Author Archive - stacyblackman

Seasons Greetings!

By - Dec 23, 09:39 AM   Comments [0]

On behalf of the entire team at Stacy Blackman Consulting, I want to thank our loyal blog readers for logging on each day for the latest news from the B-school universe, and extend our very best wishes for a joyous holiday season! Warmest regards,

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How to Avoid the Mistake of Generic MBA Application Essays 

By - Dec 22, 09:30 AM   Comments [0]

On the surface, many applicants to elite MBA programs share similar backgrounds and traits. They are ambitious, driven, accomplished, and have strong academic records and impressive test scores. In short, they are leaders and achievers. But just because candidates share these characteristics doesn’t mean their...

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Online or Traditional MBA Program: Which is Right for You?

By - Dec 21, 08:30 AM   Comments [0]

Business schools have become increasingly innovative in their approaches to management education in recent years, and it comes as little surprise that we’re seeing an increased interest in online MBA programs as more and more schools now offer this option to meet the needs of...

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Showing Leadership in Your B-School Application

By - Dec 20, 09:14 AM   Comments [0]

At Stacy Blackman Consulting, we do a lot of thinking about leadership – what is leadership, how best to showcase it, why it matters, and more. If asked what is the single most important quality for business school applications, I would say leadership. While some...

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Tips for Video Interviews

By - Dec 19, 09:55 AM   Comments [0]

An increasing number of MBA programs are making use of online video-interview platforms, where you must record responses to one or more short-answer prompts before your application is considered complete. Sometimes, the system will allow for an extra try if you’re not thrilled with your...

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Ask the AdCom: Share a Cool Company Born of Your MBA Program

By - Dec 16, 11:59 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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Prepare Now to Apply for B-School in Round 2

By - Dec 15, 09:37 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News. It’s mid-December – a time when people around the world make travel plans, exchange gifts, feast with friends and family and enjoy the magic of the coming holidays and new year. However, for those...

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5 Resume Traits that Wow the MBA Admissions Committee

By - Dec 13, 11:36 AM   Comments [0]

If you’re thinking of submitting a standard resume along with your MBA application, you’re missing an important opportunity to sell your candidacy to the admissions committee. Like a traditional CV, the purpose of the MBA resume is to make a good first impression and persuade...

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Making the Most of Each MBA Application Component

By - Dec 12, 12:49 PM   Comments [0]

As you pull together your MBA application materials for Round 2, try to think of each component as an opportunity to tell the adcom something new about yourself. What we mean is, don’t simply copy and paste bullet points from your resume into your data forms....

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Ask the AdCom: How Do MBA Students Get Goofy?

By - Dec 9, 12:08 PM   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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