Author Archive - stacyblackman

Check In Now with Your MBA Recommenders

By - Aug 21, 09:43 AM   Comments [0]

As the majority of Round 1 deadlines are next month, you should plan to reach out to your recommenders soon to ensure they are pacing themselves and won’t be crunched for time once end-of-summer craziness hits. These contacts are doing you a huge favor, and it...

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Making the Most of MBA Fairs

By - Aug 18, 08:36 AM   Comments [0]

For many who are just embarking on their B-school journey, attending an MBA fair like The MBA Tour or the QS Top MBA World Tour  is a stellar way to meet admissions representatives from several programs and impress them with your thoughtfulness and preparation…in other words,...

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How to Crush Your First Year of B-School

By - Aug 17, 07:15 AM   Comments [0]

Throughout the business school application process, MBA candidates spend ample time filling out applications, writing essays and even honing interview skills to successfully gain admittance to their institution of choice. But it is equally important to prepare for the first year of coursework, which will...

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Defining Career Goals for the MBA Application

By - Aug 16, 06:52 AM   Comments [0]

If you’re applying to business school, you know it’s time to get serious about defining your career goals.  For most applicants, career exploration is the impetus for considering an MBA, and the majority of programs will spend time evaluating your career goals for realism and...

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Tuesday Tips: Georgetown McDonough Fall 2018 MBA Essay Tips

By - Aug 15, 07:22 AM   Comments [0]

Georgetown McDonough School of Business’s location in Washington D.C. puts the school at the center of public policy and international business. The program requires all students to be part of the Global Business Experience, an international consulting project. Georgetown also has the Steers Global Real...

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How Your Social Media Profile Can Support Your MBA Candidacy

By - Aug 14, 07:41 AM   Comments [0]

We’re going to tell you something you probably already know: if you’re applying to an MBA program this year, be careful about what you post online. It’s possible that business school adcom members could do a quick search on your name before admitting you to...

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Georgetown MBA Students Pledge Summer Pay to Social Impact Internship Fund

By - Aug 11, 08:47 AM   Comments [0]

This spring, the Net Impact chapter at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business launched a fundraising campaign for the Social Impact Internship Fund (SIIF) to encourage first-year MBA students to donate 0.5 percent of their summer internship pay to benefit fellow students who pursue internships in...

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Tips for Applying to Business School as a Couple

By - Aug 10, 09:33 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s ‘Strictly Business’ MBA blog on U.S. News For some professional couples, there comes a time when both partners realize that pursuing an MBA degree is the key to exploring new career paths and accessing an array of high-quality professional opportunities. However, the MBA...

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Tuesday Tips: USC Marshall Fall 2018 MBA Essay Tips

By - Aug 8, 09:17 AM   Comments [0]

The Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California program offers a southern California location and strong local reputation, a variety of programs and the resources of a large and prestigious university. While USC’s value statement: “Transformational Courage, Collaborative Ambition, Impactful Service, and Unwavering...

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The Bigger Picture: It’s Always Worth an Ask

By - Aug 8, 05:00 AM   Comments [0]

I have a friend who consistently lands in the cushiest situations. Ever since I have known her, she would wiggle her way out of a final exam so that she could work on a more interesting project. She could negotiate dreamlike work conditions: lots of...

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