B-Schooled Podcast Episode #143: 10 Things to Consider 6 Months Before Applying (Part 1)


This B-Schooled podcast is designed for MBA aspirants who have six months (or more) before their applications are due. In addition to offering suggestions about how to present your scores, essays, resume, and recommendations in the best possible light, this episode offers specific suggestions on how to use the months ahead to improve the SUBSTANCE of these elements before the application deadline.

– Do you want to go for a promotion or a title change at work?
– Is now the time to take on a new professional/leadership challenge?
– Should you consider deepening your volunteer/extracurricular activities between now and when you apply?

To set you up for success, we offer five sets of suggestions to help you:

1. Think about your application as a journey of self-discovery that can teach you important lessons about yourself.
2. Begin work on your short- and long-term goals now.
3. Rework your resume with a focus on quantifying impact.
4. Rework your resume with a focus on adding important context behind your numbers, and
5. Set professional and extracurricular stretch goals to complete between now and the time you apply.

This B-Schooled episode can be found here, or take a listen on any of the major podcast platforms below.

B-Schooled is available on most major podcast apps, including:

Apple Podcasts

Please be sure to subscribe to B-Schooled so that you don’t miss a thing. Also, if there’s something you’d like for us to cover in a future episode, please email podcast@stacyblackman.com. We’d love to hear from you!

Are you following us on all the socials? Stacy Blackman Consulting is now on TikTok! Hit us up @stacyblackmanconsulting to hear expert MBA admissions advice direct from Stacy and the team.

SBC’s star-studded consultant team is unparalleled. Our clients benefit from current intelligence that we receive from the former MBA Admissions Officers from Harvard HBS, Stanford GSB 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 Erin, who was Assistant Director of MBA Admissions at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) and Director of MBA Admissions at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Meet Andrea, who served as the Associate Director of MBA Admissions at Harvard Business School (HBS) for over five years.

Tap into this inside knowledge for your MBA applications by requesting a consultation.


(323) 934-3936

Latest Blog Post

Career Switchers, Get Ready to Chart a New Path

“FRESH IDEAS FROM THE BLACKLIGHT” SBC’s Newsletter for Professionals How many people do you know who have worked for the same organization for more than five years? Granted, doing so is not unicorn-level rare. ...