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Jul 31, 2019

MBA News You Need: Chicago Booth Alumnae Highlight Faculty, UT McCombs Top 5 MBA FAQs, New Dartmouth Tuck Networking Hub, and More from LBS and Oxford

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. Here’s your MBA News You Need digest for the week of July 29, 2019. Learn about Chicago Booth Faculty Directly from Alumnae... Read more »

Jul 30, 2019

Interviewing at Columbia or INSEAD? Grab Our Interview Guides!

With Columbia Business School and INSEAD rolling out interview invitations, it is prime time to practice for this key part of the MBA admissions process with the Clear Admit Interview Guides.  The Clear Admit Interview Guide to CBS will prepare you for the blind nature of their Q&A sessions.  With the Clear Admit Interview... Read more »

Jul 30, 2019

MBA ApplyWire Spotlight: Needing the Numbers and More

As MBA hopefuls consider their chances at the leading business schools, many are posting to Clear Admit’s ApplyWire, an admissions tool for feedback on candidacy, school choice and more.  This week, we shine the spotlight on two candidates. The first has some room for improvement with their academic stats while applying... Read more »

Jul 29, 2019

Cornell / Johnson MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2019-2020

Ready to tackle the Cornell / Johnson’s MBA admissions essays?  Read on for our expert advice on their essay topics for the 2019-2020 admissions season. You can also review essay topic analyses for all of the other leading MBA programs as well as general Essay Tips to further aid you in... Read more »

Jul 29, 2019

Episode 42: Wire Taps—Advice on Timing of Applying, Post-MBA Goals, Military Background and More

MBA ApplyWire has been buzzing with entries from this year’s crop of applicants and we are excited to keep discussing them in our new podcast series, Wire Taps.  In each episode, Alex Brown and Graham Richmond offer advice to MBA applicants to improve their admissions strategies, increase their chances of... Read more »

Jul 29, 2019

Admissions Tip: Making Your List of Business Schools

You’ve decided the MBA is the next stop on your career path. What now? The smartest applicants are those who take the time to create an informed MBA application strategy—a well thought-out game plan that can help you obtain your goals as efficiently and effectively as possible. One of the... Read more »

Jul 26, 2019

UNC / Kenan-Flagler MBA Deadlines 2019-2020

The Kenan-Flagler School of Business has announced the UNC MBA deadlines for the 2019-2020 admissions season. UNC is conducting its MBA application review process in four rounds this season. The Early Action deadline is intended for prospective students who are sure that the Kenan-Flagler MBA is their first choice. Early... Read more »

Jul 26, 2019

Fridays from the Frontline: Lessons from MBAT – Trust, Camaraderie, and Leading from Behind

MBA students spend a lot of time with one another both in and outside the classroom. Since community is at the heart of the MBA experience, many programs spearhead innovative—and fun—initiatives to fortify the relationships that naturally develop between students. Colin Tierney ’18-’19 took to the Oxford Saïd Business School... Read more »

Jul 25, 2019

MBA News You Need: Non-traditional MBA Candidates Should Be Optimistic, Berkeley Haas on Global Leadership, Meet HBS Pride, and More from UT Austin / McCombs and Cornell / Johnson

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. Here’s your MBA News You Need digest for the week of July 22, 2019. Non-traditional MBA Candidates Should Be Optimistic Non-traditional MBA... Read more »

Jul 25, 2019

Register for the 2019 Forté MBA Forums for Women

Registration is open for the 2019 Forté MBA Forums.  Designed for women considering an MBA, the Forums provide an ideal opportunity to learn more about the value of an MBA from admissions reps, alumnae, and current students at top business schools. Open to all women—career changers, college students planning the... Read more »

Jul 24, 2019

NYU Stern School of Business Essay Topic Analysis 2019-2020

The following essay topic analysis examines NYU Stern’s MBA admissions essays for the 2019-2020 admissions season. You can also review essay topic analyses for all of the other the leading MBA programs as well as general Essay Tips to further aid you in developing your admissions essays. NYU Stern Essay Topic Analysis 2019-2020 Let’s take... Read more »

Jul 23, 2019

Emory Goizueta MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2019-2020

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

Jul 23, 2019

Three Ways to Use MBA DecisionWire in the Summer

At this point in the summer, many MBA applicants are prepping for the GMAT, reflecting on potential recommendation-writers, and deciding which schools to target in the fall. Some are even getting some initial feedback on their candidacies via MBA ApplyWire. Our team of experts loves hearing about your plans and... Read more »

Jul 23, 2019

MBA ApplyWire Spotlight: A Career in Non-profit

As MBA hopefuls prepare for the 2019-2020 Round 1 and early admissions deadlines, many are posting to Clear Admit’s ApplyWire, a forum for feedback on your final choice of schools and approach to admissions.  This week, we shine the spotlight on a candidate with a non-profit background (and potential future)... Read more »

Jul 22, 2019

Episode 41: Wire Taps—Advice for a First Generation College Grad, Engineer, Entrepreneur and More

We are moving right along in our new podcast series, Wire Taps, during which our resident admissions experts, Alex Brown and Graham Richmond, discuss entries in Clear Admit’s admissions tools, ApplyWire, DecisionWire and LiveWire. In each Wire Taps episode, Alex and Graham offer advice to MBA applicants to improve their admissions strategies, increase their chances... Read more »

Jul 22, 2019

Admissions Tip: Applying to Business School as a Younger Applicant

As many of our readers know, it has become increasingly common for younger individuals to apply to MBA programs. Whereas the average age and years of work experience at the leading business schools has traditionally hovered at around 28 and five respectively, many programs are now carefully considering the more... Read more »

Jul 22, 2019

MBA Admissions Brief: Berkeley / Haas

This edition of MBA Admissions Brief takes us to California, where Assistant Dean of the Full-time MBA Program and Admissions, Pete Johnson, walks us through opportunities and features of the MBA at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Pete Johnson, Assistant Dean, Full-time MBA Program... Read more »

Jul 19, 2019

Fridays from the Frontline: My MBA Timeline – Year 2 at Chicago Booth

Last week, Fridays from the Frontline featured the first-year experience of recent Booth graduate Monisha Shivakumar.  Now, we continue along the rest of her business school path, from a summer internship through graduation. The following piece has been republished in its entirety from its original source, the Booth Experience Blog.... Read more »

Jul 18, 2019

Columbia MBA Students Discuss Leadership and Impact in the Nonprofit Sector

If you’re looking for professional development opportunities and ways to make an impact, serving on a nonprofit board might be the perfect outlet. At least that’s what many Columbia Business School students are discovering. The latest trend at CBS is joining a junior board of directors for nonprofit governance. What... Read more »

Jul 18, 2019

Yale MBA Students Share Advice on Applying to Business School

Every MBA student shares at least one experience—the application process.  It can feel like you’re setting out to climb a mountain in the early stages—figuring out target schools, tracking deadlines, brainstorming essays, securing recommenders and more.  To help current MBA hopefuls, Yale SOM MBA students gathered their top advice for... Read more »

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Application results in real time, submitted by site visitors.
Accepted to Penn State / Smeal via phone.
Accepted to Indiana / Kelley via email.
GPA: 3.33. GMAT: 730. China.
Accepted to Columbia via phone.
GPA: 3.9. GMAT: 750. Singapore.
Interview Invite to Berkeley / Haas via email.
GPA: 3.6. GMAT: 660. Texas.
Interview Invite to Berkeley / Haas via email.
GPA: 3.6. Brazil.

MBA ApplyWire

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GMAT: 750 GPA: 4
Post-MBA Career: Technology, Undecided
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GMAT: 710 GPA: 2.5
Post-MBA Career: Technology, Undecided
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GRE: 320 GPA: 3.33
Post-MBA Career: Venture Capital, Private Equity, Entrepreneurship

MBA DecisionWire

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Enrolled: U. Washington / Foster
Admitted: USC / Marshall, UT Austin / McCombs, U. Washington / Foster
GRE: 321 GPA: 3.53
Post-MBA Career: Technology
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Enrolled: Northwestern / Kellogg
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth, Northwestern / Kellogg, UPenn / Wharton
GMAT: 750
Post-MBA Career: Private Equity
Sta
Enrolled: Stanford GSB
Admitted: NYU Stern, Stanford GSB, UPenn / Wharton, Yale SOM
GMAT: 750 GPA: 3.9
Post-MBA Career: Non Profit/SI
UVA
Enrolled: UVA / Darden
Admitted: Cornell / Johnson, NYU Stern, Penn State / Smeal, UVA / Darden
Post-MBA Career: Undecided

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