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Sep 25, 2020

Weekly Refresh: Latest MBA Essay Questions, Analyzed – Plus Deadlines & Rec Forms

Welcome to Weekly Refresh, a roundup of admissions advice and updates on the Clear Admit site. In this edition, we’re catching up with essay tips, deadlines, and recommendation questions. Essay Tips Drafting your application essays? See our experts’ advice in our Essay Topic Analysis. Click for our advice: Columbia Business... Read more »

Sep 25, 2020

Fridays from the Frontline: Kellogg’s Collaborative & Inclusive Approach to Hybrid Learning

Get a look inside the Kellogg MBA classroom! Alyssa Posklensky, Kellogg 1Y MBA, shares how fellow students and staff have been making the most of hybrid learning during COVID-19 conditions. A 1Y Shares Kellogg’s Collaborative & Inclusive Approach to Hybrid Learning By Alyssa Posklensky (1Y 2021) When I applied to business... Read more »

Sep 22, 2020

Admissions Director Q&A: Eddie Asbie of Cornell University’s S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management

Eddie Asbie, Interim Executive Director of Admissions & Financial Aid at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, has spent the past 16 years of his professional career in higher education, primarily within the admissions field. He has called Ithaca and Johnson home over the last... Read more »

Sep 21, 2020

UVA Darden Interview Questions: Early Action / Second-year Student / Skype

As expected, the interviewer gave me 15-20 minutes to run through my life story, resume, why I am seeking an MBA. Additional questions asked were regarding diversity. “Provide me with a time you worked in a diverse environment?” “Why is diversity important?” Interviewer provided 10 minutes at the end to... Read more »

Sep 21, 2020

Duke Fuqua Interview Questions & Report: Early Action / Second-year Student / Skype

Interview started with the standard “run me through your resume,” “why MBA, why now.” As expected, the interviewer then proceeded to ask 8-10 behavioral questions. To list a few: Tell me a time you had to win over a colleague on your viewpoint. How would you describe your communication style... Read more »

Sep 21, 2020

Episode 121: Wire Taps—Am I Aiming too High?

As MBA applicants figure out which b-schools to target, our admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, provide strategic advice to those who have posted in MBA ApplyWire. Preview the candidates they discuss below, then tune into this week’s podcast episode of Wire Taps. The first applicant has goals in... Read more »

Sep 21, 2020

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines, September 21-25, 2020

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! The new MBA admissions season is underway!  Round 1 and Early Decision Rounds are underway. Wednesday, September 23, Duke / Fuqua has its Early Action Round... Read more »

Sep 21, 2020

USC MBA Class Profile: Domestic Diversity in the Marshall Class of 2022

The USC Marshall School of Business full-time MBA Class of 2022 profile is an example of how the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are not always apparent on the surface. While this year’s incoming students numbered 217—nearly identical to the 2019 class size—the student demographics are far different. Here are... Read more »

Sep 18, 2020

MIT Sloan Waives Standardized Testing for 2020-2021 Admissions Cycle

MIT’s Sloan School of Management has opted to waive the GMAT and GRE requirement for the 2020-2021 MBA admissions cycle. While the school maintains that standardized tests are important to the evaluation process, the challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic are too numerous and widespread to justify the requirement... Read more »

Sep 18, 2020

Fridays from the Frontline: Stern Students Help Small Businesses in NYC During the Pandemic

Come pandemic or citywide shutdown, NYU Stern MBA students still find ways to help their communities. Read on for Yilin Hai’s (Stern MBA ’21) account of Stern Works: Serve NYC. Stern Students Help Small Businesses in NYC During the Pandemic Yilin Hai, NYU Stern School of Business, MBA ’21 By... Read more »

Sep 18, 2020

Weekly Refresh: Latest MBA Essay Questions, Analyzed – Plus Deadlines & Rec Forms

Welcome to Weekly Refresh, a roundup of admissions advice and updates on the Clear Admit site. In this edition, we’re catching up with essay tips, deadlines, and recommendation questions. Essay Tips Drafting your application essays? See our experts’ advice in our Essay Topic Analysis. The following schools have deadlines coming... Read more »

Sep 15, 2020

UC Berkeley MBA Class Profile 2022: A Cultivated Mix of Backgrounds and Aspirations

UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business Class of 2022 officially kicked off the fall semester on August 24th, 2020. This year’s incoming UC Berkeley MBA class profile reveals students coming from a wide array of professional and academic backgrounds. Here are some key elements of the profile: UC Berkeley MBA... Read more »

Sep 14, 2020

Episode 120: Wire Taps—Seeking Advice for a Deferred MBA

Our admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, continue to offer strategic advice to MBA hopefuls who have posted in MBA ApplyWire. Preview the candidates they discuss below, then tune into this week’s podcast episode of Wire Taps. A PhD student is looking to pivot into business: Another MBA hopeful... Read more »

Sep 14, 2020

NYU MBA Class Profile: Academic Achievement Highs for the Stern Class of 2022

We continue our round-up of the characteristics and highlights of new MBA classes, this time at the NYU Stern School of Business. NYU’s MBA class profile for Stern students includes some record-breaking academic highlights for the school, despite the entering class being around 10 percent smaller than usual. Here are... Read more »

Sep 14, 2020

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines, September 14-18, 2020

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! The new MBA admissions season is underway!  Round 1 and Early Decision Rounds are underway; last week Harvard was among the programs with a Round 1... Read more »

Sep 11, 2020

Fridays from the Frontline: Building the Berkeley Haas Team Spirit

MBA students have been challenged to form connections in different ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Aileen Lu, an MBA candidate at Berkeley Haas, shares how she teamed up with her new school community to build team spirit from a distance. Building the Berkeley Haas Team Spirit Aileen Lu, Berkeley... Read more »

Sep 11, 2020

Weekly Refresh: Latest MBA Essay Questions, Analyzed – Plus Deadlines & Rec Forms

Welcome to Weekly Refresh, a roundup of admissions advice and updates on the Clear Admit site. In this edition, we’re catching up with essay tips, deadlines, and recommendation questions. Essay Tips Drafting your application essays? See our experts’ advice in our Essay Topic Analysis. The following schools have deadlines coming... Read more »

Sep 10, 2020

HBS Class Profile: A New Way of Looking at Harvard’s MBA Class of 2022

Harvard Business School released its profile of the Class of 2022, one which is noticeably smaller than previous years. The HBS class profile statistics represent the 732 students that were admitted and also chose to enter in the Fall of 2020 rather than take a deferral, which was offered in... Read more »

Sep 8, 2020

Wharton MBA Class Profile: The Class of 2022 Takes Shape Amid COVID-19

The Wharton School has released its MBA Class of 2022 profile. This year, the 916-member class is one of the largest in school history and came from the largest pool of applicants in a decade. Thanks in part to extended deadlines and relaxed testing requirements in the wake of the... Read more »

Sep 7, 2020

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines, September 7-11, 2020

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! The new MBA admissions season is underway!  Round 1 and Early Decision Rounds are underway. Last week IESE had its Early Decision Round on September 1,... Read more »

Essays

Successfully Answer the UT Austin McCombs MBA Application Essays

The MBA application essays only allow you a few hundred words to tell admissions teams who you are, what you offer, and why you should be accepted. It's a lot to fit in such little space. For those ca

Admissions Tip: Word Limits and Character Counts

MBA candidates naturally have a good deal of information they want – and need – to convey in their materials, and getting the important ideas down under restrictive word counts is a difficult task

MIT Sloan School of Management MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2019-2020

The following essay topic analysis examines MIT Sloan School of Management’s (Sloan) MBA admissions essays for the 2019-2020 admissions season. You can also review essay topic analyses for the o

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Interviews

UVA Darden Interview Questions: Early Action / Second-year Student / Skype

As expected, the interviewer gave me 15-20 minutes to run through my life story, resume, why I am seeking an MBA. Additional questions asked were regarding diversity.“Provide me with a time yo

Duke Fuqua Interview Questions & Report: Early Action / Second-year Student / Skype

Interview started with the standard “run me through your resume,” “why MBA, why now.” As expected, the interviewer then proceeded to ask 8-10 behavioral questions. To list a few:Tell me

USC Marshall Interview Questions & Report: Round 5 / Adcom / Skype

I was interviewed by Elaine. Very similar experience as what has been reported here. She was very nice, and the interview was casual and straightforward. The questions she asked me took about 15 min,

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Careers and Financial Aid

Real Humans of Adobe: Adrienne Tsai, Northwestern Kellogg ’18, Product Marketing Manager

Chances are you've needed to review a PDF this week—and if you have, you've used an Adobe product to open it.  In addition to their Acrobat Reader, Adobe Inc., an American multinational computer so

Real Humans of BCG: Reid Velo, NYU Stern ’19, Consultant

Consulting can be a dynamic career, meeting new clients in new places and solving new business problems every week.  Boston Consulting Group (BCG)—one of the Big Three of the top consulting firms k

Real Humans of Amazon: Roshni Naidu, Wharton ’18, Senior Technical Product Manager

"Alexa, what is the weather today?" "Hey Alexa, play some 80s classics." "Alexa, how many tech products does Amazon have?"Amazon, the largest online retailer and AI assistant producer, is a part

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Applied at Columbia via portal.
GPA: 3.6. GMAT: 740. Los Angeles.
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GMAT: 770.
Applied at Harvard Business School via portal.
GPA: 3.80. GMAT: 740. London.
Interview Invite to Northwestern / Kellogg via email.
GPA: 3.7. GMAT: 750. New York.
Interview Invite to Northwestern / Kellogg via email.
GPA: 3.7. GMAT: 750. Pennsylvania.

MBA ApplyWire

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GRE: 321 GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking
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GRE: 322 GPA: 3.02
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
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GMAT: 760 GPA: 2.8
Post-MBA Career: Consulting, Technology, Investment Banking, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Asset Management, inc. HF, Consumer Goods
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GRE: 312 GPA: 2.9
Post-MBA Career: Other
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GMAT: 700 GPA: 3.3
Post-MBA Career: Non Profit/SI

MBA DecisionWire

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Enrolled: Vanderbilt / Owen
Admitted: Ohio State / Fisher, Vanderbilt / Owen, Washington U. / Olin
GMAT: 640
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
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Enrolled: INSEAD
Admitted: INSEAD
GRE: 317 GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Family Business
UNC
Enrolled: UNC Kenan-Flagler
Admitted: Carnegie Mellon / Tepper, UNC Kenan-Flagler, Vanderbilt / Owen
GMAT: 710 GPA: 3.8
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
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Enrolled: Rice / Jones
Admitted: Rice / Jones, USC / Marshall
GPA: 3.77
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking
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Enrolled: Northwestern / Kellogg
Admitted: Northwestern / Kellogg, UVA / Darden
GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.2
Post-MBA Career: Consulting

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