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Last Updated Nov 16, 2017 by

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Top #MBA Tweets Spotlight: Stanford Graduate School of Business

Stanford Graduate School of Business released the last wave of Round 1 interview invitations (or dings) this week, so we’re swimming through the sea of red to see what the business school has been posting to Twitter in this edition of Top #MBA Tweets Spotlight. Some budding entrepreneurs may be excited to read these stories: “I wrote the business plan for the company that ultimately became Nike in a class at Stanford.” –Philip Knight, co-founder @Nike https://t.co/NC78ErVUoC — Stanford Business (@StanfordBiz) November 13, 2017 Entrepreneurs from Stanford GSB and other B-schools share their ideas on overhauling the housing, renewables, and... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 15, 2017 by

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Top Stanford GSB MBA Interview Tips from Actual Interviewees

As reports of Stanford GSB interview invitations trickle into LiveWire, we’re taking the opportunity to round up useful advice from the Clear Admit Interview Guide, as passed on by interviewed candidates themselves. Before we dig into the key takeaways from last year’s lucky invitees, here are a few basics about the structure of the interviews at Stanford. Most Stanford MBA interviews are conducted by trained GSB alumni, but the school says that an adcom member may also serve as an interviewer. In any case, Stanford interviews are “blind,” meaning that the interviewer will only have had access to the résumés... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 14, 2017 by

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MBA ApplyWire Spotlight: Seeking Advice on Business School Choice

As MBA hopefuls draw up lists of their target programs, many are seeking advice on ApplyWire, Clear Admit’s latest tool to aid in your admissions process. This week, we’re shining the spotlight on a couple of candidates seeking advice about school choice. Our first MBA applicant has a pharma background, struggled with the GRE and is targeting nine schools, including Berkeley / Haas, CMU / Tepper, Cornell / Johnson, Dartmouth / Tuck, Duke / Fuqua, Georgetown / McDonough, MIT Sloan, UNC Kenan-Flagler, and UVA / Darden. One of our resident experts, Alex Brown, followed up: The applicant then clarified the... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 9, 2017 by

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Top #MBA Tweets Spotlight: Duke Fuqua School of Business

Round 1 interview invitations are set to roll out from Duke / Fuqua today, while Early Decision news trickled into LiveWire over the past few weeks. So, we’re shining the Top #MBA Tweets Spotlight on the Fuqua School of Business this week. Let’s start with what’s happening on campus. Students studying entrepreneurship or marketing had some highlights to share: First day of class at the 10th Annual Program for Entrepeneurs (P4E) at @DukeFuqua. pic.twitter.com/C93z7BY8gB — Howie Rhee (@howierhee) November 2, 2017 Loved speaking to @DukeFuqua marketing club. Super bright & inquisitive future rock stars. #ForeverDuke pic.twitter.com/Jt9riNHTwd — Drew Neisser (@DrewNeisser)... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 8, 2017 by

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LiveWire Briefing: What the Data Tell Us About Interview Invites at Wharton and MIT / Sloan

As candidates hear about interviews (and dings), admissions news keeps flowing into Clear Admit’s MBA LiveWire, prompting us to take a closer look at the data applicants have shared. Most recently, we examined results reported by Harvard Business School (HBS) and University of Chicago Booth School of Business candidates. With invitations rolling out from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and MIT Sloan wrapping up its Round 1 notifications, we’re now shining the spotlight on these two schools. Read on to see how the current crop of applicants invited to interview at each of these schools compares to those who... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 7, 2017 by

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ApplyWire Spotlight: Applying to Business School with Above Average Years of Work Experience

As some MBA candidates report receiving interview invitations, others are posting their application plans to ApplyWire, Clear Admit’s latest tool to aid in your admissions process. This week, we’re setting the spotlight on a candidate with nine years of work experience. We take a closer look at their plans in applying to Dartmouth / Tuck, Duke / Fuqua, Michigan / Ross, Northwestern / Kellogg, and UVA / Darden. Read on for more details about the candidate’s background. Initial feedback honed in on timing: The candidate then returned to report on Round 1 outcomes thus far: Admissions expert, Alex Brown, had some handy advice: The auto applicant... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 6, 2017 by

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Top Wharton School MBA Team-Based Interview Tips from Actual Interviewees

As LiveWire lights up with interview invitations from the Wharton Admissions Committee, we wanted to help the latest crop of candidates by sharing tips and tidbits from those who have experienced the Wharton Team-Based Discussion (TBD) and personal interviews firsthand. Wharton introduced the TBD a few years ago and considers it to “model the highly collaborative nature of the Wharton MBA environment.” Five to six candidates are grouped together and asked to develop a presentation around a specific prompt, which invited applicants are sent in advance of the interview. Afterward the group exercise, candidates have about 10 minutes one on... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 2, 2017 by

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LiveWire Briefing: What the Data Tell Us About Interview Invites at HBS vs. Chicago Booth

As admissions committees extend invitations for interviews, October’s been a very busy month on Clear Admit’s MBA LiveWire, prompting us to take a closer look at the data applicants have shared. Recognizing that applicants have been posting results about many different schools, we’re nevertheless going to hone in on two for the purposes of this piece: Harvard Business School (HBS) and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Read on to see how the current crop of applicants invited to interview at each of these schools compares to those who were rejected. And those who are curious might also... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 2, 2017 by

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Top Yale School of Management MBA Interview Tips from Actual Interviewees

In our ongoing review of interview advice from MBA candidates, we now shine the spotlight on the Yale School of Management (SOM) and the insights and lessons last year’s interviewees chose to share. There’s been a steady stream of Round 1 interview invitations reported by current applicants on LiveWire, extending from as far back as September 21st to as recently as yesterday. If you’re among the many candidates in receipt of one of these invites, you won’t want to miss what past candidates learned from their Yale SOM interview experiences. You can thank us—and them—by paying it forward and submitting... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 2, 2017 by

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Top #MBA Tweets Spotlight: MIT Sloan School of Management

The last wave of Round 1 interview invitations (or dings) are set to roll out today from MIT / Sloan; as applicants eagerly await (and are encouraged to share) the news, we’re rounding up Twitter posts from the business school in this edition of Top #MBA Tweets Spotlight. First, we start with what the MIT / Sloan alumni have been up to: "The best part of the MIT Sloan experience are the people" – @DCasha, SF '17. https://t.co/Pt38Vh5GEi — MIT Sloan Alumni (@MITSloanAlumni) October 31, 2017 [email protected] co-founded by @elliotcohen, MBA '13, may be the next billion-dollar startup, according to... Read more »

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