Author Archive - stacyblackman

Sell the MBA Admissions Committee on Your Employability

By - Jul 20, 08:42 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on The vast majority of MBA applicants seek the degree with the primary purpose of advancing their careers and earning considerably more than they did prior to b-school. But many MBA hopefuls don’t realize that the career...

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How Life and Career Impact the Choice and Number of Potential B-Schools

By - Jul 19, 08:28 AM   Comments [0]

“How many schools should I apply to? Which schools should I apply to?” These are key questions aspiring MBAs ponder during the summer before the busy application-writing season in fall and winter. The answers are different depending on where the applicant is within his or her...

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Tuesday Tips: MIT Sloan Fall 2018 MBA Essay Tips

By - Jul 18, 06:35 AM   Comments [0]

MIT Sloan School of Management has updated their MBA application essays for this year, keeping the cover letter essay and adding a personal video statement. The Sloan MBA program is focused on innovation with a diverse and accomplished group of students. MIT’s motto is “Mens...

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Make Your Resume MBA-Ready

By - Jul 17, 08:23 AM   Comments [0]

First, the (kinda) bad news: it’s unlikely you’ll be able to use the current version of your resume for your business school applications. In fact, you’re probably going to want to spend a significant amount of time on a complete resume overhaul. But the good...

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Why Your MBA Short List Should Include Dream, Target and (Maybe) Safety Schools

By - Jul 14, 08:24 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on One of the most important decisions you’ll make during the MBA application process—big surprise—is which schools you’re going to apply to in the first place. I cannot stress enough how important it is to put significant...

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Fall 2018 MBA Essays

By - Jul 13, 09:15 AM   Comments [0]

The Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina has announced the MBA essay questions for the 2017-18 admissions season. Essay One (Required) Please describe your short and long term goals post-MBA. Explain how your professional experience has shaped these goals, why this career option appeals...

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Fall 2018 MBA Application Deadlines

By - Jul 13, 09:09 AM   Comments [0]

UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School has announced the following MBA application deadlines for the 2017-18 admissions season. Round 1 (Early Action) Application due: October 16, 2017 Decision released: December 11, 217 Round 2 Application due: December 4, 2017 Decision released: January 29, 2018 Round 3 Application due: January 15, 2018 Decision released: March 12, 2018 Round 4* Application...

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Cornell Johnson Fall 2018 MBA Essays

By - Jul 12, 12:48 PM   Comments [0]

The Johnson School of Management at Cornell University has announced a unique twist to the updated essay prompts for the 2017-2018 admissions season. Candidates are required to complete a Goals Statement as well as two essays: 1) Impact Essay and 2) Table of Contents Essay. Goals...

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What I Learned From My First Year at the Stanford Graduate School of Business

By - Jul 12, 08:19 AM   Comments [0]

Here at SBC, we absolutely love hearing from former clients! Natasha Malpani, now a member of the Stanford GSB MBA Class of 2018, got in touch to share some words of wisdom with the next crop of applicants targeting the world’s top business schools.  The first year of...

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Tuesday Tips: UVA Darden Fall 2018 MBA Essay Tips

By - Jul 11, 12:05 PM   Comments [0]

The Darden School of Business is a top tier MBA program at University of Virginia. Due to the strength of its academic community, UVA has significant entrepreneurial activity and is interested in fostering innovation within the MBA program. Darden has only one required essay as part of...

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