Stacy Blackman’s Weekly Links

Read on for real stories from MBA applicants and students…

MaybeMBA shares some gripes as she deals with the frustrations of crafting a meaningful courseload at Chicago GSB and an internship experience that has made her question her career choice.

On the Kenan-Flagler blog, Susanna Schick posts about lessons learned by she and her classmates as they wrap up their summer internships.

Leonidas poses an interesting question about essay writing style, asking whether fellow bloggers use an inductive or deductive approach.

StairwaytoMBA is looking forward to a ten-day trip to Boston and New York this week, with plans to visit Wharton and hopes of visiting HBS. Also, things are moving slowly, painfully, yet steadily on the application and recommendations fronts.

Soni is feeling mighty fine now that he’s submitted his first application…ahead of schedule! Stay tuned for an update from Soni after he attends the MBADiversity’s Annual Symposium in Cambridge, Mass., next weekend.

HappyBunny is singing the blues after receiving peer feedback on her essays. Reviewers say either her team failure is too minor, or she’s trying to play hero. Should she really regret not having made huge mistakes in life so far, knock on wood?

July Dream is gearing up for the start of classes today at Darden while still trying to find some time for herself in the midst of several pleasant, but exhausting, gatherings. Read her blog to learn whether she found last week’s Personal Career Assessment Program and Career Discovery Forum worthwhile.

TinyDancer has a call to action for all bloggers to speak on the subject of poverty on October 15. This Wharton student hopes many b-school bloggers will join her in sharing their thoughts on the issue.

Tryst With MBA shares a link to the Flesch-Kincaid readability ease test for your essays. After pasting his essays into the readability index calculator, the results were a mixed bag. But try it out…it looks very interesting.

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