Stacy Blackman Consulting

Do This if You Have No Extracurricular Activities

By - May 14, 05:24 AM   Comments [0]

Are you applying to business schools in Round 1?  Then the process of pulling your materials together will consume much of your life in the coming months as you focus on how to best position yourself. If you’ve taken on leadership roles in volunteer organizations...

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B-Schooled Podcast Episode 55: Everything You’d Ever Want to Know About EMBA Programs

By - May 12, 09:22 AM   Comments [0]

Have you ever wondered if an executive MBA program (EMBA) might be right for you? Or what the differences are between EMBA, part-time, and full-time MBA programs? Or had you maybe not even ever heard of the term “EMBA” before you just read this post? Well,...

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Harvard MBA Essay for 2021-2022

By - May 10, 10:23 AM   Comments [0]

In addition to the HBS deadlines, the Harvard MBA essay for the 2021-22 admissions season has been confirmed. The essay question remains unchanged from the last admissions cycle. Harvard MBA Essay for 2021-2022: “As we review your application, what more would you like us to know as...

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Harvard MBA Deadlines for the Class of 2024

By - May 10, 10:15 AM   Comments [0]

Are you already planning your application strategy for Harvard Business School? Then get out your calendar, because the Harvard MBA deadlines for the 2021-2022 admissions season have been announced! ROUND 1 Application due: September 8, 2021 Decision released: December 9, 2021 ROUND 2 Application due: January 4, 2022 Decision released: March...

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Advice for Applicants from Over-Represented Buckets

By - May 7, 09:45 AM   Comments [0]

If there’s one overarching trend we’ve seen in our two decades of admission consulting, it’s the move toward greater diversity at the top MBA programs. For example, applicants from consulting and banking used to dominate at business schools in the past. Plus, most students were...

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Build your Business School Network as an Applicant

By - May 6, 06:06 AM   Comments [0]

As most incoming MBA students know, the network you cultivate during business school is likely the most valuable part of the experience. Through the Internet and social media, you can get a head start and build your business school network as early as the application...

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B-Schooled Podcast Episode 54: Secrets of Dual HBS/GSB Admits, Part 2 of 2

By - May 5, 08:56 AM   Comments [0]

Anyone who decides to pursue an MBA typically understands that the odds are against most applicants when it comes to being admitted into the top-ranked programs. This fierce competition makes it all the more impressive when a candidate gets into two of the most respected...

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Overcoming Overconfidence

By - May 4, 05:31 AM   Comments [0]

“FRESH IDEAS FROM THE BLACKLIGHT” SBC’s Weekly Newsletter for Professionals Having a healthy level of confidence is a beautiful thing. Overconfidence, on the other hand, can have serious—sometimes life-threatening—consequences. Look no further than the U.S. government’s initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic to understand how disastrous overconfidence...

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How LinkedIn Can Help MBA Applicants

By - Apr 30, 09:27 AM   Comments [0]

A growing number of admissions officers believe it’s “fair game” to scope out applicants’ social media feeds, a 2021 Kaplan survey confirms. Kaplan polled 150 business school admissions departments in 2018 to address that same issue. In that survey, 40% said they visited applicants’ social...

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Our GMAT Club: Test Talk with Stacy Blackman Consulting’s AdCom

By - Apr 29, 05:58 AM   Comments [0]

The buzz around test requirements for MBA programs has intensified over the last season due to the pandemic and access issues around test-taking. Across our client pool, we field questions about admissions exams daily. With former MBA admissions officers on our team for every top...

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