Category Archives: MBA Interviews

Best MBA blog awards 2008-09

Clear Admit has released its 2008-2009 MBA blog awards see here. It is a good guide to what’s out there, particularly from MBA students and current MBA applicants. There’s some great on-the-ground advice in there, and lots of shoulders to cry on. Good stuff!

Top 10 Applicant Blogs
1. TienyChesney – mbaveggie.blogspot.com
2. D.G. – www.managingmagic.com
3. Ahembeea – trystwithmba.wordpress.com
4. MissionMBA – missionmba.wordpress.com
5. Soni – sonismbaadventure.blogspot.com
6. PaloAltoForAwhile – paloaltoforawhile.blogspot.com
7. Choc Heaven – dreamer-choc.blogspot.com
8. Helen – lifelessordinary.typepad.com/my_weblog
9. Samantha – bestmbablogever.blogspot.com
10. OMGParisHilton – omgmbaapps.blogspot.com

Most Entertaining Applicant Blog
OMGParisHilton – omgmbaapps.blogspot.com

Best GMAT Preparation Advice
Soni – sonismbaadventure.blogspot.com

Best School Selection Advice
Alex – pinchthebubble.blogspot.com

Best Essay Advice (tie)
MissionMBA – missionmba.wordpress.com
The Teacher – pulyanithinks.blogspot.com

Best Interview Advice (tie)
ChocHeaven – dreamer-choc.blogspot.com & D.G. – www.managingmagic.com

Best Single Post by an Applicant
Ahembeea: MBA Applications – Lessons from the journey

Top Ten Student Blogs
1. MaybeMBA – tombaornot.blogspot.com
2. JulyDream – julydream.blogspot.com
3. Paragon2Pieces – paragon2pieces.blogspot.com
4. Hairtwirler – mbajamey.blogspot.com
5. Iday – i4iday.blogspot.com
6. TinyDancer – tinydancermba.blogspot.com
7. CS – www.computersexy.com/blog
8. Andrew – www.andrewmchoi.com
9. Mandy – mandylozano.blogspot.com
10. M@ – speedywithchicken.wordpress.com

Most Entertaining Student Blog
July Dream – julydream.blogspot.com

Best Resource for Applicants
Iday – i4iday.blogspot.com

Best Job/Internship Advice
MaybeMBA – tombaornot.blogspot.com

Best Representation of Academics
MaybeMBA

Best Representation of Student Life
MaybeMBA

Best Single Post by a Student
MaybeMBA had a number of posts recognized, but Farewell was particularly popular.

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