Author Archive - stacyblackman

Challenges and Opportunities for Female MBA Applicants

By - Mar 8, 09:02 AM   Comments [0]

Today is International Women’s Day—a perfect opportunity to discuss targeted strategies for female MBA applicants. As an MBA, entrepreneur and businessperson, I know that women can more than handle business school and the application process just as well or better than anyone.  Stereotypes do persist, however,...

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MAP Course at Michigan Ross Celebrates 25 Years of Hands-On Learning

By - Mar 7, 12:27 PM   Comments [0]

This week, the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business kicks off its annual Multidisciplinary Action Projects (MAP) program, which embeds teams of students into a company or nonprofit to enhance their leadership skills and apply concepts from the classroom to real life business challenges. Now...

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Etiquette Tips for MBA Thank You Notes

By - Mar 6, 13:09 PM   Comments [0]

Our clients often ask us if they should write thank-you notes to their interviewers. While handwritten messages of appreciation will always be a classy move—and we certainly encourage applicants to write such notes if they’re so inclined—an email message is just as acceptable in this...

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Haas School Receives Largest Gift Ever from Alumnus Under 40

By - Mar 3, 11:32 AM   Comments [0]

UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business announced it has received the largest gift made by an alumnus under the age of 40—Kevin Chou, the 36-year-old founding CEO of mobile gaming firm Kabam, and his wife, Dr. Connie Chen, have pledged $15 million, with two potential step-ups of $5 million or...

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Dos and Don’ts for Choosing MBA Recommenders

By - Mar 2, 15:34 PM   Comments [0]

So many people think choosing a well-known or prestigious individual will be the ticket to acceptance at the b-school of their dreams. The key when selecting recommenders is to think about about their placement in your life. Can they write about you thoughtfully and with...

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Alumni Call MBA Experience Rewarding, Expands Career Possibilities

By - Mar 1, 12:55 PM   Comments [0]

More than half of graduate business school alumni are currently employed in an industry or job function they did not have experience in prior to entering business school, according to a report released today by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), a nonprofit organization of...

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Evaluate MBA Career Services When Selecting Possible B-Schools

By - Feb 28, 11:35 AM   Comments [0]

Guest post provided by our friends at Prep Adviser MBA career services have not generally been considered pivotal to your choice of the right business school for your management studies. However, some career centers cater so well to MBA students’ future vocations that they have become...

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Tuning Out MBA Message Board Rumors

By - Feb 27, 11:38 AM   Comments [0]

Did you hear that Stanford is no longer sending out interview invites to anyone in consulting? Or that HBS already filled up its entire class in Round 1 and won’t actually admit candidates they’re interviewing in Round 2? Or that the way to ace the...

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Time to Think About Funding Your MBA Plans

By - Feb 24, 13:14 PM   Comments [0]

With Round 2 applications behind us, it’s time to turn your attention to the next step in your MBA journey. Business school is an expensive investment, and it’s never too early to start figuring out how to pay for it. An MBA is a long-term investment, and fortunately, schools want...

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Executives Weigh in on the Value of an MBA

By - Feb 23, 14:24 PM   Comments [0]

Are you thinking about pursuing an MBA for career advancement, personal development, or a career switch? While the degree can be a transformational experience changing everything about your life, it’s more typically a tool to polish existing skills, build your network or expose you to...

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