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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

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 Oct 1, 2019 by

Applying to Harvard Business School? Join the HBS Chat Room Now

The day has come! Harvard Business School is releasing its interview invitations today, October 1st at Noon Eastern Time. Are you ready?  Join the conversation in the HBS Chat Room now. Also, be sure to share your updated status on MBA LiveWire. Here, you can also sort by HBS entries... 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

HBS MBA Interviews: When to Expect Round 1 Invitations

Harvard Business School has announced that Round 1 interview invitations will roll out on one day this year, instead of the typical two waves. The special date? Tuesday, October 1, noon Eastern Time. Based on the announcement in the Direct from the Director blog, Round 1 candidates may be invited to... 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 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 »

Last Updated Sep 16, 2019 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Interviews, September 16-20, 2019

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Early Action and Round 1 MBA Deadlines  Monday, September 16, HEC / Paris has its September deadline. Tuesday, September 17, UPenn / Wharton has its Round... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 12, 2019 by

HBS MBA Round 1 Interview Invite Timing

If you clicked “submit” last week on your Harvard Business School MBA application, congratulations! Getting all of your admissions materials together and making the best first impression can be challenging. Now, you’re likely anxiously awaiting the next step in the process: an interview invitation. We are here to help you... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 9, 2019 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Interviews September 9-13, 2019

We’re back for another edition of The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Early Action and Round 1 MBA Deadlines  Monday, September 9, Cambridge / Judge has its Round 1 application deadline. Tuesday, September 10, Yale SOM has... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 2, 2019 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Interviews, September 2-6, 2019

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Early Action and Round 1 MBA Deadlines  Tuesday, September 3, UVA / Darden has its Early Action application deadline. IESE has its Early Decision application deadline.... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 29, 2019 by

MBA Interview Guides Updated for Columbia Business School, INSEAD, Northwestern Kellogg and More!

New 2019-2020 editions of the Clear Admit Interview Guides are here to help you ace your MBA admissions interview!   Each guide includes school-specific, first-hand interview accounts submitted by real applicants over the years through our Interview Archive. You’ll also find tons of analysis of the most frequently asked questions by... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 30, 2019 by

Interviewing at Columbia or INSEAD? Grab Our Interview Guides!

With Columbia Business School and INSEAD rolling out interview invitations, it is prime time to practice for this key part of the MBA admissions process with the Clear Admit Interview Guides.  The Clear Admit Interview Guide to CBS will prepare you for the blind nature of their Q&A sessions.  With the Clear Admit Interview... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 11, 2019 by

Q&A with Student Interviewers at Cornell / Johnson

As Cornell / Johnson wraps up initial notifications for its January Round this week, we caught up with a few student interviewers to provide insights into their admissions interview.  At Johnson, the MBA admissions interview may be conducted by an adcom member or a trained second-year student member of the Johnson Admissions... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 6, 2019 by

Top Yale School of Management MBA Interview Tips from Actual Interviewees

If you’re among the many candidates in receipt of an interview invitation, you won’t want to miss what past candidates learned from their Yale SOM interview experiences. You can thank us—and them—by paying it forward and submitting reports of your own after you interview. Want to learn more? Check out Clear Admit’s... Read more »

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