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Jan 21, 2022

MIT Sloan 2021 MBA Employment Report: ‘Sloanies’ Are Motivated to Advance and Make an Impact

The MIT Sloan School of Management 2021 MBA employment report is out, and the graduates demonstrate the value of a Sloan degree in the job market. “The outcomes highlight the value of the MIT Sloan MBA, especially in times that call for agile business leaders who solve complex problems with ingenuity,”... Read more »

Jan 20, 2022

CBS Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Alum / Zoom

Was notified of interview invite and was matched with a recent alum and instructed to schedule Zoom interview. I provided my resume to the interviewer when scheduling the interview, but the interviewer had not seem my application or read my essays. Questions asked: Why MBA / why CBS? Short term... Read more »

Jan 19, 2022

Stanford GSB MBA Employment Report: Class of 2021 Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Success

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Stanford GSB reports that graduates of the MBA Class of 2021 have rebounded in a strong job market. According to the freshly released employment report, 96% of students seeking employment received job offers within three months of graduation—a five percent increase over 2020. Ninety-one percent... Read more »

Jan 19, 2022

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / AdCom / Zoom

Interview was very friendly (~30 min) with someone from Admissions 1. Tell me about your background. 2. Why are you interested in getting an MBA? What skills do you think you’ll gain from an MBA? 3. Why Cornell specifically? 4. How do you plan on getting involved at Cornell? 5.... Read more »

Jan 18, 2022

CBS Interview Questions & Report: Rolling / Alumna / Zoom

Interview was pretty standard: 1. Walk me through your resume. 2. Why MBA? Why Columbia? 3. What is your leadership style? 4. Anything else you would like admissions team to know that’s not on your application? 5. Any questions for me? She submitted her feedback same day.

Jan 18, 2022

Real Humans of MBA Students: USC Marshall MBA Class of 2023

Students of the USC Marshall School of Business MBA Class of 2023 shed light on their admissions journeys and more in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students. The MBA Class of 2023 at Marshall is comprised of 218 students. Thirty-six percent are women and 34 percent are international, representing... Read more »

Jan 17, 2022

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

The interview was with an alumnus who had graduated 3-4 years ago. He was not from the US, so we connected on both being internationals. the interview itself was very candid and open, it felt like a conversation. He would usually comment on my answers. The questions he asked me... Read more »

Jan 17, 2022

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines, January 17-21, 2022

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 2 is here! Round 2 deadlines wrap up this week for top programs with MIT / Sloan. A few programs are already... Read more »

Jan 17, 2022

Episode 209: Wire Taps— Dartmouth grad with 11 years of work experience in Japan. Syrian American chemical engineer looking to transition to consulting. West African candidate weighing offers from Booth, Johnson, Yale and Stern, for Investment Banking.

Welcome back to WireTaps!  On this Martin Luther King Day, Alex and Graham take a moment to recognize the enormous contributions made by Dr. King before turning their attention towards the latest MBA application news.  Round 2 application deadlines have passed for all the top MBA programs except for MIT... Read more »

Jan 15, 2022

UPenn Wharton Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

WHARTON TBD: The TBD went as expected. The link was opened just a couple of minutes before starting. We introduced ourselves before the “clock” started ticking. When the time began, everyone presented their ideas in about 65-70 seconds. Then we started to attempt converging into an idea. It wasn’t easy... Read more »

Jan 15, 2022

Northwestern Kellogg Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Zoom

The interview was with a local alumnus from my same industry and undergraduate university who had just graduated from the program. The overall mood was mostly formal, though it became more relaxed by the end when I started asking questions back. The questions were: 1. Walk me through your resume.... Read more »

Jan 14, 2022

Emory Goizueta Adds New Courses and DEI Concentration to Full-Time MBA Programs

Students in the One-Year MBA and Two-Year MBA programs at Emory Goizueta can now elect a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) concentration. Brian Mitchell, Associate Dean of Full-Time MBA Programs and Goizueta Global Strategy and Initiatives Brian Mitchell, associate dean of Full-Time MBA programs and Goizueta global strategy and initiatives,... Read more »

Jan 13, 2022

Real Humans of MBA Students: Vanderbilt Owen MBA Class of 2023

This edition of Real Humans: MBA Students takes us to Nashville to meet some new members of the Class of 2023 at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. 182 students comprise the Vanderbilt Owen MBA Class of 2023. Thirty-seven percent are women and a quarter are international, which includes... Read more »

Jan 12, 2022

Northwestern Kellogg 2021 MBA Employment Report Showcases Perseverance and Adaptability

Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management has released its MBA Class of 2021 Employment Report. The achievements of the full-time two-year MBA graduates are unhindered by the current pandemic-related economic disruption, with impressive job offers and acceptance numbers plus a 100% internship success rate. At three months post-graduation, 97.1% of... Read more »

Jan 11, 2022

Yale SOM Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 /Second-Year Student / Zoom

My interviewer was pretty straight forward and friendly at the same time. She mentioned that the interview would last 30mins. I was already aware Yale SOM is not fond of starting interviews with the famous ” Tell me about yourself/ walk me through your resume” question so I was not... Read more »

Jan 11, 2022

Real Humans of Texas McCombs’ MBA Class of 2023

In this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, we meet some new members of the MBA Class of 2023 at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business in Austin. 270 students joined the Austin-based McCombs full-time MBA program. Thirty-eight percent of the class are women and nearly a quarter... Read more »

Jan 10, 2022

USC Marshall Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

It was really laid back and informal feeling! I spoke with Nirav Mehta (Senior Associate Director of MBA Admissions), who was just so kind and easy to talk to and really put me at ease. Here’s the basic flow of the conversation. No curveballs. 1. Talk me through your resume.... Read more »

Jan 10, 2022

Episode 208: Wire Taps—Female Indian candidate with a lower GRE score. Tech candidate with super numbers. Darden with dollars versus Kellogg.

Welcome back to WireTaps, our weekly podcast covering all things MBA Admissions!  Round 2 application deadlines continue in the week ahead; Alex and Graham discussed Chicago Booth moving its deadline to this week, January 11, speculating on the reason why. Graham highlighted the Real Humans pieces from Rochester / Simon... Read more »

Jan 10, 2022

The Week Ahead: MBA Admissions Deadlines, January 10-14, 2022

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 2 is here! Round 2 deadlines continue! Chicago / Booth moved its deadline to January 11. Monday, January 10, Michigan / Ross,... Read more »

Jan 6, 2022

Real Humans of MBA Students: Boston College Carroll MBA Class of 2023

In this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, new members of the Boston College Carroll MBA Class of 2023 shed light on their admissions journeys and more. 97 students matriculated for the latest Carroll MBA class. Forty-two percent are women and 23 percent are international. Nineteen percent identify as African-American,... Read more »

Interviews

CBS Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Alum / Zoom

Was notified of interview invite and was matched with a recent alum and instructed to schedule Zoom interview.I provided my resume to the interviewer when scheduling the interview, but the intervi

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / AdCom / Zoom

Interview was very friendly (~30 min) with someone from Admissions1. Tell me about your background. 2. Why are you interested in getting an MBA? What skills do you think you'll gain from an MBA?

CBS Interview Questions & Report: Rolling / Alumna / Zoom

Interview was pretty standard:1. Walk me through your resume. 2. Why MBA? Why Columbia? 3. What is your leadership style? 4. Anything else you would like admissions team to know that's not on y

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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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