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Last Updated Jun 12, 2018 by

These Four Attributes Will Help You Get into Tuck’s MBA Program

Nice guys finish last? Not so if you’re an applicant to the MBA program at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. Tuck’s admissions director yesterday outlined new, simplified criteria for evaluating MBA applicants—part of the school’s continuing commitment to being as open and transparent in its admissions process as possible. When it comes right down to it, Tuck wants students who are a combination of the following four attributes: nice, smart, accomplished, and aware. As part of a news story on the school’s website outlining the new evaluation criteria, Tuck Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Luke Anthony Peña stressed... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 11, 2018 by

NYU Stern Reinstates November Deadline Amid Other Slight Shifts, Maintains Popular “Pick Six” Essay

NYU Stern School of Business today becomes the latest school to share its 2018-2019 MBA admissions deadlines and essay questions, including a few changes from last year. We caught up with Isser Gallogly, Stern associate dean, MBA admissions and program innovation, to get the latest. Here’s what we learned. For starters, Gallogly and his team have decided to reinstate the November deadline they eliminated last year for the full-time, two-year MBA program. This means a return to a four deadlines: October 15th, November 15th, January 15th, and March 15th. “Last year we gave it a shot without the November deadline,... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 7, 2018 by

Wharton: New Essay, New MBA Admissions Director?

Late last week, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School revealed its essay questions for the 2018-19 MBA admissions season, including a change to the second prompt. Instead of the prompt it has used for the past several years—in which candidates are asked to describe how they will contribute to the collaborative Wharton community—Essay 2 this year is more specific. “Describe an impactful experience or accomplishment that is not reflected elsewhere in your application. How will you use what you learned through that experience to contribute to the Wharton community?” Clear Admit will soon release its own comprehensive essay topic analysis,... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 7, 2018 by

Break the Rules with Your MBA Summer Internship

For many business school students, there’s a simple formula where summer internships are concerned. Target a company where you aspire to work, recruit successfully for a summer internship, perform well and show your smarts. Voilá, come summer’s end, you’ve landed your post-MBA job. Especially in some industries—consulting and investment banking, for example—the path from summer internship to full-time offer is certainly the most common and, in some instances, all but required. But what if you want to find out what it’s like to work for a startup? Or for a nonprofit focused on social impact? Or to try to get... Read more »

Last Updated May 25, 2018 by

2018-2019 Dartmouth / Tuck MBA Deadlines

Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business has just announced the Tuck MBA deadlines for the 2018-2019 admissions season. The deadlines, listed below, reflect the school’s recent decision to eliminate its November round and shift the overall timeline to give applicants faster responses.  2018-2019 Dartmouth / Tuck MBA Deadlines Application Round Application Deadline Notification Date Enrollment Deposit Due 1 9/24/2018 12/6/2018 2/22/2019 2 1/7/2019 3/14/2019 4/29/2019 3 4/1/2019 5/9/2019 5/31/2019 Consortium For Graduate Study in Management 1 10/15/2018 12/6/2018 2/22/2019 Consortium For Graduate Study in Management 2 1/5/2019 3/14/2019 4/29/2019 You can read more about Tuck’s changes to its rounds and deadlines... Read more »

Last Updated May 17, 2018 by

Our Latest Podcast: HBS MBA Student Team Venture to Combat Insect-Borne Disease Takes Top Honors at New Venture Competition

Last week’s episode of the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast was focused on the winner of the student social enterprise track of Harvard Business School (HBS)’s New Venture Challenge (NVC). This week, as promised, we’re following up with an episode dedicated to the winner in the student business track. This year, the $75,000 grand prize in the student business track went to Hour 72+, which proposed a non-toxic, odor-free insect repellent that lasts for three days instead of just a few hours. The Hour 72+ team articulated its product’s goal as fighting insect-borne illness across the globe. 72 Hour+ team... Read more »

Last Updated May 15, 2018 by

Harvard Business School Drops Round 3 for MBA Admissions

Beginning this application season, Harvard Business School (HBS) will no longer feature a Round 3 for applicants to its MBA program, the school’s admissions director announced in a post to his blog this morning. “After careful consideration, we have decided to focus our MBA application process on two rounds—with deadlines in September and January—and to focus our spring round on 2+2 applications,” Chad Losee, HBS managing director of admissions and financial aid wrote on his Direct from the Director blog. “To be considered for the Harvard Business School Class of 2021, you need to apply in either Round 1 (September 5,... Read more »

Last Updated May 14, 2018 by

Real Humans of the Columbia Business School MBA Class of 2019

As first-year MBA students at Columbia Business School (CBS) finish up their finals and head off to their summer internships, we’re excited to feature a handful of the MBA Class of 2019 reflecting on what led them to choose CBS for business school and how their experience so far has met—or exceeded—their expectations. Though still in Uris Hall on the main Columbia University campus, CBS will occupy state-of-the-art facilities as part of the Manhattanville campus currently under construction a little farther uptown within the next few years. But even with its new home still a few years into the future, CBS... Read more »

Last Updated May 10, 2018 by

Our Latest Podcast: From HBS to Saving Lives—an MBA Student’s Venture to Help People Breathe

Last month, Harvard Business School (HBS) announced the winners of its 21st annual New Venture Competition (NVC), which has attracted more than 5,000 participants and awarded more than $2 million in cash prizes to student and alumni startups over the past two decades. Hosted by the school’s Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship and its Social Enterprise Initiative, in partnership with HBS Alumni Clubs & Associations, the NVC features three separate tracks, a student business track, a student social enterprise track, and an alumni track. The social enterprise track has attracted more and more entries each year, with a record-breaking 69 teams vying for the $75,000 grand... Read more »

Last Updated May 4, 2018 by

Our Latest Podcast: Reapplying to Business School

If your dream of attending a top-tier business school was dashed by a rejection this year, we know how hard that can be. To work so tirelessly toward a goal that you don’t achieve can be spirit-crushing. And yet, we’re here to tell you that it does happen. You are not alone. We’re also here to tell you that you might want to think about reapplying. Did you know—one out of every 10 students in most Harvard Business School MBA classes applied more than once and was rejected the first time. That’s right. On average, a tenth of the HBS... Read more »

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