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Last Updated Aug 7, 2018 by

Kellogg School of Management MBA Class of 2020: 46 Percent Women, 27 Percent U.S. Minorities

Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management announced today that women will make up 46 percent of the incoming two-year, full-time MBA Class of 2020. That’s a four-percentage point jump over last year and a record high for the school. U.S. minorities are also up—comprising 27 percent of this year’s first-year students, as compared to 25 percent last year. Meanwhile, average GMAT (732) and GPA (3.6) were identical to last year. Class size also remained constant at 478. “I am very, very thrilled with the diversity of the class,” Melissa Rapp, Kellogg director of admissions for full-time MBA and MSMS programs, told... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 7, 2018 by

Podcast Episode 17: Q&A with Tuck Admissions Director Luke Anthony Peña, Part II

We are thrilled to bring you Part II of our wide-ranging interview with Luke Anthony Peña, executive director of admissions and financial aid, on the admissions process at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. In Episode 16, Peña shared about his transition to Tuck from Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB). He also talked in great detail about Tuck’s recently revamped admissions process, including several shifts designed to make it more transparent and applicant friendly. Without further ado, we’re pleased to now present you with Part II of our interview with Peña, including valuable insights into Tuck’s newly defined admissions criteria and... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 2, 2018 by

Is a Non-Traditional MBA Summer Internship Right for You? Why It Was for These Recent Stanford MBA Grads

Several recent graduates from Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) decided to pursue unusual summer internships between their first and second years of business school, and we’re thrilled to continue spotlighting them here. Whether you’re gearing up to start your first year or still contemplating applying, their stories reveal the wide range of opportunities your own internship recruiting process could include. In our earlier story—Break the Rules with Your Summer Internship­­­—a few recent Stanford MBA grads reflected on the non-traditional summer internships they chose, why they chose them, and what they learned. Jenny Molyneaux, MBA ’18, spent her summer in Nairobi, Kenya,... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 26, 2018 by

The Inside Scoop on Cornell Johnson’s New “Back of the Resume” Essay

If you’re considering Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Business or have already begun thinking about crafting your application, you may already know that the school has swapped out one of its long-standing essay prompts in favor of something new. The 2018-19 Johnson MBA application is slated to go live on August 1st. For years, applicants to Johnson have been invited to imagine themselves as the author of their Life Story and submit a corresponding Table of Contents. “The ToC was a beloved essay prompt that predates my time joining the team back in 2015,” Johnson Executive Director of Admissions and... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 25, 2018 by

Our Latest Podcast: Admissions Director Q&A With Tuck’s Luke Anthony Peña, Part I

In this wide-ranging interview on the admissions process at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, Luke Anthony Peña shares a little about his transition to Tuck from Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB). Peña came to Tuck just over a year ago, after working for several years in admissions at Stanford, where he also obtained his own MBA. With Tuck’s application for the Class of 2021 live as of this morning, Peña’s interview comes at just the right time, providing valuable insight into the school, its culture, and its recently revamped admissions process. For one, he helps explain the applicant-initiated interview... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 17, 2018 by

HBS Adcom Director Launches Application Tips Blog Series

Clear Admit had the pleasure of sitting down with Harvard Business School (HBS) Managing Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Chad Losee a few weeks ago when we were in Boston for the annual Graduate Management Admission Council conference. Losee shared then his plans to launch an Application Tips series on his blog. True to his word, he kicked things off earlier this month. HBS Managing Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Chad Losee “When July hits, I know from personal experience that applying starts to feel ‘real’ when you are planning to apply to HBS in Round 1,” he wrote.... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 3, 2018 by

Our Latest Podcast: Admissions Director Q&A with MIT Sloan’s Dawna Levenson

After a brief hiatus, we are delighted to resume the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast series with a terrific interview with Dawna Levenson, who was just promoted to assistant dean of admissions at MIT Sloan School of Management. Describing herself as a “true, blue Bostonian,” Levenson holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees from MIT. (Her advanced degree is not an MBA, but that’s only because the school didn’t yet offer one when she was a student.) She has worked full time in admissions at Sloan for the past six years and read applications on a part-time basis well before that,... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 29, 2018 by

Renowned Economics Professor Laura Tyson to Serve as Berkeley Haas Interim Dean

Economics Professor Laura D’Andrea Tyson will serve as interim dean of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business starting July 1st, Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ announced yesterday. Tyson, who joined the Haas faculty in 1990, succeeds Dean Richard Lyons, who is stepping down after 11 years in the role. Tyson is no stranger to the role of dean, having served at Haas’s helm from 1998 to 2001 and as dean of London Business School from 2002 to 2006. She will serve as interim dean while the chancellor’s office continues to seek a permanent replacement for Lyons, which it hopes to have... Read more »

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

How These Stanford GSB Students Broke the Rules with Their MBA Summer Internships

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 »

Last Updated May 3, 2018 by

Record-Breaking LiveWire Discussion Highlights Room for Improvement in Johnson Adcom Process

Cornell’s S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management has the dubious distinction of producing some of the longest discussion threads in the history of Clear Admit’s MBA LiveWire. Last month, one thread drew more than 100 comments and another racked up 82. What gives? Johnson’s admissions process is divided into four rounds, with application deadlines in October, November, January, and April. But unlike many of its peer schools, which issue decisions by round in accordance with stated notification deadlines, Johnson informs its applicants of final admission decisions on a rolling basis. Early Round Applicants Kept in the Dark as Later Round... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 25, 2018 by

Our Latest Podcast: Clear Admit’s 12-Step Program for Early Bird MBA Applicants

Looking to get an early start on your MBA applications for the 2018-2019 application season? Don’t miss our latest podcast episode, in which Clear Admit Co-Founder Graham Richmond outlines a 12-step program for early bird MBA applicants. By getting the ball rolling this far in advance, you’re already setting yourself up for success. Richmond’s suggested steps can help ensure that you stay on track and take full advantage of your great head start. Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast Episode 11: Clear Admit's 12-Step Program for Early Bird MBA Applicants Play Episode Pause Episode Mute/Unmute Episode Rewind 10 Seconds 1x Fast... Read more »

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