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Aug 14, 2020

Fridays from the Frontline: Johnson Faculty and Alumni Launch Investment Internship with the Cayuga Fund

COVID-19 has caused the upheaval of countless plans–one being summer internships for MBA students. In light of these challenges, the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business sought to create new opportunities for their students. In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, learn how some Johnson MBA students were able... Read more »

Aug 14, 2020

Weekly Refresh: Latest MBA Essay Questions, Analyzed – Plus Deadlines & Rec Forms

Welcome to Weekly Refresh, a roundup of admissions advice and updates on the Clear Admit site. In this edition, we’re catching up with essay tips, deadlines, and more from the week of August 10-14, 2020. Essay Tips Drafting your application essays? See the latest of our experts’ advice in our... Read more »

Aug 13, 2020

Admissions Director Q&A: Cristina Sassot of Esade

We head to Barcelona for this edition of our Admissions Director Q&A series. Cristina Sassot is Director of Recruitment & Admissions of the Full Time MBA and Masters of Science in Management at Esade, the first Spanish school to earn the three most prestigious accreditations: AACSB International, EQUIS, and AMBA.... Read more »

Aug 11, 2020

Admissions Director Q&A: Emily Thomas of Columbia Business School

Imagine having New York City as your b-school campus—and that being just one of many hallmarks of your MBA experience. Columbia Business School, located in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of New York City, may be the place for you. Director of Admissions, Emily Thomas, is here to talk all about... Read more »

Aug 10, 2020

Episode 115: Wire Taps—Does This Hobby Make Me Look Crazy?

Another week, another Wire Taps podcast feature! Our resident MBA admissions experts Graham Richmond and Alex Brown offer feedback to three Fall 2021 applicants. Check out a summary of each MBA ApplyWire entry below, and listen away. First up, we have a candidate aiming for a tech career post-MBA: Next... Read more »

Aug 10, 2020

Admissions Director Q&A: Bailey McChesney of Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Business

We head to Nashville in this edition of our Admissions Director Q&A, for a deep dive into Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Business. Bailey McChesney began with the Vanderbilt Recruiting and Admissions team in March 2011. She facilitated many of the operational procedures for the department and planned the... Read more »

Aug 7, 2020

Fridays from the Frontline: GBC Fostering Community at Chicago Booth

In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, we hear from Chicago Booth MBA student, David Noël, about how the Graduate Business Council has been supporting the spirit of the student community in these trying times. GBC Fostering Community at Booth By David Noël, Chicago Booth MBA ’20 Chicago Booth... Read more »

Aug 7, 2020

Weekly Refresh: Latest MBA Essay Questions, Analyzed – Plus Deadlines & Rec Forms

Welcome to Weekly Refresh, a roundup of admissions advice and updates on the Clear Admit site. In this edition, we’re catching up with essay tips, deadlines, and recommendation questions from the week of August 3-7, 2020. Essay Tips Drafting your application essays? See the latest of our experts’ advice in... Read more »

Aug 6, 2020

HEC Paris Alumni Boost Energy Access in Rural Africa

Sponsored Content When is the last time you noticed the light from a lamp? Or heated up your lunch in just a few seconds? The flick of a switch, the press of a microwave button—these simple motions provide convenient access to electricity. The ubiquity of outlets likely means your smartphone... Read more »

Aug 6, 2020

Admissions Director Q&A: Pasquale Quintero, Jr. of the UMD Smith School of Business

As the Senior Director of the Full-Time MBA and Specialty Master’s Programs, Pasquale Quintero, Jr. leads the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business recruiting and enrollment efforts. He oversees the recruitment team in College Park, and closely collaborates with Maryland Smith’s Global teams. Pasquale has 15 years of higher... Read more »

Aug 4, 2020

Admissions Director Q&A: Renee Cherubin of Northwestern Kellogg School of Management

A little north of downtown Chicago in Evanston, Illinois, MBA students enjoy a team-oriented culture and education at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Renee Cherubin, who earned her MBA from Kellogg in 2006, is the Senior Director of Full-Time MBA Admissions for the school. She is an active member... Read more »

Aug 3, 2020

Episode 114: Wire Taps—Where Should I Apply for a Career in Healthcare/Pharma?

Three new MBA hopefuls are profiled in this podcast episode of Wire Taps. Our resident experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, dig into career plans, concerns about test scores and more. Catch a summary of the profiles from MBA ApplyWire below, then tune in. First up is an applicant looking... Read more »

Aug 3, 2020

Admissions Director Q&A: Ruthie Pyles Stiffler of WashU Olin Business School

In this edition of our Admissions Director Q&A, Ruthie Pyles Stiffler, the associate dean of graduate enrollment management for WashU Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, digs into the value and culture of their full-time MBA program. Ruthie oversees the admission, recruitment, reporting, financial services and talent... Read more »

Aug 3, 2020

Tips to Succeed as a New MBA Student

This post is courtesy of our partner, Access MBA. Professionals planning to apply to business school should get ready for some serious preparation, not only for the application process, but also for the MBA lifestyle itself. Even those who have already secured their spot in a top MBA program should... Read more »

Jul 31, 2020

Fridays from the Frontline: How Do You Turn a Business Idea into a Real Business?

While the setting of this Fridays from the Frontline is Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, the question it explores is universal: How do you turn a business idea into a real business? Oxford MBA student, Jiaxian Shi, shares his journey to answer this question–what inspired him to attend Oxford Saïd,... Read more »

Jul 31, 2020

Weekly Refresh: Latest MBA Essay Questions, Analyzed – Plus Deadlines & Rec Forms

Welcome to Weekly Refresh, a roundup of admissions advice and updates on the Clear Admit site. In this edition, we’re catching up with essay tips, deadlines, and recommendation questions from the week of July 27-31, 2020. Essay Tips Drafting your application essays? See the latest of our experts’ advice in... Read more »

Jul 30, 2020

Admissions Director Q&A: Melissa Rapp of the Emory Goizueta Business School

Our latest edition of the Admissions Director Q&A series takes us to Atlanta, Georgia, and Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.  Melissa Rapp is the Associate Dean of MBA Admissions there. In this role, she leads the team responsible for the recruitment, evaluation, and matriculation of students across Goizueta’s portfolio of MBA programs.... Read more »

Jul 29, 2020

HBS Announces Virtual Admissions Interviews for 2020-2021 Season

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Harvard Business School announced that all admissions interviews for the 2020-2021 application season will take place virtually. In a message on the Direct from the Director’s blog, Managing Director of MBA Admissions Chad Losee shared the following: “I have said it before—the interview is... Read more »

Jul 28, 2020

Admissions Director Q&A: Soojin Kwon of the University of Michigan Ross School of Business

In this edition of our Admissions Director Q&A, learn all about the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.  Soojin Kwon is the Managing Director for Full-time MBA Admissions and Program and a lecturer of Business Communication at Michigan Ross. Soojin has led MBA Admissions since... Read more »

Jul 27, 2020

Stanford GSB Announces Action Plan for Racial Equity

Following their pledge to stand against racism and social injustice, Stanford GSB leadership announced the Stanford GSB Action Plan for Racial Equity today. The plan’s initiatives include the goals of increased representation, building a culture of inclusion and belonging, making positive change beyond the school, and leadership accountability. Read on... 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

USC Marshall Interview Questions & Report: Round 5 / Adcom / Skype

I was interviewed by Elaine. Very similar experience as what has been reported here. She was very nice, and the interview was casual and straightforward. The questions she asked me took about 15 min,

Northwestern Kellogg Interview Questions: Deferred Admission / Adcom / Skype

Walk me through your resume. Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. Tell me about a time when you worked in a diverse team. Why Kellogg? What are your career goals?

MIT Sloan Interview Questions: Deferred Admission / Adcom / Skype

Are there any updates to your application? Tell me a time when you worked with a difficult person. Tell me a time when you demonstrated leadership. Tell me about any advice you've received recently

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Careers and Financial Aid

Real Humans of Adobe: Adrienne Tsai, Northwestern Kellogg ’18, Product Marketing Manager

Chances are you've needed to review a PDF this week—and if you have, you've used an Adobe product to open it.  In addition to their Acrobat Reader, Adobe Inc., an American multinational computer so

Real Humans of Morgan Stanley: Kevin Connors, Wharton ’18, Media & Telecom Associate

Morgan Stanley has three business units: institutional securities, global wealth management, and investment management. It is the third largest bank in the world, based on investment banking revenues

Real Humans of BCG: Reid Velo, NYU Stern ’19, Consultant

Consulting can be a dynamic career, meeting new clients in new places and solving new business problems every week.  Boston Consulting Group (BCG)—one of the Big Three of the top consulting firms k

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GMAT: 725 GPA: 2.95
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Post-MBA Career: Consulting, Venture Capital
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GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Technology

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Enrolled: Stanford GSB
Admitted: Stanford GSB, UPenn / Wharton
GMAT: 710
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Enrolled: U. Chicago Booth
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth, UVA / Darden
GMAT: 640 GPA: 3.46
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
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Enrolled: Oxford / Saïd
Admitted: Oxford / Saïd
GRE: 324 GPA: 2.96
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
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Enrolled: U. Chicago Booth
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth, Dartmouth / Tuck, Michigan / Ross, Northwestern / Kellogg, NYU Stern, Other
GMAT: 740
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking
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Enrolled: Yale SOM
Admitted: Cornell / Johnson, Yale SOM
Post-MBA Career: Consulting

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