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May 26, 2022

Real Humans of Amazon: Marcos Coppa, Michigan Ross MBA ’21, Pathways Operations Manager

Get an inside look at Marcos Coppa's MBA journey through Michigan Ross, particularly how the leading business school and standout STEM and operations offerings supported his advancement to Amazon. He also digs into the recruiting process and culture of the tech giant in this edition of Real Humans: Alumni. Marcos... Read more »

May 25, 2022

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? Get essay tips straight from admissions representatives at leading business schools during our upcoming MBA Essay... Read more »

May 24, 2022

Real Humans of Google: Rafael Ferreira, CBS MSFE ’19, Software Engineer

Columbia Business School offers more than a leading MBA program, as Rafael Ferreira, CBS MSFE ’19, highlights in this Real Humans: Alumni.    Rafael digs into the benefits of studying at CBS and how his Master of Science in Financial Economics helped him land a role at Google. Read on... Read more »

May 23, 2022

New Dean to Lead Michigan Ross: Professor Sharon Matusik of Leeds School of Business

Michigan Ross welcomes Professor Sharon Matusik to the role of Edward J. Frey Dean of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business in a five-year, renewable term that begins August 1, 2022. Matusik joins the Ann Arbor business school from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder.... Read more »

May 23, 2022

The Week Ahead: MBA Admissions Decisions, May 23-27, 2022

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week and every week! Round 3 decisions continue. Monday, May 23, UNC / Kenan-Flagler is scheduled to release its Round 4 decisions. Wednesday, May 25, Georgetown /... Read more »

May 23, 2022

Wire Taps 234—UK-based African immigrant focused on sustainability. France-based African immigrant debating whether to pursue the MBA. US-based Latina, going HBS or bust.

Alex and Graham began this 150th episode of Wire Taps by reviewing some of the show's “greatest hits”. A huge thankyou to our listening audience for making this podcast a pleasure to produce, record, and share each week! Beyond the fanfare of a milestone episode, Alex highlighted more waitlist movement,... Read more »

May 20, 2022

Real Humans of Google: Daphne Amir, Cornell Johnson MBA ’21, Technical Account Manager

For Daphne Amir, earning an MBA at Cornell Johnson was the perfect launchpad to a new career in tech with Google. In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, she shares her insights into the leading business school, how the program supported her career and more about joining the tech giant. Daphne... Read more »

May 20, 2022

Upcoming Virtual Event: Wharton MBA/Lauder MA International Studies Joint Degree Program Webinar

Interested in joint degree MBA/MA Programs?  This Lauder Institute MBA webinar is for you! The Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies in partnership with The Wharton School provides a dual MBA/MA program with a global focus. The Lauder Institute allows students to earn an MBA from The Wharton School,... Read more »

May 19, 2022

Real Humans of Circle: Kidae Hong, NYU Stern MBA ’21, CEO and Co-Founder

Kidae Hong, NYU Stern MBA '21, returns to talk about his entrepreneurial venture, Circle, and how Stern empowered his vision in this edition of Real Humans: Alumni. Read on for his insights into entrepreneurship, making the most of business school and more. Kidae Hong, NYU Stern MBA'21, CEO and Co-Founder at... Read more »

May 18, 2022

MBA Math, HBS CORe and Other Pre-MBA Courses to Boost Your Profile

While you will never have a time machine to retake undergraduate courses and improve your GPA, there is something you can do to “repair” your transcript for MBA admissions. Transcript repair – aka “supplemental coursework” or “pre-MBA coursework” is the act of pursuing non-degree coursework to demonstrate your academic aptitude... Read more »

May 17, 2022

Real Humans of McKinsey & Company: Mansoor Safi, Northwestern Kellogg MBA ’21, Associate

Many factors can combine to make the perfect place--location, values, fit, ROI, culture and more. In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Mansoor Safi, Northwestern Kellogg MBA ’21, digs into the culture and other features that drew him to join Kellogg and then McKinsey on his professional path. Read on... Read more »

May 16, 2022

The Week Ahead: MBA Interview Invitations & Decisions, May 16-20, 2022

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week and every week! Round 3 decisions continue. Tuesday, May 17, UCLA / Anderson is scheduled to release its Round 3 decisions. Wednesday, May 18, Yale SOM... Read more »

May 16, 2022

Wire Taps 233—Asset management sales to top MBA? Lawyer to consultant, from New Zealand. Military pilot seeking product management role.

Alex and Graham kick off this week's episode with some discussion around the waitlist movements they've observed over the last week on MBA LiveWire. It is becoming clear that MBA programs are going to their waitlists in good numbers, with likely more to come. Graham highlighted the most recently published... Read more »

May 13, 2022

Upcoming Virtual Event: Behind the Scenes of Management Consulting

Interested in management consulting?  This management consulting webinar is for you! The management consulting career path is considered integral to the professional aspirations of countless MBA applicants and students. As a traditional industry, the management consulting career has held consistent gravitas and respect among all sides of the MBA universe.... Read more »

May 13, 2022

Real Humans of BCG: Valerie Jadulang, USC Marshall MBA ’18, Project Leader

Now a project leader at BCG, Valerie (Claire) Jadulang, USC Marshall MBA'18, prioritized "fit" when it came to choosing a business school & her post-MBA employer. Read on for her story in this edition of Real Humans: Alumni. Valerie (Claire) Jadulang, USC Marshall MBA '18, Project Leader at BCG Age:... Read more »

May 13, 2022

Weekly Refresh: Latest MBA Essay Questions, Analyzed – Plus HBS Deadlines

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 and deadlines for schools that have released info this far in advance of the 2022-2023 admissions cycle. Essay Tips Drafting your application essays? See the... Read more »

May 12, 2022

Real Humans of Amazon: Vienna Chen, Wharton MBA ’20, Senior Product Manager Technical

What do you when you want to move from finance to tech? Pursue an MBA, of course! In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Vienna Chen, a senior product manager technical at Amazon Web Services, talks about how the Wharton MBA program prepared her for her career change. Vienna Chen,... Read more »

May 10, 2022

Real Humans of Microsoft: Ruchi Nanda, CBS MBA ’19, U.S. Capital Markets Sr. Industry Advisor

In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Ruchi Nanda, CBS MBA '19, talks about how Columbia Business School, New York City and more supported her career progress in technology to land a role at Microsoft. Ruchi Nanda, CBS MBA '19, U.S. Capital Markets Sr. Industry Advisor at Microsoft Age:  31... Read more »

May 9, 2022

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions, May 9-13, 2022

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week and every week! Round 3 final decisions are now rolling out. Tuesday, May 10, UPenn / Wharton is scheduled to release its Round 3 decisions. Wednesday,... Read more »

May 9, 2022

Wire Taps 232—Cyber-security military officer, physics degree. Food scientist, seeking MBA to do good. Top numbers, underwhelming school selection

Graham and Alex are back for another Wire Taps episode as Round 3 decisions continue to roll out (this upcoming week includes UPenn / Wharton, Northwestern / Kellogg, Michigan / Ross and Berkeley / Haas). Your hosts discussed anticipation of significant movement on the wait lists over the next few... Read more »

Interviews

Michigan Ross MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Zoom

I was interviewed by an alum - I am unsure of how Ross pairs up interviewers / interviewees, but I was luckily matched with somebody from my industry and location (leading to seamless conversation sta

Georgetown McDonough Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Virtual

Invited to interview on 3/2 and completed the interview on 3/8. Initially signed up to interview with an alum, but the system did not register the interview properly and needed to reschedule with a me

INSEAD Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-Campus

INSEAD R1/ 2 interviews, both with AlumniLocation: Virtual and in-personType of interview: both Alumni, mix of application-based and resume-basedQuestions asked: Why MBA and Why INSEAD?

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Careers and Financial Aid

Upcoming Virtual Event: Behind the Scenes of Management Consulting

Interested in management consulting?  This management consulting webinar is for you! The management consulting career path is considered integral to the professional aspirations of countless MBA app

Real Humans of Citibank: Anoop Kinjavdekar, Cambridge Judge MBA ’20, Management Associate

Today's edition of Real Humans – Alumni introduces a management associate at Citibank , Anoop Kinjavdekar, Cambridge Judge MBA ’20. Citibank is one of the "Big Four" banks in the U.S. and a su

Top MBA Program Career Placement Outcomes: U.S. Graduates Pursuing Post-MBA Careers in Tech

Post-MBA careers in tech are a very popular option for MBA graduates, whether they choose to join a large company like Google, Amazon, or Microsoft, or jump into a role with a small venture-backed tec

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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

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

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