Author Archive - stacyblackman

Strategies for Defining Your MBA Goals

By - Dec 29, 07:56 AM   Comments [0]

While it sounds simple enough, many b-school hopefuls struggle with the question of addressing their career goals because although they know they want an MBA, they haven’t yet clearly defined what their goals are, and how earning an MBA degree will help. Remember, a goal is...

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On a B-School Waitlist? Do These 3 Things Right Now

By - Dec 28, 13:20 PM   Comments [0]

Ah, the waitlist….such an agonizing place to find oneself after applying to the business school of your dreams. There’s no denying that this temporary state of limbo is unsettling, especially for Type-A personalities who are used to taking matters into their own hands and getting...

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Seasons Greetings!

By - Dec 24, 11:06 AM   Comments [0]

From the entire team at Stacy Blackman Consulting, we 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  happy holiday season!   Image credit: Flickr user Tambako The...

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Getting Ready for Round 2 MBA Applications

By - Dec 23, 06:17 AM   Comments [0]

For many people, the weeks leading up to the new year are a time of merriment and a full calendar of socializing with family and friends. However, for Round 2 MBA applicants, this is likely “crunch time” as deadlines in early January loom. If you’ve already...

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Get Organized Over the Holidays

By - Dec 22, 06:28 AM   Comments [0]

Next week, 2015 draws to a close. 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 you this outline...

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Tips for Applying to B-School After Years in the Workforce

By - Dec 21, 10:03 AM   Comments [0]

If you’ve held the same job for many years, find ways to call out leadership and professional achievements. This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com The average age of business school applicants has been trending downward for the past decade, and with...

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Application Advice from MIT Sloan MBA Students

By - Dec 18, 11:17 AM   Comments [0]

The MBA admissions team at MIT Sloan School of Management has prepared a video featuring Sloan students who offer tips and advice to prospective applicants. Each tackles a different aspect of how you can better prepare for this experience, and we’ve summarized their thoughts here...

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Michigan Ross R1 Admissions Decisions, Team Exercises Abroad

By - Dec 17, 11:52 AM   Comments [0]

The MBA admissions team at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business started the congratulation calls to accepted Round 1 applicants in the U.S. yesterday, and continues with notifications today to successful international applicants.  According to admission’s director Soojin Kwon, all Round 1 decisions...

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B-School Students Can Network Effectively and Economically

By - Dec 15, 08:09 AM   Comments [0]

The travel and networking experiences that MBA students have at their fingertips is just one of the many amazing benefits of business school. Whether the motive is a tech trek to Silicon Valley, an finance industry conference in New York, or a trip bonding with...

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Tips for Your Video MBA Interview

By - Dec 14, 07:43 AM   Comments [0]

Did you know that an increasing number of MBA programs are making use of online video-interview platforms? That’s right—for some schools, you must record responses to one or more short-answer prompts before your application is considered complete. Often, the system will also allow for at...

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