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Feb 20, 2018

The Seven Hardest MBA Admissions Interview Questions—and How to Answer Them

We recently shared our list of the most commonly asked MBA admissions interview questions, along with extensive advice on how to approach such queries. In light of the popularity of that piece, we’ve decided to up the ante this time around and spend some time deconstructing the absolute worst, totally... Read more »

Feb 15, 2018

The MBA Interview: Think You’re an Expert? Take Our Quiz

Are you ready for your MBA interview?  Test your knowledge of the interview process at the leading business schools by taking our short quiz! We promise you’ll learn a thing or two along the way. Plus, there’s a surprise bonus for anyone who completes the quiz…

Feb 14, 2018

GMAT Tip: How to Master Critical Reading Questions

When I was a kid, all I wanted was a cool mono-syllabic last name. People would fumble through my clunky last name and inevitably layer some hybrid of odd accents in all of the wrong places. I just wanted to play lacrosse and hear “Go Capps” or “Go Carp!” Since... Read more »

Feb 12, 2018

Understanding the MBA Admissions Interview, Part III

In this, our third installment of our interview series, which we first launched two years ago and are reproducing for this season, we’ll take a closer look at one of the more recent interview permutations—the group interview or team-based discussion. You can view the first two parts of this interview... Read more »

Feb 7, 2018

5 MBA Interview Questions You Need to Ace (And How to Do So)

Interviews, interviews, interviews…it’s all anyone seems to be talking about these days, and with good reason. Harvard Business School, Michigan’s Ross School, Chicago Booth, NYU Stern, and UVA Darden are just some of the schools that have already or are in the process of sending out Round 2 interview invitations. Stanford GSB, MIT... Read more »

Feb 7, 2018

GMAT Tip: What Makes Difficult Verbal, Well, Difficult?

Sometimes we overhear students claiming that there is “no way” a Sentence Correction question would appear in 700-level difficult verbal questions. It is “just grammar” and difficult verbal questions could only be something like Critical Reasoning with really difficult logic you have to decipher, right? Wrong. The GMAT has a... Read more »

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    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 2 kicking off next couple weeks, having a well-thought-out game plan is critical to successfully balancing business scho

    Admissions Tip: Round 2 Deadlines – The Moment of Truth

    Over the last couple of weeks we published a series of MBA admissions tips for Round 2 application deadlines. Today, as a little holiday offering for our readers, we’ve conveniently gathered those t

    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 /

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    Interviews

    Duke / Fuqua Interview Questions & Reports: Round 2 / Second-year student / Skype

    The following Duke / Fuqua interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant. Good luck to them! Very friendly and casual interview. Standard questions: 1) Tell

    Submit a Chicago / Booth, Berkeley / Haas, Stanford GSB, INSEAD or LBS Interview Report – Receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card

    If you’re interested in sharing your MBA interview experience, we are awarding a $10 Amazon gift certificate to each applicant who submits an MBA interview report for Chicago / Booth, Berkeley

    The Seven Hardest MBA Admissions Interview Questions—and How to Answer Them

    We recently shared our list of the most commonly asked MBA admissions interview questions, along with extensive advice on how to approach such queries. In light of the popularity of that piece, we’v

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    Careers and Financial Aid

    5 Steps Women Need to Follow to Become CEO

    What does it take for a woman to become a CEO? Quite a bit, if the numbers are anything to go by. According to a recent study conducted by the Fortune Knowledge Group (FKG) and the Royal Bank of Canad

    How to Break into Consulting at Bain—Tips from the Global Head of Consultant Recruiting

    For business school students gunning for a career in consulting post-graduation, Bain & Company is on an exclusive shortlist of the most elite consulting firms in the world. Considered the third &

    Why More Harvard MBAs Are Choosing Careers in Politics Straight Out of School

    There’s no doubt that politics and public service have been hot topics since the November 2016 election. These subjects have dominated news stories and talk shows across the country. And, according

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    Feedback from a current Columbia student

    Smart MBA applicants are those who have researched the b-schools to find the right program for them. The Clear Admit School Guides provide an objective, thorough and insightful assessment of the different programs. They offer a unique comparative analysis of the top b-schools.

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    Even as a second-year student at HBS, I learned something about the school by reading the Clear Admit guide!...During the application process, I was successful partially because I learned as much as possible about each program before applying. Learning so much about every school was difficult - it required campus visits, web searches, and contact with current students. While no publication could ever completely replace those experiences, the Clear Admit guide comes awfully close.

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