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Fridays From the Frontline: Crunch Time

Welcome to Fridays From the Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly summation of the business school blogosphere. This week, applicants are closing in on their application deadlines, while current students enjoy the academic, professional and extracurricular dimensions of business school.

Among current applicants, Efessays gives us a virtual lesson on sentence-correction questions, while Grantmeadmission outlines how to get a perfect 6.0 on the writing section of the GMAT, and updates us on his own GMAT progress. When it comes to school selection, Pullingthatmbatrigger visited Fuqua and fell in love with the school. She has decided to apply early decision. Also, Naijambagal spoke with the Stanford admissions team and offers some specific strategies for getting into StanfordScottgduncan and Grantmeadmission both address another section of the application, explaining how to brief your recommenders in order to obtain the best recommendations possible. Finally, after weeks of “radio silence,” Topdogmba fills us in on his progress on his application essays.

Meanwhile, among current business school students, Ryan Boots, an EMBA student at McCombs Business School, lets us in on the philosophy of his favorite class, Advocacy: “ideas do not implement themselves. Rather, someone has to go to bat for them” by navigating corporate politics. Also, Militarytobusiness warns military applicants against being overly confident when it comes to the MBA admissions process, arguing that “a perfect score on the GMAT will not guarantee admission to Harvard Business School, and neither will being a platoon leader of 60 soldiers.” Finally, Haas student Sandeep discusses his internship with the design consulting firm IDEO, and Aviv sums up Fuqua with the motto “we take our work seriously, but not ourselves.”

That’s everything for this week! Good luck on your applications and be sure to tune in next week for more news from the business school blogosphere!


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