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Last Updated Feb 12, 2019 by

MBA DecisionWire Spotlight: Carolina Connection

In this MBA DecisionWire Spotlight, which highlights MBA candidates’ choices as shared in Clear Admit’s DecisionWire, we highlight a few posts in which several future MBAs seem to be leaning to North Carolina’s most prominent business schools—Duke / Fuqua and UNC Kenan-Flager. Our first candidate, located in Washington DC, gained acceptance to Duke / Fuqua and NYU  Stern, but was curious to know more about each school’s social impact career tracks: The original poster notes that they hope to transition from a background in nonprofits to “CSR” (corporate social responsibility) after they earn their MBA. Clear Admit resident expert, Alex Brown,... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 18, 2018 by

U.S. H-1B Visa Premium Processing Suspension Extended

For those hoping to quickly secure themselves an H-1B visa, the wait just got a bit longer. Last March, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that premium processing for H-1B visa applications would be suspended until September 10, 2018. That suspension, however, was extended until February 19, 2019, according to Bloomberg. The framework of the policy adjustment, originally, was centered around the excess of priority H-1B premium applications. Premium processing allowed applicants to obtain an H-1B work visa within 15 days, rather than the standard six-month waiting period, for a fee of $1,225 USD. Some companies took full advantage... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 14, 2018 by

MBA ApplyWire Spotlight: A Wide Net

As new MBA applicants try to figure out their admissions chances and strategies, many are posting to Clear Admit’s ApplyWire, a platform for feedback from our community of top-tier applicants to help inform your final choice of schools and approach to admissions. In this edition of MBA ApplyWire Spotlight, we take a closer look at a “non-traditional” applicant who is hoping to move from a career trajectory in politics towards business. And in preparation for the move, the applicant appears to be casting a wide net. With a high GPA and GRE score, the applicant may have enough credentials to get... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 3, 2018 by

MBA ApplyWire Spotlight: One Top Choice

As new MBA applicants try to figure out their admissions chances and strategies, many are posting to Clear Admit’s ApplyWire, a platform for feedback from our community of top-tier applicants to help inform your final choice of schools and approach to admissions. In this edition of MBA ApplyWire Spotlight, we take a closer look at a potential Duke/Fuqua applicant who only plans on applying to their top choice this year. With a wealth military experience and previous work with some of the largest consulting firms in the world, including Bain and Co. and Boston Consulting Group, the applicant might be applying... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 16, 2017 by

Harvard Business School Tops Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking for Third Consecutive Year

For the third straight year, Harvard Business School reigned supreme in the annual Bloomberg Businessweek “Best Business Schools” ranking, topping the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and MIT Sloan School of Management. In joining HBS on the medals podium this year, those schools both saw significant gains over last year, climbing from sixth and seventh respectively. Rounding out the top five this year is the University of Chicago Booth School of Business —holding steady year over year at fourth—and Stanford Graduate School of Business, which fell from second place in 2016 to fifth this year. The methodology Bloomberg Businessweek uses to... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 26, 2017 by

Finding the Best Laptop for Business School

Brand. Affordability. Technical specifications. While some matter more than others based on an individual’s specific needs, these principle factors are the three pillars to consider when purchasing a laptop. That’s true not only of the average consumer, but also of business school students. That said, before starting any MBA program, there are a few more things the business school set should keep in mind. Finding the Best Laptop for Business School Some schools, such as the UCLA Anderson School of Management, offer incoming students guidance on what kind of laptop they’ll need before beginning the MBA program. We think Anderson’s guidelines... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 12, 2017 by

20th Annual Reaching Out LGBTQ MBA Conference Arrives in Boston

The ROMBA LGBTQ MBA and Graduate Student Conference, the largest annual gathering of LGBTQ graduate school students in the world, takes place Boston this week, running from October 12th through 14th. It is presented by Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping create the next generation of out business leaders by educating, inspiring, and connecting the student and alumni LGBTQ MBA and graduate studies communities. The 20th annual three-day conference offers thousands of attendees an incredibly unique opportunity to connect and expand their careers with a close-knit and inclusive community. Included in the ever-expanding event are multiple... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 28, 2017 by

What to Expect at the 2017 NBMBAA Conference in Philadelphia

Tuesday, September 26th, marked the first day of the annual National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) Annual Conference & Exposition, held at the Philadelphia Convention Center. The five-day event, stretching to Saturday, September 30th, brings together entrepreneurs, business leaders, students, and other seasoned professionals into an immense, collaborative atmosphere that helps introduce next-level vision to the business world. The centerpiece of the event is the two-day Career Exposition. Touted as the “largest diversity career fair in the country” by the NBMBAA, the event brings together more than 300 companies, government entities, nonprofits, and more to take part in on-site stations and active recruitment, helping... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 2, 2017 by

Female Enrollment, GMAT Scores Rise for NYU Stern Class of 2019

Applications are up and acceptance rates are down, according to new statistics from the New York University Stern School of Business Class of 2019. A total of 3,927 applicants applied to join the NYU Stern Class of 2019, increasing around 4 percent from last year’s figure of 3,773. Despite the growing pool of applications, enrollment actually got tighter, dropping from 871 admissions last year to 822 for the class. Figures via NYU Stern From the 822 admitted students, a total of 402 elected to join the NYU Stern Class of 2019—up slightly from the 392 enrolled students in the Class... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 25, 2017 by

New Scholarship Alert: HBS Announces Forward Fellowship for MBA Class of 2020

The Harvard Business School (HBS) recently announced that it will offer students from low-income backgrounds the brand new Forward Fellowship, beginning for the MBA Class of 2020. The needs-based fellowship will award students between $10,000-$20,000 for every year in which they apply. In the announcement, Chad Losee, the HBS Managing Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, said, “At HBS, we are intent on and proactive about maintaining the diversity of our student body and supporting individuals from all backgrounds. We believe it is important to acknowledge both where each of our students is now and how far they have come.... Read more »

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