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May 14, 2021

Wharton Venture Lab Announces Virtual Startup Challenge Winner

University of Pennsylvania students recently competed for $135,000 in prizes in The Wharton School’s 2021 Venture Lab Virtual Startup Challenge. The competition invited student teams from across the Penn community to present their start-up ideas. In response, Penn students from the Wharton School, The College of Arts and Sciences, The... Read more »

May 14, 2021

Fridays from the Frontline: How I Navigated Virtual Recruiting and Secured My Summer Internship

Current Wharton MBA student, Nancy Zhang MBA ’22, shares her journey through virtual recruiting to a summer internship in this week’s Fridays from the Frontline. How I Navigated Virtual Recruiting and Secured My Summer Internship Nancy Zhang, Wharton MBA ’22© Matt Greenslade Nancy Zhang, WG’22, is interviewed by Sugirtha Stathis,... Read more »

May 13, 2021

Triple Accreditation & New Online MBA at WashU Olin School of Business

The Olin School of Business at the Washington University in St. Louis recently announced a couple of milestones. First, they have earned triple accreditation. Additionally, the school will be launching an Online MBA program in January 2022. Earning Triple Accreditation If a business school is accredited, it means that their... Read more »

May 12, 2021

Real Humans of Daily Harvest: Bianca Deslouches, Kellogg ‘19, Innovation Strategy

The unprecedented speed of innovation across all industries has redefined the skill set needed to compete in today’s MBA world. This thesis is what galvanized the creation of the MMM program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Unlike traditional MBA programs, the MMM program is an immersive dual-degree program... Read more »

May 12, 2021

MBA Student Interview by Juno: John From Columbia Business School

MBA Student Interview: Columbia Business School Juno’s MBA Student Interview Series aims to bring transparency to the MBA application process. In these student interviews, we’ll talk with MBA students about their paths and decision-making process. The subject of this piece has asked to remain anonymous, so we’ll refer to them... Read more »

May 11, 2021

CBS Interview Questions & Report: Deferred Enrollment / First-Year Student / Zoom

30-minute blind interview with a first-year student. It was fairly casual and more like a conversation. The three questions were: 1. Tell me about yourself/Walk me through your resume. 2. What are you short-term and long-term goals? 3. Why Columbia/Why NYC?

May 11, 2021

Real Humans of Johnson & Johnson: Heather Dyer, Harvard ‘17, Senior Product Manager, Robotics & Digital Solutions

After several years of supporting medical devices in the operating room, Heather Dyer learned first-hand the imperative role that technology plays in healthcare. More importantly, she learned how meticulously the business of healthcare must be managed. Though her engineering background enabled her to understand the technology side, she decided to... Read more »

May 10, 2021

Episode 161: Wire Taps—GMAT / GRE Recency, Back Office Blues, and a Texas vs. California Clash!

This week, Alex and Graham tackle a number of key admissions questions, ranging from the importance of GMAT/GRE ‘recency’ to potential hurdles candidates may face when coming from ‘back office’ roles. Along the way, our hosts also counsel an early bird applicant thinking of applying in 2024 and a recently... Read more »

May 10, 2021

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions, May 10-14, 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! Round 3 decisions roll out. Round 3 decisions are now being released, and will continue for the next couple of weeks. Tuesday, May 11, UPenn /... Read more »

May 7, 2021

Fridays from the Frontline: Making Kellogg History by Winning the Venture Capital Investment Competition

In this week’s Fridays from the Frontline, get a behind-the-scenes view of Northwestern Kellogg MBA students’ prep for the annual Venture Capital Investment Competition. Making Kellogg History by Winning the Venture Capital Investment Competition By Hayley Bohart (2Y 2022) “The best way to break into Venture Capital: do the job... Read more »

May 5, 2021

Real Humans of Amgen: Angelinda Chen, Wharton ‘18, Global Marketing Manager, Oncology Pipeline

After walking away from Wharton’s prospective student presentation, Angelinda Chen immediately knew that the University of Pennsylvania’s business school could help translate her dreams into reality. From that day on, embarking on her MBA at Wharton enabled her to own her career in a meaningful way.  Beyond Wharton’s interdisciplinary healthcare... Read more »

May 5, 2021

Michigan Ross Receives $1M Gift for Business+Impact Initiative

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan has received a $1 million donation from the gracious Applebaum Family Philanthropy. The mission of the Applebaum Family Philanthropy is to provide invaluable opportunities and experiences to the next generation, and this thoughtful gift is dedicated to doing... Read more »

May 5, 2021

MBA Student Interview by Juno: Jane from Kellogg School of Management

Juno’s MBA Series aims to bring transparency to the MBA application process. In this series, we’ll interview MBA students about their paths and decision-making process. The subject of this piece has asked to remain anonymous, so we’ll refer to them as Jane.     Before Kellogg  Since her undergraduate days at... Read more »

May 4, 2021

Real Humans of Gatorade: Ryan O’Byrne, Northwestern Kellogg ‘19, Associate Marketing Manager

When a person exercises, they lose not only water but also electrolytes through their sweat. Gatorade, which is currently manufactured by PepsiCo, contains the necessary electrolytes and carbohydrates that athletes need to refuel and rehydrate. Their optimal mixture, which is distributed in over 80 countries, provides energy to working muscles... Read more »

May 3, 2021

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions, May 3-7, 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! Round 3 Decisions Rolling Out Round 3 decisions are now being released, and will continue for the next couple of weeks. Tuesday, May 4, IESE has... Read more »

May 3, 2021

Episode 160: Wire Taps—ED or Not ED, That Is the Question

Graham and Alex deliver another podcast episode of Wire Taps, dishing out MBA application and admissions advice. This week, a military applicant who has made significant strides in maturity and time management wants to show the adcom he’s ready for business school life—even if his early undergraduate record suggests otherwise.... Read more »

Apr 30, 2021

Fridays from the Frontline: How Covid Led Us to Build an Online Networking Platform for MBAs

Two NYU Stern MBA students, Kidae Hong and Claire Park, share their entrepreneurial and tech experience in bringing a new sense of community to life during the COVID-19 pandemic. How Covid Led Us to Build an Online Networking Platform for MBAs By Kidae Hong and Claire Park, NYU Stern School... Read more »

Apr 29, 2021

Northwestern Kellogg Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

It was a very conversational interview with the Adcom. Below are the questions that I was asked. Walk me through resume. Short-term career goals? Biggest professional accomplishment? Why MBA? Why Kellogg? Working with a diverse team? Challenges? Rewards? Strengths and weaknesses from teammates? Where something went wrong on your team.... Read more »

Apr 29, 2021

Video Recap: MBA Recruiting Intel from Bain and J.P. Morgan

It’s never too early to start thinking about recruiting…or is it? We spoke with Keith Bevans, Global Head of Consultant Recruiting at Bain & Co., and Lauren Birnie, Vice President, Head of Firmwide MBA Recruiting at J.P. Morgan to discuss just that. Clear Admit and the MBA recruiting reps from... Read more »

Apr 28, 2021

Real Humans of Novartis: Gauri Korday, LBS ‘20, Associate, Finance Development Program

London Business School, the graduate business school of the University of London, is widely recognized for its international student body. Wanting to pivot both geographically and functionally, Mumbai-born Gauri Korday was drawn to the strong international cohort at LBS and decided to pursue her MBA there.  Growing up in a... 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

CBS Interview Questions & Report: Deferred Enrollment / First-Year Student / Zoom

30-minute blind interview with a first-year student. It was fairly casual and more like a conversation.The three questions were: 1. Tell me about yourself/Walk me through your resume. 2. What ar

Northwestern Kellogg Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

It was a very conversational interview with the Adcom. Below are the questions that I was asked.Walk me through resume. Short-term career goals? Biggest professional accomplishment? Why MBA? W

Indiana Kelley MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom & Student

This person was an adcom member and 2nd-year student which touched on a bit of resume and applicated based questions. The questions I was asked were: Tell me about yourself. Why MBA? Why Kelley? W

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Careers and Financial Aid

Real Humans of Daily Harvest: Bianca Deslouches, Kellogg ‘19, Innovation Strategy

The unprecedented speed of innovation across all industries has redefined the skill set needed to compete in today’s MBA world. This thesis is what galvanized the creation of the MMM program at Nort

Real Humans of Johnson & Johnson: Heather Dyer, Harvard ‘17, Senior Product Manager, Robotics & Digital Solutions

After several years of supporting medical devices in the operating room, Heather Dyer learned first-hand the imperative role that technology plays in healthcare. More importantly, she learned how meti

Real Humans of Amgen: Angelinda Chen, Wharton ‘18, Global Marketing Manager, Oncology Pipeline

After walking away from Wharton’s prospective student presentation, Angelinda Chen immediately knew that the University of Pennsylvania’s business school could help translate her dreams into reali

Read More in Careers and Financial Aid »

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GPA: 3.74. GMAT: 700. Toronto.
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MBA ApplyWire

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GMAT: 740 GPA: 65%
Post-MBA Career: Consulting, Entrepreneurship
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GPA: 71%
Post-MBA Career: Technology, Investment Banking
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GRE: 327 GPA: 3.6
Post-MBA Career: Entrepreneurship
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GRE: 327 GPA: 3.83
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
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GPA: 8.2
Post-MBA Career: Consulting, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Undecided

MBA DecisionWire

McD
Enrolled: Georgetown / McDonough
Admitted: Georgetown / McDonough, UNC Kenan-Flagler, UT Austin / McCombs, Vanderbilt / Owen
GRE: 323 GPA: 3.2
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
Chi
Enrolled: U. Chicago Booth
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth, Cornell / Johnson, UT Austin / McCombs
GMAT: 750 GPA: 3.3
Post-MBA Career: Technology
Fuq
Enrolled: Duke / Fuqua
Admitted: Cambridge / Judge, Duke / Fuqua, Indiana / Kelley, USC / Marshall, Other
GRE: 322
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking
MIT
Enrolled: MIT Sloan
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth, Columbia, MIT Sloan, UPenn / Wharton
GMAT: 760 GPA: 3.9
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
Tuc
Enrolled: Dartmouth / Tuck
Admitted: Cornell / Johnson, Dartmouth / Tuck, Duke / Fuqua, Georgetown / McDonough
GRE: 327 GPA: 3.29
Post-MBA Career: Consulting

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