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May 16, 2017

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Yale School of Management MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

We continue with our Essay Topic Analysis, as Yale SOM announced their MBA essay question for 2017-2018. For the second year running, Yale MBA hopefuls are required to respond to a 500-word essay about their biggest commitment.  Last year, Admissions Director Bruce DelMonico commented that the Yale MBA adcom developed this... Read more »

May 16, 2017

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MBA DecisionWire Spotlight: Cornell / Johnson or Michigan / Ross for Consulting

In this post for MBA DecisionWire Spotlight, which highlights MBA candidates’ choices as shared in Clear Admit’s DecisionWire, we walk through responses to someone debating between Cornell / Johnson and Michigan / Ross for consulting. The community opened up with comments on prioritizing fit: While another member honed in on... Read more »

May 15, 2017

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7 Continents, 7 Marathons, 1 Student at Georgetown McDonough

Finding balance in your life during an MBA program can be a challenge, which makes time management is one of the most important skills for MBA candidates and students to develop. It’s difficult enough to attend classes and complete assignments, and most students also juggle club involvement, competitions, family, and... Read more »

May 15, 2017

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Admissions Tip: Volunteer Experience

It’s the time of year when MBA applicants aiming for Fall 2018 intake are beginning to think about the admissions process, which is why we wanted to focus this week’s admissions tip on one element of the application that candidates often underestimate: volunteer experience. In order to understand why this category... Read more »

May 15, 2017

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The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions – 05.15.17

Welcome back to The Week Ahead. In this weekly series, we provide a brief rundown of what we know is happening in the week ahead, as far as admissions related MBA deadlines and decisions are concerned at the top business schools. This week a number of leading schools are scheduled to release their... Read more »

May 14, 2017

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Beyond Business School: LBS MBA Alum Tony Wheeler

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? It’s a tough question, but if anyone would have suggestions, it would be Tony Wheeler, a London Business School MBA alumnus and the co-founder of Lonely Planet Publications—the world’s largest travel guidebook publisher. This January, Tony and Maureen... Read more »

May 12, 2017

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Fridays from the Frontline: 5 Things I Learned About Succeeding in Silicon Valley as a Woman

Today’s post comes to us from Nancy Hoque, an evening & weekend MBA student at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. A former solutions architect designing mission-critical communications for the U.S. military, Hoque is also founder of a modest scarf fashion startup for Muslim women. At Haas, she’s played an active... Read more »

May 12, 2017

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Wharton’s Mother’s Day Graduation Is Both Fitting and Bittersweet for One MBA Mom

That graduation for the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School MBA Class of 2017 falls on Mother’s Day could not be more poignant for impending graduate Divinity Matovu. Her path to business school—and her journey while there—has been indelibly marked both by her own mother and by being a mother herself.... Read more »

May 12, 2017

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Stanford GSB Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Off-Campus

The following Stanford GSB interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant. Good luck to them! 1 Alumnus. Met at his office. Interview started 10 minutes late but lasted for exactly 60 minutes (which can be broken down into: 5 of minutes breaking the ice, 45 minutes of... Read more »

May 12, 2017

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Harvard Business School Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Off-Campus Hub

The following Harvard Business School / HBS interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant who was admitted. Congratulations to them! Only 1 interviewer. Friendly but fast-paced environment. Here are the main questions in order asked: A) Introduction 1. Let me introduce myself 2. When did you arrive... Read more »

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