Articles by Stacy Blackman

  • Wharton MBA Interview Tips

    Wharton MBA Interview Tips

    by on February 7th, 2016

    Are you targeting the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School? Whether you’re looking forward to an interview in Round 2 or 3, or perhaps have your sights set a bit farther out for next application … Read More

  • Tips to Maximize Your MBA Application Feedback Session

    Tips to Maximize Your MBA Application Feedback Session

    by on February 6th, 2016

    All MBA hopefuls fear getting denied, but if there’s any silver lining to rejection, it’s that many business schools now offer feedback sessions to help unsuccessful candidates figure out where they might … Read More

  • Sunny Job Outlook for 2016 MBA Grads

    Sunny Job Outlook for 2016 MBA Grads

    by on February 5th, 2016

    The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has released the findings of its 2015 Year-End Poll of Employers, which reveal solid 2015 hiring numbers and robust 2016 hiring projections that reflect a continued … Read More

  • PepsiCo Chairman, CEO Endows Deanship at Yale SOM

    PepsiCo Chairman, CEO Endows Deanship at Yale SOM

    by on February 4th, 2016

    The Yale School of Management is on a hot streak of late: Dean Edward Snyder was named Dean of the Year by Poets&Quants and has been reappointed to a second term; full-time MBA application volume is up; and … Read More

  • Should You Consider Applying in Round 3?

    Should You Consider Applying in Round 3?

    by on February 3rd, 2016

    You tried your best, but you just couldn’t pull together all of your business school materials before Round 2 deadlines hit. Now what should you do? Isn’t Round 3 where MBA applications go to die? Not always. In … Read More

  • 4 Things Wharton Looks For in MBA Applicants

    4 Things Wharton Looks For in MBA Applicants

    by on February 2nd, 2016

    Do you wonder just exactly what the top business schools look for when deciding whom to admit to their MBA programs? Well, after more than 15 years of helping our clients receive highly coveted admissions letters to the … Read More

  • Texas MBA’s Perspective on the ‘Non-Numeric’ You

    Texas MBA’s Perspective on the ‘Non-Numeric’ You

    by on February 1st, 2016

    A recent post on the Texas MBA Insider blog at the UT McCombs School of Business drives home a message that we stress with clients on a daily basis: the admissions committee wants to get to know the person behind the … Read More

  • INSEAD Tops Latest FT Global MBA Rankings

    INSEAD Tops Latest FT Global MBA Rankings

    by on January 31st, 2016

    The Financial Times has released its 2016 Global MBA Rankings, and for the first time since the ranking’s launch in 1999, a business school with a strong Asian presence—INSEAD—takes the top spot, rising from … Read More

  • 3 Tips for Applying to B-School After Years in the Workforce

    3 Tips for Applying to B-School After Years in the Workforce

    by on January 10th, 2016

    The average age of business school applicants has been trending downward for the past decade, and with that, work experience expectations have shifted as well. But not everyone is ready or in a position to take the … Read More

  • Make the Most of Each MBA Application Component

    Make the Most of Each MBA Application Component

    by on January 9th, 2016

    As you pull together your MBA application materials for Round 2, try to think of each component as an opportunity to tell the Adcom something new about yourself. What we mean is, don’t simply copy and paste bullet … Read More

  • On a B-School Waitlist? Do These 3 Things Right Now

    On a B-School Waitlist? Do These 3 Things Right Now

    by on January 8th, 2016

    Ah, the waitlist … such an agonizing place to find oneself after applying to the business school of your dreams. There’s no denying that this temporary state of limbo is unsettling, especially for Type-A … Read More

  • Strategies for Defining Your MBA Goals

    Strategies for Defining Your MBA Goals

    by on January 7th, 2016

    While it sounds simple enough, many b-school hopefuls struggle with the question of addressing their career goals because although they know they want an MBA, they haven’t yet clearly defined what their goals are, and … Read More

  • Tips for Your Video MBA Interview

    Tips for Your Video MBA Interview

    by on January 6th, 2016

    Did you know that an increasing number of MBA programs are making use of online video-interview platforms? That’s right—for some schools, you must record responses to one or more short-answer prompts before your … Read More

  • B-School Students Can Network Effectively and Economically

    B-School Students Can Network Effectively and Economically

    by on January 5th, 2016

    The travel and networking experiences that MBA students have at their fingertips is just one of the many amazing benefits of business school. Whether the motive is a tech trek to Silicon Valley, an finance industry … Read More