Stacy Blackman’s Weekly Links

Read on for real stories from MBA applicants and students…and the occasional AdCom staff.

The Chicago essays have Maxwriter feeling tense these days, since he’s not too keen on writing about topics that require a revelation of the real self. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what AdCom wants to see.

Iday is glad to be back from his internship in Chile and has a full calendar that includes helping his three mentees navigate their first days in Chicago GSB.

The Stanford Admissions Blog welcomes the MBA Class of 2010 and promises to post advice in a few days that the graduating class of ’08 has left for you, the potential applicant.

Tinydancer paid a lot of attention during the application process to what AdComs say they look for, and she offers great advice for anyone struggling with essays now.

Even though he already submitted his application, Soni attended the Columbia information session in Baltimore last Tuesday and offers a summary for interested readers, as well as an update from the application front.

MBA Musings has lots to share this week, with status reports on the essays, recommendations, transcripts, and the downfalls of the “fluff and puff.”

Ahembeea has some fun tweaking the essay questions a bit and says that reading those answers would give AdCom a real glimpse into the minds of future applicants!

JulyDream experienced “Diversity: The Real Deal” at Darden last week in a session with CSW Global, a company that uses theatrical presentations to challenge the way we think about diversity.

Anand offers advice on how to get the most out of case method discussions, saying that maximum effectiveness only happens when you actively participate in the conversation.

The Wharton MBA Admissions Blog invites prospective students to visit the school and experience its globally recognized classroom environment and vibrant community. The official visit program begins Monday, September 29 through mid-April, 2009 and is held Monday through Thursday each week (information sessions only on Fridays).

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