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Jun 25, 2019

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Gain Access to all Clear Admit School Guides Titles When You Register! For a limited time, all registered Clear Admit users can download any of our 27 exclusive Clear Admit School Guides at no cost: a potential $675 value at $24.99 per Guide. All you have to do is login or register... Read more »

Feb 28, 2020

Coronavirus Concerns Disrupt MBA Admissions Interviews, Testing and More

As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases reaches over 80,000 globally, mounting concerns have disrupted normal operations of MBA admissions testing, interviews and events. Entrance Exam Sessions Suspended GMAT, GRE, IELTS, and TOEFL testing in mainland China has been pushed back further to the end of March. On its official... Read more »

Feb 28, 2020

NYU Stern Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / On-Campus

If you interview on Diversity Days or Women’s Day, you may interview with an Alum and your experience may be different. With the regular scheduled Adcom interviews, the important thing to note is that this is not a blind interview. They know everything about you. They read your resume, your... Read more »

Feb 28, 2020

Fridays from the Frontline: Navigating a Career in Venture Capital as a Woman of Color

In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, we catch up with a Northwestern Kellogg student charting an uncommon career path.  Veronica Reaves, 1Y MBA ’20, took to the Inside Kellogg blog to discuss the challenges of venture capital—and the added ones of being a woman of color in the... Read more »

Feb 27, 2020

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Consortium Round 2 / Adcom / On-Campus

I applied through the Consortium to Cornell Johnson. Standard behavioral interview. Prompts include: Walk me through your resume. Tell me about your leadership style. Why Johnson? How will you contribute to our community? The interviewer will have a list of questions about potential weaknesses in your application, and ask you... Read more »

Feb 27, 2020

Amazon Shakes Up B-School Recruiting for MBAs

Amazon has started recruiting MBA talent from a broader base of business schools and conducting interviews virtually, shaking up their longstanding practice of sending company reps and executives to select leading b-school campuses.  Instead of only hiring MBAs from elite business schools, the tech giant is now reaching out to... Read more »

Feb 27, 2020

Real Humans of Bain: Rachel Neiger, LBS ’17, Case Team Leader

The MBA is a reliable vehicle for career switchers and, as seen in this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, it can also enhance one’s current career path.  Rachel Neiger, London Business School MBA ’17 and case team leader at Bain & Co., already knew she would be returning to the... Read more »

Feb 27, 2020

NYU Stern Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / On-Campus

There was an interviewer and an observer. I was greeted by the receptionist and given an NYU T-shirt. I signed up for a class visit and lunch with current students which provided some talking points and in-depth knowledge of Stern. The questions included: Tell me about your college experience Give... Read more »

Feb 26, 2020

Berkeley Haas Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Off-Campus

The interview was extremely conversational and she asked the typical MBA questions along with a few behavioral questions. We met at a coffee shop in Orange County. I believe the interview was blind. 1. Walk me through your resume. 2. Why MBA? 3. Why Haas? 4. What are your strengths/weaknesses?... Read more »

Feb 26, 2020

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

The whole interview was a very positive and pleasant experience. The adcom member introduced himself and made it very clear that all he knew about me was whatever was listed on my resume. He did mention that the interview was supposed to run for about 30 minutes although the conversation... Read more »

Feb 26, 2020

Wharton School Announces New Dean, Erika H. James

Erika H. James will begin her tenure as the newest dean of The Wharton School on July 1, 2020.  She is the first woman and person of color to lead the school in its 139-year history.  James, former dean of Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, succeeds Geoff Garrett, who plans... Read more »

Feb 26, 2020

Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

I scheduled my interview during “Super Saturday,” the one Saturday that admissions offers interviews on the weekend. Because I was able to do so, I came Friday for Booth Live!, the all-day event for interviewees and prospective students including a lunch with students, mock class, Q&A panel with current students,... Read more »

Feb 26, 2020

INSEAD Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Off-Campus

Location: Interviewer’s office in Tokyo After we got into the meeting room, the interviewer told me that he already read my application form and CV, and had no questions on them. He even let me decide how to proceed with the interview (interview first and then the Q&A, or vice... Read more »

Feb 26, 2020

Real Humans of Google: Juan Vasquez, Booth ’19, Android Partner Engineering Strategy and Operations

Most know Google through our computer or phone screens, typing requests next to the magnifying glass or simply saying “Hey Google!” to retrieve instant answers about whatever is on our mind.  But, what is it like to work for the tech giant?  Google employees, affectionately referred to as “Googlers,” collaborate... Read more »

Feb 26, 2020

Episode 85: Making the Most of an MBA Fair

You may begin your search for MBA programs online, but nothing beats meeting admissions representatives in person. Of course, busy professionals cannot always jet set to various b-school campuses, which is where MBA fairs come in.  Adcom members travel around the world to meet MBA candidates in person and provide... Read more »

Feb 25, 2020

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / On-Campus

My interview was with an adcom member and the head of admissions. The head of admissions was sitting in on the interview to audit the adcom member as he was new to the team I believe. They had read my application and came into the interview with notes. They were... Read more »

Feb 25, 2020

LBS Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Off-Campus

The interview was very relaxed and casual, which I am grateful for. I was quite nervous beforehand because London Business School is a top choice for me and my brain was in the “better not mess this up” mode. The interview began with the alum giving a short introduction about... Read more »

Feb 25, 2020

INSEAD Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumni / Off-Campus

I have two interviewers that were scheduled on 2 separate days of a week. They were both very friendly. The first one is in the industry (consulting). that I would like to get into, the second one works in an industry that is completely different (retail). Some basic questions were... Read more »

Feb 25, 2020

Consulting & UK Top London Business School MBA Employment Report

The London Business School MBA Class of 2019 was, once again, highly diverse.  The 492 graduates of the Class of 2019 represented 62 nationalities and women comprised 38 percent of the group.  Altogether, they averaged five years of pre-MBA work experience, though professional experience ranged from 2 to 13 years. ... Read more »

Feb 25, 2020

Real Humans of BCG: Vinnie Sood, Wharton ’16, Project Leader

Curiosity, leadership and the ability to collaborate are just a few of the skills Boston Consulting Group (BCG) looks for when they hire consultants.  In terms of intellectual chops, BCG states that “superior academic credentials are a necessary—but not sufficient—requirement.”  Due to the variety and scope of their projects, BCG... Read more »

Feb 25, 2020

Berkeley Haas Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / First-Year Student / On-Campus

I interviewed on campus, I was told it would be with a second-year student, but it was with a first-year student. The interviewer had only seen my resume prior to the interview, and typed notes as I spoke. The interview lasted 45 minutes. The interviewer had a list of questions... 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

NYU Stern Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / On-Campus

If you interview on Diversity Days or Women’s Day, you may interview with an Alum and your experience may be different. With the regular scheduled Adcom interviews, the important thing to note is th

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Consortium Round 2 / Adcom / On-Campus

I applied through the Consortium to Cornell Johnson.Standard behavioral interview. Prompts include:Walk me through your resume. Tell me about your leadership style. Why Johnson? How

NYU Stern Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / On-Campus

There was an interviewer and an observer. I was greeted by the receptionist and given an NYU T-shirt. I signed up for a class visit and lunch with current students which provided some talking points a

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Careers and Financial Aid

UVA Darden Alumni Career Services Critique Career Books

From the business section of the bookstore, UVA Darden Alumni Career Services shared their reviews of what career-oriented books the b-school community should pick up and which ones they may prefer to

Real Humans of Bain & Co.: Peter Akinleye, Cornell Johnson ’19, Consultant

Consultants wear many hats and take on innumerable roles at the behest of their clients. Fortunately, MBA programs, like the one at Cornell Johnson, can prepare career switchers and analysts alike for

Beyond the Bio Podcast by Bain & Company

Sponsored ContentBain & Company is one of the most highly regarded firms in the management consulting industry. One of the "Big Three," Bain provides services to organizations around the world

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Application results in real time, submitted by site visitors.
Rejected at Yale SOM via portal.
GPA: 3.3. GMAT: 700. Asia.
Rejected at Yale SOM via portal.
GPA: 5.98/7.00. India.
Accepted to MIT Sloan via phone.
GPA: 3.58.
Rejected at MIT Sloan via email.
GPA: 3.34. GMAT: 670. US.
Rejected at Yale SOM via portal.
GPA: 3.26. GMAT: 760. USA.

MBA ApplyWire

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GMAT: 640 GPA: 3.54
Post-MBA Career: Consulting, Technology
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GMAT: 750 GPA: 4
Post-MBA Career: Technology, Undecided
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GMAT: 710 GPA: 2.5
Post-MBA Career: Technology, Undecided
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GRE: 320 GPA: 3.33
Post-MBA Career: Venture Capital, Private Equity, Entrepreneurship

MBA DecisionWire

NYU
Enrolled: NYU Stern
Admitted: NYU Stern
GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Media
Fos
Enrolled: U. Washington / Foster
Admitted: USC / Marshall, UT Austin / McCombs, U. Washington / Foster
GRE: 321 GPA: 3.53
Post-MBA Career: Technology
Klg
Enrolled: Northwestern / Kellogg
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth, Northwestern / Kellogg, UPenn / Wharton
GMAT: 750
Post-MBA Career: Private Equity
Sta
Enrolled: Stanford GSB
Admitted: NYU Stern, Stanford GSB, UPenn / Wharton, Yale SOM
GMAT: 750 GPA: 3.9
Post-MBA Career: Non Profit/SI
UVA
Enrolled: UVA / Darden
Admitted: Cornell / Johnson, NYU Stern, Penn State / Smeal, UVA / Darden
Post-MBA Career: Undecided

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