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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 Oct 6, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: A Veteran and Family Man Chose Wharton—Here’s Why

Today’s Fridays from the Frontline comes to us from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and features a recent alumnus, George Dutile, who graduated last spring and now works in private wealth management for Goldman Sachs in New York. Dutile came to Wharton from the military with the goal of... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 28, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: 7 Lessons from My Time at HBS

As Round 1 applicants to Harvard Business School (HBS) know only too well, next week is a big one, with invitations to interview scheduled to go out in two batches on Monday (October 2nd) and Thursday (October 5th). Since we know some of you have HBS on the mind, we... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 22, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: A Tuck Student Examines Evolving Media Landscape Through NPR Internship

Admittedly, the media and entertainment industry is not a primary destination for freshly minted MBAs. UCLA Anderson School of Management and NYU Stern School of Business sent more of their Class of 2016 grads into the field than any other leading schools, at just 6.5 and 4.3 percent respectively. And... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 15, 2017 by

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From Beijing to Toronto: An International Rotman MBA Student Shares Transition Tips

We love featuring student experiences here in Fridays from the Frontline and couldn’t help but notice this great post from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on second-year student Haolin Zhang (MBA ’18). A Chinese native with solid work experience in marketing at P&G and Mars, Zhang was... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 8, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Ross Student Offers 4 Ways for MBAs to Make the World a Better Place

Today we are delighted to feature a post from Monika Johnson, a dual-degree student with the Erb Institute at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and the School of Natural Resources and Environment. Johnson attended a conference this summer focused on how to promote innovation in business and... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 1, 2017 by

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Friday from the Frontlines: INSEAD Student Reminds Classmates Life Is a Jungle Gym

As students return to business school campuses around the world—or set foot on them for the first time—the student blog machines start churning again. We love it! Today’s Friday from the Frontlines post comes to us from incoming INSEAD MBA student Cissy Martinez, who was born and raised in China... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 18, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Haas MBA Students Help Refugees Using Tech in Greece

Sure, some MBA students get wined and dined on the company dime as part of sweet summer internships at top consulting and i-banking firms. Tech firms, too, have become pretty coveted summer internship landing pads. While there’s nothing at all wrong with that—indeed, there’s plenty to be learned in a... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 11, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: How an NYU Stern MBA Student Went from Not Knowing What Consulting Was to Killing it at Accenture

In the post that follows, NYU Stern MBA student TJ Herrle reveals that he didn’t even know what management consulting was when he first began considering an MBA. He came to business school from a nontraditional background that included a few years in government as well as working internationally at startups.... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 4, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: How Yale SOM’s MAM Program Prepared Me to Lead in a Humanitarian Disaster

Victor Padilla Taylor, a 2015 graduate of Yale School of Management (SOM)’s Master of Advanced Management (MAM) program, reveals in this week’s Fridays from the Frontline how his time at SOM helped prepare him to confront humanitarian disasters in his current role as a project lead supporting the Logistics Emergency... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 28, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: HBS Alumna on Why the MBA Is Still Relevant Regardless of Industry

Newly minted Harvard Business School (HBS) graduate Ellen DaSilva (MBA ’17) opted to take two years out of the workforce—in Silicon Valley—to pursue her MBA despite the fact that some in the technology industry give “sideways glances at the mention of an MBA.” In this week’s Fridays from the Frontline,... Read more »

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