Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz

sbc-badge-1809.gifWelcome 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. This week, MBA bloggers provide interview recaps and brainstorm possible interview questions, as well as share thoughts on the transformational nature of the b-school experience.

Interview prep time—With a Kellogg interview behind him and one with MIT Sloan imminent, Scott Duncan shares a comprehensive list with 25 interview questions he’s preparing to answer. Can you think of any he hasn’t touched on?

Disappointment from Duke—Although the final determination—waitlisted or flat-out ding—hasn’t been revealed, Pulling that MBA Trigger is suffering major disappointment due to no admit offer from Duke Fuqua. As she is quick to point out, “This experience is definitely not for the fainthearted!”

Tuck revisited—Last year, Grant Me Admission applied only to Tuck School of Business, and waited eight brutal months for an eventual release. With new perspective, a broader array of target schools, and a second interview at Tuck now behind him, he dedicates this latest post to a full recap of his interview experience.

 A personal transformation—Six weeks into his MBA program at UCLA Anderson School of Management, MBA Reapplicant (aka Michael Leve) finds many parallels between the changes one undergoes during business school and John Potter’s eight steps to transforming an organization, which he outlined in a 2007 Harvard Business Review article.

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