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Last Updated May 26, 2022 by

Real Humans of Amazon: Marcos Coppa, Michigan Ross MBA ’21, Pathways Operations Manager

Get an inside look at Marcos Coppa’s MBA journey through Michigan Ross, particularly how the leading business school and standout STEM and operations offerings supported his advancement to Amazon. He also digs into the recruiting process and culture of the tech giant in this edition of Real Humans: Alumni. Marcos Coppa, Michigan Ross MBA ’21, Pathways Operations Manager at Amazon Age: 32 Hometown: Rio de Janeiro – Brazil Undergraduate Institution and Major: UFRN – Electrical Engineering Graduate Business School, Graduation Year and Concentration (if applicable): Michigan Ross School of Business, 2021 (STEM and Operations concentration through the Tauber Institute for... Read more »

Last Updated May 23, 2022 by

New Dean to Lead Michigan Ross: Professor Sharon Matusik of Leeds School of Business

Michigan Ross welcomes Professor Sharon Matusik to the role of Edward J. Frey Dean of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business in a five-year, renewable term that begins August 1, 2022. Matusik joins the Ann Arbor business school from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder. Professor Sharon Matusik, New Dean of Michigan Ross “Professor Matusik is a distinguished scholar and teacher whose foci include strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship,” Provost Laurie McCauley said. “As an academic leader, she has a strong record of accomplishment in critical areas – student success, diversifying the faculty, campus and community... Read more »

Last Updated May 23, 2022 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Admissions Decisions, May 23-27, 2022

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week and every week! Round 3 decisions continue. Monday, May 23, UNC / Kenan-Flagler is scheduled to release its Round 4 decisions. Wednesday, May 25, Georgetown / McDonough is scheduled to release its Round 4 decisions. Oxford / Saïd is scheduled to release its Stage 4 decisions. Thursday, May 26, Stanford and Chicago Booth are scheduled to release their Round 3 decisions. How “The Wires” Can Help Visit MBA LiveWire for the latest “buzz” about MBA admissions, including interview... Read more »

Last Updated May 18, 2022 by

MBA Math, HBS CORe and Other Pre-MBA Courses to Boost Your Profile

While you will never have a time machine to retake undergraduate courses and improve your GPA, there is something you can do to “repair” your transcript for MBA admissions. Transcript repair – aka “supplemental coursework” or “pre-MBA coursework” is the act of pursuing non-degree coursework to demonstrate your academic aptitude to the admissions committee, usually in the quantitative domain. Specialized courses in this domain are offered by MBA Math and Harvard Business School (HBS CORe), but many candidates may pursue individual courses at their local university. Supplemental coursework can help offset a lower undergraduate GPA, lift a disappointing GMAT/GRE, or... Read more »

Last Updated May 16, 2022 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Interview Invitations & Decisions, May 16-20, 2022

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week and every week! Round 3 decisions continue. Tuesday, May 17, UCLA / Anderson is scheduled to release its Round 3 decisions. Wednesday, May 18, Yale SOM is scheduled to release its Round 3 decisions. Friday, May 20, IESE is scheduled to release its Round 4 interview invites. 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 May 13, 2022 by

Real Humans of BCG: Valerie Jadulang, USC Marshall MBA ’18, Project Leader

Now a project leader at BCG, Valerie (Claire) Jadulang, USC Marshall MBA’18, prioritized “fit” when it came to choosing a business school & her post-MBA employer. Read on for her story in this edition of Real Humans: Alumni. Valerie (Claire) Jadulang, USC Marshall MBA ’18, Project Leader at BCG Age: 30 Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA Undergraduate Institution and Major: University of California, Los Angeles; English Major, Public Policy Minor Graduate Business School, Graduation Year and Concentration (if applicable): USC Marshall, 2018 Pre-MBA Work Experience (years, industry): 4 years, Education Post-MBA Work Experience (years, industry): 4 years, Management Consulting Why did... Read more »

Last Updated May 13, 2022 by

Weekly Refresh: Latest MBA Essay Questions, Analyzed – Plus HBS Deadlines

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 and deadlines for schools that have released info this far in advance of the 2022-2023 admissions cycle. Essay Tips Drafting your application essays? See the latest of our experts’ advice in our Essay Topic Analysis. The following schools recently released their essays—click for our advice: Harvard Business School INSEAD Deadlines Released See the admissions deadlines that have rolled out: Harvard Business School You can also bookmark our deadlines page for reference.

Last Updated May 12, 2022 by

Real Humans of Amazon: Vienna Chen, Wharton MBA ’20, Senior Product Manager Technical

What do you when you want to move from finance to tech? Pursue an MBA, of course! In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Vienna Chen, a senior product manager technical at Amazon Web Services, talks about how the Wharton MBA program prepared her for her career change. Vienna Chen, Wharton MBA ’20, Senior Product Manager Technical at Amazon Web Services Age: 32 Hometown: Houston Undergraduate Institution and Major: University of Pennsylvania, Life Science and Management Dual Degree Program: Finance, Biology Graduate Business School, Graduation Year and Concentration (if applicable): Wharton, 2020 Business Analytics Pre-MBA Work Experience (years, industry): 5 years, Finance... Read more »

Last Updated May 10, 2022 by

Real Humans of Microsoft: Ruchi Nanda, CBS MBA ’19, U.S. Capital Markets Sr. Industry Advisor

In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Ruchi Nanda, CBS MBA ’19, talks about how Columbia Business School, New York City and more supported her career progress in technology to land a role at Microsoft. Ruchi Nanda, CBS MBA ’19, U.S. Capital Markets Sr. Industry Advisor at Microsoft Age:  31 Hometown: Chicago, IL  Undergraduate Institution and Major: Cornell University, Economics and Cognitive Science Graduate Business School, Graduation Year and Concentration (if applicable): Columbia Business School, MBA 2019 Pre-MBA Work Experience (years, industry): 4 years, Big 4 Advisory, risk consulting Post-MBA Work Experience (years, industry): 2.5 years, technology sales, business development Why... Read more »

Last Updated May 9, 2022 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions, May 9-13, 2022

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week and every week! Round 3 final decisions are now rolling out. Tuesday, May 10, UPenn / Wharton is scheduled to release its Round 3 decisions. Wednesday, May 11, Northwestern / Kellogg and Michigan / Ross are scheduled to release their Round 3 decisions. Thursday, May 12, Berkeley / Haas is scheduled to release its Round 3 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 May 6, 2022 by

Real Humans of Amazon: Chidinma ‘Chi’ Esinaulo, Kellogg 1Y MBA ’21, Sr. Product Manager

In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Chidinma ‘Chi’ Esinaulo, Northwestern Kellogg 1Y MBA ’21, shares the motivation behind her goals and how her desire for meaningful impact led her to Amazon. Chi also talks about how the team structure and more at Kellogg prepared her for her role as Senior Product Manager there. Read on for her story. Chidinma ‘Chi’ Esinaulo, Kellogg One-Year MBA ’21, Sr. Product Manager at Amazon Age: 31 Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria Undergraduate Institution and Major: 1) Covenant University, Information and Communication Technology. 2) University College London (UCL), Masters in Telecommunications Graduate Business School, Graduation Year:... Read more »

Last Updated May 5, 2022 by

Real Humans of Deloitte: Graham Wookey, Stanford GSB MBA ’19, Management Consultant

Stanford GSB invites business leaders to “Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world.” And Graham Wookey, Stanford GSB MBA ’19, is trying to do just that at Deloitte. His consulting efforts support the energy transition and decarbonization, while serving startups and large companies in cleantech and energy. Read on for his story in this edition of Real Humans: Alumni. Graham Wookey, Stanford GSB MBA ’19, Management Consultant at Deloitte Age: 32 Hometown: Johannesburg, South Africa Undergraduate Institution and Major: University of the Witwatersrand, Materials Engineering Graduate Business School, Graduation Year and Concentration (if applicable): Stanford Graduate School of Business, 2019,... Read more »

Last Updated May 3, 2022 by

Real Humans of McKinsey: Corey Bourbonais, Michigan Ross MBA ’21, Associate

In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, McKinsey Associate Corey Bourbonais talks about how her MBA education at Michigan Ross prepared her for the dynamic lifestyle of consulting. Read on for her insights into the leading business school and her advice for MBA candidates. Corey Bourbonais, Michigan Ross MBA ’21, Associate at McKinsey Age: 31 Hometown: Falmouth, MA Undergraduate Institution and Major: Princeton University, Sociology Graduate Business School, Graduation Year and Concentration (if applicable): Michigan Ross MBA Class of 2021 Pre-MBA Work Experience (years, industry): 6 years in financial services; spent 1 year playing in women’s professional hockey league (while... Read more »

Last Updated May 2, 2022 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions, May 2-6, 2022

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week and every week! Round 3 decisions roll out. Wednesday, May 4, UVA / Darden and Carnegie Mellon / Tepper are scheduled to release their Round 3 decisions. Thursday, May 5, Dartmouth / Tuck, Emory / Goizueta, Georgetown / McDonough and Texas / McCombs are scheduled to release their Round 3 decisions. 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... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 25, 2022 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions & Deadlines, April 25-29, 2022

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week and every week! Late round deadlines and decisions continue. Late round interview invites will continue to roll out. Monday, April 25, Cambridge / Judge has its Round 5 application deadline. UNC / Kenan Flagler is scheduled to release its Round 3 decisions. Tuesday, April 26, Georgetown / McDonough has its Round 4 application deadline. Thursday, April 28, Harvard has its 2+2 application deadline. London Business School is scheduled to release its Round 3 interview invites. Friday,... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 20, 2022 by

UCLA MBA Employment Report Class of 2021: Job Offers Rebound Post-Pandemic

The MBA employment report for the UCLA  Anderson Class of 2021 shows recovery from the pandemic-stricken job market, as job offers bounced back for the latest graduates. Of the 341 graduates of the UCLA Anderson MBA Class of 2021, 302 sought employment. Of those not seeking employment, five percent were company sponsored and roughly four percent started their own businesses. By graduation in June, nearly 82% of those seeking employment secured job offers and that percentage climbed to 93% within three months of graduation. Nearly 93% accepted job offers within 3 months of graduation and that number reached 97% within... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 11, 2022 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Interview Invites, April 11-15, 2022

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week and every week! Late Round Deadlines Continue. Round 3 deadlines continue as interview invites follow quickly. Monday, April 11, UNC / Kenan-Flagler has its Round 4 application deadline. Tuesday, April 12, Stanford GSB, MIT / Sloan, Yale SOM and UCLA / Anderson have their Round 3 application deadlines. Cornell / Johnson has its April Round application deadline. Thursday, April 14, UPenn / Wharton is scheduled to release its Round 3 interview invites. Friday, April 15, USC... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 4, 2022 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Admissions Decisions & Deadlines, April 4-8, 2022

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week and every week! Round 2 results are here. Round 3 continues! Round 2 decisions are now slowing down, as Round 3 deadlines continue. Monday, April 4, MIT / Sloan is scheduled to release its Round 2 decisions. Michigan / Ross has its Round 3 admissions deadline. Wednesday, April 6, Northwestern / Kellogg and UVA / Darden have their Round 3 admissions deadlines. Thursday, April 7, London Business School is scheduled to release its Round 2 decisions.... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 31, 2022 by

Earn Rewards as a Star Contributor of the Clear Admit Community

We’ve loved seeing the Clear Admit community help fellow MBA applicants succeed by sharing advice and insights on admissions. Now, we’re giving rewards to recognize our most active members and the value they have provided to others. A little over two years ago, we implemented the “like” feature on posts and comments in the Wires, admissions tools that help MBA applicants navigate their journeys to business school. Active members who accrue a lot of likes on their posts and comments earn the Star Contributor designation. Thirty likes yield 1 star, 60 likes earn two stars and the highest rating is... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 30, 2022 by

Clear Admit Goes Offline… And Into Your Wardrobe!

That’s right, you can now show your love for Clear Admit offline with some fun new Clear Admit merch available through TeePublic. If you refresh Clear Admit’s MBA LiveWire all day, do it in style. LiveWire is better than work: Or, if you’re a die-hard WireTaps fan, we have the gear for you: You can customize merch in a variety of colors, too. Kids can also get decked out to show their pride in their parents: Get your favorite design on a variety of items, whether want to jazz up your phone or your laptop: See more fun Clear Admit... Read more »

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