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Dec 2, 2021

Rice Jones Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Only five main questions asked (follow up questions in brackets): Why MBA? (Asked if I know what companies/positions) Why Rice? (added questions of if I’ve visited campus, talked to students) How will I decide between the schools I am given acceptances to? How will I contribute to the school? (asked... Read more »

Dec 2, 2021

Berkeley Haas Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumna / Zoom

Interviewed in early November. As background, you get to pick an interview date and time, then you get an email with the interviewer name. You reach out to your interviewer, decide what technology platform (Google/Teams/Zoom) to use and then you set up the interview. In the interview, was asked to... Read more »

Dec 2, 2021

Texas McCombs Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alum / Zoom

Rather standard interview, all the usual questions. (Not in this exact order): Walk through resume/professional experience. Why MBA? Why now? Short term/Long term goals? Strength and weakness in application? What did you learn about yourself from the application process? Plan B if goals don’t work out? DEI question of what... Read more »

Dec 2, 2021

CMU Tepper Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

I interviewed in mid-October. It was conversational and she was easy to talk to and put me at ease. She started off letting me know this was to get to know my professional background better and that it was a blind interview, she only had my resume. The questions were... Read more »

Dec 2, 2021

Real Humans of the CEIBS MBA Class of 2023

This edition of Real Humans: MBA Students takes us to Shanghai, China, to meet the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) MBA Class of 2023. 120 students matriculated in the CEIBS MBA Class of 2023. Half are women and 38.3 percent are international students, representing 21 countries. During their undergraduate... Read more »

Dec 1, 2021

Admissions Director Q&A: David Simpson of London Business School

Welcome to another edition of our Admissions Director Q&A series, featuring David Simpson of London Business School. There, David is Recruitment and Admissions Director for the MBA and Masters in Finance (MiF) programmes. He has been with the school for 25 years, starting in admissions, moving through various roles in... Read more »

Nov 30, 2021

Real Humans of Northwestern Kellogg’s MBA Class of 2023

New members of the MBA Class of 2023 at Northwestern Kellogg are here to share their insights into admissions, what they love about the Kellogg community and more in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students. 508 students matriculated in the Kellogg MBA Class of 2023. Nearly half, 49 percent,... Read more »

Nov 29, 2021

The Week Ahead: MBA Admissions Decisions, November 29-December 3, 2021

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week and every week! Round 1 decisions begin. Round 1 decisions are beginning to roll out, as some programs continue to interview their Round 1 candidates. Wednesday,... Read more »

Nov 29, 2021

Forté Foundation Celebrates Record Women’s MBA Enrollment on 20th Anniversary

The Forté Foundation is kicking off its 20th anniversary by celebrating the findings of its most recent research report. In the fall of 2021, women’s MBA enrollment reached 41%, exceeding the 40% milestone the foundation had been hoping would be met in 2020.   Forté’s research has revealed impressive gains in... Read more »

Nov 29, 2021

Episode 201: Wire Taps—Deferred Candidate with Cannabis Biz! Should They Aim Higher? Is the GRE Score the Outlier?

Graham and Alex provide key advice in this week’s podcast episode of Wire Taps. First up, a deferred candidate in their junior year appears to be doing everything right in terms of academic performance, campus leadership and entrepreneurship. They’ve still got to ace the test, but is their Cannabis business... Read more »

Nov 26, 2021

Fridays from the Frontline: Yale SOM Students Share What They’re Thankful For

In the spirit of the American holiday of Thanksgiving, student leaders at the Yale School of Management shared what they’re thankful for. We share the first four in this Fridays from the Frontline, but you can see the full list here. What I’m Thankful For We asked some of our... Read more »

Nov 25, 2021

Real Humans of the HEC Paris MBA Class of 2023

This edition of Real Humans: MBA Students introduces some new members of the MBA Class of 2023 at HEC Paris. Typically, the class size at HEC Paris hovers around 300. However, due to COVID-related deferrals, the MBA Class of 2023 numbers 378.* Thirty-five percent are women. Ninety-five percent are international... Read more »

Nov 24, 2021

Admissions Director Q&A: Eddie Asbie of Cornell University’s S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management

In this edition of our Admissions Director Q&A series, we welcome Eddie Asbie, Executive Director of Admissions & Financial Aid at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Eddie has spent the past 17 years of his professional career in higher education, primarily within the admissions... Read more »

Nov 23, 2021

Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

The interview was conducted thru Zoom with a second-year student. The student seemed to have a set of questions to ask and then proceeded to follow up depending on my response. 1) Can you go introduce yourself? 2) Why an mba? 2) Why booth? What specifically does Booth offer you... Read more »

Nov 23, 2021

HEC Students Tackle Climate Change Through Creative Destruction Lab-Paris

Sponsored Content HEC Paris MBAs partnered with the Creative Destructive Lab (CDL) to tackle one of society’s most pressing issues: climate change. Through CDL-Paris, MBA students and independent mentors are matched with highly scalable startups and entrepreneurs. Twenty-five startups begin the program each year and CDL-Paris helps them commercialize their... Read more »

Nov 23, 2021

Real Humans of UNC Kenan-Flagler’s MBA Class of 2023

Meet some of the newest members of the UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Class of 2023 in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students. 296 students matriculated in the latest Kenan-Flagler MBA class. Thirty-four percent are women and 26 percent are international. Based on the U.S. attendance, 29 percent identify as U.S.... Read more »

Nov 23, 2021

Michigan Ross MBA Class of 2021 Breaks 10-Year Employment Acceptance Rate Record

The University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business recently released the employment report for their MBA Class of 2021, and the record-breaking successes show the value of the institution’s degree in the labor market. A record-breaking 97.5 percent of the 416 Michigan Ross MBA graduates received job offers... Read more »

Nov 22, 2021

The Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast Hits Milestone 200th Episode!

The Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast has turned 200! That’s right, this week’s episode is the 200th edition of a podcast that was first launched in March of 2018. Needless to say, it has wildly exceeded our expectations. In celebration of such a milestone, we want to share a handful... Read more »

Nov 22, 2021

Georgetown McDonough MBA Class of 2023 Profile: More Diverse and More Selective

Georgetown McDonough has released its fall 2021 incoming MBA class profile, and once again, it is the most diverse and high-achieving class of students the school has admitted. McDonough has increased its enrollment benchmarks for diversity, historically underrepresented minorities, and international enrollment. The class numbers 283, reflecting a 10 percent... Read more »

Nov 22, 2021

Episode 200: Wire Taps—Should I Still Apply This Year? Do I Have Enough Work Experience? I Need Help with My Quant Score!

We are excited to mark another milestone with our 200th podcast episode! We would like to thank all our listeners (who have combined for more than 222,000 listens) for making this podcast the show that it has become! Alex and Graham are here to mark the occasion with another installment... Read more »

Interviews

Rice Jones Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Only five main questions asked (follow up questions in brackets):Why MBA? (Asked if I know what companies/positions) Why Rice? (added questions of if I’ve visited campus, talked to students) H

Berkeley Haas Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumna / Zoom

Interviewed in early November. As background, you get to pick an interview date and time, then you get an email with the interviewer name. You reach out to your interviewer, decide what technology pla

Texas McCombs Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alum / Zoom

Rather standard interview, all the usual questions. (Not in this exact order):Walk through resume/professional experience. Why MBA? Why now? Short term/Long term goals? Strength and weakness in

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Careers and Financial Aid

Webinar: How to Successfully Navigate a Career Switch – Video Recap

Planning to change careers after completing an MBA? Check out the recap video where Clear Admit and the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business discussed "How to Successfully Navigate a Care

Real Humans of General Mills: Steve Cheng, Cornell Johnson ‘18, Associate Brand Manager

For many MBA students, participating in an internship can be an eye-opening experience that can help pinpoint likes and dislikes, develop professional aptitude, increase marketability, and more. Beyon

Real Humans of Nike: Katie Ross, Kellogg ‘20, Corporate Strategy Manager

Nike is the world's largest supplier and manufacturer of athletic shoes, apparel and other sports equipment. This American multinational company, headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, is driven by its v

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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

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

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