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Oct 15, 2018

Top HBS MBA Interview Tips from Actual Interviewees

We know that many of you Class of 2021 hopefuls are eagerly awaiting your interviews with the Harvard Business School (HBS) admissions committee. To help you prepare, we’ve rounded up the top interview tips from experienced candidates, as reported in the Clear Admit Interview Guide. You can thank us—and them—by... Read more »

Oct 15, 2018

Understanding the MBA Admissions Interview – Part I

With Harvard Business School (HBS) issuing its Round 1 interview invitations two weeks ago, the MBA admissions world is buzzing about one thing: INTERVIEWS. HBS, of course, is not alone. At Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, which features applicant-initiated interviews, hopeful candidates have been traipsing back and forth to Hanover already for several weeks.... Read more »

Oct 9, 2018

The MBA Interview Archive: Your Go-To Resource for Round 1 Interviews

To help guide those who will soon be happily on their way to an MBA interview, we wanted to highlight our MBA Interview Archive. For the unfamiliar, Clear Admit’s MBA Interview Archive is a repository of first-hand accounts shared directly by MBA applicants after they have interviewed with one or more of their... Read more »

Oct 9, 2018

Oxford / Saïd Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Off-campus Hub

The following Oxford Saïd interview questions & report was submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant.  Application-based interview, lasted about 30 minutes. Questions: (1) Why an MBA? Why now? (2) Why Oxford? Have you visited Oxford? (3) Tell me about a time when you faced an obstacle in your career. (4)... Read more »

Oct 9, 2018

Columbia MBA Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Alumnus / Off-Campus

The following Columbia MBA interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by an Early Decision applicant. Good luck to them! I met with my interviewer off-campus in the city where I live (East Coast city, not NYC) at a coffee shop over the weekend. I wore a suit and they... Read more »

Oct 9, 2018

MBA Interview Formats: A Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast Replay

It’s interview season for Round 1 applicants, and MBA LiveWire has already been lighting up with reports of interview invitations from Harvard Business School, Columbia Business School, CMU’s Tepper School of Business, Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, and Yale School of Management, with many more to come. We’ll have some... Read more »

Essays

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

Clear Admit Webinar Series Recap – “How to Ace Round One Applications”

Are you planning on applying in Round One?  Clear Admit’s experts are here to give you advice and tips to be successful at navigating the admissions process. We’ve just completed both par

Adcom Director Demystifies New Tuck Application Essays

Amid extensive international and domestic recruitment travel, Luke Anthony Peña—who leads admissions at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business—found some rare downtime to devote an August post

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Interviews

Top HBS MBA Interview Tips from Actual Interviewees

We know that many of you Class of 2021 hopefuls are eagerly awaiting your interviews with the Harvard Business School (HBS) admissions committee. To help you prepare, we’ve rounded up the top interv

Understanding the MBA Admissions Interview – Part I

With Harvard Business School (HBS) issuing its Round 1 interview invitations two weeks ago, the MBA admissions world is buzzing about one thing: INTERVIEWS. HBS, of course, is not alone. At Dartmo

The MBA Interview Archive: Your Go-To Resource for Round 1 Interviews

To help guide those who will soon be happily on their way to an MBA interview, we wanted to highlight our MBA Interview Archive. For the unfamiliar, Clear Admit’s MBA Interview Archive is a repos

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Careers and Financial Aid

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 recrui

Admissions Tip: Addressing Unemployment or Gaps in Employment

Given the emphasis that schools place on a candidate’s work experience, it is important to be proactive in addressing unemployment or gaps in employment. When applying to business school, many candi

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 “H

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I highly recommend reading the Clear Admit School and Interview Guide. The School Guide is good for brushing up on the program, classes, clubs, school strengths, etc, — whereas the Interview Guide explains their typical interview, with questions other candidates have been asked.

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It's important for applicants to learn as much as they can about a program before applying so that they can find the program that is the best fit for them and present themselves in the best possible light. The SOM School Guide does a really nice job of digging beneath the surface and pulling together a lot of useful information about the School in a way that can serve as a helpful resource during the pre-application due diligence process.

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