Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 19, 2007
"The grand tour" of business school campuses is always highly recommended for MBA applicants. They see the schools and acquire valuable insights into the programs in ways otherwise impossible.
These important benefits don't change the fact that visiting B-schools can mean using up hard-earned vacation days, standing in long airport lines, and paying high rates for last-minute tickets.
Accepted has have found a way to put the excitement back into this kind of travel. After all, B-school visits are about the future---where applicants will live for the next few years, where they will sharpen their skills and see what they're made of. In addition to strong program content and vibrant student culture, aesthetic concerns regarding surroundings will influence how applicants and students feel about the schools.
Accepted encourages applicants to take a moment in their journeys to observe this aspect of B-school campuses. Remember the memorable. Have some fun. Be creative. Let the shutterbug bite. If something is striking about a certain building, an expanse of lawn, a skyline view, take a picture and submit it to Accepted's Second Annual Beautiful B-School Photo Contest (http://www.accepted.com/zones/photos.aspx ). Photography will be a way to record impressions, share them with other applicants, and who knows, maybe even win First, Second, or Third Prize!
The contest runs through April 30, 2008 and will award three Amazon gift certificates and lots of honorable mentions.
First Prize: $200 Amazon Gift Certificate
Second Prize: $100 Amazon Gift Certificate
Third Prize: $ 50 Amazon Gift Certificate
Anyone (except an Accepted.com employee or editor) can participate; no purchase required. Applicants, current MBA students, alumni, family members, or even school employees can take a shot of their favorite view of campus, the B-school's signature building, or a nearby landmark. Perhaps complement the landmark with a beautiful sunset, interesting lighting, the colors of fall, a blanket of snow, or the first emerging blossoms of spring.
Contestants should go to the Accepted.com site (http://www.accepted.com), click on "Beautiful B-School Photo Contest" (http://www.accepted.com/zones/photos.aspx ), review the few rules (http://www.accepted.com/zones/photorules.aspx ), and follow the directions for submission of photos. For more information about the contest, contact Rachel at onlinesupport @ accepted.com or call (310) 815-9553.
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Journalists, newsletter publishers, bloggers and others: You may reprint the announcement of this photo contest as long as you include a link to http://www.accepted.com/zones/photos.aspx. Please contact Linda Abraham at 310-815-9553 or labraham @ accepted.com for all contest information.