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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 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 »

Last Updated Mar 10, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: NYU Stern Student Shares a Recruiting Road Less Taken

Are you considering the luxury retail industry after business school? If so, don’t miss this week’s Fridays from the Frontline, which comes to us from NYU Stern School of Business second-year MBA student Nina Dudhale. New Jersey-native Dudhale worked in digital acquisition marketing at American Express OPEN before coming to... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 3, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: HBS Student Offers Advice for Prospective Latino Students

Today’s Fridays from the Frontline contribution comes to us from Karla Mendez, a first-year MBA student at Harvard Business School (HBS). Born in Mexico, Mendez moved to Fresno, California, when she was five with parents who wanted to build a better life for her family. In the thoughtful post below,... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 24, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: A Day in the Life of an INSEAD MBA Student

INSEAD is definitely riding high these days, having topped the Financial Times’ annual ranking of leading global MBA programs for the second year running. Calling itself “the business school for the world,” it features campuses in France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi and more than 90 nationalities represented in its student... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 17, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: MIT Sloan’s Israel Lab

Israel is in the news this week following President Donald Trump’s first official meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, which took place on Wednesday. Our Fridays from the Frontline also centers on Israel, but without touching on the incredibly fraught subject of a one- versus two-state solution for the... Read more »

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