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Mar 28, 2020

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / Skype

Interview questions from admissions on Skype: 1. Tell me about yourself 2. What will you contribute to Johnson? 3. What is your leadership style? 4. What are important attributes of a leader? 5. Before I confer with the committee, what would you like for me to tell them? 6. Do... Read more »

Mar 28, 2020

Dartmouth / Tuck MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On Campus

Questions asked: 1. Walk me through your resume. 2. Why MBA? 3. Why Tuck? 4. Tell me a time when you received feedback. What was it and how did you react to it? 5. Was there a time when you had to give feedback? Walk me through the situation. 6.... Read more »

Mar 27, 2020

Many Factors at Play for MBA Admits: Follow-up Survey Analyses

Yesterday, we shared the results of our COVID-19 MBA Impact Survey, which asked Fall 2020 MBA admits how the novel coronavirus outbreak is influencing their decision-making about matriculating, and how much they anticipated COVID-19 to impact the educational experience and career outcomes for MBA students starting this fall. Today, we’re... Read more »

Mar 27, 2020

Fridays from the Frontline: Chicago Booth in the Time of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended many aspects of daily life, and we need to adapt to combat the disease and carry on.  When it comes to business school, that means classes and in-person social gatherings have moved online.  So, what does that look like?  Chicago Booth MBA, Kate Nimmo, took... Read more »

Mar 26, 2020

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / On-Campus

Before starting, the interviewer mentioned that: – The interview would take 30-45 minutes – He had my resume and some notes from my application – It was going to be a two-way conversation The interview was as they said. Questions included: 1. Walk me through your resume. 2. Career goals?... Read more »

Mar 26, 2020

To Matriculate or Not To Matriculate: COVID-19 Impact Survey Results

COVID-19 and the extreme measures required to slow its spread have had a profound impact on workers, students, families, and the global economy. With established day-to-day routines being wildly disrupted, major life changes—like enrolling in a full-time MBA program—can seem even more daunting than usual. After seeing some lively conversation... Read more »

Mar 26, 2020

Real Humans of McKinsey: Allison Howard, Northwestern Kellogg ’19, Associate

While an MBA can enhance your current career path, it can also support a switch to an entirely new one. In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, we hear from Allison Howard, an MBA graduate of Northwestern Kellogg and current associate at McKinsey.  Pre-MBA, she had a fulfilling career in... Read more »

Mar 25, 2020

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / Skype

I interviewed in mid-February with an adcom member for the 1-year MBA program at Cornell. The interview was conversational and not a stress interview. It lasted for about 30 minutes. The interviewer had read my resume and not essays or other aspects of my application (a semi-blind interview). Below were... Read more »

Mar 25, 2020

INSEAD Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Alumnus / Off-Campus

I had 2 separate interviews – one with a recent alum and the other with somebody who graduated probably 15+ years ago. I had to send in my full application (essays, test scores, etc.) to the interviewer ahead of time. Both interviews lasted about 45 mins. My first interviewer wanted... Read more »

Mar 25, 2020

Real Humans of Apple: Andrew Kwan, NYU Stern ’19, Supply Demand Planner

There are over one billion active Apple products in the world right now.  Extensive supply chain management enables this continued reach.  Being part of the supply chain teams can also require advanced management and analytical skills, like the ones Andrew Kwan honed during the MBA program at NYU Stern.  In... Read more »

Mar 24, 2020

Real Humans of Google: Andrew Dunckelman, HBS ’14, Head of Impact and Insights

Google is not just a dot-com that we visit for any and all information—it’s also a dot-org with philanthropic efforts and goals.  Google CEO Sundar Pichai has set a five-year goal of awarding $1 billion in grants supporting education, equity, and entrepreneurship.  When it comes to directing and measuring Google’s... Read more »

Mar 23, 2020

UNC Kenan-Flagler Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

Decided to do the interview on campus. Interviewer who was a Year 2 student already had a copy of my resume; hence, questions were very specific. Asked the following: Walk though my story (2-3 minutes). Short- and Long-Term goals? Why UNC? Why an MBA? (Important to focus on how prior... Read more »

Mar 23, 2020

Columbia Business School Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Alum / Off-Campus

My interviewer was a BCG consultant and I interviewed at his office after a full-day campus interview. I can tell he was pretty tired. He took lots of notes during the interview. Questions were mainly about my career aspirations and how to achieve these goals. Only one behavioral question regarding... Read more »

Mar 23, 2020

NYU Stern Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / Skype

The interview was quite short. The interviewer started off with small talk. She was very friendly and casual. She asked about an undergrad experience, my thoughts behind each career transition, why now, how to achieve my post-MBA goal, what surprised me. She also took a couple of questions from me.... Read more »

Mar 23, 2020

UNC Kenan-Flagler Interview Questions & Report: Open Interview Period / Adcom / On-Campus

Adcom member was very friendly, not intimidating. She started off by informing me that this was a blind interview and that she only had my resume to go off of. Asked me the typical questions I was expecting (resume walk-through, why MBA, what professional accomplishment are you most proud of,... Read more »

Mar 23, 2020

ETS Unveils GRE at Home – Test Temporarily Available Online

Test Offered Online In Wake of COVID-19 Test Center Closings As of March 23rd, the GRE exam will be available to take from the comfort of your home.  In light of public health concerns, ETS has made the exam available online in some markets. Those markets are as follows: United... Read more »

Mar 23, 2020

Real Humans of Deloitte: Abhinoor Dhull, Wharton ’19, Senior Consultant

William Welch Deloitte opened what would become Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (better known as just Deloitte) in 1845 in a small office in London. Thirty-five years later, the company expanded overseas to New York, eventually landing on Wall Street, then adding branches in Chicago and Buenos Aires. Now, Deloitte operates... Read more »

Mar 23, 2020

Episode 92: Wire Taps—Should I Apply in Round 3?

In another podcast episode of Wire Taps, Clear Admit’s admissions experts discuss MBA application strategies, Round 3 and more.  This week, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown review profiles from MBA applicants who shared their stories on MBA ApplyWire. Here’s a preview of which profiles they discuss.  Press play on the... Read more »

Mar 23, 2020

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions & Deadlines, March 23-27, 2020

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! January Rounds have moved to the decision stage!  Round 1 is now behind us; Round 2 is now fully underway, with several decision deadlines this week.... Read more »

Mar 22, 2020

UPenn Wharton Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

With the COVID-19 impacting interviews across schools, I wasn’t sure if Wharton was going to cancel the on-campus interviews, especially after hearing that the Tokyo sessions were cancelled, but I was able to get to campus and participate in the other events as well. Scheduling I scheduled for the 3:30... Read more »

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GPA: 3.7. GMAT: 710. TN.
Accepted to Cornell / Johnson via phone.
GPA: 3.1. GMAT: 690.
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GPA: 6.1/7. GMAT: 700. Chile.
Accepted to USC / Marshall via phone.
GPA: 3.71. New York.
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GPA: 3.18. New York.

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UT
Enrolled: UT Austin / McCombs
Admitted: UT Austin / McCombs
GPA: 3.61
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
Wha
Enrolled: UPenn / Wharton
Admitted: Berkeley / Haas, U. Chicago Booth, Dartmouth / Tuck, NYU Stern, UCLA Anderson, UPenn / Wharton, UVA / Darden
GMAT: 760 GPA: 3.55
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
UT
Enrolled: UT Austin / McCombs
Admitted: Emory / Goizueta, Georgetown / McDonough, Rice / Jones, UNC Kenan-Flagler, UT Austin / McCombs
GMAT: 710 GPA: 3.9
Post-MBA Career: Non Profit/SI
And
Enrolled: UCLA Anderson
Admitted: UCI Merage, UCLA Anderson, USC / Marshall
GMAT: 710 GPA: 3.25
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking
LBS
Enrolled: London Business School
Admitted: Cambridge / Judge, HEC Paris, London Business School, Oxford / Saïd, UVA / Darden
GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Technology

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