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Feb 1, 2011

Duke / Fuqua MBA Admissions Interview Questions 2011

Take a peek into these Fuqua interview questions, as posted to the Clear Admit Wiki, a free resource for MBA applicants to share their experiences about the admissions process. This post spotlights the interview experience as shared by Round 1 candidate, who spoke with an alum. “I interviewed in the... Read more »

Feb 1, 2011

Trivia Tuesday: International Management Certificates at Haas and Anderson

It’s Tuesday again and that means it’s time for some trivia! As our regular readers know, each Tuesday we take the opportunity to highlight some of the programs, policies or predilections of the leading business schools. Our goal is to help applicants learn more about individual schools while also discovering... Read more »

Jan 31, 2011

Kellogg MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2 / Adcom / Off campus

I met with the alum after work at her office. She was friendly and immediately gave me a heads up to relax and be informal. She had a few must ask questions but mentioned that at anytime if I felt I need to add or talk about some other aspects... Read more »

Jan 31, 2011

UC Berkeley’s Haas School to Offer Future MBA Alumni Free Continuing Education

Beginning with the class of 2011, MBA graduates from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley will be eligible to participate, for free, in training offered through the school’s Center for Executive Education, Haas Dean Rich Lyons announced earlier this month. The new initiative was... Read more »

Jan 31, 2011

Duke / Fuqua MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / Off-Campus / Alum

I interviewed in the beginning of January at a local coffee shop with an alum who had done quite a few business-school interviews for Duke. The conversation lasted an hour, was conversational but on-point with little chit-chat in between. The questions were standard and straight-forward, a mix between behavioral and... Read more »

Jan 31, 2011

Admissions Tip: The Waitlist

What should an applicant do when placed on the waitlist at his or her dream school? While most applicants regard the waitlist in a negative light (we’ve even heard it described as “a sort of purgatory prior to getting dinged”), the best approach is to view the glass as being... Read more »

Jan 30, 2011

Kellogg MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2 / Alumni / Off-campus

10am interview. Alumunus showed up 15 minutes late, but apologized profusely. She was very nice and a similar background and went into depth explaining her pre-mba experience, her time at Kellogg, and what shes doing now. We then jumped into questions for me: Team experience in which you faced a... Read more »

Jan 29, 2011

Kellogg MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2 / Adcom / On campus

I visited Kellogg on Thursday: class visit, lunch with students, information session and building tour. Meeting with students the day before my interview helped a lot. My interview lasted exactly 30 minutes. Tell me about yourself Walk me through your resume and highlight your achievements Why MBA and Goals? Why... Read more »

Jan 29, 2011

GMAT Tip: Solve This Stats Problem, Stat!

Today’s GMAT challenge question comes from Veritas Prep. 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: Set A consists of integers -9, 8, 3, 10, and J; Set B consists of integers -2,... Read more »

Jan 28, 2011

Frontrunner Emerges to Fill Dean’s Role at Cambridge’s Judge Business School

An INSEAD professor who specializes in the management of product innovation has emerged as the frontrunner to be the next dean of the Judge Business School at Cambridge University, the Financial Times reports. Judge is expected to announce to appointment of Professor Christoph Loch in the next two weeks. Loch,... Read more »

Jan 28, 2011

Fridays From the Frontline

Hi there, and welcome to this week’s Fridays From the Frontline, Clear Admit’s ongoing blog series focused on the fascinating feats of MBA applicant and student bloggers. This week GMAT prep and interview invitations were on the minds of many applicants while students were more concerned with increasing coursework and... Read more »

Jan 28, 2011

USC / Marshall MBA Admissions Interview Questions 2011

If you are a candidate preparing for an interview don’t forget to check out the Clear Admit Wiki, a free resource full of advice for applicants by applicants, as well as complete accounts of interview questions and experiences. Today’s post comes from a Round 1 candidate to USC / Marshall:... Read more »

Jan 27, 2011

NYU / Stern MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / On-Campus

I interviewed on campus. The adcom is starting to get busy and I needed to wait a bit (about 15-20 minutes after my scheduled slot). My interviewer was extremely friendly and had a very positive vibe, which put me at ease. My questions were pretty straightforward (all were included on... Read more »

Jan 27, 2011

USC / Marshall MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / On-Campus / Adcom

The interviewer was fully familiar with my essays and resume. He had very particular questions based on my essays and resume. The following are the questions. What I was doing currently ( I am unemployed currently). My work with an NGO – the nature of work, responsibilities, changes I saw... Read more »

Jan 27, 2011

Twitter Thursdays: News from MBA Programs

Welcome to another installment of Twitter Thursdays, a column in which we highlight some of the latest updates from the top MBA programs on Twitter!  If you want your Twitter feed filled with Clear Admit’s updates, special prizes, admissions tips and breaking news, be sure to check us out on Twitter.  ... Read more »

Jan 27, 2011

Admissions Director Q&A: MIT Sloan’s Rod Garcia

We circled back recently to check in with an admissions director we hadn’t yet reconnected with as part of our Admissions Director Q&A Series – Rod Garcia of the MIT Sloan School of Management. Maybe it’s all the snow in Boston that gave him a little extra free time to... Read more »

Jan 27, 2011

Admissions Director Q&A: MIT Sloan’s Rod Garcia

We circled back recently to check in with an admissions director we hadn’t yet reconnected with as part of our Admissions Director Q&A Series – Rod Garcia of the MIT Sloan School of Management. Maybe it’s all the snow in Boston that gave him a little extra free time to... Read more »

Jan 27, 2011

$6.5 Million Gift Establishes New Leadership and Innovation Prize at UPenn’s Wharton School

And the giving continues. Yesterday we shared the news of a $10 million gift to Columbia. Today, it’s a $6.5 million gift to the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. The gift, from alumnus Barry R. Lipman (’70), will establish a new annual $100,000 prize, to be awarded to... Read more »

Jan 27, 2011

Campus Chronicles: The Wharton Journal

Now that classes are back in session, in this week’s Campus Chronicles, we’re taking a look inside The Wharton Journal to learn about recent events at UPenn’s Wharton School of Business: Wharton Computing has begun an initiative to evaluate and revamp technology used by students.  As part of this initiative,... Read more »

Jan 27, 2011

Columbia MBA Admissions Interview Questions 2011

As many applicants await the message asking them to schedule an interview, those of you preparing for those nerve-wracking meetings should definitely take a look at the Clear Admit Wiki, a free resource with a plethora of helpful tidbits of advice, including full interview accounts. Here, we will share an... Read more »

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Rejected at Northwestern / Kellogg via portal.
GPA: 3.8. Connecticut.
Waitlisted at Northwestern / Kellogg via portal.
GPA: 3.5. PA.
Rejected at MIT Sloan via portal.
GPA: 3.2. GMAT: 700.
Accepted to UMD / Smith via phone.
Applied at UVA / Darden via portal.
GPA: 3.41.

MBA DecisionWire

INS
Enrolled: INSEAD
Admitted: Berkeley / Haas, INSEAD, MIT Sloan
GMAT: 770 GPA: 3.8
Post-MBA Career: Private Equity
Tuc
Enrolled: Dartmouth / Tuck
Admitted: Dartmouth / Tuck
GRE: 319 GPA: 3.6
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
And
Enrolled: UCLA Anderson
Admitted: Berkeley / Haas, UCLA Anderson, USC / Marshall
GRE: 317 GPA: 3.74
Post-MBA Career: Non Profit/SI
And
Enrolled: UCLA Anderson
Admitted: Berkeley / Haas, NYU Stern, UCLA Anderson, USC / Marshall
GMAT: 750 GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Technology
MIT
Enrolled: MIT Sloan
Admitted: Dartmouth / Tuck, MIT Sloan, Yale SOM
GMAT: 740 GPA: 3.99
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking

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