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Apr 8, 2013

Admissions Tip: Addressing Academic Weaknesses

To follow up on last month’s advice about GMAT preparation and timing, we wanted to offer some general comments about the role of academics in the admissions process.  Many candidates considering business school focus on the credentials they will hold and the network that they will join upon graduation, but it... Read more »

Apr 5, 2013

University of Chicago Booth School of Business Dean Reminds MBA Students the Internship Isn’t Everything

Sunil Kumar, dean of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is quick to remind his students not to shortchange their actual academic experience during the first year of their MBA program in furious pursuit of a summer internship, according to a recent Economist article. Acknowledging that competition is... Read more »

Apr 5, 2013

Fridays From The Frontline

Hello and welcome to Fridays From The Frontline, Clear Admit's weekly blog feature that peeks into the world of the b-school applicant and student. This week applicants were sharing their thoughts on how to determine a school list or blog handle while many students provided photographic evidence of international journeys.... Read more »

Apr 4, 2013

Twitter Thursdays: News from MBA Programs

It’s time again for Twitter Thursdays, our weekly take of the happenings reported by leading MBA programs on Twitter. If you want to stay on top of Clear Admit’s updates, special prizes, admissions tips and breaking news, be sure to check us out on Twitter.  We’ve also created several lists related... Read more »

Apr 4, 2013

Harvard Business School Celebrates Fifty Years of Women with the W50 Summit

Today and tomorrow, April 4th and 5th, Harvard Business School (HBS) is hosting a summit designed to help accelerate the advancement of women leaders who make a difference in the world. Called the W50 Summit, the two-day event is part of a year-long celebration marking the 50th anniversary of women... Read more »

Apr 4, 2013

Campus Chronicles: Chicago Business

Welcome to Campus Chronicles, Clear Admit’s weekly snapshot of the news at top business programs. This week we turn our attention to The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business by exploring the digital pages of Chicago Business, the school’s student newspaper. Last month, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg... Read more »

Apr 3, 2013

Columbia Business School Admissions Officer Debunks Common Application Myths

A Columbia Business School (CBS) admissions officer devoted a recent post on Voices -- a blog co-written by current CBS students and admissions officers to help provide a student perspective -- to debunking some of the myths prospective applicants often seem to believe about the CBS admissions process. For starters,... Read more »

Apr 2, 2013

Tell Us Tuesdays: Submit an MBA Interview Report from UCLA / Anderson, Yale SOM, London Business School, MIT / Sloan, Dartmouth / Tuck and Win a $10 Amazon Gift Card!

Hello and welcome to April's first edition of Tell Us Tuesdays, where we highlight MBA interview reports that have recently been posted to our Interview Archive! Over the past week, we have received interview reports from schools such U.Penn / Wharton, Harvard, NYU / Stern, and Chicago Booth. The Clear Admit team greatly appreciates all of the interview reports we’ve received... Read more »

Apr 2, 2013

Wharton | San Francisco Students to Host 2nd Annual Social Impact Conference

Later this week, students at Wharton | San Francisco, the West Coast campus of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, will host the Wharton San Francisco Social Impact Conference. The event, which will take place on April 4th, marks one of the first times students at the San Francisco campus... Read more »

Apr 2, 2013

Wharton MBA Admissions Interview Questions: R2 / AdCom / Off-Campus Hub

I arrived a bit early in order to make sure that I had the directions for the location right, and thus was able to chat with my fellow team members before the discussion. All of them, even though slightly tense due to the occasion, were very nice and easy to... Read more »

Apr 2, 2013

Kellogg MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2/ Alumnus / Off-campus

We were at the Starbucks. Interview was casual. 1 Walk me through your resume. 2 Elaborate on work experience after MBA. 3 Why MBA? 4 Why not School XYZ? 5 What would you do if your boss doesn’t favor you and puts you in a bad position? 6 What would... Read more »

Apr 2, 2013

Trivia Tuesday: London Business School’s Organisational Audit

Welcome to this week’s edition of Trivia Tuesday! Today, we’re crossing the pond and opening up the Clear Admit Guide to London Business School to learn about the school’s distinctive Organisational Audit, a mandatory experiential element of the core curriculum. "As a part of the core course Managing Organisational Behaviour,... Read more »

Apr 2, 2013

Clear Admit Releases Updated School Snapshots for 2013-2014, Offering Free Summaries of 27 Leading MBA Programs

Clear Admit is excited to announce the release of our 2013-2014 School Snapshots, FREE overviews of 27 of the world’s top MBA programs packed with essential information to help early bird applicants learn about their target schools. Last year, MBA hopefuls downloaded tens of thousands of inaugural-edition Snapshots as a... Read more »

Apr 1, 2013

Carnegie Mellon University Establishes New Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)’s Tepper School of Business and School of Computer Science will partner to establish a new, joint Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) in an effort to help transform university research and projects into commercial enterprises, the university announced last month. The new CIE will combine Tepper’s... Read more »

Apr 1, 2013

Harvard MBA Admissions Interview Questions: R1 / Adcom / Off-Campus Hub

Interviewed in an off-campus hub with adcom. Interview was succinct, straight forward, and generally conversational. Overall, I don't think I had any major points I didn't get across and ultimately was admitted! 1) Let's talk about (first company)- what do they do? What did you do there? 2) What's your... Read more »

Apr 1, 2013

Chicago Booth MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2 / Second-year student / On campus

I’m a round two applicant. I attended the Booth Live event on Friday. The event was awesome! I recommend that every applicant attend this event–before completing the app if possible. It gives you much better insight into the Booth culture, admissions process and committee members, and student personalities. Try your... Read more »

Apr 1, 2013

Chicago Booth MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2 / Alumnus / On campus

I interviewed on 03/09 on campus. It was a Saturday, so the admissions office was closed. There was a seperate room set up for interviews. When I arrived, I checked in and recieved a name tag that also had the name of my interviewer (of course, I googled him right... Read more »

Apr 1, 2013

In the News: Harvard Business School to Eliminate Formal Application Process

Harvard Business School to Eliminate Formal Application Process In yet another move to innovate and keep one step ahead of over-coached candidates, Harvard Business School (HBS) will be completely overhauling its application process for the coming season (2013-14).  As many will recall, HBS made a splash this past cycle (2012-13)... Read more »

Apr 1, 2013

Admissions Tip: Feedback Sessions for Denied Applicants

As many of our readers know, a small number of leading MBA programs offer admissions feedback sessions to applicants who did not make the admissions cut in a given season.  Though we’ve touched upon this subject before, we’d like to use today’s blog entry to underline the importance of these feedback sessions for... Read more »

Mar 27, 2013

Exclusive GMAT Insights and Advice for MBA Hopefuls From Top GMAT Community Leaders

Each year thousands of individuals begin journeys that they hope will ultimately lead to an acceptance offer from top-tier business schools around the world, and for the majority of these applicants one of the first steps on the b-school path is studying for and taking the GMAT exam. With the... Read more »


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