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Last Updated Apr 19, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Starting up at Booth

The MBA is a framework to explore what matters most to you. Much of the value of business school is in helping students define and refine their professional goals, and then equip them with the tools to excel in their desired field. As you might imagine, the sheer number of... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 12, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Cornell Johnson Park Perspectives, From Internship to Mentorship

There has been much digital ink spilled on these pages about the value of MBA networks, post-graduation. However, one of the most crucial aspects of the business school experience has to do with peer networks that emerge during MBA programs. Peer mentorship relationships between first- and second-year students can make... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 8, 2019 by

Incoming MBAs: Start your summer with Bain & Company

Bain & Company invites incoming MBA students to apply to ExperienceBain, a series of immersive workshops and events held at Bain & Company’s 57 offices around the world. ExperienceBain consists of five programs—outlined below—that give incoming MBA students exclusive access to Bain & Company before arriving on campus. We want... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 5, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Interview Prep at UCLA Anderson

One crucial part of any MBA curriculum is to teach students how to put their best foot forward in the job market, whether that means helping them write better resumes or shine in the interview process. In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, we bring you a firsthand perspective... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 29, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: 4 Lessons from My Microsoft Internship

Internships are where MBAs-to-be can apply the theoretical skills they’ve cultivated in the classroom, and also places where connections and careers are made. Make an impression at your dream company as an MBA and who knows? You might find yourself being invited to working closely with the C-Suite after graduation.... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 26, 2019 by

Reviewing the Undergraduate Admissions Scandal—Could it Happen with MBA Programs?

Earlier this month, dozens of people were caught greasing the wheels of undergraduate admissions.  Parents funneled a combined total of $25 million through a college admissions consultant, William “Rick” Singer, to athletic coaches and test proctors, all with the aim of gaining admission for their children to an elite undergrad... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 22, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: WBA Presidents Reflect on Gender Equity and Alliance at Kellogg

At many elite MBA programs, like Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, the conversation around gender has seeped into how the curriculum is being designed so MBA graduates from across the entire gender spectrum are better equipped to do business.  Student organizations play a pronounced role, rallying to support female-identified MBAs... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 8, 2019 by

International Women’s Day in the Business School Community

Each year, the business school community takes extra time on International Women’s Day to promote gender parity and celebrate women.  Given the plethora of events and related research, we’re rounding up what the top business schools are doing as shared on Twitter. A picture from Cornell / Johnson summarized International... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 8, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Tuck’s OnSite Global Consulting Takes a Closer Look at China’s Running Culture

As we enter the third decade of the Asian Century, Stateside MBA programs are taking strides to find ways to embed themselves and their students in Asian markets. One clear method to gain a foothold in any market—or at the very least get a lay of the land—is through cultural immersion.... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 4, 2019 by

Top Deferred Enrollment MBA Programs Geared Toward Younger Candidates

Most of the time, full-time MBA programs require work experience to apply and, overall, class averages of professional experience land close to five years. Rarely are programs open to younger candidates who are still pursuing their undergraduate degrees. However, that all changes when it comes to deferred enrollment programs. These... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 15, 2019 by

Fridays From The Frontline: Park Perspectives: 3 Tips for Maintaining Long-distance Relationships during Business School

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, this week’s Fridays from the Frontline highlights advice on relationships during b-school.  While candy hearts and teddy bears are sweet signs of love, it takes more than tokens to maintain a long-distance relationship—particularly with the added stress and time consumption of a full-time MBA. ... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 8, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: UCLA Anderson Student Perspectives

There’s no way to sugarcoat the fact that the first year of any MBA program is overwhelming. Even for the brave souls who can hit the ground running no matter how new or strange the situation, there is the simple transition from a full-time work schedule into a full-time student... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 6, 2019 by

Real Humans of SMU Cox’s MBA Class of 2020

In the minds of many, Dallas is embodied by three cultural artifacts: the Cowboys, the JFK assassination, and the 80s soap opera. But on the ground, Dallas is a bustling city of business in the heart of the Lone Star State. Jobs are booming, and the future is looking bright.... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 25, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Reflections from Round 1 Interviews at Chicago Booth

We here at Clear Admit pride ourselves on the clarity we give prospective b-schoolers on elite MBA programs. But we also know that there’s only so much you can glean about an MBA program from the outside, which is why we often encourage MBA hopefuls to arrange campus visits, talk... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 23, 2019 by

H1-B Visa Challenges and Post-MBA Industry Employment Outlook

Immigration is currently in a precarious place in the United States. While the media tends to focus on asylum and family separation, the Trump administration has taken aim at the H-1B visa program. As Clear Admit outlined here, the H-1B is necessary for any foreign-born individuals who want to work... Read more »

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