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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 16, 2021 by

Fridays from the Frontline: How Learning to Lean on My Fuqua Community Made Me A Better Leader

Duke Fuqua Daytime MBA student, Nwaka Isamah, shares her transformative journey through business school, amid personal and global challenges in this week’s Fridays from the Frontline. How Learning to Lean on My Fuqua Community Made Me A Better Leader By Nwaka Isamah, Daytime MBA ’21 The most challenging aspect of... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 9, 2021 by

Fridays from the Frontline: The Art of Perseverance and Resilience – Reapplying to HBS

In this week’s Fridays from the Frontline, we bring you a story of hope, perseverance and resilience from a current Harvard Business School student. Omar Aboulezz, HBS MBA ’21, shares his journey of applying to the program three times before finally finding success. The Art of Perseverance and Resilience –... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 2, 2021 by

Fridays from the Frontline: My Experience with Meet LBS

In this week’s Fridays from the Frontline, London Business School MBA student, Jai Pareek, shares how the program has enabled connections even before matriculation. Read on for his story about the school’s new social platform, Meet LBS. My Experience with Meet LBS By Jai Pareek, LBS MBA ’23 The MBA,... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 19, 2021 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Give Yourself Grace – My 5 Tips for Surviving Virtual Classes

In this week’s Fridays from the Frontline, we hear from Emory Goizueta MBA student, Racquel Waite, about virtual classes during b-school. Give Yourself Grace: My 5 Tips for Surviving Virtual Classes By Racquel Waite, Emory Goizueta MBA ’21 I think we can all agree that this is not how we... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 12, 2021 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Cementing Friendships During COVID Self-isolation

In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, INSEAD MBA ’21J, Cecily Liu, sheds light on building and maintaining connections during a pandemic. Cementing Friendships During COVID Self-isolation By Cecily Liu, INSEAD MBA ’21J Self-isolation paints a scary picture during COVID times. For many, the thought of attending MBA classes... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 5, 2021 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Being a Woman at Duke Fuqua

In this week’s Fridays from the Frontline, Lilian Izuorah, Duke Fuqua Daytime MBA ’21, sheds light on the community she found before and during business school. Being a Woman at Fuqua by Lilian Izuorah, Daytime MBA Class of 2021 One of my favorite stories is Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl,” for reasons... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 26, 2021 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Getting Involved at Booth – What it Means to Lead and to Serve

Three Chicago Booth MBA students share insights into b-school life and what it’s like to be student group co-chairs in this week’s Fridays from the Frontline. Getting Involved at Booth – What it Means to Lead and to Serve By Kailin Fu, Chicago Booth MBA ’21 When talking with prospective... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 19, 2021 by

Fridays from the Frontline: HBS Virtual Treks, How Student Clubs Are Adapting to the New Normal

In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, Harvard Business School MBA student, Rashveena Rajaram, discusses moving career treks and conferences online amidst the pandemic. HBS Virtual Treks, How Student Clubs Are Adapting to the New Normal By Rashveena Rajaram, HBS MBA ’22 Career treks and conferences organized by student... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 12, 2021 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Leadership Lessons from Volunteering in the NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Roll-Out

In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, Oxford MBA student, Emma Berry, shares her experience drawing on b-school lessons to help fight the pandemic through vaccine roll-out. Leadership Lessons from Volunteering in the NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Roll-Out By Emma Berry, Oxford MBA 2020-21 On the 4th of January 2021,... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 5, 2021 by

Fridays from the Frontline: UCLA Anderson Student Perspectives – Winter is Coming – Behind-the-Scenes of Internship Recruitment

The MBA is a common stepping stone to a better career and the Parker Career Management Center at the UCLA Anderson School of Management works extensively with students to ensure a successful path. In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, first-year Anderson MBA student, Shruti Pandey, walks us through... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 29, 2021 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Beyond a Safe Space – Empowering LGBTQ+ Students

In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, a Daytime MBA student at Duke Fuqua, Jordan Daniel Lantz, shares his story of discovering the inclusive community at the leading program. Beyond a Safe Space: Empowering LGBTQ+ Students By Jordan Daniel Lantz, Duke Daytime MBA ’22 I remember visiting Fuqua for... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 22, 2021 by

Fridays from the Frontline: The Support of the Stern Community During Covid-19

It takes a community to get through a pandemic, and that’s just what Rizwana Iqbal, Stern MBA ’21, found at the NYU Stern School of Business. Read her story from startups to Stern and through recruiting with the help of her b-school community. The Support of the Stern Community During... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 15, 2021 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Heard on the Street (HOTS) – Bringing the HBS Community Through Harmony

Music can bring people together and that’s just what the a capella group at Harvard Business School aims to do. Justin Kim, HBS MBA ’21, shares the story of Heard on the Street and building community through harmony in this week’s Fridays from the Frontline. Heard on the Street (HOTS)... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 8, 2021 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Medical Group Benefits from MBA Skills during the Pandemic

Rahul Singh, a Two-Year MBA candidate at the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, shares how his MBA education helped fight back against the impact of the pandemic in this week’s Fridays from the Frontline. Medical Group Benefits from MBA Skills during the Pandemic By Rahul Singh, Two-Year MBA ’21... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 18, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: MBA & Motherhood? Yes, You Can

Osemhen Okenyi, Oxford MBA 2020-21, walks us through figuring out how to blend MBA life with motherhood in this edition of Fridays from the Frontline. MBA & Motherhood? Yes, You Can By Osemhen Okenyi, Oxford MBA 2020-21 When I started thinking about doing an MBA, I spent hours googling “MBA... Read more »

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