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Last Updated Nov 8, 2016 by

Clear Admit Debuts New MBA Careers Section to Aid Prospective MBA Applicants

In our 15 years of engaging with MBA applicants here at Clear Admit, we’ve noticed a gaping hole when it comes to how well applicants fully understand their career goals and post-MBA options. Many applicants tell us they want to work in consulting, banking, technology…but when pressed, it becomes clear that few of them truly know and understand what post-MBA jobs in those fields really look like—or how vastly experiences can differ from employer to employer even within the same industry. With this in mind, we are pleased to announce the launch of a new section on the Clear Admit... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 30, 2016 by

UC Irvine / Merage Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

With the release of the 2016-2017 Irvine / Merage essay topics, we wanted to offer some guidance to applicants. This year, Irvine / Merage asks MBA applicants for a typical career goals essay and offers space for additional information. Let’s take a closer look at each essay.   2016-2017 UC Irvine / Merage Essay Topic Analysis Essay 1 Please describe your short-term and long-term career goals and how your current professional experiences relate to these goals. Explain why you are pursuing an MBA degree at this point in your career. Specifically, how will the Merage MBA help you accomplish these goals?... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 12, 2016 by

Real Humans of MBA Admissions: Dawna Levenson of MIT Sloan School of Management

If you’ve got the MIT Sloan School of Management in your sights for the coming application season, you’re very likely busy putting the finishing touches on your Round 1 application—due Thursday. What better time to get a glimpse into the woman who heads MBA admissions for the school? Dawna Levenson has been in her current role as director of MIT Sloan Admissions since March 2013, but she’s been at the school for much longer than that. When she arrived in November 2007, it was as associate director of academic programs for the School of Engineering, and she had been reading... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 20, 2016 by

Top MBA Recruiters: JPMorgan Chase

The largest bank in the United States, JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a multinational banking and financial services holding company based in New York, New York. JPMorgan Chase is one of the Big Four banks of the United States, along with Bank of America, Citigroup and Wells Fargo. According to Bloomberg, in October 2011, JPMorgan Chase surpassed Bank of America as the largest American bank by assets. JPMorgan is also the world’s sixth largest bank by total assets, with total assets of $2.35 trillion, and the fifth largest public company in the world, according to the Forbes Global 2000. The bank... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 14, 2016 by

Best Bets for Banking: Business Schools That Help Land Jobs at Prestige Firms

Admittedly, the percentage of MBA students clamoring for jobs in investment banking is not what it once was. Thanks, 2008 global financial crisis. Nevertheless, the allure of exciting, highly compensated work that provides an opportunity to advance at break-neck speed in terms of both responsibility and pay still makes many a job-seeking MBA student weak in the knees. With annual starting salaries around $125,000—to say nothing of standard bonuses and other compensation—investment banking draws a significant portion of graduating MBAs at many top schools. And it’s not just about the money. Heading into investment banking also lets you work with... Read more »

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