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Jun 1, 2023

Admissions Tip: Consider Pre-MBA Courses Before Applying

Pre-MBA courses offer applicants a chance to bolster their academic records, prepare for the rigor of business school and more. As you prepare for the MBA admissions process, you might want to consider whether you should undertake additional undergraduate-level coursework before you apply. Who Should Take Additional Pre-MBA Courses? There... Read more »

Jun 1, 2023

Is the Pay Gap Closing? Forté Foundation Study Shows Stagnation

The Forté Foundation, a nonprofit organization guiding women into business leadership through access to business education, released its most recent study on the MBA gender pay and promotion gap, barriers to women in leadership, and disparity in work-life issues. The report highlights the progress made — and candidly confronts the... Read more »

May 31, 2023

MBA Admissions Consulting: How to Choose an Advisor

An experienced MBA admissions consulting partner can: Markedly increase an applicant's chances of MBA program acceptance and scholarship because admissions consulting firms know the applicant competition and have best practices extrapolated from volumes of past client results Give an applicant the clarity and focus around their values and career aspirations... Read more »

May 31, 2023

Real Humans of Google: Jermyn Davis, UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA ’20, Strategic Initiatives Manager

Culture is vital to making connections and finding success: how do we fit in? Does our team share aspirations and energy? Does our organization foster an environment for innovation? In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Jermyn Davis tells us how the culture at UNC Kenan-Flagler prepared him for the tech... Read more »

May 30, 2023

Real Humans of Morgan Stanley: Eric Tinnell, Carnegie Mellon Tepper MBA ’23, Investment Banking Associate

Changing careers can be considered rebranding oneself. Our Real Humans: Alumni featured today, Eric Tinnell, did just that. Find out how he walked into Carnegie Mellon Tepper as a wealth manager and walks out this spring with his MBA and a coveted position as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley. Eric Tinnell,... Read more »

May 29, 2023

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions & Deadlines, May 29-June 1, 2023

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Late Round Decisions Keep Rolling Final rounds continue as we get closer to the end of the cycle. Wednesday, May 31, Georgetown / McDonough is scheduled... Read more »

May 29, 2023

MBA Wire Taps 293—Female lawyer, from Nigeria. Blackhawk pilot, 720 GMAT. International student, lower GRE

Happy Memorial Day!  On this episode of WireTaps, Alex and Graham officially open BBQ season with a look at what's been cooking on LiveWire, including waitlist decisions and final decisions from Rounds 3 and 4. Alex reminds listeners that we also should see final decisions coming out for Georgetown /... Read more »

May 26, 2023

Real Humans of McKinsey: Justin Rufen-Blanchette, Michigan Ross MBA ’22, Associate, Digital Strategy

Justin Rufen-Blanchette had plenty of reasons to pursue an MBA: his family values, the success of siblings who had already earned the degree, seeing the acquisition of a startup in real-time, and discovering his knowledge gaps. But, it was his desire to be at the busy intersection of strategy and... Read more »

May 25, 2023

Admissions Director Q&A: Coni Zingarelli of Rice Business

We dip back into our Admissions Director Q&A series before the next admissions season to hear from Coni Zingarelli, the executive director of recruiting, admissions and student financial services at Rice Business. Previously, she served in roles with Temple Fox and UCI Merage. She is passionate about helping students find... Read more »

May 24, 2023

MBA Real Humans: Students & Alumni – LIVE Webinar Summer 2023

The Clear Admit Real Humans Series spotlights current students and alumni of the top MBA programs. Each of them will share their current MBA experiences, what they did after they were accepted to the MBA programs, post-MBA career journey and more. Join us at 8 pm ET on Tuesday, June... Read more »

May 24, 2023

Real Humans of Google: Sebastian Hooker, NYU Stern Tech MBA ’19, Senior Customer Engineer

In this edition of Real Humans Alumni, we hear from a graduate of the one-year Tech MBA program at NYU Stern, Sebastian Hooker. Read on to see how Stern Solutions and other aspects of the MBA program prepared him to work at Google. Sebastian Hooker, NYU Stern Tech MBA '19, Senior... Read more »

May 24, 2023

Kellogg Digs Deeper with Unique Biomedical Marketing Course

The biomedical industry in the U.S. is expected to experience steady growth for the foreseeable future due to advancements in medical technology and increased healthcare spending. Amidst fast-paced innovation, industry challenges, such as complex regulations, evolving science, ethical concerns, and the competition, arise for business professionals. Northwestern University's Kellogg School... Read more »

May 23, 2023

Real Humans of Accenture: Cathy Chen, Chicago Booth MBA ’20, Strategy Manager

A top-tier MBA program can prepare you for any role in any facet of business, from operations to marketing to investments. In today's Real Humans: Alumni feature, we meet Cathy Chen, who credits the breadth of her classes at Chicago Booth — and especially her fellow Boothies — with preparing... Read more »

May 22, 2023

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions, May 22-26, 2023

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Decisions for Late Round Applicants Continue Late round news rolls out as we get closer to the end of the cycle. Monday, May 22, UNC /... Read more »

May 22, 2023

MBA Wire Taps 292—Social impact goal. Switching west for east coast. South African, poor GPA

Spring is in full bloom in Cornwall, England and Paris, France, as Alex and Graham check in for the latest episode of WireTaps!  This week's show begins with a discussion of activity on LiveWire, which includes waitlist decisions (all rounds) and final decisions (from Round 3). This upcoming week, Alex... Read more »

May 19, 2023

Real Humans of BCG: Pamela Flores Monico, LBS ’22, Consultant

At London Business School, MBAs gain a global education, access to prized internships, and are eagerly recruited by elite consulting firms like BCG. In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Pamela Flores Monico describes how LBS prepared her to join BCG and launch a career in consulting. Pamela Flores Monico,... Read more »

May 18, 2023

Stanford MBA Students Host 3rd Annual Event to Demystify MBA Experience for Black Undergrads

Contributed by the DBLB leadership team. Stanford GSB students who are committed to increasing diversity in the MBA applicant pool and equity in the application process for business schools globally are leading the third annual Dream Big Lead Boldly workshop (DBLB). The DBLB initiative helps demystify the MBA experience for... Read more »

May 17, 2023

Real Humans of Google: Rachelle Olden, Duke Fuqua ’18, Sr. Product Marketing Manager

Top-tier business schools have the resources that aspiring business leaders need to achieve their career goals, and Duke Fuqua also had the community Rachelle Olden was looking for to be her authentic self and build her career in a meaningful way. In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Olden explains... Read more »

May 16, 2023

Chicago Booth and Nonprofit Chicago Scholars Join Forces in First-Ever Partnership

In a groundbreaking initiative to foster greater diversity and inclusivity in graduate education and business leadership, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business announced a new partnership with Chicago Scholars to establish a dedicated pipeline for students into graduate programs. The collaboration promises enhanced access and support for low-income... Read more »

May 16, 2023

Real Humans of Pfizer: Alexa Ceballos, Emory Goizueta MBA ’20, Senior Manager, US Marketing

There are so many facets to the healthcare industry — direct patient care, R&D, hospital management, sales, marketing, and more — that there are almost unlimited opportunities. In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, we meet Alexa Ceballos, now a Senior Manager at Pfizer, who wanted to move from sales... Read more »


USC Marshall MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Zoom

They asked if they could record me for the panel to view it later.1. Ice breaker question. 2. Asked about my current position and future career goals. 3. Asked what I would bring different to th

USC Marshall MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / Skype

Nicholas Britz interviewed me and it went very well. Very conversational. I think he always use the same questions and I was asked exactly the same question as other folks. 45 minutes, easy.How

Rice Business MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Video Assessment

I received the Kira video assessment, which consists of four questions to be completed within 8 minutes.1. Name and ID (3mins) 2. What's your plan at Rice? How do you find the balance? (1.5mins)

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Careers and Financial Aid

‘Big Tech’ Jobs & Careers Remain Popular with MBA Graduates

Take a closer look at MBA graduates' tech industry jobs placement overall and at Big Tech firms for the full-time MBA Classes of 2018 to 2022.Despite a recent decline in tech industry hiring, the

Does ‘MBA’ Now Stand for McKinsey, Bain/BCG and Amazon?

MBA programs provide a great formal business education that can help graduates accelerate their careers in many different business industries. In fact, MBA employment reports published by the business

From B-School to MBB: Consulting Jobs Placement at Leading MBA Programs

MBA graduates continue to seek out management consulting jobs for the opportunity to provide strategic advice to business leaders operating large companies. Jobs at leading strategy consulting firms s

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MBA Essay Insight Webinar Series Fall 2022

We're sure you've already heard that the application essays are a crucial component of the MBA application. So how can you ace this part of the admissions process without the use of sample essays?

MBA Essay Insight Webinar Series Summer 2022

We're sure you've already heard that the application essays are a crucial component of the MBA application. So how can you ace this part of the admissions process without the use of sample 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

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