Author Archive - stacyblackman

Advice for First-Years from an HBS Alumna

By - Oct 26, 13:22 PM   Comments [0]

There’s nothing like advice that comes straight from the source, so if Harvard Business School is on your short list, you shouldn’t miss this great post published recently in the student newspaper The Harbus. In What I Wish I’d Known This Time Last Year, Rahima Dosani (MBA...

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Michigan Ross Releasing Interview Invites Today

By - Oct 25, 12:43 PM   Comments [0]

The University of Michigan Ross School of Business plans to send out invitations to interview today, October 25th, and the admissions team has been absolutely swamped so far this season. “Given the 13 percent increase in Round 1 apps (our third consecutive year of increases), we’re...

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Former AdCom Officers Have Some Advice for You

By - Oct 24, 11:26 AM   Comments [0]

You probably already know that we have a diverse group of MBAs on the Stacy Blackman Consulting team. We each bring something unique to the table that the rest of our staff (and our clients!) can benefit from. This week we thought the timing was...

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Show Leadership, Extracurriculars in Your UCLA Anderson Application

By - Oct 21, 08:11 AM   Comments [0]

If you’re applying to business schools this year, the process of pulling your materials together will consume much of your life in the coming months. Of particular focus will be planning how to best position yourself. If you’ve taken on leadership roles in volunteer organizations...

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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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