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Jun 23, 2020

Admissions Director Q&A: Lihao Ji of CEIBS

MBA admissions directors from around the world will be discussing their programs, the admissions process, essays, interviews and more in our annual Admissions Director Q&As.  We are excited to kick off the 2020-2021 series with insights from Lihao (Steven) Ji, the assistant director of the MBA Marketing, Admissions & Financial Aid... Read more »

Jun 22, 2020

Episode 108: Wire Taps—When Is It Time to Give Up on the Waitlist?

We are excited to bring you our 50th episode of Wire Taps! Our admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, have certainly enjoyed recording this weekly podcast to deliver admissions strategies and tips. See which profiles from MBA ApplyWire and MBA DecisionWire they discuss this week below and then tune... Read more »

Jun 19, 2020

Fridays from the Frontline: How Duke Fuqua Forged Ahead During the Pandemic

Current Duke MBA student, Sandeep Panda, took to Fuqua’s student blog to share how the faculty and community have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read on for Sandeep’s story in this edition of Fridays from the Frontline. How Fuqua Forged Ahead During the Pandemic Sandeep Panda, Duke Fuqua MBA ’21... Read more »

Jun 15, 2020

Episode 107: Wire Taps—Should I Turn Down an M7 to Re-Apply to H/S/W?

This podcast episode of Wire Taps is chock full of decision-making advice about when to apply and where to matriculate.  In this episode, MBA hopefuls who have posted to MBA ApplyWire and MBA DecisionWire get direct feedback on their potential choices from our admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown.... Read more »

Jun 15, 2020

The Deferred Enrollment Program at Columbia Business School

As a college senior or graduate student, your path up until this point has likely been laid out relatively clearly for years—course schedules, weekly assignments, credit requirements, etc.  Now, with graduation finally in sight, what will be your next step?  What will you need to thrive in a global economy—not... Read more »

Jun 12, 2020

Fridays from the Frontline: Stanford GSB Leading with Purpose in a Time of Crisis

In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, two Stanford GSB MBA students discuss how the leading MBA program supported their efforts to launch Gift Card Bank.  Khalil Fuller GSB ’20 and Harry Mahadevan GSB ’20 founded the nonprofit to help people in need due to the pandemic. Gift Card... Read more »

Jun 11, 2020

Stanford GSB Plans for Post-COVID-19 Future

After months of social distancing and business closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been catching glimpses of our old lives lately—dining outside at our favorite restaurants, unfurling our coziest blankets at our local beach. These hints of normalcy, however, belie the deeper economic and social impact of the disease,... Read more »

Jun 9, 2020

CBS Interview Questions & Report: Deferred Program / Adcom / Online

Went well. Very focused on undergrad experience and why I made the decisions I did. Classic Why MBA and Why Columbia questions. Hoping for good news.

Jun 9, 2020

Wharton HQ Developed as New Platform for Spring Welcome Weekend

For newly admitted MBA students, spring is a time to get to know their future campus and fellow classmates at Welcome Weekends. During these events, students as well as their spouses or partners convene on campus to begin building relationships and getting a feel for a school’s culture.  The coronavirus... Read more »

Jun 9, 2020

Rice Jones Interview Questions & Report: Rolling Admission / Adcom / Zoom

The interview was for the [email protected] online program. The interview was conducted via Zoom and it was only 30 minutes. There are only 5 questions so make sure to fit everything you want to say in them. These were the 5 questions: First impressions are lasting impressions – give your... Read more »

Jun 9, 2020

Letters from the Deans: George Floyd, Community & Calls to Action

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has sparked a national revolution, as people in every state take to the streets in protest, demanding systemic changes to ensure justice and equality.  Business school deans have reached out to their school communities, expressing grief and anger as well as delivering calls... Read more »

Jun 9, 2020

Rice Jones Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Skype

The interview was pleasant and conversational, lasting 30 minutes. He asked about leadership, conflict, and my career goals; he also asked which clubs I will be interested in and how involved I will be with campus culture, and, how I plan to juggle the Professional program with a full time... Read more »

Jun 8, 2020

Episode 106: Wire Taps—Can I Still Negotiate for a Scholarship?

This podcast episode of Wire Taps breaks down admissions strategies and advice for MBA applicants and candidates who have shared their profiles in MBA ApplyWire and MBA DecisionWire. See which profiles our admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, discuss and then tune in. An applicant partnering with Forté MBALaunch... Read more »

Jun 5, 2020

HBS Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Off-Campus

I initially scheduled a Skype interview, but finally decided to fly to Dubai for an in-person interview, which is better for me as I was not sure about how convincing I seem on a webcam.  I arrived 20 minutes prior the interview as requested and the lady called me 1... Read more »

Jun 5, 2020

Fridays from the Frontline: Stanford GSB – Splitting the Check for Coronavirus Relief

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, two Stanford GSB students launched an economic relief campaign to support individuals and non-profit organizations impacted by the crisis.  Erin Washington and Isabelle Fisher, both GSB Class of 2020, share their story of launching the #SplitTheCheck initiative and how you can join in giving. Splitting the... Read more »

Jun 4, 2020

Wharton Prism Fellowship Awards Leader in LGBTQIA+ Community

The Wharton School kicked off Pride Month by announcing the first recipient of their new Prism Fellowship, which is designated for an outstanding MBA student who is both a member of and demonstrates leadership in support of the LGBTQIA+ community.  The inaugural recipient of the Prism Fellowship is Colan Wang,... Read more »

Jun 3, 2020

Berkeley Haas Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alum / Off-Campus

Context: My Round 2 Berkeley Haas interview occurred in mid-March 2020, was with an alum in the Boston area, and was blind, or i.e. the interviewer had only seen my resume. I was invited to interview in mid-February about 5 weeks after I submitted my application in January on the... Read more »

Jun 3, 2020

HBS Reduces Class Size for Fall 2020

Harvard Business School is expecting 720 MBA students to enroll this fall, which is roughly 20 percent smaller than its typical class size of around 930. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, students accepted for the Class of 2022 had until June 1st to submit a request to... Read more »

Jun 2, 2020

You’re Invited to Clear Admit’s MBA Admissions Academy

Calling all business school applicants targeting Fall 2021: We’re launching a webinar series this summer – the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Academy – and you’re invited! Your dedicated admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, will be hosting a series of six webinars to teach you everything you’ll need to... Read more »

Jun 1, 2020

Michigan Ross Launches New Internship Program & More amid COVID-19 Pandemic

During business school, a summer internship offers invaluable real-world experience, illuminates lessons learned in the classroom and provides a foot in the door at target post-MBA firms.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the availability of internships typically offered to MBA students has taken a hit.  In response to these trying... Read more »

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Admitted: Cornell / Johnson, Duke / Fuqua
GMAT: 670
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking
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Enrolled: UPenn / Wharton
Admitted: Duke / Fuqua, NYU Stern, UPenn / Wharton
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking
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Enrolled: USC / Marshall
Admitted: USC / Marshall
GPA: 3.1
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Admitted: Carnegie Mellon / Tepper, Duke / Fuqua, UCLA Anderson, USC / Marshall
GRE: 326 GPA: 3.18
Post-MBA Career: Technology
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GPA: 3.75
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking

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