Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz
Hello, and 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 share the whys of where they’re going; get ready to dive back into essay-writing mode; and come to terms with the end of their MBA.
Why Wharton?—For those fortunate enough to receive admits from more than one of their target schools, deciding where to go is no easy task. Motown describes some of the factors that lead her ultimately to choose Wharton School, which include the urban location, as well as various aspects related to the student body, culture, academics and career services.
The hunt begins—No one ever said business school was cheap, and even with the great benefit of a scholarship, there are so many ancillary expenses to consider that admitted students often go into freakout mode figuring out how to pay for it all. Cheetarah1980 is thus resigned to diving back into essay mode and applying for every feasible additional scholarship out there.
An ethical slip too close to home—Our newly added Buzz blogger Julianne, aka Sleeping Between Spreadsheets, shares the details of a dismaying situation involving the total ethical lapse of one of her project teammates. Lesson learned: in group projects, and in life, surround yourself with teammates you can trust. Otherwise, you’re only as strong as your weakest member.
The end is bittersweet—Four years and countless hours of labor later, Part-Timer has finally reached the official end of his MBA program, and he can’t help but feel nostalgic about this particularly meaningful period of his life. The MBA leg of the journey may be over, he notes, but new adventures and opportunities await. Best of luck as you write the next chapter!
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