Author Archive - stacyblackman

Stacy Blackman’s Year in Review

By - Dec 29, 09:37 AM   Comments [0]

How is it possible that we’re already at the final days of 2016? 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. With that in mind, we’d like to...

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Ask the AdCom: Fun Facts About Your School

By - Dec 28, 12:38 PM   Comments [0]

Hey everybody! We’re back with another installment of “Ask the AdCom,” where we share a wide range of tips, trivia, and advice from admissions team members from a dozen top business schools. Since AdCom members are human, too, we know our readers will enjoy seeing  a different side of what...

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Will a Low GMAT Score Doom Your MBA Application?

By - Dec 27, 12:52 PM   Comments [0]

The GMAT. It’s an acronym that strikes fear in the hearts of many a prospective MBA student. And for good reason: while your GMAT score is just one data point out of your entire package for the AdCom to consider, it’s often viewed as proof...

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Get Organized Before the New Year

By - Dec 26, 09:51 AM   Comments [0]

As 2016 draws to a close, we’re less than two weeks away from the first Round 2 deadlines. 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 you this outline...

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Seasons Greetings!

By - Dec 23, 09:39 AM   Comments [0]

On behalf of the entire team at Stacy Blackman Consulting, I want to thank our loyal blog readers for logging on each day for the latest news from the B-school universe, and extend our very best wishes for a joyous holiday season! Warmest regards,

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How to Avoid the Mistake of Generic MBA Application Essays 

By - Dec 22, 09:30 AM   Comments [0]

On the surface, many applicants to elite MBA programs share similar backgrounds and traits. They are ambitious, driven, accomplished, and have strong academic records and impressive test scores. In short, they are leaders and achievers. But just because candidates share these characteristics doesn’t mean their...

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Online or Traditional MBA Program: Which is Right for You?

By - Dec 21, 08:30 AM   Comments [0]

Business schools have become increasingly innovative in their approaches to management education in recent years, and it comes as little surprise that we’re seeing an increased interest in online MBA programs as more and more schools now offer this option to meet the needs of...

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Showing Leadership in Your B-School Application

By - Dec 20, 09:14 AM   Comments [0]

At Stacy Blackman Consulting, we do a lot of thinking about leadership – what is leadership, how best to showcase it, why it matters, and more. If asked what is the single most important quality for business school applications, I would say leadership. While some...

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Tips for Video Interviews

By - Dec 19, 09:55 AM   Comments [0]

An increasing number of MBA programs are making use of online video-interview platforms, where you must record responses to one or more short-answer prompts before your application is considered complete. Sometimes, the system will allow for an extra try if you’re not thrilled with your...

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Ask the AdCom: Share a Cool Company Born of Your MBA Program

By - Dec 16, 11:59 AM   Comments [0]

Hey everybody! We’re back with another installment of “Ask the AdCom,” where we share a wide range of tips and advice from admissions team members from a dozen top business schools. Since AdCom members are human, too, we know our readers will enjoy seeing  a different side of what makes...

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