Stacy Blackman

Plan Now to Leave Enough Time in Round 1

By - May 8, 08:46 AM   Comments [0]

In high school or college—or maybe even recently on an important project at work—you might have been able to wait until the last minute to do something and still come out looking like a champ. But we can assure you that won’t be the case...

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Paying for a Harvard MBA

By - May 5, 08:53 AM   Comments [0]

In his recent update to the Director’s Blog, Harvard Business School‘s head of admissions and financial aid Chad Losee shared a few important points of how financial aid works at HBS. The inspiration for the post came after attending the school’s annual “Fellowship Dinner” for...

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Tuck School Names New Executive Director of Admissions, Financial Aid

By - May 4, 11:20 AM   Comments [0]

After a three month search, Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business has named Luke Anthony Peña as its new Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, the school announced today.  He succeeds Dawna Clarke, who stepped down in late 2016 after 11 years as director of...

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Texas MBA Receives $6M Gift to Support Real Estate Program

By - May 3, 09:09 AM   Comments [0]

The UT McCombs School of Business announced it has received a $6 million gift from alum John Goff to support experiential learning initiatives and the real estate program at the Austin campus. The gift will be used for three strategic growth initiatives at McCombs, complementing the activities of the...

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The Bigger Picture: Don’t Let the Perfect be the Enemy of the Good

By - May 2, 05:00 AM   Comments [0]

Every night, without fail, I map out the following day in my calendar. I block off time for exercise, errands, family responsibilities, seeing friends and working on various projects.  If I want something to happen on a certain day, I fit it into my calendar. I like...

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What to Do Between Now and Round 1 Deadlines

By - May 1, 08:40 AM   Comments [0]

If you plan to apply to MBA programs this fall, you have a little more than four months until the first Round 1 deadlines hit. What’s one of the most important things you can do between now and then? Get a few more leadership experiences...

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Ramp Up Extracurriculars Before Round 1 Deadlines

By - Apr 28, 11:50 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News. If you’ve been holed up in your office for the past three years, you may not have realized that volunteer experience and extracurricular interests are a crucial aspect of your business school application profile. Now...

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A Look at One Successful HBS Applicant

By - Apr 27, 13:53 PM   Comments [0]

Prospective applicants always wants to know how to land a seat at the (usually) top-ranked MBA program in the land, Harvard Business School. If that sounds like you, then check out the recent piece in BusinessInsider profiling first-year MBA student Ayse Baybars and her journey to...

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Leadership at Goizueta Gets a Lift Thanks to Delta Gift

By - Apr 26, 12:46 PM   Comments [0]

A $3.5 million gift from The Delta Air Lines Foundation to Emory’s Goizueta Business School will endow the Delta Leadership Coaching Fellows Program, an experiential and peer-to-peer education initiative, the school recently announced. A portion of the gift will also go toward the creation of the...

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How to Structure Your MBA Resume

By - Apr 25, 12:01 PM   Comments [0]

Most MBA programs require a resume submission as part of the written application, and members of the admissions team have often told us that in their estimation, the resume is just as important as the essays. This single-page document should highlight important aspects of the candidate’s...

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