Replicating here for the lazy:
My brother in law, an HBS alum and one of the smartest people I know, sent me this advice on going through b-school the other day. I thought it was so good I asked him if I could post it here, and he agreed.
As You Beginâ€¦.
Write down your goals: What are the top 3-5 things you want to accomplish during your B-School run? Review these goals regularly â€“ hang them on your wall or keep it in your planner.
Get organized: If you do not already have one, get yourself a Palm Pilot, Treo, or paper-based system (Franklin Planner) to keep track of your (1) schedule, (2) rolodex, and (3) to do list. The rolodex is especially important â€“ as you meet people (classmates, interviewers, professors, alumni), enter them in so you have record. Entering their names also will enhance your ability to remember them â€“ repetition is the mother of skill.
Keep your resume up to date at all times! There is no official â€œresume seasonâ€