Author Archive - stacyblackman

Beware of Friendly MBA “Advice”

By - Sep 12, 07:28 AM   Comments [0]

As Round 1 deadlines near, you’ll probably think about asking a trusted friend or family member to review your materials. There are obvious benefits to having a fresh set of eyes on your work, but there can also be a few drawbacks. The upside to someone...

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Military MBA Applicants: It’s Not About You…Until Now

By - Sep 9, 07:45 AM   Comments [0]

In the second of our new series of guest posts directed at military applicants, army veteran and Cornell MBA Peter Sukits shares candid, actionable advice for military veterans considering a transition to a full-time MBA program. Pete is an aspiring career coach, author and finance professional living...

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3 Reasons Future Entrepreneurs Need an MBA, and 1 Exception

By - Sep 7, 07:37 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News. If you’re planning on launching your own company, you don’t need to go to business school, right? Many would-be entrepreneurs think that a brilliant idea alone will take them to the top, just as...

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Should You Be ‘Strategic’ About Your MBA Career Goals?

By - Sep 6, 06:14 AM   Comments [0]

When you pull together your MBA application materials, you might find yourself stumped (in a few different ways) about how to explain your career goals. Thankfully, as we wrote about last month, the adcom isn’t going to hold you to what you write in your...

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HEC Paris Fall 2017 Application Deadlines and Essays

By - Sep 2, 09:17 AM   Comments [0]

Here are the upcoming deadlines and essay questions for the 2016-2017 admissions season at HEC Paris. The admissions process at this prestigious European business school operates on on a rolling basis throughout the year and aims to take applicants through the entire process from submission to decision...

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Yale SOM to Cap Full-Time MBA Class Size

By - Sep 1, 12:22 PM   Comments [0]

In an effort to preserve its unique and close-knit culture, the Yale School of Management has announced it will put the brakes on the ballooning admissions increases it has seen over the past six years and cap the class at around 340 students. According to the Yale News, the...

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Wharton Announces Application Fee Waiver for Military Veterans

By - Aug 31, 07:21 AM   Comments [0]

Starting this admissions season, military veterans applying to the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School will not have to pay an application fee. In an announcement recently posted to the Wharton MBA admissions blog, Maryellen Reilly Lamb, Deputy Vice Dean of MBA Admissions, Financial Aid and Career Management, explained...

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Tuesday Tips: Kelley School of Business at Indiana University 2017 Essay Tips

By - Aug 30, 08:19 AM   Comments [0]

Kelley School of Business at Indiana University is a top-tier business school with an innovative program. From the moment you decide to attend Kelley you will be focusing on your career and leadership development. You’ll receive personalized coaching, leadership training, and real-world industry projects within the...

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Make the Most of Your MBA Essays

By - Aug 29, 11:06 AM   Comments [0]

Essay-writing is a funny thing. Before you dive into your MBA applications, 400 or 500 words can seem like the equivalent of a doorstop-size Russian novel. But once you really get going on your first drafts, you quickly realize just how little space you have...

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Alumni Gift Launches NYU Stern Venture Fellows Program

By - Aug 26, 11:28 AM   Comments [0]

New York University Stern School of Business has announced the establishment of The NYU Stern Venture Fellows Program with a $1 million gift from technology executive and alumnus David Ko and his wife Jennifer Ko. With this gift, Stern MBAs will have the opportunity to apply to...

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