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Last Updated May 20, 2019 by

Podcast Episode 10 Replay: The Great Test Debate—GMAT Versus GRE

One of the first decisions you may make on your journey to an MBA is which test to take: the GMAT or GRE?  The GMAT, which is owned and administered by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), is about three and a half hours long.  The GRE, or Graduate Record... Read more »

Last Updated May 14, 2019 by

Podcast Episode 37: Rankings to Infinity and Beyond!

In this episode, Clear Admit co-founder Graham Richmond digs into the scale and scope of the plethora of MBA rankings with guest Marco De Novellis, journalist and editor at BusinessBecause. Marco De Novellis, Journalist and Editor at BusinessBecause De Novellis has been covering the management education space for years. In... Read more »

Last Updated May 7, 2019 by

Podcast Episode 11 Replay: Clear Admit’s 12-Step Program for Early Bird MBA Applicants

Looking to get an early start on your MBA applications for the 2019-2020 application season? Clear Admit’s Co-Founder Graham Richmond outlines a 12-step program for early bird MBA applicants in this podcast. By getting the ball rolling this far in advance, you’re already setting yourself up for success. Richmond’s suggested... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 23, 2019 by

Podcast Episode 36: Admissions Q&A with Wharton’s Blair Mannix

Blair Mannix, Director of Admissions, The Wharton School We are excited to bring you our latest podcast with the Director of Admissions at UPenn / Wharton, Blair Mannix! Mannix has had a healthy admissions career—13 years and counting—beginning with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Pennsylvania.  After... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 16, 2019 by

Podcast Episode 9 Replay: How to Decide Between Business Schools as an Admitted Student

For some prospective MBA applicants turned admitted students, the choice of where to attend business school is a no-brainer. If you applied and were accepted to your first-choice school, it may be as easy as breaking out the bubbly and sending in your deposit; or perhaps you got accepted at... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 8, 2019 by

Podcast Episode 35: 7 Tips for Those Applying to Business School in Two Years

You asked for it, and we delivered!  Per a request on Reddit, our latest podcast offers guidance to those with MBA applications in their sights, two years down the road.  Clear Admit co-founder Graham Richmond and resident admissions expert, Alex Brown, provide seven tips about what you can do now... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 29, 2019 by

Podcast Episode 34: More on the Undergraduate Admissions Scandal and If It Could Happen in MBA Admissions

As we reported earlier this week, the undergraduate admissions scandal caused quite a stir.  Dozens of parents were caught funneling 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... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 18, 2019 by

Podcast Episode 33: Keith Bevans of Bain & Company Discusses Consulting, Recruiting and More

Bain & Company—widely considered one of the most elite consulting firms in the world—is a coveted post-MBA destination for students at top business schools in every part of the globe.  Our guest today, Keith Bevans, is a partner in Bain & Company’s Chicago office and also heads Bain’s global consultant... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 12, 2019 by

Podcast Episode 32: Key Takeaways from the U.S. News 2020 MBA Ranking

The 2020 rankings of full-time MBA programs are out from U.S. News & World Report, and our admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, have once again been kind enough to help make sense of them. Before they dig into the rankings, here’s a quick rundown of this year’s top 10,... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 4, 2019 by

Podcast Episode 31: Waitlisted in R1? It’s Not Too Late to Increase Your Odds of Getting In

Unlike the black and white decisions some candidates have received in recent weeks—the coveted acceptances and the less popular rejections—we know many of you find yourselves in a murky gray area called the waitlist.  It may not feel like there’s much time left to change your fate in Round 1,... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 25, 2019 by

Podcast Episode 30: Admissions Q&A with Wharton Lauder’s Kara Keenan Sweeney

Do you have your sights set on a career in international business?  Do you want to polish your language skills and spend your MBA experience immersed in other cultures?  Wharton offers a joint-degree program—the MBA with an MA in International Studies—with Penn’s Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 18, 2019 by

Podcast Episode 29: Wharton Team-Based Discussions (TBD)

In this episode, your hosts Alex Brown and Graham Richmond break down Wharton’s group interview – the ‘Team Based Discussion’ (TBD) – and offer a wealth of tips and background to help applicants ace their Wharton admissions interview. Ranging from the history and purpose of the TBD to the specifics... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 5, 2019 by

Podcast Episode 28: How to Interview at Harvard Business School

Were you lucky enough to receive an interview invitation to Harvard Business School?  Clear Admit’s admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, are here to help you prepare! Richmond has counseled hundreds of applicants along the way, read hundreds of HBS interview reports, and even been through the HBS interview process... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 9, 2019 by

Podcast Episode 27: MBA Rankings 2.0

What is the #1 business school in the world?  It depends on who you ask. Bloomberg Businessweek and the Financial Times determined it’s Stanford GSB.  U.S. News and World Report yielded a tie between Harvard Business School and Chicago Booth.  Forbes’ methodology resulted in Penn’s The Wharton School topping the list. And these... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 28, 2018 by

Two Podcasts to Help You Triumph in Round 2

With Round 2 deadlines looming, we know many of you are hard at work crafting essays, filling out data forms, and perfecting your resumes. Clear Admit is here to help with a couple of key podcasts that will help you get your MBA applications across the finish line. Be sure... Read more »

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