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Mar 16, 2020

Real Humans of McKinsey: Jun Guang Da Qu, Stanford GSB ’19, Associate

Most MBAs get their feet wet in consulting interning as summer associates between their first and second school years.  Post-MBA, at McKinsey, graduates usually spend between two and three years at the associate level before evaluation for a promotion to engagement manager. The next step, in three to five years,... Read more »

Mar 16, 2020

Episode 89: Wire Taps—Which Schools Should I Consider?

If you’re wondering where you may stack up in MBA admissions or which programs to target, Clear Admit’s admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, offer their related insights in another podcast episode of Wire Taps.  They also spend a bit of time on the impact of the coronavirus, particularly... Read more »

Mar 16, 2020

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions & Deadlines, March 16-20, 2020

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 Decisions Roll Out While Round 3 Heats Up Round 1 is now behind us; Round 2 is now fully underway, with several decision deadlines... Read more »

Mar 15, 2020

MIT Sloan Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / AdCom / Off-Campus Hub

With AdCom member, part of traveling interview tour, application-based. Questions: Any updates to your application? Describe a time when you got pushback from a supervisor/team member. Describe how you motivate others in a work setting. Why MIT Sloan/why MBA? Post-MBA career goals? What questions do you have for me? Very... Read more »

Mar 15, 2020

Duke Fuqua Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Skype

The alumnus had graduated from Fuqua about 10 years and the age difference made the interview a bit like briefing to my boss. Just kidding. Self-introduction and follow-up questions about my current employer. My role in the team Failure story due to my fault and my solutions.  He challenged my... Read more »

Mar 14, 2020

UVA Darden Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / On-Campus

I interviewed with a member of the adcom. They asked me to tell them about myself — it was open very open ended and the interview was blind. I was told by a friend beforehand that I should be expected to talk for 5-10 minutes in the beginning though. After... Read more »

Mar 13, 2020

Duke Fuqua Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

I interviewed on-campus with a second-year student. The interview was blind and very standard. The interviewer asked the typical behavioral questions like “tell me about a time you dealt with a difficult coworker” or “tell me about your leadership style.” There were no unexpected questions and the interviewer treated it... Read more »

Mar 13, 2020

UVA Darden Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

The interview was a blind interview. I was interviewed by a second-year student and the interview was fairly informal and conversational. The interviewer started with an open-ended “tell me about yourself,” where I was prompted to give my life story, not just what was on my resume. The interviewer took... Read more »

Mar 13, 2020

London Business School Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alum / Off-Campus

My LBS interview took place at Starbucks with an alumnus. He is working in the VC/PE space and I have worked in startups, so I think that was a common link. Interview was very casual and conversational. It started with introduction: – Schooling & family – College activities, internships –... Read more »

Mar 13, 2020

NYU Stern Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / Skype

I had the interview via Skype with an adcom member. It was much more informal than I expected. Yet, the questions were centered around my career goals and recruitment strategy. Initial question about my pick six Two key highlights from my resume One example showing that I could derive insights... Read more »

Mar 13, 2020

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

It was a very conversational interview. Since Sloan does non-blind behavioral interviews with admissions committee members, they are already familiar with your application and ask more targeted questions that allow you to frame your answers in ways that make sense to your story. Questions asked: Tell me about your background... Read more »

Mar 13, 2020

Fridays from the Frontline: From Boots to Suits – How Tuck Supports Veterans in Transition

Transitioning from military to civilian life presents a unique set of challenges.  Add student life on top of that when pursuing an MBA.  Fortunately, programs such as Dartmouth Tuck offer services to support veterans through and beyond the related challenges. In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, we hear... Read more »

Mar 12, 2020

Wharton Creates Business Course on Coronavirus

Having escalated to a global pandemic, the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing business, financial and personal fallout.  In the MBA admissions space, it began with cancelling entrance exams, and extended to changing in-person interviews and campus events.  To better understand the impact of COVID-19, the Wharton School of the... Read more »

Mar 12, 2020

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

2020: the year of…coronavirus? Yes, Round 2 interviews for Sloan conducted via Skype due to coronavirus concerns, so that was disappointing because I was banking on going to campus to see a class and be able to talk about it/express my interest. Due to Sloan’s small class size, they are... Read more »

Mar 12, 2020

UVA Darden Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

I interviewed for Round 2 on-campus with a second-year student. My interview was the first of the day at 8am, and there were at least a dozen other candidates at the school at the same time as me. Everyone (faculty, current students, applicants) were all very welcoming and friendly, which... Read more »

Mar 12, 2020

HBS Announces Admissions & Campus Visit Changes Due to Coronavirus

Harvard Business School posted several planned changes to admissions and campus visits in the Direct from the Director blog due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19). While Round 2 MBA applicants can still expect a final decision on March 31st, the Admitted Students Weekend for the group has been... Read more »

Mar 12, 2020

Duke Fuqua Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-Campus

The interview was with an alumnus in Bangalore and was a blind interview with the alumnus having just my CV. The interviewer was friendly and the interview went smoothly. He was an entrepreneur himself and I had a similar background, so we connected really well. The questions were standard and... Read more »

Mar 12, 2020

UVA Darden Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Skype

The interview lasted for about 40 minutes. Skype is really unstable in China. I’d recommend using a VPN. It was a totally blind interview. The interviewer didn’t have my resume, so I started with an long self introduction. Tell me about yourself. It can be your personal background, academic, work... Read more »

Mar 12, 2020

Real Humans of Google: Chris Eck, Duke Fuqua ’14, Senior Account Executive

Google is a top employer of MBAs, and we’ve already heard from graduates taking on roles in product management and engineering.  The tech giant also hires for any and all functions, from marketing to sales and strategy to operations.  In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Chris Eck, a Duke... Read more »

Mar 12, 2020

Dartmouth Tuck Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Skype

I was invited to interview via skype. My interviewer was a 2nd-year student and he started off with speaking about himself. The questions I was asked are as follows (in no particular order): Run me through your resume. What has been your greatest professional achievement? Strengths and Weaknesses? Tell me... Read more »

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Accepted to MIT Sloan via phone.
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Accepted to Harvard Business School via phone.
GPA: 3.9. GMAT: 760. Boston.
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GPA: 3.5. GMAT: 680. India.
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GMAT: 710.

MBA ApplyWire

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GRE: 324 GPA: 3.45
Post-MBA Career: Private Equity
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GMAT: 720 GPA: 3
Post-MBA Career: Consulting, Investment Banking, Asset Management, inc. HF
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GRE: 310 GPA: 3.6
Post-MBA Career: Pharmaceutical
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Applying: INSEAD
GMAT: 760 GPA: 2.67
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
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Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking

MBA DecisionWire

MIT
Enrolled: MIT Sloan
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth, MIT Sloan, Northwestern / Kellogg, NYU Stern
GMAT: 740 GPA: 3.74
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
HBS
Enrolled: Harvard Business School
Admitted: Harvard Business School, UT Austin / McCombs
GRE: 313 GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Venture Capital
Wha
Enrolled: UPenn / Wharton
Admitted: NYU Stern, UPenn / Wharton
GMAT: 710
Post-MBA Career: Private Equity
HBS
Enrolled: Harvard Business School
Admitted: Harvard Business School
GMAT: 710 GPA: 3.74
UT
Enrolled: UT Austin / McCombs
Admitted: UT Austin / McCombs
GMAT: 680 GPA: 3.1
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking

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