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Mar 20, 2020

Fridays from the Frontline: What You Need to Know About Class Sections at Fuqua

As we all practice “social distancing,” it’s a good time for a reminder about the community and bonds you can form in business school.  In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, we learn about sections at Duke Fuqua from two MBA candidates for the Class of 2020. What You... Read more »

Mar 19, 2020

Georgetown / McDonough MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Off-Campus Hub

Interview was extremely conversational with the Adcom. Started off with walking through my resume then ST/LT goals. Real focus though was on why Georgetown (talked about gaining international perspective, advantage of being in DC etc…). Did not get asked a lot on extracurriculars at all, but tried to weave them... Read more »

Mar 19, 2020

Georgetown / McDonough MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

I had a great experience visiting and interviewing at Georgetown. I interviewed on February 27, 2020, and the interview was blind. Let me start by saying that everybody on campus is super nice. Every building I entered had people opening the door for me. I shared this observation with somebody... Read more »

Mar 19, 2020

Take Our Survey: How Do You See COVID-19 Impacting Your MBA Experience?

In these uncertain times, school stakeholders and prospective students alike are wondering how the novel coronavirus outbreak will impact MBA admissions, education, and career opportunities. In the past few weeks, business schools have suspended in-person instruction, canceled admitted student events, and extended application deadlines. Meanwhile, current MBA students and prospective... Read more »

Mar 19, 2020

HBS Extends 2+2 MBA Application Deadline

Harvard Business School announced an extension to the MBA application deadline for their 2+2 program, which is a deferred admissions option for college seniors and graduate students.  Due to the impact of protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including campus closures and testing suspension, HBS has changed the deadline... Read more »

Mar 19, 2020

Real Humans of Microsoft: Devna Shukla, NYU Stern ’19, Business Development Manager of Monetization

Current CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, is credited with turning the culture of Microsoft around, to a “growth mindset.” The tech giant’s mission statement is now, “empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.” Similarly, business school is a pressure cooker for development.  From the classes... Read more »

Mar 19, 2020

Episode 91: A Flex MBA Could be Your Perfect Fit

In this podcast episode, we explore a particular format for management education, rising in popularity: The Flex MBA.  Traditionally, a full-time MBA program is residential, takes place over two years and has an established academic calendar.  So, when it comes to a Flex MBA, is it part-time, full-time, online, in-class?... Read more »

Mar 18, 2020

NYU Stern Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / Skype

The interview went just as what the reports on Clear Admit said. It was very conversational and had a lot of questions about the working experience, career choice and recruitment strategy. And it was not a blind interview. Ice breaker, about pack six (essay). Working experience, the reason of career... Read more »

Mar 18, 2020

Episode 90: Wharton Professor on COVID-19 Impact & New Business Course

“Social distancing” may very well become the word of the year for 2020. Businesses are being ordered to close, admissions practices are moving online, many people are (hopefully) working from home.  At the end of the day, we live in a global society and we need to flatten the curve... Read more »

Mar 18, 2020

Georgetown McDonough Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Skype

List of interview questions Tell me about yourself. Why MBA and why now? Why Georgetown? Tell me about a time you dealt with a difficult person. Tell me about a time you faced an issue at work. What are your thoughts on diversity? Any questions for me? I haven’t received... Read more »

Mar 18, 2020

Real Humans of Amazon: Varun Haralalka, Michigan Ross ’19, Sr. Instock Manager

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Amazon has grown into the world’s largest retailer by annual revenue. In 2018, their sales accounted for 43 percent of all online sales, and the company marked a $1 trillion valuation in 2020. To reach such heights, employees at every level need to contribute innovative ideas,... Read more »

Mar 17, 2020

U.S. News 2021 Business School Rankings Insights: HBS Sinks While Others Float On

The U.S. News & World Report Best Business Schools rankings are out and there are a few surprises, especially within the top 10.  For those of you who have yet to see our announcement of the ranking, the top 25 schools in this year’s edition (with last year’s rankings included for... Read more »

Mar 17, 2020

Stanford & Wharton Share the Throne of Best Business School in U.S. News 2021 Rankings

While Wharton held the #1 spot of the Best Business Schools list from U.S. News & World Report last year, it is now joined by Stanford GSB at the top of the 2021 rankings. Northwestern Kellogg shot up three spaces to join Chicago Booth at #3.  Then, MIT Sloan rounds... Read more »

Mar 16, 2020

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

Started a couple minutes late, but relatively informal in the adcom member’s office. The interviewer had not read my essays. I mostly ran through my background, talked about what led me to an MBA and why Kenan-Flagler. I was positioning myself for tech and got some follow-up questions on why... Read more »

Mar 16, 2020

Wharton Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

Everyone knows Wharton uses the “Team-Based Discussion” (TBD) format for their interviews, so if you are invited to interview you will be given a prompt with some deliverables that you *should* prepare some thoughts/answers to before arriving. No need to do extensive research, but be able to justify your ideas.... Read more »

Mar 16, 2020

UT Austin McCombs Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

The interview was very straight forward. We walked to a room in Rowling Hall and my interviewer had a sheet with questions. We first went through my resume before I got asked a series of standard questions – nothing out of the ordinary. I then had an opportunity to ask... Read more »

Mar 16, 2020

UVA Darden Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Skype

Interviewed with senior adcom member at UVA Darden in late February. The interview lasted for a duration of 30 minutes. Questions asked were: Walk me through your resume, Why MBA and Why Darden? I was allowed to speak for 10-15 minutes with minimal intervention from the interviewer who was mostly... Read more »

Mar 16, 2020

Duke Fuqua Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Off-Campus

Interviewed with alum in India in early Feb, 2019. It was a blind interview where the alum only had access to my resume. The total duration of the interview was 45 minutes. Questions were mostly centered around behavioural types, my career goals and fit with Team Fuqua. Walk me through... Read more »

Mar 16, 2020

Dartmouth Tuck Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Skype

The interview was blind and the interviewer had me walk him through my resume. Questions included: Why MBA? Why now? Why Tuck? What are your biggest strengths and weaknesses? What is your greatest professional achievement? Tell me about a time when you had to help someone achieve something. I told... Read more »

Mar 16, 2020

UVA Darden Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

The interview was very open. The interviewer started with “Tell me about yourself.” I quickly brought up my upbringing, college experience, etc., but focused most of the answer on my resume. The interviewer periodically asked me questions, but nothing related to behavioral questions. He genuinely wanted to get to know... Read more »

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Enrolled: UPenn / Wharton
Admitted: NYU Stern, UPenn / Wharton
GMAT: 710
Post-MBA Career: Private Equity
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Admitted: Harvard Business School
GMAT: 710 GPA: 3.74
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GMAT: 680 GPA: 3.1
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking
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Admitted: Michigan / Ross, Northwestern / Kellogg, UCLA Anderson, Yale SOM
GRE: 324 GPA: 3.89

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