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Last Updated Dec 26, 2017 by

Career Services Director Q&A: Stanford GSB’s Maeve Richard

Earlier this month, Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) released its 2017 MBA Employment Report, revealing record-breaking salaries for the third consecutive year. The school’s most recent crop of graduates boasts average and median base compensation of $144,455 and $140,000 respectively—both up about $4,000 over last year’s all-time highs. (Incidentally,... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 29, 2017 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Shelly Heinrich of Georgetown McDonough

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Shelly Heinrich, the interim associate dean of MBA admissions at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. She has capably stepped in to lead the team since Shari Hubert left to lead admissions at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business earlier this fall. With... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 27, 2017 by

Career Services Director Q&A: NYU Stern Assistant Dean of Career Services Beth Briggs

NYU Stern School of Business earlier this month shared highlights from its Class of 2017 MBA Employment Report, revealing that Amazon hired more Stern graduates than any other company. It marked the first time that a technology company topped the school’s list of leading employers and is reflective of an... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 13, 2017 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Oxford Saïd Business School’s Ian Rogan and Anna Farrus

Ian Rogan is the MBA program director at the University of Oxford Saïd Business School. He joined Saïd in October 2016. Rogan had previously worked at the Yale School of Management as the assistant dean for the EMBA program, leading its expansion and restructuring. Prior to that, he was based... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 6, 2017 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Evan Bouffides of USC Marshall School of Business

Evan Bouffides, USC Marshall assistant dean and director of MBA admissions; Photo courtesy of Olin Business School  Evan Bouffides has been in the world of MBA admissions for quite some time, and his journey has come full circle back to USC Marshall School of Business. That’s where he got his start... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 2, 2017 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Pascal Michels of IESE Business School

We got to know Pascal Michels, who started in his new role as head of admissions at IESE Business School this summer, as part of our Real Humans of MBA Admissions series earlier this month. Now we’re excited to feature a more in-depth interview that delves into the admissions process... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 26, 2017 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Luke Anthony Peña of Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business

Luke Anthony Peña joined Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business this past summer from Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), where he’d worked as part of the admissions team for five years, since graduating with his own MBA from the Palo Alto school in 2012. In coming to Tuck, Peña fills... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 18, 2017 by

Real Humans of MBA Admissions: Pascal Michels of IESE

Our Real Humans of MBA Admissions Series this week takes us to beautiful Barcelona, where we caught up with Pascal Michels on what he tells us was the first day his new job as head of IESE MBA admissions began to feel real. In fact, he stepped into the role... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 31, 2017 by

ICYMI: Adcom Director Shares Her Own Responses to New Ross Short Answer Essay Prompts

In a recent post to her Admissions Director Blog, Soojin Kwon, director of admissions at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, gave a glimpse into life at Ross before school had even started. She highlighted the Ross Impact Challenge that new students take part in during orientation and... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 29, 2017 by

Wharton Class of 2019 Profile Reveals Continuing High Female Enrollment, Increasing Appetite for STEM Undergrads

The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School last week released its Class of 2019 profile, and we connected yesterday with Maryellen Reilly, vice dean of MBA admissions, financial aid, and career services, to discuss some of the highlights. Chief among them: yet another year of enrolling 44 percent women and an... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 16, 2017 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Rodrigo Malta of the University of Texas’s McCombs School of Business

Rodrigo Malta, a native of Brazil, moved to the United States for high school and college and ultimately graduated from the McCombs School of Business full-time MBA program in 2007. While a student at McCombs, he was highly involved in admissions activities, and after graduation he remained in Austin, accepting... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 14, 2017 by

Admissions Director Q&A: INSEAD’s Virginie Fougea

As promised, we’re following our recent Real Humans of MBA Admissions piece highlighting INSEAD’s Virginie Fougea with a more in-depth interview that delves into the admissions process at the top-ranked business school with campuses on three continents. In addition to Fontainebleau, France, INSEAD students can also take classes at the... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 9, 2017 by

The Buzz at Yale SOM: Application Volume Up, Dean on Sabbatical, Rec Letters Accepted in Spanish, Mandarin

Are you considering applying to Yale School of Management (SOM)? We sat down with Bruce DelMonico, assistant dean for admissions, earlier this summer to catch up on the latest and greatest at the New Haven school, and it turns out there’s a lot to report. Bruce DelMonico, assistant dean for... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 31, 2017 by

Real Humans of MBA Admissions: Stanford GSB’s Kirsten Moss

Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) announced this past spring that Kirsten Moss would fill the void left by Derrick Bolton, who led admissions for the most selective business school in the world for 15 years. Moss, who assumed her new role in June, becomes the only person to ever lead admissions... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 19, 2017 by

Adcom Director on MIT Sloan Application Changes: Video Essay, GMAC Common Recommendation Letter, Increased Word Count for Cover Letter, More

The 2017-18 MBA application to MIT Sloan School of Management went live last week, featuring a range of changes from last year’s. The debut of a new video statement (required of all applicants), the implementation of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) Common Letter of Recommendation form, and an increased... Read more »

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