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Last Updated Oct 31, 2019 by

Top Stanford GSB MBA Interview Tips from Actual Interviewees

As reports of Stanford GSB interview invitations continue on LiveWire, we’re taking the opportunity to round up useful advice from the Clear Admit Interview Guide, as passed on by interviewed candidates themselves. Before we dig into the key takeaways from prior lucky invitees, here are a few basics about the structure of... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 29, 2019 by

Tuck School of Business to Host Free Webinar on November 5th – “What Makes Tuck Distinct”

Join Amy Mitson, the Director of Admissions, Recruitment & Marketing, from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and discover what makes Tuck distinct. Clear Admit and Tuck will host this free webinar, that takes attendees on an insider look at some of the major advantages that Tuck can offer... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 28, 2019 by

Waiting on an MBA Interview Invitation? Tune into Clear Admit’s LiveWire and MBA Chats

Since we know some of you may be waiting anxiously in the next few weeks for MBA interview invitations, we wanted to remind you about two key resources that can help you through this busy—and often stressful—time: MBA LiveWire: Live reports from real candidates throughout the admissions process. Find the profiles... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 16, 2019 by

Admissions Tip: Post-Interview Protocol of Thank You Letters and Other Follow Up

To help applicants navigate the often stressful MBA interview process, we turn to post-interview protocol – e.g. the development and submission of a ‘thank you’ letter (or in the case of Harvard Business School, a post-interview reflection). Timing A ‘thank you’ note is an important follow up to the interview, and... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 15, 2019 by

Episode 28 Replay: How to Interview at Harvard Business School

It’s always tough to score an interview invitation to Harvard Business School, and even tougher to get through the MBA admissions interview! But fear not, Clear Admit’s admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, are here to help you prepare. Richmond has counseled hundreds of applicants along the way, read hundreds... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 14, 2019 by

Admissions Tip: Interview Etiquette

As interview invites continue to roll out, and candidates prepare for their interviews, we wanted to continue our theme of providing interview advice and share a few very basic pointers on MBA interview etiquette. Though the content of your application materials and comments during the interview are of paramount importance, it’s... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 9, 2019 by

Admissions Tip: The Seven Hardest MBA Admissions Interview Questions—and How to Answer Them

We recently shared our list of the most commonly asked MBA admissions interview questions, along with extensive advice on how to approach such queries. In light of the popularity of that piece, we’ve decided to up the ante this time around and spend some time deconstructing the absolute worst, totally unfair,... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 7, 2019 by

Top HBS MBA Interview Tips from Actual Interviewees

We know that many of you Class of 2022 hopefuls are eagerly awaiting your interviews with the Harvard Business School (HBS) admissions committee. To help you prepare, we’ve rounded up the top interview tips from experienced candidates, as reported in the Clear Admit Interview Guide. You can thank us—and them—by... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 7, 2019 by

Admissions Tip: 5 MBA Interview Questions You Need to Ace (And How to Do So)

Interviews, interviews, interviews…they are the nerve-wracking post-essay hurdle to gaining admission to your dream school.  Reports of invitations from Harvard Business School, Duke Fuqua, Yale SOM and Columbia Business School have been rolling into MBA LiveWire, but are you still anxiously waiting to hear from your target business schools?  Or... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 2, 2019 by

NYU Stern to Host Free Live Chat on October 10th – “How to get in to NYU Stern”

Do you want to know how to get in to NYU Stern? Join NYU Stern Director of MBA Admissions Holly Curtis at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2019 as they host an exclusive live chat on Clear Admit.  Topics covered include: GMAT/GRE or EA? – Which test should I... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 2, 2019 by

Admissions Tip: Understanding the MBA Admissions Interview, Part IV

The following is the final part of our four-part interview series. We’ve tackled open versus invitation-only, blind versus non-blind and the newer team-based discussion interview. MBA Admissions Interviews: What’s left to discuss? In this, our final post in our MBA admissions interview series, we’re going to take a closer look at a few... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 30, 2019 by

Admissions Tip: Understanding the MBA Admissions Interview, Part III

In this, our third installment of our interview series, we’ll take a closer look at one of the more recent interview permutations—the group interview or team-based discussion. You can view the first two parts of this interview series here: open interviews versus interview invites and blind interviews versus non-blind interviews. What Is... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 26, 2019 by

Admissions Tip: Understanding the MBA Admissions Interview – Part II

This is the second in a four-part series on the MBA admissions interview. You can view Part I here.  Okay—now that you’re clear on open interviews and interviews by invitation, let’s get into some of the finer points. What’s this about blind versus non-blind interviews, you ask? Some schools believe strongly... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 25, 2019 by

20 Days to Go: NYU Stern Round 1 MBA Deadline

Attention all applicants, the NYU Stern Round 1 deadline of October 15, 2019 is just 20 days away! All application materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the day of the deadline. Need help with your NYU MBA application? Clear Admit has all the news, resources, and advice to make sure... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 23, 2019 by

Admissions Tip: Understanding the MBA Admissions Interview, Part I

In this first part of a multi-part series, we’ll unpack the different types of interviews—open, invited, blind, non-blind, resume-based, behavioral-based, team-based, etc.  Along the way, we’ll offer some tips for how best to prepare for each and explore a few of the more interesting wrinkles in the world of MBA... Read more »

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