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Jan 31, 2023

Episode 274: Tips for the Wharton Team-Based Discussion (TBD)

In this special edition of the podcast, your hosts Alex Brown and Graham Richmond break down Wharton’s group interview – known as the Team Based Discussion (TBD) – and offer a wealth of tips and background to help applicants ace it. Alex and Graham, who both formerly worked in admissions at Wharton, set... Read more »

Jan 30, 2023

NYU Stern MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / Zoom

Applied December 15th, 2022; Interview invite January 10th, 2023; Interview January 18th; Admit January 27th Overall the interview was really conversational and welcoming. The interviewer was so nice and kept complimenting my answers and providing support after each answer. The 30 minutes flew by and I thought it went pretty... Read more »

Jan 30, 2023

Dartmouth Tuck Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

1. Walk me through your CV. 2. Why MBA and why now? 3. Why Tuck? 4. Greatest achievement – professional or personal? 5. Most useful negative feedback received? 6. Negative feedback given? 7. Question for the interviewer and her experience?

Jan 30, 2023

The Week Ahead: Interview Invitations, January 30-February 3, 2023

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 2 is underway. Interview invites are beginning to roll out for Round 2 candidates. Wednesday, February 1, Duke / Fuqua and Harvard Business School are... Read more »

Jan 30, 2023

MBA Wire Taps 273—Strong profile, GMAT worry. Targeting Johnson and Stern. Wharton versus Yale and money

In this episode of WireTaps, Alex and Graham discuss the flurry of interview invites popping up on MBA LiveWire. Many programs are starting to release their Round 2 invites - and some appear to be earlier than last season. Graham highlighted the renewal of Dartmouth Tuck’s Dean’s tenure, as well... Read more »

Jan 27, 2023

Upcoming: Ask Us Anything! Live Chat with UC Irvine Merage Admissions Director & Current Students

Interested in the UC Irvine Merage MBA program? This UC Irvine Live Chat is for YOU! In this 'Ask Me Anything' style live chat,  Director of Admissions, Melanie Coburn, and current Merage MBAs will answer your questions about the program. Learn how the UC Irvine Full-Time MBA program in partnership... Read more »

Jan 27, 2023

MBA Real Humans: Students – LIVE Webinar Winter 2023

The Clear Admit Real Humans: Students Series spotlights current students of the top MBA programs. Each of the student share their current MBA experiences and what they did after they were accepted to the MBA programs. Join us at 8 pm ET on Wednesday, February 22nd to learn about: 1.... Read more »

Jan 27, 2023

Interview Report Round-Up: Emory Goizueta, UVA Darden, Vanderbilt Owen

In another Interview Report Roundup, we take a closer looks at MBA admissions interview reports that Emory Goizueta, UVA Darden and Vanderbilt Owen applicants have recently shared to the Clear Admit Interview Archive. A Round 2 applicant to Goizueta had a pleasant interview experience: An MBA hopeful for UVA Darden spoke with... Read more »

Jan 27, 2023

Indiana University & UNC Top U.S. News 2023 Online MBA Ranking

U.S. News & World Report has released its 2023 Best Online Programs rankings, including online MBA programs. At the top of the list, two schools tied for first in online MBA programs: Indiana University--Bloomington and University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill. The University of Southern California, which tied for first last year,... Read more »

Jan 26, 2023

Emory Goizueta MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

I just had my interview. I feel really good about it. My adcom made it comfortable and conversational. It was about getting to know me. Very straightforward. They weren’t trying to trick me or quiz me. 1. Why MBA? 2. Why now? 3. Why Goizueta? 4. Walk me through your... Read more »

Jan 26, 2023

HBS Announces Timing of Interview Invitations for Round 2

If you applied to Harvard Business School in Round 2, get ready for some big application news from the school on Wednesday, February 1st at noon ET. In a post to the Direct from the Director’s blog, the school shared the following details: "Next week, on Wednesday, February 1 at 12:00 noon... Read more »

Jan 26, 2023

Texas McCombs MBA Employment Report: Class of 2022 Scores Highest Average Base Salary in School History

The University of Texas Austin McCombs School of Business has released its 2022 MBA employment report. Of the 241 graduates of the Class of 2021, 211 sought employment. Ninety percent received job offers by graduation and that number increased to 95.3 percent within three months of graduation. Those seeking employment... Read more »

Jan 25, 2023

Dartmouth Tuck MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Virtual

Consortium applicant. Tuck Admissions Associate (2nd-year student) showed up on the call very promptly. She introduced herself and ran through the interview format. She mentioned that it's okay if I didn't have an answer to any behavioral question to ask for another question. Questions were: 1. Tell me about yourself.... Read more »

Jan 25, 2023

UCI Merage MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

1. Walk me through your resume. 2. ST goal (specific company/position) & Plan B. 3. Why Merage & what other schools? 4. TMAT working with difficult people. 4. TMAT receiving feedback & how you dealt with it.

Jan 25, 2023

Emory Goizueta MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

I obtained an interview from Emory a week after the Round 2 application deadline. I had a virtual interview with and Admissions Advisor. She was extremely kind and the interview was very professional and conversational. It was a blind interview and resume based. Asked my background, walk through my background.... Read more »

Jan 25, 2023

Real Humans of UVA Darden’s MBA Class of 2024

Get to know some new members of the UVA Darden MBA Class of 2024 in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students. 348 students matriculated into the Darden MBA program in the fall of 2022. Thirty-seven percent are women and 43 percent are international. Twenty percent of domestic students identify as U.S. minorities.... Read more »

Jan 24, 2023

SMU Cox MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

1. Why did you choose your undergrad major and school? 2. Walk me through how you ended up at your current role. 3. What’s one of the most difficult things about your job? 4. When did you decide to get an MBA? Why? 5. What are your post-MBA goals? Will... Read more »

Jan 24, 2023

UVA Darden MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Very conversational and easy-going interview, lasted about 1hr. My interviewer laid out the structure for me in the beginning to give me an overview. 1. Tell me about yourself (very open-ended, I talked for about 15ish minutes and combined the why MBA into this question). 2. TMAT you worked with... Read more »

Jan 24, 2023

Vanderbilt Owen MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Virtual

It was a pretty chill interview: 1. Walk me through your resume. 2. Why an MBA now? 3. What are your short-term goals? 4. Tell me about a time you made a mistake. 5. What is a common misconception about you? 6. What value will you bring to Vanderbilt and... Read more »

Jan 24, 2023

Real Numbers of MBA Admissions: Cost of MBA Programs in Europe

How much does an MBA in Europe cost? The cost of an MBA does not just include tuition. MBA candidates should also plan for living expenses, including room and board, transportation, meals, health insurance and other personal costs. Some programs also have mandatory fees and require funds for activities and... Read more »

Interviews

Episode 274: Tips for the Wharton Team-Based Discussion (TBD)

In this special edition of the podcast, your hosts Alex Brown and Graham Richmond break down Wharton’s group interview – known as the Team Based Discussion (TBD) – and offer a wealth of tips a

NYU Stern MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / Zoom

Applied December 15th, 2022; Interview invite January 10th, 2023; Interview January 18th; Admit January 27thOverall the interview was really conversational and welcoming. The interviewer was so ni

Dartmouth Tuck Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

1. Walk me through your CV. 2. Why MBA and why now? 3. Why Tuck? 4. Greatest achievement – professional or personal? 5. Most useful negative feedback received? 6. Negative feedback given? 7. Q

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Careers and Financial Aid

2019-2022 MBA Job Placement Trends: The Rise and Fall of Tech and the Return to Consulting and Finance

In our previous article, we highlighted the decline in tech industry jobs accepted and the increase in consulting jobs accepted from the Class of 2021 to the Class of 2022 among leading full-time MBA

Tech Jobs are in Decline at Top MBA Programs. Is This the Canary in the Coal Mine for MBA Hiring?

MBA Class of 2022 graduates were clearly impacted by the softening in the technology sector in 2022 after the pandemic-fueled growth in tech industry jobs in 2020 and 2021. Compared to the Class of 20

MBA Real Humans: Alumni – LIVE Webinar Summer 2022

The Clear Admit Real Humans: Alumni Series spotlights recent graduates from the world's top MBA programs. Each of the alumni provide feedback on their MBA experiences and share how business school pre

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Essays

MBA Essay Insight Webinar Series Fall 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 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

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