Posts Tagged ‘extracurriculars’

4 Tips for Writing about Last Minute Extracurricular Activities

By - Jan 15, 14:29 PM   Comments [0]

You want to write about all your fantastic non-school and non-work endeavors so that you really stand out from your competition, but when you start to think about it…you draw a blank. There must be SOMETHING you can show for how you use your free...

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3 Common Hurdles for International MBA Applicants

By - Oct 4, 06:03 AM   Comments [0]

Nearly a third of students in some of the top MBA programs are international, which offers great professional and cultural diversity and enriches the classroom experience. Applying from abroad involves certain expected obstacles, such as the logistics of campus visits, securing visas and financial aid and...

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SBC Scoop: Last-Minute Community Service

By - Aug 9, 05:10 AM   Comments [0]

When Ali started working with Stacy Blackman Consulting he had stellar undergraduate grades, an impressive GMAT score and consistently growing work experience at a prestigious investment bank. What Ali did not have was any significant extracurricular or community service experience since college. Though his consultant...

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Focusing on the Full M.B.A. Experience

By - Jun 27, 14:56 PM   Comments [0]

Despite all of the attention paid to extracurriculars during the MBA application process, it seems some b-school hopefuls don’t fully realize how vital it is to continue being involved once they settle in on campus. According to the 2013 Prospective Student Data Survey by the Graduate Management Admission Council,...

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Does Extracurricular Equal Extra Credit?

By - Apr 11, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

YES! Don’t underestimate the value of non-academic, non-work activities! These activities that you participate in – hobbies, sports, volunteering, etc. – do tons to liven up your otherwise one-dimensional application. Here are some reasons why you should bulk up your extracurricular quotient: • Extracurricular activities add life...

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3 Ways for MBA Applicants to Overcome Weaknesses

By - Feb 26, 08:08 AM   Comments [0]

Planning to apply to business school this fall or next? Nine or more months out is the perfect moment to take stock of your strengths and weaknesses as a candidate. There’s still time to make improvements that will help you stay competitive with peers also striving...

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Get MBA Application Advice From the Trenches

By - Feb 11, 15:03 PM   Comments [0]

As one group of nervous MBA candidates becomes enrolled business school students, another group gets ready to apply. Why not learn from the successes, failures, and decisions of those who came before you? Here, you’ll find advice culled from past clients who reflected on their own...

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How to Squeeze Everything into Just a Few Short Essays

By - Sep 13, 12:20 PM   Comments [0]

Happy September, Everyone! I must admit, I always feel a bit teary-eyed after Labor Day, not quite sure how summer whizzed by so fast.   I guess it’s still that schoolgirl in me who knows this is the beginning of school.  It’s time to get serious, buckle...

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SBC Scoop: Extracurricular Make-over

By - Sep 13, 12:07 PM   Comments [0]

*Please note that no client details are ever shared in SBC Scoop or otherwise without complete sign off from client. When Travis originally met with his Stacy Blackman consultant to kick off his application, what jumped out immediately was the depth and focus of his work...

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Highlight Extracurriculars in Your MBA Application

By - Aug 27, 14:36 PM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA blog on U.S.News.com Many MBA applicants fear they don’t have enough or the right type of extracurricular activities and community service to impress b-school admissions committees. Business schools do not assess candidates’ extracurricular activities based on a...

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