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Last Updated Oct 19, 2020 by

Episode 126: Wire Taps—Do I Even Have A Chance With This GPA?

Our admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, offer their strategic advice to MBA applicants who have posted in MBA ApplyWire. Preview the prospective MBAs’ profiles below, then tune into this week’s episode of Wire Taps. The first applicant has concerns about their personal history: The second MBA hopeful sought advice about school choice: Finally, the third request for advice centers around the impact of COVID-19 and lack of GMAT prep: Happy listening! Episode 126: Wire Taps—Do I Even Have A Chance With This GPA?     00:00 / 00:39:08   1X   Download file | Play in new window... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 19, 2020 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Interview Invitations, October 19-23, 2020

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! The new MBA admissions season is underway!  Round 1 interview invites continue to roll out as final Round 1 deadlines are completed. Tuesday, October 20, Duke / Fuqua has its Round 1 application deadline. IESE is scheduled to release its Round 1 interview invites. Friday, October 23, IESE is scheduled to release its Early Decision Round decisions. How “The Wires” Can Help Visit MBA LiveWire for the latest “buzz” about MBA admissions, including interview invitations and decision notifications. ... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 16, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: How to Maximize the First Terms at Duke Fuqua

While you may be in the midst of your MBA applications, this Fridays from the Frontline outlines what you have to look forward to once you get to b-school. Yun Hong, a second-year student at Duke Fuqua, shares his reflections on how to make the most of your first terms. How to Maximize the First Terms at Fuqua by Yun Hong, Fuqua Daytime MBA Class of 2021 Receiving that phone call, meeting up with friends to shamelessly brag about getting accepted to Fuqua, handing in my letter of resignation to the company that I hated and loved for six years, leaving... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 12, 2020 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Interview Invitations, October 12-16, 2020

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! The new MBA admissions season is underway!  Round 1 interview invites continue to roll out as final Round 1 deadlines are completed. Tuesday, October 13, UNC / Kenan Flagler and Texas / McCombs have their Round 1 application deadlines. Wednesday, October 14, HEC Paris has its October Round application deadline. Thursday, October 15, NYU / Stern has its Round 1 application deadline. The Consortium has its Early Application deadline. Friday, October 16, INSEAD is scheduled to... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 12, 2020 by

Episode 125: Wire Taps—How Can I “Wow” the Adcom?

MBA applicants who have posted in MBA ApplyWire recently are wondering how to stand out in the crowd of b-school apps. This week’s podcast episode of Wire Taps features keen advice from our admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, on how to do just that. Preview the prospective MBAs’ profiles below, then tune into this week’s episode. The first applicant seeks advice on how to stand out: Another MBA hopeful wants to know how to bolster their profile: The final MBA applicant has an unusual background: Happy listening! Episode 125: Wire Taps—How Can I “Wow” the Adcom?    ... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 9, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: 5 Feelings while being a Black MBA student in Georgia during the COVID-19 pandemic

For this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, we hear from a current MBA student at Emory Goizueta in Atlanta, Georgia. Erin Lightfoot, Goizueta MBA ’21, shares her experience during the pandemic. 5 Feelings while being a Black MBA student in Georgia during the COVID-19 pandemic By Erin Lightfoot, Emory Goizueta MBA ’21 #5 Curious: eager to know or learn something “Hey Siri, what is a pandemic?” By late March, we’d transitioned to 100% virtual learning. Besides contemplating how I’d conquer eight electives, I became obsessed with understanding all things COVID-19. I researched scenarios based on Joshua Weitz’s social event... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 7, 2020 by

Episode 124: The Evolving MBA – Tech and Entrepreneurship at Fuqua

MBA candidates’ interest in tech and entrepreneurship has been on the rise for years now. In this podcast episode, we will be discussing how the MBA has evolved to meet these trends. We are excited to welcome three special guests from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business to dig into the value of the MBA, related career support and more. Before tuning in, meet who joins us: From left to right: Russ Morgan, Jamie Jones, Michael Wong Russ Morgan is the Senior Associate Dean for Fuqua’s full-time programs (Daytime MBA, MMS, and MQM: BA), as well as Professor of the... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 5, 2020 by

Episode 123: Wire Taps—Can My Candidacy Go The Distance?

We are rolling right through Round 1 with another podcast episode of Wire Taps. Our admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, offer their strategic advice to MBA applicants who have posted in MBA ApplyWire. Preview the prospective MBAs’ profiles below, then tune into this week’s episode. The first applicant’s GPA stands out: The second MBA hopeful had a few specific questions: The final MBA applicant sought advice about schools to target: Happy listening! Episode 123: Wire Taps—Can My Candidacy Go The Distance?     00:00 / 00:32:06   1X   Download file | Play in new window | Duration:... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 5, 2020 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Interview Invitations, October 5-9, 2020

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! The new MBA admissions season is underway!  Round 1 interview invites are starting to roll out. Sunday, October 4, CMU / Tepper has its Round 1 deadline. Monday, October 5, UVA / Darden has its Round 1 deadline. Tuesday, October 6, IESE has its Round 1 deadline. HBS is scheduled to release its Round 1 interview invites at noon EST. Thursday, October 8, Cornell / Johnson has its Round 1 deadline. Duke / Fuqua is scheduled... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 5, 2020 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Shelly Heinrich of Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

The associate dean of MBA admissions and director of marketing at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, Shelly Heinrich, joins us for this edition of our Admissions Director Q&A. Heinrich leads the MBA Admissions team in both its marketing and operational strategy to build awareness, recruit, yield, and retain the Full-time and Flex MBA programs. She also develops the integrated marketing strategy for the team and manages the internal marketing team and external marketing firm in its execution. Read on for her insights into the greatest feature of the McDonough MBA program, the depth of the Georgetown community, what to expect... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 2, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Stanford GSB Internship – Helping Patients Vote Safely

In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, we hear from Stanford GSB MBA student, Ben Ruxin, about his internship with VotER. Read on about his efforts to promote civic engagement, and how the Stanford GSB curriculum supported this endeavor. Helping Patients Vote Safely By Ben Ruxin, Stanford GSB MBA ‘21 As we approach the 2020 Presidential Election, Americans’ trust in institutions is historically low and their ability to register to vote has been impaired by pandemic-driven closures. Ben Ruxin, Stanford GSB MBA ‘21 These challenges were at the forefront as I began my internship in May at VotER, a nonprofit that equips healthcare... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 1, 2020 by

HBS Announces Timing of Round 1 Interview Invitations and Early Release

Did you apply to Harvard Business School in Round 1? Get ready for some big application news from the school on Tuesday, October 6th at noon EST. In a post to the Direct from the Director’s blog, Managing Director of HBS admissions Chad Losee wrote that Round 1 applicants can expect the following: “In your application status page, you will hear one of three things: Invite to interview – this is good news! Further consideration – Also positive! This is a small group of strong applicants that we ask to wait with us until Round 2, at which point we... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 28, 2020 by

Episode 122: Wire Taps—Should I Apply to More Schools?

Our admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, offer their strategic advice in another podcast episode of Wire Taps. Preview the applicants who have posted in MBA ApplyWire below, then tune into this week’s episode. The first applicant has goals in entrepreneurship: The second MBA hopeful hopes to have an impact in clean energy: The third profiled applicant has post-MBA plans for consulting: Happy listening! Episode 122: Wire Taps—Should I Apply to More Schools?     00:00 / 00:34:27   1X   Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 00:34:27 | Recorded on September 24, 2020 Be sure... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 28, 2020 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines, September 28 – October 2, 2020

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! The new MBA admissions season is underway!  Round 1 and Early Decision Rounds are underway. Monday, September 28, Dartmouth / Tuck has its Round 1 deadline. Thursday, October 1, MIT / Sloan has its Round 1 deadline. Friday, October 2, Columbia has its Early Decision Round deadline. How “The Wires” Can Help Visit MBA LiveWire for the latest “buzz” about MBA admissions, including interview invitations and decision notifications.  There are 5 Ways MBA LiveWire Helps You Navigate Admissions. Access MBA... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 25, 2020 by

Weekly Refresh: Latest MBA Essay Questions, Analyzed – Plus Deadlines & Rec Forms

Welcome to Weekly Refresh, a roundup of admissions advice and updates on the Clear Admit site. In this edition, we’re catching up with essay tips, deadlines, and recommendation questions. Essay Tips Drafting your application essays? See our experts’ advice in our Essay Topic Analysis. Click for our advice: Columbia Business School Cornell / Johnson Dartmouth / Tuck London Business School Michigan / Ross MIT Sloan Deadlines Released All of the MBA deadlines are published! Bookmark our deadlines page and Early Action/Round 1 deadlines chart for reference. Deadlines coming up next week: Columbia Business School Dartmouth / Tuck MIT / Sloan... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 25, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Kellogg’s Collaborative & Inclusive Approach to Hybrid Learning

Get a look inside the Kellogg MBA classroom! Alyssa Posklensky, Kellogg 1Y MBA, shares how fellow students and staff have been making the most of hybrid learning during COVID-19 conditions. A 1Y Shares Kellogg’s Collaborative & Inclusive Approach to Hybrid Learning By Alyssa Posklensky (1Y 2021) When I applied to business school last September, it certainly never crossed my mind that I’d start during a pandemic. I had chosen Kellogg’s One-Year accelerated MBA program (which spans from June to June) because I was not switching careers and wanted to get a top MBA without taking two years. As the world shut... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 22, 2020 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Eddie Asbie of Cornell University’s S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management

Eddie Asbie, Interim Executive Director of Admissions & Financial Aid at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, has spent the past 16 years of his professional career in higher education, primarily within the admissions field. He has called Ithaca and Johnson home over the last eight years and enjoys making an impact in the community. Eddie’s responsibilities have included helping develop the One-Year and Two-Year Residential MBA programs, along with recruiting the underrepresented population, U.S. Military and dual degree candidates.  Read on for his insights into the leading MBA program in this edition of our... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 21, 2020 by

Episode 121: Wire Taps—Am I Aiming too High?

As MBA applicants figure out which b-schools to target, our admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, provide strategic advice to those who have posted in MBA ApplyWire. Preview the candidates they discuss below, then tune into this week’s podcast episode of Wire Taps. The first applicant has goals in women’s healthcare: The second MBA hopeful is targeting top schools: The third profiled applicant may need to expand their school list and consider “fit:” Happy listening! Episode 121: Wire Taps—Am I Aiming too High?     00:00 / 00:33:30   1X   Download file | Play in new window |... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 21, 2020 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines, September 21-25, 2020

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! The new MBA admissions season is underway!  Round 1 and Early Decision Rounds are underway. Wednesday, September 23, Duke / Fuqua has its Early Action Round deadline. Emory / Goizueta has its Round 1 deadline. Thursday, September 24, Chicago / Booth and Berkeley / Haas have their Round 1 deadlines. Friday, September 25, Oxford / Saïd is scheduled to release its Stage 1 interview invites. How “The Wires” Can Help Visit MBA LiveWire for the latest “buzz” about... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 18, 2020 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Stern Students Help Small Businesses in NYC During the Pandemic

Come pandemic or citywide shutdown, NYU Stern MBA students still find ways to help their communities. Read on for Yilin Hai’s (Stern MBA ’21) account of Stern Works: Serve NYC. Stern Students Help Small Businesses in NYC During the Pandemic Yilin Hai, NYU Stern School of Business, MBA ’21 By Yilin Hai, NYU Stern School of Business (MBA ’21) Stepping Out and Taking the Chance This spring, as the coronavirus pandemic began to impact the U.S., including New York City where the streets outside of my apartment emptied as shelter in place orders were implemented, I found myself wondering if... Read more »

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