Articles by Stacy Blackman

  • 3 Ways to Get a Head Start When Building Your B-School Network

    3 Ways to Get a Head Start When Building Your B-School Network

    by on July 29th, 2015

    With the availability of the Internet and social media, it’s possible to get a head start on developing your business school network as early as the application phase. That network can help you research schools, … Read More

  • Which MBA Essays Should You Work on First?

    Which MBA Essays Should You Work on First?

    by on July 28th, 2015

    While not all Class of 2018 MBA applications have been posted yet, several programs have listed their essay requirements online so that applicants can get going on their drafts. But how should you pick which school to … Read More

  • 2015-2016 INSEAD MBA Essay Tips

    2015-2016 INSEAD MBA Essay Tips

    by on July 26th, 2015

    INSEAD, “the business school of the world” is a dynamic, diverse and highly international MBA option. INSEAD was recently ranked the #1 most diverse MBA program by Business Insider. Along with the basic MBA … Read More

  • 2015-2016 Duke Fuqua MBA Essay Tips

    2015-2016 Duke Fuqua MBA Essay Tips

    by on July 25th, 2015

    Duke Fuqua‘s website tells applicants to “Be a leader who demonstrates competence, character, and purpose—a thinker and a doer who can maneuver the complexities of interdependent issues.” With the … Read More

  • 2015-2016 Northwestern Kellogg MBA Essay Tips

    2015-2016 Northwestern Kellogg MBA Essay Tips

    by on July 24th, 2015

    Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management is a close-knit community that values leadership and teamwork. At the same time, diversity in experience, background and thought is important to the Kellogg … Read More

  • Chicago Booth Debuts Bold New MBA Essay Format

    Chicago Booth Debuts Bold New MBA Essay Format

    by on July 23rd, 2015

    The Chicago Booth School of Business is breaking ground with its Fall 2016 MBA essay prompt, which asks applicants to choose one of 16 photos depicting various aspects of Booth student life, and to write “How it … Read More

  • Essay Advice from the Texas MBA Program

    Essay Advice from the Texas MBA Program

    by on July 22nd, 2015

    The Texas MBA Insider blog at UT McCombs School of Business recently posted tips for applicants wondering what is the best way to approach this year’s updated MBA essay prompts. Although the advice is specific to … Read More

  • CMU Tepper Appoints New Head of MBA Program

    CMU Tepper Appoints New Head of MBA Program

    by on July 21st, 2015

    The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University has appointed Kathryn (Kate) Barraclough as the new head of its MBA program, the school recently announced. In her new position, Barraclough will provide … Read More

  • Kellogg School Posts Fall 2016 Deadlines, Essay Questions

    Kellogg School Posts Fall 2016 Deadlines, Essay Questions

    by on July 20th, 2015

    The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University has announced the application deadlines and essay topics for the 2015-2016 admissions season. Deadlines Round 1 Application due: September 22, 2015 Decision … Read More

  • UM Ross School Receives $60M Gift for Entrepreneurship Program

    UM Ross School Receives $60M Gift for Entrepreneurship Program

    by on July 18th, 2015

    The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business has received a pledge of $60 million from the Zell Family Foundation to further fund entrepreneurial programs at the Samuel Zell and Robert H. Lurie Institute … Read More

  • Tips on Finalizing Your B-School List

    Tips on Finalizing Your B-School List

    by on July 14th, 2015

    One of the most important decisions you’ll make during the MBA application process is which schools you’re going to apply to in the first place. We know—duh, right? But seriously, we can’t stress enough how … Read More

  • Avoid Choosing the Wrong MBA Recommenders

    Avoid Choosing the Wrong MBA Recommenders

    by on July 11th, 2015

    You probably already know not to ask the CEO of your company to write your business school letter of recommendation—unless of course he or she is  someone you work closely with and who knows you very well. Below are … Read More

  • 2015-2016 Wharton MBA Essay Tips

    2015-2016 Wharton MBA Essay Tips

    by on July 9th, 2015

    The  MBA essay questions at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School remain the same this year, with only one required prompt, an essay for reapplicants and an entirely open-ended optional question. Wharton has … Read More

  • 2015-2016 Berkeley Haas MBA Essay Tips

    2015-2016 Berkeley Haas MBA Essay Tips

    by on July 8th, 2015

    The set of essays for admission to UC Berkeley Haas School of Business covers a variety of topics—from the creative to the personal to the professional. In approaching these questions and deciding between topics it … Read More