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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 »

Last Updated Mar 1, 2018 by

Four Reasons You Need to Visit Clear Admit’s Interview Archive

As interview invitations for Round 2 MBA candidates continue to roll out, we wanted to remind Class of 2020 hopefuls that Clear Admit can help with the final hurdle to acceptance: the interview. The Clear Admit Interview Archive is a repository of first-hand accounts shared directly by MBA applicants after... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 28, 2018 by

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

Over the past few weeks, we have offered a number of tips to help applicants navigate the often stressful MBA interview process. This final tip focuses on 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... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 26, 2018 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 Feb 26, 2018 by

Top Stanford GSB MBA Interview Tips from Actual Interviewees

As reports of Stanford GSB interview invitations trickle into 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 last year’s lucky invitees, here are a few basics about... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 26, 2018 by

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 Feb 26, 2018 by

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. If you’re among the many candidates in receipt of an interview invitation, you won’t want to miss... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 26, 2018 by

Top Michigan Ross MBA Interview Questions and Tips from Actual Interviewees

As Ross MBA candidates head to Ann Arbor or meet up with alumni interviewers elsewhere around the globe, we wanted to round up some of the most common questions and pass on some advice from actual interviewees. The one-on-one admissions interviews are conducted by students on campus or by alumni... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 26, 2018 by

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 Feb 23, 2018 by

Listening to LiveWire: Importance of the Interview

As MBA hopefuls endeavor to succeed in the admissions process, the pathway to an acceptance call or letter can be wrought with challenges. Clear Admit offers tools, such as MBA LiveWire, so community members can come together and ease each other’s way to business school. Today we’re taking a closer... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 22, 2018 by

Why You Should Consider Yourself Lucky to Get to Write the MIT Sloan Pre-Interview Essay

Did you get invited to interview at MIT Sloan today? If so, a hearty congratulations. And if not—there’s still hope! Another batch of invites is slated to go out a week from today, on March 1st. In case you don’t know it already, for those of you who did or... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 20, 2018 by

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... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 19, 2018 by

Understanding the MBA Admissions Interview, Part IV

The following is the final part of our four-part interview series, which we first published two years ago, and are reintroducing again  season. 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... Read more »

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