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Last Updated Jan 15, 2019 by

MBA DecisionWire Spotlight: Cornell / Johnson or Dartmouth / Tuck for Investment Banking

In this MBA DecisionWire Spotlight, which highlights MBA candidates’ choices as shared in Clear Admit’s DecisionWire, we take a closer look at a candidate accepted to Cornell / Johnson and Dartmouth / Tuck. They also received scholarship offers from both institutions–$100k from Johnson and $60k from Tuck, which seemed to influence their decision making: A community member kicked off the conversation: Another member focused on the short term: The original poster then returned: Clear Admit resident expert, Alex Brown, then chimed in on the choice: Another contributor put in a cheer for Johnson: Concluding remarks then returned to the long term:... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 10, 2019 by

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

Clear Admit is delighted to share admissions insights from Judi Byers, the Executive Director of Admissions & Financial Aid at Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. This past summer, Clear Admit’s Jeanette Brown had an enlightening conversation with Byers.  Read on for more about the ins and outs of admissions at Johnson, the application and interview processes, and more. CA: Can you tell us when you came to Johnson, where you have been before, and how you got into the career of MBA Admissions? JB: I have been with Cornell Johnson now for about three and a half years. Prior to Johnson,... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 9, 2019 by

Podcast Episode 27: MBA Rankings 2.0

What is the #1 business school in the world?  It depends on who you ask. Bloomberg Businessweek and the Financial Times determined it’s Stanford GSB.  U.S. News and World Report yielded a tie between Harvard Business School and Chicago Booth.  Forbes’ methodology resulted in Penn’s The Wharton School topping the list. And these are just the tip of the rankings iceberg. So, which rankings hit the mark?  How can you sift through the plethora of rankings and decide what matters most for your business education?  Clear Admit’s Graham Richmond and Alex Brown provide their insights in our MBA Podcast Episode 27: MBA Rankings... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 8, 2019 by

Post-MBA Plans in Consulting? Review The Best Business Schools for Consulting

Management consulting has been one of the most coveted career paths for fresh MBA grads for ages. With so many MBA graduates vying for roles in the consulting field, one of the best ways to distinguish yourself is by going to one of the business schools best known for training top-notch consultants. Of course, this requires thorough research and a deep knowledge of individual school programs. Lucky for you, Clear Admit has done some of the legwork.   Read The Best Business Schools for Consulting.   We’ve updated The Best Business Schools for Consulting with the latest data so you can... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 8, 2019 by

MBA DecisionWire Spotlight: Chicago Booth, MIT / Sloan or Wharton for Media Goals

In this MBA DecisionWire Spotlight, which highlights MBA candidates’ choices as shared in Clear Admit’s DecisionWire, we take a closer look at a candidate accepted to U. Chicago Booth, MIT Sloan, and UPenn / Wharton and weighing where to go for a career in media. The candidate laid out their request for help: A community member narrowed the list: More feedback came in favoring Wharton: Then someone with a similar decision wrapped up the thread: Congrats on your admits and best of luck with your decision! See more feedback on MBA admissions decisions at: MBA DecisionWire Spotlight: Post-MBA at Bain, BCG or McKinsey... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 7, 2019 by

Entrepreneurship and the Zell Lurie Institute at Michigan / Ross

Clear Admit recently spoke with Stewart Thornhill, executive director of the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at Michigan / Ross. Our conversation was both insightful and in-depth, digging into details of entrepreneurial offerings at Ross and also covering the general value of entrepreneurship.  Whether you’re launching your own company or pursuing other roles post-MBA, read on to learn more about entrepreneurship and Michigan / Ross. Clear Admit: Could you provide an overview of entrepreneurship offerings at Michigan / Ross? Stewart Thornhill: There are probably two major components to any university’s offerings to students of Entrepreneurship; firstly, the curricular programs that students can... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 3, 2019 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Morgan Bernstein of UC Berkeley / Haas

Clear Admit is delighted to share admissions insights from Morgan Bernstein, the Executive Director of Full-time MBA Admissions at UC Berkeley / Haas.  Bernstein was part of the admissions team for five years before stepping into her current role, and she knows things from the other side as well. A successful applicant herself, she graduated from Haas with her MBA in 2009. This past summer, Clear Admit’s Jeanette Brown had an enlightening conversation with Bernstein.  Read on for more about the ins and outs of admissions at Haas, determining your fit with the program, the application and interview processes, and... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 2, 2019 by

Why Finding the School with the Right Culture Matters

Sponsored Content For UNC Kenan-Flagler alumna Norra Jabbour (MBA ’14), landing a job with Goldman Sachs is at the top of her list of greatest professional achievements. Norra Jabbour (UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA ’14) “I never thought I’d have the opportunity to work at a place like this,” says Jabbour, a private wealth advisor in the investment management division at Goldman Sachs. She advises high net-worth clients, nonprofits and institutions on asset management items, investment advice and financial planning. Before she went into finance, basketball was a big part of her life, first as a player in high school and then... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 1, 2019 by

Happy New Year from Clear Admit!

May 2019 bring swift finishes to your applications and many MBA acceptance calls! If you’ll be tackling admissions essays, be sure to see our Essay Topic Analysis for tips.  You may even wish to peruse DecisionWire or LiveWire to catch up with the latest buzz about this admissions season. No matter how you kick off the new year, the Clear Admit Team wishes you a happy one!

Last Updated Jan 1, 2019 by

MBA DecisionWire Spotlight: Investment Banking via Chicago Booth or Columbia Business School?

In this MBA DecisionWire Spotlight, which highlights MBA candidates’ choices as shared in Clear Admit’s DecisionWire, we take a closer look at a candidate accepted to U. Chicago Booth and Columbia Business School and weighing where to go for investment banking. The candidate laid out their conundrum in the post: Clear Admit’s co-founder and admissions expert, Graham Richmond, weighed in: The original poster then returned to expand on their experience with Booth—and a potential timing issue: Clear Admit’s resident expert, Alex Brown, then suggested some further research into others firsthand experiences: A community member then wrapped up the thread: Congrats on your... Read more »