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Feb 7, 2023

Resume- vs. Application-Based MBA Admissions Interviews

Some business schools believe strongly in the notion of résumé-based interviews, which means that your interviewer will know nothing about you in advance of the MBA admissions interview other than what appears on the résumé you give them. Schools that fall firmly into this camp include Yale School of Management (SOM), Columbia... Read more »

Feb 6, 2023

Vanderbilt Owen MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Virtual

The interview is blind - they only have access to your resume. As far as the questions go, there weren't any curveballs; I got ones regarding obstacles I've overcome, short/long-term goals, how I work in diverse settings, why Owen, why MBA, strengths/weaknesses, etc. There was about 10 minutes at the... Read more »

Feb 6, 2023

UCLA Anderson MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On Campus

Very conversational and enjoyable. Nothing difficult at all. The interviewer made sure to keep to 30mins. I flew in to do the interview because I know most aren't doing them IRL and I wanted to be able to see the campus. Would definitely recommend others do that as well. Questions... Read more »

Feb 6, 2023

UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alum / Virtual

It was a really relaxed vibe. Interview conducted through interview portal. The interviewer was an alum who was really friendly and the whole interview was very conversational! Questions : 1) Tell me about yourself. 2) Why MBA? 3) Why Kenan-Flagler? 4) Rate your communication skills on 1-5 scale and what... Read more »

Feb 6, 2023

Georgetown McDonough MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / On Campus

The interview was in the admissions office for McDonough's MBA program. I was interviewed by two individuals on the adcom. For the first 20 minutes, I was asked questions about my professional career followed by behavioral questions. I asked the adcom my questions for the final ten minutes. Q1 Tell... Read more »

Feb 6, 2023

The Week Ahead: MBA Interview Invitations, February 6-10, 2023

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Round 2 is underway. Interview invites are rolling out for Round 2 candidates. Thursday, February 9, London Business School is scheduled to release its Round 2... Read more »

Feb 6, 2023

MBA Wire Taps 276—Over-represented presents challenges. Interesting background, in sales. Kellogg versus Haas and Ross

This week's episode kicks off with a quick rundown of the recent interview invite activity on MBA LiveWire.  Many programs are starting to release their Round 2 invites; last week included releases from Harvard, Michigan / Ross and Duke / Fuqua, while programs like Stanford continue to “trickle” out their... Read more »

Feb 3, 2023

Fridays from the Frontline: Inside the 2022 Africa Business Conference

In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, a Dartmouth Tuck MBA student, George Agyeman-Badu T’23, takes us inside the Africa Business Conference, which was hosted by the Columbia Business School Africa Club. Meeting the Moment: Inside the 2022 Africa Business Conference By George Agyeman-Badu T’23 The only purpose of a... Read more »

Feb 3, 2023

Interview Report Round-Up: Berkeley Haas, LBS, NYU Stern

As we head into Round 2 interview season, we're taking a look at some recent entries to the Clear Admit Interview Archive to help you prepare. This week, we take a look at applicants' reported interview questions and more with Berkeley Haas, London Business School and NYU Stern. First up,... Read more »

Feb 2, 2023

Northwestern Kellogg MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Virtual

Alum was very responsive and friendly when we set up the virtual interview. When the interview started, he set the stage and expressed that he was trying to create a low-stress, casual conversation. Also, he emphasized strongly that his notes on the interview were just a small part of my... Read more »

Feb 2, 2023

Northwestern Kellogg MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Zoom

Had my Kellogg interview with an alumnus, over Zoom - it was a blind interview and they had only seen my resume. We exchanged emails prior to the interview to set up a date and time. They were super candid when answering all my questions. 1. Walk me through your... Read more »

Feb 2, 2023

M7 Business Schools Dominate in Venture Capital and Private Equity Fields

MBA graduates continue to be drawn to finance jobs due to the lucrative compensation packages, the chance to work on high-profile deals at investment banks, and the opportunity to invest in the next billion-dollar company at a venture capital or private equity firm. As we will see below regarding the... Read more »

Feb 1, 2023

USC Marshall MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

My interviewer really set up a very chill and welcoming vibe. 1. How did you find about USC Marshall? 2. Tell me about yourself. 3. Why USC Marshall? 4. What motivates you? 5. What inspires you? 6. What’s your definition of success? When do you consider yourself successful? 7. What... Read more »

Feb 1, 2023

Michigan Ross MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Google Meet

My interviewer was friendly and it felt like a casual conversation as if I was networking with some employee. I am working as a software engineer for 3 years now and I plan to move into PM roles Post-MBA. 1. Tell me about yourself. 2. I mentioned about an application... Read more »

Feb 1, 2023

Berkeley Haas MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Google Meet

Interview date - Nov 2nd 2022 Result - Admitted I have heard that Haas interviews have 1 or 2 unexpected questions. I felt it during my interview as well. Haas gives importance to diversity - that is evident from their website and they ask a question related to DEI in... Read more »

Feb 1, 2023

Real Humans of Wharton’s MBA Class of 2024

We are excited to introduce six new members of the Wharton MBA Class of 2024 in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students. Out of 6,319 applicants, 877 students ultimately matriculated at Wharton in August of 2022. Half of the new class are women and 35 percent are international. U.S.... Read more »

Jan 31, 2023

LBS MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumna / Zoom

Final Decision: Admitted with Merit Scholarship It was a very predictable and structured interview and started with the alumna introducing herself and explaining the structure of the interview and about the Case Study, which would be taken up a little later. 1. We started with, Walk me through your resume.... Read more »

Jan 31, 2023

UVA Darden MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Student / Zoom

Very casual interview like other reports have said. The student didn't give really any info about themselves. I just went into my story from childhood to present day. No real traditional interview questions at all other than once I said that I had direct reports I was asked, "Have you... Read more »

Jan 31, 2023

USC Marshall MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

I interviewed with a member of the admissions committee this week. I do not believe she had seen my application, only my resume. My interview lasted 30 minutes. It was not on Microsoft Teams (as noted in the interview invite), but on Zoom. Walk me through your resume. Do you... Read more »

Jan 31, 2023

Georgetown McDonough MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

Q1. Tell me something about your hobbies. Q2. Why Georgetown? Q3. Short-term and long-term goals and how Georgetown can help you in reaching them. Q4. Any particular subject that interests you? Why? Q5. Do you want me to say anything in particular about you that will make the adcom admit... Read more »

Interviews

Resume- vs. Application-Based MBA Admissions Interviews

Some business schools believe strongly in the notion of résumé-based interviews, which means that your interviewer will know nothing about you in advance of the MBA admissions interview other than w

Vanderbilt Owen MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Virtual

The interview is blind - they only have access to your resume. As far as the questions go, there weren't any curveballs; I got ones regarding obstacles I've overcome, short/long-term goals, how I work

UCLA Anderson MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On Campus

Very conversational and enjoyable. Nothing difficult at all. The interviewer made sure to keep to 30mins.I flew in to do the interview because I know most aren't doing them IRL and I wanted to be

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Careers and Financial Aid

M7 Business Schools Dominate in Venture Capital and Private Equity Fields

MBA graduates continue to be drawn to finance jobs due to the lucrative compensation packages, the chance to work on high-profile deals at investment banks, and the opportunity to invest in the next b

2019-2022 MBA Job Placement Trends: The Rise and Fall of Tech and the Return to Consulting and Finance

In our previous article, we highlighted the decline in tech industry jobs accepted and the increase in consulting jobs accepted from the Class of 2021 to the Class of 2022 among leading full-time MBA

Tech Jobs are in Decline at Top MBA Programs. Is This the Canary in the Coal Mine for MBA Hiring?

MBA Class of 2022 graduates were clearly impacted by the softening in the technology sector in 2022 after the pandemic-fueled growth in tech industry jobs in 2020 and 2021. Compared to the Class of 20

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Essays

MBA Essay Insight Webinar Series Fall 2022

We're sure you've already heard that the application essays are a crucial component of the MBA application. So how can you ace this part of the admissions process without the use of sample essays?

MBA Essay Insight Webinar Series Summer 2022

We're sure you've already heard that the application essays are a crucial component of the MBA application. So how can you ace this part of the admissions process without the use of sample essays?

MBA Essay Insight Event Series: Sept/Oct Dates!

As you most likely already know, essays are a critical component of the MBA admissions process. That's why we're bringing back our popular MBA Essay Insight Event Series for three more events this Sep

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