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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 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 »

Last Updated May 31, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Interning with Dow Chemical at the intersection of sustainability and business

The summer internship is a significant piece of the business school journey.  From searching for a fitting role to landing the position and then doing the actual work, the internship offers valuable real-world business experience from beginning to end, and prepares business school students for post-MBA professional life. Matt Pundmann,... Read more »

Last Updated May 24, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Sloan and Sports

The MIT Sloan School of Management has long been a bastion for the intersection of sports, business, and data analytics.  Their Sports Analytics Conference, which was just held for the thirteenth year in a row, is a forum for industry professionals and students to learn about the global sports industry.... Read more »

Last Updated May 17, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: MacEachern Symposium Brings Unique Perspective to Healthcare at Kellogg

The beauty of the MBA is its versatility. Despite the public association of the degree with the realms of finance and consulting, there is a pressing need for MBA graduates in virtually every industry. Take the healthcare sector, for instance. From big pharma to government policy to startups and everywhere... Read more »

Last Updated May 10, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: My First-Year Tuck Project with Authentica, India

One of the major perks of an MBA is the opportunity to practice in an international business environment. On site, MBAs develop new strategies to adapt to distinct cultural norms and do business under very different sociopolitical circumstances than the ones to which they are accustomed. While most MBA programs... Read more »

Last Updated May 3, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Cracking the Code at Wharton

In recent years, technology has risen to become one of the top career choices for MBA grads and with it, so has the desire for more tech skills and an understanding of some of the related building blocks.  The tricky part is that the majority of MBA students arrive on... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 26, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: The Hardest Thing of the MBA So Far: Learning to Unlearn to Understand the Impact Investing Space

No doubt spurred by the growing conversation about climate change and corporate social responsibility (or lack thereof), one industry that has many in the MBA community buzzing is impact investing. Current Oxford Saïd MBA student Alma C. Gutierrez Toledano recently took to the Saïd blog to discuss how she has... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 19, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Starting up at Booth

The MBA is a framework to explore what matters most to you. Much of the value of business school is in helping students define and refine their professional goals, and then equip them with the tools to excel in their desired field. As you might imagine, the sheer number of... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 12, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Cornell Johnson Park Perspectives, From Internship to Mentorship

There has been much digital ink spilled on these pages about the value of MBA networks, post-graduation. However, one of the most crucial aspects of the business school experience has to do with peer networks that emerge during MBA programs. Peer mentorship relationships between first- and second-year students can make... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 5, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Interview Prep at UCLA Anderson

One crucial part of any MBA curriculum is to teach students how to put their best foot forward in the job market, whether that means helping them write better resumes or shine in the interview process. In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, we bring you a firsthand perspective... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 29, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: 4 Lessons from My Microsoft Internship

Internships are where MBAs-to-be can apply the theoretical skills they’ve cultivated in the classroom, and also places where connections and careers are made. Make an impression at your dream company as an MBA and who knows? You might find yourself being invited to working closely with the C-Suite after graduation.... Read more »

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