Stacy Blackman

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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MBA Debt Hurts Women More Than Men, Bloomberg Finds

By - Dec 11, 11:59 AM   Comments [0]

Earlier this week, Bloomberg took a look at the gender pay gap among MBA graduates and found that it will take women an average of one year longer than men to pay back their student loans. According to an analysis of data from its annual ranking...

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Survey Reveals the Study Habits of Top Standardized Test Takers

By - Dec 9, 08:03 AM   Comments [0]

What does it take to get a top score on a standardized exam? The test prep experts at Magoosh surveyed more than 400 students who scored in the top 10% for the GRE, GMAT, SAT and ACT, and have shared those results with us so...

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FT Reveals 2015 Ranking of Best B-Schools in Europe

By - Dec 9, 06:33 AM   Comments [0]

The Financial Times has published its 2015 ranking of the best business schools in Europe, and London Business School takes the top spot for the second year in a row. According to the FT, the methodology for creating this ranking is based on the combined performance...

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Develop a Smart Social Media Strategy for MBA Applications

By - Dec 8, 10:38 AM   Comments [0]

Being active on LinkedIn is especially critical to anyone embarking on an MBA career. This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com When applying to business school, your MBA essays and interviews are the primary way to market yourself and generate positive attention...

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Make the Most of Each MBA Application Component

By - Dec 7, 09:02 AM   Comments [0]

As you pull together your MBA application materials for Round 2, try to think of each component as an opportunity to tell the AdCom something new about yourself. What we mean is, don’t simply copy and paste bullet points from your resume into your data forms....

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