What’s In A Name – Why Employers Like MUM
“My degree at MUM earned me a respect that was different but in many ways more potent than the respect I would have earned if I’d gone to Stanford or Yale,” says Jennie Rothenburg Gritz, senior editor of The Atlantic magazine and an MUM graduate in 1993. “It marked me as an independent thinker and helped to set me apart. Today I credit MUM for training my mind to look beneath the surface of things, a skill that helps me every day in my career and keeps my inner life rich and rewarding.”
How will graduating from a school named “Maharishi University of Management” affect a student’s chances of being hired? How do employers react on seeing MUM listed on a resume?
Today’s employers know that school and degree names no longer tell the whole story. In making hiring decisions about new college graduates, many employers weigh qualities, potentials, and broad knowledge (as well as student internship work experience) heavily in whether or not a student will be hired.
In other words, potential is highly valued in first-time job seekers.
According to education experts, graduates of liberal arts universities such as MUM who are “innovation ready” and “broadly educated” are very much in demand (HuffPost Business). A 2013 survey by the Association of American Colleges and Universities found that fully 93 percent of employers agree that “a candidate’s demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly and solve complex problems is more important than their undergraduate major” (Inside Higher Ed).
Here is a common refrain heard from hiring managers: “You think I am going to hire you just because you are from a good school or a good program? That is my baseline. I assume that. What I want to know is are you smart enough to learn what I have to teach you? Can you do the job I need done? I will hire you because you are teachable.”
Before the Internet, the ability to amass knowledge mattered most. Today, what is more important is what new graduates can do with their knowledge. Flexibility, curiosity, creativity, motivation — these are the kinds of qualities that make job candidates attractive.
MUM’s Consciousness-Based℠ education approach develops exactly these qualities. At its foundation, the Transcendental Meditation® technique (TM) directly develops students’ intelligence and creativity from within, creating balanced personality growth, enhanced skills and the ability to work effectively and powerfully. TM is the most widely practiced, extensively researched, and widely applied approach to personal development in the world.
The practical results? University graduates who are well prepared for professional success and personal fulfillment.
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