Author Archive - stacyblackman

How to Organize Your MBA Essays

By - Jul 18, 06:42 AM   Comments [0]

Have you heard of the STAR interview technique? It’s when an interviewer asks you a behavioral question (which usually begins, “Tell me about a time when you…”) and you respond by laying out the Situation, the Task you were given, the Action you took, and...

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Chicago Booth Dean Kumar Named Provost at Johns Hopkins

By - Jul 15, 10:07 AM   Comments [0]

Johns Hopkins University has announced that Sunil Kumar, dean of the Chicago Booth School of Business, will become its 15th provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, effective September 1, 2016. “Sunil is a proven academic leader with uncompromising standards for excellence, great integrity, and a deep-seated...

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SBC Survey Results: More MBA Applicants Drawn to Consulting, Swayed by Scholarships

By - Jul 15, 09:32 AM   Comments [0]

More than 50% of business school applicants say they would attend a less desirable program if awarded a scholarship, according to SBC’s annual survey of MBA applicants. Our survey also reported that a post-MBA career in consulting (47.9%) was the top pick, up from 39.2% last year. After consulting, finance...

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UCLA Anderson School Fall 2017 MBA Essay Topic

By - Jul 14, 08:50 AM   Comments [0]

The UCLA Anderson School of Management has confirmed the required essay topic remains unchanged for the 2016-2017 MBA admissions season. First-Time Applicants—One Required Essay: We believe that the best results are achieved when you share success, think fearlessly and drive change.  With this in mind, what are your...

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Curious About Working with an Admissions Counsultant? Join Us for GMAC’s Google Hangout!

By - Jul 14, 07:54 AM   Comments [0]

If you’re working on your b-school application, you won’t want to miss our Q&A session during the Graduate Management Admission Council‘s (GMAC) upcoming Google Hangout, Behind the Scenes with MBA Admission Consultants, on Thursday, July 28 at 1pm EDT.   Hosted by Eric Chambers, GMAC’s Market Development Director and former Wharton School MBA...

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3 Ways to Offset a Low GPA When Applying to Business School

By - Jul 13, 06:46 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News. When your business school application lands on an MBA admissions committee member’s desk, the member takes a hard look at two important metrics: your GMAT or GRE score and your GPA. Your GPA matters because...

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Tuesday Tips: Duke Fuqua Fall 2017 MBA Essay Tips

By - Jul 12, 07:03 AM   Comments [0]

Duke Fuqua is a community focused MBA program that seeks “leaders of consequence.” Fuqua sees a new business environment, where impeccable ethics, a disruptive attitude and other personal attributes are more and more important. This set of essays provides significant room to explain who you are...

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Tuesday Tips: Carnegie Mellon Tepper School Fall 2017 MBA Essay Tips

By - Jul 12, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business has posted the essay questions for the 2016-2017 application, which includes only one required essay. Tepper offers several options for completing your MBA, from Full-Time MBA to Part-Time On-Campus MBA to Part-Time Online Hybrid MBA. The Tepper community is...

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What’s an MBA Resume?

By - Jul 11, 06:31 AM   Comments [0]

First, the (kinda) bad news: it’s unlikely you’ll be able to use the current version of your resume for your business school applications. In fact, you’re probably going to want to spend a significant amount of time on a complete resume overhaul. But the good news...

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Duke Fuqua Fall 2017 Deadlines, MBA Essay Topics

By - Jul 8, 10:06 AM   Comments [0]

The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University has posted the application deadlines, three short-answer questions and two required essay questions for the 2016-2017 MBA admissions season. Deadlines Early Action Deadline: September 13, 2016 Decision notification: October 20, 2016 Round 1 Deadline: October 13, 2016 Decision notification: December 16, 2016 Round 2 Deadline: January...

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