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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 Sep 16, 2016 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Chicago Booth Admissions Director on the Impact of Booth’s Flexible Curriculum

Last week we featured a student blogger from Harvard Business School (HBS) explaining why, for him, that school’s required curriculum provided the business foundation he believes will best prepare him for a seat at any business table. This week, our Fridays from the Frontline comes from Kurt Ahlm, associate dean... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 9, 2016 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Everything You Need to Know About the HBS Required Curriculum

As Stefan Coburn, Harvard Business School Class of 2017, looks back on what he learned in his first year of business school, it’s clear that he is a satisfied customer. “I never could have imagined the extent to which the required curriculum (RC) would deliver so much knowledge in nearly... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 2, 2016 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Darden MBA Student on Google’s Great Perks

This week’s Fridays from the Frontline post comes to us from Jimmy Figueroa, a second-year MBA student at UVA’s Darden School of Business just back from his summer internship at Google in San Francisco. A veteran of New York’s financial services sector prior to business school, Figueroa had a no-nonsense... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 26, 2016 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Five Questions with Kellogg Professor Blake McShane

As we wait for students to get into the swing of things at campus enough to begin blogging and applicants to really dive into the application process, we’re taking a bit of a departure from our regular Fridays from the Frontline routine to share the perspective of a business school... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 19, 2016 by

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Friday from the Frontlines: From Lesotho to the Hilltop

Our Friday from the Frontlines submission comes to us this week from Tahira Taylor, a full-time MBA student at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. As you’ll read, Taylor’s path to the MBA was unlike some of her classmates. Specifically, her journey to Georgetown included prior stops in Morocco and Lesotho,... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 5, 2016 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: The Pre-MBA Journey—What to Do with Your Summer Vacation

This week’s Fridays from the Frontline comes to us from a soon-to-be first-year student at MIT Sloan School of Management. Jayesh Kannan, a member of Sloan’s Class of 2018, reflects on the happy news of his acceptance (which conveniently came on his birthday!) before diving in to outline all that... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 29, 2016 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: What It’s Really Like to Work at Amazon

Our Fridays from the Frontline this week comes from an MBA student at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business who has spent the summer interning at Amazon’s Seattle offices. A New York Times article last summer described the Amazon workplace in harsh terms, a “bruising” place where one... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 22, 2016 by

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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 »

Last Updated Jul 15, 2016 by

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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 »

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 »

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