Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz

With autumn and round one deadlines just around the corner, our B-School Buzz bloggers are getting down to the nitty-gritty of the application process and sharing their advice and admissions event experiences with other MBA hopefuls.

Financial advice from an expert— Personal finance guru Carmen Wong Ulrich recently chatted with MBAChic, and in this post she shares her thoughts on everything from why women should be more confident in their financial decisions to career advice for those just starting out, to how to juggle professional and personal commitments. This is a great interview…check it out and see for yourself!

Resume tips for MBA applicants— Pyarapopat, who shared his storyboarding experience with us last week, had also blogged about resumes recently and we think a lot of applicants can benefit from the reminder. Keeping in mind three key points–follow the action-impact model, be selective and above all readable with the info you include, devise a way to stand out (even if you’re an engineer!)–will help you present yourself in your best light to the admissions committee.

Stanford admissions event recapSanket attended the recent Stanford GSB admissions event in Pune and walked away with a very good feeling about the program and the facilitator. His only complaint, and it’s one all applicants should take note of before attending this type of event, was the time wasted during the Q&A on basic information available on the school’s website. No matter how gracefully the admissions representative answers your query about average class size or GMAT score, know that you’re probably not coming across as someone who is smart, passionate, and capable of doing basic research!

GMAT pointers from a new MBA aspirantThe MBA Applicationist started his blog this month and offers some great test advice as someone who has scored a 770 and a 6.0 AWA. With specific tips for the verbal, quantitative and AWA sections, The Applicationist says these pointers helped him achieve his stellar score. “But to be honest, you can’t really internalize these tips unless you devote yourself to effective, focused practice,” he acknowledges. “Practice is the best way to improve your score.”

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