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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 Feb 10, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: From Herat to Haas, An Afghan Student’s Journey

Today’s Friday from the Frontline is a bit of a departure from our usual practice of sharing first-person accounts—but the story of Sal Parsa on the Berkeley Haas blog so captivated us that we wanted to make sure the Clear Admit audience didn’t miss it. Below, learn how Parsa went... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 3, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: A Ross Student on How to Act on Climate Change as Business Leaders

How can the business leaders of tomorrow act on climate change? Micaela Battiste, a dual-degree MBA/MS student at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and School Natural Resources and Environment, provides three concrete examples in a recent post on the school’s Student Voices blog. She traveled with a delegation... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 27, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: A Haasie Leans In to Increase Ranks of Women in Venture Capital

That women make up only seven percent of partners at the leading 100 venture capital firms wasn’t a deterrent for UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA student Kira Noodleman, it was a challenge. Her self-professed passion for solving “problems that matter” and natural gravitation toward “sink-or-swim” environments led her... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 20, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Managing Babies and Books—Mom MBA Students at IESE

This week’s post comes from Spain’s IESE Business School, where multiple moms are managing babies and books at the same time. A recent post on the IESE MBA Blog featured an interview with two moms—Blanca Gómez-Zamalloa Atiénzar and Rocío Pardo Martín, both Class of 2017 and both who gave birth... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 13, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Thai Adventure for MIT Sloan Student

Today’s Fridays from the Frontline comes to us from an Indian-born MIT Sloan School of Management MBA student currently in Thailand. Partha Sharma, now in his second year at Sloan, is taking part in the MIT Sloan Global Entrepreneurship Lab, or G-Lab, an experiential learning opportunity in which students spend... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 6, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Are You My Alma Mater?

Chicago native Sabrina Lakhani’s pre-MBA career took her—literally and figuratively—all over the map. From Babson College in Boston she headed to a small Connecticut marketing consultancy for a couple of years before volunteering as a full-time project coordinator at a hospital for children in Kabul. From there it was on... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 23, 2016 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Navigating Complex MBA Decision-Making Process

Pierre Girard, a 2016 graduate of the Weekend MBA program at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, shares his tips for the complex decision-making process that can accompany choosing to pursue an MBA. For Girard, a father to two small children who planned to continue working while getting... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 16, 2016 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Five Tips to Make the Most of Your Campus Visit           

Perhaps you’re in the extraordinarily fortunate position of needing to choose between multiple schools that have offered you admission in Round 1. Or maybe you are furiously working on your Round 2 applications. Wherever you are in your process, campus visits can play a vital role in choosing where you... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 9, 2016 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Unlocking a World of Opportunities as an International MBA Student

Today’s Fridays from the Frontline contribution comes to us from Prerana Manvi, a second-year student at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. A native of India, Manvi shares in detail her experiences as an international MBA student—including the many opportunities her time at Kenan-Flagler has afforded her. For... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 2, 2016 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: How Did I Get Here? The Road from Science to an MBA

Just how did Chilean native Ignacio Cabrera—with an education in molecular biotechnology engineering and bacteriology and work experience first as research scientist at BioAmber and later as a microbial applications scientist at Kerry Inc.—find his way into an MBA program at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business?  Lucky for us, he... Read more »

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