Stacy Blackman’s Weekly Links

In “Essay Retrospection,” July Dream invokes baseball analogies when wondering what essays hit the proverbial grand slam with adcom, and which completely strike out. Her two tips: show your passion and remember what’s important to you. Apparently the strategy works, since she received a special package last Thursday of Darden “Swag.”

Oops! I Plan to Do it Again rationalizes a ding from Harvard Business School, saying that the $250 application fee “Should be a Write-Off” since in this class season, “rumor has it” the adcoms don’t seem to want anyone over 25.

Bluey Road to MBA–INSEAD gives the lowdown on “I.N.S.E.A.D. towards the end of P1“, which is fraught with academic, summer internship and networking stress.

Stuart Little Gets an MBA at St. Gallen lays out a “Pragmatic Guide to Choose Your MBA” that will improve your chances of getting the job you desire, post-MBA.

One Columbia J-termer’s B-School Odyessy shares some news regarding the “Social Enterprise Fellowship Program @CBS” which helps subsidize students who spend their summers working for non-profits, NGOs, etc.

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