Stacy Blackman’s Weekly Links

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

To MBA or Not waxes philosophical about the recruiting process at Chicago GSB. It would be nice to be done with the process, she says, but she came to the GSB to transform her career and life trajectory, not find a job.

Rumana‘s post “I Feel Your Pain” on the Berkeley MBA Student Blogs serves as a reminder to all applicants who think that the days of essay writing will be over upon acceptance to the school of your dreams.

The BS Applicant has been having some chilling conversations of late with finance people in the European pool. He calls these meetings a practical alternative to school research.

In the Darden Admissions News Blog, Director of Admissions Sara Neher posts a video blog discussing the credit crisis and international student loans.

Tryst with MBA took a break last week from the admissions process to reclaim some form of sanity in life…however brief. “The idea of reducing my life to 300 words/500/1 page/2 page/double-spaced/etc. is not something that you would want to do repeatedly,” he says.

Rose Martinelli, Associate Dean for Student Recruitment and Admissions at Chicago GSB, had a lot of good information on The Rose Report last week. She covered application strategy, the advantages of Round 1 vs Round 2, and offered pointers for anyone considering reapplying to the school.

Happy Bunny hasn’t felt like writing much lately, but she does share the good news that she got an interview invite from Columbia and had an interview planned with Kellogg on Friday.

The Wharton MBA Admissions Blog has important information for those planning a visit to the school between October 13-22. Also, they’ve launched a new weekly feature, “Wharton Beyond the Numbers,” aimed at educating prospective students on the breadth of resources available to the Wharton community.

MBA Veggie has a loooooooong post about his HBS visit, and shared the great news late last week that he has been admitted to his dream school, Columbia. Congrats!

Sacha Gera has been in the Richard Ivey School of Business MBA program for five months and takes a moment to lay out the Top Ten Things he’s learned in the MBA so far.

Johns Hopkins alum Sam Huleatt ponders whether table manners matter more than I.Q. on his blog, Leveraging Ideas.

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