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Nov 5, 2019

Episode 62: Wire Taps—Indian Applicant, LGBT from China and more

We are excited to bring you another episode of our podcast series, Wire Taps!  As entries from MBA hopefuls flow into MBA ApplyWire, Alex Brown and Graham Richmond provide feedback on their chances of admissions and strategies to consider. For this edition of Wire Taps, Graham and Alex review an... Read more »

Nov 4, 2019

UT Austin / McCombs MBA Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Second-year Student / On-Campus

The interview took place on campus in the MBA admissions office. The interview was led by a second-year student who had a copy of my resume and likely had reviewed it shortly before the interview itself. The interviewer had not read my application. The interview was laid out in a... Read more »

Nov 4, 2019

Wharton MBA Class of 2019 Earns Higher Salaries and Chooses More Diverse Careers

The Wharton School released its MBA Careers Report for the Class of 2019, revealing an increase in compensation as well as some changing job interests. A few highlights: A significant (11 percent) increase in median base salary— from $135,000 to $150,000 from 2018 to 2019. Increased interest in venture capital... Read more »

Nov 4, 2019

Admissions Tip: Four Reasons You Need to Visit Clear Admit’s Interview Archive

As interview invitations roll out, we wanted to remind MBA hopefuls that Clear Admit can help with the final hurdle to acceptance: the interview. The Clear Admit Interview Archive is a repository of first-hand accounts shared directly by MBA applicants after they have interviewed with one or more of their... Read more »

Nov 4, 2019

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Interviews, November 4-8, 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 MBA Deadlines Many programs have now released Round 1 interview invites that have been reported on MBA LiveWire. These include Harvard, UPenn / Wharton, Chicago... Read more »

Nov 1, 2019

Consulting Industry Insights from Dartmouth Tuck Alumni

Around a third of each Dartmouth Tuck class of MBA graduates go into consulting, with about a fifth joining the big three: McKinsey, Bain, and Boston Consulting Group. Tuck’s executive director of Career Services, Stephen Pidgeon T ’07, says “Tuck’s focus on the general management curriculum gives students a broad... Read more »

Nov 1, 2019

Fridays from the Frontline: How Kelley Prepared Me – First-Year to Internship

For MBA students, the coveted summer internship is a stepping stone to the career of their dreams. The internship may help get your foot in the door, but the lessons from the first-year of business school can inform a stronger impression on a potential future employer. Current Indiana / Kelley... Read more »

Oct 31, 2019

The Economist Releases 2019 Best MBA Rankings

The Economist has released their 2019 best MBA rankings for full-time programs.  The University of Chicago Booth School of Business claimed the top spot once again, and the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management was replaced by Harvard Business School for second place. Kellogg only dropped to fourth, but HEC Paris took a giant leap... Read more »

Oct 31, 2019

Real Humans of UVA Darden’s MBA Class of 2021

In this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, we head to a rigorous, close-knit MBA program in Charlottesville, Virginia. MBA candidates who choose The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business can expect to review more than 500 case studies during the two-year program.  Darden also emphasizes experiential learning, including international... Read more »

Oct 31, 2019

Top Stanford GSB MBA Interview Tips from Actual Interviewees

As reports of Stanford GSB interview invitations continue on LiveWire, we’re taking the opportunity to round up useful advice from the Clear Admit Interview Guide, as passed on by interviewed candidates themselves. Before we dig into the key takeaways from prior lucky invitees, here are a few basics about the structure of... Read more »

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Interview Invite to U. Chicago Booth via email.
GPA: 3.3. GMAT: 680. Texas.
Interview Invite to Stanford GSB via email.
Interview Invite to NYU Stern via email.
GPA: 3.3. GMAT: 700. New York.
Accepted to Toronto / Rotman via email.
Accepted to Columbia via phone.
GPA: 3.57. GMAT: 740.

MBA ApplyWire

GRE: 303 GPA: 4
Post-MBA Career: Consulting, Technology
GMAT: 690 GPA: 3.13
Post-MBA Career: Consulting, MF, Auto, Aerospace
GPA: 2.95
Post-MBA Career: Technology, Consumer Goods, Non Profit/SI, Other
GRE: 326 GPA: 3.68
Post-MBA Career: Entrepreneurship, Non Profit/SI

MBA DecisionWire

Enrolled: Duke / Fuqua
Admitted: Duke / Fuqua
GMAT: 720
Enrolled: Babson / Olin
Admitted: Babson / Olin, Georgetown / McDonough, IE Business School, IESE
GRE: 317
Post-MBA Career: Technology
Enrolled: IMD
Admitted: IMD
GMAT: 740
Post-MBA Career: Undecided
Enrolled: HEC Paris
Admitted: HEC Paris
GMAT: 640
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
Enrolled: Columbia
Admitted: Columbia
GMAT: 680 GPA: 3.3
Post-MBA Career: Family Business

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