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Apr 6, 2011

UVA / Darden MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / Adcom / Skype

I am an applicant based in Bangalore/India. I had an interview with an Adcom member over Skype. I wore formals for the interview, tested my Skype set up for video chat and ensured a good view of my room. Please be prepared for a video chat. The interviewer in fact,... Read more »

Apr 6, 2011

Wiki Wednesdays: Submit an MBA Interview Report for IESE, LBS, Georgetown / McDonough or Duke / Fuqua and Win a $10 Amazon Gift Card!

Welcome to April’s first installment of Wiki Wednesdays, in which we feature MBA interview reports that have recently been added to the Clear Admit Wiki!  This week, we’ve received new interview reports for schools such as Yale SOM, UVA / Darden and Northwestern / Kellogg.  Also, a Round 2 applicant... Read more »

Apr 6, 2011

Yale SOM MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / Second-year Student / On-Campus

Interview with second year. More formal, little back and forth conversation until I was allowed to ask questions. Walk through the resume How did I choose my college/major/sport? Why MBA, Why SOM? What do you do for fun? What class did I sit in on during the visit/previous visit? What... Read more »

Apr 6, 2011

Round Three Update from Harvard Business School Admissions

Did you apply to Harvard Business School in Round 3? Email invitations to interview will go out this Friday, April 8th, Admissions Director Dee Leopold shared in a recent post to her Director’s Blog. The emails will include detailed instructions for how to schedule your interview, she continued. “As I’m... Read more »

Apr 6, 2011

Best of Blogging Awards 2010-2011

Another application cycle is rapidly drawing to a close, and summer is ahead of us. A good deal of clarity and news has been delivered to the MBA applicant crowd: interview invitations, admissions decisions, and, of course, the announcement of our annual Best of Blogging Awards (also known as “the... Read more »

Apr 6, 2011

UVA / Darden MBA Admissions Interview Questions 2011

If you are preparing for an MBA admissions interview, be sure to check out the Clear Admit Wiki!  It’s chock full of firsthand accounts of interviews, as reported by MBA applicants themselves.  This Round 2 candidate for UVA / Darden interviewed with a second-year student: “I interviewed on campus with... Read more »

Apr 5, 2011

Admissions Director Changes at Kellogg, Chicago Booth

Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business have each recently announced changes in their admissions department leadership. Kellogg has named an interim admissions director to replace the outgoing dean of admissions, and Chicago Booth has promoted its senior director of admissions to... Read more »

Apr 5, 2011

Trivia Tuesday: Kenan-Flagler’s STAR Program

Welcome to another edition of Trivia Tuesday, in which we spotlight MBA program elements which differentiate programs from their peers. Today, we’ll take a look into the Clear Admit School Guide to the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and share a few paragraphs on its STAR leadership program:... Read more »

Apr 5, 2011

Yale School of Management MBA Admissions Interview Questions 2011

Welcome to another peek at a recent interview shared in the Clear Admit Wiki, an online resource for MBA applicants to share their experience with the admissions process.  This Round 2 applicant to the Yale School of Management shared the following account of an interview with an adcom member: “Description... Read more »

Apr 4, 2011

MIT / Sloan MBA Admissions Interview Questions: R2 / Admissions staff interviewer / On-campus

Apply 1/4/11, Invite 3/17, Interview 3/29, Accepted 4/4! After a two and a half month excruciating wait I got a call from MIT asking me to interview. In fact, she made is sound like I had already been invited (email or something) and that I hadn’t responded (she was “hoping... Read more »

Apr 4, 2011

Yale SOM MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2 / Adcom / Skype

Pretty straight forward questions (info not present in the application) but not the most typical ones, so it was not completely a blind interview. List of interview questions: Tell me what did you do for fun in high school Why did you choose your undergraduate university What was your master... Read more »

Apr 4, 2011

How to Assign an Appropriate Role to Rankings in the MBA Admissions Process

Clear Admit co-founder Graham Richmond was recently featured in an article by Bloomberg Businessweek focusing on the role of rankings in the MBA application process. In his interview with BBW, Richmond advised prospective applicants that rankings can indeed play a valuable role in the school selection process, but that it’s... Read more »

Apr 4, 2011

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... Read more »

Apr 3, 2011

Northwestern / Kellogg MBA Admissions Interview Questions 2011

Check out the latest addition to the Clear Admit Wiki, a free online resource for MBA applicants to share their experiences with the admissions process!  This applicant to Northwestern / Kellogg faced the following interview experience with an admissions officer: “I interviewed with a member of the admissions committee, and... Read more »

Apr 3, 2011

UCLA / Anderson MBA Admissions Interview Questions 2011

If you are preparing for an MBA admissions interview, be sure to check out the Clear Admit Wiki!  It’s chock full of firsthand accounts of interviews, as reported by MBA applicants themselves.  This Round 2 candidate for UCLA / Anderson recently shared the interview experience with a second-year student: “I... Read more »

Apr 2, 2011

GMAT Tips: Keep the End in Sight: Tips for Staying Motivated While Prepping for the GMAT

Today’s GMAT tip comes from Kaplan. In this article, Kaplan GMAT instructor Bret Ruber provides tips on how to remain motivated while studying for the GMAT: When you first begin prepping for the GMAT, staying motivated is easy.  But after a couple of months, it can be difficult to keep... Read more »

Apr 2, 2011

UCLA / Anderson MBA Admissions Interview Questions 2011

Welcome to another peek at a recent interview shared in the Clear Admit Wiki, an online resource for MBA applicants to share their experience with the admissions process.  A second-year student posed the following questions to a Round 2 candidate for UCLA / Anderson: “Arrived on campus for the first... Read more »

Apr 2, 2011

Harvard Business School MBA Admissions Interview Questions 2011

In the midst of interview season, we are accruing several reports from MBA candidates in the Clear Admit Wiki, a free resource for MBA applicants to review and share their experiences with the admissions process.  This week, a Round 2 candidate for Harvard Business School recounted the following interview experience... Read more »

Apr 1, 2011

Kellogg MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Adcom / On Campus

I interviewed with a member of the admissions committee, and although I was only allotted 30 minutes, it ended up to be almost an hour and a half. I know everyone is looking for the type of questions, which is really important in preparation, but the most important factors are... Read more »

Apr 1, 2011

Harvard Business School, IESE, CEIBS Partner for Global CEO Program

Chinese CEOs gathered on the campus of CEIBS in Shanghai this week as part of a Global CEO Program designed to help senior level-Chinese executives help their businesses prosper on an international scale amid countrywide economic growth and globalization of the world economy. The program is a partnership between Chine... Read more »

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GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.9
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Post-MBA Career: Consulting, Technology
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Post-MBA Career: Consulting
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Enrolled: Vanderbilt / Owen
Admitted: Ohio State / Fisher, Vanderbilt / Owen, Washington U. / Olin
GMAT: 640
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
INS
Enrolled: INSEAD
Admitted: INSEAD
GRE: 317 GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Family Business
UNC
Enrolled: UNC Kenan-Flagler
Admitted: Carnegie Mellon / Tepper, UNC Kenan-Flagler, Vanderbilt / Owen
GMAT: 710 GPA: 3.8
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
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Enrolled: Rice / Jones
Admitted: Rice / Jones, USC / Marshall
GPA: 3.77
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking
Klg
Enrolled: Northwestern / Kellogg
Admitted: Northwestern / Kellogg, UVA / Darden
GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.2
Post-MBA Career: Consulting

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