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Apr 12, 2017

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Latest Edition of Must-Read Guide to MBA Admissions Just Released

We are pleased to announce the release of the second edition of Becoming a Clear Admit: The Definitive Guide to MBA Admissions. Its author, Clear Admit’s own Alex Brown, brings nearly 25 years of experience in the MBA admissions industry as a consultant, admissions officer, and teacher, including seven years... Read more »

Apr 21, 2017

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MBA Applicant Spotlight: Share Your Story

In the past few weeks, we’ve shared the insights and experiences of two successful MBA candidates in our new series, MBA Applicant Spotlight. One faced the grueling marathon of 10 applications, while the other tackled the admissions process creatively for MIT / Sloan and Harvard Business School. Each had a... Read more »

Apr 21, 2017

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Fridays from the Frontline: An HBS Alum’s Answer to Should Entrepreneurs Get an MBA?

Today’s post comes to us from recent Harvard Business School (HBS) alumnus Jon Staff (MBA ’16), who is now CEO and founder of a company that offers rural escapes to stressed-out city dwellers. Called Getaway, his startup designs tiny houses and places them in picturesque rural locations, where they can... Read more »

Apr 20, 2017

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Admissions Director Q&A: Carlson School of Management’s Linh Gilles

Last month as part of our Real Humans of MBA Admissions Series, we introduced the Clear Admit audience to Linh Gilles, director of admissions and recruiting at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Today, we’re pleased to shed even more light on the admissions process she oversees with... Read more »

Apr 20, 2017

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Darden Professor Finds Women Still Aren’t Snagging Enough High-Level Boardroom Roles

On the surface, doubling the number of women in professional board rooms seems like an impressive accomplishment. In 1999, Ernst & Young found that around 11 percent of Fortune 500 board members were women. Eighteen years later, the figure has nearly doubled—to just under 20 percent. Yes, it’s an improvement—but... Read more »

Apr 20, 2017

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Stanford MBA Deadlines – 2017-2018

Stanford Graduate School of Business has released the Stanford MBA deadlines for the 2017-2018 admissions season. Applicants for the Stanford GSB Class of 2020 should note that all application materials are due by 10:00am Pacific Time on the date of each deadline. The Stanford MBA deadlines for 2017-2018 are as follows: Round 1... Read more »

Apr 20, 2017

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Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: #Competitions

While the competition during admissions can feel intense, MBA programs run competitions as a means of challenging and educating their students; as we see in this edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, business school students have been busy trying to reach the top—and learn along the way. We... Read more »

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    Admissions Tip: Essay Polishing

    Over the last few weeks we’ve offered up a slew of admissions tips and strategies for R2 applicants. Now, as the vast majority of R2 deadlines are now just a matter of days – if not hours

    MBA Admissions Round 2 Deadlines: The Moment of Truth

    Over the last couple of weeks we published a series of MBA admissions tips for Round 2 application deadlines. Today, as a little holiday offering for our readers, we’ve conveniently gathered those t

    Essay Topic Analyses for Round 2 Deadlines at Your Fingertips

    For those of you targeting Round 2, it’s time to get to work. With Round 2 deadlines for a whopping the majority of business schools converging in the first and second weeks of January, having

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    Interviews

    Washington U. / Olin Interview Questions & Report: Round 4 / Adcom / Skype

    The following WUSTL Olin MBA interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 4 applicant. Good luck to them! Had the interview with Ashley Lautzenheiser. it was a quick inte

    Yale SOM Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Off-campus Hub

    The following Yale MBA interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant. Good luck to them! It was a blind interview with adcom. The adcom stuck to the question l

    Michigan / Ross MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Off-campus

    The following Michigan / Ross MBA interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant. Good luck to them! The blind interview was conducted by local alumnus off-

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    Careers and Financial Aid

    Darden Professor Finds Women Still Aren’t Snagging Enough High-Level Boardroom Roles

    On the surface, doubling the number of women in professional board rooms seems like an impressive accomplishment. In 1999, Ernst & Young found that around 11 percent of Fortune 500 board members w

    MBA Admissions Mashup: Application Tips, Recruiting, and Alumni Spotlight

    Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. While last week marked the start of Round 2 Decision releases at some of the top programs

    What Bain & Company Looks for in MBA Hires

    Bain & Company—widely considered one of the most elite consulting firms in the world—is a coveted post-MBA destination for students at top business schools in every part of the globe. Headquar

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    Enrolled: UPenn / Wharton
    Admitted: Dartmouth / Tuck, MIT Sloan, Northwestern / Kellogg, UPenn / Wharton
    Post-MBA Career: Non Profit / Social Impact
    HBS
    Enrolled: Harvard Business School
    Admitted: Harvard Business School, UPenn / Wharton
    GMAT: 770 GPA: 3.9
    Post-MBA Career: Finance
    Chi
    Enrolled: U. Chicago Booth
    Admitted: U. Chicago Booth, MIT Sloan, Northwestern / Kellogg, UPenn / Wharton
    GMAT: 730 GPA: 3.9
    Post-MBA Career: Consulting
    CMU
    Enrolled: CMU / Tepper
    Admitted: CMU / Tepper, Indian School of Business, UNC Kenan-Flagler
    GMAT: 760 GPA: 3
    Post-MBA Career: Consulting

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