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Apr 16, 2021

April 28: Recruiting Intel from Bain and J.P. Morgan!

Getting into an MBA program is a significant accomplishment. But for many, it’s the first step in a longer career journey. So what comes next? First-year MBA students are often surprised by how early the internship recruiting process begins, especially for highly coveted positions in areas like management consulting and... Read more »

Apr 16, 2021

A Debrief of March Madness: Post-MBA Employer Edition

In March 2021, we selected 32 notable companies to go head-to-head in our first-ever Post-MBA Employer Edition of March Madness. These firms were selected and seeded into the bracket based on their popularity with Clear Admit’s registered users – so we had our own predictions about how things would unfold.... Read more »

Apr 16, 2021

Fridays from the Frontline: How Learning to Lean on My Fuqua Community Made Me A Better Leader

Duke Fuqua Daytime MBA student, Nwaka Isamah, shares her transformative journey through business school, amid personal and global challenges in this week’s Fridays from the Frontline. How Learning to Lean on My Fuqua Community Made Me A Better Leader By Nwaka Isamah, Daytime MBA ’21 The most challenging aspect of... Read more »

Apr 15, 2021

Choosing the MBA That’s Right for You – Free Webinar

Having a difficult time choosing the MBA that’s right for you?  This Free Webinar might be just what you need! There are a lot of variables that applicants need to consider when selecting their short list of schools and sometimes the decisions can be overwhelming, especially with there being hundreds... Read more »

Apr 15, 2021

Texas McCombs MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / First-Year Student / Zoom

Round 3 Zoom interview with a first-year MBA student – I didn’t learn who the interviewer was until only a couple minutes before the interview. Application submitted 3/30, interview invitation received on 4/5, interviewed on 4/9 (still waiting to receive final admissions decision). Interview was pretty standard – I can’t... Read more »

Apr 15, 2021

Stanford MSx Class of 2021: Profile in Resilience & Purpose

Stanford GSB’s MSx program is a mid-career one-year, full-time master’s degree program that traditionally begins in July at the Knight Management Center. Mike Hochleutner, director of admissions for the MSx program, told Clear Admit: “The MSx program itself is a very unique program that blends full-time business education with a particular... Read more »

Apr 14, 2021

Real Humans of Johnson & Johnson: Joe Velli, NYU Stern ‘19, Associate Brand Manager, Listerine

Switching careers can be a challenging endeavor, but an MBA can help make the transition more seamless and open new doors at the same time.  In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, we hear from Joe Velli, NYU Stern MBA ‘19, on how his MBA helped him pivot from financial... Read more »

Apr 13, 2021

Real Humans of Nissan Motor Corporation: Ruiyi Chen, Duke Fuqua ’19, Product Strategist

Digitization, increasing automation, changing business models, and new climate goals are revolutionizing the automobile industry. One of the key players of the global auto revolution is Nissan, a Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer. As one of the largest automakers globally, Nissan strives to make cars that change the world. As a... Read more »

Apr 12, 2021

UNC Kenan-Flagler Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

My interview with UNC KF was with a member of the admissions committee. She mentioned that since she was part of the admissions committee she had read parts of my application (and then tailored some of her questions towards that). Questions included: Usual Tell me about yourself questions Why I... Read more »

Apr 12, 2021

Texas McCombs Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

I interviewed with one of the adcom officers of McCombs. Out of all my interviews, this one was the only one where I felt very uncomfortable and self-conscious. The moment the interviewer saw me, his demeanor completely changed. He did not seem interested in learning more about me and when... Read more »

Apr 12, 2021

Episode 157: Wire Taps— Am I Crazy to Turn Down HBS for Love?

What would you do if you and your partner weren’t both accepted to all of the same MBA programs?  And what if one of those non-overlap programs was Harvard Business School?  Fasten your seat belts, as Alex and Graham put on their ‘relationship counselor’ hats this week…with potentially disastrous consequences.... Read more »

Apr 12, 2021

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Interview Invitations, April 12-16, 2021

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 3 & 4 Deadlines Continue Many of the leading MBA programs have now released their Round 2 final decisions, and Round 3 deadlines continue. Monday,... Read more »

Apr 9, 2021

Fridays from the Frontline: The Art of Perseverance and Resilience – Reapplying to HBS

In this week’s Fridays from the Frontline, we bring you a story of hope, perseverance and resilience from a current Harvard Business School student. Omar Aboulezz, HBS MBA ’21, shares his journey of applying to the program three times before finally finding success. The Art of Perseverance and Resilience –... Read more »

Apr 9, 2021

ISB Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumni / Zoom

Hello! I was interviewed by 3 interviewers (1 alumnus (2006) and 2 alumnae (2014 and 2018)). The interview happened over Zoom and it was very conversational and stress-free. Questions: 1. Tell us about yourself. 2. Goals? What motivates them? 3. Are you sure ISB will help you achieve your goals?... Read more »

Apr 8, 2021

LBS Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Zoom

The interview was on Zoom. My interviewer was very friendly. He introduced himself and the process briefly, and then asked the standard why MBA / why now / why LBS questions. Then he asked the behavioral questions. Most of the questions were behavioral. I was expecting some questions regarding family,... Read more »

Apr 8, 2021

Stanford Graduate School of Business: Women Belong In ‘A Place Like This’

What’s A Nice Girl Like You Doing In A Place Like This? Fifty years ago, five young and ambitious women were admitted into the MBA program at Stanford University — three of them being Susan Phillips, Anne Thornton, and Barbara West. At first, their presence was unusual to faculty, administrators,... Read more »

Apr 8, 2021

Episode 156: Meet Podcaster Cassandra Pittman, CBS MBA & Former INSEAD/LBS Adcom

We are excited to welcome Cassandra Rae Pittman, host and executive producer of the Power Done Differently podcast, to share her rich perspective on MBA admissions, empowering women in business, entrepreneurial grit and more. Cassandra Rae Pittman, host and executive producer of the Power Done Differently podcast Cassandra spent nearly... Read more »

Apr 7, 2021

HBS Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / AdCom / Virtual

The interview was for a prompt 30 minutes. – Interviewer asked me about supply chain disruptions due to COVID. How has the economy changed your work life and that of your company?(answered him in 2 ways : 1) how demand was in flux due to people losing jobs and having... Read more »

Apr 7, 2021

Real Humans of General Mills: Matt Lieberman, Chicago Booth ‘18, Associate Brand Manager

When scanning over your cereal box, you’ll probably see the infamous “General Mills” logo plastered on it. With more than 100 brands in more than 100 countries on six continents, General Mills is one of the world’s leading food companies whose purpose is to make food the world loves. From... Read more »

Apr 6, 2021

MBA Student Interview by Juno: Harvard Business School

The MBA Series is brought to you by Juno, a collective bargaining group for student loans. In this series, we’ll interview MBA students about their paths and decision-making process. The subject of this piece has asked to remain anonymous, so we’ll refer to them as John.   Before HBS Before Harvard... 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

Texas McCombs MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / First-Year Student / Zoom

Round 3 Zoom interview with a first-year MBA student - I didn't learn who the interviewer was until only a couple minutes before the interview. Application submitted 3/30, interview invitation receive

UNC Kenan-Flagler Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

My interview with UNC KF was with a member of the admissions committee. She mentioned that since she was part of the admissions committee she had read parts of my application (and then tailored some o

Texas McCombs Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

I interviewed with one of the adcom officers of McCombs. Out of all my interviews, this one was the only one where I felt very uncomfortable and self-conscious. The moment the interviewer saw me, his

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Careers and Financial Aid

April 28: Recruiting Intel from Bain and J.P. Morgan!

Getting into an MBA program is a significant accomplishment. But for many, it's the first step in a longer career journey.So what comes next?First-year MBA students are often surprised by how

Real Humans of Johnson & Johnson: Joe Velli, NYU Stern ‘19, Associate Brand Manager, Listerine

Switching careers can be a challenging endeavor, but an MBA can help make the transition more seamless and open new doors at the same time.  In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, we hear from Joe V

Real Humans of Nissan Motor Corporation: Ruiyi Chen, Duke Fuqua ’19, Product Strategist

Digitization, increasing automation, changing business models, and new climate goals are revolutionizing the automobile industry. One of the key players of the global auto revolution is Nissan, a Japa

Read More in Careers and Financial Aid »

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MBA LiveWire

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Interview Invite to UNC Kenan-Flagler via email.
GPA: 3.84. GMAT: 720. Ohio.
Accepted to Ohio State / Fisher via portal.
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Enrolled at Brigham Young via n/a.
GPA: Love guru. Delhi.
Interview Invite to Rochester / Simon via email.
GMAT: 720. India.
Accepted to Notre Dame / Mendoza via phone.
GPA: 3.22. New York.

MBA ApplyWire

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GMAT: 770 GPA: 3.74
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
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GMAT: 720 GPA: 2.8
Post-MBA Career: Technology
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Applying: HEC Paris, INSEAD
GMAT: 710 GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
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Applying: Berkeley / Haas
GPA: 3.5
Post-MBA Career: Entrepreneurship
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GMAT: 760 GPA: 3.67
Post-MBA Career: Consulting, MF, Auto, Aerospace

MBA DecisionWire

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Enrolled: Berkeley / Haas
Admitted: Berkeley / Haas, Cornell / Johnson, Northwestern / Kellogg, UPenn / Wharton
GMAT: 680 GPA: 3.78
Post-MBA Career: Consumer Goods
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Enrolled: UCLA Anderson
Admitted: UCLA Anderson
GMAT: 620
Post-MBA Career: Entrepreneurship
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Enrolled: U. Chicago Booth
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth, Oxford / Saïd, UCLA Anderson, USC / Marshall, UT Austin / McCombs, UVA / Darden
GRE: 321 GPA: 3.34
Post-MBA Career: Technology
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Enrolled: Stanford GSB
Admitted: Berkeley / Haas, Northwestern / Kellogg, Stanford GSB
GMAT: 710
Post-MBA Career: Venture Capital
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Enrolled: Yale SOM
Admitted: UCLA Anderson, Yale SOM
GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.4
Post-MBA Career: Technology

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