Stacy Blackman

7 Podcasts to Feed Your Mind This Thanksgiving Weekend

By - Nov 27, 06:56 AM   Comments [0]

When you finally emerge from your Tryptophan coma this Thanksgiving weekend and have a hankering for some food for thought, check out these illuminating B-school podcasts that cover entrepreneurship, creativity, leadership and marketing tactics. Professor Dorie Clark at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business talks about...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

By - Nov 26, 06:58 AM   Comments [0]

On behalf of everyone here at Stacy Blackman Consulting, today we’d like to wish our U.S.-based readers and clients a lovely Thanksgiving and a joyous holiday season. In this time of gratitude, we give thanks for you, our loyal blog readers. We appreciate your confidence in...

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Michigan Ross MBA Director Explains ‘Holistic Review,’ Gives Advice for R2

By - Nov 25, 10:53 AM   Comments [0]

Many business schools call their MBA admissions process holistic, and the University of Michigan Ross School of Business is no exception.  We think admissions director Soojin Kwon‘s latest blog post really helps clarify that point for applicants who may be wondering what, exactly, does a...

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Applying to Business School With Limited Work Experience

By - Nov 24, 07:45 AM   Comments [0]

Without an established career trajectory to highlight, younger applicants must be able to point to a stellar academic record. This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on There is no single right time to go to business school. Every MBA applicant has his...

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How to Stand Out in an MBA Group Interview

By - Nov 23, 09:45 AM   Comments [0]

Have you been invited to a group interview—or hope you will be? Some of the world’s top MBA programs use a team-based interview format, and we won’t be surprised if this trend grows in the future. Business schools want students who will play nice with others,...

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Harvard Business School Crowned No. 1 By Poets & Quants

By - Nov 20, 06:23 AM   Comments [0]

Poets & Quants released its 2015 MBA ranking this week, and Harvard Business School has reclaimed the title of world’s best business school after rebounding from second place last year. HBS has landed the top spot for five of the six years P&Q has published...

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Kraft Foundation Donates $20M to HBS to Commercialize Science Research

By - Nov 19, 10:02 AM   Comments [0]

The Robert and Myra Kraft Family Foundation has pledged $20 million to Harvard Business School to create the Kraft Endowment for Advancing Precision Medicine, the school announced this week. The pledge, which is part of Harvard University’s $6.5 billion capital campaign, was announced at the...

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Women Entrepreneurs Thriving Worldwide

By - Nov 18, 11:19 AM   Comments [0]

This is Global Entrepreneurship Week, and according to the newly released Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2014 Women’s Report, entrepreneurial activity among women has increased by seven percent across 61 economies worldwide in just two years. Women entrepreneurs in nearly half of the surveyed economies are now equal...

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MBA Interview Tips to Help You Knock It Out of the Park

By - Nov 17, 06:38 AM   Comments [0]

As you may guess, the purpose of the MBA admissions interview is twofold: it gives the AdCom a chance to see a candidate’s personality, leadership qualities and motivation for pursuing an MBA, and it also lets applicants tell their own story beyond the essays and...

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Guiding Your Business School Recommenders

By - Nov 16, 06:43 AM   Comments [0]

As the majority of Round 2 deadlines are in early January, you should follow up with your recommenders now to ensure they are pacing themselves and won’t be crunched for time once all of the year-end craziness hits. These contacts are doing you a huge favor,...

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