Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz

Buzz bloggersWelcome back to another edition of Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz, our periodic check-in with some of the MBA blogosphere’s regular contributors. This week, Buzz bloggers discuss various essay approaches, offer interview advice, fight discouragement, and revel in their international learning experiences.

Thoughts on essay writing—MBA admit Sassafras shares his point of view on how to approach the essay prompts from various top schools. He suggests looking at the questions themselves to help you determine whether your tone should be more formal or personal, and offers concrete examples of which style is best suited to sample essay questions from UC Berkeley Haas, Harvard Business School, and Kellogg School of Management.

MBA interview wisdom—Always a wealth of great information for applicants, Cheetarah1980 doesn’t disappoint with her recent post covering the MBA interview. After describing her own experiences interviewing with Kellogg, Wharton School, and Chicago Booth School of Business, Cheetarah shares four truths she has come to believe after having interviewed so much over the last 15 months.

No rosy outlook hereCCatcher‘s past few posts have been decidedly downcast as this first-year Tepper School of Business student struggles with staying afloat amid what she calls the whole recruiting-networking-interviewing cycle. We hope she can tap back into that joy of just a few months ago, when she posted, “Everyday I spend at Tepper, I fall more in love with the school and the people and feel happy about the day I decided to come to Tepper.”

The experience abroadUT McCombs School of Business student Erin Whalen has posted an engaging description of her study abroad adventures at ESADE Business School in Barcelona. from the interesting mix of classes geared toward deepening one’s global perspective, to the abundant cultural and social opportunities, we’ve no doubt Erin is having the educational experience of a lifetime.

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