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Aug 20, 2020

Kellogg Announces New Joint Degree in Business & Tech, MBAi

At Northwestern University, the Kellogg School of Management has announced a new joint degree, called the MBAi, in partnership with the McCormick School of Engineering. The MBAi is an accelerated, five-quarter program that combines the study of management principles and technical strategic management. Candidates for the MBAi joint degree will... Read more »

Aug 20, 2020

Admissions Director Q&A: Anna Farrus of IMD

Located on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland, IMD maintains a small class size of about 90 MBA students each year. To talk more about the leading MBA program, Anna Farrus, the Director of MBA Recruitment and Admissions, joins us for this edition of our Admissions Director Q&A series.... Read more »

Aug 18, 2020

Admissions Director Q&A: Bruce DelMonico of the Yale School of Management

In this edition of our Admissions Director Q&A, Bruce DelMonico, the Assistant Dean for Admissions at the Yale School of Management, joins us to discuss the leading MBA program.  He started at Yale SOM, which is based in New Haven, Connecticut, in October 2004 and has led the Admissions Office... Read more »

Aug 17, 2020

Business Schools Taking the Initiative to Increase Diversity in MBA Programs

Business schools across the U.S. are renewing efforts to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of their MBA programs. In the wake of protests following the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd in police custody, college campuses—much like the rest of America—are being forced to reckon with systemic racism and... Read more »

Aug 17, 2020

Admissions Director Q&A: Amber Janke of the University of Washington Foster School of Business

In this edition of our Admissions Director Q&A series, we hear from Amber Janke, the Director of Full-time and Evening MBA Admissions at the Foster School of Business, University of Washington. Amber has pursued a career in higher education for the past 15+ years, working with faculty and student affairs... Read more »

Aug 17, 2020

Episode 116: Wire Taps—Don’t Let Your GPA Drag You Down

It’s time for another podcast episode of Wire Taps, in which our resident experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, advise current MBA applicants. Catch a summary of the profiles from MBA ApplyWire below, then tune in. The first applicant has a lot going for them, except for the undergraduate GPA:... Read more »

Aug 14, 2020

Fridays from the Frontline: Johnson Faculty and Alumni Launch Investment Internship with the Cayuga Fund

COVID-19 has caused the upheaval of countless plans–one being summer internships for MBA students. In light of these challenges, the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business sought to create new opportunities for their students. In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, learn how some Johnson MBA students were able... Read more »

Aug 14, 2020

Weekly Refresh: Latest MBA Essay Questions, Analyzed – Plus Deadlines & Rec Forms

Welcome to Weekly Refresh, a roundup of admissions advice and updates on the Clear Admit site. In this edition, we’re catching up with essay tips, deadlines, and more from the week of August 10-14, 2020. Essay Tips Drafting your application essays? See the latest of our experts’ advice in our... Read more »

Aug 13, 2020

Admissions Director Q&A: Cristina Sassot of Esade

We head to Barcelona for this edition of our Admissions Director Q&A series. Cristina Sassot is Director of Recruitment & Admissions of the Full Time MBA and Masters of Science in Management at Esade, the first Spanish school to earn the three most prestigious accreditations: AACSB International, EQUIS, and AMBA.... Read more »

Aug 11, 2020

Admissions Director Q&A: Emily Thomas of Columbia Business School

Imagine having New York City as your b-school campus—and that being just one of many hallmarks of your MBA experience. Columbia Business School, located in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of New York City, may be the place for you. Director of Admissions, Emily Thomas, is here to talk all about... Read more »

Aug 10, 2020

Episode 115: Wire Taps—Does This Hobby Make Me Look Crazy?

Another week, another Wire Taps podcast feature! Our resident MBA admissions experts Graham Richmond and Alex Brown offer feedback to three Fall 2021 applicants. Check out a summary of each MBA ApplyWire entry below, and listen away. First up, we have a candidate aiming for a tech career post-MBA: Next... Read more »

Aug 10, 2020

Admissions Director Q&A: Bailey McChesney of Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Business

We head to Nashville in this edition of our Admissions Director Q&A, for a deep dive into Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Business. Bailey McChesney began with the Vanderbilt Recruiting and Admissions team in March 2011. She facilitated many of the operational procedures for the department and planned the... Read more »

Aug 7, 2020

Fridays from the Frontline: GBC Fostering Community at Chicago Booth

In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, we hear from Chicago Booth MBA student, David Noël, about how the Graduate Business Council has been supporting the spirit of the student community in these trying times. GBC Fostering Community at Booth By David Noël, Chicago Booth MBA ’20 Chicago Booth... Read more »

Aug 7, 2020

Weekly Refresh: Latest MBA Essay Questions, Analyzed – Plus Deadlines & Rec Forms

Welcome to Weekly Refresh, a roundup of admissions advice and updates on the Clear Admit site. In this edition, we’re catching up with essay tips, deadlines, and recommendation questions from the week of August 3-7, 2020. Essay Tips Drafting your application essays? See the latest of our experts’ advice in... Read more »

Aug 6, 2020

HEC Paris Alumni Boost Energy Access in Rural Africa

Sponsored Content When is the last time you noticed the light from a lamp? Or heated up your lunch in just a few seconds? The flick of a switch, the press of a microwave button—these simple motions provide convenient access to electricity. The ubiquity of outlets likely means your smartphone... Read more »

Aug 6, 2020

Admissions Director Q&A: Pasquale Quintero, Jr. of the UMD Smith School of Business

As the Senior Director of the Full-Time MBA and Specialty Master’s Programs, Pasquale Quintero, Jr. leads the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business recruiting and enrollment efforts. He oversees the recruitment team in College Park, and closely collaborates with Maryland Smith’s Global teams. Pasquale has 15 years of higher... Read more »

Aug 4, 2020

Admissions Director Q&A: Renee Cherubin of Northwestern Kellogg School of Management

A little north of downtown Chicago in Evanston, Illinois, MBA students enjoy a team-oriented culture and education at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Renee Cherubin, who earned her MBA from Kellogg in 2006, is the Senior Director of Full-Time MBA Admissions for the school. She is an active member... Read more »

Aug 3, 2020

Episode 114: Wire Taps—Where Should I Apply for a Career in Healthcare/Pharma?

Three new MBA hopefuls are profiled in this podcast episode of Wire Taps. Our resident experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, dig into career plans, concerns about test scores and more. Catch a summary of the profiles from MBA ApplyWire below, then tune in. First up is an applicant looking... Read more »

Aug 3, 2020

Admissions Director Q&A: Ruthie Pyles Stiffler of WashU Olin Business School

In this edition of our Admissions Director Q&A, Ruthie Pyles Stiffler, the associate dean of graduate enrollment management for WashU Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, digs into the value and culture of their full-time MBA program. Ruthie oversees the admission, recruitment, reporting, financial services and talent... Read more »

Aug 3, 2020

Tips to Succeed as a New MBA Student

This post is courtesy of our partner, Access MBA. Professionals planning to apply to business school should get ready for some serious preparation, not only for the application process, but also for the MBA lifestyle itself. Even those who have already secured their spot in a top MBA program should... Read more »

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GMAT: 770 GPA: 3.2
Post-MBA Career: Consulting, Entrepreneurship
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GRE: 321 GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking
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GRE: 322 GPA: 3.02
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
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Post-MBA Career: Consulting, Technology, Investment Banking, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Asset Management, inc. HF, Consumer Goods

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Enrolled: Vanderbilt / Owen
Admitted: Ohio State / Fisher, Vanderbilt / Owen, Washington U. / Olin
GMAT: 640
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
INS
Enrolled: INSEAD
Admitted: INSEAD
GRE: 317 GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Family Business
UNC
Enrolled: UNC Kenan-Flagler
Admitted: Carnegie Mellon / Tepper, UNC Kenan-Flagler, Vanderbilt / Owen
GMAT: 710 GPA: 3.8
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
Ric
Enrolled: Rice / Jones
Admitted: Rice / Jones, USC / Marshall
GPA: 3.77
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking
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Enrolled: Northwestern / Kellogg
Admitted: Northwestern / Kellogg, UVA / Darden
GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.2
Post-MBA Career: Consulting

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