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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 Sep 13, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Expanding My Worldview Through HBS’s FIELD Global Immersion

First-year Harvard Business School MBA students take part in the FIELD Global Immersion course.  Over the course of a semester, they work with a global business, which has a product or service issue to solve.  Students are expected to choose a city or country they do not have prior experience... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 6, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Yale SOM Internship Spotlight – Anna Collura ’20

The first-year MBA internship is arguably the second-most important milestone behind actually getting into business school. It is the moment where theory translates into praxis; when business school students have an opportunity to fully embody a year’s worth of knowledge and see how it applies to real-world situations. Second-year MBA... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 30, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Pursuing an MBA at MIT Sloan as a Parent

There has been much digital ink spilled on these Clear Admit pages about how prospective b-schoolers can navigate the major life transitions that MBA degrees entail.  Usually these articles take the form of balancing school with a demanding job or uprooting across the country (or continents). However, one issue that... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 23, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Moving to Rochester? Current Simon Students Are Here to Help!

When you are about to embark on a major life change like an MBA, it’s not only the curriculum and campus that can feel daunting. Learning new neighborhoods and deciding where to call “home” for two years also presents unique challenges. That’s why Rochester / Simon Business School students shared... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 16, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Duke Fuqua – Gaining Marketing Experience During the Brand Challenge

Brands are more than just umbrellas or avatars for a business—they reinforce what a business stands for. When businesses develop initiatives to bolster their brand equity, they are really trying to influence the associations the general public makes with their product(s). To manage the “perceived value” of a business is... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 9, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: NYU’s Student-led Impact Investment Fund Completes Its First Deal

If you want to understand some key hallmarks of the MBA experience, look no further than NYU’s Impact Investment Fund (NIIF).  First, it’s student-led, giving participants hands-on leadership experience and skills that translate to real world success.  Second, it represents the educational advantage of being part of a larger university–NIIF... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 2, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Tuck WIB – The Moment I Knew Tuck Was Right for Me

Many applicants spend so much time wrestling with fundamental questions about their MBA programs before taking the plunge:  Which school is the right cultural fit? Which schools will open doors in X industry? Which school offers the best value? Dartmouth Tuck MBA student Alex Wood T’20 took to the Tuck... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 26, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Lessons from MBAT – Trust, Camaraderie, and Leading from Behind

MBA students spend a lot of time with one another both in and outside the classroom. Since community is at the heart of the MBA experience, many programs spearhead innovative—and fun—initiatives to fortify the relationships that naturally develop between students. Colin Tierney ’18-’19 took to the Oxford Saïd Business School... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 19, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: My MBA Timeline – Year 2 at Chicago Booth

Last week, Fridays from the Frontline featured the first-year experience of recent Booth graduate Monisha Shivakumar.  Now, we continue along the rest of her business school path, from a summer internship through graduation. The following piece has been republished in its entirety from its original source, the Booth Experience Blog.... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 12, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: My MBA Timeline – Year 1 at Chicago Booth

The business school experience crams so much into such a short timeframe, it’s easy to blaze right through those two years.  Given the combination of coursework, internships, case studies, networking, and extracurriculars—not to mention exploring your surroundings—it’s understandable why many students find it difficult to stop and take stock of... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 5, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Tips for MBA Students and Their Partners from a Kellogg Spouse

Business school often turns one’s life upside down—whether interrupting a career, requiring relocation, or balancing professional goals with the needs of a burgeoning family.  The greatest shockwaves, however, may be felt by one’s partner. Samantha Dorsey—a member of the Joint Ventures (JV) club and whose husband attends the Evening &... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 28, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Recruiting for a Non-Traditional Industry at Anderson

While finance, consulting and technology tend to dominate business school employment stats, the recruiting landscape can, in fact, support a variety of goals—real estate, energy, sports business, non-profit and more.  The MBA is a versatile degree, empowering business school students to blaze brighter professional trails. Current UCLA Anderson student Tim... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 21, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: What I Did Differently Before Reapplying to HBS

The MBA admissions process can be a humbling one.  Many applicants to elite MBA programs seemingly tick all the boxes—an excellent undergraduate GPA, high GMAT score, robust work experience, poignant essays—but may still face rejection.  However, one round of dings does not need to completely dash one’s dreams—re-applicants often find success... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 14, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: How Gaining Leadership Experience at Fuqua Transformed Me

Commencement ceremonies currently abound for the MBA Classes of 2019, and many new graduates are reflecting back on their transformational two-year student experience.  While many MBA dreamers may just be starting their applications while first-years tackle their internships, we wanted to showcase the positive perspective after the two-year journey of... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 7, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: FAQ about MIT Sloan

In a weekly LinkedIn blog, current MIT Sloan MBA student Melinda Salaman fielded some of the most frequently asked questions she’s received about her MBA experience from prospective students. These questions range from why Salaman decided to go to business school in the first place to her experience with Sloan’s... Read more »

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