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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 30, 2020

UT Austin McCombs Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

The McCombs application submission and interview scheduling were a bit of a mess this year. When scheduling, you are able to pick a time slot. Within the time slot, you are shown your interview. After checking the LinkedIn, I selected an interviewer with a similar background to mine. When I... Read more »

Oct 30, 2020

Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Interview lasted 50 minutes. First five or so was just small talk about WFH, COVID, etc. Then she got into the questions (I only remembered 3/4 of them, a few I forgot): – Tell me about yourself. – Why MBA? – Why Booth? – Tell me about a leadership situation... Read more »

Oct 30, 2020

Fridays from the Frontline: Currently Contemplating—Insights from Recruiting at Chicago Booth

In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, Sarah Hill, Chicago Booth MBA ’21, shares her lessons and insights from recruiting for her summer internship at Google. Currently Contemplating: Insights from Recruiting By Sarah Hill, Chicago Booth MBA ’21 If you read my last blog post about my summer internship at Google,... Read more »

Oct 29, 2020

Tepper MBA Class Profile: Carnegie Mellon Takes an Empathetic Approach

Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper MBA Class of 2022 profile reveals a resilient community of students who are navigating uncertain terrain together through mutual support and determination. For a school where the full-time MBA class size is usually over 200, the 141 enrolled students represent a concerted effort on the part... Read more »

Oct 28, 2020

Real Humans of Dartmouth Tuck’s MBA Class of 2022

Each of the new students profiled in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students says they were drawn to the community at the Tuck School of Business of Dartmouth College. For a few years now, Tuck’s admissions team has been assessing candidates based on the four attributes of smart, nice,... 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 28, 2020

Rice Jones Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Very informal and laid back. My interviewer was very down to earth and made me feel comfortable right of the bat. He started the interview by telling me about his background, why he chose to attend Rice, and what his plans are post-MBA. He stated that he did view my... Read more »

Oct 27, 2020

You Could Receive $25 for Sharing Your Feedback!

The global pandemic has shut down campus visit programs and in-person admissions events, changing the ways candidates are learning about and engaging with MBA and other graduate management degree programs. Clear Admit and our partner schools want to learn about the information that’s most important to you as you’re researching... Read more »

Oct 27, 2020

UCLA Anderson Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-year Student / Zoom

Short interview, ~25 minutes 1. Walk me through your resume. 2. Why MBA? 3. Why Anderson? 4. How would you contribute to the Anderson community? (e.g. clubs) 5. Tell me about a time you contributed to your team’s success.

Oct 27, 2020

Real Humans of NYU Stern’s MBA Class of 2022

In this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, we meet some of the newest members of the NYU Stern School of Business Class of 2022. Of the 317 members of the NYU Stern Class of 2022, 43 percent are women, which represents a six percent increase from last year and... Read more »

Oct 26, 2020

Chicago Booth Class Profile: Values & Culture Draw Expanded Class

Chicago Booth’s class profile for the MBA Class of 2022 is not only larger overall than previous years, but also represents more students from more diverse backgrounds as well. This year’s incoming class numbers 621 at a school where historically the class size has been under 600. This year, the... Read more »

Oct 26, 2020

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Interview Invitations, October 26-30, 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. While there is no... Read more »

Oct 26, 2020

Episode 127: Wire Taps—What Am I Doing Wrong?

In this new podcast episode of Wire Taps, our admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, discuss MBA application strategies for those who have posted in MBA ApplyWire. Preview the prospective MBAs’ profiles below, then tune into this week’s episode of Wire Taps. The first applicant is already dealing with... Read more »

Oct 23, 2020

Fridays from the Frontline: Let’s make life delicious! A Summer Internship at Kraft Heinz

Summer internships provide a testing ground for everything you’ve learned in the MBA classroom. In this edition from Fridays from the Frontline, Cornell Johnson Two-Year MBA student, Kaitlyn Briggs, walks us through her experience interning with Kraft Heinz. Let’s Make Life Delicious! A Summer at Kraft Heinz By Kaitlyn Briggs,... Read more »

Oct 22, 2020

Cornell MBA Class Profile: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

The Cornell MBA class profile for the Two-Year Class of 2022 saw an increase in class size and diversity. Cornell’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management experienced a 22 percent increase in applications this year over last and managed to increase the class size to the current 292 enrolled students,... Read more »

Oct 21, 2020

Real Humans of the UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Class of 2022

We head to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, for this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, featuring some new members of UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. The new Kenan-Flagler Class of 2022 numbers 344 MBA students, who accumulated an average of 4.5 years of work experience before joining the program. During their... Read more »

Oct 20, 2020

Real Humans of USC Marshall MBA Class of 2022

In this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, we introduce a handful of new members of USC Marshall’s Trojan network. Based in Southern California, USC Marshall was the first AACSB-accredited business school of the area and boasts deep connections to Los Angeles and the greater SoCal regional community. 217 students... Read more »

Oct 19, 2020

UCLA Anderson Interview Questions: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

An MBA applicant to UCLA Anderson shared the following questions about their Round 1 admissions interview with a second-year student over Zoom. 1. Walk me through your resume 2. Why MBA? 3. Why Now? 4. What interests would you put at the bottom of your resume? 5. Why Anderson? 6.... Read more »

Oct 19, 2020

Episode 126: Wire Taps—Do I Even Have A Chance With This GPA?

Our admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, offer their strategic advice to MBA applicants who have posted in MBA ApplyWire. Preview the prospective MBAs’ profiles below, then tune into this week’s episode of Wire Taps. The first applicant has concerns about their personal history: The second MBA hopeful sought... Read more »

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