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Jan 3, 2023

INSEAD MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Zoom

It was an online interview that lasted about 40 minutes. It was more of a conversation and less of a formal interview. Some key questions that were asked: 1) Tell me about yourself. 2) Why MBA? 3) What do you know about INSEAD? 4) Are you applying to other schools?... Read more »

Jan 3, 2023

London Business School MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Zoom

Interview was conducted over Zoom with an alumnus who was in the same time zone (United States East Coast). Interviewer had reviewed my resume and had a few questions about my experience. Most questions centered around why MBA/why now/why LBS and how I work in a team (How do I... Read more »

Jan 3, 2023

Chicago Booth MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-Campus

45 min interview in a coffee shop in Seattle by a Booth Alumni who worked at Amazon as a Finance Manager. A bit strict vibe, but mostly conversational. Music in coffee shop was a bit too loud and there few many people there so got a bit distracted. Questions -... Read more »

Jan 3, 2023

HBS MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

The interviewer had read the entire application in detail (including details I had mentioned only in the application form) and had done basic research on some of the niche parts of my work. The questions were not technical, but did try to gauge basic understanding of the industry. I felt... Read more »

Jan 3, 2023

Wharton MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student & Adcom / Zoom

I interviewed at Wharton on November 13th, 2022 via Zoom. The interview consisted of two parts - a 60 minute Team Based Discussion (TBD) along with a 10 minute 1:1 interview with a second-year Wharton MBA student. There were 5 other students in my virtual interview in a common Zoom... Read more »

Jan 3, 2023

Chicago Booth MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-Campus

Overall the alum wasn't responsive in the email. It took them two days to respond to my initial email to set up a meeting arrangement. So once that was finally set, I didn't hear from him. He showed up a little late to the meeting, and he did apologize; however,... Read more »

Jan 3, 2023

Chicago Booth MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

It was just me and a second-year student in a small room. The questions were heavily focused on my experience and what I wanted to get out of Booth. The big surprise was them asking me about what I can bring to the institution and the student body, something Booth... Read more »

Jan 3, 2023

UVA Darden MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / On-Campus

The interview was the most pleasant experience I had during my application journey. It was highly conversational, and they did not want to look through a copy of my resume. You will be in the driver's seat to take the conversation where you want other than a few guiding questions.... Read more »

Jan 3, 2023

MBA Admissions Tip: Five Questions to Ask Yourself Before Submitting an Optional Essay

We realize that the questions of whether or not to answer an optional essay—and, if so, what to say—are ones that loom large for many MBA applicants. In addition to our school-specific Essay Topic Analysis, we wanted to suggest a few questions that applicants might want to consider when making... Read more »

Jan 2, 2023

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines, January 2-6, 2023

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Round 2 is underway. It’s the New Year, which means it’s time for the Round 2 crunch! Tuesday, January 3, Washington / Foster has their Round... Read more »

Jan 2, 2023

MBA Wire Taps 269—640 GMAT, is it too low? Very low GPA. Kellogg PT versus top 16 FT

Happy New Year to all of our podcast listeners!  Alex, Graham, and the entire Clear Admit team wish you all the best for 2023!  This episode begins with some discussion of this week’s blitz of Round 2 application deadlines; on Wednesday and Thursday there are at least 15 deadlines for... Read more »

Dec 30, 2022

Real Humans for the Holidays: Cozy Fireplace Edition

Cozy up to the fireplace with another edition of our festive short series, Real Humans for the Holidays, inspired by Real Humans: MBA Students! See what students of top MBA programs like to do during the December holidays and their advice for our readers. Scroll down to see what six MBA students chose... Read more »

Dec 28, 2022

MIT Sloan MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

Interview felt like a rapid-fire round of questions, and there weren't any questions tailored to my application. Most questions were along expected lines based on the interview reports I have read, but there was a question on working with incomplete data, which I had not come across in any previous... Read more »

Dec 28, 2022

Chicago Booth MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Zoom

Interview atmosphere was relaxed, and definitely very conversational! Nothing radically surprising that popped up during the interview. See below for questions: 1. Walk me through your resume. 2. How do you prioritize your time? (Follow up: how will you prioritise your time between academics, networking and social life at Booth?) 3.... Read more »

Dec 28, 2022

NYU Stern MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

Interview was very conversational and was conducted by a member of the admissions committee. Based on the interview reports I had read, I was expecting to be challenged on my short-term goals and recruiting strategy, but that part of the interview felt tougher than expected. So my number 1 tip... Read more »

Dec 28, 2022

Real Humans for the Holidays: Hot Cocoa Edition

Come in from the winter cold and warm up with some hot cocoa--and the third installment of our festive short series, Real Humans for the Holidays, inspired by Real Humans: MBA Students! See what students of top MBA programs like to do during the December holidays and their advice for... Read more »

Dec 27, 2022

Real Humans of Northwestern Kellogg’s MBA Class of 2024

New members of the MBA Class of 2024 at Northwestern Kellogg are here to share their insights into admissions, what they love about the Kellogg community and more in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students. 503 students matriculated in the Kellogg MBA Class of 2024. Nearly half, 48 percent, are women... Read more »

Dec 26, 2022

MBA Wire Taps 268—Sloan vs Haas. Haas vs Columbia and Fuqua. Stockholm tech, low GPA.

This week's episode kicks off with a discussion about the flood of upcoming Round 2 application deadlines, which start right after the New Year. Graham then highlighted the Real Humans stories from Manchester / Alliance and Johns Hopkins / Carey. Graham also noted a new holiday series that Clear Admit... Read more »

Dec 23, 2022

Real Humans for the Holidays: Wrapped Gifts Edition

We continue with some festive fun inspired by Real Humans: MBA Students with our short series, Real Humans for the Holidays! Read what students from top MBA programs like to do during the December holidays and their advice for our readers. Scroll down to see what five MBA students chose... Read more »

Dec 22, 2022

Tepper MBA Employment Report: Class of 2022 Breaks Records for Employment Rates and Starting Salaries

The Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business has released its employment report for the MBA Class of 2022. This year, Tepper MBA graduates broke the records for employment rates and starting salaries. For the first time in the school's history, 97 percent of those seeking employment reported receiving job offers... Read more »

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