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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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Jul 22, 2016

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Fridays from the Frontline: How to Know When You’re Ready for an MBA

Knowing whether now is the right time for an MBA depends on a host of variables that are unique to each individual trying to make the decision. We were struck by a recent post on the MBA blog for the UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business that gets at a few of... Read more »

Jul 15, 2016

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Fridays from the Frontline: One Week in Bangkok

This week’s Fridays from the Frontline has it all. A Shark Tank‒like pitch performed on live national television, a plan to help India’s smallholder farmers meet growing demand for local, fresh produce and even a Thai massage. Even though the team at its center—five MBA students from Cornell’s Johnson Graduate... Read more »

Jul 8, 2016

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Fridays from the Frontline: An Open Letter to Donald Trump from Members of Wharton’s Community

As anyone who has had even half an ear open to U.S. politics knows, presidential candidate Donald Trump has been quick to cite his affiliation with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In an open letter to Trump shared via Facebook recently, a contingent of Wharton students, alumni... Read more »

Jun 24, 2016

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Friday from the Frontline: First-Year Project for PayPal France

This week’s post comes to us from Tuck rising second-year Ashley Cahill, a Connecticut native who spent the five years before business school working in Shanghai, China, in public relations roles for the American Chamber of Commerce, Weber Shandwick and a sustainable agriculture startup. As you’ll read, her international experiences... Read more »

Jun 17, 2016

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Friday from the Frontlines: How to Be an Ally After the Orlando Tragedy

The devastating attack on an Orlando nightclub earlier this week drew responses of support and unity from MBA students and professionals around the globe, as showcased in yesterday’s Top MBA Tweets of the Week. We also took note of this insightful piece on LinkedIn posted by NYU Stern alumna Rachel... Read more »

Jun 3, 2016

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Friday from the Frontlines: Tuck’s Global First-Year Project

This week’s Friday from the Frontlines comes to us from Nicholas Ritter, a second-year MBA student at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business who is spending the summer interning with IBM Watson’s Life Sciences team in New York. Prior to business school he worked as an electrical and product engineer for... Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Friday from the Frontlines: Kellogg’s Efforts to Infuse Design Thinking into the MBA

For those of you not yet familiar with the MMM Program at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, it is an immersive dual-degree program that pairs the rigorous business education of the MBA with a strong foundation in design thinking and innovation. Graduates of the MMM Program receive an MBA from... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Fridays from the Frontline: Recent HBS Alum Turns Down Google to Found His Own Startup

Tim Chaves, a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Class of 2015, snagged a coveted internship at Google during the summer following his first year at HBS. His performance led Google to offer him a full-time job after graduation. He turned it down. Who turns down Google? He turned it down... Read more »

May 13, 2016

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Fridays from the Frontline: Welcome Weekend at Vanderbilt Owen

Continuing our series of posts from applicants sharing how they arrived at a decision on where to enroll for business school, this week we hear from Dylan Bright about the admitted students’ weekend he attended at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. As you’ll read, the well-planned weekend helped... Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Fridays from the Frontline: Having to Decide Between Multiple Schools

In last week’s Fridays from the Frontline, we circled back with an applicant who’d shared his admissions journey with us earlier in the process to see how it concluded. For this week’s post we did the same, checking in again with Natalie Neilson, who shared her application process here back... Read more »

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