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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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Jun 19, 2015

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Fridays from the Frontline: Join the Ranks!

As we mentioned last week, we’re on the lookout for MBA applicants, students, and recent grads who are blogging or tweeting their b-school experiences — or who would like to start as correspondents for Clear Admit. If you don’t already have a writing platform and feel daunted by the commitment of maintaining your own blog, writing as a correspondent for Clear Admit is a great way to share your insight and experience with the MBA community. We’ll ask our correspondents to weigh ... Read more »

Jun 12, 2015

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Fridays From the Frontline: Call for Correspondents

Are you thinking about documenting your MBA application process, b-school studies, or post-grad adventures? Do you already maintain a blog about your business school experience or post-MBA career? Clear Admit wants to hear from you! We’ve always loved following the wisdom, humor, triumphs, and tribulations of the MBA blogosphere — and we want to make sure that we’re capturing all of it as we go into the 2015-2016 season. So, we’re issuing a Call for Correspondents this we... Read more »

Jun 5, 2015

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Fridays From the Frontline: Preparing Women for Future Board Opportunities

  The following is a guest post from Amanda Schmid, a first-year student in Kellogg’s Full-Time Two-Year MBA Program. The post was originally published on Kellogg’s Full-Time MBA blog, the Inside Perspective. Amanda worked in hospitals in DC and Baltimore as a clinician and a department head before pursuing her MBA, and she hopes to play a strategic or general management role at a medical device company after graduation.  Only 18% of S&P 500 boardrooms contain women. It will... Read more »

May 29, 2015

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Fridays From the Frontline: Choices

Welcome 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 made important choices from a variety of different topics in the business school sphere, and life in general. Naija MBA Gal has made her choice between going to Booth this fall for her MBA and staying at her consulting firm for another two years and getting an executive MBA to move up within the firm. What did... Read more »

May 22, 2015

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Fridays From the Frontline: Divergent Paths

The 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.  “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I ... Read more »

May 15, 2015

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Fridays From the Frontline: Four Tips for Marketers

The following is a guest post from Ray Hwang, a first-year student in Kellogg’s Two-Year MBA Program. The post was originally published on Kellogg’s Full-Time MBA blog, The Inside Perspective. Ray is a leader in both the Marketing Club and High Tech Club, and he will be interning at LinkedIn on the Product Marketing team this summer. Before Kellogg, Ray worked at General Mills.  When I was young, my brother and I would occasionally use a branch or toy hammer to bang each other on the knee,... Read more »

May 8, 2015

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Fridays from the Frontline: GMAT Quant–Advanced Concepts

The following is a guest post from Jonathan Taves, that was originally published on his website, EF Essays: Essays on Economics and Finance.  With math on the GMAT, there’s always room for seconds. For those seeking a score higher than the 560 average, the following advanced concepts are important to learn. They’re less frequently tested than the concepts we discussed last week, so don’t spend hours and hours trying to master all iterations of combinatorics, for example. Competence, not mastery,... Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Fridays from the Frontline: Stop Wasting Your Time on Essays

The following is a guest post from Scott Duncan that was originally published on his blog. Scott is a medical device engineer who is going to Harvard Business School in the fall to transition from designing medical devices to leading medical device companies. You can follow his journey to a HBS acceptance on his blog.    I’m still trying to figure out all of the things I did differently this year that earned me a spot at HBS. Since I had practice writing essays from my previous attempt at applyi... Read more »

Apr 24, 2015

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Fridays from the Frontline: Hello, MBA Class of 2018

The 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... Read more »

Apr 17, 2015

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Fridays From the Frontline: UCLA Anderson Interview Debrief

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 l... Read more »

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