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Jan 17, 2011

Admissions Tip: Understanding Background Checks

With a slew of schools releasing the last of their R1 notifications in the coming weeks, we know that many of our readers will be asking about the background checks conducted by leading programs. Here are some quick facts to help explain the process: 1) What are background checks? Background... Read more »

Jan 15, 2011

GMAT Tip: Divisibility Mother Lode

Today’s GMAT challenge question comes from ManhattanGMAT.  To help you with your GMAT studying, try to solve the problem on your own, and then read on for the explanation of its solution: Problem If m is the square of integer n and m is divisible by 98, m must also... Read more »

Jan 15, 2011

UT Austin / McCombs MBA Admissions Interview Questions 2011

A Rolling Admissions candidate to the University of Texas – Austin’s McCombs School of Business shared his interview experience on the Clear Admit Wiki, a resource for MBA applicants to share their thoughts on the admissions process: “I met with an alum off campus and the interview lasted about 2... Read more »

Jan 14, 2011

Architect Selected for Columbia Business School’s New Manhattanville Facilities

Columbia University President Lee Bollinger, in consultation with Dean Glenn Hubbard and members of the Columbia Business School (CBS) Board of Overseers, has selected Elizabeth Diller of the New York–based architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro to design the new CBS facilities in Manhattanville. “Diller Scofidio + Renfro have demonstrated... Read more »

Jan 14, 2011

Fridays From the Frontline

Hello, and welcome to another edition of Fridays From the Frontline, Clear Admit’s longstanding lurch through the b-school blogosphere. This week applicants were hearing from round 1 schools and continuing to prepare for their GMAT exams while current students began reporting back to school. With all his applications submitted Ellipser... Read more »

Jan 13, 2011

Twitter Thursdays: News from MBA Programs

Welcome to another installment of Twitter Thursdays, a weekly column in which we highlight the latest updates from the top MBA programs on Twitter!  If you’re not following us already, be sure to check out Clear Admit on Twitter for updates, special prizes, admissions tips and breaking news. We’ve also created... Read more »

Jan 13, 2011

New Social Entrepreneurship Award at Kellogg School of Management to Help Students Launch Post-Graduation Social Ventures

The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University last week announced a new annual award designed to help a student launch a social venture post-graduation. The new $80,000 Kellogg Social Entrepreneurship Award is one of a range of initiatives supported by the school’s Carol and Larry Levy Social Entrepreneurship Lab.... Read more »

Jan 13, 2011

Campus Chronicles: Conferences on Women in Business

Welcome back to Campus Chronicles!  As schools are still on winter break and MBA student newspapers have fallen silent, this week we’re doing things a little differently by featuring three schools’ takes on conferences on women in business: In early October, INSEAD held its first annual Women’s Leadership Conference.  Hosted... Read more »

Jan 12, 2011

GMAT Tip: How to study for the GMAT in 2 weeks

Today’s GMAT Tip comes from our friends at Knewton.  In today’s post, they outline how best to study for the GMAT in two weeks.  Read on to see what they have to say! Let me begin with a disclaimer: Try not to do do this! Seriously. Prepping for the GMAT... Read more »

Jan 12, 2011

Columbia MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Alum / Off-Campus / RD

Dates – Submitted 11/13/2010, Interview Invite 12/20/2010, Interview Date 1/6/2011, Report Completed 1/7/2011, Accepted 1/11/2011 I emailed out to all 9 of my alum choices and went with the one who responded first. He told me to schedule the meeting with his secretary for after the holidays as I was... Read more »

Jan 12, 2011

Wiki Wednesdays: Columbia Interview

Welcome back to Wiki Wednesdays, in which we feature some of the newest additions to the Clear Admit Wiki.  Some of the latest contributions to this online repository for MBA applicants include interview reports for UNC / Kenan-Flagler, Georgetown / McDonough, and Northwestern / Kellogg.  Recently, an applicant to Columbia... Read more »

Jan 12, 2011

GMAC Extends Relationship with Pearson VUE and ACT to Expand GMAT Access, Improve Test Security

The Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), which owns the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), announced yesterday that it has extended its partnership with Pearson VUE and ACT to develop and administer the business school entrance exam. GMAC first partnered with Pearson VUE and ACT in 2006, and since that time... Read more »

Jan 11, 2011

Clickers Increase Class Participation at Columbia Business School

Clickers – that is, individual classroom response devices – have become standard equipment issued to incoming students at Columbia Business School (CBS), the school reports. The use of a classroom response system began as part of a pilot program in fall 2008, and when it became evident that students were... Read more »

Jan 11, 2011

Trivia Tuesday: Stanford GSB’s September Seminars

It’s time again for Trivia Tuesday! This week we’ll take a look at September Seminars, a special academic opportunity offered to second-year MBA students at the Stanford GSB. Before the start of Autumn Quarter classes, Stanford second-year students have the option of returning to campus early to participate in small,... Read more »

Jan 10, 2011

Harvard MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / Off-campus (phone interview) / Adcom / Admitted

I had my interview on the phone. The lady was really nice. Right at the start of the interview, she told me that there will be no time for me to ask questions and that she would take exactly 30 minutes. She did. I didn’t get many of the standard... Read more »

Jan 10, 2011

Clear Admit Career Services Director Q&A: Pamela Mittman, NYU Stern School of Business

In the second installment of our Career Services Director Q&A Series, we connected with Pamela Mittman, assistant dean of career services and leadership development at NYU Stern School of Business. An alumna of NYU Stern’s full-time MBA program, Mittman brings both a student and alumni perspective to the role. Before... Read more »

Jan 10, 2011

Former IMD President Returns to Harvard Business School to Teach

John Wells, who served briefly as president of Switzerland’s IMD business school, has returned to Harvard Business School (HBS), where he will once again teach strategy, the Financial Times reports. Wells, who was appointed to serve as IMD’s president in April 2008, left his alma mater HBS to take the... Read more »

Jan 10, 2011

Admissions Tip: Navigating the Waitlist

While the past few weeks have seen a number of admits and rejections handed down to round one MBA applicants, the fate of many remains uncertain. There is no reason for waitlisted candidates to lose hope, as the top programs admit a fair number of individuals from the waitlist in... Read more »

Jan 7, 2011

Harvard Business School Admissions Director Offers Last-Minute Reminders for R2 Applicants

As Harvard Business School (HBS)’s Round Two deadline approaches, HBS Admissions Director Dee Leopold devoted a post yesterday on her Director’s Blog to some important reminders. She stressed to applicants that the deadline is NOON EST on January 11th, not 5 p.m. And it’s always better not to wait until... Read more »

Jan 7, 2011

Fridays From the Frontline

Welcome to Fridays From the Frontline, Clear Admit’s ongoing perusal into the b-school blogosphere. This week applicants were focused on the next steps in their applications while current students focused on preparing for class or celebrating the new year. Mission GMAT determined that it was time to focus specifically on... Read more »

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Application results in real time, submitted by site visitors.
Accepted to Stanford GSB via phone.
GPA: 3.83. Berkeley, CA.
Accepted from Waitlist at Berkeley / Haas via email.
GMAT: 760. India.
Accepted to Harvard Business School via portal.
GPA: 3.8. GMAT: 750.
Accepted to Stanford GSB via phone.
GPA: 4.01/4.0. GMAT: 710. United Kingdom.
Accepted to Harvard Business School via portal.
GPA: 3.85. GMAT: 700. Asia.

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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GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.99
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking

MBA DecisionWire

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Enrolled: Stanford GSB
Admitted: Columbia, Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, Stanford GSB, UPenn / Wharton
GMAT: 770 GPA: 3.8
Post-MBA Career: Undecided
HBS
Enrolled: Harvard Business School
Admitted: Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, NYU Stern
GMAT: 730 GPA: 3.68
Post-MBA Career: Technology
HBS
Enrolled: Harvard Business School
Admitted: Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, Stanford GSB, UT Austin / McCombs
GRE: 320
Post-MBA Career: Technology
McD
Enrolled: Georgetown / McDonough
Admitted: Boston College / Carroll, Georgetown / McDonough, Notre Dame / Mendoza
GMAT: 710
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
MIT
Enrolled: MIT Sloan
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth, MIT Sloan, Northwestern / Kellogg, NYU Stern
GMAT: 740 GPA: 3.74
Post-MBA Career: Consulting

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