Author Archive - stacyblackman

$10M Gift Will Transform Wharton Leadership Program

By - Feb 4, 12:44 PM   Comments [0]

The University of Pennsylvania’s  Wharton School has received a $10 million commitment from alumna Anne Welsh McNulty that will drive the global reach of the current Wharton Leadership Program and build on its 20-plus years of innovation and impact in leadership development. Anne McNulty, image courtesy...

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UCLA Anderson Launches Entrepreneurship Accelerator

By - Feb 3, 08:14 AM   Comments [0]

UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Dean Judy Olian To meet the needs of an expanding entrepreneurial ecosystem on campus, the UCLA Anderson School of Management has announced the launch of the Anderson Venture Accelerator—a 10,000-square-foot incubator for nascent UCLA startups. The accelerator, launched in association with the...

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Avoid These 10 Pitfalls in MBA Application Essays

By - Feb 2, 11:19 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com The essay component of the MBA application is a chance to really wow the admissions committee and stand out from potentially thousands of other candidates with similar GMAT scores or GPAs. There are many ways...

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Etiquette After Submitting Your MBA Application

By - Feb 1, 08:52 AM   Comments [0]

After you’ve submitted your MBA applications and are waiting to hear back from programs, it’s normal to have a moment of panic—either immediately, or at some point a little later on. You’ve been agonizing over your materials for months, and now you just want to...

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Stacy Blackman’s #WOW Campaign Continues to Inspire

By - Jan 29, 12:04 PM   Comments [0]

We’re wrapping up the fourth week of the Words of Wisdom (WOW) campaign on our social media streams, and the online response has been nothing short of incredible! The goal is to motivate potential MBA candidates with inspirational quotes from the top business schools and...

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INSEAD Tops Latest FT Global MBA Rankings

By - Jan 28, 12:08 PM   Comments [0]

Earlier this week, the Financial Times released its 2016 Global MBA Rankings, and for the first time since the ranking’s launch in 1999, a business school with a strong Asian presence—INSEAD—takes the top spot, rising from fifth place in 2015. INSEAD, the international business school with...

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Texas MBA’s Perspective on the “Non-Numeric” You

By - Jan 26, 12:36 PM   Comments [0]

A recent post on the Texas MBA Insider blog at the UT McCombs School of Business drives home a message that we stress with clients on a daily basis: the admissions committee wants to get to know the person behind the data points. Now, this isn’t...

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Should You Consider Applying in Round 3?

By - Jan 25, 10:18 AM   Comments [0]

You tried your best, but you just couldn’t pull together all of your business school materials before Round 2 deadlines hit. Now what should you do? Isn’t Round 3 where MBA applications go to die? Not always. In general, it is tougher to earn a spot at...

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Stacy Blackman’s Words of Wisdom Campaign Heats Up

By - Jan 22, 11:04 AM   Comments [0]

We’re wrapping up the third week of the Words of Wisdom (WOW) campaign on our social media streams, and the online response has been nothing short of incredible! Have you checked it out yet?  The goal is to motivate potential MBA candidates with inspirational quotes...

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4 Things Wharton Looks For in MBA Applicants

By - Jan 21, 11:46 AM   Comments [0]

Do you wonder just exactly what the top business schools look for when deciding whom to admit to their MBA programs? Well, after more than 15 years of helping our clients receive highly coveted admissions letters to the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania,...

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