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Nov 7, 2017

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What’s Facebook Looking for in MBA Hires?

These days, it seems like everyone and their mother is on Facebook—no, really, your mom sent me a friend request last week. Your family vacation looked like a blast! As more and more people subscribe to the undisputed king of social media, Facebook seems to hire more and more MBAs... Read more »

Oct 24, 2017

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Top MBA Programs for Finance & Investment Banking

Though it has been almost a decade since the global financial crisis of 2008, investment banking and the financial services industry still aren’t the same. Overall, the percentage of MBAs interested in a career in finance is continuing to drop, especially as the products/services and tech industries lure more and... Read more »

Oct 16, 2017

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Top 5 Reasons Diversity MBA Conferences Should Be on Your Recruiting Calendar

More than 10,000 MBA students, business school representatives, recruiters, and business executives filled the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia late last month for one of the largest career conferences serving minority professionals. The conference has been around since 1970, but for the first time this year the National Black MBA... Read more »

Oct 10, 2017

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Social Impact MBAs: Programs That Help Students Make a Difference in the World

For years, social impact has been a growing area of emphasis at business schools. Increasingly, MBA students are stating that a well-paying career isn’t enough: They also want to make a difference. As Sherryl Kuhlman, the managing director of the Social Impact Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School,... Read more »

Sep 20, 2017

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Choosing the Best Business School for Consulting

If you are a prospective MBA applicant looking to business school as a way to enter or accelerate your career in the consulting industry, you are certainly not alone. According to the 2017 Prospective Student Survey conducted by the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), consulting is once again the most sought-after... Read more »

Jun 5, 2017

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Defining Your Post-MBA Career Goals

Though essay prompts tend to vary year to year, the two things that nearly every prospective student can count on being asked are “What are your short-term and long-term post-MBA goals?” and “How will Business School X help you achieve these goals?” And, even though many schools have now opted to... Read more »

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    Vanderbilt / Owen MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

    Following up on the 2017-2018 essay topics for the Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management, we wanted to offer our Essay Topic Analysis for the Class of 2020 hopefuls.   Vanderbilt /

    SMU / Cox MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

    With the release of the 2017-2018 SMU Cox essay topics, we wanted to offer some guidance to applicants. This year, SMU / Cox again asks MBA applicants for a typical career goals essay as well as othe

    Rochester / Simon MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

    We’re following up the Rochester / Simon Business School essay questions with our essay topic analysis for the applicant pool seeking entrance in 2018. Rochester / Simon MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2

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    Interviews

    Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-year student / On-campus

    The following U. Chicago Booth interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! Breezy and conversational. Definitely covered all the desired

    Dartmouth / Tuck MBA Interview Questions & Report: Early Action/ 2nd Year Student/ Skype

    The following Dartmouth / Tuck MBA interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by an Early Action Applicant. Good luck to them!  2nd year student got in touch before the scheduled

    Top Stanford GSB MBA Interview Tips from Actual Interviewees

    As reports of Stanford GSB interview invitations trickle into LiveWire, we’re taking the opportunity to round up useful advice from the Clear Admit Interview Guide, as passed on by interviewed candi

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    Careers and Financial Aid

    How Six Foster MBA Students Helped Amazon with Sustainability

    The University of Washington’s Foster School of Business leads all other business schools in terms of the percentage of its class it sends into the technology industry. As highlighted in our recent

    Beyond Business School: How a Chicago Booth MBA Helped Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

    Once a ferocious beast in the kingdom of tech with massive product launches and antitrust sagas, it could be argued that Microsoft has spent the first two decades of the 21st century in search of sol

    Amazon Talks About Its Success and Recruiting at LBS

    It’s not that surprising to hear about Seattle-based Amazon recruiting from top U.S. MBA programs such as the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, where it was the number-one

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