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MBA Real Humans: Alumni – LIVE Webinar Summer 2022

The Clear Admit Real Humans: Alumni Series spotlights recent graduates from the world’s top MBA programs. Each of the alumni provide feedback on their MBA experiences and share how business school prepared them for their careers at leading firms. Join us at 8 pm ET on Wednesday, August 17th to hear from a group of our featured alumni on the following: 1. What was the most rewarding thing about your MBA experience? 2. How has your MBA helped you in your career? 3. Think back on the recruiting process for your first post-MBA role, what are some tips/advice you would... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 25, 2022 by

Real Humans of BCG: Lilian Izuorah, Duke Fuqua MBA ’21, Consultant

In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, we jump back into the consulting sector to leading consulting firm, Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Lilian Izuorah, Duke Fuqua MBA ’21, wasn’t quite sure where she wanted to land for her post-MBA employment when she matriculated at b-school. Read on for how the Duke Fuqua MBA exposed to her a variety of career paths and prepared her for life as a consultant. Lilian Izuorah, Duke Fuqua MBA ’21, Consultant at BCG Age: 29 Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria Undergraduate Institution and Major: University of Benin located in Nigeria, Bachelor in Chemical Engineering Graduate Business School, Graduation Year and Concentration: Duke University... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 3, 2022 by

Real Humans of BCG: Steve Neumann, Georgetown McDonough MBA’ 2019, Project Leader

Boston Consulting Group (BCG)—one of the Big Three of the top consulting firms known as MBB—has offices in 50 countries, and therefore no shortage of opportunities to pursue a diverse and lively profession. In this Real Humans – Alumni, we meet Steve Neumann, Georgetown McDonough MBA ’19, who talks about setting his sights on joining BCG and how McDonough empowered him to do so. Steve Neumann, Georgetown McDonough MBA ’19, Project Leader at BCG Age: 30 Hometown: Newtown, Pennsylvania Undergraduate Institution and Major: Georgetown University — Marketing major Graduate Business School, Graduation Year and Concentration: Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, MBA ’19... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 16, 2021 by

A Debrief of March Madness: Post-MBA Employer Edition

In March 2021, we selected 32 notable companies to go head-to-head in our first-ever Post-MBA Employer Edition of March Madness. These firms were selected and seeded into the bracket based on their popularity with Clear Admit’s registered users – so we had our own predictions about how things would unfold. Graham Richmond, co-founder of Clear Admit, comments on the intriguing process of watching the tournament unfold: “This was a lot of fun for those of us who are keen followers of MBA recruiting trends. It was especially fascinating to watch the three most popular domains of MBA recruiting – consulting,... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 15, 2020 by

Real Humans of BCG: Reid Velo, NYU Stern ’19, Consultant

Consulting can be a dynamic career, meeting new clients in new places and solving new business problems every week.  Boston Consulting Group (BCG)—one of the Big Three of the top consulting firms known as MBB—has 90 offices in 50 countries, and therefore no shortage of opportunities to pursue a diverse and lively profession.  In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Reid Velo, NYU Stern MBA ’19 and consultant at BCG, offers his perspective on the industry, the value of an MBA, the power of New York City and more. Reid Velo, NYU Stern MBA ’19, Consultant at BCG Reid Velo,... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 20, 2020 by

Real Humans of BCG: Brierley Penn, LBS ’19, Consultant

In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, we jump back into the consulting sector to leading consulting firm, Boston Consulting Group (BCG).  Our featured alumna, Brierley Penn, graduated from London Business School in 2019 and rejoined BCG after graduation.  While many applicants may expect to commit two full years to a program, LBS offers their full-time MBA program in three lengths: 15, 18 and 21 months.  The 15-month option still allows time for an internship and exploration, as shown by Penn in her experience below. The LBS MBA also prepared her to engage with and lead colleague and client teams... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 10, 2020 by

Real Humans of BCG: Madeleine Macks, Wharton ’18, Consultant

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has been lauded by MBA alumni in this series for its community and culture.  Our featured alumna, Madeleine Macks, Wharton MBA ’18 and consultant at BCG, echoed those sentiments and added the value of the scope of projects there.  Indeed, BCG cites expertise in 20 industries—from automotive and education, to insurance and the public sector, and everything in between.  Wharton is also a solid training ground for consulting, and a quarter of the most recent class joined the industry.  In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Macks walks us through her MBA experience and journey into... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 25, 2020 by

Real Humans of BCG: Vinnie Sood, Wharton ’16, Project Leader

Curiosity, leadership and the ability to collaborate are just a few of the skills Boston Consulting Group (BCG) looks for when they hire consultants.  In terms of intellectual chops, BCG states that “superior academic credentials are a necessary—but not sufficient—requirement.”  Due to the variety and scope of their projects, BCG seeks both generalists and subject matter experts in its MBA hires.  The resulting mix of talent creates a caliber of colleagues that for Vinnie Sood, Wharton MBA ’16 and project leader at BCG, is a highlight of working at the elite firm.  In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Sood... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 5, 2020 by

Real Humans of BCG: Lauren Rodgers, Northwestern Kellogg ’19, Consultant

Chances are, if your post-MBA goals are in consulting, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is on your list of target firms. Founded in 1963 and headquartered in Boston, MA, they are a leader in the industry and a member of the Big Three or MBB. BCG employs more than 18,000 people in 90 offices across 50 countries around the world. More than half of BCG’s employees are consultants.  These numbers may paint a picture of scattered silos and uncoordinated advising efforts, but the culture at BCG is quite the opposite.  They take a team-based approach, bringing together management consultants, data scientists,... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 1, 2019 by

Consulting Industry Insights from Dartmouth Tuck Alumni

Around a third of each Dartmouth Tuck class of MBA graduates go into consulting, with about a fifth joining the big three: McKinsey, Bain, and Boston Consulting Group. Tuck’s executive director of Career Services, Stephen Pidgeon T ’07, says “Tuck’s focus on the general management curriculum gives students a broad skillset…That, combined with our very hands-on approach to learning and practicing analytical tools and presentation skills, gives you what you need to hit the ground running.” This is all amidst an industry that is growing more complex, which can be seen in major issues such as Brexit and the Affordable... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 21, 2018 by

How to Break into the “MBB”—Best Business Schools for Landing Top Consulting Jobs

With starting salaries in the $140,000 to $150,000 range and a customary $25,000 signing bonus on top of that, it’s no wonder so many business school students target the prestige consulting firms known as the “MBB”—McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and Bain & Company—as their post-MBA landing pads. That $170,000+ annual compensation package can quickly cut any MBA loan debt you may have taken on down to size. Indeed, management consulting has been one of the most coveted career paths for fresh MBA grads for ages. And though the technology industry has in recent years been stealing some grads from... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 27, 2018 by

7 Top Takeaways from Leading Business School 2017 Employment Reports

There’s been a steady stream of salary and employment data from leading business schools over the past several months as one after another has released 2017 employment reports. We’ve shared a lot of it along the way, including special reports on Kellogg, McDonough, NYU Stern, Tuck, and Stanford. With results from nearly every top school now in, prospective MBA students can take heart that the news is pretty universally encouraging. Overall, data gathered about the Class of 2017 reveal growing salaries across all industries and very high employment rates among graduates from all top institutions. Taking a look at the reports as a group,... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 8, 2017 by

Career Development Q&A: Jeff McNish of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Sponsored Content We recently spoke with Jeff McNish, assistant dean of career development at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. McNish joined Darden to lead its Career Development Center in 2016 and hit the ground running. An expert in higher education and careers who most recently served as head of the career center at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, McNish and his team are devoted to student success, cultivating an individually tailored approach that begins before new students even step foot on Darden grounds. Clear Admit: What role does the Career Development Center play in... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 28, 2017 by

Latest Kellogg Employment Statistics Reveal Rising Interest in Tech

A record one in four—25 percent—of graduates from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management Class of 2017 headed off into jobs in the technology field, according to the school’s most recent employment report, released earlier this month. That’s up from 22 percent last year and just 15 percent the year before and echoes a trend at many leading business schools this year. Amazon hired 32 Kellogg grads, making it the third largest recruiter in 2017, behind only McKinsey and Boston Consulting Group (BCG). But Amazon was far from the only tech firm to hire at the school. “It’s not only the... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 20, 2017 by

Choosing the Best Business School for Consulting

If you are a prospective MBA applicant looking to business school as a way to enter or accelerate your career in the consulting industry, you are certainly not alone. According to the 2017 Prospective Student Survey conducted by the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), consulting is once again the most sought-after postgraduate industry, with 33 percent of applicants surveyed citing consulting firms as their destination of choice. The consulting function, too, is a top draw. One in four indicated it as their chosen job function, after just marketing/sales (30 percent) and finance/accounting (28 percent). With so many MBA graduates vying for... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 16, 2017 by

CEO Activism? Biz Leaders Tell Trump Enough Is Enough

President Donald Trump got elected—in part—because he represented a break from traditional Washington politics that had left many frustrated and disillusioned. A businessman who’d made billions in real estate, he prided himself on being able to close deals. He quickly set out to surround himself with business-minded folks like himself, establishing the Strategy & Policy Forum and Manufacturing Council soon after taking office. These two groups drew together dozens of prominent CEOs to advise him on a range of issues in his new role. Twenty-four preeminent heads of manufacturing—including companies as varied as Intel, Under Armour, Merck, Johnson & Johnson,... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 21, 2017 by

Darden Debuts MBA Application Tip Video Series Amid MBA Program Leadership Changes

Sara Neher, long-time assistant dean of admissions at UVA’s Darden School of Business, recently announced the debut of a 12-part MBA application tip video series for the 2017-18 admissions season. The brief videos—each between three and five minutes long—cover individual components of the application and are designed so that applicants can watch them all at once and/or return to them one by one as they work on different parts of the application. “I really encourage you to watch them because they will give you tips that will help you prevent mistakes and know what we are looking for,” explained Neher... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 16, 2017 by

H1-B Visas and MBAs, Take Two: Why Such a Big Deal Right Now? Which Employers Are Sponsoring?

Yesterday, we debuted the first in our series on H1-B visas with an examination of what the H1-B visa is and what the process involved to get one is like. Today, we’ll delve deeper to better understand why it’s become such a hot topic right now as well as look at data from a range of sources on U.S. employer willingness to sponsor international MBAs who require legal documentation such as the H1-B. Why Are H1-B Visas Such a Big Deal Right Now? International students attending business school in the United States with hopes of remaining there to work after... Read more »

Last Updated May 1, 2017 by

To Pre-MBA Boot Camp or Not? How to Spend Your Summer Before Business School 

It used to be that you got into business school, gave notice at your job, maybe spent some time backpacking through some faraway part of the world, and then showed up on campus ready to start your next chapter. Today, though, recruiters who are eager to meet with promising members of the Class of 2019 host dozens of pre-MBA boot camps and other networking events over the summer. And that can leave those who don’t take part at risk of feeling left behind on the first day of school. Summer Pre-MBA Events: What You Need to Know If you think... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 31, 2017 by

Fridays from the Frontline: February 2017 MBA Mama of the Month Charanya Kannan

To close out Women’s History Month, we are delighted to feature another amazing woman balancing the demands of pursuing her MBA with the demands of raising a family. Harvard Business School (HBS) second-year MBA student Charanya Kannan was named MBA Mama of the Month for February 2017 by our content partner, MBA Mama. A wife and mother of one, Kannan began her career as a TV anchor in her native India. She went on to earn an engineering degree and a diploma in management from Bombay and to join the Tata Group’s leadership program. Tata sent her to South Korea... Read more »

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