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 recruiting advice, admit weekend updates, and tips that may help others currently experiencing waitlist woes.

Exhausted yet energizedDefying Gravity recounts some of the details from last week’s Admitted Students Welcome Weekend at Harvard Business School. Though she has yet to make a final acceptance decision, her initial feeling is that the next two years could be pretty amazing if the experiences during this two-day visit are any indication.

Surviving the recruiting gameDuke Fuqua’s Canadian Champ  finally sees the light at the end of the recruiting tunnel and has a few tips for anyone struggling through the process now or in the future. Believe it, he says, when people say every step is tougher than the last.

In the final stretchCCatcher has just a couple of weeks left to her Tepper MBA and is caught up in a whirlwind of final assignments, events, and lunches and dinners with friends. Despite the fun and excitement, she says she cannot wait to be done with the MBA and start working!

Putting off to prep better—When an invitation to interview from London Business School arrived in the mail, Knight MBA had some thinking to do. Rather than rush into an early interview date allowing just a few days to prepare, he has opted instead to wait until the end of May despite the increased competition from R3 applicants.

The wait is overMBA My Way may have surprised her 2013 self with the decision to forgo admission to her once-dream school Yale SOM to go with her “dark horse candidate” Cornell’s Johnson School. In this post, she shares what she did while on the Yale SOM waitlist which may have led to her eventual acceptance.

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