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 waiting woes, a Round 1 reflection, and their musings on what to blog about now that the application journey has come to an end.

Why an MBA?—In this recent post, Amar, a self-proclaimed “low GMAT-er”  chronicling the ups and downs of his b-school application journey, shares his statement of purpose with readers. “Attitude is what determines one’s altitude,” he says.

Realigning expectations—After a lengthy absence, MBA Reapplicant is back with an update on some rather discouraging round one application results. While the disappointment is completely understandable, his realization that in the end, the experience of b-school is more important than the where, is such a good mental place to be in.

The worst kind of waiting—Although thankfully MBA My Way already has two acceptances in the bag, that doesn’t make her waiting for a final decision from Michigan Ross, Kellogg, or Yale SOM any less excruciating. Her only solace at this point, she says, is that everything should be settled by mid-March.

The labyrinth revealed—During Admitted Student Weekend at Harvard Business School, Timbob made a delightful discovery: an underground network of tunnels allows students to move from dorms, lecture halls, cafeterias and more without ever setting foot outside in sub-zero temperatures. Read his ASW recap for all the details.

Writer’s blockhammO shares how he’s now experiencing a scenario that many successful MBA applicants go through once they’ve been accepted at their school of choice: what to blog about now? “Before, it was so easy to learn about what the next steps were, and share my experiences as I hit each step,” he explains.

Journey complete—Our congratulations go out to Buzz blogger Domotron, who recently shared his ecstatic news of acceptance at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.  When things settle down, he promises a series of posts about the app process which many prove useful to future applicants.

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