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Oct 20, 2020

Real Humans of USC Marshall MBA Class of 2022

In this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, we introduce a handful of new members of USC Marshall’s Trojan network. Based in Southern California, USC Marshall was the first AACSB-accredited business school of the area and boasts deep connections to Los Angeles and the greater SoCal regional community. 217 students... Read more »

Oct 19, 2020

UCLA Anderson Interview Questions: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

An MBA applicant to UCLA Anderson shared the following questions about their Round 1 admissions interview with a second-year student over Zoom. 1. Walk me through your resume 2. Why MBA? 3. Why Now? 4. What interests would you put at the bottom of your resume? 5. Why Anderson? 6.... Read more »

Oct 19, 2020

Episode 126: Wire Taps—Do I Even Have A Chance With This GPA?

Our admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, offer their strategic advice to MBA applicants who have posted in MBA ApplyWire. Preview the prospective MBAs’ profiles below, then tune into this week’s episode of Wire Taps. The first applicant has concerns about their personal history: The second MBA hopeful sought... Read more »

Oct 19, 2020

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Interview Invitations, October 19-23, 2020

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! The new MBA admissions season is underway!  Round 1 interview invites continue to roll out as final Round 1 deadlines are completed. Tuesday, October 20, Duke... Read more »

Oct 19, 2020

Kellogg MBA Class Profile: Surge in Applications Yields Supersized Class of 2022

The MBA Class of 2022 Profile for Northwestern Kellogg has been released and presents a group of students diverse in gender, race, and culture. In recognition of the challenges students faced during the application process due to the pandemic, Kellogg had made the decision to waive testing requirements for Round... Read more »

Oct 16, 2020

Fridays from the Frontline: How to Maximize the First Terms at Duke Fuqua

While you may be in the midst of your MBA applications, this Fridays from the Frontline outlines what you have to look forward to once you get to b-school. Yun Hong, a second-year student at Duke Fuqua, shares his reflections on how to make the most of your first terms.... Read more »

Oct 16, 2020

Clear Admit’s Essay Insight Virtual Events Are Back!

Back by popular demand! We’re pleased to announce two more dates in our Application Insights Event Series, giving you direct access to – and advice from – decision-makers at leading MBA programs. These essay-focused workshop events will be offered on two dates – November 11th & November 18th – with... Read more »

Oct 15, 2020

USC Marshall Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

As a preface, this is my first and only interview for Round 1 of the Fall 2021 intake. I did two MBA interviews last year and ultimately deferred to this cycle, so I do have some experience. With that said, the interview was friendly as Grace Kim, the director of... Read more »

Oct 15, 2020

Ross MBA Class Profile: Diversity Reigns Despite International Deferrals

The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan released its profile of the MBA Class of 2022, showcasing a variety of unique experiences and backgrounds that breaks the usual mold of the MBA student. Here are some key elements of the profile: Ross MBA Class Profile: Undergraduate Background... Read more »

Oct 14, 2020

The Lauder MA/MBA Joint Degree Program: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the MBA

For prospective students looking to enter an MBA program, the University of Pennsylvania offers a unique option that expands the traditional master’s in business into a global learning experience, preparing graduates for enterprise in a diverse and connected world. The Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies two-year... Read more »

Oct 14, 2020

Real Humans of Carnegie Mellon Tepper MBA Class of 2022

This edition of Real Humans: MBA Students takes us to Pittsburgh, PA, and the pioneer of management science, Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. Tepper boasts access to world-class researchers, including a legacy of 9 Nobel Laureates. Their commitment to community can be seen in the energetic hub that is... Read more »

Oct 13, 2020

Real Humans of Cornell Johnson’s MBA Class of 2022

292 students comprise the Two-Year MBA Class of 2022 at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management of Cornell University. This edition of Real Humans: MBA Students highlights some of their passions, common values and lessons from admissions. But first, let’s take a closer look at the new crop... Read more »

Oct 12, 2020

Duke Fuqua Class Profile: Team Fuqua Sees Ten Percent Bump in Applications

The Class of 2022 profile for Duke’s Fuqua School of Business reflects the hard work that the admissions team carried out this year. Despite the uncertain climate, the school experienced a 10 percent increase in applications from which to assemble its 408-member class. Shari Hubert, Associate Dean of Admissions, credits... Read more »

Oct 12, 2020

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Interview Invitations, October 12-16, 2020

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! The new MBA admissions season is underway!  Round 1 interview invites continue to roll out as final Round 1 deadlines are completed. Tuesday, October 13, UNC... Read more »

Oct 12, 2020

Episode 125: Wire Taps—How Can I “Wow” the Adcom?

MBA applicants who have posted in MBA ApplyWire recently are wondering how to stand out in the crowd of b-school apps. This week’s podcast episode of Wire Taps features keen advice from our admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, on how to do just that. Preview the prospective MBAs’... Read more »

Oct 9, 2020

Fridays from the Frontline: 5 Feelings while being a Black MBA student in Georgia during the COVID-19 pandemic

For this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, we hear from a current MBA student at Emory Goizueta in Atlanta, Georgia. Erin Lightfoot, Goizueta MBA ’21, shares her experience during the pandemic. 5 Feelings while being a Black MBA student in Georgia during the COVID-19 pandemic By Erin Lightfoot, Emory... Read more »

Oct 9, 2020

UCLA MBA Class Profile: Anderson School of Management Class of 2022

The UCLA MBA Class of 2022 profile for the UCLA Anderson School of Management has been released. The program took a firm stance on deferral options for newly admitted international students unable to secure visas to come to the U.S. Still, more than one-third of enrollees are from overseas. Here... Read more »

Oct 8, 2020

Columbia MBA Class Profile: Internationals Hold Steady Despite Pandemic Punch

Columbia Business School released its Class of 2022 profile. The numbers in the Columbia MBA class profile reflect 782 enrolled students—211 who matriculated in January (J-Term) and 571 who began classes in August. Columbia saw an increase in applications for the current year and no significant changes in the class... Read more »

Oct 7, 2020

Real Humans of Duke Fuqua MBA Class of 2022

Six new members of Duke Fuqua’s MBA Class of 2022 share insights into their admissions journeys and future plans in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke’s Fuqua School of Business is noted for its strong healthcare education, and the emphasis it places on... Read more »

Oct 7, 2020

Episode 124: The Evolving MBA – Tech and Entrepreneurship at Fuqua

MBA candidates’ interest in tech and entrepreneurship has been on the rise for years now. In this podcast episode, we will be discussing how the MBA has evolved to meet these trends. We are excited to welcome three special guests from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business to dig into... 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

UCLA Anderson Interview Questions: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

An MBA applicant to UCLA Anderson shared the following questions about their Round 1 admissions interview with a second-year student over Zoom.1. Walk me through your resume 2. Why MBA? 3. Why N

USC Marshall Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

As a preface, this is my first and only interview for Round 1 of the Fall 2021 intake. I did two MBA interviews last year and ultimately deferred to this cycle, so I do have some experience. With that

Oxford Saïd Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Career Consultant / Zoom

Interview was with a career consultant who had worked in the same industry as my post MBA goal as a recruiter. Interview lasted around 35 minutes and was mainly focused on why I wanted to do an MBA, m

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Careers and Financial Aid

Real Humans of Adobe: Adrienne Tsai, Northwestern Kellogg ’18, Product Marketing Manager

Chances are you've needed to review a PDF this week—and if you have, you've used an Adobe product to open it.  In addition to their Acrobat Reader, Adobe Inc., an American multinational computer so

Real Humans of BCG: Reid Velo, NYU Stern ’19, Consultant

Consulting can be a dynamic career, meeting new clients in new places and solving new business problems every week.  Boston Consulting Group (BCG)—one of the Big Three of the top consulting firms k

Real Humans of Amazon: Roshni Naidu, Wharton ’18, Senior Technical Product Manager

"Alexa, what is the weather today?" "Hey Alexa, play some 80s classics." "Alexa, how many tech products does Amazon have?"Amazon, the largest online retailer and AI assistant producer, is a part

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MBA LiveWire

Application results in real time, submitted by site visitors.
Interview Invite to UCLA Anderson via email.
GMAT: 740. India.
Interview Invite to Georgetown / McDonough via email.
GMAT: 670.
Interview Invite to UCLA Anderson via email.
GPA: 3.5. Midwest.
Interview Invite to Georgetown / McDonough via email.
GPA: 3.4. Domestic.
Interview Invite to Indiana / Kelley via email.
GPA: 3.56.

MBA ApplyWire

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GRE: 312 GPA: 3.56
Post-MBA Career: Consulting, Non Profit/SI
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GMAT: 670 GPA: 8.45
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
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GMAT: 760 GPA: 3.5
Post-MBA Career: Technology
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GPA: 3.41
Post-MBA Career: Pharmaceutical, Consumer Goods
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GMAT: 760 GPA: 3.41
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking

MBA DecisionWire

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Enrolled: Indiana / Kelley
Admitted: Arizona State / W.P. Carey, Indiana / Kelley, Johns Hopkins / Carey, UNC Kenan-Flagler, Other
GPA: 3.47
Post-MBA Career: Entrepreneurship
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Enrolled: Cornell / Johnson
Admitted: Carnegie Mellon / Tepper, Cornell / Johnson, Indiana / Kelley
GMAT: 600 GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking
Van
Enrolled: Vanderbilt / Owen
Admitted: Ohio State / Fisher, Vanderbilt / Owen, Washington U. / Olin
GMAT: 640
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
INS
Enrolled: INSEAD
Admitted: INSEAD
GRE: 317 GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Family Business
UNC
Enrolled: UNC Kenan-Flagler
Admitted: Carnegie Mellon / Tepper, UNC Kenan-Flagler, Vanderbilt / Owen
GMAT: 710 GPA: 3.8
Post-MBA Career: Consulting

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