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Apr 15, 2011

Best of Blogging Nominees 2010 – 2011

As promised in our April 6th time line for this year’s BoBs, today is the day we release the 2010-2011 Best of Blogging nominees! For those of you not familiar with the Clear Admit Best of Blogging competition, the goal of this annual event is two-fold.  First, we want to recognize... Read more »

Apr 15, 2011

Fridays From the Frontline

Hello there, and welcome to Fridays From the Frontline, Clear Admit’s ongoing look into the lives of current MBA applicants and student bloggers. Bloggers were a busy bunch this week, with many applicants and students checking in with updates on their course loads or recent spring vacations. In anticipation of... Read more »

Apr 14, 2011

Oxford / Saïd MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Adcom / On-Campus

I flew in to London and arrived Oxford via train on the 18th of February 2011. Questions: Why do you want to get an MBA? Why Oxford? What would you bring to the class? Discussion about football (mentioned favorite team on resume) I see you want to work in a... Read more »

Apr 14, 2011

Twitter Thursdays: News from MBA Programs

Welcome back to Twitter Thursdays, in which we set a spotlight on some of the top MBA programs on Twitter!  You can also follow Clear Admit for MBA updates, special prizes, admissions tips and breaking news.   We’ve created a list of MBA programs to ease your daily access to breaking news... Read more »

Apr 14, 2011

GMAC Reveals New Question Formats for GMAT Integrated Reasoning Section

A new integrated reasoning section of the Next Generation GMAT exam will feature four new question formats that require prospective business school applicants to synthesize information from different sources to solve problems, sort spreadsheet-like tables, interpret graphics and make comparative analysis, the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) announced this month.... Read more »

Apr 14, 2011

Campus Chronicles: The Wharton Journal

Welcome back to Campus Chronicles, Clear Admit’s weekly journey through MBA student newspapers!  Today we’re taking a look inside The Wharton Journal to read about recent events at UPenn’s Wharton School of Business: The Wharton Soccer Club recently earned a new addition to their trophy collection, winning the UPenn Soccer... Read more »

Apr 13, 2011

GMAT Tips: Idioms 101

Today’s GMAT Tip comes from our friends at Knewton.  In this video post, they provide helpful advice on how to answer questions containing idioms in 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... Read more »

Apr 13, 2011

Wiki Wednesdays: Submit an MBA Interview Report for INSEAD, Oxford / Said, UVA / Darden or IESE and Win a $10 Amazon Gift Card!

Welcome once again to Wiki Wednesdays, our weekly review of the latest MBA interview accounts to be added to the Clear Admit Wiki!  Interview season is winding down now, but we’ve still received new interview reports for schools such as London Business School and Duke / Fuqua.  Also, a Round... Read more »

Apr 13, 2011

U Penn’s Wharton School to Expand Presence in India, Economic Times Reports

The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School plans to expand its presence in India over the next year and a half, according to a recent article in India’s Economic Times. “Our students are already coming to India,” Wharton Dean Thomas Robertson told the ET. “The difficulty is that the world does... Read more »

Apr 13, 2011

London Business School 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!  A Round 2 candidate for London Business School shared the following interview experience with an alum: “My interview was scheduled for 6 PM at the... Read more »

Apr 12, 2011

London Business School MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2 / Alum / Off-Campus

My interview was scheduled for 6 PM at the interviewer’s office. Although the interview was scheduled for an hour, it lasted almost 2 hours. Not a negative sign, though, as the interview was somehow conversational. My interviewer was not from a different industry, but he had after school the kind... Read more »

Apr 12, 2011

NYU / Stern MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2 / On-Campus / Adcom

I was greeted with a packet of program information based on my career preference, and they also gave me a Stern t-shirt, like others mentioned earlier. After some initial chitchat of how I got to the city, we went straight to the interview: She started by asking how I developed... Read more »

Apr 12, 2011

Chicago Booth Admissions Provides Last-Minute Round 3 Advice

In anticipation of its fast approaching April 13th Round 3 deadline, the Admissions Office at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business devoted a recent post on its Booth Insider Blog to applicants still considered whether or not to apply in this final round. “It’s true that Round 3... Read more »

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 »

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Waitlisted at U. Chicago Booth via email.
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Accepted to Indiana / Kelley via email.
GMAT: 690. Middle East.
Waitlisted at UCI Merage via email.
GPA: 3.0. GMAT: 650. Asia.
Applied at MIT Sloan via portal.
GPA: 3.96. Virginia.

MBA ApplyWire

GMAT: 730 GPA: 3.87
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
GRE: 314 GPA: 2.7
Post-MBA Career: Consulting, Entrepreneurship
GMAT: 770 GPA: 3.74
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
GMAT: 720 GPA: 2.8
Post-MBA Career: Technology

MBA DecisionWire

Enrolled: Dartmouth / Tuck
Admitted: Cornell / Johnson, Dartmouth / Tuck, Duke / Fuqua, UVA / Darden
GMAT: 730 GPA: 3.93
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
Enrolled: Harvard Business School
Admitted: Harvard Business School, UPenn / Wharton
GMAT: 750 GPA: 3.9
Post-MBA Career: Technology
Enrolled: Other
Admitted: Carnegie Mellon / Tepper, Other
GMAT: 690 GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
Enrolled: Berkeley / Haas
Admitted: Berkeley / Haas, Cornell / Johnson, Northwestern / Kellogg, UPenn / Wharton
GMAT: 680 GPA: 3.78
Post-MBA Career: Consumer Goods
Enrolled: UCLA Anderson
Admitted: UCLA Anderson
GMAT: 620
Post-MBA Career: Entrepreneurship

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