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Nov 16, 2020

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions, November 16-20, 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! Round 1 Rolls On!  Round 1 decisions continue to roll out as final Round 1 deadlines are almost completed. Monday, November 16, HEC Paris has its... Read more »

Nov 3, 2020

Applicant Insights Workshop: Recap & Video

Clear Admit recently completed our fourth and final session of our Applicant Insight Essay Workshop Series, featuring an additional five of the world’s top business schools. The list includes, Berkeley Haas, Cornell Johnson, INSEAD, London Business School & UNC Kenan-Flagler. During the round table discussion, each school’s representatives dove deep... Read more »

Nov 2, 2020

Round 2 MBA Application Deadlines 2020-2021

To help you stay organized, we’ve compiled all of the Round 2 MBA application deadlines (and some Round 3 ones) all in one place. You’ll find links to our corresponding Essay Topic Analysis in the “Essay Analysis” column. School Deadline Decision Essay Analysis Application Live? INSEAD (R2 September Intake) 11/6/2020... Read more »

Nov 2, 2020

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines, November 2-6, 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! Round 1 Deadlines Are Wrapping Up!  Round 1 interview invites continue to roll out as final Round 1 deadlines are almost completed. Tuesday, November 3, Georgetown... Read more »

Oct 28, 2020

Clear Admit’s Essay Insight Virtual Events Are Back!

Back by popular demand! We’re pleased to announce two more dates in our Application Insights Event Series, giving you direct access to – and advice from – decision-makers at leading MBA programs. These essay-focused workshop events will be offered on two dates – November 11th & November 18th – with... Read more »

Oct 12, 2020

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Interview Invitations, October 12-16, 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! The new MBA admissions season is underway!  Round 1 interview invites continue to roll out as final Round 1 deadlines are completed. Tuesday, October 13, UNC... Read more »

Sep 7, 2020

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines, September 7-11, 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! The new MBA admissions season is underway!  Round 1 and Early Decision Rounds are underway. Last week IESE had its Early Decision Round on September 1,... Read more »

Aug 28, 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 24-28, 2020. Essay Tips Drafting your application essays? See the latest of our experts’ advice in... Read more »

Jul 23, 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 20-24, 2020. Essay Tips Drafting your application essays? See the latest of our experts’ advice in... Read more »

Jul 20, 2020

2020-2021 Round 1 MBA Deadlines

Early Action / Round 1 MBA Application Deadlines To help you stay organized, we’ve compiled all of the earliest deadlines, including Early Action and Round 1, of the top business schools in one place. For schools that have announced their essay topic(s), you’ll find links to our corresponding Essay Topic... Read more »

May 6, 2020

The INSEAD Experience During COVID-19

These are trying times, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to thwart normal life.  For MBA students across business schools, this means learning has moved from in-person to online, interactions become more challenging and most club activities are put on hold.  At INSEAD, the school community has risen to the related... Read more »

May 4, 2020

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions & Deadlines, May 4-8, 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! Final Rounds are Underway, Round 3 Decisions Roll Out!  Rounds 1 and 2 are now behind us. Round 3 is near completion. The decision dates listed... Read more »

Apr 27, 2020

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions & Deadlines, April 27-May 1, 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! Final Rounds are Underway, Many Getting Extended!  Rounds 1 and 2 are now behind us. Round 3 deadlines are underway. The deadlines listed are up to... Read more »

Mar 31, 2020

Real Humans of Amazon: Ygal Haenel, INSEAD ’19, Senior Financial Analyst

Amazon identifies 14 leadership principles underlying their operations, problem-solving approaches and team ideations. Some examples include ownership, frugality, learn and be curious, think big, and dive deep.  “Hire and develop the best” is another principle that Ygal Haenel, INSEAD MBA ’19 and senior financial analyst at Amazon, recognized during their... Read more »

Mar 25, 2020

INSEAD Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Alumnus / Off-Campus

I had 2 separate interviews – one with a recent alum and the other with somebody who graduated probably 15+ years ago. I had to send in my full application (essays, test scores, etc.) to the interviewer ahead of time. Both interviews lasted about 45 mins. My first interviewer wanted... Read more »

Mar 16, 2020

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions & Deadlines, March 16-20, 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! Round 2 Decisions Roll Out While Round 3 Heats Up Round 1 is now behind us; Round 2 is now fully underway, with several decision deadlines... Read more »

Mar 2, 2020

INSEAD Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Alumnus / Off Campus

Had two alumni interviews in Toronto. One was at the alumni’s office, the other at a hotel lobby nearby the others office. Both interviews were laid back and conversational. Both began with tell me about your career path so far, your reasons for doing an MBA, and your intended career... Read more »

Mar 2, 2020

Episode 86: Wire Taps—Will My Work Experience Be Strong Enough?

Another podcast episode of Wire Taps is live, and you should press play to hear the latest advice from Clear Admit’s admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown. The duo draws on their years of admissions experience to provide strategic advice on the MBA application process.  This week, they review... Read more »

Mar 1, 2020

INSEAD Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Two Alumni / Online

Because of the coronavirus outbreak, the interviews were conducted via messenger although both of the interviewers are in Hong Kong. Overall, the experience is quite friendly and smooth, and most questions are expected, including why MBA/Why now/Why INSEAD. One of the interviewers went deeper to understand the business model of... Read more »

Feb 26, 2020

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

Location: Interviewer’s office in Tokyo After we got into the meeting room, the interviewer told me that he already read my application form and CV, and had no questions on them. He even let me decide how to proceed with the interview (interview first and then the Q&A, or vice... 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

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

I was interviewed by an international alum (I am an American located in the US) via Skype on October 7, 2020. The interviewer had nothing but my resume that I sent her. She was very nice and seemed to

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

Virtual interview conducted ~1 week after initial assignment. Interviewer had glanced through resume, but asked me to walk him through my story. Also asked about my day-to-day, roles on projects, my c

Duke Fuqua Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Skype

I was interviewed by a second-year student via Skype. It was a blind interview so that person only knew me based on my resume. It was a conversational interview and it was for 45 minutes. The intervie

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Careers and Financial Aid

Kellogg MBA Employment Report: Class of 2020 Breaks Regional & Salary Records

Though this year might have been the most difficult in recent memory for graduates to begin careers, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management employment report for the Class of 2020 te

What Does Biden Mean for Business Schools?

Biden Presidency May Boost U.S. B-Schools Now that the U.S. presidential election is behind us, business schools and applicants alike are wondering what a new administration will mean for U.S.-based

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

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GMAT: 710 GPA: 3.13
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
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Admitted: Berkeley / Haas, INSEAD, MIT Sloan
GMAT: 770 GPA: 3.8
Post-MBA Career: Private Equity
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Admitted: IESE, INSEAD
GMAT: 700
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GMAT: 720 GPA: 2.9
Post-MBA Career: Consulting

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