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Oct 17, 2019

Admissions Director Q&A: UCI Merage’s Taylor Martini

For this edition of our Admissions Director Q&A series, we hear from Taylor Martini, who serves as the Executive Director of UCI Merage School of Business’s Full-Time MBA Program. He oversees total operations of the Full-Time MBA Program, including financial and strategic management, academic programming and supervision of the admissions... Read more »

Oct 17, 2019

Real Humans of Indiana Kelley’s MBA Class of 2021

In this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, we head to the Midwestern U.S.  There, known as a research stronghold with outstanding faculty, Indiana’s Kelley School of Business offers top-notch degree programs with campuses in Bloomington and Indianapolis.  U.S. News and World Report ranked Kelley #21 in Best Business Schools... Read more »

Oct 16, 2019

MBA News You Need: UCLA Anderson on MBA Re-applicants, Texas McCombs MBA Class of 2021, LBS’s EUROUT, and more from INSEAD and UVA Darden

Each week we collect all the MBA news that’s fit to print and provide a quick overview of the latest updates from top business schools around the world. This week, we cover UCLA Anderson’s advice to MBA re-applicants, the MBA profile for the Texas McCombs Class of 2021, the EUROUT... Read more »

Oct 16, 2019

Admissions Tip: Post-Interview Protocol of Thank You Letters and Other Follow Up

To help applicants navigate the often stressful MBA interview process, we turn to post-interview protocol – e.g. the development and submission of a ‘thank you’ letter (or in the case of Harvard Business School, a post-interview reflection). Timing A ‘thank you’ note is an important follow up to the interview, and... Read more »

Oct 16, 2019

2019-2020 Round 2 MBA Deadlines

MBA Application Deadlines – Round 2 The top business schools have announced their MBA deadlines for the upcoming admissions season. So, to help you stay organized, we’ve compiled all of the Round 2 deadlines (and some Round 3 ones) all in one place. For schools that have announced their essay... Read more »

Oct 15, 2019

Episode 28 Replay: How to Interview at Harvard Business School

It’s always tough to score an interview invitation to Harvard Business School, and even tougher to get through the MBA admissions interview! But fear not, Clear Admit’s admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, are here to help you prepare. Richmond has counseled hundreds of applicants along the way, read hundreds... Read more »

Oct 15, 2019

50 Business School Deans Implore Trump in an Open Letter: “Reform the H-1B Visa”

MBA applicants in need of the H-1B visa have seen increasing challenges since the current U.S. administration took office.  Today, 50 business school deans and CEOs banded together to address U.S. leadership about this growing crisis—and how to ameliorate it—through a full-page ad in the Washington edition of the Wall... Read more »

Oct 15, 2019

UVA Darden Interview Questions & Report – Early Action / Adcom / Skype

I was interviewed by a member of the admissions committee. The interview was conversational and she made me feel very comfortable. She first asked me to tell me about myself, during which she had follow up questions on certain specific points. To summarise the questions: Tell me about yourself. What... Read more »

Oct 15, 2019

Duke / Fuqua Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / 2nd Year Student / On Campus

The interview was applicant-initiated and part of a full day on campus. The day started off with a group of students meeting some of the HSM team followed by a lunch, adcom Q&A, then the interview, and finally a class at the end of the day. The interview was conversational... Read more »

Oct 15, 2019

Updated for 2019-2020! Clear Admit Interview Guides and Bundle Pricing

Whether you’re flying to campus now for an applicant-initiated interview, or practicing til perfection while anticipating an invitation, don’t wait to download the Clear Admit Interview Guides to ace your MBA admissions interview. The Clear Admit Interview Guides include first-hand interview accounts submitted by real applicants over the years through our Interview Archive.  In addition... Read more »

Oct 15, 2019

ICYMI: Revisit the NYU Stern MBA Webinar & Chat

In case you missed it, we have two opportunities for you to learn about the MBA programs at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University. Webinar Covers Array of NYU Stern’s MBA Options On September 24th, Rabia Ahmed, Executive Director, MBA Admissions at NYU Stern, provided... Read more »

Oct 15, 2019

Real Humans of INSEAD’s MBA Class of 2020

With campuses located in France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi, INSEAD is known for its international orientation, academic rigor, and consistently high rankings. One of INSEAD’s unique features is that its standard course of study is an accelerated 10-month MBA. Students can begin their studies in either January or September.  Combined... Read more »

Oct 14, 2019

Episode 57: Wire Taps—Accounting, Sales, Harvard/Stanford/Wharton and More

Our podcast series, Wire Taps, continues this week as MBA applicants continue to post their profiles and b-school admissions questions to MBA ApplyWire. Our resident admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, discuss strategies MBA hopefuls should consider, based on the details they share in MBA ApplyWire.  Such details include... Read more »

Oct 14, 2019

Admissions Tip: Interview Etiquette

As interview invites continue to roll out, and candidates prepare for their interviews, we wanted to continue our theme of providing interview advice and share a few very basic pointers on MBA interview etiquette. Though the content of your application materials and comments during the interview are of paramount importance, it’s... Read more »

Oct 14, 2019

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Interviews, October 14-18, 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 Round 1 MBA Deadlines  Yale School of Management Round 1 interview invites have been reported on MBA LiveWire. Expect to see Yale continue... Read more »

Oct 11, 2019

Admissions Director Q&A: Sue Oldham of Vanderbilt Owen

You may have already seen the Real Humans of Vanderbilt Owen’s MBA Class of 2021, and now we are back to hear directly from the admissions office.  In this edition of our Admissions Director Q&A, we head back to Nashville for an interview with Associate Dean Sue Oldham. Working closely... Read more »

Oct 11, 2019

Fridays from the Frontline: A Dartmouth Tuck Internship at the Intersection of Strategy & Business – MetLife

Internships are golden opportunities for MBA students to put theory into practice, and to get a taste of what their post-MBA careers may be like. Dartmouth Tuck second-year MBA student Sneha Nagarajan T’20 took to the Tuck 360 blog to discuss her thoroughly intersectional business experience as a MetLife intern. A... Read more »

Oct 11, 2019

New Chicago Booth MBA Courses and Accelerated JD/MBA

Chicago Booth has made multiple changes to enhance their MBA coursework and curriculum for the 2019-2020 academic year. They have introduced four new areas of the curriculum as well as an Accelerated JD/MBA option. The faculty pioneered these notable updates and demonstrate Booth’s “living curriculum” model, which offers bold cutting-edge... Read more »

Oct 10, 2019

Decade of GMAC Data Reveals Shifts in Post-MBA Career Goals

After ten years of collecting survey data from MBA candidates and about their goals after business school, GMAC research released its latest report titled Career Aspirations: mba.com Prospective Students Survey 2019. The report looks at how post-MBA career goals have shifted over time by looking at candidates’ personal motivations alongside... Read more »

Oct 10, 2019

Admissions Director Q&A: Dibyendu Bose of the Indian School of Business

For this edition of our Admissions Director Q&A series, we hear from the Indian School of Business (ISB).  An ISB alumnus and MIT Sloan Fellow, Dibyendu Bose is currently the Director of Admissions & Financial Aid (AFA) at ISB. He also heads the Office of Alumni Engagement and works closely... Read more »

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Accepted to Stanford GSB via phone.
GPA: 3.6. GMAT: 710. East Coast.
Accepted to Harvard Business School via portal.
GPA: 3.6. GMAT: 710. East Coast.
Accepted to Stanford GSB via phone.
GPA: 3.8. GMAT: 720.
Accepted to London Business School via email.
GPA: 3.1. USA.
Accepted to London Business School via email.
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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
1
Applying: INSEAD
GMAT: 760 GPA: 2.67
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
3
GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.99
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking

MBA DecisionWire

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
Yal
Enrolled: Yale SOM
Admitted: Michigan / Ross, Northwestern / Kellogg, UCLA Anderson, Yale SOM
GRE: 324 GPA: 3.89
HBS
Enrolled: Harvard Business School
Admitted: Harvard Business School, HEC Paris, Imperial, London Business School
GMAT: 710 GPA: 3.6
Post-MBA Career: Consulting

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