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Feb 16, 2011

Chicago Booth MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-campus

My interviewer was an alumnus working in the finance industry. We met at a Starbucks in Oakland, which was pretty crowded in the evening, so we actually talked sitting outside. He started off with the standard Why MBA, Why Now, Why Booth questions, but asked them all together. I had... Read more »

Feb 16, 2011

Michigan’s Ross School of Business Names First Female Dean

The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business has named Alison Davis-Blake as its next dean, the school announced yesterday. She will assume the role in August 2011 pending approval by the university’s Board of Regents. Davis-Blake comes to Ross from the Carlson School of Management at the University of... Read more »

Feb 16, 2011

Stanford GSB MBA Admissions Interview Questions 2011

We’d like to start today’s post with a big “thank you!” to everyone who is posting to the Clear Admit Wiki, a resource for MBA applicants to share their thoughts on the admissions process. This candidate to Stanford interviewed off-campus with an alum: “I interviewed today with an alum in... Read more »

Feb 16, 2011

Dartmouth / Tuck MBA Admissions Interview Questions 2011

Today we’re taking a look a another interview report published to the Clear Admit Wiki, a resource for MBA applicants to share their thoughts on the admissions process. This candidate to Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business interviewed via Skype with a current student: “I applied for the January round, and... Read more »

Feb 16, 2011

Wiki Wednesdays: Submit an MBA Interview Report from NYU / Stern, LBS, Oxford / Said, or Stanford and Win a $10 Amazon Gift Card!

Welcome again to Wiki Wednesdays, Clear Admit’s weekly summary of interview reports recently added to the Clear Admit Wiki!  Round 2 interviews are in full swing at many MBA programs now, so we’ve received quite a few new additions for schools such as Dartmouth / Tuck, Chicago / Booth, and... Read more »

Feb 16, 2011

Dartmouth / Tuck MBA Admissions Interview Questions 2011

Welcome to another edition of interview questions posted to the Clear Admit Wiki, a resource for MBA applicants to discuss their thoughts on the admissions process. This candidate to Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business interviewed via Skype with a current student: “Warm conversation Questions: Tell me about yourself in campus... Read more »

Feb 15, 2011

Tuck MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2 / Skype / Second-year student

I applied for the January round, and had my interview this past weekend. Fast turnaround. The interview was over Skype, and the interviewer was very friendly. He asked the questions I had expected: Walk me through your resume. What do you want to do after business school? Why do you... Read more »

Feb 15, 2011

Tuck MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2 / Skype / Second-year student

Warm conversation Questions: tell me about yourself in campus and in your work why MBA and your long-run goal Why Tuck give me an example to deal with the difficulties or another difficult teammate. how to be involved in Tuck weakness Then my questions: what kind of uniqueness of leadership... Read more »

Feb 15, 2011

Stanford GSB MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2 / Alum / Off-Campus

I interviewed today with an alumni in New York City. We met at her office and the interview lasted about 45 minutes. The interviewer was very friendly, yet professional. The whole interview was very conversational and comfortable. The interviewer started off by telling me about herself – where she went... Read more »

Feb 15, 2011

Cambridge’s Judge Business School Taps INSEAD Professor as New Dean

The University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School has named Christopher Loch as its next director (dean), the Financial Times reported yesterday. Loch comes to Judge from INSEAD, where he is a management professor specializing in product innovation. He will assume the director’s role at Judge on September 1st. Loch called... Read more »

Feb 15, 2011

Trivia Tuesday: The Academic Commitment at UVA’s Darden School

It’s time again for another edition of Trivia Tuesday, our weekly consideration of the policies and practices that differentiate the student experience at the leading business schools. This week we turn our attention to the unusual class meeting structure in place at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.... Read more »

Feb 14, 2011

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

Met alum at a coffee shop. I showed up a half hour early, grabbed a drink and a table, my interviewer showed up right on time. He spent about five minutes introducing himself and explaining the format of the interview, then we got right into questions for about 45 minutes.... Read more »

Feb 14, 2011

[email protected] and Wipro Launch Global Innovation Tournament

In an effort to draw creative solutions in the areas of sustainability and customer-centric innovation, the online journal of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School has partnered with India-based IT solutions provider Wipro Technologies to conduct a global innovation tournament in 2011. The deadline for entries for this event is... Read more »

Feb 14, 2011

Admissions Tip: Waitlist Correspondence

In addition to actively evaluating the applications of Round Two applicants at this time of year, many top programs revisit their Round One waitlists and consider the strength of those individuals with respect to the new information about the pool. While schools vary in their receptivity to correspondence from applicants,... Read more »

Feb 12, 2011

GMAT Tips: Strategic Guessing on the GMAT

Today’s GMAT tip comes from Kaplan. In this article, Kaplan GMAT instructor Bret Ruber provides advice on how to guess strategically on quantitative problems: Almost every GMAT quantitative problem can be solved in more than one way.  Some of the various approaches to GMAT math questions include picking numbers, backsolving... Read more »

Feb 11, 2011

MBA Alumni Report Rising Salaries, Recovering Employment Rates

MBA compensation packages have surpassed pre-recession levels and employment rates are almost back to where they were before the economic downturn, according to research conducted by the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), which owns the GMAT exam. The results of the 2010 GMAC Alumni Perspectives Survey, which drew responses from... Read more »

Feb 11, 2011

Fridays From the Frontline

Hello and welcome to Fridays From the Frontline, Clear Admit’s regular round up of the experiences of MBA applicants and current students. This week found many an applicant receiving interview invites while current students were dealing with exams and recruiting. The Log finally took the TOEFL and eagerly awaited his... Read more »

Feb 10, 2011

Twitter Thursdays: News from MBA Programs

Welcome to another take of Twitter Thursdays, in which we set a spotlight on some of the top tweets from various MBA programs!  Additionally, we’ve created a list of MBA programs to ease your daily access to breaking news from the top MBA programs, as reported by admissions committee members... Read more »

Feb 10, 2011

Harvard Business School Announces Changes to 2+2 Program

In a recent post to her Director’s Blog, Harvard Business School (HBS) Admissions Director Dee Leopold shared the details of some changes the school is implementing in its 2+2 Program, a deferred admissions program for promising college students. Specifically, the program will now include ALL college senior applicants to HBS,... Read more »

Feb 10, 2011

Campus Chronicles: The Monroe Street Journal

This week in Campus Chronicles, we’re heading over to Ann Arbor, Michigan to see what The Monroe Street Journal can tell us about recent events at the Ross School of Business: On February 3rd and 4th, the Michigan Real Estate Club (MREC) attended to the 6th Annual MREC Chicago Forum.The... Read more »

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GPA: 3.1. GMAT: 710. India.
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GPA: 3.85. GMAT: 720. USA.
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Enrolled: Michigan / Ross
Admitted: Carnegie Mellon / Tepper, Michigan / Ross, UCLA Anderson, U. Washington / Foster
GMAT: 740
Post-MBA Career: Technology
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Enrolled: Columbia
Admitted: Columbia
GMAT: 730 GPA: 3.9
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking
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
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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

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