Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz
Today, I’m relaunching a weekly post that long-time readers of my blog will recognize…Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz. In it, I’ll share news and views from the front lines with business school applicants and students sounding off on life in the trenches. I hope you’ll check back here each week for the latest from our featured bloggers.
Think your blog should be part of B-School Buzz? Email me at buzz@StacyBlackman.com to let me know!
The seven elements of a top B-school — Journey of a Low GMATer shares an article with the seven areas prospective MBA applicants should focus on when weighing a top-tier business school. Student and faculty quality, placements, ROI and brand equity are a few of the key points to consider, he says.
Some little-known facts about an MBA life — Babson MBA student Rocky’s Journey supplies a dose of reality to B-school applicants focused solely on what he calls the “power parties, dapper dressing and a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for an MBA student.” After sketching out the cons inherent to the endeavor, he urges careful research, putting your career and career goals first and using institutions to reach your goals.
Plant trek, internships and interview fest — Elgarvouj recaps the latest activity as a member of the MIT LGO class of 2012, where despite seven weeks off from school, he managed to cram in quite a bit of action. Interestingly, even students who go to MIT can have awkward wardrobe moments during an interview.
Some application do’s and don’ts — Although KT didn’t get an admit this year, the process taught him a few things about what he might do differently the next time around to increase his chances. From expressing career goals succinctly to leadership essays to researching schools, KT’s advice will help anyone struggling to create a stand-out application.
Business lessons from a monkey — Military to Business gleaned an important lesson in productivity during a recent trip to India with fellow Harvard Business School students. Check out photos of the seven-step process as two monkeys polish off a bottle of orange soda while their observer extrapolates a better way to do things.