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 spring break adventures, finalize their course load, visit target schools, and make formal plans to help their fellow MBA applicants.

Africa-boundCheetarah begins a voyage to Ghana and Ethopia for spring break as part of Chicago Booth School of Business‘s annual trek through its African Business Group. After vowing to consume all of the Ethopian injera she can stomach, Cheetarah congratulates new admits and promises some “poetic waxing about career choices in business school” when she returns.

Countdown to the end—While the last “mini” is typically the easiest as students prepare for graduation and a return to the real world, Tepper School of Business‘s Julianne says she’s registered for seven (!) classes next term. However, she’s suddenly been hit with the realization that it probably would be better to sharpen her focus a bit. Looks like Julianne’s got some serious contemplating to do in order to decide what courses to keep and which to jettison.

First impressions—New MBA applicant blogger Hamm0 of the Boots to Suits blog provides a rundown of a recent campus visit to UV Darden School of Business. Some stand-out impressions included a very positive classroom visit and chat with the professor, as well as experiencing a sense of community right of the bat. Since a prior visit to NYU Stern didn’t yield the same initial “warm and fuzzies”, perhaps Hamm0 is on the right track to narrowing down the ol’ target school list.

A new venture beckons—After having enjoyed the experience of offering free MBA essay editing services to more than 25 prospective applicants, Sanket is contemplating two new initiatives: publishing a small guide on how to review b-school essays; and launching a consulting firm focused on editing and school selection services.  “Helping people achieve their dreams in one of the most satisfying and proud feelings for me,” he says.

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