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Fridays from the Frontline

Keep abreast of the latest happenings in the business school blogosphere! This weekly column summarizes recent posts from MBA student and applicant blogs.

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Feb 12, 2016

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Fridays from the Frontline: An MBALauncher Shares Her Round 2 Application Process

Today’s Friday from the Frontline features an interview with Lisa Atufunwa, a 29-year-old Denver native who submitted applications to five schools as part of Round 2. Business school has always been a part of her plan, and she’s hoping the MBA will help her pivot her career. Currently working in... Read more »

Feb 5, 2016

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Fridays from the Frontline: Kellogg MBAs Gear Up for Super Bowl Ad Review

It’s time for the Super Bowl—and at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, that means it’s also time for the Super Bowl Ad Review. Brands spend more than $2 billion each year to advertise their products through Super Bowl commercials, some more effectively than others. For the 12th year running, Kellogg marketing... Read more »

Jan 29, 2016

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Fridays from the Frontline: Yale SOM MBA Student Tests His Mettle on Shark Tank

This week in Fridays from the Frontline we’re featuring an exclusive interview with Shaan Patel, a 26-year-old, second-year MBA student at Yale School of Management (SOM) who tonight will appear on ABC’s Shark Tank. Patel, who is taking a two-year leave of absence from medical school to get his MBA,... Read more »

Jan 22, 2016

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Fridays from the Frontline: Triumphant Reapplicant Gains Admission at UCLA Anderson

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Our Fridays from the Frontline contributor this week took these words to heart, reapplying in fall 2015 after an unsuccessful application process the year before. A young female Indian engineer, she had relatively strong scores and grades, but not a ton... Read more »

Jan 15, 2016

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Fridays from the Frontlines: Kellogg MBAs Take Silicon Valley

Welcome back to Fridays from the Frontlines, where each week we feature the perspectives of current MBA applicants, students and recent alumni wherever they are in the trajectory of business school. Today we’re pleased to feature a post from Luke Murphy, a first-year MBA candidate at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of... Read more »

Jan 8, 2016

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Fridays from the Frontline: Juggling Motherhood and the MBA at HBS

How many times have you heard someone liken pursuing an MBA to drinking from a fire hose? Between the coursework, student clubs, networking, recruiting—there aren’t enough hours in the day. Now imagine doing it as mom to a three-year-old. Katie Colgary is a second-year student doing precisely that—juggling motherhood and... Read more »

Jan 1, 2016

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Fridays from the Frontline: The HEC Paris MBA Experience with Footnotes

Happy 2016 everyone! Today in Fridays from the Frontline, we’re featuring a post submitted to us by Prashant Khorana about his HEC Paris MBA experience. On Twitter, Khorana (@prashantkhorana) describes himself as a data scientist/mathematician who is passionate about analytics, economics, finance, leadership and investing and who hates unproductive activities.... Read more »

Dec 25, 2015

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Fridays from the Frontline: Forté MBALauncher Shares Her Round 1 Application Experience

Natalie Neilson learned about the Forté Foundation’s MBALaunch program—a 10-week, hands-on workshop for promising female applicants to business school—in a somewhat backwards fashion. It all began with an interest in looking into business schools abroad, with the MBA program at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School sparking her curiosity. After researching,... Read more »

Dec 18, 2015

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Fridays from the Frontline: A Successful Round 1 Applicant Shares His Tips on Managing the Process

This week we are delighted to feature the following post from Preston Landers, a senior consultant for Deloitte Digital who has just completed the application process for business school. As you’ll read, he applied to seven leading MBA programs, got interviews at six and has now been admitted at three.... Read more »

Dec 11, 2015

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Fridays from the Frontline: A Wharton Alum Takes Issue with Fellow Alum Donald Trump

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has continued to grab headlines in the past week, most recently for his call for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” His comments have drawn strong reactions, including from opponents... Read more »

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