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 their rejection woes, positive interview experiences, and  musings on how not getting into business school may not be so bad after all.

The ding sting—With a final application tally of 0 for 4, Ellie of the Coffee Beans and Tea Leaves blog has spent some introspective time figuring out where her weak points may have been this admissions season. Perseverance is crucial in the MBA application process, and we wish her luck as she regroups and re-strategizes for next year.

When a ding provides confirmation—Although he felt just a teeny bit disappointed by the ding from Kellogg School of Management, Domotron can now focus fully on the joys of being a Tuckie and celebrate the official end of his MBA application journey.

That fuzzy, feel-good feelingMBA Reapplicant shares a glowing account of his campus visit and interview experience at Virginia’s Darden School of Business. Despite a sleepless night before, the chips fell naturally into place during his breezy, conversational interview with a member of the admissions committee. Congratulations!

When rejection spurs success—The old adage “everything happens for a reason” seems to be playing out in spades for Writing in Transit, who took a brief hiatus from his blog upon learning business school wasn’t in the cards, for this year at least. A series of positive, life-changing opportunities has cropped up and made a reevaluation of the MBA necessary.

A message for HBS applicantsTwoYearsatHBS received several emails this week from both admitted and rejected applicants following the recently announced Round 2 decisions. In this post, he congratulates the accepted and offers consolation and sage advice to those who didn’t land a seat at Harvard Business School this year.

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