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GMAT Story Problems: Draw It Out!

by on Oct 31, 2015

Whenever I see a story problem, I immediately make myself think, “How would I solve this in the real world?” I don’t want to get sucked into doing a bunch [...]

Creating That Killer PowerPoint Presentation for Your Interview

by on Oct 28, 2015

Creating a PowerPoint presentation does not have to be such a complicated activity. There are so many ways that you can go about it. There are those people who choose [...]

Avoiding Calculations on GMAT Problem Solving

by on Oct 23, 2015

Last time, we talked about how to avoid annoying calculations on Data Sufficiency . It’s not so surprising that you can do this on DS, since you don’t “really” have [...]

Why Do You Need an MBA?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 20, 2015

There’s a lot to think about when you’re pulling together your business school application materials. You’ve got to make sure your resume is in top shape, that your recommenders will [...]

Finance Career Options in Investment Banking

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 18, 2015

Investment banking involves working with individuals, institutions and corporations to find the best investment opportunities to make money. Investment banking also helps these entities to raise capital or find financing [...]

Stop Comparing Yourself to Other MBA Applicants

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 18, 2015

When you’re working on business school applications, it’s only human to want to compare your qualifications to others you know who’ve already graduated from—or are currently attending—a top program. You [...]

Use Your Network to Help You Get Into B-School

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 17, 2015

While everyone agrees the network you build during business school is one of the top benefits of earning an MBA degree, the best time to start networking is long before [...]

#AskStacyHBS: Twitter Party Transcript

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 16, 2015

MBA admissions expert Stacy Blackman, president of Stacy Blackman Consulting , joined us for a Twitter party on September 28th at 1 p.m. EST to share tips and answer all [...]

Always Address These 4 Areas in the Optional MBA Essay

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 15, 2015

The Tuck: 360 MBA Blog at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business has some timely advice on how to address all of those tricky situations in your b-school application you may wish [...]

Avoiding Calculations on GMAT Data Sufficiency

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 15, 2015

The beautiful thing about Data Sufficiency is that we’re allowed not to do all of the calculations that a Problem Solving problem might require. Still, leave it to the GMAT [...]

5 Application Tips from Michigan Ross

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 14, 2015

The University of Michigan Ross School of Business and Soojin Kwon , its director of MBA admissions and financial aid, have a few tips for candidates preparing their package for [...]

R1 Admissions Update from MIT Sloan

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 12, 2015

Though still deep in Round 1 application review, the admissions team at the MIT Sloan School of Management has paused to update first-round candidates on the upcoming timeline for interviews [...]

$10M Trustee Gift to Boost Ethics and Leadership at USC Marshall

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 11, 2015

The USC Marshall School of Business recently announced it has received a gift of $10 million from trustee Jerry Neely and his wife Nancy, long-time supporters of the University of [...]

Aspen Institute Lauds 2015 B-School Faculty Pioneers

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 10, 2015

Four professors who are leading the way in prompting business school students to think about how firms can act in the face of growing economic inequality have been named winners [...]

HBS Introduces Case Method Podcast

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 9, 2015

Harvard Business School recently announced the launch of a new online series called Cold Call , which takes the school’s legendary case method and distills it into podcast form. The podcast [...]

What You Need for a Business Finance Career

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 8, 2015

When you are interested in applying for business finance jobs, you need to develop various skills. Standing out from the rest of the candidates requires you to go beyond being [...]

Help! Deadlines Are Approaching and I Don’t Have the GMAT Score I Want!

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 7, 2015

In the past month, I’ve spoken to more than a few students who were aiming for round 1 deadlines but hadn’t yet gotten the GMAT scores they thought they needed [...]

Think Like the MBA Admissions Committee

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 4, 2015

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 to your friends, co-workers [...]

How Do You Know if You're Ready for B-School?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 3, 2015

Is there such a thing as a right time to apply for an MBA ? Many prospective b-school applicants confront this question when they feel that their current career trajectory [...]

The IT Career That You Will Most Definitely Love

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 1, 2015

There are so many careers that you can consider nowadays. A few years ago, the career options in technology and its related fields were very limited. At some point in [...]

4 Things to Know Before Going to B-School

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 1, 2015

Even though many incoming first-year MBA students think they have a pretty good idea of what awaits them, there's always something about business school that takes them by surprise. Whether you [...]