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Dec 3, 2019

MIT Sloan MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / On-Campus

Pretty standard interview with an admissions officer, I had prepared for a ton of edge questions but I got 3 questions that were probably the easiest to prepare for / top of the list for most people: – Walk me through your resume / background – Tell me about a... Read more »

Dec 3, 2019

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

The interview was very informal and conversational, there were no questions that you would consider out of the ordinary or difficult and the interviewer was very friendly. I started the conversation saying hi and asking him about how the weather was in Durham, just to break the ice. He then... Read more »

Dec 2, 2019

Real Humans of Stanford GSB’s MSx Class of 2020

The Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) is the cream of the crop of elite business school programs worldwide and is considered go-to institution for building “an entrepreneurial mindset, a spirit of innovation, and effective personal leadership skills.” While you may have already seen our Real Humans of the Stanford... Read more »

Dec 2, 2019

Yale SOM MBA Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Second-year student / on-campus

Interviewed on-campus on Friday and attended the whole day activity including a campus tour and a faculty presentation. The interviewer was a second-year student, very friendly and explained the process at the beginning of the interview. The latter lasted 30 min with the last 5 min for questions and answers.... Read more »

Dec 2, 2019

Episode 68: Wire Taps—Entrepreneur with Low GPA, Gaps in Work Experience, Switching to Healthcare/Biotech

We head into the final month of 2019 with a keen new episode of the podcast series, Wire Taps. Clear Admit’s admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, are back to offer applicants advice on how to approach MBA admissions.  Each week, they pull profiles from MBA ApplyWire and elaborate... Read more »

Dec 2, 2019

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions & Interviews, December 2-6, 2019

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Interview Invitations and MBA Decision Notifications Many programs have now released Round 1 interview invites and have been reported on MBA LiveWire. Expect to see a... Read more »

Dec 2, 2019

MBA Admissions Tip: Five Tips for Making the Best of the Waitlist

For better or for worse, waitlisting is rather popular with top schools in the first round of admissions. As such, this admissions tip offers guidance for candidates who find themselves placed on a waitlist. Before we get to that, let’s look first at why schools use a waitlist. Why Schools Use... Read more »

Nov 29, 2019

Georgetown University McDonough School of Business MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2019-2020

The following essay topic analysis examines Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business (McDonough) MBA admissions essays for the 2019-2020 admissions season. You can also review essay topic analyses for other leading MBA programs as well as general Essay Tips to further aid you in developing your admissions essays. Georgetown / McDonough Essay Topic Analysis... Read more »

Nov 29, 2019

Fridays from the Frontline: Max Olivares on Embracing Diversity at Anderson

Creating equitable spaces that address a range of experiences is not only essential to a great education, but it’s how students, particularly MBA students, prepare to navigate business in an increasingly globalized world. UCLA Anderson’s recent Embracing Diversity Conference was a two-day forum featuring an “elevated conversation about intersecting identities”... Read more »

Nov 28, 2019

MBA Interview Advice Directly from Dartmouth Tuck

If you’re interested in applying to the Dartmouth Tuck MBA program, you need to highlight four critical characteristics throughout your application and interview: Smart, Accomplished, Aware, and Nice. In a recent Tuck Admissions Insight blog post, the admissions team offered concrete advice on how applicants can provide a complete picture... Read more »

Nov 28, 2019

London Business School MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2019-2020

The following essay topic analysis examines London Business School MBA (LBS) MBA admissions essays for the 2019-2020 admissions season. You can also review essay topic analyses for other leading MBA programs as well as general Essay Tips to further aid you in developing your admissions essays. LBS Essay Topic Analysis 2019-2020 Let’s take a closer... Read more »

Nov 27, 2019

Episode 25 Replay: 8 Tips You Need to Succeed in Round 2

The wave of Round 2 deadlines may look like it’s on the horizon, but, based on what goes into applying to business school, those deadlines are closer than they appear.  Whether you’re just kicking off your MBA applications or have some experience knowledge from Round 1, this podcast episode will... Read more »

Nov 27, 2019

Fuqua / Duke MBA Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Second-year student / On-campus

This was an applicant-initiated interview scheduled during Fuqua’s open interview period in late-September. The interview was conducted in Fuqua’s designated interview areas by a second-year student who also led tour groups throughout the day. The interview was also blind (only had access to my resume). Overall, the interview was very... Read more »

Nov 27, 2019

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

Started on Skype with some quick banter because my interviewer and I had a similar background. (Really wasn’t expecting this but it definitely put me more at ease.) Overall, the interview was very informal and felt like a conversation. Biggest Takeaway: Without a doubt, the interviewers are trained to find... Read more »

Nov 27, 2019

Chicago Booth Offers 5 Tips on the MBA Admissions Interview

MBA interview season is in full swing at Chicago Booth.  Even if you’ve attended your fair share of information sessions, you might still have questions about the interview process. To help you understand what’s expected during the interview and what can you do to ensure it goes off without a... Read more »

Nov 26, 2019

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

Interview was very casual. He introduced himself and then asked me to introduce myself. He had gone through my resume in advance and asked some particular questions about my schooling. Below is an overview of some questions he asked. 1. What is the most difficult experience you have been through?... Read more »

Nov 26, 2019

Admissions Director Q&A: Anna Farrus of IMD

We continue our series of Admissions Director Q&As with the leading business school in Switzerland.  Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, the IMD MBA does not just prepare you for your immediate post-MBA job, but looks at your long-term career.  Two key streams that run throughout the program are... Read more »

Nov 26, 2019

Real Humans of MIT Sloan’s MBA Class of 2021

We continue with our Real Humans: MBA Students series in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Established in 1914, MIT’s Sloan School of Management MBA program emphasizes innovation through a combination of lectures, team projects, and hands-on Action Learning Labs. Sloan’s mission is to develop principled, innovative leaders,... Read more »

Nov 25, 2019

Episode 67: Wire Taps—First Generation University Graduate, Low GRE, Latin American with Education Background

Tune into another episode of our series, Wire Taps, which features advice for applicants going through the MBA admissions process.  Each week, Clear Admit’s admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, pull profiles from MBA ApplyWire and elaborate on admissions strategies these candidates should use.  This week, Graham and Alex... Read more »

Nov 25, 2019

Admissions Tip: Managing the Many Round 2 MBA Deadlines

Anyone who’s familiar with the MBA application process knows that December moves forward at an accelerated pace, mixing work with holidays and application preparation. Come the New Year, Round 2 application deadlines come swiftly. To help this year’s Round 2 applicants avoid the classic time crunch, today’s blog post offers... Read more »

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GPA: 3.5. GMAT: 730. NYC.
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GPA: 3.48.
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Waitlisted at Rice / Jones via portal.
GPA: 3.8. Houston.
Rejected at USC / Marshall via portal.
GPA: 3.2.

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GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.76
Post-MBA Career: Other
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GMAT: 710 GPA: 3.5
Post-MBA Career: Private Equity
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GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.76
Post-MBA Career: Consulting, Non Profit/SI, Other
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GMAT: 740 GPA: 85%
Post-MBA Career: Consulting

MBA DecisionWire

CMU
Enrolled: Carnegie Mellon / Tepper
Admitted: Carnegie Mellon / Tepper
GMAT: 710 GPA: 3.1
Post-MBA Career: Technology
Chi
Enrolled: U. Chicago Booth
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth
GMAT: 760
Post-MBA Career: Undecided
Wha
Enrolled: UPenn / Wharton
Admitted: Cornell / Johnson, NYU Stern, UPenn / Wharton, UVA / Darden
GMAT: 710 GPA: 3.9
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking
Ric
Enrolled: Rice / Jones
Admitted: Rice / Jones
GPA: 3.8
Post-MBA Career: Entrepreneurship
USC
Enrolled: USC / Marshall
Admitted: USC / Marshall
GPA: 3.88
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking

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