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Nov 2, 2016

“Show Me the Money!” Say 2016 HBS Grads

What’s an MBA worth these days? Well, for the latest graduates out of Harvard Business School (HBS), total median pay topped out at $158,080—besting all other business schools yet to report employment data for the Class of 2016 and reflecting a 4.5 percent uptick over the $151,211 figure claimed by... Read more »

Oct 10, 2016

Harvard Life Lab to Open on Allston Innovation Corridor in November

Building on the successes of the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-Lab), established in 2011, and the Harvard Launch Lab, a start-up incubator that welcomed its first ventures in 2014, Harvard University will add another facility to the growing innovation corridor along Allston’s Western Avenue with the forthcoming Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab, scheduled... Read more »

Sep 29, 2016

Stanford GSB Class of 2018 Profile Reveals High GMATs, Increasing Diversity

Always one of the last schools to publish its class profile, Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) yesterday shared details about the Class of 2018, revealing a significantly rebounded average GMAT score and growing diversity. As the final class to be hand-selected by Derrick Bolton—the school’s longstanding admissions director who earlier this month left his... Read more »

Sep 20, 2016

Starting a Career in Tech After Your MBA

When getting your MBA, it’s easy to get caught up in the herd mentality. With hoards of classmates heading off to meet with top consulting firms or pursuing careers in investment banking, it can be tempting to simply go with the flow. But while many business school students do choose... Read more »

Sep 2, 2016

Fridays from the Frontline: Darden MBA Student on Google’s Great Perks

This week’s Fridays from the Frontline post comes to us from Jimmy Figueroa, a second-year MBA student at UVA’s Darden School of Business just back from his summer internship at Google in San Francisco. A veteran of New York’s financial services sector prior to business school, Figueroa had a no-nonsense... Read more »

Jul 29, 2016

Fridays from the Frontline: What It’s Really Like to Work at Amazon

Our Fridays from the Frontline this week comes from an MBA student at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business who has spent the summer interning at Amazon’s Seattle offices. A New York Times article last summer described the Amazon workplace in harsh terms, a “bruising” place where one... Read more »

Jun 13, 2016

MBAs and Google: How to Get an Inside Track

We all know about Google. We use it in our everyday lives to accomplish all sorts of tasks. Finding out what time the NBA Finals are on tonight, discovering a new recipe to cook or learning more about an interview subject all are made possible thanks to the world’s most powerful... Read more »

Jun 9, 2016

How These Haasies Landed Jobs at McKinsey, BCG, Apple, Facebook and Google

UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business hasn’t yet released employment statistics on its Class of 2016 graduates, which makes sense since barely a week has passed since they walked across the stage to collect their diplomas. Like most peer schools, Haas’s Career Management Group will share those details in the fall when they... Read more »

May 20, 2016

Fridays from the Frontline: Recent HBS Alum Turns Down Google to Found His Own Startup

Tim Chaves, a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Class of 2015, snagged a coveted internship at Google during the summer following his first year at HBS. His performance led Google to offer him a full-time job after graduation. He turned it down. Who turns down Google? He turned it down... Read more »

Apr 11, 2016

Why Is Amazon Hiring So Many MBAs?

When thinking about the largest tech sector companies in the world today, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Amazon are sure to top the list. Not only are these companies on the forefront of technological advancement in business and consumer electronics, they are also major players in the MBA job market. Of... Read more »

Feb 12, 2016

Tops for Tech: The Best Business Schools for Careers in Technology

Here’s a fact you may not have known: Several of today’s leading technology innovators share one thing in common—a Montessori education. Yep, Google’s Larry Page and Sergei Brin, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, and SimCity creator Will Wright were all educated as children using the self-directed, hands-on, collaborative... Read more »

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Accepted to London Business School via phone.
GPA: 2.86. GMAT: 710. New York.
Accepted to U. Chicago Booth via phone.
GMAT: 660. India.
Rejected at NYU Stern via portal.
GPA: 3.9. India.
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GPA: 3.6. London.
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Enrolled: Columbia
Admitted: Columbia
GMAT: 740 GPA: 8.4
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
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Enrolled: Columbia
Admitted: Columbia
GMAT: 740 GPA: 3.4
Post-MBA Career: Other
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Enrolled: Rice / Jones
Admitted: Rice / Jones
GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking
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Enrolled: Columbia
Admitted: Columbia
GMAT: 740 GPA: 3.73
Post-MBA Career: Private Equity
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Enrolled: Berkeley / Haas
Admitted: Berkeley / Haas, None
GMAT: 722
Post-MBA Career: Consulting

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