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Lena Maratea

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 Apr 15, 2019 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions – 4.15.19

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead. In this weekly series, we provide a brief rundown of what we know is happening in the week ahead, as far as admissions related MBA deadlines and decisions are concerned at the top business schools. Most programs have now released their Round 2, as we move into the Round 3 admissions cycle. Monday, April 15, USC / Marshall, Indiana / Kelley and Boston College / Carroll have their Round 4 application deadlines. OSU Fisher has its Round 6 application deadline. Maryland / Smith is scheduled to release its Round 4 decisions. Rochester / Simon... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 12, 2019 by

Receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card – When you Submit a Booth, HBS, Ross, Sloan, Stern, Tuck or Wharton MBA Interview Report

If you’re interested in sharing your MBA interview experience, we are awarding a $10 Amazon gift card to each applicant who submits an MBA interview report for Chicago Booth, Harvard Business School, Michigan / Ross, MIT Sloan, NYU Stern, Dartmouth / Tuck, or UPenn / Wharton by midnight EST on Sunday, April 21, 2019. To be eligible for the $10 gift card and the contest, please include the following information in your report:* 1. Date/Admissions Round 2. Description / location of visit and/or interview atmosphere 3. Type of interview (alum vs. adcom, blind vs. application-based) 4. List of interview questions 5. Commentary (Did... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 8, 2019 by

Incoming MBAs: Start your summer with Bain & Company

Bain & Company invites incoming MBA students to apply to ExperienceBain, a series of immersive workshops and events held at Bain & Company’s 57 offices around the world. ExperienceBain consists of five programs—outlined below—that give incoming MBA students exclusive access to Bain & Company before arriving on campus. We want to help you put your best foot forward at school and in your future career—no matter where your post-MBA path may take you. Selected applicants will develop the business toolkit of the future (e.g., design thinking, inspirational leadership), understand the latest challenges facing businesses, join discussions around workplace diversity and build lasting... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 8, 2019 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions – 4.08.19

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead. In this weekly series, we provide a brief rundown of what we know is happening in the week ahead, as far as admissions related MBA deadlines and decisions are concerned at the top business schools. Most programs have now released their Round 2, as we move into the Round 3 admissions cycle. Monday, April 8, MIT / Sloan has its Round 3 deadline. Tuesday, April 9, ESADE has its Round 6 deadline. Wednesday, April 10, Columbia has its final deadline. Northwestern / Kellogg and Cornell / Johnson have their Round 3 deadlines. Cornell /... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 3, 2019 by

Probability Tip: Three Strategies That Aren’t Used Enough

Some GMAT instructors will say that students often place too much emphasis on studying for Probability and Combinatorics, rather than spending more time focusing on the heavy lifters of Algebra and Arithmetic. Like it or not, GMAT students get fixated on combinatorics and probability because a) these questions are never, never as straightforward as remembering and plugging into the permutation or combination formula and b) these problems have the illusion of being easy and attainable. But these sticky types of GMAT questions are notorious time wasters, driving test takers deep into a rabbit holes without consideration the right strategies. In... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 2, 2019 by

Waiting on a MIT Sloan or Yale SOM Round 2 Decision? Join the Clear Admit MBA Chat!

If you’re waiting on a Round 2 decision from MIT Sloan or Yale SOM, join a Clear Admit chat now with your peers! MIT Sloan Yale SOM You can also sort MIT Sloan and Yale SOM entries in LiveWire to learn more about how decisions were released last year. When you receive your Round 2 decision, please add to LiveWire to share with the community. Enjoy and good luck!

Last Updated Apr 1, 2019 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions – 4.01.19

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead. In this weekly series, we provide a brief rundown of what we know is happening in the week ahead, as far as admissions related MBA deadlines and decisions are concerned at the top business schools. Most programs have now released, or are now releasing their final decisions for Round 2. Many programs have their Round 3 application deadlines, over the next few weeks. Monday, April 1, don’t believe everything you read, today! NYU / Stern is scheduled to have released its initial notifications for Round 3. Dartmouth / Tuck and Georgetown / McDonough have... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 28, 2019 by

Waiting on a McCombs or LBS Round 2 Decision? Join the Clear Admit MBA Chat!

If you’re waiting on a Round 2 decision from UT Austin / McCombs or London Business School, join a Clear Admit chat now with your peers! UT Austin / McCombs London Business School You can also sort McCombs and LBS entries in LiveWire to learn more about how decisions were released last year. When you receive your Round 2 decision, please add to LiveWire to share with the community. Enjoy and good luck!

Last Updated Mar 27, 2019 by

Waiting on a Northwestern / Kellogg or Stanford GSB Round 2 Decision? Join the Clear Admit MBA Chat!

Decisions from Northwestern / Kellogg and Stanford GSB have started coming in on MBA LiveWire! If you’re waiting on a Round 2 decision, join a Clear Admit chat now with your peers! Northwestern / Kellogg Stanford GSB You can also sort Kellogg and GSB entries in LiveWire to learn more about how decisions were released last year. When you receive your Round 2 decision, please add to LiveWire to share with the community. Enjoy and good luck!

Last Updated Mar 26, 2019 by

Waiting on a Georgetown / McDonough Round 2 Decision? Join the Clear Admit MBA Chat!

If you’re waiting on a decision from Georgetown / McDonough, join the Clear Admit chat now with your peers! Georgetown / McDonough Round 2 Decision Chat You can also sort McDonough entries in LiveWire to learn more about how decisions were released last year. When you receive your Round 2 decision, please add to LiveWire to share with the community. Enjoy and good luck!

Last Updated Mar 26, 2019 by

Waiting on an HBS Round 2 Decision? Join the Clear Admit MBA Chat!

If you’re waiting on a decision from Harvard Business School, join the Clear Admit chat now with your peers! Harvard Business School Round 2 Decision Chat You can also sort HBS entries in LiveWire to learn more about how decisions were released last year. When you receive your Round 2 decision, please add to LiveWire to share with the community. Enjoy and good luck!

Last Updated Mar 25, 2019 by

Waiting on a UCLA Anderson Round 2 Decision? Join the Clear Admit MBA Chat!

Round 2 decisions from UCLA Anderson have started coming in on MBA LiveWire! If you’re waiting on a decision from Anderson, join the Clear Admit chat now with your peers! UCLA Anderson You can also sort Anderson entries in LiveWire to learn more about how decisions were released last year. When you receive your Round 2 decision, please add to LiveWire to share with the community. Enjoy and good luck!

Last Updated Mar 25, 2019 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions – 3.25.19

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead. In this weekly series, we provide a brief rundown of what we know is happening in the week ahead, as far as admissions related MBA deadlines and decisions are concerned at the top business schools. Most programs have now released, or are now releasing their final decisions for Round 2. Tuesday, March 26, HBS, UCLA Anderson and Georgetown / McDonough are scheduled to release their Round 2 decisions. ESADE is scheduled to release its Round 4 decisions. Wednesday, March 27, Kellogg / Northwestern is scheduled to release its Round 2 decisions. Washington / Olin... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 22, 2019 by

Waiting on an Oxford Saïd Round 3 Decision? Join the Clear Admit MBA Chat!

If you’re waiting on a decision from Saïd, join the Clear Admit chat now with your peers! Oxford / Saïd You can also sort Saïd entries in LiveWire to learn more about how decisions were released last year. When you receive your Round 3 decision, please add to LiveWire to share with the community. Enjoy and good luck!

Last Updated Mar 21, 2019 by

Waiting on a Wharton Round 2 Decision? Join the Clear Admit MBA Chat!

If you’re waiting on a decision from Wharton, join the Clear Admit chat now with your peers! UPenn / Wharton You can also sort Wharton entries in LiveWire to learn more about how decisions were released last year. When you receive your Round 2 decision, please add to LiveWire to share with the community. Enjoy and good luck!

Last Updated Mar 20, 2019 by

Waiting on a U. Chicago Booth Round 2 Decision? Join the Clear Admit MBA Chat!

Round 2 decisions from U. Chicago Booth have started coming in on MBA LiveWire! If you’re waiting on a decision from Booth, join the Clear Admit chat now with your peers! U. Chicago Booth Decisions You can also sort Fuqua entries in LiveWire to learn more about how decisions were released last year. When you receive your Round 2 decision, please add to LiveWire to share with the community. Enjoy and good luck!  

Last Updated Mar 20, 2019 by

Sentence Correction Tip: Cut the Junk

Sentence corrections on the GMAT can be particularly tricky. There are so many rules and goals to keep in mind – not only does the correct selection have to be grammatically correct, but it needs to be concise and clear – at least, according to GMAC standards. The biggest strategy that we find even the best GMAT test takers fail to consider is “cutting the junk” when approaching GMAT sentence correction questions. It is easy for a GMAT test taker, particularly a native English speaker, to heavily rely on how a sentence correction questions sounds to make corrections, then jump... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 19, 2019 by

Quiz: Which Business School Are You?

Have you spent hours poring over b-school websites, Clear Admit guides, MBA LiveWire, and MBA DecisionWire? Have you asked alumni from different schools for advice and talked with admissions officers? Are you just beginning to consider whether business school might be right for you, and which school to choose? Do your friends have polar opposite opinions? Choosing a business school is no joke, but nonetheless we have put a fun quiz together. So, take a break from the stress of a big decision and take the quiz.

Last Updated Mar 19, 2019 by

Waiting on a UVA Darden Round 2 Decision? Join the Clear Admit MBA Chat!

Round 2 decisions from UVA Darden have started coming in on MBA LiveWire! If you’re waiting on a decision from Darden, join the Clear Admit chat now with your peers! UVA Darden You can also sort Darden entries in LiveWire to learn more about how decisions were released last year. When you receive your Round 2 decision, please add to LiveWire to share with the community. Enjoy and good luck!

Last Updated Mar 18, 2019 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions – 3.18.19

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead. In this weekly series, we provide a brief rundown of what we know is happening in the week ahead, as far as admissions related MBA deadlines and decisions are concerned at the top business schools. Most programs have released interview invites as the season for Round 2 interviews is upon us. A few programs will continue to release invites, some programs are now releasing final decisions. Monday, March 18, Duke / Fuqua is scheduled to release its Round 2 decisions. Michigan / Ross has its Round 3 deadline. Tuesday, March 19, Notre Dame /... Read more »

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