Stacy Blackman

Don’t Be ‘Joe MBA’

By - May 9, 09:51 AM   Comments [0]

As you begin to work on your Round 1 MBA materials, we have some advice for you: don’t try to be “Joe MBA.” One of the biggest mistakes we see applicants make is assuming that the surest route to business school admission is playing it safe...

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Motherhood and the MBA

By - May 6, 06:47 AM   Comments [0]

While it’s true that going to business school with children in tow is no cake walk, many MBA moms are finding more resources and support on campus than ever before. With Mother’s Day coming up, I wanted to share this post on being a student...

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B-Schools and Big Data

By - May 4, 11:52 AM   Comments [0]

Just what is Big Data? And how is it used to make real business decisions? Anyone interested in the burgeoning field of business analytics should check out this story in the Wall Street Journal on how the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania is expanding...

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3 Reasons for Rejection From a Dream MBA Program

By - May 3, 06:23 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com If you’ve been feeling down since receiving a rejection letter from your dream business school, I want to offer some insight into why it happened, and remind you why you should keep your chin...

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Leave Yourself Time in Round 1

By - May 2, 10:13 AM   Comments [0]

In high school or college—or maybe even recently on an important project at work—you might have been able to wait until the last minute to do something and still come out looking like a champ. But we can assure you that won’t be the case...

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Evaluate Your Communication Skills When Applying to B-School

By - Apr 29, 11:35 AM   Comments [0]

The so-called hard skills of financing, accounting, supply chain management are widely available at business schools across the board, but it seems the soft-set skills, such as the ability to work with and through others, need a boost. Recruiters have noticed that even students from the...

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B-School Profs Offer Strategies for the Networking-Averse

By - Apr 28, 08:01 AM   Comments [0]

Everyone knows that a huge part of the b-school experience is creating a network that you’ll be tapping into for the rest of your career. But what if you’re naturally shy, or simply hate the idea of networking because it makes you feel phony, opportunistic,...

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Harvard Business School Breaks Ground on Klarman Hall

By - Apr 27, 06:56 AM   Comments [0]

Late last week, Harvard Business School officially broke ground for Klarman Hall, a new convening center to be constructed on the HBS campus. Expected to open in 2018, Klarman Hall will combine elements of a large-scale conference center, a performance space, and an intimate community...

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Kelley School Fall 2017 MBA Application Deadlines

By - Apr 26, 06:29 AM   Comments [0]

The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University has announced the MBA application deadlines for the 2016-17 admissions cycle. They are as follows: Early Round Deadline: October 15, 2016 Notification: by December 20, 2016 Priority Round Deadline: January 5, 2017 Notification: by March 15, 2017 Third Round Deadline: March 1, 2017 Notification: by April...

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Next Steps If You’ve Been Admitted to Business School

By - Apr 25, 07:35 AM   Comments [0]

If you’ll be starting business school this fall, congratulations! It may seem like years ago that you first began work on your applications, or you might feel like the whole process flew by. Either way, you now have just a few months left before you...

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