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Mar 24, 2020

Real Humans of Google: Andrew Dunckelman, HBS ’14, Head of Impact and Insights

Google is not just a dot-com that we visit for any and all information—it’s also a dot-org with philanthropic efforts and goals.  Google CEO Sundar Pichai has set a five-year goal of awarding $1 billion in grants supporting education, equity, and entrepreneurship.  When it comes to directing and measuring Google’s... Read more »

Mar 23, 2020

UNC Kenan-Flagler Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

Decided to do the interview on campus. Interviewer who was a Year 2 student already had a copy of my resume; hence, questions were very specific. Asked the following: Walk though my story (2-3 minutes). Short- and Long-Term goals? Why UNC? Why an MBA? (Important to focus on how prior... Read more »

Mar 23, 2020

Columbia Business School Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Alum / Off-Campus

My interviewer was a BCG consultant and I interviewed at his office after a full-day campus interview. I can tell he was pretty tired. He took lots of notes during the interview. Questions were mainly about my career aspirations and how to achieve these goals. Only one behavioral question regarding... Read more »

Mar 23, 2020

NYU Stern Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / Skype

The interview was quite short. The interviewer started off with small talk. She was very friendly and casual. She asked about an undergrad experience, my thoughts behind each career transition, why now, how to achieve my post-MBA goal, what surprised me. She also took a couple of questions from me.... Read more »

Mar 23, 2020

UNC Kenan-Flagler Interview Questions & Report: Open Interview Period / Adcom / On-Campus

Adcom member was very friendly, not intimidating. She started off by informing me that this was a blind interview and that she only had my resume to go off of. Asked me the typical questions I was expecting (resume walk-through, why MBA, what professional accomplishment are you most proud of,... Read more »

Mar 23, 2020

ETS Unveils GRE at Home – Test Temporarily Available Online

Test Offered Online In Wake of COVID-19 Test Center Closings As of March 23rd, the GRE exam will be available to take from the comfort of your home.  In light of public health concerns, ETS has made the exam available online in some markets. Those markets are as follows: United... Read more »

Mar 23, 2020

Real Humans of Deloitte: Abhinoor Dhull, Wharton ’19, Senior Consultant

William Welch Deloitte opened what would become Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (better known as just Deloitte) in 1845 in a small office in London. Thirty-five years later, the company expanded overseas to New York, eventually landing on Wall Street, then adding branches in Chicago and Buenos Aires. Now, Deloitte operates... Read more »

Mar 23, 2020

Episode 92: Wire Taps—Should I Apply in Round 3?

In another podcast episode of Wire Taps, Clear Admit’s admissions experts discuss MBA application strategies, Round 3 and more.  This week, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown review profiles from MBA applicants who shared their stories on MBA ApplyWire. Here’s a preview of which profiles they discuss.  Press play on the... Read more »

Mar 23, 2020

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions & Deadlines, March 23-27, 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 decision stage!  Round 1 is now behind us; Round 2 is now fully underway, with several decision deadlines this week.... Read more »

Mar 22, 2020

UPenn Wharton Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

With the COVID-19 impacting interviews across schools, I wasn’t sure if Wharton was going to cancel the on-campus interviews, especially after hearing that the Tokyo sessions were cancelled, but I was able to get to campus and participate in the other events as well. Scheduling I scheduled for the 3:30... Read more »

Mar 22, 2020

UT Austin McCombs Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

I had my interview on campus with a current student on Feb 14, 2020. It was one of the “Discover McCombs” day and there were about 50 prospective students. I arrived 15 minutes before my interview at the admissions office. My interviewer arrived with only my resume, and after exchanging... Read more »

Mar 22, 2020

UT Austin McCombs Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

Interviewer had a sheet of paper with questions and was filling them out as I went along. Second-year student had my resume, but interview was blind other than that. Overall, I didn’t really connect with my interviewer, but he was very nice and didn’t make me repeat answers to questions... Read more »

Mar 22, 2020

UNC Kenan-Flagler Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / On-Campus

I interviewed on a Friday, which was a little bit odd considering there are no classes on Fridays. This meant that there was less activity and buzz within the school, but overall I still had a really positive experience. My interview was a blind interview with an adcom member. It... Read more »

Mar 22, 2020

Georgetown McDonough Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / First-Year Student / On-Campus

I had an on-campus interview with a first-year student. The interview was held in the MBA admissions office, which was a small suite of offices in the impressive McDonough building. The check-in process was quick and easy, and everyone was incredibly kind and helpful. The interview lasted a little over... Read more »

Mar 20, 2020

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

Visit: Welcoming tenor from admissions office staff guiding daily events to class visits and panel lunch Type of Interview: Two-part. First, team-based discussion overseen by two second year students. Next, a ten minute one-on-one session with one of those second year students. One-on-one was blind. Interview atmosphere: Slightly impersonal, disengaged.... Read more »

Mar 20, 2020

Georgetown / McDonough MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / On Campus

The interview was blind. She only had my resume to reference, which I was requested to bring ahead of time. The interview was pretty conversational, and it lasted for about 25 minutes with five minutes remaining at the end for me to ask questions. List of questions: Short/Long term goals... Read more »

Mar 20, 2020

UT Austin McCombs Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Off-Campus

I had my interview scheduled as an in-person interview during the Adcom visit to my country. The whole interview was a very positive and pleasant experience. The Adcom member introduced herself and made it very clear that all she knew about me was whatever was listed on my resume. The... Read more »

Mar 20, 2020

Georgetown / McDonough MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Skype

The whole interview was very conversational, and the interviewer had a lot of questions about my work experience and career choices. It was a blind interview. She also said that if she keeps on looking elsewhere and writing something during the interview, I should not be distracted as she will... Read more »

Mar 20, 2020

UNC Kenan-Flagler Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Skype

The whole interview was very cordial. The Adcom member introduced herself. She mentioned that the interview is a blind one and she only knows what is written on the resume about me. Overall, interview ran for about 40 minutes. List of questions: Please tell me about what you have you... Read more »

Mar 20, 2020

Real Humans of BCG: Brierley Penn, LBS ’19, Consultant

In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, we jump back into the consulting sector to leading consulting firm, Boston Consulting Group (BCG).  Our featured alumna, Brierley Penn, graduated from London Business School in 2019 and rejoined BCG after graduation.  While many applicants may expect to commit two full years to... Read more »

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Application results in real time, submitted by site visitors.
Rejected at MIT Sloan via portal.
GPA: 3.45. GMAT: 710.
Accepted to MIT Sloan via phone.
GPA: 3.6. DC.
Accepted to Harvard Business School via portal.
GPA: 3.6. DC.
Accepted to Harvard Business School via phone.
GPA: 3.9. GMAT: 760. Boston.
Accepted to London Business School via email.
GPA: 3.5. GMAT: 680. India.

MBA ApplyWire

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GRE: 324 GPA: 3.45
Post-MBA Career: Private Equity
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GMAT: 720 GPA: 3
Post-MBA Career: Consulting, Investment Banking, Asset Management, inc. HF
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GRE: 310 GPA: 3.6
Post-MBA Career: Pharmaceutical
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Applying: INSEAD
GMAT: 760 GPA: 2.67
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
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GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.99
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking

MBA DecisionWire

MIT
Enrolled: MIT Sloan
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth, MIT Sloan, Northwestern / Kellogg, NYU Stern
GMAT: 740 GPA: 3.74
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
HBS
Enrolled: Harvard Business School
Admitted: Harvard Business School, UT Austin / McCombs
GRE: 313 GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Venture Capital
Wha
Enrolled: UPenn / Wharton
Admitted: NYU Stern, UPenn / Wharton
GMAT: 710
Post-MBA Career: Private Equity
HBS
Enrolled: Harvard Business School
Admitted: Harvard Business School
GMAT: 710 GPA: 3.74
UT
Enrolled: UT Austin / McCombs
Admitted: UT Austin / McCombs
GMAT: 680 GPA: 3.1
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking

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