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Last Updated Jul 14, 2017 by

Kellogg Admissions Director Dishes on Essay Questions, Application Volume, More

Mugs and glasses clinked all around and the smell of bacon and freshly brewed coffee was enough to awaken even the sleepiest of senses as Melissa Rapp, director of admissions for the full-time MBA and MSMS programs at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, and I sat down to breakfast last... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 11, 2017 by

Johnson Admissions Director Weighs in on Recently Released Application Essays

Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management recently posted essay topics for the 2017-18 MBA application season, revealing some new twists as well as some old favorites. We caught up with Judi Byers, executive director of admissions and financial aid, to learn more. New this year is a novel fill-in-the-blank goals... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 10, 2017 by

Real Humans of MBA Admissions: INSEAD’s Virginie Fougea

We were delighted at last month’s Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) annual conference in San Francisco to catch up with admissions directors from top business schools from around the globe. Among them was Virginie Fougea, INSEAD director of MBA recruitment and admissions, who we hope racked up plenty of frequent... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 6, 2017 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Simon School of Business’ Rebekah Lewin

Last week we got to know a little about the person heading admissions at the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business when our Real Humans of MBA Series spotlighted Rebekah Lewin. Today we’ll delve deeper into just how the admissions process unfolds at the school. As we shared last... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 26, 2017 by

Real Humans of MBA Admissions: Rebekah Lewin of the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School

It’s early summer, which means that admissions directors have emerged from reading applications for a brief window of time before hitting the road to recruit the next batch of candidates. And that’s afforded those of us here at Clear Admit the opportunity to connect with many of them and reprise... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 22, 2017 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Alex Lawrence of the UCLA Anderson School of Management

Alex Lawrence, an alumnus of the UCLA Anderson School of Management (MBA ’99), took the helm as the school’s assistant dean of MBA admissions and financial aid in August 2012. Lawrence knows the school well. Five years after receiving his MBA, he returned to campus in 2004 to serve as... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 20, 2017 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Carlson School of Management’s Linh Gilles

Last month as part of our Real Humans of MBA Admissions Series, we introduced the Clear Admit audience to Linh Gilles, director of admissions and recruiting at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Today, we’re pleased to shed even more light on the admissions process she oversees with... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 5, 2017 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Cristina Sassot of Barcelona’s ESADE

Last week, we learned a little about Cristina Sassot the person as part of our Real Humans of MBA Admissions Series. Among other things, she tries to steer clear of caffeine, has been known to say she’d be in more than one place at the same time, and is a... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 23, 2017 by

Real Humans of MBA Admissions: Carlson School of Management’s Linh Gilles

Earlier this month, we had the pleasure of getting to know Linh Gilles, director of admissions and recruiting at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. She’s been in admissions at Carlson for the past decade and in the director’s role since 2012, but she also knows the school... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 14, 2017 by

Admissions Director Q&A: OSU Fisher’s Alison Merzel

Last week we shared the lighter side of Alison Merzel in our Real Humans of MBA Admissions series. This week, we’ve asked her some more serious questions about the admissions process at the Ohio State University (OSU) Fisher College of Business. Merzel is senior director of graduate recruiting, admissions and... Read more »

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