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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 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 »

Last Updated Oct 11, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: A Dartmouth Tuck Internship at the Intersection of Strategy & Business – MetLife

Internships are golden opportunities for MBA students to put theory into practice, and to get a taste of what their post-MBA careers may be like. Dartmouth Tuck second-year MBA student Sneha Nagarajan T’20 took to the Tuck 360 blog to discuss her thoroughly intersectional business experience as a MetLife intern. A... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 4, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Benefits of Duke Fuqua’s MBA Exchange Program

The study abroad experience is a major draw for prospective b-school students. Foreign exchange programs not only allow students to immerse themselves in new business cultures and expand their networks beyond continental confines, but also provide a global lens through which to understand their professional interests. This includes everything from... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 27, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: A Latina in Business School – On Being the Bridge at UCLA Anderson

First-generation and multicultural students know all too well the challenges of navigating disparate languages, communities, frameworks, and disciplines. Amanda Sol Peralta took to the UCLA Anderson blog to talk about her experiences being the bridge in a variety of social and professional settings. A Latina in Business School: On Being... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 20, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Wait, How Did I Get to Oxford?

Each individual path to business school is unique, and the MBA application process often functions as the great equalizer for prospective students. In other words, applications are opportunities to showcase one’s originality within the established framework of your desired school’s culture. Beyond the standard rigamarole of GMAT scores, securing undergrad... Read more »

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 »

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