Articles by Stacy Blackman

B-School Rejection Recovery Plan

by Stacy Blackman on July 15, 2019

This is the time of year when business schools release their final decisions. Unfortunately, it isn’t always good news. You poured your heart and soul [...]


Face Off: Columbia vs NYU Stern

by Stacy Blackman on July 8, 2019

The school selection process for MBA applicants can seem daunting. With so many highly ranked business schools, how can you decide which one is right [...]


Face Off: Wharton School Vs Chicago Booth

by Stacy Blackman on July 1, 2019

The school selection process for MBA applicants can seem overwhelming. With so many great business schools, how do you decide which one is right for [...]


Do This if You Have No Extracurricular Activities

by Stacy Blackman on June 24, 2019

Are you applying to business schools in Round 1?  Then the process of pulling your materials together will consume much of your life in the [...]


H1B Visa Program Updates to Benefit MBA Students in the US

by Stacy Blackman on June 17, 2019

There’s good news for international MBA students! The H1B visa program has been updated to benefit international graduate students, who will now effectively get two [...]


Face Off: Stanford GSB vs Berkeley Haas

by Stacy Blackman on June 10, 2019

The school selection process for MBA applicants can seem overwhelming. With so many great business schools, how do you decide which one is right for [...]


Professor Profiles: USC Marshall’s Pai-Ling Yin

by Stacy Blackman on June 3, 2019

Having the opportunity to learn from the best and brightest minds in business is one of the top motivators for many applicants considering an MBA [...]


Should You Specialize Your MBA Degree?

by Stacy Blackman on May 27, 2019

  Unlike a master’s degree in finance or accounting or other specialty, an MBA is by definition a generalist program, exposing students to many different disciplines [...]


MBA Admissions Comparison: Wharton vs Chicago Booth

by Stacy Blackman on May 20, 2019

When thinking about the top business schools in the world, it’s easy to fall into the trap of assuming that all of the elite MBA [...]


Use Social Media to Strengthen Your MBA Application

by Stacy Blackman on May 13, 2019

We’re going to tell you something you probably already know: if you’re applying to an MBA program this year, be careful about what you post [...]


MBA Success Story: From 24 Apps, 19 Dings to 1st in Class at Emory

by Stacy Blackman on May 6, 2019

“I wrote 24 applications over two years and was turned down nineteen times in a row before anyone said yes, and all said-and-done I received [...]


Professor Profiles: Georgetown McDonough’s Simon Blanchard

by Stacy Blackman on April 29, 2019

Having the opportunity to learn from the best and brightest minds in business is one of the top motivators for many applicants considering an MBA [...]


What Makes a Great MBA Resume?

by Stacy Blackman on April 22, 2019

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, [...]


Should Your MBA Application Strategy Include ‘Safety’ Schools?

by Stacy Blackman on April 15, 2019

The term safety school gets thrown around quite a bit in MBA admissions, and it’s important for applicants to have a clear understanding of what that term [...]