Stacy Blackman Consulting

Advice from Former MBA Admissions Officers

By - Dec 4, 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 can benefit the rest of our staff (and our clients!). This week we thought the timing was right...

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Why ‘Find Your Passion’ is Bogus Career Advice

By - Nov 29, 06:23 AM   Comments [0]

Not that long ago, most workers were like Fred Flintstone. When the bugle blew at the end of a shift, you punched out and called it a day. Work wasn’t supposed to be meaningful or fulfilling. It was something you did to put food on...

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3 New B-Schools Go Full Steam Ahead with STEM MBAs

By - Nov 26, 13:51 PM   Comments [0]

A growing number of top business schools have embraced the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) designation. Courses of study under the STEM umbrella allow students to take their analytical skills to a deeper level. While the STEM MBA offers essential benefits for all students, international...

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Time to Thank Those Supporting Your MBA Dream

By - Nov 26, 06:07 AM   Comments [0]

It’s Thanksgiving week in the United States. On Thursday, millions of people will take a break to reflect on everything they have to be grateful for. It’s a good time for MBA hopefuls to express their gratitude as well. If you only applied to schools in...

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Women in MBA Programs Reach Record Numbers

By - Nov 22, 14:14 PM   Comments [0]

It’s tempting to dismiss the existence of any gender differences in the MBA application process or student life. But you don’t have to look back very far to see just how controversial the subject still is, even at elite programs such as Harvard Business School.  Will...

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Should You Specialize Your MBA Degree?

By - Nov 20, 06:29 AM   Comments [0]

Unlike a master’s degree in finance or accounting or another specialty, an MBA is, by definition, a generalist program. It exposes students to many different disciplines—both hard subjects like finance and soft like organizational behavior. If you’re contemplating business school, think about whether you’d prefer...

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What Does the Adcomm Focus on When Evaluating Your MBA Candidacy?

By - Nov 18, 12:07 PM   Comments [0]

Every year, we hear of MBA admissions offers going to Olympic athletes, NASA scientists, and former White House aides. While these profiles grab the headlines, they can discourage candidates without a flashy personal or professional story. Business school applicants can’t help but fret over what...

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Pomodoro versus Big Rocks: A Productivity Smackdown

By - Nov 15, 11:13 AM   Comments [0]

Some people are always highly motivated. They never put off for tomorrow what they can do today. And they tackle all chores, projects, and tasks with efficiency and glee.  This post is not for those weirdos people. We’re looking at how to get—and stay—motivated when procrastination sits like the...

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Interview Advice from MIT Sloan Admissions

By - Nov 13, 07:29 AM   Comments [0]

It’s MBA interview season at MIT Sloan School of Management! Dawna Levenson, assistant dean of admissions, has some tips to help nervous applicants prepare for the MIT Sloan MBA interview. In previous years, Levenson has noted that the MIT Sloan adcomm interviews around 20–25% of...

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HBS Dean Nitin Nohria to Step Down in 2020

By - Nov 7, 12:49 PM   Comments [0]

Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria has announced he will step down in June 2020. This will conclude ten years of service as the school’s tenth dean. In a message to faculty, staff, students, and alumni, Nohria said the time is right for HBS to transition...

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