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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 Jun 19, 2019 by

Emory Goizueta MBA Essay Questions 2019-2020

The Emory University admissions committee has posted the Goizueta MBA essay questions for the school’s full-time, two-year MBA Program. 2019-2020 Emory / Goizueta MBA Essay Questions 1. POST-MBA CAREER GOALS Define your short-term post-MBA career goals. How are your professional strengths, past experience, and personal attributes aligned with these goals? (300 word limit) 2. LEADERSHIP IN BUSINESS The business school is named for Roberto C. Goizueta, former Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, who led the organization for 16 years, extending its global reach, quadrupling consumption, building brand responsibility, and creating unprecedented shareholder wealth. Roberto Goizueta’s core values guide us in educating Principled... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 19, 2019 by

Duke / Fuqua MBA Essay Topics 2019-2020

The Duke MBA admissions committee has announced the 2019-2020 Fuqua School of Business essay questions for applicants targeting the class of 2022. Fuqua MBA applicants will complete two short answers and two essays for this season’s admissions process. 2019-2020 Duke Fuqua MBA Essay Topics: Required short-answer essay questions. For each question, respond in 500 characters only (the equivalent of about 100 words). Why is pursuing an MBA the right next step for you? What are your post-MBA career goals? Share with us your first choice career plan and your alternate plan. First required essay 25 random things about yourself Instructions:... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 19, 2019 by

Cambridge Judge MBA Essay Topics 2019-2020

The Cambridge Judge Business School MBA essay questions for the 2019-20 application cycle are as follows: Cambridge Judge MBA Essay Questions Please provide a personal statement. It should not exceed 500 words and must address the following questions: What are your short and long term career objectives and what skills/characteristics do you already have that will help you achieve them? What actions will you take before and during the MBA to contribute to your career outcome? If you are unsure of your post-MBA career path, how will the MBA equip you for the future? What did you learn from your most spectacular... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 19, 2019 by

NYU Stern MBA Essay Topics 2019-2020

The Leonard N. Stern School of Business  MBA essay questions for the 2019-20 application cycle are as follows: NYU Stern MBA Essay Questions 2019-2020 Essay 1 Professional Aspirations What are your short and long-term career goals?  How will the MBA help you achieve them?  (500 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font) Essay 2 Personal Expression (a.k.a. “Pick Six”) Describe yourself to the Admissions Committee and to your future classmates using six images and corresponding captions. Your uploaded PDF should contain all of the following elements: A brief introduction or overview of your “Pick Six” (no more than 3 sentences). Six images that help illustrate... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 18, 2019 by

NYU / Stern MBA Deadlines 2019-2020

The 2019-2020 MBA deadlines for the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at NYU are as follows. Stern notes that your application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on the day of the deadline.   2019-2020 NYU Stern Full-Time MBA Deadlines Rounds Application Deadline Decision Notification Round 1 October 15, 2019 January 1, 2020 Round 2 November 15, 2019 February 1, 2020 Round 3 January 15, 2020 April 1, 2020 Round 4 March 15, 2020 June 1, 2020     2019-2020 NYU Stern Fashion & Luxury MBA Deadlines Rounds Application Deadline Decision Notification Round 1 September 15,... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 18, 2019 by

Yale SOM MBA Deadlines 2019-2020

The MBA deadlines for the 2019-2020 admissions season at the Yale School of Management are as follows.   2019-2020 Yale SOM MBA Deadlines Rounds Application Deadline Decision Notification Round 1 September 10, 2019 December 4, 2019 Round 2 January 7, 2020 March 24, 2020 Round 3 January 8, 2020 May 19, 2020  

Last Updated Jun 18, 2019 by

Stanford GSB MBA Essay Topics 2019-2020

The The Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA essay questions for the 2019-20 application cycle are as follows: Stanford GSB MBA Essay Questions Essay A What matters most to you, and why? Essay B Why Stanford? Length Both essays combined may not exceed 1,150 words. We recommend up to 750 words for Essay A and up to 400 words for Essay B. We often find effective essays written in far fewer words. Optional Short-Answer Question Think about times you’ve created a positive impact, whether in professional, extracurricular, academic, or other settings. What was your impact? What made it significant to you or to... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 18, 2019 by

Stanford GSB MBA Deadlines 2019-2020

The MBA deadlines at The Stanford Graduate School of Business for the 2019-2020 admissions season are as follows.   2019-2020 Stanford MBA Deadlines Rounds Application Deadline Notification Round 1 September 12, 2019 December 12, 2020 Round 2 January 9, 2020 April 2, 2020 Round 3 April 8, 2020 May 21, 2020  

Last Updated Jun 17, 2019 by

Admissions Tip: Crafting the MBA Essay

With several of the leading schools having already released their MBA essay questions for this admissions season, we’re sure that quite a number of early birds are eager to get a jump on the process in order to complete as many applications as possible by Round 1. As applicants find themselves brainstorming for their MBA essays, we wanted to offer a few tips on presenting yourself and your experiences as advantageously as possible.   Take time to reflect.   Before diving in and beginning work on a draft of any one essay, it’s often fruitful to think carefully about all of the... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 14, 2019 by

Cornell / Johnson MBA Deadlines 2019-2020

The Cornell University MBA deadlines at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management for the 2019-2020 admissions season are as follows. For the upcoming season, Cornell notes that all applications should be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.   2019-2020 Cornell Johnson MBA Deadlines Rounds Application Deadline Initial Notification Final Notification October Round October 8, 2019 November 15, 2019 December 11, 2019 November Round November 5, 2019 January 15, 2020 February 20, 2020 January Round January 8, 2020 March 20, 2020 April 10, 2020 April Round April 8, 2020 May 8, 2020 June 1, 2020  

Last Updated Jun 11, 2019 by

Cambridge / Judge MBA Deadlines 2019-2020

The Cambridge Judge Business School MBA deadlines for the 2019-2020 admissions season are as follows. Judge makes note on their website: “The application form will be offline during June 2019 for essential development work. If you have started but not submitted an application, any data you have entered in your application will be saved, and you can continue working on your application when the online form is live again in July.”   2019-2020 Cambridge Judge MBA Deadlines Rounds Application deadline Interview days Round 1 September 9, 2019 October 20 & 21, 2019 Round 2 October 28, 2019 December 8 &... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 11, 2019 by

Chicago Booth MBA Essay Topics 2019-2020

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business MBA essay questions for the 2019-20 application cycle are as follows: Chicago Booth Full-Time MBA Essay Questions How will the Booth MBA help you achieve your immediate and long-term post-MBA career goals? (250 word minimum)  Chicago Booth immerses you in a choice-rich environment. How have your interests, leadership experiences, and other passions influenced the choices in your life? (250 word minimum) Response Guidelines: Length: There is no maximum length, only a 250 word minimum. We trust that you will use your best judgment in determining how long your submission should be, but we recommend that you... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 10, 2019 by

UVA Darden MBA Essay Topics 2019-2020

The University of Virginia MBA essay questions for the 2019-20 application cycle at Darden School of Business are as follows: UVA Darden School of Business Essay Questions Darden strives to identify and cultivate responsible leaders who follow their purpose. Please provide an example of a situation in which you have made a meaningful impact. (200 words) Diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission, and they work best when they are an integral and celebrated part of our community. Read University of Virginia’s Diversity & Inclusion Vision Statement. Share a time in which you engaged with a perspective, identity, community... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 10, 2019 by

UVA / Darden MBA Deadlines 2019-2020

The University of Virginia MBA deadlines at the Darden School of Business for the 2019-2020 admissions season are as follows. For the upcoming season, Darden notes that all applications for the full-time MBA are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on the deadline day.   2019-2020 UVA Darden MBA Deadlines Rounds Application Deadline Interview Admissions Decision Early Action September 3, 2019 Schedule Your Own October 9, 2019 Round 1 October 4, 2019 By Invitation December 11, 2020 Round 2 January 6, 2020 By Invitation March 18, 2020 Round 3 April 6, 2020 By Invitation May 6, 2020  

Last Updated Jun 10, 2019 by

Admissions Tip: Selecting & Preparing Recommenders

As we continue our focus on those of you who are applying for next year’s admissions cycle, we wanted to offer some basic tips on a critical variable in the MBA admissions equation: recommender selection. When choosing your recommenders, remember that it can be seen as a test of judgment – selecting a recommender whose letter is ineffective or who appears dubious about your qualifications may raise doubts about your ability to judge your interactions with others or to select the right person for a job.  You also want to select people that you can rely on to deliver the... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 5, 2019 by

Northwestern / Kellogg Essay Topics 2019-2020

The 2020 application for Full-Time Kellogg MBA Programs are now open. As Kate Smith, the Assistant Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid at Kellogg previously noted in their blog, there have been two changes to the essay questions for the upcoming admissions cycle. These include a change to Kellogg’s second written essay and the first video essay question. Access our detailed analysis of Northwestern / Kellogg’s MBA Admissions essays. Please note, the content is generally updated with these new essays within a couple of weeks of the essay release. Kellogg School of Management Essay Questions for 2020 Application: Video essays Video... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 5, 2019 by

GMAT Tip: Consider the Possibilities and Make a Well-Reasoned Guess

In the GMAT Quantitative section, there are often problems that appear simple but turn into big time-wasters that detract from test takers’ ability to get to the tougher questions and/or finish the quantitative section of the exam. These time-wasters are a) often arithmetic questions b) also data sufficiency questions and c) seem very simple from the outset. The GMAT is testing your ability to manage your time, and a test taker with excellent time management skills recognizes that when you are at 85% of the way in solving a problem, often an educated guess (and likely correct) guess is more... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 5, 2019 by

Dartmouth / Tuck Essay Topics 2019-2020

Dartmouth / Tuck just released their essay questions for the 2019-2020 admissions season. There is one small change to note: the short answer section of the application is gone. This change will allow applicants to have more space to share how a Tuck MBA advances their aspirations. Access our detailed analysis of Dartmouth’s MBA Admissions essays. Please note, the content is generally updated with these new essays within a couple of weeks of the essay release. Tuck School of Business School Essay Questions for 2019-2020: Tuck students can articulate how the distinctive Tuck MBA will advance their aspirations. Why are... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 5, 2019 by

Dartmouth / Tuck MBA Deadlines 2019-2020

The Dartmouth MBA deadlines at the Tuck School of Business for the 2019-2020 admissions season are as follows. For the upcoming season, Tuck notes that they made changes to their deadlines to give applicants more time to apply for round 1. If you plan to apply to Tuck during any of the rounds, all applications are due by 5:00 p.m. EST.   2019-2020 Dartmouth / Tuck MBA Deadlines Rounds Application Deadline Applicant-Initiated Interview Deadline Admissions Decision Enrollment Decision and Deposit Due** Round 1 October 7, 2019 November 1, 2019 December 12, 2019 February 17, 2020 Round 2 January 6, 2020 January... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 4, 2019 by

Michigan / Ross Essay Topics 2019-2020

In a recent blog post, Michigan / Ross announced the essay questions for the 2019-2020 admissions season.  Ross has made a modification one of the six short-answer options. All others remain the same as last year. Access our detailed analysis of Michigan’s MBA Admissions essays. Please note, the content is generally updated with these new essays within a couple of weeks of the essay release. Ross School of Business School Essay Questions for 2019-2020: SHORT ANSWERS (CHOOSE ONE FROM EACH GROUP; 100 WORDS EACH) Group 1 I want people to know that I: I made a difference when I: Group... Read more »

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