due and plan accordingly. Keep in mind that many large public universities practice "rolling admissions", which means that applications are reviewed on a first come, first decided basis. Your child will want to apply when there are the most spots available. Do not leave applications to the last minute--it shows.
Rising seniors... It is not too early to begin compiling essay prompts for the colleges you will apply to. Create an account with the Common App at www.commonapp.org and any other schools that have their own proprietary applications. Begin brainstorming topics that address as many essay prompts as possible. Your goal is to write one spectacular essay this fall!