Articles by Stacy Blackman Consulting

The Bigger Picture: Say Yes

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on February 25, 2019

When my kids were younger, and less independent, every single day was a master juggling feat. Carpools, shuttling across town in LA traffic, homework, doctor [...]


Northwestern Kellogg 2018-2019 MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on February 18, 2019

Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management is a close-knit community that values a diverse community and philanthropy. As Melissa Rapp, Kellogg’s Director of MBA Admissions, [...]


Chicago Booth 2018-2019 MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on February 11, 2019

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is consistently rated in the top echelon of MBA programs in the United States and is known [...]


Professor Profiles: HEC Paris’s Anne Laure Sellier

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on January 7, 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 [...]


Professor Profiles: UCLA Anderson’s Suzanne B. Shu

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on December 11, 2018

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 [...]


Will Lack of Community Service Doom Your MBA Candidacy?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on December 4, 2018

If you’re applying to business schools in Round 1, the process of pulling your materials together will consume much of your life in the coming [...]


B-Schools Looking for More Than Just ‘Quant Jocks’

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on November 29, 2018

Many business school applicants worry that they don’t have a strong enough quantitative background to be accepted into a top program. If your entire career [...]


Turn a Critical Eye to Your Social Media Profile

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on November 27, 2018

Do you have a profile on any of the major social media platforms? Do you frequently tweet, upload pictures to Instagram or Flickr, or post [...]


Great New Resource Guide for Veteran MBA Applicants

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on November 20, 2018

Military MBA applicants tend to blow other candidates out of the water, figuratively speaking, because they have a wealth of experience to draw from at [...]


Professor Profiles: Goizueta School’s Daniel McCarthy

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on November 13, 2018

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 [...]


The Bigger Picture: Decide No Matter What

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on November 6, 2018

I recently had dinner with a group who ran the New York Marathon. They were all first-timers and their experiences varied. It was fun to [...]


Personal Endorsements Boost MBA Applicants’ Chances, Cornell Researchers Find

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on October 30, 2018

As you think about every possible way to strengthen your MBA application, you might be considering asking an influential person in your life to submit [...]


B-School Research Advice for International MBA Applicants

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on October 23, 2018

For many MBA hopefuls, particularly those targeting multiple programs and coming from abroad, a campus visit can be a real challenge during the application phase. [...]


Complementary Skills are Key to Team Success for MBA Students, Grads

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on October 16, 2018

More than a fifth of MBAs feel that half of the teams in which they’ve worked have not succeeded due to a lack of complementary [...]