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Lauren Wakal

Lauren Wakal is the Editor-in-Chief of Clear Admit, responsible for overseeing content creation for the site. Lauren has been covering the MBA admissions space for more than a decade, from in-depth business school profiles to weekly breaking news and more.

Last Updated Sep 20, 2019 by

21 Days to Go: Rice / Jones Round 1 MBA Deadline

Attention all MBA applicants to Rice / Jones, their Round 1 deadline of October 11, 2019 is just 21 days away! Need help with your Rice MBA application?  Clear Admit has all the news, resources, and advice to make sure your application is as strong as possible! Start with the Rice / Jones school profile for an overview of the MBA program. Join the conversation on MBA ApplyWire to share application thoughts and ideas with fellow applicants. Review our detailed Essay Topic Analysis, which can help you tackle your essays and make sure you have addressed all the key points. Know what is being... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 19, 2019 by

21 Days to Go: IESE Round 1 MBA Deadline

Attention all applicants, the IESE Round 1 deadline of October 10, 2019 is just 21 days away! Need help with your IESE MBA application?  Clear Admit has all the news, resources, and advice to make sure your application is as strong as possible! Start with the IESE school profile as this page covers all the highlights of the program. Join the conversation on MBA ApplyWire for those who are fine-tuning their applications to IESE, and share thoughts and ideas. Review our detailed Essay Topic Analysis to ensure you are submitting the strongest essays. Know what your recommenders will need to discuss with a list of Recommendation Questions.... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 18, 2019 by

20 Days to Go: Cornell Johnson Round 1 MBA Deadline

Attention all applicants, the Cornell Johnson Round 1 deadline of October 8, 2019 is just twenty days away!  All application materials should be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Need help with your Cornell MBA application?  Clear Admit has all the news, resources, and advice to make sure your application is as strong as possible! Start with the Cornell Johnson School Profile as this includes a round-up of key details you should know about the program. Join the conversation on MBA ApplyWire to share thoughts and ideas with fellow applicants. Review our detailed Essay Topic Analysis to ensure you are submitting the strongest essays possible. Hear... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 18, 2019 by

20 Days to Go: Texas McCombs Round 1 MBA Deadline

Attention all applicants, the Texas McCombs MBA Round 1 deadline of October 8, 2019 is just twenty days away!  All applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. CST the day of the deadline. Need help with your Texas MBA application? Clear Admit has all the news, resources, and advice to make sure your application is as strong as possible! Start with the Texas / McCombs school profile as this includes a broad overview of the program. Join the conversation on MBA ApplyWire to share thoughts and ideas with fellow applicants. Review our detailed Essay Topic Analysis to ensure you are submitting the strongest essays. Hear... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 17, 2019 by

MBA ApplyWire Spotlight: Struggling with Standardized Tests

We are back with an installment of MBA ApplyWire Spotlight, a series that highlights entries from MBA applicants as shared in Clear Admit’s MBA ApplyWire.  This week, we highlight an MBA applicant struggling with standardized tests.  Read on for more detail from a candidate considering Dartmouth / Tuck, HEC Paris, NYU Stern, Stanford GSB, UNC Kenan-Flagler, and UVA / Darden. Clear Admit’s resident expert, Alex Brown, opened the conversation: The original poster then returned: And Alex wrapped up the thread with further suggestions: Best of luck with your applications!  And if you want more about MBA ApplyWire and admissions profiles, check out our latest WireTaps... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 17, 2019 by

20 Days to Go: Dartmouth / Tuck Round 1 MBA Deadline

Attention all applicants, the Dartmouth / Tuck MBA Round 1 deadline of October 7, 2019 is just twenty days away!  All application materials must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Need help with your Dartmouth MBA application? Clear Admit has all the news, resources, and advice to make sure your application is as strong as possible! Start with the Dartmouth / Tuck school profile as it rounds up the hallmarks of the leading program. Join the conversation on MBA ApplyWire to share thoughts and ideas with fellow applicants. Review our detailed Essay Topic Analysis to ensure you are submitting the strongest essays possible. Hear directly... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 16, 2019 by

Episode 53: Wire Taps—Overrepresented in Finance, Nontraditional from Pharma, Niche Analytics Goals and More

What if you don’t stand out enough in the admissions process?  What if you stand out so much, you can’t imagine how to explain your fit with an MBA program? Graham Richmond and Alex Brown are back in this episode of our podcast series, Wire Taps, to address these concerns, which MBA hopefuls have been posting to MBA ApplyWire. On MBA ApplyWire, candidates share details including GPA, GMAT/GRE, career goals and target programs, as well as larger strategic concerns.  Then, the Clear Admit staff as well as our community offer constructive feedback.  If you want the chance to be featured... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 16, 2019 by

20 Days to Go: Carnegie Mellon Tepper Round 1 MBA Deadline

Attention all applicants, the CMU Tepper MBA Round 1 deadline of October 6, 2019 is just 20 days away!  All applications must be submitted be 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (U.S.). Need help with your Carnegie Mellon Tepper MBA application?  Clear Admit has all the news, resources, and advice to make sure your application is as strong as possible! Start with the CMU Tepper school profile as this provides all of the key facts you need to know about the program. Join the conversation on MBA ApplyWire to share thoughts and ideas with fellow MBA applicants. Review our detailed Essay Topic Analysis to ensure you are submitting the... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 16, 2019 by

Admissions Tip: Letters of Support

While business schools require candidates to submit anywhere from one to three recommendations as part of the regular admissions process, we’re devoting this admissions tip to a lesser known relative of the formal recommendation: the letter of support. The letter of support is very different from a typical letter of recommendation, in ways that we will detail below. In fact, we’ll use this admissions tip to share the following information: What is a letter of support? Who can author and submit such letters? When should a letter of support be submitted? What should a letter of support cover in terms... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 16, 2019 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Interviews, September 16-20, 2019

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Early Action and Round 1 MBA Deadlines  Monday, September 16, HEC / Paris has its September deadline. Tuesday, September 17, UPenn / Wharton has its Round 1 deadline. Notre Dame / Mendoza has its Early Decision deadline. Wednesday, September 18, Northwestern / Kellogg and INSEAD have their Round 1 deadlines. Thursday, September 19, Duke / Fuqua has its Early Action deadline. Open Interviews, Time to Schedule For those planning to apply to Dartmouth / Tuck, their... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 13, 2019 by

21 Days to Go: Emory / Goizueta Round 1 MBA Deadline

Attention all applicants, the Emory / Goizueta Round 1 MBA deadline of October 4, 2019 is just twenty one days away! Need help with your Emory MBA application? Clear Admit has all the news, resources, and advice to make sure your application is as strong as possible! Start with the Emory / Goizueta school profile as this page includes multiple resources to support your MBA application. Join the conversation on MBA ApplyWire to share thoughts and ideas with fellow Emory MBA applicants. Review our detailed Essay Topic Analysis to ensure you’re submitting the strongest application essays possible. Know what your recommenders will be discussing with the... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 13, 2019 by

21 Days to Go: Columbia MBA J-Term & Early Decision Deadline

Attention all applicants, the Columbia Business School J-Term and Early Decision MBA deadline of October 4, 2019 is just twenty one days away!  All materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Need help with your Columbia Business School MBA application?  Clear Admit has all the news, resources, and advice to make sure your application is as strong as possible! Start with the Columbia Business School profile for an overview of the New York City program. Join the conversation on MBA ApplyWire to share thoughts and ideas with fellow Columbia MBA applicants. Review our detailed Essay Topic Analysis to ensure you submit the strongest... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 13, 2019 by

21 Days to Go: UVA Darden Round 1 MBA Deadline

Attention all applicants, the UVA Darden MBA Round 1 deadline of October 4, 2019 is just three weeks away!  All applications for the full-time MBA are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Need help with your UVA Darden MBA application?  Clear Admit has all the news, resources, and advice to make sure your application is as strong as possible! Start with the UVA Darden school profile page as this will give you a rundown of the leading MBA program in Charlottesville, VA. Join the conversation on MBA ApplyWire along with others who are fine-tuning their applications to UVA Darden, and share thoughts and ideas.... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 12, 2019 by

Episode 52: The Importance of Selecting the Right MBA Program

Most MBA applicants are busy building their initial school selection lists, gathering information and analyzing data points on each program, and determining how many schools to apply to. But how can you ensure you’re building the right list of target schools and applying to the right business school? Danielle Richie, Senior Associate Director of FT MBA Admissions at UNC Kenan-Flagler Join Clear Admit’s own Graham Richmond and guest Danielle Richie, Senior Associate Director of MBA Admissions & Student Recruitment at UNC Kenan-Flagler, as they discuss all of the factors you should consider in the MBA application and selection process. Some... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 12, 2019 by

HBS MBA Round 1 Interview Invite Timing

If you clicked “submit” last week on your Harvard Business School MBA application, congratulations! Getting all of your admissions materials together and making the best first impression can be challenging. Now, you’re likely anxiously awaiting the next step in the process: an interview invitation. We are here to help you figure out the likely timing of Round 1 HBS interview invitations, based on our MBA LiveWire admissions tool and other historical trends. HBS interviews are by invitation only and, while the school has yet to announce the dates they will be releasing interview invitations, historical data from MBA LiveWire tells... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 12, 2019 by

Admissions Tip: Word Limits and Character Counts

MBA candidates naturally have a good deal of information they want – and need – to convey in their materials, and getting the important ideas down under restrictive word counts is a difficult task.  While it might be tempting to run a bit beyond the guidelines to slip in that one extra thought, it’s important to keep the reasons for these limits in mind. In addition to being a forum for explaining your goals and sharing your story, the essays and short answers also serve as a test of the applicant’s ability to communicate clearly and concisely, not to mention... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 11, 2019 by

21 Days to Go: UCLA Anderson Round 1 MBA Deadline

Attention all applicants, the UCLA Anderson Round 1 MBA deadline of October 2, 2019 is just three weeks away! Need help with your UCLA MBA application?  Clear Admit has all the news, resources, and advice to make sure your application is as strong as possible! Start with the UCLA Anderson school profile as this page rounds up all of the hallmarks of the program. Join the conversation on MBA ApplyWire to share thoughts and ideas with fellow applicants. Review our detailed Essay Topic Analysis to ensure that you are submitting the strongest essays possible. Know what your recommenders will be covering with a list of Recommendation... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 11, 2019 by

20 Days to Go: MIT Sloan Round 1 MBA Deadline

Attention all applicants, the MIT Sloan Round 1 MBA deadline of October 1, 2019 is just 20 days out!  All materials must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Need help with your MIT MBA application? Clear Admit has all the news, resources, and advice to make sure your application is as strong as possible! Start with the MIT Sloan School of Management School profile as this page covers hallmarks of the leading program. Join the conversation on MBA ApplyWire to share thoughts and ideas with fellow MIT applicants. Review our detailed Essay Topic Analysis to ensure you are submitting the... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 10, 2019 by

20 Days to Go: Michigan Ross Round 1 MBA Deadline

Attention all applicants, the Michigan / Ross MBA Round 1 Deadline of September 30, 2019 is just twenty days away!  All materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Need help with your Michigan Ross MBA application?  Clear Admit has all the news, resources, and advice to make sure your application is as strong as possible! Start with the Michigan / Ross school profile as this includes a roundup of key facts and resources. Join the conversation on MBA ApplyWire to share thoughts and ideas with fellow Michigan MBA applicants. Review our detailed Essay Topic Analysis to ensure you are presenting the hallmarks of your... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 10, 2019 by

20 Days to Go: Georgetown / McDonough Round 1 MBA Deadline

Attention all applicants, the Georgetown / McDonough MBA Round 1 Deadline of September 30, 2019 is just twenty one days away!  All application materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time Need help with your Georgetown / McDonough MBA application?  Clear Admit has all the news, resources, and advice to make sure your application is as strong as possible! Start with the Georgetown / McDonough school profile page for an overview of the D.C. MBA program. Join the conversation on MBA ApplyWire with fellow Georgetown MBA applicants. Review our detailed Essay Topic Analysis to help you polish your application essays. Hear directly from the admissions committee in... Read more »

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