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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 May 29, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Cornell Johnson MBA Diaries – When “Normal” Becomes a Memory of the Past

Many aspects of life have been turned upside down due to COVID-19. MBA students around the world have had to adjust to a “new normal,” which Natalie Kirchhoff, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management MBA ’21, describes in this edition of Fridays from the Frontline. Natalie Kirchhoff, Cornell Johnson... Read more »

Last Updated May 22, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone in Business School

Business schools often highlight “experiential learning” opportunities as a hallmark of their MBA programs.  In this Fridays from the Frontline, Sami Abdisubhan, NYU Stern MBA ’20, walks us through what one looks like as a student.  Read on for how the challenges of the experiential course transformed his skill set... Read more »

Last Updated May 15, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Chai Night – Giving People the Right to Go Second

In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, learn more about building and maintaining a sense of community in business school.  Northwestern Kellogg MBA student, Ayyub Bokhari, shares how he was inspired to bring together fellow classmates and continue those connections during COVID-19. Chai Night: Giving People the Right to... Read more »

Last Updated May 8, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Battling the Impact of COVID-19 the Duke Fuqua Way

In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, we hear from a Duke Fuqua MBA student about how and why he started a fundraiser in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read on for Jeff Gleischman’s story of community and compassion, which he first shared on Duke’s Daytime MBA student blog.... Read more »

Last Updated May 1, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Oxford Saïd GOTO – Will We Have the Courage?

In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, we follow up with current Oxford MBA student, Saskia Rotshuizen, about how her Global Opportunities and Threats Oxford (GOTO) experience is informing her perspective of the COVID-19 crisis.  The student community is also keen to learn through the online GOTO Climate Action... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 24, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: HBS Students Launching Non-Profit in Response to COVID-19

A batch of Harvard Business School students have teamed up to help the vulnerable members of their community during the COVID-19 crisis.  Together, they are launching LivelyHood, a “safe and simple platform that connects healthy, young volunteers with elderly and immunocompromised individuals who need help running errands.” In this edition... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 17, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: My First Weeks of Remote Learning with Dartmouth Tuck

Andrés Díaz de Valdés Grebe, a Dartmouth Tuck MBA student, shares what student life has morphed into during the COVID-19 pandemic in this edition of Fridays from the Frontline. My First Weeks of Remote Learning with Dartmouth Tuck By Andrés Díaz de Valdés Grebe T’21 Andrés Díaz de Valdés Grebe... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 10, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: The Oxford MBA So Far

As the COVID-19 pandemic rolls across the globe, MBA students have had to adapt their educational experiences. In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, we hear from an Oxford MBA student about the in-person highlights of her MBA from earlier this academic year, and how she and her classmates... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 3, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Northwestern Kellogg Students Create a COVID-19 Pledge

It’s a surreal time, when social distancing and self-quarantine have disrupted our lifestyles and relationships.  Full-time MBA students, in particular, expected to finish their school years debating in classrooms, catching up in a favorite club meeting or planning an international trek together.  But, as business leaders need to be, MBA... Read more »

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 »

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