It’s here! Clear Admit’s newest applicant resource, MBA VisitWire. The latest in our family of community-sourced MBA admissions tools, VisitWire is designed to help MBA candidates learn more about their target schools by reading about the campus visit experiences of others.
We’ve been in beta testing all summer and are excited to announce that we’re now officially live. You can access VisitWire here or via the navigation bar button above. Our thanks to early users who helped us refine the tool by sharing tips for fellow applicants planning visits.
Resource for Those Planning Visits—and for Those Who Can’t Visit
Like the Clear Admit Interview Archive, VisitWire will be a repository of data submitted by applicants following their visits to leading business schools. By sharing details of their own visits, applicants provide a resource to one another and to future years’ applicants. In designing VisitWire, our goal has been to create a tool that will provide valuable information not only to candidates who are gearing up to head to campus(es), but also to those who may not be able to visit some or all their target schools.
“Visiting campus is an important aspect of MBA program research,” notes Clear Admit’s Alex Brown, who has been involved in development of the new VisitWire. “We hope to help candidates who are planning business school campus visits get the most out of their trips by learning from the experiences of their peers,” he says.
“We also hope that those who are unable to visit can learn more about their target MBA programs by gleaning insights from those who have visited.” As with the Interview Archive, the success of this new VisitWire will depend on members of the Clear Admit MBA applicant community supporting each other, Brown notes.
Great Advice Already, Add Yours!
If you have recently visited the campus of a business school or schools, won’t you take a moment to share some of the highlights with the MBA applicant community? With continued submissions from current applicants, VisitWire promises to become an invaluable tool to help candidates learn everything from the best places to stay near campus to transportation details and restaurant recommendations.
Here are just a few examples of the great tips we’ve already received:
- “Magnolia’s Deli and Cafe is such a nice spot with delicious food.” –a visitor to the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School
- “Excellent hot chicken mac n’ cheese” at Nashville’s nearby Party Fowl—a visitor to Owen Graduate School of Management
- “Tons of smart and diverse students who like learning, networking, and having fun. Love the feeling of a top business school in the heart of Greenwich Village, Manhattan.”—a visitor to NYU Stern School of Business
- “There are so many events happening that you can never get bored,” including tours of the athletics facilities, guest lectures, and informal interactions with current students over drinks—a recent visitor to London Business School (LBS)
Add Your Experiences to VisitWire
Thanks again to those who have already contributed to our growing archive of visit accounts. If you’ve recently visited a top MBA program, please share your experiences with the community! Click here to take part. The process is simple and takes only a couple of minutes, and all information you share will be kept anonymous.