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Dec 17, 2019

Why a Strong Career Office is Essential to Your MBA Success

Sponsored Content Business is more competitive than ever before. As the world gets smaller and more connected, international business isn’t just a catchphrase, it’s a fact of life. It’s almost impossible to work for a company that doesn’t have some global reach. The reality is that business, government, and international... Read more »

Nov 6, 2019

IU Kelley Shares How to Avoid 7 Common Mistakes MBA Career Switchers Make

MBA career switchers don’t have it easy, whether you do it at the beginning or middle of your career. It’s incredibly challenging to reinvent yourself. However, we can confidently say that it’s worth the effort. Changing your career to something that’s more suited to your goals, values, needs, interests, and... Read more »

Mar 18, 2019

Podcast Episode 33: Keith Bevans of Bain & Company Discusses Consulting, Recruiting and More

Bain & Company—widely considered one of the most elite consulting firms in the world—is a coveted post-MBA destination for students at top business schools in every part of the globe.  Our guest today, Keith Bevans, is a partner in Bain & Company’s Chicago office and also heads Bain’s global consultant... Read more »

Feb 7, 2019

London Business School Talks Women in Finance

For decades, women have been trying to break the “glass ceiling” in the world of finance to reach senior level positions. Unfortunately, the ceiling is made of pretty thick glass. To achieve gender balance in finance, change is required at every level, according to London Business School alumnae Sarah Bates... Read more »

Dec 6, 2018

Got Your MBA? Here’s How You Can Save Money on Your Student Loan after Graduation

Sponsored Content Apply for refinancing now” and “save over $20,000* through refinancing As an international MBA graduate you worked hard to get into the right school, get the MBA to set you apart from your peers, and then to land the job you’ve always dreamed of. You’re on track to... Read more »

Nov 8, 2018

Gettin’ Paid: Recent Harvard MBA Grads See Starting Salaries North of $160K

Harvard Business School (HBS) this week joined other top MBA programs in publishing employment stats for its most recent graduates. Top takeaways? Try starting salaries exceeding $160,000. This year’s median base pay, $140,000, is up $5,000 over last year. In addition, 65 percent of the class earned median sign-on bonuses of another... Read more »

Aug 22, 2018

Morgan Stanley Still Loves MBAs and the Feeling Is Mutual

Though interest in finance careers has never completely recovered after the global crisis of 2008, investment banks like J.P. Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley are still in-demand recruiters among many MBA students. (Although this just in: J.P. Morgan Chase is letting go of 100 people in its asset... Read more »

Jul 20, 2018

Fridays from the Frontline: 3 Ways Marketing at Booth Led to Summer Internship Success

Fridays from the Frontline The opportunity for internships between the first and second years of business school is one of the things that sets full-time two-year MBA programs apart from other degree options. MBA students endeavor to land the best internships they can in fields they want to explore or... Read more »

Jun 7, 2018

How These Stanford GSB Students Broke the Rules with Their MBA Summer Internships

For many business school students, there’s a simple formula where summer internships are concerned. Target a company where you aspire to work, recruit successfully for a summer internship, perform well and show your smarts. Voilá, come summer’s end, you’ve landed your post-MBA job. Especially in some industries—consulting and investment banking,... Read more »

May 31, 2018

CommonBond to Host Live Chat on the MBA Student Loan Process

Join Clear Admit and CommonBond for this free live chat session on June 12th. Questions about applying for an MBA loan? Not sure whether to apply for Federal or Private loans for b-school? Wondering how much you should take out for b-school? Register below and login on June 12th for... Read more »

May 18, 2018

Clear Admit and CommonBond Host Webinar on Financing Your MBA

Are you heading off to school this fall and beginning to tackle the big issue of how to pay for it? If so, you’re in luck! We’ve just made the ‘financing the MBA’ webinar we conducted with our friends at CommonBond available online – and we highly recommend that you give... Read more »

May 10, 2018

Gearing Up for Orientation: NYU Stern One-Year MBA Programs in Tech, Fashion

As it prepares to welcome students for orientation next week, NYU Stern School of Business has shared preliminary class profiles for its two new specialized one-year MBA programs—the Andre Koo Tech MBA and the Fashion & Luxury MBA. Stern announced the launch of the new May-to-May programs one year ago. The inaugural... Read more »

May 8, 2018

Why McKinsey & Company Loves Hiring MBAs

McKinsey & Company is considered one of the most prestigious management consultancy firms in the world, with a clientele that includes 80 percent of the world’s largest corporations, along with an extensive list of governments and non-profit organisations. The firm is also a prestigious landing spot for MBAs following graduation.... Read more »

May 1, 2018

CommonBond Hosts Free Webinar on How to Fund Your MBA

Join Clear Admit and CommonBond for this free webinar revealing a variety of ways to cover the costs of a business school education. “How to Fund Your MBA” will help attendees understand different funding options available to them as they set forth on their path to business school. Pete Wylie,... Read more »

Apr 24, 2018

Top MBA Recruiters: Starbucks

So, the following post about Starbucks as a top MBA recruiter ran on our sister site, MetroMBA, before the coffee giant was propelled into the headlines by an event at one of its Philadelphia locations that raised questions around the issues of race and discrimination. Starbucks responded by announcing that... Read more »

Apr 19, 2018

Four Reasons to Consider a Startup MBA Internship

Sponsored Content by Kathleen McGuirk, Kellogg MBA ’18 This summer, I interned at CommonBond, a fintech startup tackling higher education financing. CommonBond was the second fintech company I worked at, and one of the reasons I chose to return to work in a startup was because I thrive off the energy... Read more »

Apr 11, 2018

Looking to Own Your Own Career? New Kellogg Career Video Series Tells You How

The Career Management Center (CMC) at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management recently launched the “Own Your Own Career” video series aimed to develop brave leaders. The series was created for prospective and current students, along with alumni, to discuss aspects of managing a career throughout its life cycle. The... Read more »

Apr 9, 2018

Financing Your MBA, Part 4: International MBA Student Loans

In our previous post on financing your MBA, we covered loan programs for MBA students from the United States. Today, we’ll take a look at loans through the lens of international students, who face some different restrictions but who are also eligible for special programs tailored to their unique requirements. By... Read more »

Apr 9, 2018

The Allure of AI: Haas Student Conference Tackles Complex Issues

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a hot topic in almost every industry in the business world today. And there’s plenty to chew on, particularly when it comes to its ethical and financial implications. Some intrepid MBA students at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business have set out to tackle a few... Read more »

Apr 5, 2018

Financing Your MBA, Part 3: Loans for U.S. MBA Students

Moving right along in our multi-part series on financing your MBA, we’ll take a look today at some of the options prospective MBA students have for obtaining loans to finance their time at business school. For the purposes of this post, we will focus primarily U.S. MBA student loan programs.... Read more »

Essays

Successfully Answer the UT Austin McCombs MBA Application Essays

The MBA application essays only allow you a few hundred words to tell admissions teams who you are, what you offer, and why you should be accepted. It's a lot to fit in such little space. For those ca

Admissions Tip: Word Limits and Character Counts

MBA candidates naturally have a good deal of information they want – and need – to convey in their materials, and getting the important ideas down under restrictive word counts is a difficult task

MIT Sloan School of Management MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2019-2020

The following essay topic analysis examines MIT Sloan School of Management’s (Sloan) MBA admissions essays for the 2019-2020 admissions season. You can also review essay topic analyses for the o

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Interviews

HBS Announces Timing of Round 2 Interview Invitations

Harvard Business School's managing director of MBA admissions and financial aid, Chad Losee, posted to the Direct from the Director blog to update Round 2 applicants about next steps—in particular

Fuqua / Duke MBA Interview Questions & Report / Early Action / Second-year student / On-campus

The interview was with a second-year student. It was blind, he had only my curriculum. He first introduced himself and asked me to do the same. Then he asked me some questions: why Fuqua? How can I c

Fuqua / Duke MBA Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Second-year Student / On-Campus

Interviewer atmosphere was serious/to the point. Interview lasted an hour in length. The questions comprised of mostly traditional questions with a few oddballs:-Tell me about yourself? -Why an M

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Careers and Financial Aid

Beyond the Bio Podcast by Bain & Company

Sponsored ContentBain & Company is one of the most highly regarded firms in the management consulting industry. One of the "Big Three," Bain provides services to organizations around the world

IU Kelley Shares How to Avoid 7 Common Mistakes MBA Career Switchers Make

MBA career switchers don't have it easy, whether you do it at the beginning or middle of your career. It’s incredibly challenging to reinvent yourself. However, we can confidently say that it’s wo

Real Humans of Bain: Consultants

We kicked off our Real Humans of Bain with a pair of summer associates, and now we're turning to some more experienced consultants.  A summer internship may seem daunting, not to mention planning out

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