Stacy Blackman’s Weekly Links

Read on for real stories from MBA applicants and students…

Stairway to MBA experienced some major stress-induced nightmares last week over whether his supervisor recommenders would agree to/have time to write his rec letters.

Though Columbia remains his one true love, MBA Veggie has big plans to visit Harvard, Yale and Sloan next month with a friend. Unless he meets some real “arses” at HBS, MBA Veggie says he’ll probably fall in love and want to waste his time and apply.

N.A.S. offers a mini post from the city of mini-cabs with a complete list of pros and cons of life in London and LBS.

Samantha feels it’s a sign she should apply to Stanford after an essay and a half flowed from her fingertips with total ease. The zany factor may need some toning down in future drafts, but for now, Samantha thinks Stanford is pretty awesome.

Miss Curly Bee is feeling blue as she leaves family and friends behind and heads half-way around the world to Kellogg.

V2B-School provides helpful updates on the three business school events and two school visits that have kept him busy over the past few months. His conclusion? B-school events are generally a waste of time unless you have the chance to meet current students.

Omne muses about applications and shares his belief that all schools should be invite-only, because if they ask you to come in for an interview, you have crossed that first hurdle into “This candidate is interesting!” territory.

Tryst with MBA has come up with a great, creative post personifying the seven essays required by INSEAD.

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