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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 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 »

Last Updated Dec 13, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Duke Fuqua Latin American Student Association Provides Valuable Support

The Latin American Student Association (LASA) is one of the most popular student clubs at Duke Fuqua, with 100+ members representing nearly 20 countries.  By helping North American students build careers in Latin America and supporting Latin American students as they pursue careers in the U.S. and Europe, LASA is... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 6, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Diving Into Internship Recruiting at MIT Sloan

For b-school hopefuls and current students alike, the first-year internship is often discussed in terms of how to get one’s foot in the door at an elite consulting firm or Silicon Valley tech titan. The version of this narrative that seems to fly under the radar is that companies both... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 29, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Max Olivares on Embracing Diversity at Anderson

Creating equitable spaces that address a range of experiences is not only essential to a great education, but it’s how students, particularly MBA students, prepare to navigate business in an increasingly globalized world. UCLA Anderson’s recent Embracing Diversity Conference was a two-day forum featuring an “elevated conversation about intersecting identities”... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 22, 2019 by

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

MBA applicants spend so much time preparing to get into business school, they don’t often stop to imagine what campus life will be like once they get there.  Current Oxford MBA student Adiya Chopra took to the Saïd Business School blog to document a representative 24 hours of his MBA... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 15, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Our Duke Fuqua on Board Experience

Fuqua On Board (FOB) at Duke / Fuqua extends the MBA community beyond campus by connecting students with local nonprofits in Durham. Current Fuqua students Zhiyi Feng and McCallen Moser took to the Fuqua blog to discuss their experience as part of the board of the Durham Art Guild. Our... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 8, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Reflections from a First-Year MBA in NYU Stern’s Fertitta Veterans Program

Military men and women develop skills that translate from the trenches of warfare to the boardroom and beyond. Due in part to fellowships like the Yellow Ribbon Program, veterans have become a growing presence at business schools across the country. At NYU Stern, the Fertitta Veterans Program is a unique... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 1, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: How Kelley Prepared Me – First-Year to Internship

For MBA students, the coveted summer internship is a stepping stone to the career of their dreams. The internship may help get your foot in the door, but the lessons from the first-year of business school can inform a stronger impression on a potential future employer. Current Indiana / Kelley... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 25, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: A Day in The Life @ MIT Sloan

The life of an MBA student is a hectic one, academically and socially.  It may be hard to imagine cramming multiple classes, extracurricular activities and personal health into a single day. So, what does it look like?  How does the daily schedule shake out?  In this edition of Fridays from... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 18, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Kia Ora! New Chicago Booth MBA Students Travel to New Zealand

There has been plenty of digital ink spilled in these virtual Clear Admit pages about the virtues of study abroad programs as a critical component of the MBA experience. What is less often discussed is the value of study abroad experiences that aren’t tethered to internships, experiential learning, or even... Read more »

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