Amy Hughes

Amy Hughes is a freelance writer covering higher education and graduate management education. She has written sponsored and non-sponsored editorial content for BusinessBecause as well as GMAC Media and works regularly on content marketing pieces for business schools around the world. Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of York and a master's of studies degree in English with American Studies from the University of Oxford.

Recent Posts

Research Insights: Latin American GME Candidates

Posted by Amy Hughes on Jan 24, 2023 1:03:23 PM

Latin America is currently experiencing extreme levels of socioeconomic upheaval. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated change in the region, while the ongoing war in Ukraine also presents supply chain challenges.

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Topics: Research Insights, graduate business school candidate, graduate business school, MBA Program, business school, diversity, graduate management education, GME, MBA, business school admissions, candidate insights, candidate research, graduate school, MBA candidate, education

What’s New with GMASS? Premium Candidate Insights and Best Practices for Recruitment

Posted by Amy Hughes on Jan 12, 2023 11:14:23 AM

The GMASS Search Service™ (GMASS™) has gone from strength to strength in the last 12 months. 64,000 early-stage applicants have entered the system; 118,000 have completed profiles, and a further 62,000 have uploaded GMAT scores.

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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing, GMASS, Prospective Students, graduate business school candidate, graduate business school, business school, recruiting, GME, business school admissions, MBA candidate

In-Person Recruitment After COVID: What’s New And 5 Tips to Engage Candidates

Posted by Amy Hughes on Dec 1, 2022 12:06:29 PM

After the pandemic forced business schools’ recruiting activities online in 2020 and 2021, in-person events have returned with a renewed focus. GMAC Tours’ summer and fall program saw over 4,000 candidates attend in-person events across 28 cities.

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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing, graduate business school candidate, graduate business school, MBA admissions, business school, pandemic, MBA Tour, recruiting, events, MBA, business school admissions, COVID-19, graduate school

Research Insights on African GME Candidates

Posted by Amy Hughes on Nov 3, 2022 12:35:31 PM

The continent of Africa is home to more than 1 billion people, half of whom will be under 25 by 2050. This constitutes a 1.2-billion-person market for GME, which is facing challenges across numerous fronts, from the continuing fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic to supply chain issues caused by the war in Ukraine.

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Topics: Prospective Students, Research Insights, graduate business school candidate, graduate business school, business school, diversity, candidate research

Research Insights for Recruiting Hispanic and Latinx Candidates in 2022

Posted by Amy Hughes on Oct 25, 2022 11:18:27 AM

The Hispanic population of the United States is large and growing larger. The number of self-identifying Latinx citizens in the US topped 62 million in 2020, and Latinx students account for a staggering 15 percent of all bachelor’s degrees awarded.

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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing, Research Insights, graduate business school candidate, graduate business school, business school, diversity, recruiting, MBA, candidate research

3 Key Things to Know About Recruiting Non-Business Undergraduates

Posted by Amy Hughes on Jun 27, 2022 11:00:00 AM

Diversity is a popular buzzword in MBA recruiting. From achieving gender parity to building an international cohort, business school experts agree that a diverse class is a strong one. To achieve this diversity, B-school marketers not only need to appeal to international applicants, but also to candidates with academic backgrounds beyond business and economics.

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Topics: Prospective Students, Research Insights, graduate business school candidate, graduate business school, candidate research

Debunking Five Myths About Data Privacy For B-School Marketers

Posted by Amy Hughes on May 16, 2022 3:26:37 PM

In the latest GMAC Connect webinar, Demystifying Privacy in Your Marketing and Advertising Campaigns, we broke down common misconceptions about data compliance and outlined the steps business schools can take to protect themselves and their users.

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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing, graduate business school candidate, graduate business school, recruiting, marketing, advertising, User Privacy, Data Privacy, User Data

In-Person Recruitment Events are Back – and Maybe Even Better Than Ever

Posted by Amy Hughes on Apr 7, 2022 11:00:00 AM

When lockdown orders canceled 2020 recruiting fairs and online events rushed in to fill the gap, few could have predicted that it would take two years for in-person events to fully bounce back.

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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing, graduate business school candidate, graduate business school, business school, pandemic, MBA Tour, recruiting, marketing, admissions, events

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