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Dec 15, 2020

Real Humans of INSEAD’s MBA Class of 2021

Whether you choose the Singapore or Fontainebleau main campus, you are guaranteed an intense year of learning and growing during an MBA at INSEAD. In addition to two campus options, INSEAD also has two intakes per year: September and January. September candidates complete the MBA program in 10 consecutive months... Read more »

Dec 14, 2020

UVA Darden Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

The Darden interview is blind, meaning the interviewer has not even seen your resume. Because of this, the focus is largely on how you want to tell your story. The interview was roughly broken into the following sections: 1) We had a few minutes of small talk in the beginning,... Read more »

Dec 14, 2020

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

Interview tracked with prior interview reports on ClearAdmit – pretty predictable questions with some deeper follow ups to each. My interviewer had a similar professional background as me and the conversation was very casual and friendly. We did probably 40 minutes of Q&A and 15 minutes of me asking her... Read more »

Dec 14, 2020

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

My interview was surprisingly much more conversational than I had expected. The 30 minutes completely flew by! Questions below: 1. What was it like going from [small town in Midwestern state] to [large, Californian state school] for college? 2. What surprised you the most about your college experience? 3. Favorite... Read more »

Dec 14, 2020

Wharton MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Skype

Team Based Discussion: Received interview invite on October 28th along with the discussion prompt (not allowed to disclose details of the prompt). I scheduled my team discussion for mid-November. I studied the prompt and prepared a few ideas and my 1 minute pitch before the interview. I was able to... Read more »

Dec 14, 2020

The Week Ahead: MBA Admissions Decisions, December 14-18, 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 1 Decisions continue to roll out.  Many leading MBA programs are now releasing their Round 1 decisions. It’s important to note that some schools start... Read more »

Dec 14, 2020

Episode 136: Wire Taps—Duke Fuqua with Scholarship or Full Ride at Michigan Ross?

While many MBA applicants are currently strategizing for Round 2, other lucky ones already need help choosing a business school. Our admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, offer all-encompassing advice in this new podcast episode of Wire Taps. Preview the profiles from MBA DecisionWire and MBA ApplyWire below and... Read more »

Dec 14, 2020

Darden Class Profile: UVA Responds to Challenges with Flexibility and Accommodation

The UVA Darden School of Business released its MBA Class of 2022 profile featuring its first-ever January cohort and record Consortium members. The class came together as the applicants faced significant challenges related to the pandemic, which the school responded to with flexibility and accommodation. Namely, the Darden admissions team... Read more »

Dec 13, 2020

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

Virtual Zoom interview with alum. 1 hour interview: 45 minutes of questions and 15 minutes of Q&A to finish up. Mostly behavioral questions, tell me about a time when: you went above and beyond something you are proud of you took initiative didn’t achieve what you wanted changed the team’s... Read more »

Dec 13, 2020

Chicago Booth MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

I was contacted via email with a notification that I had been selected to receive an interview. I had to register online, and several days later was emailed with the student that I matched with. The student and I coordinated our schedules. This was a resume-based interview. It was pretty... Read more »

Dec 13, 2020

Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

I interviewed in early November for Booth’s two-year full time MBA program. A second-year student interviewed me via Zoom. The interview was only 30 minutes in length in part because my interviewer had eight interviews scheduled for the day. Interview questions included (in no particular order). 1) Why product management?... Read more »

Dec 13, 2020

Chicago Booth Interview Questions: Round 1 / Alumni / Zoom

Tell me about yourself. Why MBA / Why Booth? What will you do at business school? What is a challenge you’ve faced? How did you motivate a team that was struggling? Questions for me?

Dec 13, 2020

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

TBD with introductions for 35 min followed by 1-1 for 10 min Why MBA? Why Wharton? Questions for interviewer?

Dec 12, 2020

Chicago Booth MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Skype

Booth did a great job matching me with a 2nd-year student who had exactly the same industry work experience: IB and entrepreneurship. The interviewer was very friendly and explained that he would not look at the camera all the time (taking notes or looking at my face). I had the... Read more »

Dec 12, 2020

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

I logged into Zoom about 10 minutes before the interview and had some free time to chat with the five other students in my TBD group. I wore a suit and tie. One guy wore a button up with blazer. The women wore business formal. One guy was in his... Read more »

Dec 11, 2020

Fridays from the Frontline: Balancing My Extracurricular Commitments

B-school life is busy, so how do students manage their schedules? McCallen Moser, Daytime MBA, Class of 2020 at Duke Fuqua shares how she balanced her extracurricular activities. Balancing My Extracurricular Commitments By McCallen Moser Fuqua provides an endless list of extracurricular commitments students can get involved with during their... Read more »

Dec 10, 2020

UNC Kenan-Flagler Webinar – It Takes All of Us: Diversity in Leadership – Video Recap

UNC and Clear Admit are proud to present the video recap for our latest UNC Webinar – It Takes All of Us: Diversity in Leadership. An MBA not only gives you the business skills, tools and perspective to be successful in your career, but also provides you with the opportunity... Read more »

Dec 10, 2020

USC MBA Employment Report: Marshall Class of 2020 Mix in Media Industry

The University of Southern California Marshall School of Business has released its MBA Class of 2020 Employment Report showing a rise in salaries for the year over 2019 despite a slight decrease in signing bonuses. Sixty-one percent of job opportunities were facilitated by the school through the Campus Recruiting Program,... Read more »

Dec 9, 2020

Dartmouth MBA Employment Report: Tuck Class of 2020 Take Home Higher Salaries

The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University has released its MBA Class of 2020 Employment Report. Ninety-four percent of MBAs received offers within three months of graduation and 92 percent accepted. This does represent a decline from 2019; however, the climate graduates faced this year was starkly different. Still,... Read more »

Dec 9, 2020

Competition for Admission to Top MBA Programs Intensifies Amid COVID Pandemic

As if 2020 hasn’t been difficult enough, there may be some more bad news for applicants to leading business schools: Round 1 outcome data from Clear Admit’s LiveWire tool suggests that MBA applicants may be in for a tough 2020-2021 admissions season. Amid rumblings of higher application volume, we conducted... Read more »

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Interview Invite to Rice / Jones via email.
GPA: 3.9. GMAT: 700. China.
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GMAT: 700. India.
Applied at UPenn / Wharton via n/a.
Interview Invite to Dartmouth / Tuck via email.
GPA: 3.17. GMAT: 680.
Interview Invite to UVA / Darden via email.
GPA: 3.15. GMAT: 710.

MBA ApplyWire

GRE: 310 GPA: 2.8
Post-MBA Career: Undecided
GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.77
Post-MBA Career: Pharmaceutical

MBA DecisionWire

Enrolled: Harvard Business School
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth, Harvard Business School, UCLA Anderson
GMAT: 730 GPA: 3.8
Post-MBA Career: Undecided
Enrolled: Rice / Jones
Admitted: Rice / Jones
GMAT: 630
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
Enrolled: Harvard Business School
Admitted: Dartmouth / Tuck, Harvard Business School, Northwestern / Kellogg, UPenn / Wharton
GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.9
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
Enrolled: NYU Stern
Admitted: Emory / Goizueta, NYU Stern
GRE: 325 GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Pharmaceutical
Enrolled: UPenn / Wharton
Admitted: Northwestern / Kellogg, UPenn / Wharton, Yale SOM
GMAT: 760 GPA: 3.65
Post-MBA Career: Consulting

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