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Jun 26, 2017

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Real Humans of MBA Admissions: Rebekah Lewin of the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School

It’s early summer, which means that admissions directors have emerged from reading applications for a brief window of time before hitting the road to recruit the next batch of candidates. And that’s afforded those of us here at Clear Admit the opportunity to connect with many of them and reprise... Read more »

Jun 23, 2017

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Fridays from the Frontline: Why David Washer Pursued a Dartmouth Tuck Joint MBA/MPH Degree 

For David Washer, who knew he wanted to pursue a career serving the social sector and striving for social justice, a joint MBA/MPH (Master of Public Health) degree seemed like just the ticket. In the post that follows, he shares why the Dartmouth Tuck Joint MBA/MPH degree made the most... Read more »

Jun 22, 2017

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Admissions Director Q&A: Alex Lawrence of the UCLA Anderson School of Management

Alex Lawrence, an alumnus of the UCLA Anderson School of Management (MBA ’99), took the helm as the school’s assistant dean of MBA admissions and financial aid in August 2012. Lawrence knows the school well. Five years after receiving his MBA, he returned to campus in 2004 to serve as... Read more »

Jun 22, 2017

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Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: #Panels

As part of the educational experience, business schools often host panels of experts or experienced professionals on various topics and issues; in this edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, we’re rounding up panel activity across MBA programs. Wharton showcased lessons from their FinTech panel from the latest Innovation... Read more »

Jun 21, 2017

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Interview with the Dean: SMU Cox School of Business

Since 1997, Albert W. Niemi, Jr. has served as the dean of the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University (SMU Cox) in Dallas. He is also currently the Cox School’s Tolleson Chair in Business Leadership, as well as the William J. O’Neil Chair in Global Markets and... Read more »

Jun 20, 2017

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New GMAT Feature Offers Test-Taking Personalization

For hopeful business school students taking the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), a significant change will be going into effect on July 11, 2017. Previously, those taking the GMAT tackled exam sections in a set order: Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, and finally the Verbal section. The amendment made by the Graduate... Read more »

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    Chicago Booth MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

    Following up on the release of the University of Chicago Booth MBA essay topics for 2017-2018, we wanted to offer some guidance to applicants as they prepare to tackle this potentially challenging pro

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    Following up on the release of the 2017-2018 NYU / Stern Essay Topics, we wanted to share some advice for applicants targeting the NYU MBA Class of 2020. NYU Stern Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018Let

    Berkeley / Haas MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

    Now that the Haas MBA essay topics have been announced for the 2017-2018 season, we wanted to offer our thoughts on how to approach each of these prompts for business school applicants targeting the

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    INSEAD Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-campus

    The following INSEAD interview questions report was submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant who was accepted. Congratulations to them! My first alumni interview went rather well – I

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    Harvard Business School Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Off-Campus Hub

    The following Harvard Business School / HBS interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant who was admitted. Congratulations to them! Only 1 interviewer. Frien

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    Careers and Financial Aid

    MBA Jobs Plentiful, Visa Worries Not a Deterrent for International Hires, According to Latest GMAC Employer Survey

    The release today of the annual GMAC employer survey report from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) means the time has come once again to read the tea leaves as far as what the year ahea

    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 underst

    Defining Your Post-MBA Career Goals

    Though essay prompts tend to vary year to year, the two things that nearly every prospective student can count on being asked are “What are your short-term and long-term post-MBA goals?” and “H

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