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Mar 29, 2021

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions & Deadlines, March 29 – April 2, 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 2 final decisions are underway, Round 3 deadlines, too. Many of the leading MBA programs have released their Round 2 final decisions, and Round 3... Read more »

Mar 26, 2021

Stanford GSB Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alum / Skype

1. Tell me about yourself. 2. What are you most proud of? (Some specific follow ups here) 3. Tell me a time you received an insight and how it changed the way you and the team progressed. 4. What is a time you had to convince someone in a group?... Read more »

Mar 25, 2021

Seeking Qualitative Research Participants! Earn $50

Attention Fall 2021 admits! We’re working on a qualitative research project – and we need your help! We’d like to speak with some of our community members in April. Specifically, we’re looking for people who applied this year to begin a full-time MBA program in Fall 2021. These interviews will... Read more »

Mar 25, 2021

Professor at Kellogg Nominated to Join President Biden’s Treasury Department

Ben Harris, Associate Professor at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University President Joe Biden publicly announced his intent to nominate Ben Harris as assistant secretary for economic policy at the Treasury Department on March 11, 2021. Harris, an Associate Professor at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, holds a... Read more »

Mar 24, 2021

Real Humans of GSK: Carrie Salmon, NYU Stern ‘19, Associate Brand Manager, Sensodyne Franchise

GlaxoSmithKline, a science-led global company has a deep awareness of the role its products play to improve the lives of its consumers. Besides developing and producing vaccines and medicines for a wide range of medical disciplines, for more than 160 years, GSK has been responsible for some of the world’s... Read more »

Mar 23, 2021

Stanford GSB Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Zoom

It was a blind interview with an alumnus – they only had access to my resume. The interview was centered around my own experiences (including challenges and failures) and reflections, instead of my accomplishments. Interviewer was very sharp, frequently challenged my views and fact-checked my statements; he had rich industry... Read more »

Mar 23, 2021

HBS Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

Overall interviewer was very friendly. She was very familiar with my application materials and asked very specific deep-dive questions on my previous experiences. Questions: What is something that you’re working on? What are you good at? Can you give me an example of how you utilized your strength at work?... Read more »

Mar 23, 2021

Real Humans of Tesla: Jia Huang, Cornell Johnson MBA ‘20, Business Operations & Finance Associate

Tesla, Inc. was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers looking to prove that electric vehicles could be better, quicker and more fun that their gas-powered counterparts. The company strives to rid the world of fossil-fuel vehicles to work towards achieving a zero-emission future. Tesla’s steadfast mission to accelerate... Read more »

Mar 23, 2021

Celebrating Women’s History Month With More INSEAD Alumnae

To mark Women’s History Month in 2021, INSEAD’s Limitless Campaign celebrates women entrepreneurs and role models who conquered obstacles and cast aside barriers to achieve success. INSEAD launched the Limitless Campaign as part of its Gender Initiative toward advancing gender balance.  Meet three INSEAD alumnae who exemplify the spirit and... Read more »

Mar 22, 2021

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Skype

Friendly, easy-going interview. Interview lasted about 45 minutes. Definitely need to speak to why you are interested in Cornell / why it is the school for you. Questions: 1) Tell me about yourself. 2) Why MBA and why now? 3) Tell me more about your goals and what is your... Read more »

Mar 22, 2021

MBA Student Interview by Juno: Sebastian Carreno from MIT Sloan

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 following interview was conducted with Sebastian Carreno from MIT Sloan.  Choosing MIT Sloan After gaining some on-the-job experience in his... Read more »

Mar 22, 2021

Yale SOM Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Alum / Zoom

We started with a little chit-chat about our shared backgrounds (both Chinese), then talked about the following (with probes from the interviewer throughout): 1) Tell me about your career thus far. 2) Why SOM? 3) Who have you spoken to about SOM? 4) What will you contribute to the SOM... Read more »

Mar 22, 2021

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions, March 22-26, 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 2 Final Decisions Roll out amid Late Round Deadlines Some of the leading MBA programs have started to release their Round 2 final decisions, and... Read more »

Mar 22, 2021

Episode 153: Wire Taps—March Madness, Clubhouse, and Tepper or UNC for Tech

Reporting from the eye of the R2 results storm, Alex and Graham share exciting news of Clear Admit’s presence on Clubhouse, discuss our March Madness bracket challenge (that pits post-MBA employers against each other), and carefully dissect a set of candidate profiles. Admissions tips abound, as always, including how to... Read more »

Mar 21, 2021

MIT Sloan Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / AdCom / Zoom

Interview Questions (that I can remember) in roughly the order I received them: Any updates to your application? Tell me more about your data visualization and why it’s important to you. Tell me about how your organization has done in the past 12 months. Follow-up: How did you motivate your... Read more »

Mar 21, 2021

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Skype

You leave your Skype on and wait until they call you at the appointed time. Questions that were asked: Tell me about yourself. Why MBA now? Why Cornell Johnson? What’s your back-up recruitment strategy? Name a time you showed leadership.

Mar 21, 2021

Northwestern Kellogg Hits Fundraising Milestone of $500 Million

Thanks to the recent $5 million gift from Michael ’88 JD, MBA and Cari Sacks, Northwestern Kellogg has surpassed their fundraising campaign milestone of $500 million. Kellogg’s Transforming Together campaign is part of the University-wide “We Will” Campaign, dedicated to advancing education at the institution. The school’s flagship Global Hub... Read more »

Mar 20, 2021

MIT Sloan Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

My interview was with an adcom, and the interview lasted exactly 30-minutes. We spent around five minutes talking about my data visualization. We then moved to four behavioral questions. 1) Why an MBA? Why Sloan? 2) What do you currently do at your company? 3) How has your background helped... Read more »

Mar 20, 2021

The Wharton School & Deloitte Partner to Advance Inclusive Leadership

“What are the barriers to inclusive leadership?” The Wharton School recently announced a partnership with Deloitte, a consulting and advisory company, to research and resolve this pressing question. The school and firm plan to collaborate to gain a more nuanced understanding of effective sponsorship and mentorship of minorities. Their efforts... Read more »

Mar 19, 2021

Fridays from the Frontline: Give Yourself Grace – My 5 Tips for Surviving Virtual Classes

In this week’s Fridays from the Frontline, we hear from Emory Goizueta MBA student, Racquel Waite, about virtual classes during b-school. Give Yourself Grace: My 5 Tips for Surviving Virtual Classes By Racquel Waite, Emory Goizueta MBA ’21 I think we can all agree that this is not how we... Read more »

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MBA LiveWire

Application results in real time, submitted by site visitors.
Waitlisted at U. Chicago Booth via email.
Waitlisted at Georgetown / McDonough via email.
GPA: 3.8.
Accepted to Indiana / Kelley via email.
GMAT: 690. Middle East.
Waitlisted at UCI Merage via email.
GPA: 3.0. GMAT: 650. Asia.
Applied at MIT Sloan via portal.
GPA: 3.96. Virginia.

MBA ApplyWire

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GMAT: 730 GPA: 3.87
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
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GRE: 314 GPA: 2.7
Post-MBA Career: Consulting, Entrepreneurship
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GMAT: 770 GPA: 3.74
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
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GMAT: 720 GPA: 2.8
Post-MBA Career: Technology

MBA DecisionWire

Tuc
Enrolled: Dartmouth / Tuck
Admitted: Cornell / Johnson, Dartmouth / Tuck, Duke / Fuqua, UVA / Darden
GMAT: 730 GPA: 3.93
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
HBS
Enrolled: Harvard Business School
Admitted: Harvard Business School, UPenn / Wharton
GMAT: 750 GPA: 3.9
Post-MBA Career: Technology
Oth
Enrolled: Other
Admitted: Carnegie Mellon / Tepper, Other
GMAT: 690 GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
Haa
Enrolled: Berkeley / Haas
Admitted: Berkeley / Haas, Cornell / Johnson, Northwestern / Kellogg, UPenn / Wharton
GMAT: 680 GPA: 3.78
Post-MBA Career: Consumer Goods
And
Enrolled: UCLA Anderson
Admitted: UCLA Anderson
GMAT: 620
Post-MBA Career: Entrepreneurship

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