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Lena Maratea is the Digital Marketing Manager at Clear Admit. She's a South Philadelphia native who graduated from Temple University’s Fox School of Business with a BBA in Marketing. She creates and curates essential digital content for the Clear Admit community.

Last Updated Jul 17, 2019 by

INSEAD Essay Topics September 2020 Intake

The application for the INSEAD September 2020 Intake is live, which means that this year’s essay questions are now available. The usual job description short answer questions make an appearance. INSEAD September 2020 Intake Essay Topics Job Description Essays Essay 1 Briefly summarise your current (or most recent) job, including the nature of work, major responsibilities, and where relevant, employees under your supervision, size of budget, clients/products and results achieved. (short answer) Essay 2 What would be your next step in terms of position if you were to remain in the same company? (short answer) Essay 3 Please give a... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 17, 2019 by

CMU Tepper Essay MBA Questions 2019-2020

The admissions committee at Carnegie Mellon University has released the 2019-2020 Tepper MBA essays. 2019-2020 CMU Tepper Essay Questions Required Essay At Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School, we love to tell our story. Below is your chance to tell yours. Please select only ONE of the options below to complete the essay requirement (maximum 300–350 words). Option #1: Carnegie Mellon University is an institution that never stops looking and moving ahead, pioneering the next way forward with technology, business and research to answer questions big and small. Personally or professionally, in what way have you been a pioneer? Option #2: Amidst the ambiguous... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 17, 2019 by

Northwestern / Kellogg MBA Recommendation Questions

The Kellogg application is live for the Class of 2022 — meaning that the Kellogg recommendation questions for the 2019-2020 admissions season are now available to recommenders of Northwestern applicants. Recommenders are asked to provide background information about their relationship with the applicant, rate them on a series of leadership-related skills and qualities, and briefly respond to four questions about constructive feedback and how the applicant compares to others. 2019-2020 Northwestern / Kellogg Recommendation Questions Recommender Information Are you a Kellogg Alumnus? Have known candidate since: Please comment briefly on the context of your interaction with the applicant and his/her role in your... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 17, 2019 by

GMAT Tip: Inequalities…and then some…(Part 1)

When it comes to tricky quantitative questions, inequalities take the prize for serving as one of the biggest deceivingly easy questions. Test takers should just treat inequalities as algebraic “equal to” equations with just a < or > symbol in place of the = sign, right? If only it was so simple. Inequalities are designed to assess your critical thinking skills, working beyond solving for a value of a variable to considering the range of variable possibilities. Furthermore, inequalities questions are set up as data sufficiency questions the majority of the time. Smart test takers know to be on their... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 8, 2019 by

Stanford GSB MBA Essay Topic Analysis

The following essay topic analysis examines Stanford’s Graduate School of Business (Stanford GSB) MBA admissions essays for the 2019-2020 admissions season. You can also review essay topic analyses for all of the other leading MBA programs as well as general Essay Tips to further aid you in developing your admissions essays. Stanford has asked applicants to respond to the same two questions it has asked the past several years, maintaining the 1,150 word limit from last year, with the recommendation of using 750 words for Essay A and 400 for Essay B.  An optional essay regarding candidate’s impact is also included in the application... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 3, 2019 by

Rice / Jones MBA Deadlines 2019-2020

The 2019-2020 Full-Time Rice MBA deadlines at The Jones Graduate School of Business have been officially announced.   2019-2020 Rice / Jones MBA Deadlines Rounds Application Deadline Decision Notification Round 1 October 11, 2019 December 6, 2019 Round 2 January 3, 2020 March 13, 2020 Round 3 April 3, 2020 May 8, 2020  

Last Updated Jul 3, 2019 by

GMAT Tip: Just When You Think You’re Done, Keep Going

Many test takers preparing for the GMAT get frustrated with questions in the quantitative section, often providing responses like “I took advanced math in college!” and “I did great on my SAT math, what gives?!” The GMAT Quantitative section is a tricky beast, with one key theme to the questions – just when you think you have done enough work to solve the problem, you still have more work to do. Test takers often don’t recognize this key strategic mindset for problem solving and data sufficiency questions, instead feeling frustrated because they’ve selected what they thought was a cut and... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 2, 2019 by

UT Austin / McCombs MBA Essay Questions 2019-2020

The University of Texas at Austin’s campus has announced the The McCombs School of Business’s MBA essay questions for applicants targeting the Class of 2022. Applicants are to complete two required essays. They may also compete and Optional Statement to provide any further information regarding their application. 2019-2020 UT Austin / McCombs MBA Essay Questions Essay 1 We will learn a lot about your professional background through your resume and letter of recommendation, but we want to get to know you further. Please introduce yourself. Select only one communication method for your response. Write an essay (250 words) Share a... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 2, 2019 by

UT Austin / McCombs MBA Deadlines 2019-2020

The McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin’s campus full-time MBA deadlines for the 2019-2020 admissions season are as follows. McCombs makes note that all applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. CST the day of the deadline.   2019-2020 Notre Dame Mendoza MBA Deadlines Rounds Application Deadline Decision Notification Round 1 October 8, 2019 December 17, 2019 Round 2 January 7, 2020 March 26, 2020 Round 3 March 31, 2020 May 7, 2020  

Last Updated Jul 2, 2019 by

Notre Dame / Mendoza MBA Essay Questions 2019-2020

The University of Notre Dame adcom has posted the Mendoza MBA essay questions. 2019-2020 Mendoza MBA Essay Questions Statement of Purpose (100 words or less, Required) Please share your short term professional goals. What role does a Notre Dame MBA play in helping you achieve these goals? Essay Option #1 Cardinal O’Hara established the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame in 1921, firmly committed to the idea that “the primary function of commerce is service to mankind”. As the world economy continues to grow and change, how do you see business acting as a positive force in the world? Essay Option #2 The University... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 2, 2019 by

Notre Dame / Mendoza MBA Deadlines 2019-2020

The Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business’s full-time MBA deadlines for the 2019-2020 admissions season are as follows.   2019-2020 Notre Dame Mendoza MBA Deadlines Rounds Application Deadline Decision Notification Early Decision September 17, 2019 November 1, 2019 Round 1 October 15, 2019 December 13, 2019 Round 2 January 7, 2020 March 13, 2020 Round 3 March 17, 2020 May 1, 2020 Round 4 April 14, 2020 May 22, 2020  

Last Updated Jul 1, 2019 by

Berkeley / Haas MBA Essay Questions 2019-2020

The UC Berkeley MBA admissions committee has announced the Haas essay questions for applicants targeting the Class of 2022. Haas MBA applicants will respond to two brief required essays of no more than 300 words (each) and two optional essays. 2019-2020 Berkeley / Haas MBA Essay Questions Essay 1 What makes you feel alive when you are doing it, and why? (300 words maximum) Essay 2 At Berkeley Haas, we are redefining leadership. We value different opinions and perspectives, recognizing that we always have more to learn about others’ lived experiences and histories. We encourage speaking up and listening, and courageously use our... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 1, 2019 by

Berkeley Haas MBA Deadlines 2019-2020

The Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley  MBA deadlines for the 2019-2020 admissions season are as follows.   2019-2020 Berkeley Haas MBA Deadlines Rounds Application Deadline Decision Notification Round 1 September 26, 2019 December 12, 2019 Round 2 January 9, 2020 March 26, 2020 Round 3 April 2, 2020 May 7, 2020  

Last Updated Jun 27, 2019 by

Cornell / Johnson MBA Essay Questions 2019-2020

The 2019-2020 Cornell Johnson MBA essay prompts for applicants targeting the Class of 2022 consist of a goals statement, two essays and an optional essay. Cornell Johnson MBA Essays 2019-2020 Cornell Johnson MBA Goals Statement  Use this short answer question to succinctly share your short and long term goals. If invited to interview, you will have the opportunity to elaborate further and should be prepared to connect your prior experience with your future aspirations. A statement of your goals will begin a conversation that will last throughout the admissions process and guide your steps during the MBA program and experience.... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 25, 2019 by

Indian School of Business Deadlines 2019-2020

The Indian School of Business has posted the PGP 2019-2020 deadlines for its MBA-equivalent Post Graduate Programme in Management.   2019-2020 Indian School of Business PGP Deadlines Rounds Application Deadline Round 1 September 15, 2019 Round 2 December 1, 2019 Round 3 January 1, 2020  

Last Updated Jun 25, 2019 by

Free for a Limited Time: All 27 In-Depth Clear Admit School Guides

Gain Access to all Clear Admit School Guides Titles When You Register! For a limited time, all registered Clear Admit users can download any of our 27 exclusive Clear Admit School Guides at no cost: a potential $675 value at $24.99 per Guide. All you have to do is login or register on clearadmit.com, and select the Guides you would like! The discount will automatically be applied at checkout. In addition to receiving free access to our critically acclaimed guides, registered users will also gain enhanced access to Clear Admit’s signature MBA LiveWire , MBA DecisionWire, MBA ApplyWire tools, as well as our  MBA Interview Archive.... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 24, 2019 by

Admissions Tip: How to Write a Résumé That Will Get You Into Business School

Your résumé is not only an important component of your MBA application, it’s also a great place to start when crafting your overall positioning strategy.  This document forces one to distill a candidacy into a concise summary, focusing on key aspects and themes.  With that in mind, here are a few simple tips to get you started: First things first Because you’re applying to graduate school, it makes sense to lead this document with a section detailing your academic history.  This is also the format that many business schools’ career offices instruct students to use when applying for internships or full-time... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 21, 2019 by

IESE Business School MBA Deadlines 2019-2020

The IESE graduate business school of the University of Navarra has released their 2019-2020 MBA deadlines. For more details on the IESE application requirements, visit their website.   2019-2020 IESE MBA Deadlines Rounds Application deadline Decision released Early Decision Round September 3, 2019 October 18, 2019 Round 1 October 10, 2019 December 5, 2019 Round 2 January 8, 2020 March 3, 2020 Round 3 March 3, 2020 May 8, 2020 Round 4 May 5, 2020 June 12, 2020  

Last Updated Jun 20, 2019 by

CMU / Tepper MBA Deadlines 2019-2020

The 2019-2020 CMU MBA deadlines for the Tepper School of Business are as follows. Tepper notes that all applications must be submitted be 11:59 PM Eastern Time (U.S.). 2019-2020 CMU Tepper MBA Deadlines Rounds Application Deadline Decision Notification Round 1 October 6, 2019 December 11, 2019 Round 2 December 19, 2020 March 4, 2020 Round 3 March 2, 2020 May 4, 2020 Round 4 April 9, 2020 May 21, 2020  

Last Updated Jun 20, 2019 by

2019-2020 Round 1 MBA Deadlines

MBA Application Deadlines – Round 1 / Early Action Many of the top business schools have already announced their MBA deadlines for the upcoming admissions season. So, to help you stay organized, we’ve compiled all of the earliest deadlines all in one place. For schools that have announced their essay topic(s), you’ll find links to our corresponding Essay Topic Analysis in the “Essay(s) Released” column. We will continue to update this table as more deadlines and essay topics are announced. Last updated: August 2, 2019 School Deadline Decision Essay(s) Released? Application Live? UVA / Darden (Early Action) 9/3/2019 10/9/2019 Yes... Read more »

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