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Fridays From The Frontlines

Welcome to Fridays From The Frontlines, Clear Admit’s weekly blog feature focused on the b-school applicant and student experience. With the majority of this year’s application deadlines behind us, a few new bloggers joined the applicant ranks targeting the 2013-2014 cycle while students continued to check in on their progress through the change from winter to spring.

Poetic Quant explained why he was glad he waited a year to start his application process and officially revealed his list of schools. HammO also elaborated on his list of business schools and the reasoning behind his choices. Sassafrass pondered whether having a work history that included both ‘big name’ and ‘no name’ nonprofits may have helped or hindered his application at different schools.  Future Anderson ’15 Dwight discussed how public transportation could work to the advantage of Anderson students while acknowledging that LA traffic can truly be awful.

INSEAD ’13 Patrick explained how attending INSEAD opened his eyes to all the different ways the school’s diverse student body would further prepare him for a range of cultural business contexts in the future. Said ’14 Srinivas reflected on being halfway through his degree program and outlined the top five experiences that marked his first six months on campus.

Darden ’13 Constant Dardener shed some light on how an b-school education in tandem with an entrepreneurial spirit can truly help individuals start their own enterprises, which he supported with a story about two classmates’ business idea. INSEAD ’13 Mira elaborated on the numerous ways to get involved outside of strictly class-related activities. Kenan-Flagler ’13 Todd wrote about his experiences with the school’s Leadership Immersion program, which he recounted after going on an Outward Bound trip.  Darden ’13  Darden Social provided a list of ‘bucket list’ activities  that they hoped to enjoy before graduation, which included wine tastings and additional hiking excursions.

And that’s all they wrote this week for Fridays From The Frontlines. As the weather warms we’re sure we’ll hear about more outdoors excursions current students enjoy in the midst of looming project deadlines and exams. For most, the application cycle has come to a close for the 2012-2013 year, but we look forward to hearing from a new crop of bloggers eager to begin their 2013-2014 application process! Until next week, have a wonderful weekend.


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