Author Archive - stacyblackman

Ask the AdCom: What are Some Orientation Traditions?

By - Oct 20, 11:15 AM   Comments [0]

Hey everybody! We’re back with another installment of “Ask the AdCom,” where we share a wide range of tips and advice from admissions team members from a dozen top business schools. Since AdCom members are human, too, we know our readers will enjoy seeing  a different side of what makes...

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Advice for the Harvard Business School Admissions Essay

By - Oct 19, 12:39 PM   Comments [0]

This probably comes as no surprise to many of you, but Harvard Business School has notoriously low acceptance rates, which is why applicants to HBS must answer the required essay question both thoughtfully and strategically. Business Insider recently shared my tips for this season’s crop of candidates,...

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The Economist’s 2016 Ranking of the World’s Best MBA Programs

By - Oct 18, 12:49 PM   Comments [0]

In The Economist‘s recently published ranking of the World’s Best Full-Time MBA Programs, the Chicago Booth School of Business once again comes out on top…for the sixth time in seven years. Despite Booth’s reputation for finance and super quants, The Economist finds it to be a well-rounded MBA program, with graduates...

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B-School Message Boards: Yay or Nay?

By - Oct 17, 10:38 AM   Comments [0]

Is there anything more tempting to an MBA applicant than business-school-related message boards? We understand the allure—in fact, many of our consultants cop to obsessively scouring those sites and threads when they were pulling together their own applications. But here’s something we all agree on now:...

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Keep Your Sanity During Your EMBA

By - Oct 14, 06:49 AM   Comments [0]

Today’s business school applicants feel the call to reinvent themselves to become more well-rounded and employable, and the invaluable personal and professional connections forged during an executive MBA continue to be the primary draw for most applicants. However, the need to maintain some semblance of work/life balance...

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Ask the Adcom: Inspire Us with Your Favorite Quote

By - Oct 13, 10:41 AM   Comments [0]

Hey everybody! We’re back with another installment of “Ask the AdCom,” where we share a wide range of tips and advice from admissions team members from a dozen top business schools. Since AdCom members are human, too, we know our readers will enjoy seeing  a different side of what makes...

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Harvard’s Bio-Tech Life Lab Set to Open

By - Oct 12, 11:53 AM   Comments [0]

A rendering of the Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab by Shepley Bulfinch The Harvard Life Lab, poised to open in November, is the newest addition to the growing portfolio of innovation facilities at Harvard Business School. Made possible by a gift from HBS alumni Judy and Steve Pagliuca, the...

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Highlight Teamwork in MBA Applications

By - Oct 11, 10:16 AM   Comments [0]

This fall and winter, career services departments in business schools worldwide can anticipate an increased presence of corporate recruiters on campus, predicts the Graduate Management Admission Council. MBA programs will want to make those recruiters happy by providing a highly competent pool of candidates for...

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How Important is a Campus Visit in MBA Admissions?

By - Oct 10, 10:07 AM   Comments [0]

You might have experienced a moment of panic as you began to work on your MBA applications for Round 2. It may have occurred after you took note of the January deadlines. And it could have gone something like this: “Wait a second—I won’t have...

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10 Common MBA Application Mistakes of Finance Professionals-Part 1

By - Oct 7, 06:43 AM   Comments [0]

Surprised to hear that MBA applicants from finance make up the largest percentage of the incoming classes at many of the top business schools? I didn’t think so. Several firms require the MBA for top-level positions, and finance industries feed heavily into the most competitive...

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