Articles by Stacy Blackman Consulting

Personal MBA Coach’s Accelerated 7-Week MBA Application Plan

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 1, 2020

Fall is flying by and the winter holidays are just around the corner. While many of us are looking forward to the upcoming holiday season (despite the unique circumstances this [...]

Considering an MBA? Our Advice for Career Switchers

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 30, 2020

Are you looking to gain the skills and network to launch your career in a new direction? These days, few people stay with one company or even on one job [...]

Plan B for Your MBA Applications: Five Things to Think About

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 27, 2020

As Round 1 MBA decisions start rolling in, in terms of both admits and invitations to interview, now is the time to think about a Plan B—including MBA programs that [...]

How to Tackle One of the Hardest MBA Essay Questions in Three Steps

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 25, 2020

When it comes time to write your MBA application essays, one topic you can count on having to cover for nearly every program to which you are applying is why [...]

Personal MBA Coach Interview with Laurel Grodman, Managing Director of Admissions at Yale SOM

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 24, 2020

Personal MBA Coach just sat down virtually with Laurel Grodman to get an insider’s look at the Yale SOM admissions process. As the Managing Director of Admissions, and a Yale [...]

Focus on Fit When Choosing Which MBA Programs to Target

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 23, 2020

If you seek a business school environment where you'll truly thrive, focus on fit over ranking and brand. While the latter two are important, if you don't feel at home [...]

Congrats on Submitting Your MBA Application – What to Do Next (Part 1)

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 20, 2020

Kudos to all of you who successfully got your Round 1 MBA applications in on time! For some of you, that may have meant some late nights polishing your essays, [...]

Do This If You’re Applying to MBA Programs in Round 2

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 19, 2020

Perhaps it’s because this year has been…untraditional to say the least, time is flying by. The earliest Round 2 deadlines are approaching in just over six weeks! With the holidays [...]

From Berkeley Haas to Yale SOM: MBA Essay Analysis Beyond the M7

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 17, 2020

While the M7 business schools (Columbia Business School, Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, Kellogg, Stanford GSB, Chicago Booth, and Wharton) get a lot of attention, there are numerous compelling MBA [...]

Making the Most of the MBA Data Form

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 16, 2020

You've finalized your resume and secured your undergrad transcript. Your recommenders are working on their letters, and your essays are well underway. What's next to tackle in the typical b-school [...]

London Business School 2020-2021 MBA Application Essay Analysis

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 13, 2020

Are you seeking an MBA program with a global community and access to a major city? If so, London Business School may be a great option for you. With acclaimed [...]

Debunking Three Myths About the GMAT / GRE

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 12, 2020

As an MBA admissions consultant, I find that clients and prospective clients, especially those early in their MBA journeys, are often fraught with anxiety and indecision about standardized testing. Which [...]

The Virtual Wharton TBD

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 10, 2020

Wharton TBD interview invitations were released today. If you were lucky enough to receive an invitation, congratulations! Now comes the harder part – planning for this unique experience. The group [...]

How to Address Career Gaps

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 9, 2020

Have you had to hit the pause button on your career due to health issues or care for a child or ailing family member? Absences like these can happen to [...]

Dartmouth Tuck 2020-2021 MBA Application Essay Advice

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 6, 2020

Located in New England’s Upper Valley, Dartmouth Tuck offers small-town charm while providing the resources of a larger area. If you are looking to attend a smaller MBA program but [...]

Three Tips for MBA Interview Success

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 5, 2020

If you’ve recently hit submit on your MBA applications, after doing a little happy dance that you no longer have to spend every free moment on essays, your attention will [...]

How to Approach the 2020-2021 Wharton EMBA Essays

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 3, 2020

If you are considering an Executive MBA, Wharton’s program is among the top EMBA programs in the world. With campuses in Philadelphia and San Francisco, the program offers working professionals [...]

Tips for Virtual MBA Interviews

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 2, 2020

Round 1 interview season is here! As the pandemic stretches on, business schools have said they will conduct only virtual MBA interviews this round—and potentially for the entire admissions cycle. [...]

How To Stand Out In The Wharton Team Based Discussion

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 30, 2020

You were invited to interview with Wharton, congrats! You’re one step closer to getting accepted. You might wonder what your odds are from here. Well, Wharton interviews roughly half of [...]

Chicago Booth- Insider Information

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 29, 2020

We interviewed people on admission boards at the top schools, do you don't have to! We found out everything you need to know and combined it into one article for [...]

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