Posts Tagged ‘Bschool Life’

Business School Gender Balance Improving

By - May 19, 13:52 PM   Comments [0]

Women now make up 60% of university graduates, but most business schools have lagged behind when it comes to gender balance—impacting not just women’s experience of b-school, but the composition of the workforce afterward. A new report from gender consulting firm 20-first looks at the...

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Columbia Entering Class Profile

By - May 12, 23:36 PM   Comments [0]

This year’s entering class at CBS reflects the school’s interest in building a class composed of  “intellectually driven people from diverse educational, economic, social, cultural, and geographic backgrounds.” According to the class profile, 41% of the class are international students, 36% are women, and 32% are...

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4 Tips for Better B-School Visits

By - Sep 29, 12:06 PM   Comments [0]

First, let me begin by saying that if you have the time and money to visit the schools that you’re thinking about applying to, then you absolutely should. And the reason isn’t because of the imaginary “brownie points”; it is because visiting a school will...

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How to Have Great Interviews with MBA Alumni and Students

By - Jul 9, 08:52 AM   Comments [0]

As we head into July, now’s the perfect time to get interviews with MBA alumni and current students on the books. Why? Because they’re one of the best possible ways to research a school you’re interested in! There is nothing more important in the MBA...

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6 Top Tips for Visiting Schools

By - Mar 23, 08:30 AM   Comments [0]

Our #1 tip for visiting schools is that you should definitely visit your target b-school if it makes logistical and financial sense. Programs understand that geography and financial resources can prevent a visit, but if it is possible to visit the schools on your list,...

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Gender or Social Gap: What’s the Real Issue at HBS?

By - Oct 7, 12:04 PM   Comments [0]

The front page story on gender equity at Harvard Business School published recently in the New York Times has caused quite a commotion among business school students, faculty, applicants, and the public at large. The article explores in depth some of the issues we've heard before: there's...

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Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz

By - Sep 28, 11:57 AM   Comments [0]

Hello, and welcome to the latest edition of Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz, our periodic check-in with some of the MBA blogosphere’s applicant and student contributors. In this post, Buzz bloggers describe the madness that is the start of b-school, muse on interview strategies, offer advice...

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Forbes’ 10 Most Under-Rated Reasons to Get an MBA

By - Nov 19, 14:18 PM   Comments [0]

Some people are dubious about the value of an MBA degree---see the link I mentioned recently, where UV Darden's Dean Robert Bruner sets straight the naysayers who argue, "But Steve Jobs didn't go to b-school..."--- so I'm always heartened to read a thoughtful, reasoned analysis...

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An Insider’s Perspective on Columbia Business School

By - Nov 26, 10:18 AM   Comments [0]

There are a lot of MBA aficionados roaming the Knewton office, so we recently sat down with David Liu, our Chief Operating Officer and a Columbia Business School grad, to talk to him about his MBA experience. Q: Why did you choose Columbia Business School? What...

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Knewton Tip: 10 Unexpectedly Fun Things About Applying to Business School

By - Jul 13, 08:17 AM   Comments [0]

Christina Yu is a Content Developer at Knewton where she helps students with their GMAT preparation. 1. Suddenly Everything “Counts” Again: Miss the cool random stuff you did in high school to round out your “extracurricular profile”? Competing in the long-jump, publishing stories, running the class...

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