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Last Updated Nov 7, 2016 by

Real Humans of MBA Admissions: Columbia Business School’s Michael Robinson

After a brief hiatus we are delighted to resume our Real Humans of MBA Admissions series this week with an interview with Michael Robinson, director of MBA admissions at Columbia Business School (CBS). A 2001 CBS alumus himself, Robinson returned to work in admissions at the school in 2002, after... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 28, 2016 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Harvard Business School’s Chad Losee

If you’re a Round 1 applicant to Harvard Business School (HBS) crossing your fingers for an interview invitation (slated to go out in batches starting next week) or even if you’re working toward a later round deadline, what better time to get to know more about the school’s new head... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 27, 2016 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Sue Oldham of Rice University’s Jones School of Business

“What a breath of fresh air,” Sue Oldham wrote in an email after we spoke recently. “It’s evident that you love your job.” Indeed, I do love the parts of my job that involve great conversations like the one Oldham and I shared. Read on, and it’ll be just like... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 23, 2016 by

Real Humans of MBA Admissions: Harvard Business School’s Chad Losee

Harvard Business School (HBS) made waves in the graduate management admissions arena last fall with the announcement that Dee Leopold, who led admissions at one of the most selective business schools in the world for the past decade, would be leaving her post. Then, spring brought the announcement that she... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 19, 2016 by

Real Humans of MBA Admissions: Kellogg School of Management’s Melissa Rapp

With the Round 1 deadline approaching for Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management later this week, we’re pleased to feature the school’s Melissa Rapp as our Real Human of MBA Admissions this week. Rapp joined Kellogg in 2012. She most recently served as director of admissions for the Evening and Weekend... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 12, 2016 by

Real Humans of MBA Admissions: Dawna Levenson of MIT Sloan School of Management

If you’ve got the MIT Sloan School of Management in your sights for the coming application season, you’re very likely busy putting the finishing touches on your Round 1 application—due Thursday. What better time to get a glimpse into the woman who heads MBA admissions for the school? Dawna Levenson... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 29, 2016 by

Real Humans of MBA Admissions: David Simpson of London Business School

This week’s Real Humans of MBA Admissions takes us across the pond to London. In some of the answers that follow, David Simpson’s British roots shine through—which makes sense for the admissions director of the MBA and Masters in Finance programs at London Business School (LBS). Simpson has been at... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 22, 2016 by

Real Humans of MBA Admissions: Soojin Kwon of Michigan’s Ross School of Business

Moving right along with our fun and quirky series, we’ve continued talking admissions directors at leading MBA programs into answering our silly stream of personal questions. To our delight, we’ve had many tell us that they actually had fun in the process. Soojin Kwon has led MBA admissions at the... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 18, 2016 by

Career Services Director Q&A: Julia Min Hwang of the Berkeley-Haas MBA Career Management Group

We are delighted to feature Julia Min Hwang of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business in our series of Career Services Director Q&As. Hwang, assistant dean of the Berkeley MBA Career Management Group, has spent 10 years at Haas. Before taking over as assistant dean two years ago, she served... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 15, 2016 by

Real Humans of MBA Admissions: Shari Hubert of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business

Shari Hubert knows MBA admissions from both sides, having successfully navigated the process as a candidate herself, securing a spot in the Harvard Business School (HBS) Class of 2000. Leading MBA admissions at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business since 2013, she’s now on the other side, getting to know current... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 8, 2016 by

Real Humans of MBA Admissions: Kurt Ahlm of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

It’s that time again—where we offer insight into just who it is who’ll be deciding your fate in the upcoming MBA admissions season. This week we’re featuring Kurt Ahlm, associate dean for student recruitment and admissions at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Ahlm is a veteran in... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 1, 2016 by

Real Humans of MBA Admissions: Wharton’s Frank DeVecchis

Next up in our series of glimpses into the real people behind MBA admissions is Frank DeVecchis, who has been director of admissions for the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School since March 2015. His tenure at Wharton began well before that though—he started back in 2009 as associate director for... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 28, 2016 by

LBS Admissions Director on Reduction in Required Essays, Importance of Interview

With London Business School announcing its essay questions for the upcoming application season this week, we thought it a good time to check in with David Simpson, admissions director for the school’s MBA and Master in Finance programs, to see what led to some of the changes implemented this year.... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 25, 2016 by

Real Humans of MBA Admissions: Rodrigo Malta of UT Austin’s McCombs School of Business

Brazilian-native Rodrigo Malta is next up in our series designed to showcase the real people behind the MBA admissions process at leading business schools. Malta heads admissions at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, where he himself got his MBA a decade ago. He... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 18, 2016 by

Real Humans of MBA Admissions: Johnson Graduate School of Business’s Judi Byers

Moving right along in our new series designed to give applicants a glimpse into the real, live people who run admissions at the world’s top business schools, we’re pleased this week to feature Judi Byers. The Hawaiian-born Byers now calls upstate New York her home, where she’s overseen admissions and... Read more »

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