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Dec 28, 2020

Harvard Business School Employment Report: MBA Class of 2020 Finds Success & New Businesses

The Harvard Business School employment report for the MBA Class of 2020 details significant accomplishments and notable entrepreneurial spirit for the graduating class. Ninety percent of the MBAs received an offer after graduation and 83 percent accepted, while another 11 percent defied the pandemic economy and began their own business... Read more »

Dec 28, 2020

Episode 140: Wire Taps—Can I Negotiate a Scholarship?

In this week’s podcast episode of Wire Taps, we focus on two MBA hopefuls weighing the timing and strategies of their applications as well as a candidate choosing between programs. Preview the profiles from MBA ApplyWire and MBA DecisionWire below and then tune in for advice from our admissions experts,... Read more »

Dec 26, 2020

MIT Sloan Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

Interview was done online. Very friendly interview, be prepared to answer mostly behavioral questions. 30 minutes will be over before you know it – practicing your STAR’s (Situation, Task, Action, Result) before the interview is absolutely a must. Overall, be prepared to answer 3-6 behavioral questions around collaboration/teamwork and why... Read more »

Dec 25, 2020

Michigan Ross Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

The interview was over Zoom. It was professional, they reviewed my resume in-depth, and all initial questions were based from my resume. Asked Why and MBA, Why Ross, Why specific industry and how will Ross help you get there. The interviewer surprised me by asking in depth questions relating to... Read more »

Dec 23, 2020

Real Humans of Emory Goizueta’s MBA Class of 2022

MBA students in this Real Humans feature say they were drawn to Emory Goizueta for the close-knit community within a larger university. Altogether, the MBA Class of 2022 at Goizueta numbers 145 students and the school boasts a student to faculty ratio of 5:1. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the school’s... Read more »

Dec 23, 2020

Ross MBA Employment Report: Consulting & Tech Top Industry Choice for Class of 2020

The Michigan Ross MBA 2020 Employment Report showcases the success the Class of 2020 found while navigating the changing and uncertain economic climate. This year, 95 percent of the graduating class are career switchers, up from 89 percent in 2019. Over 83 percent of the class received a job offer... Read more »

Dec 22, 2020

Real Humans of the CEIBS MBA Class of 2022

In this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, we head to Shanghai, China, home of the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). The 18-month CEIBS MBA is well known for its China Focus, called “China Depth, Global Breadth,” as well as for preparing international leaders to enter the global business... Read more »

Dec 21, 2020

MIT Sloan Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom + Observer / Zoom

My interviewer and an observer welcomed me with a poker face. Kinda felt awkward. After a brief presentation of herself, my interviewer started right away: 1. Is there any update since you applied? 2. Did you have any failure? 3. What are the differences between the company A and the... Read more »

Dec 21, 2020

Duke MBA Employment Report: Team Fuqua’s Class of 2020 Success Stories

The Duke MBA employment report has been released for the Daytime MBA Class of 2020 at the Fuqua School of Business. The report indicates full-time offers and school-facilitated job placement are both up over last year, and average first-year compensation reached a record high. Ninety percent of the Class of... Read more »

Dec 21, 2020

Episode 139: Wire Taps—Dartmouth Tuck with Scholarship or Northwestern Kellogg without One?

This podcast episode of Wire Taps tackles the full range of the admissions cycle, from choosing where to matriculate and strategizing Round 2 applications to thinking ahead to next year. Preview the profiles from MBA DecisionWire and MBA ApplyWire below and then tune in to hear Graham Richmond and Alex... Read more »

Dec 18, 2020

Wharton MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Second-Year Student

The first interview was a team based discussion with 5 other applicants. There were 75% men and 25% women, myself included. The question discussed was how to plan the inauguration of a new building on the UPenn campus. What surprised me was that some candidates were completely silent and some... Read more »

Dec 18, 2020

Fridays from the Frontline: MBA & Motherhood? Yes, You Can

Osemhen Okenyi, Oxford MBA 2020-21, walks us through figuring out how to blend MBA life with motherhood in this edition of Fridays from the Frontline. MBA & Motherhood? Yes, You Can By Osemhen Okenyi, Oxford MBA 2020-21 When I started thinking about doing an MBA, I spent hours googling “MBA... Read more »

Dec 17, 2020

McCombs MBA Class Profile: Flexibility and Transparency Yields Positive Results for 2022

The University of Texas McCombs School of Business has released data on its MBA Class of 2022. The school was able to hit its target class size and maintain test score statistics in line with previous years despite being flexible with waivers and deferrals. While McCombs welcomed 241 students to... Read more »

Dec 17, 2020

Episode 138: Stanford GSB’s 2020 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Report

Today’s podcast is about the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) report that was recently published by the school.  Loyal listeners of the podcast may recall that back in 2019 in Episode 69, we spoke about the school’s inaugural DEI report, which offered... Read more »

Dec 16, 2020

CBS MBA Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Second-Year Student / Virtual

Roughly 45-minute virtual interview with a current student (Hermes Society Member). Ended up lasting an hour as I hit it off with my interviewer and we spent extra time chatting about NYC, student clubs, ect. Atmosphere was relaxed and conversational. My interviewer was friendly and I could sense her passion... Read more »

Dec 16, 2020

Wharton MBA & Lauder Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Post-TBD, I had a 15-minute 1-on-1 interview with an Admissions Fellow in a separate Zoom link. It was very straightforward with only 2 questions: “Why MBA at Wharton?” and “What questions do you have for me?” For Lauder, it was a 30-minute Zoom call with another Admissions Fellow that was... Read more »

Dec 16, 2020

Real Humans of the HEC Paris MBA Class of 2022

We head to HEC Paris, located in the Paris-Saclay Innovation Cluster just kilometers from the center of Paris, in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students. The 16-month long MBA program has two intakes, one in September and the other in January. Combined, the two cohorts are comprised of 290 students.... Read more »

Dec 15, 2020

Berkeley Haas Interview Questions & Report: Round 1/ Pre-Recorded Questions / Off-Campus

I received my interview invite a little late in the process. As a result, the only interview option available to me was the pre-recorded Skype format – the Adcom pre-selects 5 questions that are loaded on to their audio-visual virtual platform (I think it was called Kira). There is no... Read more »

Dec 15, 2020

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

The interview was very conversional. We broke the ice talking about what I like to do in my home country and started a rapid fire round of questions. Overall, my interviewer tried to make me comfortable but there was little eye contact. 1/ What do you enjoy doing? 2/ What... Read more »

Dec 15, 2020

Episode 137: The Two HBS Grads Disrupting Student Loans, Health Insurance, and More

Sponsored Content There is strength in numbers—and that is exactly what Nikhil Agarwal and Chris Abkarians count on to secure better MBA student loan rates for MBA candidates through their company, Juno. By utilizing competition among banks and analyzing the subsequent deals that become available, Juno (formerly LeverEdge) is able... Read more »

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Admitted: U. Chicago Booth, Harvard Business School, UCLA Anderson
GMAT: 730 GPA: 3.8
Post-MBA Career: Undecided
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Enrolled: Rice / Jones
Admitted: Rice / Jones
GMAT: 630
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
HBS
Enrolled: Harvard Business School
Admitted: Dartmouth / Tuck, Harvard Business School, Northwestern / Kellogg, UPenn / Wharton
GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.9
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
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Enrolled: NYU Stern
Admitted: Emory / Goizueta, NYU Stern
GRE: 325 GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Pharmaceutical
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Admitted: Northwestern / Kellogg, UPenn / Wharton, Yale SOM
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