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Last Updated Jul 9, 2018 by

Admissions Tip: How to Write a Résumé That Will Get You Into Business School

Your résumé is not only an important component of your MBA application, it’s also a great place to start when crafting your overall positioning strategy.  This document forces one to distill a candidacy into a concise summary, focusing on key aspects and themes.  With that in mind, here are a few... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 11, 2018 by

Admissions Tip: Considering the Campus

Continuing our series of admissions tips geared towards those individuals who are just beginning to think about their MBA applications, we wanted to offer some advice on factors to consider with respect to a school’s facilities and location. Whether speaking with current students or touring the campus for yourself, it’s... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 4, 2018 by

Digging Deep with Your Target B-Schools: Anecdotes & Advocates

Today we continue our focus for our admissions tips for those of you who are just embarking on the admissions cycle for the 2018-19 season. In this post, we turn our attention to engaging the community of one’s target b-schools. Communicating with business school insiders can be beneficial for a number... Read more »

Last Updated May 30, 2018 by

Get and Give Inside Advice for Great Business School Campus Visits

We’re hard at work on our next new applicant resource—the Clear Admit VisitArchive—which is designed to help MBA candidates learn more about their target schools by reading about the campus visit experience of others. Though VisitArchive is still only in beta testing—look for an official launch later in the 2018-2019... Read more »

Last Updated May 14, 2018 by

Admissions Tip: Time-Saving Tools for School Targeting

A critical key to success in the MBA admissions process is targeting the right MBA programs for application. When commencing the MBA admissions process, it can be difficult to immediately identify which programs might be most suitable and where you might be most competitive. A quick survey of MBA rankings... Read more »

Last Updated May 10, 2018 by

Meet Leading Admissions Directors, Clear Admit Editor-in-Chief at May 16th Event in Washington, DC

Admissions directors from seven leading business schools will convene for a second multi-school MBA admissions event on Wednesday, May 16th, in Washington, DC. Moderated by Clear Admit Editor-in-Chief Jeanette Brown, the DC event will feature representatives from Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Cornell’s S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Duke’s... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 9, 2018 by

Financing Your MBA, Part 4: International MBA Student Loans

In our previous post on financing your MBA, we covered loan programs for MBA students from the United States. Today, we’ll take a look at loans through the lens of international students, who face some different restrictions but who are also eligible for special programs tailored to their unique requirements. By... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 9, 2018 by

Admissions Tip: 5 Tips for Welcome Weekend Attendance

It’s April, which means that the majority of leading programs will be hosting business school welcome weekends for those candidates that they have admitted during their first two admissions rounds. These “sell” weekends are very important for the schools as part of their push to encourage those that they have admitted... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 5, 2018 by

Financing Your MBA, Part 3: Loans for U.S. MBA Students

Moving right along in our multi-part series on financing your MBA, we’ll take a look today at some of the options prospective MBA students have for obtaining loans to finance their time at business school. For the purposes of this post, we will focus primarily U.S. MBA student loan programs.... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 2, 2018 by

Financing Your MBA, Part 2

In the first of our multi-part series on financing your MBA, we took a look last week at the costs involved in attending a top-tier business school. Now, with a better handle on how much money you’ll need, let’s start looking at where that funding will come from. Students typically... Read more »

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