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Last Updated Jul 26, 2018 by

The Inside Scoop on Cornell Johnson’s New “Back of the Resume” Essay

If you’re considering Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Business or have already begun thinking about crafting your application, you may already know that the school has swapped out one of its long-standing essay prompts in favor of something new. The 2018-19 Johnson MBA application is slated to go live on... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 25, 2018 by

Our Latest Podcast: Admissions Director Q&A With Tuck’s Luke Anthony Peña, Part I

In this wide-ranging interview on the admissions process at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, Luke Anthony Peña shares a little about his transition to Tuck from Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB). Peña came to Tuck just over a year ago, after working for several years in admissions at Stanford,... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 24, 2018 by

Babson Olin Appoints Keith Rollag as New Dean

Earlier this month, the Babson College F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business named its new dean: Keith Rollag. A management professor with more than 17 years of experience teaching entrepreneurial leadership at Babson, Rollag was chosen for his campus leadership and vision for the graduate school’s future. When speaking about the appointment,... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 3, 2018 by

Our Latest Podcast: Admissions Director Q&A with MIT Sloan’s Dawna Levenson

After a brief hiatus, we are delighted to resume the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast series with a terrific interview with Dawna Levenson, who was just promoted to assistant dean of admissions at MIT Sloan School of Management. Describing herself as a “true, blue Bostonian,” Levenson holds both undergraduate and... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 11, 2018 by

NYU Stern Reinstates November Deadline Amid Other Slight Shifts, Maintains Popular “Pick Six” Essay

NYU Stern School of Business today becomes the latest school to share its 2018-2019 MBA admissions deadlines and essay questions, including a few changes from last year. We caught up with Isser Gallogly, Stern associate dean, MBA admissions and program innovation, to get the latest. Here’s what we learned. For... Read more »

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 »

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