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May 29, 2020

Fridays from the Frontline: Cornell Johnson MBA Diaries – When “Normal” Becomes a Memory of the Past

Many aspects of life have been turned upside down due to COVID-19. MBA students around the world have had to adjust to a “new normal,” which Natalie Kirchhoff, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management MBA ’21, describes in this edition of Fridays from the Frontline. Natalie Kirchhoff, Cornell Johnson... Read more »

May 29, 2020

Top 6 Tips for Deferred Enrollment Applicants

Undergraduate seniors and full-time graduate students without work experience can take advantage of the deferred enrollment option offered by several MBA programs.  Deferred enrollment means that you can apply to business school now, secure your acceptance and then matriculate in two to five years when the time is right for... Read more »

May 28, 2020

Why Now is a Great Time to Apply to Business School

Through the toughest of times, business education can provide answers and solutions that not only heal economies, but uplift societies.  The skills offered through an MBA—from finance and analytics, to leadership, management and more—can also empower you to be nimble in times of uncertainty, and prepare you for any business... Read more »

May 26, 2020

Harvard Announces MBA Admissions Deadlines for 2020-2021

Harvard Business School has announced their two rounds of admissions deadlines for those hoping to join the MBA Class of 2023: Round 1: September 8th, 2020 Round 2: January 5th, 2021 All application materials are due by noon ET the day of the deadline. For the 2020-2021 admissions cycle, the... Read more »

May 25, 2020

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions & Deadlines, May 25-29, 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! Final Rounds are Underway, Decisions Roll Out!  Rounds 1 and 2 are now behind us. Round 3 is near completion. The decision dates listed are up... Read more »

May 25, 2020

Episode 104: Wire Taps—Which School is Best for Financial Services?

Tune into another podcast episode of Wire Taps, which features MBA admissions advice tailored to real applicants.  Clear Admit’s admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, provide feedback based on profiles shared in MBA ApplyWire and MBA DecisionWire. This week, they discuss an applicant looking to stay in Atlanta, another... Read more »

May 22, 2020

Fridays from the Frontline: Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone in Business School

Business schools often highlight “experiential learning” opportunities as a hallmark of their MBA programs.  In this Fridays from the Frontline, Sami Abdisubhan, NYU Stern MBA ’20, walks us through what one looks like as a student.  Read on for how the challenges of the experiential course transformed his skill set... Read more »

May 21, 2020

MIT Sloan Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / Skype

Skype Interview during COVID-19. It total lasted about 30 minutes. Interviewer was dressed informally in an oxford shirt and zip sweater. Began with small talk about the current COVID situation / weather. Interviewer asked standard MIT questions: 1. Do you have any updates since your application was submitted? 2. Tell... Read more »

May 20, 2020

Episode 103: From Military to MBA Featuring Service to School’s Anna Ivey

From boots to business, an MBA can make perfect sense for military members looking for the next step in their careers. Anna Ivey, Co-founder, Service to School In this podcast episode, special guest Anna Ivey joins Clear Admit’s Graham Richmond to discuss how to successfully transition from the military to... Read more »

May 18, 2020

Episode 102: Wire Taps—Seeking Deferred Admission

Clear Admit’s admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, cover a range of strategic admissions advice in this new podcast episode of Wire Taps. The two provide feedback based on profiles shared in MBA ApplyWire and MBA DecisionWire, including an applicant planning to defer and more. The duo advises an... Read more »

May 18, 2020

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions & Deadlines, May 18-22, 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! Final Rounds are Underway, Decisions Roll Out!  Rounds 1 and 2 are now behind us. Round 3 is near completion. The decision dates listed are up... Read more »

May 15, 2020

Fridays from the Frontline: Chai Night – Giving People the Right to Go Second

In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, learn more about building and maintaining a sense of community in business school.  Northwestern Kellogg MBA student, Ayyub Bokhari, shares how he was inspired to bring together fellow classmates and continue those connections during COVID-19. Chai Night: Giving People the Right to... Read more »

May 14, 2020

MBA Students Host Virtual Game Show to Raise Funds for Doctors Without Borders

Let’s get ready to… fundraaaaaaaise!  The MBA Battle Royale, a virtual game show featuring students from leading business schools, will raise funds for Doctors Without Borders this Saturday, May 16th at 8 p.m. EST.  Tickets are on sale now for $12, $25, $50 or however much more you’d like to... Read more »

May 13, 2020

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 software company, is also known for Photoshop, Illustrator, Creative Cloud and more. The creative and business range... Read more »

May 13, 2020

The Berkeley Haas Experience During COVID-19

We continue to check in with MBA students around the globe, as they adjust to business school life that has been moved off campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  For Lipika Grover of Berkeley Haas, connections have been the key to surviving and thriving during this surreal time.  Read on... Read more »

May 13, 2020

Episode 101: How to Finance Your MBA

Sponsored Content In this podcast episode, learn all about financing your MBA—from the cost of attendance to the mechanics of borrowing (and repaying) student loans.  To illuminate this process, we welcome two special guests, Nikhil Agarwal of LeverEdge, the first collective bargaining group for student loans, and Pritish Nair of... Read more »

May 12, 2020

Celebrate our 100th Podcast Episode!

Tens of thousands of MBA hopefuls have tuned into Clear Admit’s various podcast episodes since our debut with the format in March of 2018. We proudly released our 100th podcast episode this week—another advice-packed edition of the series, Wire Taps.  Having reached this milestone, we’re taking a look at our... Read more »

May 11, 2020

Episode 100: Wire Taps—How Can I Re-apply Successfully?

In our 100th podcast episode, Clear Admit’s admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, review profiles shared in MBA ApplyWire and MBA DecisionWire. Tune in for their feedback to MBA applicants and candidates below. One applicant needed feedback on their career goals: Another MBA is planning to re-apply: An accepted... Read more »

May 11, 2020

The Duke Fuqua Experience During COVID-19

Duke Fuqua MBA student, Jenny Large, captures the essence of b-school life many students are now currently experiencing due to COVID-19: “Life as a member of Team Fuqua hasn’t ended, it has just moved online until we can be together again in person.” MBA students and faculty have made a number... Read more »

May 11, 2020

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions & Deadlines, May 11-15, 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! Final Rounds are Underway, Decisions Roll Out!  Rounds 1 and 2 are now behind us. Round 3 is near completion. The decision dates listed are up... 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

MIT Sloan Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / Skype

Skype Interview during COVID-19. It total lasted about 30 minutes. Interviewer was dressed informally in an oxford shirt and zip sweater. Began with small talk about the current COVID situation / weat

Northwestern Kellogg Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-campus

My interview was supposed to be in the interviewer's office, but he forgot his pass to enter so we went to a cafeteria nearby. He only had my resume.Questions: 1. Walk me through your resume. 2.

LBS Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Alumnus / Zoom

Fairly relaxed and conversational interview with a really friendly alumni interviewer, matched on the basis of my entrepreneurial ambitions and his expertise in the field. He had clearly studied my ap

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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 Morgan Stanley: Kevin Connors, Wharton ’18, Media & Telecom Associate

Morgan Stanley has three business units: institutional securities, global wealth management, and investment management. It is the third largest bank in the world, based on investment banking revenues

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

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GPA: 3.49. GMAT: 720. Texaa.
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GPA: 2.8. GMAT: 610. Minnesota.
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MBA DecisionWire

UNC
Enrolled: UNC Kenan-Flagler
Admitted: UNC Kenan-Flagler, UVA / Darden
GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Other
INS
Enrolled: INSEAD
Admitted: Berkeley / Haas, INSEAD, MIT Sloan
GMAT: 770 GPA: 3.8
Post-MBA Career: Private Equity
Tuc
Enrolled: Dartmouth / Tuck
Admitted: Dartmouth / Tuck
GRE: 319 GPA: 3.6
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
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Enrolled: UCLA Anderson
Admitted: Berkeley / Haas, UCLA Anderson, USC / Marshall
GRE: 317 GPA: 3.74
Post-MBA Career: Non Profit/SI
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Enrolled: UCLA Anderson
Admitted: Berkeley / Haas, NYU Stern, UCLA Anderson, USC / Marshall
GMAT: 750 GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Technology

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