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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 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 »

Last Updated Feb 14, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Student Perspective – Global [email protected]

The Center for Global Management at UCLA Anderson offers MBA students several opportunities to expand their cultural horizons as well as learn about distinct business environments firsthand. In particular, the Global Immersion Courses introduce MBA students to international companies and cultures, first on campus through three courses, then in-country for... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 7, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Vanderbilt Owen’s Tech Trek

Before joining the workforce, business schools prepare students with hands-on experiences across popular industries.  When it comes to the tech sector, Vanderbilt Owen’s annual Tech Trek gives MBA students first hand exposure to the day-to-day operations of some of the biggest companies in Silicon Valley. In this edition of Fridays... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 31, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Duke Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum

The consulting industry is one of the most popular career choices of MBA candidates. Business schools like Duke Fuqua stay on top of new and innovative ways to train their graduates to address real-world consulting problems. Case in point: the Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum (FCCP). Current second-year student McCallen Moser... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 24, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Diving into the Bustling MIT Ecosystem – Reflections from the Core Semester

During the first semester of business school, students are thrown into the deep end of diverse opportunities to explore their interests. At MIT Sloan in particular, the sheer number of clubs, groups, conferences, and activities tailored to various professional interests are so vast it’s referred to as an “ecosystem.” Current... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 17, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Sell Day – Chicago Booth Talks What Happens After the Offer

At some point, all of those sleepless nights agonizing over GMAT/GRE prep, admissions essays, and campus visits eventually yield the moment a company extends an offer to recruit you. This part of the MBA process is arguably one of the reasons you may have entertained the idea of applying to... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 10, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: How Cornell MBAs Pitched Three Stocks in 13 Hours

Hard quant skills are essential to the careers of any future consultants, analysts, and financial managers, but one aspect of the business school experience that often goes unsung is its role as a concentrated period to help young MBA students develop their intuition as investors. The annual MBA Stock Pitch... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 3, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Moving to the States with My Daughter to Pursue an MBA at HBS and Switch Careers

The MBA is a vehicle for change, especially for those looking to switch careers and refine their professional trajectory.  The transition to business school comes with its own changes, such as location, lifestyle and more. For Yaping Wang, current Harvard MBA student and former product innovation researcher at Mars Foods,... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 27, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Dartmouth Tuck Students “Venture” to Boston

Like most high-stakes industries with dizzying highs and crushing lows, the field of venture capital has become a smarter and more streamlined operation in the past decade.  At this crucial juncture in the evolution of VC, current Tuckies Claire Dalman T’21 and Ross Klosterman T’20 took to the Tuck 360... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 20, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: What STEM Certification Says About Booth And What It Means For International Students

Whether or not an MBA program is STEM designated can make or break an international student’s Stateside career. International students who pursue STEM designated programs receive an additional 2 years of optional practical training (OPT) once they graduate, which is a critical period that helps international students transition from student... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 13, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Duke Fuqua Latin American Student Association Provides Valuable Support

The Latin American Student Association (LASA) is one of the most popular student clubs at Duke Fuqua, with 100+ members representing nearly 20 countries.  By helping North American students build careers in Latin America and supporting Latin American students as they pursue careers in the U.S. and Europe, LASA is... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 6, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Diving Into Internship Recruiting at MIT Sloan

For b-school hopefuls and current students alike, the first-year internship is often discussed in terms of how to get one’s foot in the door at an elite consulting firm or Silicon Valley tech titan. The version of this narrative that seems to fly under the radar is that companies both... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 29, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Max Olivares on Embracing Diversity at Anderson

Creating equitable spaces that address a range of experiences is not only essential to a great education, but it’s how students, particularly MBA students, prepare to navigate business in an increasingly globalized world. UCLA Anderson’s recent Embracing Diversity Conference was a two-day forum featuring an “elevated conversation about intersecting identities”... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 22, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: A Day in the Life of an MBA Student at Oxford

MBA applicants spend so much time preparing to get into business school, they don’t often stop to imagine what campus life will be like once they get there.  Current Oxford MBA student Adiya Chopra took to the Saïd Business School blog to document a representative 24 hours of his MBA... Read more »

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