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Sep 15, 2017

20 Days to Go: UVA Darden Round 1 Deadline

Attention all applicants, the UVA Darden Round 1 Deadline of October 5, 2017 is just twenty days away! Need help with your UVA Darden application?  Clear Admit has all the news, resources, and advice to make sure your application is as strong as possible! Start with the UVA Darden school profile page as this includes resources such as:... Read more »

Sep 11, 2017

Five Questions to Ask Yourself Before Submitting an Optional Essay

We realize that the questions of whether to answer an optional essay and, if so, what to say are ones that loom large for many MBA applicants at this time of year. While we’ve been offering a great deal of school-specific essay advice over the past few weeks, we wanted to take... Read more »

Aug 31, 2017

Essay Topic Analyses & Advice at Your Fingertips for 2017-2018 Admissions Season

If you’re applying to business school, it’s time to get to work. With Round 1 kicking off next week, having a well-thought-out game plan is critical to successfully balancing business school applications and a full workload (and, of course, we want to help you keep your sanity). Getting a jump... Read more »

Aug 18, 2017

CMU Tepper Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Following up on the announcement of this year’s Tepper essay topics for the 2017-2018 admissions season, we wanted to offer some guidance on how to approach these prompts for candidates targeting the Carnegie Mellon University MBA Class of 2020. The Tepper adcom this year has once again opened up the essay to a general... Read more »

Aug 16, 2017

Admissions Director Q&A: Rodrigo Malta of the University of Texas’s McCombs School of Business

Rodrigo Malta, a native of Brazil, moved to the United States for high school and college and ultimately graduated from the McCombs School of Business full-time MBA program in 2007. While a student at McCombs, he was highly involved in admissions activities, and after graduation he remained in Austin, accepting... Read more »

Aug 11, 2017

UMD Smith MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Following up on the announcement of the UMD Smith MBA Essay Prompt and Deadlines, we wanted to share our essay topic analysis for the 2017-2018 admissions season.   2017-2018 UMD Smith MBA Essay Topic Analysis Required Essay Why Smith? Why an MBA? Why now? Be sure to include your short-term and... Read more »

Jul 28, 2017

OSU Fisher MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Following up on the 2017-2018 OSU Fisher essay questions, we wanted to offer some guidance to applicants. Let’s take a closer look at each essay. 2017-2018 OSU Fisher MBA Essay Topic Analysis Essay 1 Why do you wish to earn an MBA? Why do you wish to earn an MBA from... Read more »

Jul 27, 2017

Notre Dame / Mendoza MBA Essay Questions 2017-2018

The University of Notre Dame adcom has posted the Mendoza MBA essay questions. For the essay portion of the application, applicants will choose one essay to respond to (out of three possible options). 2017-2018 Mendoza MBA Essay Questions Essay Option 1 Cardinal O’Hara established the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame... Read more »

Jul 27, 2017

Indiana / Kelley MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Following this season’s release of the Indiana / Kelley MBA essay topics, we wanted to share our essay topic analysis for the 2017-2018 admissions season. Indiana / Kelley Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018 Let’s take a closer look at each essay: Essay 1 Please discuss your immediate post-MBA professional goals. How... Read more »

Jul 27, 2017

UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Following up on the release of the Kenan-Flagler MBA essay topics for 2017-2018, we wanted to offer a few pointers to applicants targeting the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for their business school studies next fall. The UNC MBA essay set is mostly unchanged from last admissions season.... Read more »

Jul 24, 2017

UT Austin / McCombs MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Following up on our post with the 2017-2018 2017-2018 UT Austin / McCombs MBA essay questions, we wanted to offer our analysis of this season’s UT Austin MBA essays. The broad format of these essays is nearly identical to last year’s, with applicants introducing themselves to their cohort via a 250-word essay... Read more »

Jul 24, 2017

Georgetown / McDonough Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Following up on the Georgetown / McDonough essay topics for 2017-2018, we wanted to share our essay topic analysis. The adcom has maintained the video essay, as well as optional and reapplicant essays.  The main required essay, however, has shifted in focus to a defining moment that entailed exceeding expectations.... Read more »

Jul 24, 2017

UVA / Darden MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Following up on the announcement of the Darden essay topic for 2017-2018, we wanted to take a closer look at this season’s prompt for UVA MBA Class of 2020 hopefuls. This is the fifth consecutive year that the Darden essay section has comprised a single 500-word essay asking applicants to recount... Read more »

Jul 23, 2017

London Business School Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Following up on the recent release of the 2017-2018 London Business School essay topics, we wanted to offer some guidance to applicants targeting London Business School this admissions season. Continuing last year’s format, the LBS adcom has chosen to stick to the same single required essay as well as an optional essay. 2017-2018 LBS Essay Topic... Read more »

Jul 20, 2017

Dartmouth / Tuck Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

With the release of the 2017-2018 Dartmouth / Tuck MBA essays, we wanted to offer some guidance for applicants targeting the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth for their business school studies. Tuck has maintained the length of the essay section of its application, once again asking for two essays... Read more »

Jul 13, 2017

Cornell / Johnson MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Following up on the release of the Cornell University / Johnson MBA essay prompts for 2017-2018, we wanted to offer some pointers to applicants who are targeting the Class of 2020. While the program has retained its creative Table of Contents essay, it has once again dispensed with the standard career goals essay and... Read more »

Jul 12, 2017

Duke / Fuqua Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Following up on our announcement of Duke / Fuqua’s application essays for the 2017-2018 admissions season, we wanted to offer our essay topic analysis for the Class of 2020 Fuqua MBA hopefuls. Relative to last year, the Fuqua adcom has maintained their interest in candidates’ goals, personal background and passion about Duke. While... Read more »

Jul 7, 2017

Cambridge / Judge Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Following up on the release of the Cambridge Judge MBA essay prompts for 2017-2018, we wanted to provide some guidance for applicants targeting Cambridge this admissions season. Judge has maintained its request for candidates’ career goals, spectacular failure and teamwork scenario. Because each Cambridge essay is a relatively short one,... Read more »

Jul 6, 2017

Wharton MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Following up on our announcement earlier this week with the Wharton essay topics for the 2017-2018 admissions season, we wanted to offer our essay topic analysis for the Class of 2020 UPenn MBA hopefuls. The Wharton adcom has decided to retain its two required essays on desired professional growth, and fit with... Read more »

Jul 5, 2017

Georgetown MBA Essay Questions 2017-2018

The Georgetown University adcom has updated the McDonough MBA essay questions for applicants targeting the Class of 2020. This year we see the return of the one-essay format in addition to the (now one year old) video essay. There are also two optional essays and an essay for reapplicants. 2017-2018 Georgetown MBA Essay Questions... Read more »

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