Author Archive - stacyblackman

Do You Play Nice with Others? Advice for the Group or Team-Based Interview

By - Jan 25, 08:38 AM   Comments [0]

Business schools want to see how candidates interact with peers before anyone’s even admitted, which can be very telling. It’s not actually an interview, per se, because there is no Q&A with participants.  Each school conducts the group interview somewhat differently, and this new evaluation...

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5 Times it Makes Sense to Apply to Only One MBA Program

By - Jan 24, 09:39 AM   Comments [0]

While the majority of applicants target four to six MBA programs, deciding how many business schools to apply to is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Some candidates decide to focus all of their energies on a single business school. The reasons range from the personal to...

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Be Smart When Communicating with MBA AdCom

By - Jan 23, 09:25 AM   Comments [0]

After you’ve submitted your MBA applications and are waiting to hear back from programs, it’s normal to have a moment of panic—either immediately, or at some point a little later on. You’ve been agonizing over your materials for months, and now you just want to...

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11 New Courses at Kellogg School Address Global Business Issues

By - Jan 19, 12:26 PM   Comments [0]

Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management launched 11 new courses for the 2016-17 academic year, with topics that range from the business of social impact to leading startups to the human-machine partnerships of the future. “With increasingly complex problems facing our rapidly changing business environment, curriculum innovation...

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Waitlist Guidelines from UCLA Anderson

By - Jan 18, 11:58 AM   Comments [0]

All MBA applicants are anxious to learn whether or not they’ve been admitted to their dream schools. For some prospective MBAs, however, those decision dates come and go… and they’re still in limbo. They’ve been waitlisted. While this isn’t ideal, MBA applicants should celebrate the fact that...

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Upcoming Video Interview? Add Lots of Practice to Your “To Do” List

By - Jan 17, 12:05 PM   Comments [0]

If you have an upcoming video interview for schools including INSEAD, Yale SOM, Michigan Ross or Wharton, PRACTICE is essential to success. This awkward format requires you to think on your feet and record your answer to a question (or questions) while speaking into your...

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GMAC Survey Predicts Robust Job Market for MBA Grads

By - Jan 17, 11:50 AM   Comments [0]

One of the strongest indicators of a healthy post-MBA job market can be found within the annual Year-End Poll of Employers, a survey conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) near the end of each year. Hiring of b-school talent remains a priority in employers’...

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Words Can Change the World

By - Jan 16, 11:07 AM   Comments [0]

If you have an upcoming interview, take YOUR first step in interview prep with one of SBC’s interview packages. Purchase today, January 16th, and receive two free interview guides of your choice. Simply forward purchase receipt to and specify your two guides.

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Mapping Out Your MBA Application Timeline

By - Jan 13, 09:58 AM   Comments [0]

Once you’ve decided to pursue an MBA, you’ve got your work cut out for you. Applicants need to fit studying for the GMAT, visiting schools, and developing essays in with other personal and professional commitments. If you’re planning to apply to business school in the fall,...

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Show Me the Money: Highest Paying Consulting Firms for New MBAs

By - Jan 12, 12:31 PM   Comments [0]

As you know, consulting is a top industry of interest at business schools around the globe. Few career paths can match consulting when it comes to providing exposure to a wide variety of projects, geographical areas, company cultures…and then there’s the handsome compensation package to...

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