Author Archive - stacyblackman

Strong Job Market Predicted for 2015 B-School Graduates

By - Jan 8, 06:38 AM   Comments [0]

What turned out to be a strong job market for business school and management degree graduates in 2014 should continue into 2015, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council‘s (GMAC) Year-End Poll of Employers, released Wednesday. This year’s hiring outlook holds steady for 2015 graduates as...

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Last-Minute Round 2 Tips

By - Jan 7, 06:27 AM   Comments [0]

Before this week is over, more than a dozen of the top MBA programs will close out their Round 2 application periods. If you are targeting one of those schools and haven’t hit “Submit” yet, here are some last-minute tips for you: Ensure your recommendation letters are...

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Round 2 Deadline at Harvard Business School

By - Jan 6, 04:08 AM   Comments [0]

Today is the Round 2 deadline at Harvard Business School, and Director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid Dee Leopold updated her blog with a brief re-cap of what will happen. As a reminder, the deadline is at noon EST, and you can expect traffic on...

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Are You Applying for B-School in Round 2?

By - Jan 5, 06:32 AM   Comments [0]

Today is the Round 2 deadline at several top programs—Wharton School, Michigan Ross, Duke-Fuqua, Georgetown McDonough, London Business School—with several more in the coming week, and we want to congratulate all MBA hopefuls who, despite the distraction of the holidays and end-of-year festivities, have managed to...

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What to Do When Waitlisted by Your Dream B-School

By - Jan 2, 06:21 AM   Comments [0]

If you were a Round 1 applicant this season, over the last few weeks you may have received great news, upsetting news or a mix of both— otherwise known as placement on the waitlist. First of all, the waitlist is great feedback. It means that...

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So Long, 2014!

By - Dec 31, 06:47 AM   Comments [0]

As we prepare to welcome 2015 this week, it’s a time for both reflection and anticipation. But odds are if you’ve been working on MBA applications, you’ve already been doing a lot of both over the past several months. Updating your resume, brainstorming the most intriguing...

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Stacy Blackman’s Top MBA Stories of 2014

By - Dec 30, 06:58 AM   Comments [0]

How is it possible that we’re already in the final days of 2014? Once again, the time is upon us to make new resolutions, push ourselves to learn and grow, and rededicate ourselves to our personal and professional goals. My goal with this blog has...

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6 Tips for Acing Your MBA Interview

By - Dec 29, 06:09 AM   Comments [0]

There is no mute button in an admissions interview to get into a top business school, and since this is one of a handful of opportunities for face time you’ll have with someone from the AdCom team, you’ll need to do all that you can...

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Stanford GSB Expands Course on Female Entrepreneurship

By - Dec 26, 06:56 AM   Comments [0]

Stanford Graduate School of Business‘s course on female business leaders has become so popular it has a lengthy waiting list. According to a recent profile in Fortune, “Entrepreneurship from the Perspective of Women,” taught by Professor Fern Mandelbaum, will now be offered as a full,...

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Use Time Off Wisely

By - Dec 24, 06:49 AM   Comments [0]

Next week, 2014 draws to a close. Less than two weeks from today marks the first Round 2 deadline. Are you ready? If you’re not a “list person,” it’s time to become one—at least until the rest of your applications are in. We’ll help by giving...

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