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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 »

May 6, 2022

Real Humans of Amazon: Chidinma ‘Chi’ Esinaulo, Kellogg 1Y MBA ’21, Sr. Product Manager

In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Chidinma 'Chi' Esinaulo, Northwestern Kellogg 1Y MBA '21, shares the motivation behind her goals and how her desire for meaningful impact led her to Amazon. Chi also talks about how the team structure and more at Kellogg prepared her for her role as... Read more »

May 6, 2022

Fridays from the Frontline: What is Fuqua Friday?

Sandeep Panda, Duke Fuqua Daytime MBA Class of 2021, sheds light on the longstanding tradition of Fuqua Fridays at the leading business school in this Fridays from the Frontline. What is Fuqua Friday? By Sandeep Panda, Daytime MBA Class of 2021 TGIF. As the clock rushes towards the end of... Read more »

May 5, 2022

Real Humans of Deloitte: Graham Wookey, Stanford GSB MBA ’19, Management Consultant

Stanford GSB invites business leaders to "Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world." And Graham Wookey, Stanford GSB MBA '19, is trying to do just that at Deloitte. His consulting efforts support the energy transition and decarbonization, while serving startups and large companies in cleantech and energy. Read on for... Read more »

May 3, 2022

Real Humans of McKinsey: Corey Bourbonais, Michigan Ross MBA ’21, Associate

In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, McKinsey Associate Corey Bourbonais talks about how her MBA education at Michigan Ross prepared her for the dynamic lifestyle of consulting. Read on for her insights into the leading business school and her advice for MBA candidates. Corey Bourbonais, Michigan Ross MBA '21,... Read more »

May 2, 2022

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions, May 2-6, 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 roll out. Wednesday, May 4, UVA / Darden and Carnegie Mellon / Tepper are scheduled to release their Round 3... Read more »

May 2, 2022

Wire Taps 231—China-based entrepreneur, with a 333 GRE. Greek candidate, sports background, no undergrad. Canadian engineer, maybe aim high.

This episode of the Clear Admit MBA podcast kicks off with Alex and Graham discussing the Round 3 decisions that are starting to roll out, noting how it’s a much shorter cycle than the prior rounds with rapid turnarounds. Graham then highlights several 'Real Humans: Alumni' pieces, including a CMU... Read more »

Apr 29, 2022

Fridays from the Frontline: Tuckies’ Reflections from the 2022 HBS Africa Business Conference

The MBA community transcends school borders, as many programs host conferences or events that welcome students from different schools. In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, two Dartmouth Tuck MBA students (aka Tuckies) recount their experience attending Harvard Business School's Africa Business Conference. Reflections from the 2022 HBS Africa... Read more »

Apr 29, 2022

Real Humans of BCG: Sarah Doyle, Cornell Johnson MBA ’20, Consultant

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has more than 90 offices in over 50 countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa; in this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, we hear from Sarah Doyle, Cornell Johnson MBA '20, who pursued a summer internship with BCG in the D.C. area... Read more »

Apr 28, 2022

Real Humans of Google: Chris Ouayoro, USC Marshall MBA ’20, Sr. Financial Analyst

In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Chris Ouayoro, USC Marshall MBA '20, provides insights into the work culture at Google, how the MBA readied him to contribute to the tech giant, and much more about his journey to becoming a senior financial analyst there. Chris Ouayoro, USC Marshall MBA... Read more »

Apr 27, 2022

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 starters). My interviewer was engaged and very friendly; the entire process felt like more of a... Read more »

Apr 27, 2022

Stanford MBA Students Host Event to Demystify MBA Experience for Black Undergrads

Stanford GSB MBA students hope to increase diversity in the global MBA applicant pool and equity in the b-school application process with an upcoming workshop for students and young professionals who identify as black. To help demystify the MBA experience, Dream Big Lead Boldly is a free, one-day virtual workshop... 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 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

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

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