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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 Dec 7, 2018 by

Fridays from the Frontline: To Do Or Not To Do: The Intensive Language Program – That Is The Question

One of INSEAD’s major selling points is its language policy, which requires that students speak English fluently and moderately well in a second language. By the time the program wraps, INSEAD MBAs must be able to speak a “third, commercially useful, language at A2 ‘Basic’ level in order to graduate.”... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 30, 2018 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Top 5 Spots for Chicago Booth Coffee Chats

Peer-to-peer mentorship is an integral part of the MBA experience that often gets overlooked in favor of other kinds of networking. Chicago Booth understands that the connections its students make among peers will serve them well during their MBA stint, their careers, and beyond. This is why Chicago Booth facilitates... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 23, 2018 by

Fridays from the Frontline: A business school internship with the National Park Service?

Internships are arguably the second major step in the MBA process; choosing where to intern has the potential to shape your career just as much as the business school you end up attending. When it comes to internships, many b-schoolers opt for one of the usual suspects—Fortune 500 corporations, consulting... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 16, 2018 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Advice from Yale SOM Student Admissions Ambassadors

The b-school application is just as much of an opportunity for adcom members to get an overview of who you are as it is a crash course in “knowing thyself.” Applications ask would-be students to not just tell a story, but to do so within the context of their educational... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 19, 2018 by

Fridays from the Frontline: 10 Things I Learned During My First Month in the MS/MBA Program

Fridays from the Frontline Dual-degree master’s programs are incredibly enticing to students looking to distinguish themselves in their career pursuits. The combination of an MBA and a specialize master’s degree in engineering is proving particularly hot right now. Harvard Business School (HBS) welcomed its inaugural MS/MBA class to campus this fall... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 5, 2018 by

Fridays from the Frontline: UC Berkeley Haas Professor on How to Shape Culture to Foster Gender Equity

Fridays from the Frontline Lots of U.S. companies are focused on attracting more female employees, and yet many still struggle to create inclusive cultures that encourage those women to stick around. Today’s Friday from the Frontline comes to us from Dr. Kellie McElhaney, a distinguished teaching fellow at the UC... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 21, 2018 by

Fridays from the Frontline: INSEAD’s Unique Application Process (and How It Helps Prepare Candidates for Interviews)

Fridays from the Frontline Whether you just submitted an INSEAD application as part of Round 1 or are aiming for the November Round 2 deadline, today’s Friday from the Frontline submission from a current student reflecting on his own application process has insights you won’t want to miss. Even a... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 14, 2018 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Embracing Entrepreneurship and the HBS Asian-American Community

Fridays from the Frontline Recent Harvard Business School (HBS) alumus Wilson Kyi (MBA ’18) hosts a popular podcast called Fish Sauce, which is dedicated to “the unique traits and viewpoints Asian-Americans bring to entrepreneurship.” According to Kyi, the podcast was a natural outgrowth of the cross-cultural community that the Asian-American Business... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 7, 2018 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Leslie Clift Hruby, Trailblazer Who Brought More Women to MIT Sloan

Fridays from the Frontline Sloan Women in Management (SWIM), an organization at MIT Sloan School of Management that “works to increase opportunities for all women through networking events, speaker series, professional development workshops, and mentorship programs,” recently honored alumna Leslie Clift Hruby, SM ’73. SWIM paid tribute to Hruby for... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 31, 2018 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Calculating the MBA’s Return on Investment

Fridays from the Frontline Marjorie DeGraca, executive director of admissions for Berkeley MBA Programs for Working Professionals Before officially taking the plunge, many prospective b-schoolers no doubt spent many late nights perusing the Clear Admit archives to weigh the pros and cons of pursuing an MBA. It’s practically an age-old... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 10, 2018 by

Fridays from the Frontline: 5 Lessons from the Field from Kelley MBA Summer Intern at 3M

Fridays from the Frontline Did you scour the Clear Admit archives for any and all advice that might help you narrowly squeeze into a coveted slot at Wharton, Kellogg, Stanford, or another leading business school? If so, and you were successful, it’s now time to start considering the next phase... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 3, 2018 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Ready to Rumble, Olin MBA Student Leaders Form Strategic Plan

Fridays from the Frontline At Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, the Graduate Business Student Association (GBSA) is a three-pronged “governing body that serves students of the full-time MBA program [and] facilitates the planning and implementation of student activities.” In June, the GBSA announced a three-point strategic plan for the... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 20, 2018 by

Fridays from the Frontline: 3 Ways Marketing at Booth Led to Summer Internship Success

Fridays from the Frontline The opportunity for internships between the first and second years of business school is one of the things that sets full-time two-year MBA programs apart from other degree options. MBA students endeavor to land the best internships they can in fields they want to explore or... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 13, 2018 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Being Human–A Behavioral Guide to the MBA Experience

Fridays from the Frontline To say the cultural and industrial expectations of MBA graduates are demanding would be a massive understatement. MBAs must be shrewd, cunning, even omniscient when it comes to helping companies cope with change and cut through the noise to make better decisions. MBAs are also fallible... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 6, 2018 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Preparing for the MBA Experience – 3 Things I Wish I Had Done With My Summer

Fridays from the Frontline For MBA students-to-be, the summer heat can sometimes go hand in hand with some leisure time. While the summer months are certainly useful for students of all stripes to unwind and decompress, this time leading up to the first year of business school also presents a... Read more »

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