“At one of the world’s top business schools, such slide shows are now an
entrance requirement. In a first, the University of Chicago will begin
requiring prospective students to submit four pages of PowerPoint-like
slides with their applications this fall.
new requirement is partly an acknowledgment that Microsoft’s
PowerPoint, along with similar but lesser-known programs, have become a
ubiquitous tool in the business world. But Chicago says so-called
“slideware,” if used correctly, also can let students show off a
creative side that might not reveal itself in test scores,
recommendations and even essays.
PowerPoint to its application, Chicago thinks it might attract more
students who have the kind of cleverness that can really pay off in
business, and fewer of the technocrat types who sometimes give the
program a bad name.”
Anyway, whatever you do, please don’t tell Edward Tufte about this little development. Methinks Mr. Tufte wouldn’t be too pleased.
[image: University of Chicago]