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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 Mar 27, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Chicago Booth in the Time of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended many aspects of daily life, and we need to adapt to combat the disease and carry on.  When it comes to business school, that means classes and in-person social gatherings have moved online.  So, what does that look like?  Chicago Booth MBA, Kate Nimmo, took... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 20, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: What You Need to Know About Class Sections at Fuqua

As we all practice “social distancing,” it’s a good time for a reminder about the community and bonds you can form in business school.  In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, we learn about sections at Duke Fuqua from two MBA candidates for the Class of 2020. What You... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 13, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: From Boots to Suits – How Tuck Supports Veterans in Transition

Transitioning from military to civilian life presents a unique set of challenges.  Add student life on top of that when pursuing an MBA.  Fortunately, programs such as Dartmouth Tuck offer services to support veterans through and beyond the related challenges. In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, we hear... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 6, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Cambridge Judge Japan Trek 2020 – My First Japan Visit

While moving to b-school campus for an MBA can provide a new cultural experience in and of itself, students can look forward to even more opportunities to experience new cities and scenes by studying abroad.  In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, a Cambridge Judge MBA student recounts her... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 28, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Navigating a Career in Venture Capital as a Woman of Color

In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, we catch up with a Northwestern Kellogg student charting an uncommon career path.  Veronica Reaves, 1Y MBA ’20, took to the Inside Kellogg blog to discuss the challenges of venture capital—and the added ones of being a woman of color in the... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 21, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Oxford Saïd GOTO – A Lesson in Sitting in the Discomfort

Oxford Saïd Business School’s Global Opportunities and Threats: Oxford (GOTO) program brings together small teams of MBA students to develop solutions to large-scale sustainable development problems. Current Oxford MBA student Saskia Rotshuizen took to the Oxford Saïd blog to share insights from this year’s GOTO program, which targeted the climate... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 14, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Student Perspective – Global [email protected]

The Center for Global Management at UCLA Anderson offers MBA students several opportunities to expand their cultural horizons as well as learn about distinct business environments firsthand. In particular, the Global Immersion Courses introduce MBA students to international companies and cultures, first on campus through three courses, then in-country for... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 7, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Vanderbilt Owen’s Tech Trek

Before joining the workforce, business schools prepare students with hands-on experiences across popular industries.  When it comes to the tech sector, Vanderbilt Owen’s annual Tech Trek gives MBA students first hand exposure to the day-to-day operations of some of the biggest companies in Silicon Valley. In this edition of Fridays... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 31, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Duke Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum

The consulting industry is one of the most popular career choices of MBA candidates. Business schools like Duke Fuqua stay on top of new and innovative ways to train their graduates to address real-world consulting problems. Case in point: the Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum (FCCP). Current second-year student McCallen Moser... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 24, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Diving into the Bustling MIT Ecosystem – Reflections from the Core Semester

During the first semester of business school, students are thrown into the deep end of diverse opportunities to explore their interests. At MIT Sloan in particular, the sheer number of clubs, groups, conferences, and activities tailored to various professional interests are so vast it’s referred to as an “ecosystem.” Current... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 17, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Sell Day – Chicago Booth Talks What Happens After the Offer

At some point, all of those sleepless nights agonizing over GMAT/GRE prep, admissions essays, and campus visits eventually yield the moment a company extends an offer to recruit you. This part of the MBA process is arguably one of the reasons you may have entertained the idea of applying to... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 10, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: How Cornell MBAs Pitched Three Stocks in 13 Hours

Hard quant skills are essential to the careers of any future consultants, analysts, and financial managers, but one aspect of the business school experience that often goes unsung is its role as a concentrated period to help young MBA students develop their intuition as investors. The annual MBA Stock Pitch... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 3, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Moving to the States with My Daughter to Pursue an MBA at HBS and Switch Careers

The MBA is a vehicle for change, especially for those looking to switch careers and refine their professional trajectory.  The transition to business school comes with its own changes, such as location, lifestyle and more. For Yaping Wang, current Harvard MBA student and former product innovation researcher at Mars Foods,... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 27, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Dartmouth Tuck Students “Venture” to Boston

Like most high-stakes industries with dizzying highs and crushing lows, the field of venture capital has become a smarter and more streamlined operation in the past decade.  At this crucial juncture in the evolution of VC, current Tuckies Claire Dalman T’21 and Ross Klosterman T’20 took to the Tuck 360... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 20, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: What STEM Certification Says About Booth And What It Means For International Students

Whether or not an MBA program is STEM designated can make or break an international student’s Stateside career. International students who pursue STEM designated programs receive an additional 2 years of optional practical training (OPT) once they graduate, which is a critical period that helps international students transition from student... Read more »

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