B-School Buzz: Celebrations, Sleep Deprivation and Letting Go

This week, our B-school Buzz bloggers confront the news of remaining on the waitlist at a favored school, celebrate a fellowship nomination, and come to the realization that a little rest goes a long way toward enhancing test performance.

Waitlisted again and ready to move on…almost — While no one likes to hear they’re on an prolonged jaunt in Waitlistville, Random Wok is beginning to take a philosophical approach to the news of Wharton extending his limbo status until July. “I really can’t sacrifice my career progress for what is now essentially a crap shoot,” he says, especially when there’s so much to do to get ready for the MBA program which has accepted him.

In good company — It was a prolific week of posts for Ellipsing My Way…to Business School, who counted no fewer than 17 friends headed to various top-tier B-schools in the fall, offered 27 GMAT books for sale, and shared the great news that he’s been nominated by Cornell’s Johnson School to be a Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) fellow. Congratulations, Richard. The accolade is definitely worthy of a new suit!

The value of a good night’s sleepCarl Incognito learned that being well-rested would definitely play to his strengths when test day arrives.  If he can earn a scaled score of 730 on the Knewton free CAT exam following a weekend of classes and socializing, getting some solid zzzs in the days leading up to his exam should go a long way toward helping him consistently reach his 740 goal.

Selling your online MBA degree — Distance-learning MBAs are growing in popularity, but until they reach the caché that brick-and-mortar programs have, you may need to sell future employers on the value of your online degree. KT offers a guest post on the subject that says these MBAs should stress their self-discipline, time management skills and computer proficiency if they want to have an advantage over other job applicants.

Do you have a b-school-centric blog? Want it featured on B-School Buzz? Email me at buzz@StacyBlackman.com.

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