Author Archive - stacyblackman

What Burning Man and B-School Have in Common

By - Aug 25, 07:24 AM   Comments [0]

As part of our month-long anniversary celebration, I’m highlighting some of my favorite blog posts from along the way that I think will really resonate with applicants who are gearing up for submission this fall.  Enjoy! I’m devoting today’s post to Burning Man, the late-summer ritual that...

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Weigh Being a Generalist, Specialist in Business School

By - Aug 24, 07:06 AM   Comments [0]

After the Great Recession hit in 2008, business schools started ramping up their menu of specializations to meet the demand of students eager to differentiate themselves as experts in a given area. This expansion into concentrations has become a way for schools to innovate while they...

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Tuesday Tips: The University of Texas at Austin McCombs 2017 MBA Essay Tips

By - Aug 23, 11:59 AM   Comments [0]

University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business is a globally recognized MBA program, located in the center of technology and creativity that is Austin. Programs like McCombs can provide an especially strong regional network if you are currently in Texas or plan to...

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Tuesday Tips: Michigan Ross Fall 2017 MBA Essay Tips

By - Aug 23, 06:54 AM   Comments [0]

Michigan Ross is a program that emphasizes learning both inside and outside the classroom, and is seeking candidates that are intellectually curious and able to accomplish their goals. Ross is also a close-knit community and fit with the program is important to demonstrate in the application...

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Why Do You Want to Go to B-School?

By - Aug 22, 07:15 AM   Comments [0]

You’re going to be asked that question a lot over the next several months, so you need to come up with a good answer.  Actually, several different good answers, each tailored for distinct constituencies. MBA Admissions Committees: Show them that you know appreciate the value of...

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Does an MBA Pay Off? Ask Paul Ollinger

By - Aug 19, 07:34 AM   Comments [0]

Sometimes, applying to business school can seem like such an uphill slog that you really need to disconnect from the process from time to time in order to recharge and remember that there are other people in your life that you’ve probably been neglecting, and other interesting things...

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Confessions of an MBA Consultant: White Spaces

By - Aug 18, 07:25 AM   Comments [0]

As part of our month-long anniversary celebration, I’m highlighting some of my favorite blog posts from along the way that I think will really resonate with applicants who are gearing up for submission this fall.  Enjoy! I’d rather listen to Celine Dion on a loop, I think...

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5 Ways to Prepare for the 1st Year of Business School

By - Aug 17, 07:36 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News. Throughout the business school application process, MBA candidates spend ample time filling out applications, writing essays and even honing interview skills to successfully gain admittance to their institution of choice. But it is equally...

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Tuesday Tips: Chicago Booth Fall 2017 MBA Essay Tips

By - Aug 16, 11:02 AM   Comments [0]

The Chicago Booth School of Business is consistently rated in the top echelon of MBA programs in the United States and is known for a strong intellectual community. This application is designed to evaluate candidates on their ability to handle the Chicago curriculum, contribute to the...

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Tuesday Tips: London Business School Fall 2017 MBA Essay Tips

By - Aug 16, 07:33 AM   Comments [0]

London Business School is a close-knit program with an international focus, set in one of the most exciting centers of culture in Europe. Among one of the top-ranked programs in the world, LBS is equally valued by employers in both the US and Europe. This year...

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