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B-Schooled, a podcast from top MBA admissions consulting firm Stacy Blackman Consulting, covers all aspects of the MBA application and admissions process. We offer insight and advice on how to pull together your personal-best business school materials — and make the most of your time once you get on campus. We’ll occasionally hold interviews with current business school students and recent graduates, as well as other important players along a typical candidate’s MBA admissions journey.

B-Schooled, a podcast from top MBA admissions consulting firm Stacy Blackman Consulting, covers all aspects of the MBA application and admissions process. We offer insight and advice on how to pull together your personal-best business school materials — and make the most of your time once you get on campus. We’ll occasionally hold interviews with current business school students and recent graduates, as well as other important players along a typical candidate’s MBA admissions journey.

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United States

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B-Schooled, a podcast from top MBA admissions consulting firm Stacy Blackman Consulting, covers all aspects of the MBA application and admissions process. We offer insight and advice on how to pull together your personal-best business school materials — and make the most of your time once you get on campus. We’ll occasionally hold interviews with current business school students and recent graduates, as well as other important players along a typical candidate’s MBA admissions journey.

Language:

English


Episodes

9 types of MBA hopefuls that should work with an admissions consultant: B-Schooled episode 51

4/14/2021
Obviously not every MBA applicant needs to work with an admissions consultant in order to be successful! However, over the past two decades, 9 types of MBA candidates have emerged that we know we’ll be able to help the most. This episode discusses the buckets those candidates fall into and how an admissions consultant might assist in strengthening their candidacies.

Duration:00:24:28

5 paths forward if you've been dinged: B-Schooled episode 50

4/7/2021
After working so hard on your MBA materials for months on end, it can be shocking and devastating if you are not accepted anywhere. What should you do now? This episode discusses 5 paths forward for MBA hopefuls who were dinged.

Duration:00:18:31

12 to do's for MBA admits, part 2 of 2: B-Schooled episode 49

3/31/2021
This two-part series of episodes outlines 12 things that admitted MBA applicants should do between now and matriculation. Part 2 covers budgeting for your MBA, planning to relocate, and figuring out how to best spend your time between now and matriculation (when you aren’t attending to all of the other to do’s!). As a reminder, in Part 1 (episode 48) we discussed how to head off possible issues with your background check after you’re admitted. If that’s something that concerns you, be sure...

Duration:00:18:57

12 to do's for MBA admits, part 1 of 2: B-Schooled episode 48

3/24/2021
This two-part series of episodes outlines 12 things that admitted MBA applicants should do between now and matriculation. Part 1 covers To Do's related to an applicant's current and future networks, as well as other important actions to take before leaving a job. We also discuss how to head off possible issues with your background check after you’re admitted. If that’s something that concerns you, be sure to check out (on our website under "Work With Us").

Duration:00:22:55

Planning for a years-away MBA: B-Schooled episode 47

3/17/2021
If you know you want to pursue an MBA in the future, but that future is still at least a few years away, what could (and should) you do now to build a strong candidacy? This episode gives actionable advice for all aspects of an eventual-applicant's profile.

Duration:00:22:55

Social media & your MBA candidacy: B-Schooled episode 46

3/10/2021
This episode covers how an MBA applicant's social media behavior might affect his or her candidacy — both positively and negatively.

Duration:00:20:57

How to approach the "Bird in Hand" dilemma: B-Schooled episode 45

3/3/2021
In this episode we discuss 4 things MBA candidates should consider when facing the “Bird in Hand” dilemma: namely, when they have been admitted to at least one program, but are considering not claiming their spot, forgoing the sure thing and taking the risk of trying again in the future in the hopes of getting into a program they’re even more interested in.

Duration:00:15:31

Negotiating merit scholarships: B-Schooled episode 44

2/24/2021
This episode discusses how accepted MBA candidates should go about asking for an increase in merit aid; the four situations a candidate might be in and their associated negotiating tactics; and detailed advice for approaching such an ask over the phone vs. email.

Duration:00:21:59

Similar MBA candidates, different outcomes: B-Schooled episode 43

2/17/2021
This episode covers 3 reasons why candidates who seem similar on paper could end up with drastically different MBA admissions results.

Duration:00:14:33

Wharton's team-based discussion interviews: B-schooled episode 42

2/10/2021
Erika talks with Anthony Penna, a fellow SBC admissions consultant who spent 10 years with the Wharton School in Career Management and as Associate Director of Admissions for the full-time MBA program. As Anthony served on the implementation and design team for Wharton's Team Based Discussion (TBD) interview format, this episode focuses on his insight advice for MBA candidates who will be interviewing with Wharton.

Duration:00:21:35

HBS interviews: B-Schooled episode 41

2/3/2021
This episode offers insight into Harvard Business School's unique type of MBA interview, as well as advice on how to prepare.

Duration:00:24:35

Round 3 (or final round) considerations: B-Schooled episode 40

1/27/2021
This episode focuses on when it does or doesn’t make sense to apply in a school’s final application round.

Duration:00:20:52

Deciding between MBA programs: B-Schooled episode 39

1/20/2021
Are you in the extraordinarily enviable position of having to decide between two or more MBA programs? Are you nervous about your choice or unsure of how to go about making such a huge commitment? This episode pulls together advice from the entire Stacy Blackman Consulting staff on how to approach this decision and what factors to consider (both short-term and long-term).

Duration:00:23:46

For waitlisted applicants: B-Schooled episode 38

1/13/2021
MBA candidates who've been waitlisted can feel like they're in some sort of admissions purgatory. In this episode, our host Erika and her colleague and former MBA admissions director Lisa discuss what options waitlisted candidates have to learn more about why they were waitlisted and what, if anything, they can do to increase their chances of admission.

Duration:00:33:53

A real application review, part 2 of 2: B-Schooled episode 37

1/6/2021
In this episode we share another extensive profile of an applicant Stacy Blackman Consulting worked with. We explain how the former admissions committee members on our staff assessed his candidacy and what ended up happening.

Duration:00:17:51

A real application review - part 1 of 2: B-Schooled episode 36

12/30/2020
In this episode we share an extensive profile of an applicant Stacy Blackman Consulting worked with. We explain how the former admissions committee members on our staff assessed her candidacy, what advice they gave to strengthen her materials, and what ended up happening.

Duration:00:24:40

Last-minute applications: B-Schooled episode 35

12/23/2020
This episode gives advice (and warnings) to those attempting to pull together MBA applications in the final weeks before the deadlines.

Duration:00:16:29

Underrepresented minority applicants and the MBA: A conversation with Roxanne Mendez, Executive Director of the Riordan Programs : B-Schooled episode 34

12/16/2020
In this episode, Roxanne Mendez, Executive Director of the Riordan Programs, joins us to talk about the experiences of underrepresented minority applicants applying to business school. For nearly 30 years, the Riordan Programs have been helping underrepresented and minority students excel at the country’s top MBA programs. Roxanne will give insight into why the number of underrepresented minority candidates considering top MBA programs is still lower than it should be, and will also share...

Duration:00:19:35

How personal is too personal in MBA essays? : B-Schooled episode 33

12/9/2020
In this episode, Erika is joined by her SBC colleague Lisa, the former Director of MBA Admissions for the full-time and part-time MBA programs at Rice University’s Jones School, to have a discussion about when it is and isn't a good idea to share deeply personal stories in your MBA essays or interview responses.

Duration:00:28:36

What do you bring to an MBA program? : B-Schooled episode 32

12/2/2020
Communicating what your classmates will learn from you and how you’ll be an asset to the MBA program you attend is monumentally important. This episode covers ways to get that information across through your resume and essays.

Duration:00:15:45