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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 »

Jan 6, 2011

MIT / Sloan Round 2 Deadline Extended to January 7th

The Round 2 deadline for MIT / Sloan has been extended to January 7th at 5:00 PM Eastern.  Yesterday, an MBA applicant on the GMAT Club forum reported receiving an email from the MIT Sloan Admissions Committee stating that the Round 2 deadline had been extended to this Friday, January... Read more »

Jan 6, 2011

Twitter Thursdays: News from MBA Programs

Welcome to this year’s first round-up of what’s happened on Twitter among the top MBA programs in Twitter Thursdays!  We’ve also created a list of MBA programs to ease your daily access to breaking news from the top MBA programs.  Plus, if you want to stay on top of Clear... Read more »

Jan 6, 2011

Clear Admit Career Services Director Q&A: Regina Resnick, Columbia Business School

~ A CLEAR ADMIT EXCLUSIVE ~ It’s a new year, and we’re launching a new series here at Clear Admit. To kick off 2011 we’ll be sharing our exclusive interviews with directors of career services centers at each of the top business schools around the globe. In this new series... Read more »

Jan 6, 2011

Johns Hopkins’ Carey School of Business to Launch EMBA in May

The Carey School of Business at Johns Hopkins University, which launched its full-time MBA in 2010, will roll out an executive MBA program in May 2011, the Financial Times reports. According to the FT report, the new Carey EMBA will draw on the expertise of other Hopkins departments, such as... Read more »

Jan 6, 2011

GMAT Tip: GMAT Math Strategy – Think with your pen

Today’s GMAT Tip comes from our friends at Knewton.  In this post, they provide helpful hints on how to tackle particularly complex math problems.  Read on to see what they have to say! Here is a rather challenging GMAT math problem. Give it a shot: For every positive EVEN integer... Read more »

Jan 5, 2011

Last-Minute Round Two Reminders from Chicago Booth’s Admissions Director

If you’re applying to the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in the second round this year, then you know that today is the application deadline. In a post to the Chicago Booth Insider admissions blog yesterday, Admissions Director Kurt Ahlm offered the following last-minute tips for round-two applicants.... Read more »

Jan 4, 2011

Harvard Business School Students Tweet Their Experiences from around the Globe

Harvard Business School (HBS) students have headed off to destinations ranging from Brazil to Vietnam and everywhere in between as part of the school’s Immersion Experience Program (IXP), and prospective applicants can learn more about their experiences by following them on Twitter. IXP, part of HBS’s commitment to experiential learning,... Read more »

Jan 4, 2011

Trivia Tuesday: Supporting Public Sector and Non-Profit Internships at Harvard, Stanford and Wharton

Welcome to another edition of Trivia Tuesday, a weekly chronicling of the programs and policies in place at the leading business schools. Last week, we examined loan assistance programs that help MBA graduates in the public or non-profit sectors to repay their student loans. This week we’ll turn our attention... Read more »

Jan 3, 2011

Columbia MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Alum / Off-Campus

Dates – Submitted 10/06/2010, Under Review 10/22/2010, Interview Invite 12/06/2010, Interview Date 12/15/2010, Report Completed 12/15/2010, Accepted 12/23/2010 I scheduled the interview with an alum in my city. It was held in his office and the setting was informal. He put me at ease right away and the questions came... Read more »

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Accepted to HEC Paris via phone.
GMAT: 710. Brazil.
Applying at Columbia via n/a.
GPA: 3.55. GMAT: 760. USA (NY).
Accepted to Columbia via phone.
GPA: 3.5. GMAT: 730. New York.
Interview Invite to Yale SOM via email.
GPA: 3.34. GMAT: 720. PA.
Rejected at Columbia via portal.
GPA: 3.8/4.0. GMAT: 710.

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GRE: 332 GPA: 3.3
Post-MBA Career: Consulting, Technology
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Applying: UPenn / Wharton
GMAT: 740 GPA: 3.59
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking
2
Applying: Indian School of Business, other
GMAT: 700 GPA: 3.1
Post-MBA Career: Technology, Other
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GMAT: 780 GPA: 3.25
Post-MBA Career: Consulting, Technology, Entrepreneurship
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GMAT: 760 GPA: 3.94
Post-MBA Career: Other

MBA DecisionWire

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
Ric
Enrolled: Rice / Jones
Admitted: Rice / Jones, USC / Marshall
GPA: 3.77
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking
Klg
Enrolled: Northwestern / Kellogg
Admitted: Northwestern / Kellogg, UVA / Darden
GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.2
Post-MBA Career: Consulting

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