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The Unfair Advantage (of an MUM education)    
Yes, there are many reasons why it's not totally fair that some students get to go to MUM and some don't.

Is it really fair that MUM is such a nice place to be?

Many students find college to be a stressful, lonely, high pressure, alienating and overwhelming experience. Some students experience social isolation and/or peer pressure to engage in alcohol or drug use that they normally wouldn't choose to do. There can be a sense of anonymity and "just being another kid," especially at a large school. Students in dormitories can feel lost and alone, while the Greek system can be both intimidating and discriminatory.

All that is simply not active at MUM. This becomes immediately apparent to people who come to our Visitor's Weekends. At MUM you are surrounded by positive, upbeat, growing people who are into self-development and learning. There is not all of that stress and angst in the air. It seems like everyone that you meet is an interesting, fascinating person. It may be hard to imagine, but that really is what it's like. One new student asked "Why is everybody so nice? What do they want from me?" And the advice he got was, "Don't worry, that's just the way they are, they are just happy."

And did we mention the one course at time/no finals week thing?  It seems unfair in some ways. But nice, of course, if you are here.

Is it fair that MUM Graduates make such great employees?

You have to ask yourself, what would an employee be like who went to MUM? But let's first  look at what employers say they want (hint: it's not about your major)
  • Intellectual and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to think critically
  • Communicate clearly
  • Evidence-based reasoning
  • Ethical decision making
  • Research skills
  • Complex problem solving ability
  • Can take on responsibility
  • Practical application of theoretical learning
We talk a lot about what employers want over in our Parent's section.
What you get at MUM that develops those qualities:

Lets consider the job-related research on the TM program, something that every student, staff and faculty member at MUM practice as part of their daily routine. In the following chart, we invite you to look at all of the research, but especially the education and business tabs (on the right).

In the business area, you see studies that indicate that TM delvelops
  • Increased leadership ability
  • Improved work and personal relationships
  • Increased Satisfaction
  • Decreased Impulsiveness
  • Increased Effectiveness
  • Improved Job Performance
Do you see a pattern developing here? Compare those to the laundry list of employee qualities that employers say they like.

And while you're at it, add to the mix what gets better due to the TM program according to the Education tab:
  • Tolerance
  • Self-development
  • Faster reaction time
  • Memory
  • Creativity
  • Graduate school performance
  • Grades
  • IQ

Let's also consider that the TM program is just one aspect of MUM's Consciousness-Based Education, which includes:
  • Direct development of consciousness    
  • A unifying framework for all human knowledge 
  • Special teaching and learning techniques that develop holistic awareness 
  • A stress-free routine and nourishing environment 
(see details on all that here).

I think you can see why studying at MUM is simply unfair: you get more improvement in social and intellectual skills, you get a lot stronger on many things that employers look for,  you are learning in great depth (one subject at a time), surrounded by growing, fascinating people from all over the world, and are having a lot more fun the whole time.  

There's a lot more about MUM that gives you an advantage in the work place. If you want to see more, check out the Student Outcomes page, or our career evaluation and support services, or the description of our active learning methods, which further develop the skills that employers want. 

And if you are more of the entrepreneur type, you may enjoy seeing what MUM graduates have done largely on their own in our 30 Alumni profiles section.

All of that is not fair, of course. But still somehow satisfying.
March 2013 Visitors Weekend Comment
"Hi everyone, I just recently returned home from a visitors weekend there and just wanted to say that I was absolutely blown away with how it went.

Honestly, I didn't know what to expect but it was so much more than I could have ever imagined, the students and faculty were amazing everyone greeted with smiles and hugs of unconditional love and I felt not one bit of judgment.

I was so moved and so inspired by everything that I saw and felt over the three days I was there that I just really wanted to say thank you.

Why the whole world is not like this magical place I don't know, but I do know that soon it will be a place I call home! Thanks everyone so much for this profound experience!"
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