Your Personal Marketing Plan

As I often state, the MBA application process is very much about marketing yourself to the admissions committees. Some of my clients find it helpful to actually create a Marketing Plan, consisting of the …

Do I Have Time?

Today is August 12, 2005. Approximately 2 months to first round deadlines. If you have not yet started your applications, do you still have time? The answer to this question is personal. …

Turning Weakness Into Strength

One of the most dreaded questions asked by business schools is, “Tell us about a time you failed.” It can feel like a double edged sword: you have to come up with an honest …

Be Part of The Solution

One key to business school admissions success is understanding that you are marketing yourself to a school just as a product is marketed to a consumer in the grocery store. The school is your …

The School Visit

I frequently am asked whether or not to visit target schools. A visit is certainly not necessary and most schools will tell you that it has no impact on your application. However, if …

Welcome

After more than five years of private one on one consulting and larger group work in corporate settings, I have decided to disseminate my knowledge on a larger scale through the Stacy Blackman blog. …

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B-Schooled Podcast Episode #120: What Makes You Unique?

How in the world are you going to differentiate yourself from the thousands of other MBA hopefuls out there? By making sure you communicate to the adcom what you bring to the table that ...