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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 Oct 27, 2016 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: #Leadership

In this edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, we catch up with b-schools regarding how they are spreading the valuable skill of leadership. Several programs, including INSEAD, Toronto / Rotman, Georgetown / McDonough and Northwestern / Kellogg, rolled out their professors’ related research: Leaders' decisions can be nerve-wracking; they need to consider whether they’ve covered EVERY option https://t.co/JJTvSA4lb3 — INSEAD (@INSEAD) October 26, 2016 Leadership is "the great human puzzle". Prof Jim Fisher says competing ideas can all work https://t.co/0M2ABbjS9y pic.twitter.com/fCt2xyzwvM — Rotman MBA (@RotmanMBA) October 26, 2016 In @HarvardBiz, Prof. @PorathC breaks down how to give your... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 20, 2016 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: Meet and Greet

As MBA interview invitations and decisions roll out, there are plenty of opportunities to get to know the business school you are interested in; in this edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, we round up posts about how candidates can engage their target programs. UCLA / Anderson, Chicago Booth and Toronto / Rotman will be making the rounds globally in October: Meet @uclaMBA Admissions on the road this month in India & Latin America, and in Silicon Valley this Thursday! RSVP: https://t.co/IJm1k2lkUA pic.twitter.com/oti8lL9SyH — UCLA MBA Admissions (@uclaMBA) October 19, 2016 It's Autumn and our Admissions team is... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 13, 2016 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: #Samsung

While technology seems to advance at the speed of light, that does not mean consumers want to feel the heat of it; in this week’s Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, we see how the business community is reacting to the fiery flaw in of a top tech brand’s latest gadget: Samsung’s Galaxy Note7. A professor at Rice / Jones set the stage by sharing an overview of the situation: An in-depth look at the #Samsung Note 7 https://t.co/GvopWOos7V debacle. Great story! #marketing #innovation #branding — Utpal Dholakia (@ud) October 12, 2016 Physical risks aside, several sources, including professors from... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 6, 2016 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: #Brexit (Continued)

Following up on our initial Top #MBA Tweets of the Week on #Brexit—short for “British exit,” the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union—we are taking a look at the latest insights from the business school community. Several months after the vote, signs of the impact of Brexit have begun to take shape. London Business School examined the political and economic effects: Conservative Party Conference delivered ‘needed clarity over at least some aspects of Brexit’ – LBS’s @lindayueh https://t.co/fw1qp4Csw9 — LondonBusinessSchool (@LBS) October 4, 2016 Fall in investment and exchange rate likely with Brexit – LBS’s Richard Portes https://t.co/9KF028VkKk —... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 29, 2016 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: #Debates2016

This week’s first Presidential debate between the two U.S. primary candidates took center stage on Twitter; in this edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, we’re rounding up reflections from the business school community. This was a highly anticipated event and, as such, many programs, including Duke / Fuqua, Dartmouth / Tuck and Chicago Booth, offered some preemptive analysis: During each of the #debates the 2 candidates must be able to improvise. Prof Bob @Kulhan explains how that can work: https://t.co/CHS6HkpoER — Duke Fuqua (@DukeFuqua) September 27, 2016 New #SlaughterRees: 1st presidential debate airs tonight—these are the three questions... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 22, 2016 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: #WellsFargo

The recent Wells Fargo scandal stirred up reflections on ethics among the business school community; in this edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, we’re rounding up related posts. Pressure to meet outlandish sales goals trickled down from the top at Wells Fargo and resulted in unethical sales practices; more than 2 million fraudulent accounts were opened amidst lucrative compensation and threats to job security. As ethics should be inherent to business leadership, we start with analysis from Northwestern / Kellogg: Awareness of social expectations can help leaders use power in more ethical ways, according to new research. https://t.co/K5eMUfd0cb... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 15, 2016 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: #Entrepreneurs

In reviewing what’s been buzzing among business schools this week, a popular topic was entrepreneurship, so in this edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, we’re rounding up related posts. B-schools can be a hot bed for innovation, and MBA programs seek to instill the management, leadership and other hard skills to support and create successful entrepreneurs. Students at Dartmouth / Tuck and NYU / Stern came together to tackle entrepreneurial issues: Dartmouth and Tuck DEN Fellows coming together for SF Dartmouth Entrepreneur forum #DartmouthEF16 @TuckSchool pic.twitter.com/m2kpQOSabN — Daniel Orr (@danmarionorr) September 9, 2016 Packed room at the $300K... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 8, 2016 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: #AppleTax

While Apple launched its own Twitter feed (a first) and a new phone (again), talk of the recent tax due to their Irish operations still rolled on; in this edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, we plug into how the MBA community is responding to #AppleTax. Georgetown / McDonough offered a useful summary of the situation… Prof. Thomas Cooke discusses Apple's tax battle w/ the EU: https://t.co/POQJRfoGjR in @USATODAY #technews #inthenews — Georgetown McDonough (@msbgu) August 31, 2016 …while Dartmouth / Tuck pointed out some historic similarities: Apple's fight w/ EU over taxes is just like #Brexit, says... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 11, 2016 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: #Rio2016

This edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week goes for the gold with a round up of how the business school community is covering the 2016 Olympics in Rio. But first, we wanted to send a quick Olympian nod to b-school hopefuls: Many schools, including Oxford SBS, UMD / Smith, IU / Kelley, UT Austin / McCombs, celebrated the participation of their respective students and alumni: Excited for #Rio2016 @Olympics! We'll be cheering on our very own #OxfordMBA Shelley Pearson, rowing for Bermuda! pic.twitter.com/hnkKFsb3lC — Saïd Business School (@OxfordSBS) August 5, 2016 #GoTerps in #Rio2016Micha Powell TrackEkene Ibekwe BasketballThea... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 4, 2016 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: Orientation

Welcome to another installment of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, in which we pull some notable Twitter posts from leading MBA programs.  As prospective MBA candidates begin to tackle their applications, the Classes of 2018 have begun to make their ways to their respective b-school campuses.  This week, we’re taking a look at MBA Orientation events and activities. Lots of excitement permeated the air, as new students convened in Ithaca at Cornell / Johnson… First day of school at @CornellMBA as a member of the class of 2018! 664 amazing days to go. pic.twitter.com/BqV41MLcgp — Marissa Grayfer (@marissagrayfer) August... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 28, 2016 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: #Election2016

This edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week takes a look at how the business school community is responding to the U.S. Presidential elections. Since Clear Admit is based in Philadelphia, current host of the Democratic National Convention, we would like to take this opportunity to round up reflections on the campaigns. Philadelphia rolled out the red carpet for attendees of the Democratic National Convention: Try @AmadaPHL Matador #cocktail for $10 this week! #DNCDeals #VisitPhilly #oldcityphilly #DNC pic.twitter.com/uXbUzsSB0X — Garces Group (@GarcesGroup) July 26, 2016 Programs, such as London Business School and Stanford GSB, shared research on the role... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 21, 2016 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: #PokémonGo

The new mobile-based game, Pokémon Go, is taking the world by storm, as players walk or drive for miles to try and “catch ’em all;” in addition to joining in the fun, the MBA community considered the business impact of the new game, as we see in this week’s #Top MBA Tweets of the Week. The virtual characters, called Pokémon, could be found anywhere and b-school campuses, including UCLA / Anderson and ESADE, were no exception: Not only do our students hang out in the @uclaanderson Courtyard, #PokemonGO has taken over, too! #PokemonGoBruins pic.twitter.com/TFz9UjDlcr — UCLA MBA Admissions (@uclaMBA) July... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 14, 2016 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: On the Road

While 2016-2017 MBA applications roll out, MBA admissions teams are hitting the road to meet prospective candidates; in this Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, we track where b-schools are heading to meet and greet the next potential students. Dartmouth / Tuck, along with other leading MBA programs, teamed up for trips with Forté Foundation: Women, talk to @TuckSchool & other top #MBA programs at @fortefoundation Forums around the US + #Toronto + #London: https://t.co/CokcVFhLlD. — Stephanie Butler (@steph85butler) July 12, 2016 Inland from Ithaca, Cornell / Johnson spread the sights of the Midwest: Hello, Chicago! On the road for... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 7, 2016 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: #Brexit (Continued)

Brexit lettering with flags | Image by VectorOpenStock.com Analysis of #Brexit—short for “British exit,” the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union— continues to roll out on Twitter; so just as in last week’s Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, we are taking a look at the ongoing insights from the business school community. Numerous professors offered their research on Brexit, which is understandable given the Wharton Dean’s assessment: My latest @LinkedIn piece- there will be many more #brexit aftershocks, keeping the #financialmarkets very unstable https://t.co/Ooeynpo1i6. — Geoffrey Garrett (@garrett_geoff) July 4, 2016 HEC Paris also broke down the latest... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 30, 2016 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: #Brexit

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: #Brexit In this edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, we take a look at how the business school community considered #Brexit—short for “British exit,” the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. The UK has long been a powerful player in a global society, and the UK’s citizens’ tight vote to leave the EU has sent shockwaves across economies and communities accordingly. Business faculty around the globe shared their thoughts. Yale School of Management pulled them together: From Chile to South Africa, @AdvancedMgmt faculty share their #Brexit perspectives https://t.co/HNpPJxoyXd pic.twitter.com/uS7eqHXhk8 — Yale... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 23, 2016 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: #GMAC2016

As business school representatives and professionals convene in Washington, D.C., for the annual GMAC Conference, we’re getting on the ground and behind the scenes in this edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week. GMAC may sound most familiar from their role as owners and administrators of the GMAT, but they also support management schools and students with myriad services. As one could see through the GMAC app, there is plenty going on at the conference… Schedules, session information and more. Get the #GMAC2016 conference app: https://t.co/QvX6eZNUBy — GMAC Updates (@GMACUpdates) June 22, 2016 …including a booth with yours truly,... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 16, 2016 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: #LoveIsLove

We hereby dedicate this edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week to everyone affected by the devastating tragedy in Orlando. Diversity is a hallmark of business school, whether in creed, color, orientation–the list goes on. But within that diversity, there is unity and community.   Together, we mourn the loss of these victims of violent, needless crime; together, we affirm each other’s value despite our differences; together, we pursue a future of peace and tolerance. Together, we can act. Reaching Out MBA offered a path to do so: Calling all LGBT MBA students & professionals. It's time to put our... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 9, 2016 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: Internships and Career Advice

In this edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, we’re rounding up posts about internships and career advice. As summer sets in, MBA students are taking on internships, but also keeping an eye on the horizon for future careers. We start with a look at Harvard Business School students, who are filling the feed of HBS MBA Recruiting with their internship experiences: Follow @HBSRecruitMBA to see what all of our #HBSInterns are up to this summer. Happy first day @AndreaCoravos! https://t.co/2e77M3CFeE — Harvard Business (@HarvardHBS) June 8, 2016 From product marketing to the space industry, Harvard interns are busy:... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 2, 2016 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: #MemorialDay

Earlier this week, the U.S. remembered the fallen heroes of our armed forces on Memorial Day; in this week’s Top #MBA Tweets, we’re taking a look at how the business school community marked the holiday. Many programs, including Dartmouth / Tuck, Columbia Business School, Indiana / Kelley, and SMU / Cox took time to honor those who had fallen: Today we remember and honor those who have fought and died while serving. #MemorialDay pic.twitter.com/ZKRHMcUJw4 — Tuck School (@TuckSchool) May 30, 2016 Remembering those who gave all for our country today. #memorialday2016 https://t.co/erFylnnA0W pic.twitter.com/mVE1xUx5He — Columbia B-School (@Columbia_Biz) May 30, 2016... Read more »

Last Updated May 26, 2016 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: #Graduation

Congratulations and degrees continue to be conferred across MBA programs, so in this edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, we’re carrying on the celebration for successful students. There were many smiling faces, as students from Berkeley / Haas, Georgetown / McDonough and Yale School of Management marked commencement: Graduation is in full swing at The Greek! Congrats to all our Evening & Weekend & FT grads! #graduation pic.twitter.com/7uL66rIdRc — Haas School of Bus. (@BerkeleyHaas) May 20, 2016 Congratulations to all of our #haasome MBA 16s on this sunny #graduation day! pic.twitter.com/BMbZFAKihZ — Haas School of Bus. (@BerkeleyHaas) May... Read more »

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