Stacy Blackman

What Really Happens During an MBA Admissions Committee File Review-Part 2

By - Nov 27, 07:06 AM   Comments [0]

We’re back with our second in a series of five blog posts to help answer frequently asked questions about what really happens during an MBA admissions committee file review, and today we’ll tackle applicants’ Career Path, Resume and Career Goals. Returning to our fictional applicants Jackie...

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5 Podcasts to Feed Your Mind This Thanksgiving Weekend

By - Nov 24, 06:23 AM   Comments [0]

When you finally emerge from your Tryptophan coma this Thanksgiving weekend and have a hankering for some food for thought, check out these illuminating podcasts from b-schools and beyond that cover entrepreneurship, creativity, leadership and one of the most important aspects in all of our...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

By - Nov 23, 06:31 AM   Comments [0]

On behalf of the entire team here at Stacy Blackman Consulting, today we’d like to wish our U.S.-based followers and clients a lovely Thanksgiving and a joyous holiday season. In this time of gratitude, we give enormous thanks for our 16 amazing years in the MBA...

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How Reading Can Help You Get Into B-School

By - Nov 22, 07:46 AM   Comments [0]

Setting aside time to read over the next few months is one of the smartest things you can do to enhance your candidacy for top-flight MBA programs. The broader your knowledge base, the more interesting you become to others, including the admissions committee. The reality is...

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Spotlight On: New Center for Gender, Equity & Leadership at Berkeley Haas

By - Nov 21, 11:23 AM   Comments [0]

Business schools play a critical role in helping workers, companies, and leaders adapt to meet the needs of the 21st-century workforce.  Earlier this month, the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business launched its new Center for Gender, Equity & Leadership (CGEL), which will address numerous issues...

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What Really Happens During an MBA Admissions Committee File Review

By - Nov 20, 08:05 AM   Comments [0]

You may agonize over your application for months, but an adcomm may spend less than 15 minutes reviewing your file. What happens during that critical quarter-hour can literally change your life. This is the first in a series of five blog posts that will help...

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Bloomberg Businessweek Announces 2017 MBA Rankings

By - Nov 17, 13:03 PM   Comments [0]

Bloomberg Businessweek has announced its list of 2017’s best business schools in the United States, and Harvard Business School took first place for the third straight year. The 2017  list is characterized by near constant movement, with only two schools in the top 20 holding...

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MBA Round 2 Applicants: Use This Year-End To-Do List

By - Nov 16, 07:08 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s ‘Strictly Business’ MBA blog on U.S. News The next two months will be “go time” for Round 2 MBA applicants, with numerous deadlines hitting just after the New Year. B-school hopefuls will need to manage their time wisely in order to complete...

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New Ross School Club Helps International Students Adapt to US Recruiting Style

By - Nov 15, 07:29 AM   Comments [0]

Nearly a third of students in some of the top MBA programs are international, which offers great professional and cultural diversity and enriches the classroom experience. But sometimes, international students face unique challenges during recruiting, when it comes time to start networking with potential employers. Culture...

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The Bigger Picture: Test and Learn

By - Nov 14, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

When I was launching my career post-business school, I had a mentor who was constantly pushing me to “test and learn”. He was not a fan of 200-page business plans, extended market research, surveys, focus groups and other actions that would postpone implementation. He argued...

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