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.
Hello there and welcome to Fridays From the Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly blog post featuring the latest in the lives of b-school bloggers. With spring around the corner and many applicants all done with their respective school submissions, it was another week with more reports from the current student body.
MBAOver30 elaborated on the reasons that drew him to ultimately decide upon joining Wharton’s Class of 2015.
Anderson ’14 Kyle happily volunteered to get involved in an Anderson Preview Day, as he had been able attend one as an applicant. Manchester ’14 Manchester MBA participated in a business plan competition and came in second. LBS ’14 Maggie reflected on a Steve Jobs quote, noting that without an MBA she might not have found her true professional passion. Continue reading…
Hello and welcome back to Fridays From the Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly tour of fresh news in the b-school blogosphere. This week we hear from bloggers who are either working their way through their spring MBA studies or, excitingly, embarking on something new.
Among this latter group is Sarfraz, who has been impressed by his opening few weeks at London Business School. He began classes this spring as one of 52 Sloan Fellows for the Class of 2013. Former MBA hopeful MBAover30 gives an exhaustive analysis of why he’s chosen to attend the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania this fall. Congratulations to him! Seriously, for any readers confronting a decision among various programs, this is a great post to read if you want an example of a thoughtful, rigorous approach to making this decision.
Similarly, Sassafras reflects on the career impact of his decision to pursue his MBA at the Yale SOM. University of Texas McCombs’ student Shelby discusses the adventurous side of business school as she balances a student-organized ski trip and half-marathon with midterm exams. Tepper’s Julianne reports that the hard work of business school doesn’t end after the first year. Continue reading…
Hello there and welcome to Fridays From the Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly perusal of the exciting endeavors of those in the b-school blogosphere. This week continued to find the applicant perspective a rather quiet one, while current students were sharing a bit more information and experience as they continued into the month of March.
Sassafrass discussed the messiness of diversity. If you’re about to start your application process and plan on blogging about it, feel free to get in touch with us so we can include you in the aspirant round up!
Kellogg ’14 Amanda attended the school’s marketing conference and shared some of its highlights. Tuck ’14 The Senator felt time was moving quickly and shared his summer plans. Chicago Booth ’14 Cheetarah also couldn’t believe that it had been a year since she attended an accepted students event on campus, and now here she was thinking about summer internships! Oxford ’14 Sabre continued the trend, “shuddering” to think that she was already half way through her program and discussing the variety of impact investment activities and competitions in which she had already taken part. Continue reading…
Hello and welcome to Fridays From the Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly investigatory wander through the b-school blogosphere. This week applicants reflected on their recent triumphs and the choices they made to receive acceptances, while students discussed their weekend plans and coursework.
Unclearadmit received another acceptance, this time from Johnson, but admitted that unless serious scholarship funds came his way, Tuck was still his intended destination. Sassafrass shared his take on the best way to approach and write a number of MBA essays.
Tepper ’14 CCatcher struggled to stay afloat between the expectations of coursework and a continued search for a summer internship. Tuck ’14 The Senator looked forward to a ski weekend with friends from the African Ancestry Business Association. Chicago Booth ’14 Cheetarah reflected on her three b-school interviews … we hope that she shared those experiences with Clear Admit’s Interview Archive. Continue reading…
Hello there and welcome to Fridays From the Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly blog post featuring the most recent doings in the b-school blogosphere. This week most MBA hopefuls were silent, perhaps recuperating after R2 deadlines and still hoping for interview invites or acceptances. Students, on the other hand, were a more voluble group, touching on their daily lives and a wide range of activities.
MBA Over 30 returned to LA after a admitted students weekend in Chicago and extolled the virtues of the city’s architecture and the charms of the Chicago Booth campus.
Tuck ’14 The Senator discussed what it took to survive during Tuck’s rigorous first year. LBS ’14 Maggie wished her readers a happy Chinese new year, which she enjoyed with fellow classmates and a hot pot. Said ’14 Jacqui found herself closer to understanding the ultimate professional path she’d like to take. McCombs ’14 Shelby joined classmates in a morning run, spent time at her internship position with Livestrong and did a bit of volunteer work. INSEAD ’13 Sahil provided information about the school’s Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp.
Darden ’13 Darden Social shed some light on how students pass their days in the month of February. Tepper ’13 Julianne experienced a hectic few weeks and herded proverbial cats.
And that’s a wrap for this week’s Fridays From the Frontline. We hope that those who celebrate Valentine’s Day enjoyed it … and that those who don’t are making their way to the discounted candy aisles. Until next week, have a great weekend!
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Hello and welcome to Fridays From the Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly blog post committed to unearthing the latest news and goings-on in the b-school blogosphere. This week applicants were a quiet bunch, while students were more vocal about their latest activities and adventures.
MBA Over 30 attended an action packed welcome weekend at Wharton and thoroughly enjoyed himself. Sassafrass elaborated on his reasons for ultimately choosing to join Yale’s community this coming fall.
Tuck ’14 The Senator conversed with fellow Tuckies on what it means to “manage your brand.” Chicago Booth ’14 Cheetarah was so excited about an internship offer she literally told the recruiter to “shut up.” LBS ’14 Maggie compared and contrasted her home city of Beijing with London after a walk in Regent’s Park. Ross ’14 Aaron was in a celebratory mood now that his MAP assignment had come in and Dublin was declared his destination. Anderson ’14 Kyle participated in a sports charity event.
Hello there and welcome to Fridays From the Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly blog post featuring the lastest missives from the b-school blogosphere. This week found applicants continuing to hear back from schools while students turned their attentions to conferences and community.
MBA Over 30 recounted the reasons he thought his MIT interview hadn’t gone well … before happily reporting that he received an acceptance! Sanket reflected on the reasons behind ISB’s fall in the FT rankings.
Tuck ’14 The Senator chimed in after a lengthy silence to discuss his first few months at Tuck and the entire recruiting experience. Anderson ’14 Kyle attended a consumer electronics show in Las Vegas with his fellow classmates. INSEAD ’13 Weiwen reflected on the Abu Dhabi module experience she recently completed. McCombs ’14 Shelby thoroughly enjoyed her first winter break in six years. Kellogg ’14 Freya gave those from warmer climates a sense of what winter in Evanston really means.
Hello and welcome to Fridays From the Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly jaunt into the b-school blogosphere. This week found applicants taking a breather and focusing on networking, while returning students shared application tips and shed light on campus activities.
MBA Over 30 recapped his MIT interview and networked with other Wharton and Chicago Booth accepted applicants. Sassafrass’s attentions also turned to networking opportunities, but with fellow accepted folks at Kellogg and Yale. Unclearadmit received an acceptance notification from Owen School of Management, but planned to stick with Tuck.
LBS ’14 Maggie’s most recent marketing class focused on perception versus positioning. Chicago Booth ’14 Cheetarah turned to the writers of Grey’s Anatomy to express her feelings about the recruiting process. LBS ’14 Yang arrived at a turning point. Ross ’14 Ebony joined up with other students to participate in a campus flash mob. Continue reading…
Hello there, and welcome to Fridays From The Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly blog post covering the latest news and events of the b-school blogopshere. This week current applicants were mainly focused on making tough decisions while students’ posts ran the gamut of topics, from apartment searches to consulting challenges.
MBA Over 30 planned on attending Chicago Booth and Wharton’s admitted student weekends, but still didn’t know which program would come out on top. Sassafrass also had two acceptances to consider and attended a Yale event that left him quite impressed. Sanket found a set of Kenan Flagler videos quite helpful. Unclearadmit celebrated New Year’s Eve with his considerable extended family and was on the precipice of becoming an official Tuckie. Amit created an app that can help individuals time themselves during their GMAT prep.
LBS ’14 Maggie took a moment to look back on her MBA journey and shared a few different pieces of information about the MBA application process as a whole. Kellogg ’14 Yorma gave readers insight into what a ‘typical’ week at Kellogg can look like. Ross ’14 Judy described different facets of the school for which she was most grateful. Continue reading…
Hello and welcome to Clear Admit’s Fridays From the Frontline, our weekly look-see into the liberating lives of b-school applicants and students. With most R2 deadlines behind us, it was an especially quiet week for applicants. Meanwhile, in the world of current students, things were picking up a bit, with many returning to campus after their winter/holiday breaks.
Tepper ’14 reminded readers that even after being accepted in b-school you’ll face additional rounds of acceptances or rejections when applying for internships. LBS ’14 Ingrid wished her readers a happy new year and returned to campus after a nice break. INSEAD ’13 Mike blogged while on a plane to Singapore, reflecting on the events that led to his looming start at the school. Anderson ’14 Kyle happily returned to Anderson’s campus and outlined the things he is “super excited” to enjoy in the coming months. Continue reading…
Welcome to Clear Admit’s Fridays From The Frontline, our weekly peek into the lives of b-school bloggers. This week more students and applicants checked in and were generally a perkier bunch than last week, perhaps the result of a happily celebrated new years?
MBA Over 30 declared himself NOT a prophet, but he did have a number of ‘laws’ one should follow to have success in the MBA game. Sassafrass continued to mull over his two acceptances and which direction to take his b-school career. Sanket checked into the new year with a delayed GMAT exam date.
INSEAD ’13 William attended a business foundations week on the Singapore campus. Chicago Booth ’14 Cheetarah understood just what it was like to be trying to determine which direction to go as far as multiple acceptances, and asserted the importance of fit. Kellogg ’14 Yorma shared a few highlights from their first quarter through a video montage. INSEAD ’13 Patrick explained how excited he was to start his INSEAD experience and shared some insights into what it was like to seek housing in Singapore as a married couple with a new baby.