B-Schooled Podcast Episode #139: Advice From a Former Adcom, Part 1


At Stacy Blackman Consulting, we have a team of former admission committee members from top MBA programs who serve as our “Flight Testers.” Our Flight Test mimics an actual application review, just like the adcom will do in real life. Except that you’ll be getting personalized feedback on what you can improve BEFORE you hit submit!

In the first of this two-part episode series, we talk with Caryn, a former member of the Kellogg admissions committee and member of the SBC team, who shares what MBA adcoms really think about—and are looking for in—applicants’ transcripts, test scores, resumes and data forms.

Listen to B-Schooled episode #139 right here, or on any of the podcast apps listed below.

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Stacy Blackman

SBC’s star-studded consultant team is unparalleled. Our clients benefit from current intelligence that we receive from the former MBA Admissions Officers from Kellogg, Booth and every elite business program in the US and Europe.  These MBA Admissions Officers have chosen to work exclusively with SBC.

Just two of the many superstars on the SBC team:
Meet Beth who held the position of Director of Admissions for Kellogg’s Full Time MBA program selecting candidates for the 2-year, 1-year, MMM and JD MBA programs.

Meet Kim, who was an Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Chicago Booth.

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