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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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Last Updated Jul 8, 2016 by

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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 »

Last Updated Jun 24, 2016 by

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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 »

Last Updated Jun 17, 2016 by

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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 »

Last Updated Jun 3, 2016 by

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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 »

Last Updated May 27, 2016 by

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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 »

Last Updated May 20, 2016 by

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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 »

Last Updated May 13, 2016 by

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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 »

Last Updated May 6, 2016 by

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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 »

Last Updated Apr 29, 2016 by

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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 »

Last Updated Apr 22, 2016 by

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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 »

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