Articles by Stacy Blackman

  • Ask HR: Why Hire MBAs?

    Ask HR: Why Hire MBAs?

    by on August 27th, 2015

    Special guest post provided by MBA@UNC The demand for candidates who have earned an MBA is clear across all business sectors. According to a Graduate Management Admission Council survey (the administrator of the GMAT), … Read More

  • How to Think (and Write) About Your Career Goals

    How to Think (and Write) About Your Career Goals

    by on August 26th, 2015

    “What do you want to be when you grow up?” You were probably asked this question all of the time as a little kid. Thanks to your business school applications, you’ll have to answer it again. Only now you must … Read More

  • 2015-2016 London Business School MBA Essay Questions

    2015-2016 London Business School MBA Essay Questions

    by on August 25th, 2015

    The application for the August 2016 intake at London Business School is now open, and the MBA essay questions are as follows: Essay One: What are your post-MBA plans and how will your past experience and the London … Read More

  • 2015-2016 Kelley School MBA Application Deadlines, Essay Questions

    2015-2016 Kelley School MBA Application Deadlines, Essay Questions

    by on August 24th, 2015

    Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business has posted the following MBA application deadlines and essay prompts for the 2015-2016 admissions season. Application Deadlines Early Round Deadline: October 15, 2015 … Read More

  • Michigan Ross Reports Record GMAT Scores for Class of 2017

    Michigan Ross Reports Record GMAT Scores for Class of 2017

    by on August 23rd, 2015

    What do a Broadway violinist, a former White House aide, the founders of a single origin Colombian coffee company, and a former member of a boy band in Taiwan have in common? For one, they are all members of the MBA … Read More

  • Get to the Point in Your MBA Essays

    Get to the Point in Your MBA Essays

    by on August 22nd, 2015

    Have you heard of the STAR interview technique? It’s when an interviewer asks you a behavioral question (which usually begins, “Tell me about a time when you…”) and you respond by laying out the Situation, the … Read More

  • MBA Students Hit Campus Early to Brush Up Skills, Network

    MBA Students Hit Campus Early to Brush Up Skills, Network

    by on August 21st, 2015

    While classes may not officially start for weeks, a recent article in the Wall Street Journal reports that more and more MBA students are coming to campus early to participate in the crash quant courses traditionally … Read More

  • 2015-2016 UCLA Anderson MBA Essay Tips

    2015-2016 UCLA Anderson MBA Essay Tips

    by on August 20th, 2015

    UCLA Anderson is a small and close-knit school with particular focus on entrepreneurship, entertainment, real estate and other major industries in Southern California. While UCLA has a dominant position in the region it … Read More

  • B-School Deans Convene at White House to Promote Women in Business

    B-School Deans Convene at White House to Promote Women in Business

    by on August 19th, 2015

    Business schools play a critical role in helping workers, companies, and leaders adapt to meet the needs of the 21st-century workforce. On August 5th, the Council on Women and Girls and the Council of Economic Advisers … Read More

  • MBA Your Resume

    MBA Your Resume

    by on August 11th, 2015

    First, the (kinda) bad news: it’s unlikely you’ll be able to use the current version of your resume for your business school applications. In fact, you’re probably going to want to spend a significant amount of … Read More

  • Focus on Career Progression, Results for a Successful MBA Resume

    Focus on Career Progression, Results for a Successful MBA Resume

    by on August 10th, 2015

    While most business school applicants might readily accept the need to spend weeks or months on test prep and MBA essays, many wrongly assume they can simply tweak their current professional resumes and hit submit along … Read More

  • How to Make a Positive Impression on HBS Admissions Team

    How to Make a Positive Impression on HBS Admissions Team

    by on August 9th, 2015

    Round one application deadlines are less than two months away at most top MBA programs, and that means many candidates are currently hustling to put together an application package that will make a powerful impression on … Read More

  • Texas MBA Gives Admissions Perspective on GMAT vs. GRE

    Texas MBA Gives Admissions Perspective on GMAT vs. GRE

    by on August 7th, 2015

    A great many MBA programs now accept the GRE as an alternative to the GMAT as an entrance requirement, but applicants may still wonder whether business schools truly view both equally. If you find yourself on the fence … Read More

  • Paying for Your MBA with Fellowships, Scholarships

    Paying for Your MBA with Fellowships, Scholarships

    by on August 6th, 2015

    Business school is an expensive investment, and it’s never too early to start figuring out how you will pay for it. An MBA must be seen as a long-term investment, and fortunately, schools are committed to working … Read More