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Last Updated Aug 29, 2018 by

Today’s Webinar – 12 pm ET – How to Ace Your R1 Applications (Part 2)

Want to Ace Your Round 1 MBA Applications? Don’t Miss Our Free Clear Admit Webinar Series Clear Admit will continue the free, two-part webinar series in less than an hour with Part Two.  The series was designed to provide ambitious applicants with everything they need to know to fine tune... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 27, 2018 by

The MBA Application: Know Your Audience

As Round 1 deadlines approach, applicants are coming to understand that applying to business school is an incredibly demanding process. In addition to taking the GMAT, assembling academic transcripts and providing recommendation letters, candidates are required to draft multiple essays, job descriptions, lists of activities and more. With the obvious incentive... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 23, 2018 by

Clear Admit Webinar Series: Part 2 – How to Ace Round One Applications

Want to Ace Your Round 1 MBA Applications? Don’t Miss Our Free Clear Admit Webinar Series Clear Admit will continue the free, two-part webinar series on August 29th with Part Two.  The series was designed to provide ambitious applicants with everything they need to know to fine tune their MBA... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 20, 2018 by

Should I Apply in Round 1 or Round 2 to My Top Choice School?

This is the second in a two-part series on MBA application strategy. In case you missed the first, check it out here. In terms of application strategy, one of the biggest questions prospective MBA applicants wrestle with is whether to apply in Round 1 or Round 2 to the school they most... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 16, 2018 by

HBS Adcom Director Shares More Application Tips in Blog Series

HBS Managing Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Chad Losee Earlier this summer, Harvard Business School (HBS) Managing Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Chad Losee let us know that he would be starting a summer blog series filled with application tips. He planned to share from his personal experience... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 14, 2018 by

Clear Admit and Tuck School of Business Host Webinar – “A Walk Through the Tuck Application”

Are you planning on applying to The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth this admissions season? If so, it may be helpful to know that they have made some exciting innovations to the application process. We’ve just made the “A Walk Through the Tuck Application” webinar we conducted with Kristin Roth,... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 13, 2018 by

Savvy MBA Application Strategy: How Many Apps, Which Schools, When to Apply

You’ve decided the MBA is the next stop on your career path. What now? The smartest applicants are those who take the time to create an informed MBA application strategy—a well thought-out game plan that can help you obtain your goals as efficiently and effectively as possible. One of the... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 23, 2018 by

Admissions Tip: Addressing Unemployment or Gaps in Employment

Given the emphasis that schools place on a candidate’s work experience, it is important to be proactive in addressing unemployment or gaps in employment. When applying to business school, many candidates worry about how the adcom might perceive gaps in employment. We would like to take some time to discuss... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 19, 2018 by

Michigan Ross Adcom Shares New Twists in 2018 MBA Application

The Michigan Ross School of Business MBA application for fall 2018 is now live! MBA candidates can start applying ASAP, and for the most part, it’s the same as last year. However, there are a few notable changes and things that applicants should be aware of before they start the... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 17, 2018 by

HBS Adcom Director Launches Application Tips Blog Series

Clear Admit had the pleasure of sitting down with Harvard Business School (HBS) Managing Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Chad Losee a few weeks ago when we were in Boston for the annual Graduate Management Admission Council conference. Losee shared then his plans to launch an Application Tips series... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 10, 2018 by

MBA ApplyWire Spotlight: Trouble with Tests

As new MBA applicants look for admissions assessments, many are posting to Clear Admit’s ApplyWire, a platform for feedback from our community of top-tier applicants to help inform your final choice of schools and approach to admissions. In this edition of MBA ApplyWire Spotlight, we take a closer look at... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 9, 2018 by

Admissions Tip: How to Write a Résumé That Will Get You Into Business School

Your résumé is not only an important component of your MBA application, it’s also a great place to start when crafting your overall positioning strategy.  This document forces one to distill a candidacy into a concise summary, focusing on key aspects and themes.  With that in mind, here are a few... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 26, 2018 by

Tuck School of Business to Host Free Webinar on August 8th – “A Walk Through the Tuck Application”

The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth has made some exciting innovations to the application process. Join Clear Admit and Tuck for a free webinar taking you on an in depth, exclusive walk through the Tuck MBA Application.  Whether you’re planning on applying or just beginning to consider an MBA... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 18, 2018 by

Defining Your Post-MBA Career Goals

Though essay prompts tend to vary year to year, the two things that nearly every prospective student can count on being asked are “What are your short-term and long-term post-MBA goals?” and “How will Business School X help you achieve these goals?” And, even though many schools have now opted to... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 18, 2018 by

Kellogg Admissions Director Shares Insights on 2019 MBA Application

Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management is one of several leading business schools to release its 2019-2020 MBA application online within the last week. At Kellogg, deadlines for the upcoming admission season are as follow: September 19, 2018 January 9, 2019 April 10, 2019 To help you get started, Director of Admissions Melissa... Read more »

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