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Last Updated Nov 13, 2017 by

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A Comprehensive Set of MBA Interview Resources

As interview season kicks into high gear, for this week’s admissions tip we wanted to offer a comprehensive resource with all of our key interview tips. We begin with our four-part series that discusses the different types of interviews that MBA programs undertake. We then included our six tips for... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 9, 2017 by

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Using Social Media to Help Your B-School Application: Advice from Admissions Directors

If you’re an MBA candidate, you should know that there’s more to an MBA application than the forms you fill out and the essays you write. In this age of social media, what you post online can have repercussions in the admissions process and on your future career. Admissions offices... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 6, 2017 by

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Top Wharton School MBA Team-Based Interview Tips from Actual Interviewees

As LiveWire lights up with interview invitations from the Wharton Admissions Committee, we wanted to help the latest crop of candidates by sharing tips and tidbits from those who have experienced the Wharton Team-Based Discussion (TBD) and personal interviews firsthand. Wharton introduced the TBD a few years ago and considers... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 6, 2017 by

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Admissions Tip: Round 1 Rejection Reflections

Last week a number of programs, including Wharton, Michigan Ross, and MIT Sloan, sent out interview invites to their Round 1 candidates. These invitations came on the heels of similar updates from the likes of Harvard Business School and Chicago Booth. As a result, many candidates are now diligently preparing... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 2, 2017 by

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The MBA Interview: Think You’re an Expert? Take Our Quiz

Are you ready for your MBA interview?  Test your knowledge of the interview process at the leading business schools by taking our short quiz! We promise you’ll learn a thing or two along the way. Plus, there’s a surprise bonus for anyone who completes the quiz…

Last Updated Nov 2, 2017 by

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Top Yale School of Management MBA Interview Tips from Actual Interviewees

In our ongoing review of interview advice from MBA candidates, we now shine the spotlight on the Yale School of Management (SOM) and the insights and lessons last year’s interviewees chose to share. There’s been a steady stream of Round 1 interview invitations reported by current applicants on LiveWire, extending... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 1, 2017 by

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Social Media in MBA Admissions: Can Your Twitter Feed Derail Your B-School Dreams?

Do leading business schools use social media to screen applicants? According to the latest Kaplan Test Prep survey of 150 business schools, it’s increasingly common. Thirty-five percent of admissions officers reported that they have visited an applicant’s social media feed to learn more about them—a significant jump from 22 percent... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 30, 2017 by

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Admissions Tip: Top 5 MBA Interview Questions

Interviews, interviews, interviews…it’s all anyone seems to be talking about these days, and with good reason. Wharton is scheduled to release its interview decisions tomorrow, Harvard Business School has already sent its invitations out, as have many other top schools. Instead of driving yourself crazy with worry, why not buckle down and perfect your... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 26, 2017 by

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Top MIT Sloan MBA Interview Tips from Actual Interviewees

Just as we rounded up interview advice for Harvard Business School hopefuls, we’re back now to assist candidates for MIT / Sloan’s Class of 2020. Over the years, hundreds of MBA applicants have shared their interview experiences. For today’s post, we’ve culled through this to pull out top tips from... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 25, 2017 by

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GMAT Tip: Relieving Test Anxiety in the Last Week

Everyone gets nervous and anxious in the weeks and months leading up to test day, but what about the last week or two leading up to test day? If you’ve been sticking to a study plan and schedule, you may still be looking for ways to up your test day... Read more »

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