Articles by John Byrne

  • Should You Accept That Offer from Your Internship Employer?

    Should You Accept That Offer from Your Internship Employer?

    by on September 1st, 2014

    The summer is a time of endings and beginnings. We’re about to enroll the Darden Class of 2016, among whom many students are looking to end one career path and embark on another. Alums I’ve beenspeaking with … Read More

  • The Most Egregious Application Mistake

    The Most Egregious Application Mistake

    by on August 31st, 2014

    Perhaps the most egregious error I regularly come across is this one: failing to answer the three fundamental MBA application questions. Sometimes, these questions are included in the essay prompts from schools, but … Read More

  • Stern Poaches Top Dean From Kellogg

    Stern Poaches Top Dean From Kellogg

    by on August 30th, 2014

    New York University Stern School of Business recently announced that long-time Kellogg veteran Roxanne Hori has joined its leadership team in a newly created position as associate dean of corporate relations, career … Read More

  • How to Stand Out in the Application Pile

    How to Stand Out in the Application Pile

    by on August 29th, 2014

    On Tuesday, September 9, rain is predicted in Boston. In fact the campus at Harvard Business School can expect a deluge. So much so that Dillon House, which houses the MBA Admissions Office, will be ready with large … Read More

  • Does HBS Favor GMAT Test Takers?

    Does HBS Favor GMAT Test Takers?

    by on August 28th, 2014

    Some 15% of the applicants to Harvard Business School last year applied with a test score from the Graduate Record Exam, the school said recently. But candidates who applied with a GMAT tended to do slightly better than … Read More

  • Essential Business MOOCs for September

    Essential Business MOOCs for September

    by on August 27th, 2014

    Welcome back! In May, we couldn’t leave school fast enough. Fresh off our capstones and exams, we raced to our jobs or internships. All summer, we got schooled in a different way. The best ideas weren’t always … Read More

  • My Story: Founding a Startup at Oxford

    My Story: Founding a Startup at Oxford

    by on August 26th, 2014

    Etyan Lerba is a research fanatic. From cameras to running shoes, he scours the web, reviews specs, and learns the product jargon to make the most informed purchase possible. (A legacy, no doubt, of his four years with … Read More

  • 3 Things to Do Before Your Internship Ends

    3 Things to Do Before Your Internship Ends

    by on August 25th, 2014

    Written by Angela Guido of MBA Career Coaches. Summer internships offer an incredibly important opportunity to build relationships, skills, and experience en route to a rewarding full-time position. Before your … Read More

  • Battle of the B-School Ice Buckets

    Battle of the B-School Ice Buckets

    by on August 24th, 2014

    Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business did it first, challenging MBAs at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler School, Wharton, and the University of Virginia’s Darden School. Then, UNC laid down the gauntlet, issuing challenges … Read More

  • Steve Ballmer to Teach at Stanford and USC

    Steve Ballmer to Teach at Stanford and USC

    by on August 23rd, 2014

    It’s been a bittersweet month for former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Fresh off his $2 billion dollar purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers, Ballmer resigned from Microsoft’s Board of Directors on August 19th after 34 … Read More

  • HBS Dean Takes Ice Bucket Challenge

    HBS Dean Takes Ice Bucket Challenge

    by on August 22nd, 2014

    Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria stood in front of the iconic Baker Library the other day and did what would have been unthinkable only a few years ago. He tossed a bucket of ice water over his head. Nohria … Read More

  • Which B-Schools Produce the Highest Returns?

    Which B-Schools Produce the Highest Returns?

    by on August 21st, 2014

    Choosing a business school is much like picking an investment. You can spend big on a blue chip, looking to compound your money over the long-term. You can sift through discounts, hoping the value turns around over time. … Read More

  • For Sale: Successful HBS Applicant Essays

    For Sale: Successful HBS Applicant Essays

    by on August 20th, 2014

    When I was 12, I watched my dad tatto himself for four hours. I assumed this meant he was the toughest guy in the world. I quickly learned, however, that he was human, and nothing demonstrated this like our family’s … Read More

  • A Day in the Life of a Stanford First-Year MBA

    A Day in the Life of a Stanford First-Year MBA

    by on August 19th, 2014

    You don’t really know what it’s like until you get there. That’s certainly true of business school. Sure, you can meet with alumni and second years over coffee. And those encounters will give you a snapshot of MBA … Read More