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"Students who are in school now,
who are looking at a very weak job
market and who have the means. to
go to graduate school are deciding
that they'll forgo trying to get a job
immediately after school," McNutt
said. "(They) basically decide to
stay in school so that when they do
come into the job market they're
entering with an advanced degree."
Engineering senior Michael
Glotter echoed McNutt's senti-
ment. Glotter said he was consider-
ing entering the work force before
going to graduate school, but the
economic climate caused him to
change his mind.
"If I'm going to go to grad school,
this kind of seems like it's a good
time to do it because jobs are so
limited right now," he said. "Grad
school is one of my only options
right now just because there aren't
many jobs available."
McNutt also attributed the rise in
testtakersto ETS'seffortstoreachout
to juniors and seniors. He said ETS
has revamped its website, increased
its presence on college campuses and
begun to offer free test prep materi-
als in order to increase the number of
people taking the test.
McNutt added that statistically,
individuals between the ages of
19 and 23, who are still in college,
do better than those who take the

test after they graduate. Graduate
schools accept GRE scores up to
five years after the test is taken, so
even if students aren't sure gradu-
ate school is right for them, McNutt
said, it's in their best interests to
take the test.
"It makes sense because those
students are still in school or are
closer to their academic experi-
ence, which really is helpful when
they are taking a high-stakes test
like the GRE," he said.
Another factor causing more stu-
dents to take the GRE is that many
MBA programs are now accepting
the GRE - in addition to the Gradu-
ate Management Admission Test -
as an admissions exam, according
to the ETS website.
Hundreds of MBA programs
around the world, including those
at Harvard Business School, Yale
School of Management and the
Wharton School of Business at the
University of Pennsylvania, have all
started to accept the GRE as a sub-
stitute for the GMAT this year.
The Ross School of Business cur-
rently doesn't accept the GRE, but
Admissions Director Soojin Koh
wrote in an e-mail interview that
the school is considering adding the
test next year.
Last week, ETS announced
sweeping changes to the GRE. The
changes, which will go into effect in
2011, are partially aimed at making
the test have a greater resemblance
to the GMAT.

Site pairs students, Mich. employers

From Page 1A
just as students leave Michigan
because they assume there aren't.
jobs in state, employers likewise
assume there is no talent in Michi-
gan and look elsewhere.
"'So there are jobs. There is tal-
ent," she said. "They're not con-
Ken Darga, who is a demog-
rapher for the state of Michigan,
said the state has seen a net loss of
college graduates every year since
2005 because of the state's reces-
"If it continues for a long period
of time," Darga said, "that would
certainly reduce a state's potential
for future growth."
Compounding the exodus of col-
lege graduates is the sentiment that
there are no jobs for students who
do wantto stay. For one, LSA junior
Todd Phillips said he wants to stay
in Michigan after he graduates.
"I wouldn't say there's nothing
From Page 1A
forward," Mahanti said. "It was a
really good collaborative effort."
LSA Rep. John Lin, who co-
authored the- resolution with
Mahanti, said it's necessary to
change MSA's Compiled Code so
that years down the road, future
MSA members will understand
the necessity of having a student-
wide election for DPS Oversight
Committee members.
"We realized that if you don't put

here, but the opportunities are
much smaller now," he said.
Robert Nana graduate student
in the School of Information, is
currently searching for a job in IT.
He said he would stay in the sate if
he can find ajob.
"I'm not against staying here
and finding a job here," Nan said,
"but ... most of the job opportuni-
ties come from California."
The goal of the site is to keep
students like Nan and Phillips in
the state by offering an advanced
matching system that will help
.both students and employers find
what they need.
Student profiles highlight spe-
cial skills like problem solving and
public speaking skills, as well as
personal characteristics, like hav-
ing a "goal-oriented" personality.
Prospective interns can also list
their time availabilities, preferred
schedules and desired job loca-
tions within the state of Michigan.
Students can also select their pre-
it in the Compiled Code," Lin said,
"there's a strong chance that years
from now somebody's going to for-
get that it's actually something we
have to have an election for."
If this resolution passes, elec-
tions to seat student represen-
tatives to the DPS Oversight
Committee would take place in
the campus-wide elections in
March and November. After the
initial election in March 2010,
elections would be staggered,
with each student serving a full
year term.
Because the March election

ferred work environment and com-
pany size.
The employer profiles address
the types of candidates companies
are looking for and the specifics of
job openings.
A logarithmic matching func-
tion then pairs up student and
employer profiles usingcertain key
words, like the student's area of
study or the industry the company
is in.
Handel said that in the future
the matching system will be more
phrases, like "hard-working."
The website also offers a number
of educational videos for its users.
For students, videos include inter-
view and business etiquette tips,
while videos for employers include
advice on how to decide whether
or not to offer interns permanent
The site has promotional videos
for cities around Michigan, includ-
ing Ann Arbor, that highlight the
would be the first, the winner of
that election would serve on the
committee a full-year term and
the runner-up would serve a half-.
year term to ensure both seats
would be filled. The runner-up
would then step down after the
November 2010 election.
This resolution will come up
for a vote on Jan. 12, the first MSA
meeting next semester.
The DPS Oversight Committee
is be made up of two students, two
faculty members and two staff
members who are tasked with
making recommendations regard-

perks of living in Michigan.
Though Affolter-Caine said
Intern In Michigan has been suc-
cessful in its first eight months, the
website has run into issues align-
ing the timing of when students
express interest in finding jobs and
when companies offer job open-
ings. She said the issue is a result of
the misalignment of the academic
and fiscal calendars, but said she
thinks the issue will smooth itself
out over time.
Kerin Borland, the senior asso-
ciate director of the Career Center
at the University, said staff from
the Career Center and staff from
15 other public institutions in
Michigan consulted with Intern In
Michigan in its initial stages and
plan to stay involved as the pro-
gram evolves.
Affolter-Caine said she hopes
the project will ultimately become
"something that we all feel a part
of, that it's state-wide, that we all
go to for our different needs."
ing grievances against DPS.
According Mahanti, campus-
wide elections of students to
serve on the DPS committee have
not happened in recent years.
According to a Nov. 29 article
in The Michigan Daily, the last
campus-wide election is believed
to have been held in 1999. Since
then, MSA has appointed already-
elected MSA representatives to
serve on the committee through
an internal nomination process.
- Scott Suh contributed
to this report.


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