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Jun 27, 2022

Wire Taps 239—Targeting Southeast, Duke versus M7. Full-time versus Part-time, for MBB. Urban planner, strong ECs.

This episode of WireTaps kicks off with Graham reflecting on his experience at the GMAC conference (and the party that Clear Admit hosted for fellow Graduate Management colleagues). He then highlighted a Real Humans alumni piece, featuring an MBA graduate from INSEAD who is now working at Bain. This led... Read more »

Jun 24, 2022

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 and deadlines released the week of June 20th. Essay Tips Drafting your application essays? See the latest of our experts’ advice in our Essay Topic Analysis.... Read more »

Jun 24, 2022

HEC Paris & Launching a Life in France: Clare Cartwright, HEC Paris MBA ’20

Je ne regrette rien. Translation: I have no regrets. Where did you grow up? Where did you go to school? Did you study geography in class and marvel at the globe? Where did you imagine living or working or visiting? How have you stepped outside of your culture recently? What... Read more »

Jun 23, 2022

Key Takeaways from The Economist 2022 Best Full-time MBA Ranking

Harvard Business School tops The Economist’s 2022 full-time MBA ranking, as more business schools elected to participate again. As many may recall, most of the top U.S. MBA programs abstained from last year's Economist ranking due to the pandemic. This resulted in a top-10 that was half European MBA programs... Read more »

Jun 22, 2022

Admissions Tip: 3 Ways to Show an MBA Program That You Mean Business in Your Essays

During the MBA application process, you'll need to learn more about your target programs in the process of rounding out your “why are you pursuing an MBA/why [school name here]” essays. Keeping this important component of the MBA admissions process in mind, we wanted to offer some advice on how... Read more »

Jun 21, 2022

Real Numbers of MBA Admissions: Average GMAT Scores at Top U.S. MBA Programs

See where your GMAT score lands among the top U.S. MBA programs, as we report the average GMAT scores in the chart below. If you have yet to take the GMAT, you can also get a sense of what score you need to target. Business school admissions use the GMAT... Read more »

Jun 20, 2022

Wire Taps 238—Congressional experience, two pathways. Multiple degrees, from Germany. Brit in Taiwan, great numbers.

This week's episode finds Graham in Baltimore, USA, as he attends the Annual GMAC conference to catch up with admissions industry professionals at all the major MBA programs; Alex is a little jealous (recalling fond memories of past GMAC conferences he attended). On the admissions front, Alex highlighted the increasing... Read more »

Jun 17, 2022

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 and deadlines released the week of June 13th. Essay Tips Drafting your application essays? See the latest of our experts’ advice in our Essay Topic Analysis.... Read more »

Jun 16, 2022

Real Humans of Bain & Co.: Matthew Michaelides, INSEAD MBA ‘J21, Consultant

Join Matthew Michaeledes on his path to becoming a consultant at Bain & Co., as he shares his journey to and through the dynamic MBA program at INSEAD. Matthew also offers insights into how business school prepared him for his career, and what made his MBA experience so special in... Read more »

Jun 15, 2022

Northwestern Kellogg Receives $2M Gift for Sustainable Finance

A joint $2 million gift establishes the Thomas K. Montag Sustainable Finance Fellowship Fund in Sustainable Finance at Northwestern Kellogg. In addition to programming such as conferences, panels and research, the fellowship is designed to bring sustainable finance leaders to engage with Kellogg students and faculty. The field of sustainable finance... Read more »

Jun 14, 2022

Real Humans of McKinsey: Symone Williams, Cornell Johnson MBA ’19, Engagement Manager

In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Symone Williams, Cornell Johnson MBA ’19, illuminates how business school prepared her for an exciting and fast-paced career in consulting. Read on for her story about joining McKinsey & Company and her advice for current MBA students. Symone Williams, Cornell Johnson MBA ’19,... Read more »

Jun 13, 2022

Wire Taps 237—Strong international experience, is it enough? Government candidate from Canada. Military candidate with outstanding numbers

This week's podcast kicks off with a discussion about updates for the new application cycle, as leading MBA programs have started releasing their new admissions deadlines and updated essays questions. Speaking of b-school essays, Graham reminded listeners of the upcoming MBA essay workshops - scheduled for July - signups are here:... Read more »

Jun 10, 2022

Weekly Refresh: Latest MBA Essay Questions, Analyzed – Plus 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 released the week of June 6th. Essay Tips Drafting your application essays? See the latest of our experts’ advice in our Essay Topic Analysis.... Read more »

Jun 9, 2022

Real Humans of McKinsey & Company: Dushyanth Nutulapati, Michigan Ross MBA ’21, Associate

From Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Dallas, Texas, Dushyanth Nutulapati walks us through his journey from MBA student at Michigan Ross to associate at McKinsey & Co. in this edition of Real Humans: Alumni. Read on to learn more about Dushyanth's fascinating story and his advice to current MBA students. Dushyanth Nutulapati,... Read more »

Jun 7, 2022

Real Humans of Amazon: Clemente Reyes-Retana, CBS MBA ’19, Sr. Product Manager – Technical, Financial Technology

Clemente Reyes-Retana sought a mix of tech and finance in his MBA program, hence he chose Columbia Business School to propel his career into the tech industry at Amazon. Read on for his story, as he shares insights into the interview process at Amazon, advice for MBA candidates and more... Read more »

Jun 6, 2022

Wire Taps 236—Central Asian candidate with manufacturing experience. Super numbers, going fast! First-gen female candidate, worried about the GMAT.

Alex and Graham are back with another episode of WireTaps, kicking off this week's show with a discussion of the recent roll-out of several Clear Admit 'essay topic analyses' (which we prepare each season), as the likes of Tuck, Darden, HBS, CBS, and more have published their topics for 2022-23. ... Read more »

Jun 3, 2022

Weekly Refresh: Latest MBA Essay Questions, Analyzed – Plus 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 released the week of May 30th. Essay Tips Drafting your application essays? See the latest of our experts' advice in our Essay Topic... Read more »

Jun 3, 2022

Real Humans of BCG: Matt Leung, Northwestern Kellogg MBA ’21, Consultant

Looking to expand his horizons beyond healthcare, Matt Leung, Northwestern Kellogg MBA '21, set his sights on b-school to cover more industry ground as a consultant. Read on for his story about what he learned at Kellogg, the process of joining BCG and more in this Real Humans: Alumni. Matt... Read more »

Jun 2, 2022

Real Humans of Amazon: Tonka Lange, INSEAD MBA ’20J, Senior Financial Analyst

It takes more than a stalwart delivery person and miles of cardboard to keep Amazon running seamlessly. Behind the scenes, people like Tonka Lange, INSEAD MBA '20J, keep the financial wheels turning. In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Tonka shares how the the program enhanced her career and what... Read more »

Jun 1, 2022

Clear Admit Reviews and Ratings: Share Your Thoughts!

Greetings Clear Admit community members!  We would like to call your attention to a simple form that allows us to gather ratings and reviews for Clear Admit. These ratings and reviews will be used to help others know what they can expect when they join the Clear Admit community. Please... 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

Webinar: Behind the Scenes of Management Consulting – Video Recap

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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