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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.


Fridays from the Frontline: Hello, MBA Class of 2018

U0JFqj0j_400x400The following is a guest post from Jonathan Taves, that was originally published on his website, EF Essays: Essays on Economics and Finance

On Sunday, Jordan Spieth, a twenty-one year old from Texas, won The Masters. In 1997, a twenty-one year old also won The Masters: Tiger Woods. Amid Mr. Woods’ victory celebration, a reporter asked him if he had anything to say to the viewers back home. After thinking for a moment, he smiled and said, “Hello, world.” The day after The Masters, it only seems fitting that I borrow that iconic response as I announce my intent to reapply to MBA programs:

Hello, MBA Class of 2018 Continue reading…

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Fridays From the Frontline: UCLA Anderson Interview Debrief

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The following is a guest post from Pulling That MBA Trigger that was originally published on her blog. Pulling That MBA Trigger works as a software engineer for a product development startup, and she has started her own venture in the content writing/educational consulting space. You can follow Pulling That MBA Trigger’s application journey on her blog

I just finished my interview with a second year student from UCLA Anderson and it went so much better than I imagined it would! I think I got lucky on several counts. Firstly, my interviewer was a woman. This was actually a perfect match since a lot of my leadership stories are related to the struggles of being a woman in the male-dominated tech industry and it seemed like she could really relate. Secondly, she also comes from a background in technology so I’m certain that all of my stories made sense to her. Finally, she was just a really nice, fun person to talk to! Lots of smiles, lots of jokes and just a real sense of comfort that I have yet to experience in an MBA interview. No awkwardness whatsoever! What also helped was the fact that it was a Skype interview, so I was sitting in the comfort of my bedroom and it felt like I was talking to a friend across the continent. Overall, a great experience. Continue reading…

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Fridays from the Frontline: Musings

musingWelcome back to Fridays From the Frontline, our weekly summation of happenings in the business school blogosphere. This week, MBA applicants, current students, and admissions bloggers have mused upon a variety of different topics from the business school sphere, and from life in general. Continue reading…

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Fridays from the Frontline: Tasting the Fear

fearThe following is a guest post from Naija MBA Gal that was originally published on her blog. Naija MBA Gal is a consultant specializing in risk assurance at one of the big consulting firms, and she is planning to attend the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago in Fall 2015. You can follow Naija MBA Gal’s application journey on her blog

I’ve officially committed to the Booth class of 2017 and I know its a great decision. So why am I afraid? There is definitely no way I will be worse off come 2017 but I’m not all about being rational.  Continue reading…

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Fridays From the Frontline: Busy, Busy

busyWelcome back to Fridays From the Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly summation of posts from the business school blogosphere. This week, MBA applicants and current students alike are busy with the demands of the application process or business school life.   Continue reading…

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Fridays From the Frontline: Experience

experienceWelcome back to Fridays From the Frontline, our weekly summation of happenings in the business school blogosphere. This week, MBA applicants, current students, and admissions bloggers have stressed the value of experience in a myriad of ways. Continue reading…

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Fridays From the Frontline: MBA Admissions Advice

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Welcome back to Fridays From the Frontline, the column in which we summarize happenings in the business school blogosphere. This week, admissions representatives from top schools provide applicants with insight and advice on their blogs.  Continue reading…

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Fridays From the Frontline: Reflections

reflectionsWelcome back to Fridays from the Frontline, our weekly summation of happenings in the business school blogosphere.  This week, applicants and current students took time to reflect on the application process and events and programs in their lives.  Continue reading…

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Fridays From the Frontline: Life As Usual

sunriseWelcome back to Fridays From the Frontline, the column in which we summarize happenings in the business school blogosphere. This week, current students are enjoying life in business school, while applicants have been quiet after the Round 1 decision announcements and the Round 2 deadlines.  Continue reading…

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Fridays from the Frontline: the Waiting Game

waitingWelcome back to Fridays from the Frontline, our weekly summation of happenings in the business school blogosphere.  This week marked the passing of many round-two application deadlines, and the beginning of a long period of anticipation for numerous business-school applicants.

Naija MBA Gal gives us her thoughts on waitlisting and what her strategies are for improving her chances as she awaits a decision, while Grant Me Admission muses on the reasons he was rejected and his strategies for applying again, in an interview that was picked up by Fortune Magazine.  As she waits for the next GMAT testing date Blackgirlmbaoncampus starts another round of studying to improve her score, and reviews her visit to the Paris campus of INSEAD. Continue reading…

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Tell Us Tuesday: Submit an Interview Report for Columbia, Stern, Ross, INSEAD, LBS, or Johnson and Receive a $10 Gift Card

tellusIf you’re interested in sharing your interview experience, we’ll be awarding a $10 Amazon gift certificate to each applicant who submits an interview report for Columbia Business School, Cornell / Johnson, INSEAD, NYU / Stern, London Business School, or Michigan / Ross through 5pm EST next Tuesday, January 20!  We will send gift cards by e-mail. Each person can only receive one gift card.

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