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Last Updated Oct 26, 2017 by

Finding the Best Laptop for Business School

Brand. Affordability. Technical specifications. While some matter more than others based on an individual’s specific needs, these principle factors are the three pillars to consider when purchasing a laptop. That’s true not only of the average consumer, but also of business school students. That said, before starting any MBA program,... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 24, 2017 by

Top MBA Programs for Finance & Investment Banking

Though it has been almost a decade since the global financial crisis of 2008, investment banking and the financial services industry still aren’t the same. Overall, the percentage of MBAs interested in a career in finance is continuing to drop, especially as the products/services and tech industries lure more and... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 17, 2017 by

What Georgetown McDonough MBA Students Learn Outside the Classroom

What do Colin Powell, an Indiana dairy farm, the D.C. Department of Public Works, and a triathalon have in common? They are all part of the fabric that comprises life outside of the classroom for MBA students at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Sure, it makes sense to judge... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 17, 2017 by

ApplyWire Spotlight: Applying to Business School with a Media Startup

As MBA applicants gather materials for their MBA applications, they are posting their plans to ApplyWire, Clear Admit’s latest tool to aid in your admissions process. This week, we’re setting the spotlight on a candidate looking to take the next step with her media company. We take a closer look at her... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 16, 2017 by

Top 5 Reasons Diversity MBA Conferences Should Be on Your Recruiting Calendar

More than 10,000 MBA students, business school representatives, recruiters, and business executives filled the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia late last month for one of the largest career conferences serving minority professionals. The conference has been around since 1970, but for the first time this year the National Black MBA... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 12, 2017 by

ApplyWire Reveals Class of 2020 Post-MBA Industry Preferences, Highly Competitive GMAT Scores

As MBA applicants set their sights on top MBA programs, they have been sharing their target business schools, admissions stats, and post-MBA career goals in ApplyWire, Clear Admit’s latest admissions tool. As we’ve watched the entries roll in, we’ve recognized that they provide a unique early glimpse into the caliber... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 11, 2017 by

To Be Out—or Not to Be Out—in Your MBA Application?

In honor of National Coming Out Day—October 11th—we thought we’d tackle a thorny question faced by some applicants to leading business schools: To be out—or not to be out—in your MBA application? In recent years, increasing numbers of top business schools have given applicants the opportunity to disclose their sexual... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 10, 2017 by

Social Impact MBAs: Programs That Help Students Make a Difference in the World

For years, social impact has been a growing area of emphasis at business schools. Increasingly, MBA students are stating that a well-paying career isn’t enough: They also want to make a difference. As Sherryl Kuhlman, the managing director of the Social Impact Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School,... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 10, 2017 by

MBA ApplyWire Spotlight: From IT in India to Consulting

As prospective MBA candidates consider their futures, many are sharing their application plans on ApplyWire, Clear Admit’s latest tool to aid in your admissions process. This week, we’re setting the spotlight on a candidate from India looking to pursue consulting. We take a closer look at a post from an... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 9, 2017 by

Real Humans of the Michigan Ross MBA Class of 2019

The 422 students who make up the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business Class of 2019 are a record-setting bunch. For starters, their average GMAT score was 716, an eight-point jump over last year’s, which was itself a record. But they also set records for their diversity. Forty-three percent of... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 5, 2017 by

Social Media Dos and Don’ts MBA Applicants Need to Know

Social media can be an impossibly powerful tool. It is the president’s favorite method of communication, after all. Social media can also determine the future for MBA applicants and candidates. For better or for worse. U.S. News & World Report found that 35 percent of admissions officers interviewed do check out applicants’ social... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 5, 2017 by

Decision Day, Take Two, at Harvard Business School

Today is decision day for many still-hopeful Round 1 applicants to Harvard Business School (HBS). A first batch of interview invitations went out on Monday, and a second and final batch is due to go out today at noon ET. “For those invited to interview, the sign-ups will be immediately available,”... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 4, 2017 by

Fuqua Snaps Up Georgetown McDonough Admissions Dean Shari Hubert

Let the musical chairs continue. Last week, it was long-time Tuck School of Business Admissions Director Dawna Clarke taking over at the University of Virginia’s Darden School. This week, Shari Hubert, who has been associate dean for admissions at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business since 2013, will take the reins... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 4, 2017 by

Chicago Booth Lovebirds Give $75 Million to Their Alma Mater

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business’s coffers just grew—and its top scholars will be called by a new name—thanks to a $75 million alumni gift announced today. In recognition of the gift, students who earn highest academic honors while at Booth will be known as the Amy and... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 3, 2017 by

Real Humans of the MIT Sloan MBA Class of 2019

Moving right along in our Real Humans student series, today we get to meet a handful of students in the MIT Sloan Class of 2019. But first a little about the class as a whole. By the numbers: the incoming class of 404 students boasts an average GMAT score of... Read more »

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