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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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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 »

Apr 29, 2016

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Fridays from the Frontline: Why I Chose Wharton

Decisions, decisions. Some lucky applicants have been wrestling with decisions over the past many weeks, with acceptances to multiple MBA programs giving them tough choices to make. Along the way, we’ve seen an uptick in submissions to MBA DecisionWire, giving us some insight into where candidates have decided to go... Read more »

Apr 22, 2016

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Fridays from the Frontline: Reapplying to HBS

Earlier this week, Harvard Business School (HBS) released interview invitations for applicants in Round 3, as well as for undergraduate applicants to its 2+2 Program. (This deferred admissions program guarantees a place for admitted undergrads in the HBS class after they graduate from college and successfully complete two years of approved work... Read more »

Apr 15, 2016

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Fridays from the Frontline: Tackling Trash at Yale School of Management

With Earth Day just around the corner, we are excited to feature a tale of tackling trash at Yale School of Management (SOM) as our Fridays from the Frontline post today. Andrew Greaves, a first-year MBA student at SOM—together with another SOM first-year, Andy Beck—recognized a problem on campus. Despite... Read more »

Apr 1, 2016

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Fridays from the Frontline: So You Want to Live in a French Villa for Business School?

A few weeks back in this space we included tips from a Harvard Business School (HBS) student on where to live on campus. This week, an INSEAD MBA student shares her dream of living in a French villa for business school and how she made it come true. Much like... Read more »

Mar 25, 2016

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Fridays from the Frontline: A Recent HBS Alumna Reflects on Her Business School Experience

The paths that people follow to business school can be remarkably diverse—as can those they follow once they’re done. Mallory Dwinal’s interesting course to Harvard Business School (HBS) and beyond caught our attention. The recent HBS alumna (pictured above, far left) wound her way to the Boston business school only after picking... Read more »

Mar 18, 2016

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Fridays from the Frontline: An INSEAD Student Shares the Diverse Start to His MBA

With so much buzz around this week’s release of the 2017 U.S. News ranking of top business schools, we decided to devote this week’s Fridays from the Frontline to a student perspective from one of the schools not even mentioned. Because U.S. News ranks only U.S. business schools, some great... Read more »

Mar 11, 2016

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Fridays from the Frontline: HBS MBA Shares the Skinny on On-Campus Living

If you are heading to Harvard Business School in the fall, you’re thinking about where to live, yes? This week’s Fridays from the Frontline—from first-year HBS student Gil Gerstl—sheds light on why he chose to live on campus and the multiple advantages it has presented for him. Thanks to Gerstl... Read more »

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