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Last Updated Oct 15, 2018 by

Top HBS MBA Interview Tips from Actual Interviewees

We know that many of you Class of 2021 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 15, 2018 by

Understanding the MBA Admissions Interview – Part I

With Harvard Business School (HBS) issuing its Round 1 interview invitations two weeks ago, the MBA admissions world is buzzing about one thing: INTERVIEWS. HBS, of course, is not alone. At Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, which features applicant-initiated interviews, hopeful candidates have been traipsing back and forth to Hanover already for several weeks.... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 9, 2018 by

The MBA Interview Archive: Your Go-To Resource for Round 1 Interviews

To help guide those who will soon be happily on their way to an MBA interview, we wanted to highlight our MBA Interview Archive. For the unfamiliar, Clear Admit’s MBA Interview Archive is a repository of first-hand accounts shared directly by MBA applicants after they have interviewed with one or more of their... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 9, 2018 by

MBA Interview Formats: A Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast Replay

It’s interview season for Round 1 applicants, and MBA LiveWire has already been lighting up with reports of interview invitations from Harvard Business School, Columbia Business School, CMU’s Tepper School of Business, Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, and Yale School of Management, with many more to come. We’ll have some... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 19, 2018 by

MBA LiveWire Data Predicts HBS, Wharton & Stanford Interview Invite Timing

October is an anxious month for MBA aspirants who have submitted applications to the leading MBA programs for Round 1. Many of these programs roll out their interview invite decisions during the month. If you are one of these candidates, MBA LiveWire is a good place for you to keep up... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 16, 2018 by

A Comprehensive Set of MBA Interview Resources

As Round 3 interviews roll out, 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 interview... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 10, 2018 by

MIT Sloan Round 3 Roundup from Admissions Director Dawna Levenson

With the Round 3 deadline having passed yesterday for applicants to MIT Sloan School of Management, Director of Admissions Dawna Levenson was quick to add an update post to her “From the Desk of the Admissions Director” blog today letting these late-round applicants know what to expect next. Levenson started... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 15, 2018 by

Our Latest Podcast: Acing the Skype or Video Interview

Wrapping up our comprehensive coverage of how to prepare for interviews of every sort, the latest episode in the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast series focuses on the Skype or video interview. An option widely available to MBA applicants who perhaps can’t travel to the business school they’re applying to,... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 12, 2018 by

Our Latest Podcast: Who Is Your MBA Interviewer?

At schools like Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan School of Management, MBA admissions interviews are conducted exclusively by members of the admissions staff. London Business School and Columbia Business School, meanwhile, are among those that rely on an army of alumni to meet with candidates around the world. Still other schools—including... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 6, 2018 by

Admissions Tip: Interviewing the Interviewer

We’ve been offering a good deal of advice lately on how to conduct oneself and prepare responses to MBA interview questions.  Today we’d like to highlight the importance of thinking about what you might ask when you’re interviewing. Virtually all business school interviewers conclude their discussion by offering the applicant... Read more »