Articles by Stacy Blackman

  • Cornell’s Johnson School Appoints Mark Nelson as New Dean

    Cornell’s Johnson School Appoints Mark Nelson as New Dean

    by on June 25th, 2016

    The Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University has appointed Mark Nelson, an internationally recognized scholar and member of the Johnson faculty since 1990, as its 12th dean, effective July 1st. … Read More

  • Berkeley Haas Appoints New Asst. Dean of MBA Program, Admissions

    Berkeley Haas Appoints New Asst. Dean of MBA Program, Admissions

    by on June 24th, 2016

    Former MBA admissions director Peter Johnson has returned to Berkeley-Haas School of Business to serve as the new assistant dean of the Full-time MBA Program and Admissions, the school recently announced. Johnson … Read More

  • Which MBA Essays Should You Work on First

    Which MBA Essays Should You Work on First

    by on June 23rd, 2016

    While not all Class of 2019 MBA applications have gone live yet, several programs have posted their essay questions so that applicants can get going on their drafts. But how should you pick which school to start with? … Read More

  • MBA Social Media Strategy: Be Careful Before You Post That Selfie

    MBA Social Media Strategy: Be Careful Before You Post That Selfie

    by on June 20th, 2016

    Do you have a profile on any of the major social media platforms? Do you frequently tweet, upload pictures to Instagram or Flickr, or post updates on Facebook? If so, you might want to make sure your online presence … Read More

  • B-Schools Urge: Demonstrate Strong Communication Skills

    B-Schools Urge: Demonstrate Strong Communication Skills

    by on June 18th, 2016

    The so-called hard skills of financing, accounting, supply chain management are widely available at business schools across the board, but it seems the soft-set skills, such as the ability to work with and through … Read More

  • What One MBA Applicant Would Have Done Differently

    What One MBA Applicant Would Have Done Differently

    by on June 16th, 2016

    Something unique and completely unexpected arrived in my inbox recently. With the author’s permission and encouragement, I share this letter in the hopes that some of my blog readers might benefit from it … … Read More

  • Push or Pull? The Decision to Leave the Military and Pursue an MBA

    Push or Pull? The Decision to Leave the Military and Pursue an MBA

    by on June 15th, 2016

    In the first of our new series of guest posts directed at military applicants, army veteran and Cornell MBA Peter Sukits shares candid, actionable advice for military veterans considering a transition to a full-time MBA … Read More

  • What to Do if You’re Light on Extracurriculars

    What to Do if You’re Light on Extracurriculars

    by on June 14th, 2016

    If you’re applying to business schools in Round 1, the process of pulling your materials together will consume much of your life in the coming months. Of particular focus will be planning how to best position yourself. … Read More

  • Leave Yourself Time in MBA Round 1

    Leave Yourself Time in MBA Round 1

    by on June 12th, 2016

    In high school or college—or maybe even recently on an important project at work—you might have been able to wait until the last minute to do something and still come out looking like a champ. But we can assure you … Read More

  • 3 Reasons for Rejection from a Dream MBA Program

    3 Reasons for Rejection from a Dream MBA Program

    by on June 11th, 2016

    This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com. If you’ve been feeling down since receiving a rejection letter from your dream business school, I want to offer some … Read More

  • Targeted MBA Advice for MIT Sloan Applicants

    Targeted MBA Advice for MIT Sloan Applicants

    by on June 10th, 2016

    Is MIT Sloan School of Management on your short list of target schools for this fall’s MBA application season? It’s a phenomenal, highly academic program that draws on the MIT culture at large to offer … Read More

  • Motherhood and the MBA

    Motherhood and the MBA

    by on June 9th, 2016

    While it’s true that going to business school with children in tow is no cake walk, many MBA moms are finding more resources and support on campus than ever before. With that in mind, I wanted to share this post on … Read More

  • B-Schools and Big Data

    B-Schools and Big Data

    by on June 8th, 2016

    Just what is Big Data? And how is it used to make real business decisions? Anyone interested in the burgeoning field of business analytics should check out this story in the Wall Street Journal on how the Wharton School … Read More

  • 2016-2017 Stanford GSB MBA Essay Tips

    2016-2017 Stanford GSB MBA Essay Tips

    by on June 7th, 2016

    Stanford Graduate School of Business continues to ask applicants to delve deep into their personality, values and motivations for this set of MBA essays. The classic “what matters most” essay should be your primary … Read More