Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz

Buzz Badge-1Hello, and welcome to the latest edition of Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz, our periodic check-in with some of the MBA blogosphere’s applicant and student contributors. In this edition, Buzz bloggers share interview debriefs and dings, reactions to the new application requirements, and tips for getting started on your B-school application.

 Wharton School’s team-based discussion—We’re hearing a lot of positive feedback from clients about the new team-based discussion, and Domotron seems to concur, calling it a great experience with a really smart, diverse group of participants.  On the horizon for Domotron is the R2 application for Kellogg School of Management, though he admits to waning motivation at the moment.

Round One breakdownMBA Reapplicant is fighting the anxiety that besets all applicants as they await news from their target schools. In addition to providing a summary of how things are progressing with Haas, Kellogg, MIT Sloan, Tuck, and Yale SOM, Reapplicant admits to missing that feeling of control one has during the hands-on phase of the application process.

Debrief of Johnson School interviewHammO provides a detailed picture of his recent time in Ithaca for an interview at Cornell’s Johnson School. Turns out the weather cooperated beautifully with his time on both the Michigan Ross and Cornell campuses, and his descriptions of both the environment, human interactions, and class experience will definitely inform other readers contemplating the Johnson MBA program.

Advice for those just getting started—The MBA application process can be a bewildering one for many applicants. MBAGirlJourney, in at Columbia Business School, offers the uninitiated a guide (with several links) to approaching recommendation letters, the b-school resume, and MBA essays.

The Stanford GSB ding stingMBA the Non-Profit Way shared the news of her first business school application rejection this week. Going into the application she notes this particular one gave an incomplete picture of her as a candidate, and mentions the various aspects she had difficulties fulfilling. It sounds like a case of just not being the right fit, which is better to learn sooner rather than later.

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