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Feb 4, 2011

Fridays From the Frontline

Hello and welcome to Fridays From the Frontline. Each week Clear Admit takes a good long look into the b-school blogosphere and sums up the goings-on of the past week. This week applicants were mostly waiting for news or studying for the GMAT, while students covered a broader swathe of... Read more »

Feb 3, 2011

Twitter Thursdays: News from MBA Programs

Welcome to February’s first edition of Twitter Thursdays, in which we set a spotlight on some of the top tweets from various MBA programs on Twitter!  You can also follow Clear Admit for MBA updates, special prizes, admissions tips and breaking news.   We’ve also created a list of MBA programs to... Read more »

Feb 3, 2011

Obtaining an MBA Bumps Earnings by a Third, British Career Survey Finds

A recent survey of more than 2,000 business school alumni found that earning an MBA increases earning power by a third, the International Herald Tribune reports. The 2010 Career Survey was conducted by the London-based Association of MBAs, an organization that accredits postgraduate business programs. It looked at MBA salaries... Read more »

Feb 3, 2011

Campus Chronicles: The Stern Opportunity

Welcome back to Campus Chronicles, Clear Admit’s weekly walkthrough of MBA student newspapers!  Flipping through The Stern Opportunity, it appears that many students are returning from international courses that NYU Stern offers over winter break.  Let’s take a look: Thirty-five full- and part-time Stern students traveled to Melbourne for the... Read more »

Feb 3, 2011

INSEAD MBA Admissions Interview Questions 2011

Check out these two interview reports 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 experiences as shared by an INSEAD candidate, who spoke with two alumni. “First interview: My interviewer is a... Read more »

Feb 2, 2011

GMAT Tip: Common GMAT Traps – The Ellipsis

Today’s GMAT Tip comes from our friends at Knewton.  In this post, they share advice on how to identify when elliptical construction is being used incorrectly.  Read on to see what they have to say! The term ellipsis, or elliptical construction, describes the omission of words in order to make... Read more »

Feb 2, 2011

Wiki Wednesdays: Submit an MBA Interview Report from UVA / Darden, Dartmouth / Tuck, or IESE and Win a $10 Amazon Gift Card!

Welcome to February’s first installment of Wiki Wednesdays, in which we feature the latest additions to the Clear Admit Wiki, an online repository where MBA applicants can share their admissions interview experiences.  Round 2 interviews are well under way now and over the past week we’ve received interview reports from... Read more »

Feb 2, 2011

INSEAD MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2 / Alumni / Off-Campus

First interview: My interviewer is a senior associate / project manager at a large well-known consulting company. He went to undergrad in Europe, and was extremely nice and personable. The interview itself was very relaxed, and I barely felt like I was interviewing. It was very much a discussion to... Read more »

Feb 2, 2011

UCLA Anderson Admissions Director Wins Twitterer of the Year Award

Last week, the assistant dean of MBA admissions and financial aid at the UCLA Anderson School of Business was recognized for her tweeting as part of the 2010 B2B Twitterer of the Year (B2BTOTY) Awards, the school announced on its MBA Insider’s Blog. UCLA Anderson’s Mae Jennifer Shores was named... Read more »

Feb 2, 2011

UT Austin / McCombs MBA Admissions Interview Questions 2011

A Round 2 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 35... Read more »

Feb 2, 2011

Duke / Fuqua MBA Admissions Interview Questions 2011

Check out this Fuqua interview account, 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 Fuqua candidate, who spoke with alumni. “I was invited for interview in December and... Read more »

Feb 2, 2011

UT Austin / McCombs MBA Admissions Interview Questions 2011

Welcome to another edition of interview questions, courtesy of the Clear Admit Wiki, a resource for MBA applicants to share their experiences with the admissions process. Today we’re reporting the experience of a UT Austin / McCombs applicant who interviewed on-campus with a current student: “I live in Austin, so... Read more »

Feb 1, 2011

UT Austin / McCombs MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Rolling Admissions / Off-Campus / Alum

I met with an alumni off campus and the interview lasted about 2 hours. The interviewer did not have access to my application and only had a copy of my resume and set of questions from the University Brief introduction Why do you want to do an MBA? Why McCombs?... Read more »

Feb 1, 2011

UT Austin / McCombs MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Rolling Admissions (applied before R2 deadline) / Off-Campus / Alum

I met with an alumni off campus and the interview lasted about 35 minutes. It was a blind interview. Tell me about yourself Why MBA Why McCombs How can you contribute to the program Team experience Most significant accomplishment Failure experience Any questions for me?

Feb 1, 2011

UT Austin / McCombs MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Rolling Admissions (applied before R2) / On-Campus / Student

I live in Austin, so went down to the school. She asked me questions for about 35 minutes, and the rest of the hour was filled by her answers to my questions, and conversations around those answers. It was a blind interview. Tell me about yourself (slightly different approach than... Read more »

Feb 1, 2011

London Business School, Wharton School Top Financial Times 2011 Global MBA Rankings

The Financial Times this week released its 13th annual MBA rankings, and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania returned to the top spot, sharing it this year with London Business School (LBS). Harvard Business School (HBS) completed the top three. Last year, LBS beat out Wharton to hold... Read more »

Feb 1, 2011

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

I was invited for interview in December and interviewed on January 8 in SFO. There was a group of students and a group of alumni conducting the interview at the location. A bunch of alumni and students were also present who made us feel very much comfortable and relaxed. Also,... Read more »

Feb 1, 2011

Introducing the Clear Admit Reapplicant Guide!

Today we’re pleased to announce the release of another title in our Strategy Series: the Clear Admit Reapplicant Guide. It’s a fact that the top MBA programs just don’t have enough seats to accept everyone who applies, but that doesn’t make it any less frustrating to receive a ding. There’s... Read more »

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 »

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Interview Invite to UT Austin / McCombs via n/a.
GPA: 3.79. India.
Accepted to Minnesota / Carlson via portal.
GPA: 3.1. GMAT: 710. India.
Accepted to U. Chicago Booth via portal.
GPA: 3.85. GMAT: 720. USA.
Waitlisted at Michigan / Ross via portal.
GPA: 2.91. Chicago.
Interview Invite to Berkeley / Haas via email.
GPA: 4.0. Texas.

MBA DecisionWire

Mic
Enrolled: Michigan / Ross
Admitted: Carnegie Mellon / Tepper, Michigan / Ross, UCLA Anderson, U. Washington / Foster
GMAT: 740
Post-MBA Career: Technology
CBS
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
Cor
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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