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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 Jan 12, 2018 by

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Is the MBA Really the Best Time of Your Life? An INSEAD Student Weighs In

Fridays from the Frontline Michel Assaad describes himself as “a management consultant with an academic background in accounting and finance, fueled by an expensive hobby of collecting academic degrees.” Indeed, the MBA he is currently pursuing at INSEAD makes his fourth business degree. What made him decide that he needed... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 5, 2018 by

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Why This Kenan-Flagler MBA Student Decided to Leave a Perfectly Good Life in DC Brokerage

Fridays from the Frontlines Ed Crocker is the first to tell you he had a great life in real estate in booming Washington, D.C. A third-year associate at a successful multifamily brokerage firm, he worked with a great team and some of the most dynamic developers in D.C. And yet,... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 29, 2017 by

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What’s the Most Integral Component of the Fisher MBA?

Fridays from the Frontline According to Rajat Gugnani, a first-year MBA student at Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business, everything comes back to your core team. So, if you’ve got the Fisher MBA program in your sites, you’d do well to familiarize yourself with core teams—what they are and the... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 22, 2017 by

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A Ross MBA Student’s Unexpected Journey: From Teacher in the Rural South to Investment Banker

Fridays from the Frontline Vaish Shastry came to the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business from the Mississippi Delta, where she taught middle school children. She came to business school thinking that she would return to the nonprofit world upon graduation. Instead, she’ll be working in the Consumer and... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 15, 2017 by

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5 Worries I Had About Applying to HBS

Fridays from the Frontlines It’s been a busy week at Harvard Business School (HBS), with Round 1 decisions rolling out from Dillon House on Tuesday. Whether you got good news or bad, we’d wager that most of you can relate to some of the worries this week’s Fridays from the... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 8, 2017 by

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Chicago Booth MBA Student Reflects on First Few Months and “First-Time Ever Experiences”

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business helped kick off an exciting if agonizing time for Round 1 applicants to leading MBA programs—Decision Week (or weeks, as the case may be). Chicago Booth released decisions on December 7th, among the first in several waves of notifications that will flow... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 24, 2017 by

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Living the Active Life at Darden in Charlottesville

Did you overindulge a little on turkey and pumpkin pie at yesterday’s Thanksgiving gathering? Whether you’re feeling an itch to get active in recompense—or whether leading an active life is an important part of your routine any time of the year, the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business offers... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 17, 2017 by

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How Six Foster MBA Students Helped Amazon with Sustainability

The University of Washington’s Foster School of Business leads all other business schools in terms of the percentage of its class it sends into the technology industry. As highlighted in our recent “Best Business Schools to Jumpstart Your Career in Tech,” it sent an astounding 52 percent of the Class... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 10, 2017 by

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Being LGBT at MIT Sloan

Today’s Fridays from the Frontline column comes to us from Andrew Foster, a student pursuing an MBA at MIT Sloan School of Management concurrently with an MS in civil engineering as part of that school’s engineering dual-degree program. As Foster shared in a recent post on the MIT Sloan student... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 30, 2017 by

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Adventure, Fun, Love: My Tuck Experience

When Frances Tan, MBA ’18, first decided to come to Dartmouth Tuck for her MBA, she saw it as a unique life experience opportunity. As a native of Shanghai and Hong Kong, Tan wanted to attend a program that offered something different from what she was used to. In particular,... Read more »

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