Author Archive - stacyblackman

Vacation State of Mind

By - Dec 9, 11:40 AM   Comments [0]

Show of hands if you would move to France in a heartbeat if you could. There’s a lot to love about the land of the 35-hour workweek: 30 paid vacation days off annually, leisurely lunches—with wine!—on the daily. Alas, the U.S. will never rival France in...

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Eli Broad’s $100M Gift Will Create Broad Center at Yale SOM

By - Dec 6, 13:20 PM   Comments [0]

The Yale School of Management has received a landmark gift of $100 million from The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, Dean Kerwin K. Charles announced today. This pledge—the largest in the school’s history—will establish The Broad Center, devoted to strengthening the leadership of America’s public...

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Eli Broad’s $100M Gift Will Create Broad Center at Yale SOM

By - Dec 6, 13:20 PM   Comments [0]

The Yale School of Management has received a landmark gift of $100 million from The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, Dean Kerwin K. Charles announced today. This pledge—the largest in the school’s history—will establish The Broad Center, devoted to strengthening the leadership of America’s public...

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Advice from Former MBA Admissions Officers

By - Dec 4, 11:26 AM   Comments [0]

You probably already know that we have a diverse group of MBAs on the Stacy Blackman Consulting team. We each bring something unique to the table that can benefit the rest of our staff (and our clients!). This week we thought the timing was right...

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Why ‘Find Your Passion’ is Bogus Career Advice

By - Nov 29, 06:23 AM   Comments [0]

Not that long ago, most workers were like Fred Flintstone. When the bugle blew at the end of a shift, you punched out and called it a day. Work wasn’t supposed to be meaningful or fulfilling. It was something you did to put food on...

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3 New B-Schools Go Full Steam Ahead with STEM MBAs

By - Nov 26, 13:51 PM   Comments [0]

A growing number of top business schools have embraced the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) designation. Courses of study under the STEM umbrella allow students to take their analytical skills to a deeper level. While the STEM MBA offers essential benefits for all students, international...

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Time to Thank Those Supporting Your MBA Dream

By - Nov 26, 06:07 AM   Comments [0]

It’s Thanksgiving week in the United States. On Thursday, millions of people will take a break to reflect on everything they have to be grateful for. It’s a good time for MBA hopefuls to express their gratitude as well. If you only applied to schools in...

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Women in MBA Programs Reach Record Numbers

By - Nov 22, 14:14 PM   Comments [0]

It’s tempting to dismiss the existence of any gender differences in the MBA application process or student life. But you don’t have to look back very far to see just how controversial the subject still is, even at elite programs such as Harvard Business School.  Will...

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Should You Specialize Your MBA Degree?

By - Nov 20, 06:29 AM   Comments [0]

Unlike a master’s degree in finance or accounting or another specialty, an MBA is, by definition, a generalist program. It exposes students to many different disciplines—both hard subjects like finance and soft like organizational behavior. If you’re contemplating business school, think about whether you’d prefer...

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What Does the Adcomm Focus on When Evaluating Your MBA Candidacy?

By - Nov 18, 12:07 PM   Comments [0]

Every year, we hear of MBA admissions offers going to Olympic athletes, NASA scientists, and former White House aides. While these profiles grab the headlines, they can discourage candidates without a flashy personal or professional story. Business school applicants can’t help but fret over what...

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