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Last Updated Jun 23, 2020 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Lihao Ji of CEIBS

MBA admissions directors from around the world will be discussing their programs, the admissions process, essays, interviews and more in our annual Admissions Director Q&As.  We are excited to kick off the 2020-2021 series with insights from Lihao (Steven) Ji, the assistant director of the MBA Marketing, Admissions & Financial Aid... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 17, 2020 by

Episode 81: Admissions Director Q&A with Columbia Business School’s Michael Robinson

Special guest Michael Robinson, Director of MBA Admissions at Columbia Business School (CBS), joins us for a podcast episode that will cover everything you want to know about the leading MBA program. Robinson was an entrepreneur, running a music publicity firm, prior to becoming a member of the CBS MBA Class... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 25, 2019 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Chad Losee of Harvard Business School

Before you submit your Harvard Business School application, you’ll want to read our Admissions Director Q&A with Chad Losee, the Managing Director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid.  He walks us through the life of admissions, new and exciting developments at Harvard, the interview process and more. Losee applied to... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 26, 2019 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Anna Farrus of IMD

We continue our series of Admissions Director Q&As with the leading business school in Switzerland.  Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, the IMD MBA does not just prepare you for your immediate post-MBA job, but looks at your long-term career.  Two key streams that run throughout the program are... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 19, 2019 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Tino Elgner of IE Business School

IE Business School is centrally located in Madrid’s financial district. Their international appeal and urban environment fosters strong student, faculty and alumni communities. In addition to the school’s one-year, full-time International MBA, IE offers tech, part-time and executive MBA options.  In this edition of Admissions Director Q&A, we hear more... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 12, 2019 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Kelly Wilson of Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business

We continue our Admissions Director Q&A series with the newly STEM-designated Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.  Hear all about their MBA admissions, the exciting campus scene, life in Pittsburgh and lots more from Kelly R. Wilson, Executive Director of Masters Admissions, below. Clear Admit: Can you tell us... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 29, 2019 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Berkeley Haas’s Morgan Bernstein

In this edition of our ongoing series, Admissions Director Q&A, we stop by the Bay Area of California.  Morgan Bernstein is the executive director of full-time MBA admissions at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and a 2009 alumna of the program. Bernstein is deeply passionate about helping prospective students navigate... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 17, 2019 by

Admissions Director Q&A: UCI Merage’s Taylor Martini

For this edition of our Admissions Director Q&A series, we hear from Taylor Martini, who serves as the Executive Director of UCI Merage School of Business’s Full-Time MBA Program. He oversees total operations of the Full-Time MBA Program, including financial and strategic management, academic programming and supervision of the admissions... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 11, 2019 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Sue Oldham of Vanderbilt Owen

You may have already seen the Real Humans of Vanderbilt Owen’s MBA Class of 2021, and now we are back to hear directly from the admissions office.  In this edition of our Admissions Director Q&A, we head back to Nashville for an interview with Associate Dean Sue Oldham. Working closely... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 10, 2019 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Dibyendu Bose of the Indian School of Business

For this edition of our Admissions Director Q&A series, we hear from the Indian School of Business (ISB).  An ISB alumnus and MIT Sloan Fellow, Dibyendu Bose is currently the Director of Admissions & Financial Aid (AFA) at ISB. He also heads the Office of Alumni Engagement and works closely... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 8, 2019 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Rebekah Lewin of the University of Rochester Simon Business School

We are back for another edition of our Admissions Director Q&A series.  This time, we stop in New York’s third largest metropolitan area of Rochester.  There, Rebekah Lewin is assistant dean of admissions and financial aid for the full-time MBA and MS programs at the University of Rochester, Simon Business... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 1, 2019 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Melissa Rapp of the Emory Goizueta Business School

We continue our Admissions Director Q&A series with a stop in the Southern U.S.—Atlanta, Georgia, more specifically.  Melissa Rapp is the Associate Dean of MBA Admissions at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School there. In this role, she leads the team responsible for the recruitment, evaluation, and matriculation of students across Goizueta’s... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 30, 2019 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Janice Kennedy of Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business

We continue our ongoing Admissions Director Q&A series with the Executive Director of Recruiting and Admissions, Janice Kennedy, of Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business. Kennedy joined the school this year on the heels of a long career in commercial leadership roles within pharmaceutical, consumer packaged goods, and consulting.... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 24, 2019 by

Admissions Director Q&A: IESE’s Pascal Michels

This installment of our ongoing series, Admissions Director Q&A, takes us to the beautiful city of Barcelona, Spain, and the business school, IESE.  An IESE full-time MBA graduate of 2010, Pascal Michels joined IESE as an associate director on the career services team in 2013 and took over the role... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 17, 2019 by

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

We continue with our updates to Admissions Director Q&As with a trip to Ithaca, NY.  Judi Byers is the Executive Director of Admissions & Financial Aid for the residential MBA programs at Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. She leads a team of 14 admissions professionals and... Read more »

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