Stacy Blackman’s Weekly Links

Read on for real stories from MBA applicants, students…and the occasional AdCom staff.

MBA Veggie offers thanks to fellow bloggers who shared helpful advice on his interviewer strategy and gives us a debrief on the CBS interview, which went GREAT!

Square Method realizes that he’s reached a new level of craziness when his break to commune with nature on Charlottesville’s Rivanna Trail included reading and deleting several incoming messages on his Blackberry.

Makis warns anyone cutting and pasting essay answers for several schools: pay attention in your re-reading and don’t mix up school names! That innocent but dangerous faux pas could cost you dearly.

Back from a month-long absence, Darden One Day at a Time is learning the certainty of uncertainty. While the first year was intense but predictable, the extreme busyness of second year is a masochistic yet rewarding choice to become involved in the school and its going concerns.

Veni Vidi Vici is in total panic mode and feeling like the Hare of Aesop’s Fables. Nothing is going as planned re: recommenders, transcripts, and essays, so the result is chaos.

At the McDonough School of Business, MBA For HairTwirler received advice this week amid the financial crisis rocking the free world: work for a company that does something, that makes something real. Too many MBAs head to Wall Street or consulting firms without taking stock of what they are really contributing and what skills they are gaining.

Happy Bunny has remixed Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love” to better reflect the agony, obsession and tears inflicted by the application process.

The Stanford MBA Admission Blog has a short video worth checking out that features MBA 2008s offering advice for prospective students considering applying to Stanford.

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