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Last Updated Sep 3, 2020 by

Applicant Insights Workshop: Recap & Video

Clear Admit recently completed both sessions of our Applicant Insight Essay Workshop Series, featuring eight of the world’s top business schools, including Chicago Booth, Columbia Business School, the Duke Fuqua School of Business, MIT Sloan, NYU Stern, the Wharton School, U. Texas Austin McCombs, and Yale School of Management. During the round table discussion, each school’s representatives dove deep into their essay topics, the reason they chose their respective question(s), and strategies on submitting effective responses for your application. The first event was hosted by Graham Richmond and panelists included Emily French Thomas, Director, Admissions at Columbia Business School;  Allison... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 3, 2020 by

Tips to Succeed as a New MBA Student

This post is courtesy of our partner, Access MBA. Professionals planning to apply to business school should get ready for some serious preparation, not only for the application process, but also for the MBA lifestyle itself. Even those who have already secured their spot in a top MBA program should plan for this new step in their life and career. Although encountering some challenges along the road is completely normal, there are ways you can take control and get ready for the experience. We’ve outlined what to expect from this new admissions and educational journey, some useful perspectives to adapt... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 16, 2020 by

Press Play: Enjoy Video Content From MBATUBE

If you’ve been spending time on our school profile pages lately, you might have noticed new video content! Clear Admit is excited to announce a special partnership with MBATUBE, the official video portal for MBA education. to increase the breadth of our MBA admissions related content and share in MBATUBE’s mission to help you in your decision making process. Watching b-school videos can help you experience what your future MBA life could be, helping you evaluate your options and make your final decision about where to attend with confidence. Just under the FAQ sections of many of our school profile pages,... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 9, 2020 by

USC Marshall Interview Questions & Report: Round 5 / Adcom / Skype

I was interviewed by Elaine. Very similar experience as what has been reported here. She was very nice, and the interview was casual and straightforward. The questions she asked me took about 15 min, then I filled up the remaining time with questions to ask her. I would prepare 5 – 7 questions to save for the end. She was happy to hear that I had connected with current students, so definitely try to do that prior to interviewing. Questions: Tell me about your undergrad/ Why did you choose your undergrad major? Resume walk through. Why MBA? Why Marshall? What... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 29, 2020 by

Northwestern Kellogg Interview Questions: Deferred Admission / Adcom / Skype

Walk me through your resume. Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. Tell me about a time when you worked in a diverse team. Why Kellogg? What are your career goals?

Last Updated Jun 29, 2020 by

MIT Sloan Interview Questions: Deferred Admission / Adcom / Skype

Are there any updates to your application? Tell me a time when you worked with a difficult person. Tell me a time when you demonstrated leadership. Tell me about any advice you’ve received recently. Why Sloan? What are your career goals?

Last Updated Jun 25, 2020 by

USC Marshall Interview Questions & Report: Round 5 / Adcom / Skype

As others have already written, the interview was very laid-back and casual. Elaine was very kind and started with some small talk, which put me at ease. The questions were exactly as others have already posted, very straight-forward: resume walk-through, why MBA, why Marshall, what are you most proud of?, what do you do in your free time?, do you have any questions for me? The questions she asked only lasted about 15 minutes and the rest of the time was spent with me asking her my questions. It was a very positive experience!

Last Updated Jun 23, 2020 by

MIT Sloan Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / Skype

It went pretty well. The interviewer asked me about three questions in the thirty-minute time frame and it was over before I knew it. One behavioral question she asked was about a time I had to push back or experienced conflict with a superior in the workplace. She seemed to like my answers but you can never be so sure. Hoping for the best!!

Last Updated Jun 9, 2020 by

CBS Interview Questions & Report: Deferred Program / Adcom / Online

Went well. Very focused on undergrad experience and why I made the decisions I did. Classic Why MBA and Why Columbia questions. Hoping for good news.

Last Updated Jun 9, 2020 by

Rice Jones Interview Questions & Report: Rolling Admission / Adcom / Zoom

The interview was for the [email protected] online program. The interview was conducted via Zoom and it was only 30 minutes. There are only 5 questions so make sure to fit everything you want to say in them. These were the 5 questions: First impressions are lasting impressions – give your two minute elevator pitch. Why are you pursuing your MBA? What is the specific reason you like the Rice MBA program? What is your most successful example of teamwork? What was your worst project?

Last Updated Jun 9, 2020 by

Rice Jones Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Skype

The interview was pleasant and conversational, lasting 30 minutes. He asked about leadership, conflict, and my career goals; he also asked which clubs I will be interested in and how involved I will be with campus culture, and, how I plan to juggle the Professional program with a full time career.

Last Updated Jun 5, 2020 by

HBS Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Off-Campus

I initially scheduled a Skype interview, but finally decided to fly to Dubai for an in-person interview, which is better for me as I was not sure about how convincing I seem on a webcam.  I arrived 20 minutes prior the interview as requested and the lady called me 1 min before the interview time, allowing me to enter the room and start on time. The discussion started with 2 min news related topics and we jumped into a resume-based interview. The questions are below. Overall, the person was very friendly, no softball questions, but a lot of followup questions.... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 3, 2020 by

Berkeley Haas Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alum / Off-Campus

Context: My Round 2 Berkeley Haas interview occurred in mid-March 2020, was with an alum in the Boston area, and was blind, or i.e. the interviewer had only seen my resume. I was invited to interview in mid-February about 5 weeks after I submitted my application in January on the Round 2 deadline day. I have been admitted and was notified via a phone call a day before the decision deadline. Experience Overview and Summary: As many have people have written, the interview was easy going. My interviewer helped me feel comfortable and our conversation seemed very casual. Despite my... Read more »

Last Updated May 7, 2020 by

Northwestern Kellogg Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-campus

My interview was supposed to be in the interviewer’s office, but he forgot his pass to enter so we went to a cafeteria nearby. He only had my resume. Questions: 1. Walk me through your resume. 2. Why an MBA? 3. Why Kellogg? 4. What are your post-MBA goals? 5. What will you contribute to Kellogg? 6. Talk about your leadership style and how will Kellogg help you be a better one. 7. If you had extra time to talk to the admissions team to tell them something that you weren’t able to say in your application, what would you... Read more »

Last Updated May 6, 2020 by

LBS Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Alumnus / Zoom

Fairly relaxed and conversational interview with a really friendly alumni interviewer, matched on the basis of my entrepreneurial ambitions and his expertise in the field. He had clearly studied my application thoroughly. Standard Questions: 1) Walk me through your CV and then talk about your interest in the MBA. 2) Why LBS? 3) International Experience? 4) Trends in my Industry – my opinion on where I thought it would go (COVID aside). 5) What other schools did you apply for? 6) Diversity of teams and how will you deal with LBS’ diverse class? 7) My thoughts on entrepreneurship and failure... Read more »

Last Updated May 1, 2020 by

Incoming MBAs – ExperienceBain This Summer

We know these may be uncertain times for everyone, but that hasn’t changed Bain & Company’s commitment to connecting with the best and brightest MBA talent from around the world. This summer, Bain is launching a fully virtual ExperienceBain to help you put your best foot forward at school and in your future career, no matter where your post-MBA path may take you. You’ll leave with new skills, experiences and connections with our people, our affinity groups and your future classmates.   “ExperienceBain was my first opportunity to see not only what consultants do, but how they do it. Working... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 8, 2020 by

UCLA Anderson Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

I participated in the school’s Super Saturday interview day on Saturday, February 1st. My interview took place at 11:15AM, and afterward the school provided lunch and a half-day of programming. I loved having the chance to connect with potential classmates, see the new building, and learn about the school’s offerings. It was super informative and an efficient use of time. My interview was with a second-year student, also a woman, and it was blind. We went into a private room and she had a printed copy of my resume that she had already read through. Overall, the questions were fairly... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 3, 2020 by

MBA DecisionWire: Lending Applicants a Virtual Hand During the COVID-19 Crisis

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc across the globe, and MBA admissions has not been immune to the impact of social distancing measures; admitted student events, campus visits, and school travel have been cancelled or taken virtual for the time being. For those who have recently received admissions decisions from MBA programs, it’s now time to make some decisions: Which program should you attend? Is attending business school viable for you in this new climate? Should you try to negotiate additional scholarship support? Traditionally you would have done this by visiting programs for admitted student events, or attended regional events – such... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 2, 2020 by

Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Off-campus

Very casual interview, more behavioral in nature. Was not application based, interviewees are asked to send their resumes to the interviewer ahead of time. Asked about previous work experience, talked about some of the projects that I have worked on and interactions with team members. Asked about my goals and motivations for an MBA and why Booth. Nothing out of left field, very conversational.

Last Updated Apr 1, 2020 by

Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-campus

The interview was blind and was conducted at a local coffee shop not far from my home. I received the interview invite during the last day of the invite release, and it took around 1 week to schedule the interview with an alumnus. From the start, it was clear that the interview was meant to be more conversational and casual, and the setting was perfectly conducive for that objective. The questions I was asked were fairly straightforward and standard, and I didn’t feel that there were any “gotcha” moments. It really seemed that the interviewer was trying to gauge my... Read more »

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