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Episode 74: Wire Taps—Making a Career Change, Choosing a Business School While on the Waitlist and More

Clear Admit’s admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, are here with another podcast episode of Wire Taps to provide applicants and accepted candidates with tips on how to make the most of MBA admissions. This week, they dig into posts to MBA ApplyWire and MBA DecisionWire to offer strategic... Read more »

Fridays from the Frontline: Moving to the States with My Daughter to Pursue an MBA at HBS and Switch Careers

The MBA is a vehicle for change, especially for those looking to switch careers and refine their professional trajectory.  The transition to business school comes with its own changes, such as location, lifestyle and more. For Yaping Wang, current Harvard MBA student and former product innovation researcher at Mars Foods,... Read more »

Vanderbilt Owen Outlines How to Finish an MBA Application in 7 Days

The MBA application deadlines are fast approaching, so the admissions team at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management recently offered strategic tips for completing an MBA application in just seven days.  Read on for their daily advice. Day 1 Gathering information and create a comprehensive checklist of what you will... Read more »

Fuqua / Duke MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

Interviewer atmosphere was serious/to the point. Interview lasted an hour in length. The questions comprised of mostly traditional questions with a few oddballs: -Tell me about yourself? -Why an MBA? -Why Fuqua? -Standard “Tell me about a time” questions Oddballs: -If you had to build a team, what attributes would... Read more »

Fuqua / Duke MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-campus Shanghai

This was done at 11 am on a Saturday at the 23rd floor of a Marriott hotel in Shanghai. I was the only foreigner there that I could tell. I arrived a little earlier, and joined a bunch of other candidates who were there for the 11 am interviews (others... Read more »

NYU Stern MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Off-Campus Shanghai

30 minute interview in an office in NYU Shanghai. I booked it in the morning at 10:30 so the office itself was really empty. I booked it with an admissions officer, who had already looked through my files. Her first question was “what do you wish for me to ask... Read more »

Harvard Business School MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Off-Campus Hub

I am a re-applicant and I interviewed with Andrew Elrick (Executive Director of David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It seems like he does all interviews in Brazil, and I did not have another HBS person in the room. After greeting my interviewer, he thanked... Read more »

Wharton MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / On-Campus

The group interview was very straight forward. I had a one-minute pitch prepared. Each member gave their pitch, we developed a proposal stemming from the prompt and finished with one minute to spare. I think as long as you balance being a good team player with letting your personality shine... Read more »

Harvard Business School MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / On-Campus

– What have you done with your time since arriving to Boston? – Tell me about your international assignment? How was that experience challenging? – How important is X initiative to your overall company? – I see you made a low grade in class X in college – why was... Read more »

Real Humans of UCLA Anderson MBA Class of 2021

We are pleased to continue our Real Humans: MBA Students series with a trip to L.A., which is home to the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Their new Class of 2021 is a diverse cohort of students, including 34 percent women, 33 percent international students, and 29 percent ethnic minorities... Read more »

MBA Essay Tips for Round 2 from Dartmouth Tuck

As the Round 2 deadline approaches, Dartmouth Tuck’s Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Luke Anthony Peña recently took to the Tuck 360 Blog to offer prospective students advice on admissions essays. Luke Anthony Peña, Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business As... Read more »

21 Days to Go: MIT Sloan Round 2 MBA Deadline

Attention all applicants, the MIT Sloan Round 2 MBA deadline of January 21, 2020 is just 21 days out!  All materials must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Need help with your MIT MBA application? Clear Admit has all the news, resources, and advice to make sure your application... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions, December 30, 2019-January 3, 2020

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! It’s All About Getting Ready for the January Rounds!  Round 1 is now behind us for most programs, and Round 2 is just around the corner.... Read more »

Episode 73: Wire Taps—Product Manager, Seeking Social Impact and Choosing Between Schools

The mountain of Round 2 deadlines is just around the corner, and lucky MBA applicants are also trying to choose a business school based on good news from Round 1.  Clear Admit’s admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, step up in this episode of Wire Taps to provide applicants... Read more »

10% of Full-Time MBAs Got Low-Rate Student Loans from LeverEdge

Many 2020 presidential candidates have made student debt a major talking point—and for good reason. According to Forbes, 45 million Americans currently owe over $1.5 trillion in student loan debt. In the realm of business school, Bloomberg Businessweek notes that nearly 30 percent of MBA students at top MBA programs... Read more »

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