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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 May 26, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone at HBS

Today we are pleased to share a recent post from the Harvard Business School (HBS) “MBA Voices” student blog, written by newly minted HBS MBA LaToya Marc. She walked across stage this week to receive her degree, culminating a busy two years in which she balanced the pressures of coursework,... Read more »

Last Updated May 19, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Johnson MBA Immersion Program Helps Build Confidence Through Skill Acquisition

A hallmark of the Johnson Graduate School of Management, which is part of the larger Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, is its intensive immersion program. In the spring of their first year, Johnson MBA students take part in a hands-on semester of integrated course and field work focused on... Read more »

Last Updated May 12, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: 5 Things I Learned About Succeeding in Silicon Valley as a Woman

Today’s post comes to us from Nancy Hoque, an evening & weekend MBA student at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. A former solutions architect designing mission-critical communications for the U.S. military, Hoque is also founder of a modest scarf fashion startup for Muslim women. At Haas, she’s played an active... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 28, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: A Sufi Poet at INSEAD

Today’s post comes to us from INSEAD MBA student Sabrina Lakhani, a Chicago native whose pre-MBA career took her from Babson College in Boston to a small Connecticut marketing consultancy for a couple of years to volunteering as a full-time project coordinator at a hospital for children in Kabul. From... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 21, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: An HBS Alum’s Answer to Should Entrepreneurs Get an MBA?

Today’s post comes to us from recent Harvard Business School (HBS) alumnus Jon Staff (MBA ’16), who is now CEO and founder of a company that offers rural escapes to stressed-out city dwellers. Called Getaway, his startup designs tiny houses and places them in picturesque rural locations, where they can... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 14, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: MBA Student Finds Support to Be Out at Wharton

For some MBA students, business school presents an entire new community with whom they can choose whether or not to share their sexual orientation. For Rafael de la Rosa, a second-year MBA student at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, the decision to be out to his classmates was one... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 7, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Tuck Net Impact Education Trek

The Net Impact Club at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business recently organized an Education Trek to tour a range of educational organizations in Boston, and this week’s Fridays from the Frontline provides a thoughtful reflection on that experience by one of its participants. Erica Toews, MBA ’18, (pictured above, far... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 31, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: February 2017 MBA Mama of the Month Charanya Kannan

To close out Women’s History Month, we are delighted to feature another amazing woman balancing the demands of pursuing her MBA with the demands of raising a family. Harvard Business School (HBS) second-year MBA student Charanya Kannan was named MBA Mama of the Month for February 2017 by our content... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 24, 2017 by

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Friday from the Frontlines: Why We Need More Women in Business School

This week’s Friday from the Frontlines comes to us from the London Business School’s MBA recruitment and admissions team and addresses the need for—and value of—having more women in business school. Before recently becoming senior director of MBA recruitment and admissions at LBS, Stephanie Kernwein Thrane oversaw the school’s MBA... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 17, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: MBA Mama and Stanford GSB Student Valerie Rivera

This week’s Friday from the Frontline comes to us via our content partner, MBA Mama, an online platform designed to share the stories of women successfully navigating both motherhood and the MBA. As its January Mama of the Month (MotM), MBA Mama featured second-year Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB)... Read more »

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