Articles by Stacy Blackman

The Bigger Picture: Choose

by Stacy Blackman on April 8, 2019

You probably haven’t heard of the movie Sliding Doors. It was released in 1998 and wasn’t exactly a blockbuster. The official description of the movie: [...]


Best MBA Essay Writing Strategies

by Stacy Blackman on April 2, 2019

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 [...]


Successful Reapplicant to Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB

by Stacy Blackman on March 18, 2019

After being rejected by six top schools, Ed Redden reapplied the following year and won acceptances to both Harvard and Stanford’s MBA programs. Everyone hates rejection, [...]


Tips for Picking Great MBA Recommenders

by Stacy Blackman on March 11, 2019

Although Round 1 applications aren’t due until the fall, it’s definitely not too early to start thinking about who’s going to support you as you [...]


Decide Which MBA Application to Start With First

by Stacy Blackman on February 5, 2019

While not all Class of 2021 MBA applications have gone live yet, many have — and most programs have posted their essay questions so that [...]


UT McCombs School Fall 2019 MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman on January 29, 2019

The UT McCombs School of Business is a globally recognized MBA program, located in Austin, Texas, a center of technology and business for the region. [...]


Doing an MBA in The Big Apple

by Stacy Blackman on January 22, 2019

Are you contemplating both NYU’s Stern School of Business and Columbia Business School for your MBA degree in the commercial dynamo that is New York City? I [...]


What Does the MBA Admissions Committee Really Want

by Stacy Blackman on January 15, 2019

When you’re hard at work on your MBA applications, it’s easy to get caught up in what sounds great to you, or what seems impressive [...]


Is There a ‘Right’ Age for Business School?

by Stacy Blackman on December 31, 2018

The profile of the typical business school applicant has changed significantly over the past decade. Once upon a time, few would contemplate applying without first [...]


MBA and Social Entrepreneurship

by Stacy Blackman on December 24, 2018

The notion of using a management degree to do good while doing well has grown in popularity on today’s business school campuses, where an ever-increasing [...]


Leverage your Banking Resume to get an MBA at Harvard, Wharton or Stanford

by Stacy Blackman on December 18, 2018

The strong work ethic associated with investment bankers and money managers and the prestige that comes with working for a big brand are attributes that [...]


Think Like the MBA Admissions Committee

by Stacy Blackman on September 2, 2016

Consider your materials from the admissions committee’s point of view.


2016-2017 Cornell Johnson MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman on August 28, 2016

Learn how to tackle this year's Cornell application essays.


2016-2017 UVA Darden MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman on August 27, 2016

Learn how to tackle this year's Darden application essays.