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Apr 12, 2021

UNC Kenan-Flagler Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

My interview with UNC KF was with a member of the admissions committee. She mentioned that since she was part of the admissions committee she had read parts of my application (and then tailored some of her questions towards that). Questions included: Usual Tell me about yourself questions Why I... Read more »

Apr 12, 2021

Texas McCombs Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

I interviewed with one of the adcom officers of McCombs. Out of all my interviews, this one was the only one where I felt very uncomfortable and self-conscious. The moment the interviewer saw me, his demeanor completely changed. He did not seem interested in learning more about me and when... Read more »

Apr 12, 2021

Episode 157: Wire Taps— Am I Crazy to Turn Down HBS for Love?

What would you do if you and your partner weren't both accepted to all of the same MBA programs?  And what if one of those non-overlap programs was Harvard Business School?  Fasten your seat belts, as Alex and Graham put on their 'relationship counselor' hats this week...with potentially disastrous consequences.... Read more »

Apr 12, 2021

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Interview Invitations, April 12-16, 2021

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 3 & 4 Deadlines Continue Many of the leading MBA programs have now released their Round 2 final decisions, and Round 3 deadlines continue. Monday,... Read more »

Apr 9, 2021

Fridays from the Frontline: The Art of Perseverance and Resilience – Reapplying to HBS

In this week's Fridays from the Frontline, we bring you a story of hope, perseverance and resilience from a current Harvard Business School student. Omar Aboulezz, HBS MBA '21, shares his journey of applying to the program three times before finally finding success. The Art of Perseverance and Resilience -... Read more »

Apr 9, 2021

ISB Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumni / Zoom

Hello! I was interviewed by 3 interviewers (1 alumnus (2006) and 2 alumnae (2014 and 2018)). The interview happened over Zoom and it was very conversational and stress-free. Questions: 1. Tell us about yourself. 2. Goals? What motivates them? 3. Are you sure ISB will help you achieve your goals?... Read more »

Apr 8, 2021

LBS Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Zoom

The interview was on Zoom. My interviewer was very friendly. He introduced himself and the process briefly, and then asked the standard why MBA / why now / why LBS questions. Then he asked the behavioral questions. Most of the questions were behavioral. I was expecting some questions regarding family,... Read more »

Apr 8, 2021

Stanford Graduate School of Business: Women Belong In ‘A Place Like This’

What's A Nice Girl Like You Doing In A Place Like This? Fifty years ago, five young and ambitious women were admitted into the MBA program at Stanford University -- three of them being Susan Phillips, Anne Thornton, and Barbara West. At first, their presence was unusual to faculty, administrators,... Read more »

Apr 8, 2021

Episode 156: Meet Podcaster Cassandra Pittman, CBS MBA & Former INSEAD/LBS Adcom

We are excited to welcome Cassandra Rae Pittman, host and executive producer of the Power Done Differently podcast, to share her rich perspective on MBA admissions, empowering women in business, entrepreneurial grit and more. [caption id="attachment_588222" align="alignleft" width="170"] Cassandra Rae Pittman, host and executive producer of the Power Done Differently... Read more »

Apr 7, 2021

HBS Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / AdCom / Virtual

The interview was for a prompt 30 minutes. - Interviewer asked me about supply chain disruptions due to COVID. How has the economy changed your work life and that of your company?(answered him in 2 ways : 1) how demand was in flux due to people losing jobs and having... Read more »

Apr 7, 2021

Real Humans of General Mills: Matt Lieberman, Chicago Booth ‘18, Associate Brand Manager

When scanning over your cereal box, you’ll probably see the infamous “General Mills” logo plastered on it. With more than 100 brands in more than 100 countries on six continents, General Mills is one of the world's leading food companies whose purpose is to make food the world loves. From... Read more »

Apr 6, 2021

MBA Student Interview by Juno: Harvard Business School

The MBA Series is brought to you by Juno, a collective bargaining group for student loans. In this series, we’ll interview MBA students about their paths and decision-making process. The subject of this piece has asked to remain anonymous, so we’ll refer to them as John.   Before HBS Before Harvard... Read more »

Apr 6, 2021

HBS Online’s CORe Business Essentials Program: Confidence and Skills for Every Stage of Your Career

An MBA is a valuable credential, whether you want to advance your career or become an entrepreneur. This degree adds value to your work experience and makes you more attractive to prospective employers by conferring the necessary skills for business success and unparalleled networking opportunities. It requires an investment of... Read more »

Apr 6, 2021

Real Humans of Johnson & Johnson: Grace Babula, Northwestern Kellogg ‘19, MedTech Marketing

Johnson & Johnson is the world’s largest and most broadly based healthcare company. For over 130 years, J&J has developed medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and consumer packaged goods to advance human health and well-being. With over 130,000 employees across the world, J&J relies on scientists to research and develop new products, and... Read more »

Apr 5, 2021

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Notifications, April 5-9, 2021

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 3 deadlines continue as Round 2 wraps up. Many of the leading MBA programs have now released their Round 2 final decisions, and Round 3... Read more »

Apr 5, 2021

Episode 155: Wire Taps—Berkeley Haas or UCLA Anderson for Tech?

It's time for another podcast episode of Wire Taps! As the dust settles on R2 decisions, Graham and Alex report in from the frontlines, sharing a couple of really challenging dilemmas faced by accepted students. The first dilemma involves a candidate with offers from Wharton (w/$50K) and Haas ($160K) and... Read more »

Apr 2, 2021

HEC Paris Launches New Initiative to Empower Female Entrepreneurs in Green Transition

HEC Paris, an international business school located in France, has decided to partner with the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society and Procter and Gamble (P&G) to start an ambitious initiative called #WomenEntrepreneurs4Good accelerator program. This initiative is designed to inspire women to innovate, grow, and foster their female... Read more »

Apr 2, 2021

Fridays from the Frontline: My Experience with Meet LBS

In this week's Fridays from the Frontline, London Business School MBA student, Jai Pareek, shares how the program has enabled connections even before matriculation. Read on for his story about the school's new social platform, Meet LBS. My Experience with Meet LBS By Jai Pareek, LBS MBA '23 The MBA,... Read more »

Apr 1, 2021

Stanford GSB to Eliminate Admissions Essays, Require Video Instead

Palo Alto, CA - Citing a need for the MBA admissions world to modernize its selection process, the Stanford Graduate School of Business has unveiled a substantial change for the 2021-22 admissions cycle. The school will no longer require admissions essays, including its famed ‘What matters most?’ essay. Instead, MBA... Read more »

Apr 1, 2021

Kellogg School Offers Rejected Applicants Kinder, Gentler Rejection

Evanston, IL – It’s no small secret that applying to leading MBA programs is a stressful process. While some programs take a ‘rip the band-aid off’ approach by delivering admissions decisions en masse, others slowly trickle out interview invitations or calls of congratulations, as applicants painfully sit by and wait.... Read more »

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