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Jun 25, 2019

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Feb 20, 2020

Real Humans of McKinsey: Cayley Heller, NYU Stern ’19, Associate

The global leading consulting firm, McKinsey & Co., staffs globally, putting consultants onto project engagements with five to six team members from other locations around the world.  This lifestyle demands keen adaptability, premier teamwork skills, and, of course, extensive travel.  The “McKinsey way” also involves structured, fact-driven, hypothesis-based processes to... Read more »

Feb 19, 2020

Stanford GSB Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Off-Campus

I don’t think I’m adding much new information here with this report, as my interview was very similar to all the other reports here. I called the interviewer the day I got the invite and we set up a time that worked with his schedule in the 7-10 day window... Read more »

Feb 19, 2020

Michigan Ross Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

Interviewed at Michigan Ross in Ann Arbor.  Broken into halves in a total room full of 70 or so interviewing students. I was part of the second group so we were first spoken to by various student led organization leads. When it was time for my group’s interviews, we were... Read more »

Feb 19, 2020

Emory Goizueta Introduces Early MBA Admission Program

Emory University’s Goizueta Business School has joined other leading programs in opening up an early admissions option for college seniors.  Prospective students from any institution can secure their spot in the One-Year MBA, Two-Year MBA, or Evening MBA class in the spring, and then defer matriculating for two to five... Read more »

Feb 19, 2020

Real Humans of Morgan Stanley: Josh Feit, Cornell Johnson ’19, Investment Banking Associate

The investment bank and financial services firm, Morgan Stanley, is headquartered in New York City, and has offices spanning 41 countries across the Americas, Europe, MENA and Asia.  The industry titan advises hundreds of millions of people a year and has trillions in assets.  The scope and scale of Morgan... Read more »

Feb 19, 2020

Episode 83: Application Strategies – Deferred Enrollment MBA Programs

The list of requirements for MBA admissions can be extensive—test scores, recommendations, essays and, of course, work experience.  College seniors and graduate students may be well on their way to checking off all the boxes for an application to business school, but missing that final piece of full-time professional work... Read more »

Feb 18, 2020

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

My interviewer was an alumnus (19′) and was very nice, open, and friendly. Since we work in the same building, the conversation started off naturally and was a good ice breaker. The first intro was in Japanese, interview was all in English, and QA was in Japanese. It was mostly... Read more »

Feb 18, 2020

Real Humans of Deloitte: Sydnor Gammon, Duke Fuqua ’15, Manager of Healthcare Strategy

When thinking about a career in healthcare, the leading business school Duke Fuqua should spring to mind, as they consistently send the highest percentage of MBA grads into the field.  Deloitte, perhaps best known as a “Big Four” accounting firm, is also the largest healthcare consulting company in the world... Read more »

Feb 17, 2020

Episode 82: Wire Taps—Choosing Duke Fuqua or UT McCombs for Clean Energy

Another podcast episode of Wire Taps is live. Clear Admit’s admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, continue to offer their keen admissions advice on the MBA application and decision-making processes. This week, they dig into three entries from MBA ApplyWire and MBA DecisionWire, including an MBA hopeful who has... Read more »

Feb 17, 2020

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions & Interview Invitations, February 17-21, 2020

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! January Rounds have moved to the interview stage!  Round 1 is now behind us for most programs, Round 2 is now fully underway with interview invites... Read more »

Feb 17, 2020

Episode 81: Admissions Director Q&A with Columbia Business School’s Michael Robinson

Special guest Michael Robinson, Director of MBA Admissions at Columbia Business School (CBS), joins us for a podcast episode that will cover everything you want to know about the leading MBA program. Robinson was an entrepreneur, running a music publicity firm, prior to becoming a member of the CBS MBA Class... Read more »

Feb 16, 2020

Michigan Ross Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On Campus

I interviewed on campus with a 2nd-year student. The interviews take place in two sessions in the morning – a blue round, and a maize round. I was in the first round, so I interviewed around 8:40am. My interview was very conversational. We chatted for about 5-10 minutes before even... Read more »

Feb 16, 2020

Yale SOM MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

Questions asked: Please tell me a little more about your current role. Why do you want an MBA? Greatest success? Biggest failure? What will you contribute to Yale SOM? Notes: The interview itself was very conversational. The interviewer, a 2nd-year student, told me that it was blind. Only thing that... Read more »

Feb 16, 2020

Chicago Booth MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alum / Off-campus

It was a blind interview with an alumni, who graduated from Booth almost 10 years ago. She was working at a pharmaceutical company, so this helped her resonate with the examples I gave while walking through my resume. The interview was much more detailed that I expected and she probed... Read more »

Feb 14, 2020

UCLA Anderson Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Skype

The interview was relaxed and conversational. It was a blind interview, as the interviewer only had access to my resume. The questions followed a pattern that seems consistent with other reports. The interview began with the interviewer detailing some of his background – he had a CS degree, worked in... Read more »

Feb 14, 2020

Emory Goizueta Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / AdCom / Skype

My interview was with Heather Holland, a member of the Admissions Committee. She started the interview by introducing herself and gave a brief overview of what a blind interview is. She was nice and friendly right off the bat. Questions I was asked: 1. Walk me through your resume. 2.... Read more »

Feb 14, 2020

Live Chat with Duke Fuqua AdCom: Who Gets in from Round 3

The conventional wisdom is that by March, most of the available seats in the incoming MBA class have been filled by R1 and R2 applicants, so it’s best to wait for the following fall to apply. Is applying in Round 3 worthwhile? Don’t despair! Our friends at Duke Fuqua are... Read more »

Feb 14, 2020

Fridays from the Frontline: Student Perspective – Global [email protected]

The Center for Global Management at UCLA Anderson offers MBA students several opportunities to expand their cultural horizons as well as learn about distinct business environments firsthand. In particular, the Global Immersion Courses introduce MBA students to international companies and cultures, first on campus through three courses, then in-country for... Read more »

Feb 13, 2020

UVA Darden Alumni Career Services Critique Career Books

From the business section of the bookstore, UVA Darden Alumni Career Services shared their reviews of what career-oriented books the b-school community should pick up and which ones they may prefer to pass on. The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger Jen Coleman, executive director of The Armstrong Center... Read more »

Feb 13, 2020

Real Humans of Citi: Nicholas Deakin, LBS ’17, VP of Investment Banking

You may have a Citi credit card in your wallet and, if you’re a New York Mets baseball fan, you’ve probably been to Citi Field.  These are just small potatoes compared to the scope and scale of Citi, which is the third largest bank in the U.S. with a market... 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

Stanford GSB Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Off-Campus

I don't think I'm adding much new information here with this report, as my interview was very similar to all the other reports here. I called the interviewer the day I got the invite and we set up a t

Michigan Ross Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

Interviewed at Michigan Ross in Ann Arbor.  Broken into halves in a total room full of 70 or so interviewing students. I was part of the second group so we were first spoken to by various student led

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

My interviewer was an alumnus (19') and was very nice, open, and friendly. Since we work in the same building, the conversation started off naturally and was a good ice breaker. The first intro was in

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Careers and Financial Aid

UVA Darden Alumni Career Services Critique Career Books

From the business section of the bookstore, UVA Darden Alumni Career Services shared their reviews of what career-oriented books the b-school community should pick up and which ones they may prefer to

Real Humans of Bain & Co.: Peter Akinleye, Cornell Johnson ’19, Consultant

Consultants wear many hats and take on innumerable roles at the behest of their clients. Fortunately, MBA programs, like the one at Cornell Johnson, can prepare career switchers and analysts alike for

Beyond the Bio Podcast by Bain & Company

Sponsored ContentBain & Company is one of the most highly regarded firms in the management consulting industry. One of the "Big Three," Bain provides services to organizations around the world

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MBA LiveWire

Application results in real time, submitted by site visitors.
Interview Invite to Stanford GSB via email.
GPA: 3.9. GMAT: 750. Southeast Asia.
Interview Invite to UCLA Anderson via email.
GPA: 3.23. GMAT: 600. California.
Interview Invite to Washington U. / Olin via email.
India.
Rejected at UPenn / Wharton via email.
GPA: 3.26. GMAT: 760. USA.
Interview Invite to Georgetown / McDonough via email.
GPA: 3.21. Venezuela.

MBA ApplyWire

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GRE: 315 GPA: 3.54
Post-MBA Career: Consulting, Technology
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GMAT: 740 GPA: 3.4
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking, Private Equity
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GMAT: 710 GPA: 3.9
Post-MBA Career: Consulting, Technology
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GRE: 322 GPA: 3.69
Post-MBA Career: Technology, Pharmaceutical, Entrepreneurship, Undecided
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GRE: 308 GPA: 3.75
Post-MBA Career: Consulting, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Non Profit/SI, Other

MBA DecisionWire

Fos
Enrolled: U. Washington / Foster
Admitted: USC / Marshall, UT Austin / McCombs, U. Washington / Foster
GRE: 321 GPA: 3.53
Post-MBA Career: Technology
Klg
Enrolled: Northwestern / Kellogg
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth, Northwestern / Kellogg, UPenn / Wharton
GMAT: 750
Post-MBA Career: Private Equity
Sta
Enrolled: Stanford GSB
Admitted: NYU Stern, Stanford GSB, UPenn / Wharton, Yale SOM
GMAT: 750 GPA: 3.9
Post-MBA Career: Non Profit/SI
UVA
Enrolled: UVA / Darden
Admitted: Cornell / Johnson, NYU Stern, Penn State / Smeal, UVA / Darden
Post-MBA Career: Undecided

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