Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz

Welcome back to another edition of Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz, where we share the latest goings-on from the MBA applicant and student trenches. This week, our Buzz bloggers celebrate a premiere social event; describe recruiting season; and offer links to videos and blogs that help make the application process just a tiny bit easier.

Business Gives Back recap—As he enters the home stretch of his MBA program at GWU School of Business, Part-Timer recounts the highlights of this student-led initiative celebrating a commitment to responsible business and social change. In addition to supporting a good cause, it provided the opportunity to network with fellow MBAs–something he says part-time students don’t get enough of.

Something to read and something to watch—This week, CCatcher shares two links that contain good advice for MBA applicants. One is a video that helped her reorient whenever she drifted away from the all-important “WHY” while working on those essays; the other is a Seth Godin blog entry she says is relevant to the application process.

It’s recruiting time—After a lengthy hiatus of 12–gasp!–days from blogging, Ellipser is back with the lowdown on recruiting season at Cornell’s Johnson School. Much celebrating has transpired for those recipients of internship offers, and a bit of commiserating with the less-than-lucky has taken place as well. As for Ellipser, he’ll continue working on those cover letters and resumes for the tech companies that he’ll be going after for his summer internship.

Stanford photo diaries—Curious about what it’s like to be an MBA student at the Stanford Graduate School of Business? If so, you’re about to find out. Stanford GSB introduces 15 second-year students who documented their activities for several days during fall 2011 quarter. Read on to find out everything from the classes they took and the housing choices they made, to their favorite memories and post-MBA goals.

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