Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz

Hello, and welcome back to this week’s 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 clear up loan misconceptions, buckle down on their applications, and recount glorious leisure plans  from the mountains to the sea.

Financing for international students—Having decided to post almost exclusively on all topics related to Kellogg School of Management, Abhishek attempts to clear up the common misconception regarding MBA student loans for internationals. While he may not be 100% thrilled with the interest rate, Abhishek is pleased to convey the fact that, indeed, Kellogg does provide loans without a U.S. co-signor.

Taking a break from the books—Though still keeping mum on the details regarding recruiting season for tech companies, Ellipser does spill plenty about his recent trip to participate in the 3rd Annual Black Graduate Business Retreat, a.k.a. Tuck Ski Weekend. Aside from the merriment, he also shares his hopes that the mock interviews he’s been doing with prospective students will result in at least two admits.

Life’s a beach—With final exams behind her and core courses officially over, Lori of HEC Montreal bids a brief farewell to the cold for a blissful week-long respite in Turks and Caicos. She muses that the end of P4 is bittersweet, but she’s looking forward to taking classes she’s chosen for herself…which won’t include Finance!

Kicking into high gearSanket is back in the saddle with lots of recent updates to his blog. From the news that he’s targeting INSEAD for the January 2013 intake, to a three-month plan of attack for the GMAT, to his intention to apply again for the Beat the GMAT Scholarship, it sounds like Sanket is once again “walking the path.”

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