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Apr 12, 2011

Duke / Fuqua MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2 / On-Campus / 2nd-Year student

I had my interview with a 2nd year on campus doing one of their recruitment weekends. Most of the other students interviewed had 2nd years as well and I had been told that the interview was very laid back and a lot like a conversation. I did not feel that... Read more »

Apr 12, 2011

Trivia Tuesday: Certificate Programs at Haas

It’s Tuesday, and that means it’s time again for Trivia Tuesday, our weekly examination of the components that make each MBA program unique. Today we’re going to take a look at the certificate programs offered by the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Haas offers five certificate programs... Read more »

Apr 12, 2011

NYU / Stern 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 NYU / Stern faced the following questions from an adcom member: “I was greeted with a packet... Read more »

Apr 11, 2011

Yale School of Management Appoints New Senior Associate Dean

Yale School of Management (SOM) last week appointed a new senior associate dean to serve as the visible leader both internally and externally of the full-time MBA program, Dean Designate Edward Snyder announced. Jeanette Gorgas, who will have overall responsibility for recruitment and admissions, student services and academic advising and... Read more »

Apr 11, 2011

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 which they will be a part of... Read more »

Apr 9, 2011

Duke / Fuqua 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 applicant to Duke / Fuqua shared the following interview experience with a second-year student: “I... Read more »

Apr 8, 2011

UCLA Anderson School of Management Encourages Round 3 Applicants

“Prospective MBA applicants, Round 3 is a terrific time to apply to the UCLA Anderson full time MBA program,” wrote Karen Gracey, a member of the Anderson MBA Admissions Committee, in a recent post to the Anderson MBA Insider’s Blog. The deadline for the third round for the entering fall... Read more »

Apr 8, 2011

Fridays From the Frontline

Hello and welcome to Fridays From the Frontline! Each week Clear Admit takes a long look around the b-school blogosphere and reports the latest in applicant and student news. Earlier this week we announced the schedule for this year’s Best of Blogging competition. Today we take a look at what... Read more »

Apr 8, 2011

Yale School of Management 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 the Yale School of Management shared a list... Read more »

Apr 7, 2011

Twitter Thursdays: News from MBA Programs

Welcome to this week’s Twitter Thursdays, a weekly column in which we highlight the updates of the top 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... Read more »

Apr 7, 2011

Indian School of Business Elects Second Board Chairman

Earlier this week, the Indian School of Business (ISB) named its second chairman of the board in the school’s ten-year history, responsible for leading overall strategic direction and helping the school attain its vision and mission. Adi Godrej, who is head of the 114-year old Godrej Group – a consumer... Read more »

Apr 7, 2011

Campus Chronicles: The Harbus

This week in Campus Chronicles, we’re heading up to Boston to see what The Harbus can tell us about the latest events at Harvard Business School: The African American Student Union hosted the 39th Annual H. Naylor Fitzhugh Conference last month at The Charles Hotel in Cambridge.  Named after one... Read more »

Apr 7, 2011

UVA / Darden 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 1 applicant to UVA / Darden shared an interview experience with an adcom member: “I am an applicant based in... Read more »

Apr 6, 2011

GMAT Tips: Intro to Pronouns on the GMAT

Today’s GMAT Tip comes from our friends at Knewton.  In this video post, they provide helpful hints on how to spot pronoun errors on the GMAT Sentence Correction section.  Click play to see what they have to say! For more information on Knewton, download Clear Admit’s independent guide to the... Read more »

Apr 6, 2011

UVA / Darden MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2 / On campus / Second-year student

I interviewed on campus with a second year. He started off saying that the admissions committee was already impressed which is why I was called in for an interview and that this was a blind interview. He then told me that I had about 30 min to tell my story... Read more »

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 »

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Interview Invite to Georgetown / McDonough via email.
GPA: 3.46. GMAT: 760. Virginia, USA.
Interview Invite to UVA / Darden via email.
GMAT: 760. Canada.
Interview Invite to UVA / Darden via email.
GPA: 3.64. GMAT: 710. New York.
Interview Invite to UVA / Darden via email.
GPA: 3.90. Florida.
Applied at Columbia via portal.
GPA: 3.8. GMAT: 750. US.

MBA ApplyWire

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GRE: 312 GPA: 3.56
Post-MBA Career: Consulting, Non Profit/SI
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GMAT: 670 GPA: 8.45
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
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GMAT: 760 GPA: 3.5
Post-MBA Career: Technology
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GPA: 3.41
Post-MBA Career: Pharmaceutical, Consumer Goods

MBA DecisionWire

Ind
Enrolled: Indiana / Kelley
Admitted: Arizona State / W.P. Carey, Indiana / Kelley, Johns Hopkins / Carey, UNC Kenan-Flagler, Other
GPA: 3.47
Post-MBA Career: Entrepreneurship
Cor
Enrolled: Cornell / Johnson
Admitted: Carnegie Mellon / Tepper, Cornell / Johnson, Indiana / Kelley
GMAT: 600 GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking
Van
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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