Note: You can join the chat in progress here https://www.clearadmit.com/chat/mba-admissions-series/
If you are planning to apply to business school in the coming year, listen up: We’re rolling out a brand-new series of 10 free expert-led chats that together offer a comprehensive overview of the steps successful applicants take in the MBA admissions process. Hosted by Clear Admit’s own Alex Brown—author of Becoming a Clear Admit: The Definitive Guide to MBA Admissions and former senior associate director of admissions at Wharton—each chat in the series will focus in on an individual component of the MBA admissions process.
As you might expect, there will be targeted discussion around essays, recommenders, and interviews, but well before that Brown will offer industry-proven advice on everything from selecting target schools and developing an application strategy to the more introspective preparation that should inform your ultimate approach to essays and other parts of the application.
“I’m excited to start this new chat series,” Brown says. “There’s so much information we can easily share—advice and tips that too often candidates only learn by chance or when it’s too late.”
Chats Kick Off Next Week
Hosted every other week starting next Wednesday, May 10th, the chats will take place at 10 a.m. EST. Participants who RSVP in advance for each chat will get special advance materials that can help frame the upcoming discussion and position applicants to make the most of the chat sessions.
Participants are encouraged to submit specific questions in advance of each chat (using the form below). We will commit to answering any pre-submitted questions. For questions posed during the chat, Brown will attempt to answer as many as time permits.
Each chat was designed to be valuable as a stand-alone event. As to their format, the chats will begin with Brown providing answers to any pre-submitted questions and then focusing in on the most critical points to understand and act on at each stage in the process. For example, in the chat focused on school selection, Brown will underscore the importance of selecting a balanced mix of target schools, what a balanced mix means, and what kind of introspection can help applicants come up with their own strategic target list. Here, as elsewhere in the chat series, Brown will draw from not only his first-hand experience working in MBA admissions at Wharton, but also his book, Becoming a Clear Admit, recently released in its second edition.
Complete Chat Series Serves Up Comprehensive MBA Application Prep
Though applicants are certainly welcome to cherry pick and attend only the chats that they think relate specifically to their individual challenges, the chat series as a whole truly provides a comprehensive road map for the MBA admissions process that might well provide insights you haven’t thought of before. Oh, and did we mention that it’s free?
Those participants who do make every chat, meanwhile, can take comfort knowing that they will head into the upcoming MBA application season quite well prepared.
Upcoming MBA Admissions Chats*
*Note: all Clear Admit admissions chats will start at 10:00am ET.
Selecting Your Target Schools | May 10, 2017
How to ensure you select a balanced group of target schools
Refining Your Application Strategy | May 24, 2017
When to apply, number of applications
Defining Your Career Goals | June 7, 2017
Goals, and the role they play in MBA Admissions
Understanding the Key Platforms | June 21, 2017
Work experience, community service, academics and extracurriculars
Identifying Your Key Attributes and Shaping Your Admissions Story | July 12, 2017
Identifying your attributes to shape your stories
Understanding Your Profile and Its Impact on Admissions | July 19, 2017
Understanding the importance of your profile and play it to your advantage
Essay Writing and Selecting Topics | August 2, 2017
Essay writing a topic selection
“Ask us your questions about the hardest app form questions” | August 16, 2017
Application data forms
Choosing and coaching your recommenders | August 30, 2017
Who to ask, what background to provide with them
Navigating the Interview Process | September 13, 2017
How to navigate the interview process
RSVP for Free*
*Note: all Clear Admit admissions chats will start at 10:00am EST.