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Mar 14, 2022

Top MBA Program Career Placement Outcomes: U.S. Job Placement in the Management Consulting Industry

For many years, MBA graduates have sought to work at leading management consulting firms for the opportunity to provide important strategic advice to business leaders operating large companies. Jobs at leading strategy consulting firms, such as McKinsey, Bain and BCG, are particularly coveted by MBA graduates. In this installment of... Read more »

Mar 14, 2022

Wire Taps 221—Military candidate with weaker numbers, entrepreneur with top GMAT, Columbia versus Sloan for Asset Management

In our latest installment of the Clear Admit MBA admissions podcast, Alex and Graham discussed the pending releases of admissions decisions for several programs in this upcoming week (Emory, UNC, Duke, Michigan, UVA, IESE), as well as last week's release of  CMU / Tepper decisions. Graham speculated that there will... Read more »

Mar 11, 2022

Real Humans of Disney: Stephanie Sorensen, Chicago Booth Evening MBA ’20, Senior Associate

From humble beginnings as the "Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio," The Walt Disney Company (Disney) has grown into a multinational entertainment and media conglomerate. Disney has woven magic and wonder into global culture. Do you remember your favorite movie or cartoon character as a kid? Now, imagine, as an adult, what it would... Read more »

Mar 10, 2022

CMU Tepper MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Director of Admissions / Zoom

I interviewed at the end of January with JR McGrath. It was very conversational and took about 30 minutes. This was a partially blind interview; he only had a copy of my resume, but no information from my application. JR was extremely easy to talk to, he introduced himself and... Read more »

Mar 10, 2022

Cornell Johnson MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

It was conversational, she checked my ID then introduced herself. She then asked me about my career to date. Questions: How will an MBA help you achieve your goals? What are your short- and long-term goals? Why MBA and why now? Why Johnson? What steps will I take to achieve... Read more »

Mar 10, 2022

Resiliency and Momentum Are the Themes of the 2021 Texas McCombs MBA Employment Report

The employment report for the MBA Class of 2021 at the Texas McCombs School of Business shows a successful post-pandemic year.  In 2020, 88% of graduates seeking employment received a job offer three months after graduation, and 85.6% had accepted. This year, those numbers jumped to 94.3% receiving offers and 93%... Read more »

Mar 10, 2022

Real Humans of McKinsey & Company: Cortne Edmonds, NYU Stern MBA ’21, Associate

McKinsey & Company is the oldest and largest of the "Big Three" management consulting firms and they routinely recruit MBAs for associate positions and more. Within this enterprise of 30,000+ employees, what does it mean to "make your own McKinsey?" In this edition of Real Humans – Alumni, Cortne Edmonds,... Read more »

Mar 9, 2022

Top MBA Program Career Placement Outcomes: U.S. Job Placement in the Finance Industry

For many years, MBA graduates have been drawn to careers in the finance industry due to high compensation and the chance to work on high profile deals at an investment bank or invest in the next billion dollar company at a venture capital or private equity firm. In this installment... Read more »

Mar 9, 2022

Real Humans of MBA Students: Stanford GSB Class of 2023

Get the inside scoop on MBA life at Stanford GSB in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students. Out of 7,367 applicants, 426 new students matriculated at Stanford GSB in the fall of 2021. Forty-four percent are women and 47 percent are international, representing 63 countries. Forty-eight percent of U.S.... Read more »

Mar 9, 2022

LBS MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Off-Campus

The interview happened in the interviewer's office. It was very conversational and lasted ~1.5 hour List of interview questions 1. Self-introduction (with follow-up questions about my hobbies). 2. Career goal and backup plans (challenge my backup plans and make some recommendations; also follow-up questions about industry insights where I plan... Read more »

Mar 8, 2022

Why the MBA Case Method Should Surprise You

Sponsored Content As a former case study researcher and writer at HBS, where I co-authored about 35 cases, I spent a great deal of time working to develop cases that would achieve a lot of outcomes simultaneously. Ideally, the published case would capture a real-world business dilemma in a compelling... Read more »

Mar 8, 2022

How to Decide Between Federal and Private Student Loans

My name is Nikhil Agarwal. I graduated from Harvard Business School in 2020 and have helped thousands of students with more than $500 million of student loans over the last three years through Juno, an organization that negotiates the lowest rates for MBA student loans.  Read on to learn more... Read more »

Mar 8, 2022

Choosing Between Fixed and Variable Interest Rate Loans

My name is Nikhil Agarwal. I graduated from Harvard Business School in 2020 and have helped thousands of students with more than $500 million in student loans over the last three years through Juno, an organization that negotiates the lowest interest rates for MBA student loans.  When it comes to... Read more »

Mar 8, 2022

Optimal Strategies for MBA Student Loans

My name is Nikhil Agarwal. I graduated from Harvard Business School in 2020 and have helped thousands of students get the best deals on more than $500 million in student loans over the last three years through Juno, a startup that negotiates lower rates for MBA student loans.  When you’re... Read more »

Mar 8, 2022

A Guide to MBA Student Loans

You’re excited. You just got into your top picks for business school and are deciding which one to attend. One thing you should keep in mind while you’re comparing is how much each school will cost. Here’s a guide to MBA student loans, from start to finish, brought to you... Read more »

Mar 8, 2022

Budgeting for Business School

My name is Nikhil Agarwal. I graduated from Harvard Business School (HBS) in 2020 and have helped thousands of students with more than $500 million in student loans over the last three years through Juno, an organization that negotiates the lowest rates for MBA student loans.  When it comes to... Read more »

Mar 8, 2022

How Two HBS Students Changed The Student Loan Market

Juno’s Origin As my co-founder and I started at Harvard Business School, we decided the student loan market was absurd. We also knew that we could get lower rates if we negotiated as a large group of MBAs, as opposed to applying for loans by ourselves. So we formed a... Read more »

Mar 8, 2022

Real Humans of Microsoft: Nathalia Borges, Duke Fuqua MBA ’21, Product Marketing Manager | Cloud Business

Satya Nadella, current CEO of Microsoft, is credited with turning the culture of Microsoft around, to a “growth mindset.” The tech giant’s mission statement is now, “empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.” This, among other features of the multinational corporation, drew Duke Fuqua MBA... Read more »

Mar 8, 2022

Episode 220: Taking a Serious Look at the Online MBA

Most of our regular listeners know our podcast tends to devote 99% of recorded time to traditional, full-time, in-person MBA offerings, but several factors have combined to merit some serious discussion of online offerings. Those factors are: Technology The caliber of institutions increasingly active in this space The pandemic's 'necessity... Read more »

Mar 8, 2022

INSEAD’s Limitless Campaign Celebrates Alumnae for International Women’s Day

Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. Officially recognized by the United Nations in 1977, this annual celebration is an opportunity to educate the public and mobilize political will and resources toward addressing women’s issues worldwide. On International Women’s Day, we recognize women’s achievements, honor the growing women’s movement, and... Read more »

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