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Aug 26, 2016

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Fridays from the Frontline: Five Questions with Kellogg Professor Blake McShane

As we wait for students to get into the swing of things at campus enough to begin blogging and applicants to really dive into the application process, we’re taking a bit of a departure from our regular Fridays from the Frontline routine to share the perspective of a business school... Read more »

Aug 19, 2016

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Friday from the Frontlines: From Lesotho to the Hilltop

Our Friday from the Frontlines submission comes to us this week from Tahira Taylor, a full-time MBA student at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. As you’ll read, Taylor’s path to the MBA was unlike some of her classmates. Specifically, her journey to Georgetown included prior stops in Morocco and Lesotho,... Read more »

Aug 11, 2016

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Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: #Rio2016

This edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week goes for the gold with a round up of how the business school community is covering the 2016 Olympics in Rio. But first, we wanted to send a quick Olympian nod to b-school hopefuls: Many schools, including Oxford SBS, UMD /... Read more »

Aug 5, 2016

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Fridays from the Frontline: The Pre-MBA Journey—What to Do with Your Summer Vacation

This week’s Fridays from the Frontline comes to us from a soon-to-be first-year student at MIT Sloan School of Management. Jayesh Kannan, a member of Sloan’s Class of 2018, reflects on the happy news of his acceptance (which conveniently came on his birthday!) before diving in to outline all that... Read more »

Aug 4, 2016

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Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: Orientation

Welcome to another installment of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, in which we pull some notable Twitter posts from leading MBA programs.  As prospective MBA candidates begin to tackle their applications, the Classes of 2018 have begun to make their ways to their respective b-school campuses.  This week, we’re... Read more »

Jul 29, 2016

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Fridays from the Frontline: What It’s Really Like to Work at Amazon

Our Fridays from the Frontline this week comes from an MBA student at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business who has spent the summer interning at Amazon’s Seattle offices. A New York Times article last summer described the Amazon workplace in harsh terms, a “bruising” place where one... Read more »

Jul 28, 2016

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Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: #Election2016

This edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week takes a look at how the business school community is responding to the U.S. Presidential elections. Since Clear Admit is based in Philadelphia, current host of the Democratic National Convention, we would like to take this opportunity to round up reflections... Read more »

Jul 22, 2016

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Fridays from the Frontline: How to Know When You’re Ready for an MBA

Knowing whether now is the right time for an MBA depends on a host of variables that are unique to each individual trying to make the decision. We were struck by a recent post on the MBA blog for the UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business that gets at a few of... Read more »

Jul 21, 2016

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Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: #PokémonGo

The new mobile-based game, Pokémon Go, is taking the world by storm, as players walk or drive for miles to try and “catch ’em all;” in addition to joining in the fun, the MBA community considered the business impact of the new game, as we see in this week’s #Top... Read more »

Jul 15, 2016

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Fridays from the Frontline: One Week in Bangkok

This week’s Fridays from the Frontline has it all. A Shark Tank‒like pitch performed on live national television, a plan to help India’s smallholder farmers meet growing demand for local, fresh produce and even a Thai massage. Even though the team at its center—five MBA students from Cornell’s Johnson Graduate... Read more »

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