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Last Updated May 1, 2019 by

Real Humans of MBA Admissions: Blair Mannix of the Wharton School

Blair Mannix, Director of Admissions, The Wharton School Just a few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of getting to know Blair Mannix, the Director of Admissions at the Wharton School.  Working in admissions for 13 years and counting, Mannix took on the mantle of Director of Admissions in the... 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 Jan 22, 2019 by

A Conversation with Kirsten Moss of Stanford GSB

Clear Admit recently sat down with Kirsten Moss, who leads MBA admissions at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Our conversation was both insightful and incredibly wide-ranging–covering topics like leadership, application essays, admissions interviews, and financial aid. What follows is the transcript of our conversation. Moss starts by covering the importance... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 17, 2019 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Bruce DelMonico of the Yale School of Management

Yale School of Management (SOM) Admissions Director Bruce DelMonico has been leading the charge at the New Haven business school since 2006.  This past summer, Clear Admit’s Jeanette Brown had an enlightening conversation with the admissions gatekeeper.  Read on for more about the ins and outs of admissions at Yale... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 10, 2019 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Judi Byers of Cornell University’s S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management

Clear Admit is delighted to share admissions insights from Judi Byers, the Executive Director of Admissions & Financial Aid at Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. This past summer, Clear Admit’s Jeanette Brown had an enlightening conversation with Byers.  Read on for more about the ins and outs of admissions at Johnson,... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 3, 2019 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Morgan Bernstein of UC Berkeley / Haas

Clear Admit is delighted to share admissions insights from Morgan Bernstein, the Executive Director of Full-time MBA Admissions at UC Berkeley / Haas.  Bernstein was part of the admissions team for five years before stepping into her current role, and she knows things from the other side as well. A... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 29, 2018 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Soojin Kwon of Michigan’s Ross School of Business

We began interviewing admissions directors at leading business schools back in 2008, and we circle back regularly to capture changes and new developments in the dynamic field of graduate management admissions. We are thrilled to continue the Clear Admit’s Admissions Director Q&A Series with Soojin Kwon, who has led MBA... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 8, 2018 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Shari Hubert of Duke’s Fuqua School of Business

Anyone anxiously awaiting an interview invitation from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business? Well, we can’t make them roll out any sooner—but we can offer you something you should read while you wait. Shari Hubert, who had been in charge of admissions at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business since 2013, choose to... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 27, 2018 by

Podcast Episode 21: Admissions Director Q&A with Cornell Johnson’s Judi Byers

We got to catch up with Judi Byers, executive director of admissions and financial aid at Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, earlier this year for an in-depth interview on the admissions process she oversees. Today, we’re delighted to share a recording of that conversation as the latest episode in... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 21, 2018 by

Podcast Episode 18: London Business School Admissions Director Q&A

This week we’ve got two new voices joining us on the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast, Gareth Howells and David Simpson of London Business School. Howells is executive director for the MBA and Master in Finance (MiF) programs at LBS, and Simpson heads up admissions for both. Not only that,... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 7, 2018 by

Podcast Episode 17: Q&A with Tuck Admissions Director Luke Anthony Peña, Part II

We are thrilled to bring you Part II of our wide-ranging interview with Luke Anthony Peña, executive director of admissions and financial aid, on the admissions process at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. In Episode 16, Peña shared about his transition to Tuck from Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB). He... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 26, 2018 by

The Inside Scoop on Cornell Johnson’s New “Back of the Resume” Essay

If you’re considering Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Business or have already begun thinking about crafting your application, you may already know that the school has swapped out one of its long-standing essay prompts in favor of something new. The 2018-19 Johnson MBA application is slated to go live on... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 25, 2018 by

Our Latest Podcast: Admissions Director Q&A With Tuck’s Luke Anthony Peña, Part I

In this wide-ranging interview on the admissions process at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, Luke Anthony Peña shares a little about his transition to Tuck from Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB). Peña came to Tuck just over a year ago, after working for several years in admissions at Stanford,... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 24, 2018 by

Babson Olin Appoints Keith Rollag as New Dean

Earlier this month, the Babson College F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business named its new dean: Keith Rollag. A management professor with more than 17 years of experience teaching entrepreneurial leadership at Babson, Rollag was chosen for his campus leadership and vision for the graduate school’s future. When speaking about the appointment,... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 3, 2018 by

Our Latest Podcast: Admissions Director Q&A with MIT Sloan’s Dawna Levenson

After a brief hiatus, we are delighted to resume the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast series with a terrific interview with Dawna Levenson, who was just promoted to assistant dean of admissions at MIT Sloan School of Management. Describing herself as a “true, blue Bostonian,” Levenson holds both undergraduate and... Read more »

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