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Mar 9, 2020

Episode 88: Wire Taps—Will I Be Competitive with This Much Work Experience?

In this podcast episode of Wire Taps, Clear Admit’s admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown provide strategic advice on the MBA application process.  Additionally, they discuss the impact of the coronavirus on Round 2 admissions procedures. In regards to profiles this week, they review three from MBA applicants and... Read more »

Mar 7, 2020

Berkeley Haas Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / First-Year Student / On-Campus

The interview was on March 4th at the Haas campus, it was with a first-year student, and it was blind. The interview took place in a small study room at Haas. My interviewer was super friendly and she asked a few behavioral questions. Examples include: tell me about yourself, why... Read more »

Mar 7, 2020

Harvard Business School Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Skype

I interviewed for HBS with two adcom members on Skype. I had one interviewer and one observer. Overall, the interviewer created a very comfortable environment and would nod at my answers encouraging me to tell more. My questions were very tailored to my work experience, asking me about specific assignments... Read more »

Mar 6, 2020

NYU Stern Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / On-Campus

The interview was with adcom and it was application-based. The interview was very tailored to my application, resume, and interests. They already had a clear idea of who I was, but wanted to know more about the “why” behind my interests. It was a 30-minute interview and was fairly casual,... Read more »

Mar 6, 2020

Who Gets in from Round 3? Tips from Our Chat with Duke Fuqua Admissions

The Duke Fuqua School of Business admissions team recently hosted a chat on Clear Admit about all things Round 3.  Read on for admissions advice, tips and more from Allison Jamison, the assistant dean of admissions; Meghan Pollard, Sr. associate director of admissions; Morgan Griffin, assistant director of admissions; and... Read more »

Mar 6, 2020

NYU Stern Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / AdCom / On-campus

I interviewed on campus with a member of the admissions team. Flew in the day before so spent time around campus before the interview. I highly, highly, highly recommend getting to campus for your interview or before to get a feel – and this is especially true for Stern, which... Read more »

Mar 6, 2020

Let’s Discuss: MBA Admissions and Coronavirus

As the coronavirus / COVID-19 sweeps the globe, MBA applicants are asking some probing questions.  We have already touched on how the virus has impacted testing, recruiting, and fairs, and we have also offered up tips to ace a video interview for applicants who are dealing with cancellations of face-to-face... Read more »

Mar 6, 2020

Fridays from the Frontline: Cambridge Judge Japan Trek 2020 – My First Japan Visit

While moving to b-school campus for an MBA can provide a new cultural experience in and of itself, students can look forward to even more opportunities to experience new cities and scenes by studying abroad.  In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, a Cambridge Judge MBA student recounts her... Read more »

Mar 5, 2020

MIT Sloan Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Off-Campus Hub

Met with Adcom member at the local Bain & Co. Office (this is where all individuals were interviewing with MIT for the day). They were running on a tight 40-minute schedule and appeared to immediately submit their notes on each candidate (room walls were glass). The interviewer had all of... Read more »

Mar 5, 2020

Berkeley Haas Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / First-Year Student / On-Campus

I signed up for lunch and classes before my interview with a Haas Student Ambassador. The whole day was very casual and informal. Interview lasted about 45 minutes, with about 30 minutes of questions and 15 minutes of asking the interviewer questions. I was asked a couple main questions: 1.... Read more »

Mar 5, 2020

Episode 87: Real Humans of MBA Students – Stanford GSB

Whether from the admissions office, in front of an application, in a classroom or on the other side of graduation, we strive to bring you different perspectives of all things MBA. In that vein, you may be familiar with our series of Real Humans articles, featuring admissions committee members, MBA... Read more »

Mar 5, 2020

Real Humans of Deloitte: Vinithra Raveendran, Cornell Johnson ’19, Senior Consultant

Consulting is consistently one of the most popular industry choices for MBA graduates. It’s a lucrative lifestyle, and the work is dynamic, engaging and analytical.  Consultants need a full suite of management skills to thrive in the industry—and global firms to provide a landscape of projects to execute. Deloitte is... Read more »

Mar 4, 2020

Harvard Business School Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / On-Campus

I flew in 2 days before my interview so I could spend the day before on campus attending all activities. I’ve never been to Boston or Cambridge and wanted to have time to get a good grasp of what HBS was like, but also what the city I was going... Read more »

Mar 4, 2020

Berkeley Haas Interview Questions & Report: Round 1/ Alumnus / On-Campus

I went on interview day at Haas. It was really great! I applied through Consortium so Consortium students hosted a breakfast for us to network, ask questions, and conduct mock interviews before the interview day began. Everyone from students, other applicants, and staff were extremely friendly. I was asked the... Read more »

Mar 4, 2020

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

The interview was very scripted. The interviewer refused to shake hands due to germs (corona-virus is currently going around for those who read this in the future). She had a checklist of questions and took notes of some of what I said. She did not record my entire answers, presumably... Read more »

Mar 4, 2020

NYU Stern Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / On-Campus

I interviewed on February 27th as part of the Women’s Interview Day. Interviews were held in the morning and then there was programming afterward. I really enjoyed the opportunity to meet other women as part of the event after my interview. My interview was held in a small private room... Read more »

Mar 4, 2020

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

Interviewed off-campus with an alum and their office. Lasted a little over an hour and was purely behavioral, no questions on Why MBA/Why Now/Why GSB, which I thought was odd. For each question, I gave a detailed story/response from my past and the interviewer followed up with specific questions. The... Read more »

Mar 4, 2020

Harvard Business School Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / On-Campus

Interview was pretty much as expected based on other interview reports. 30 minutes exactly with one interviewer who asked all the questions and one observer who rarely spoke. They knew my application and resume very well and started off the bat with a question about a job I had in... Read more »

Mar 4, 2020

Real Humans of Apple: Richie Huang, Northwestern Kellogg ’19, Operations Program Manager

Apple is the world’s largest tech company. They started with personal computers in the 1970s, then continuously evolved, developing consumer electronics—the iPod, iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch and more—that are now ubiquitous. As of January 2018, the world’s population uses over 1.3 billion Apple products.  So, what skills does it take... Read more »

Mar 3, 2020

Berkeley Haas Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / First-Year Student / On-Campus

I interviewed on-campus, in a small room in the Executive MBA Suite. It was a warm room, and only got warmer throughout! The interviewer explained the process of the interview – there would be a few official questions, a few behavioral, and then I could ask questions. He was friendly... Read more »

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GMAT: 700. India.
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MBA ApplyWire

GRE: 310 GPA: 2.8
Post-MBA Career: Undecided
GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.77
Post-MBA Career: Pharmaceutical

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Enrolled: Harvard Business School
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth, Harvard Business School, UCLA Anderson
GMAT: 730 GPA: 3.8
Post-MBA Career: Undecided
Enrolled: Rice / Jones
Admitted: Rice / Jones
GMAT: 630
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
Enrolled: Harvard Business School
Admitted: Dartmouth / Tuck, Harvard Business School, Northwestern / Kellogg, UPenn / Wharton
GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.9
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
Enrolled: NYU Stern
Admitted: Emory / Goizueta, NYU Stern
GRE: 325 GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Pharmaceutical
Enrolled: UPenn / Wharton
Admitted: Northwestern / Kellogg, UPenn / Wharton, Yale SOM
GMAT: 760 GPA: 3.65
Post-MBA Career: Consulting

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