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Fridays From the Frontline

Hello and welcome to Fridays From the Frontline, our boisterous bounce through the b-school blogosphere. This week applicants’ attentions were mostly focused on GMAT prep, while current students either graduated or began their internships. Carl Incognito reviewed the different GMAT prep materials he used before taking his exam. Yours Truly... Read more »

Audio Slideshow of New Yale School of Management Building Designs Now Available

Work is underway on the new Edward P. Evans Hall, which will rise at the northern end of the Yale University campus and serve as the new home to the Yale School of Management (SOM). Earlier this month, SOM posted an audio slideshow sharing detailed designs for the new building.... Read more »

INSEAD Essay Topics 2011-2012

The 2011-2012 INSEAD essay topics have been released!  The application can be accessed on INSEAD’s admissions website.  This year’s essay topics are as follows: Job Description Essays: Briefly summarise your current (or most recent) job, including the nature of work, major responsibilities, and, where relevant, employees under your supervision, size... Read more »

Twitter Thursdays: News from MBA Programs

Welcome to this week’s Twitter Thursdays, in which we set a spotlight on some of the top MBA programs on Twitter!   If you’re not following Clear Admit already, be sure to check us out on Twitter for updates, special prizes, admissions tips and breaking news.  We’ve also created a list of... Read more »

Clear Admit Attends Fourth Annual AIGAC Conference

Earlier this month, Clear Admit Co-founders Graham Richmond and Eliot Ingram, together with Senior Admissions Counselor Stacey Oyler, traveled to Palo Alto, CA, to attend the fourth annual Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC) members’ conference. In total, the conference drew more than 30 graduate admissions consultants representing 20... Read more »

Cornell / Johnson Essay Topic Analysis 2011-2012

As prospective students might have noticed when the Johnson School’s 2011-2012 application essay topics were announced last week, Cornell is shaking things up a bit this year.  The admissions committee has moved their goal-related prompt to the start of the set – a new place of prominence for this topic... Read more »

GMAT Tips: 5 Tips for Getting a Perfect Score on the GMAT Essay

Today’s GMAT Tip comes from our friends at Knewton.  In this article, they share advice on how to ace the AWA portion of the GMAT.  Read on to see what they have to say! A lot of good folks argue that your GMAT essays are meaningless, but don’t forget that... Read more »

HEC Paris Deadlines 2011-2012

The 2011-2012 HEC Paris deadlines have been released.  For candidates interested in September 2012 entry, the seven rounds are as follows: Round 1 Deadline: September 6, 2011 Notification: October 21, 2011 Round 2 Deadline: October 18, 2011 Notification: December 2, 2011 Round 3 Deadline: November 22, 2011 Notification: January 6,... Read more »

Summer and the Stanford Graduate School of Business

Prospective applicants who are considering the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) have several options for learning more about the school and its MBA program in the summer months ahead. For those who can visit the Palo Alto campus, information sessions will take place twice a week. And for those... Read more »

Analysis of Cornell / Johnson Essay 3: What legacy would you hope to leave as a Johnson graduate?

What legacy would you hope to leave as a Johnson graduate? (200 words) A new addition to the Cornell MBA application, this prompt asks applicants to go beyond their potential involvement in the school community and discuss some kind of lasting impact they’ll have on the program.  At its heart,... Read more »

Analysis of Cornell / Johnson Essay 2: You are the author for the book of Your Life Story. Please write the table of contents for the book.

You are the author for the book of Your Life Story. Please write the table of contents for the book. Note: Approach this essay with your unique style. We value creativity and authenticity. (400 words) This unusual prompt calls for a high-level and non-narrative overview of an applicant’s life to... Read more »

Michigan / Ross Essay Topic Analysis 2011-2012

Following up on last week’s announcement of the Michigan Ross essay topics for the coming admissions season, we’d like to offer some guidelines for and comments on each question as applicants begin thinking about potential topics. Ross has retained the basic format of last year’s essay set, with a very... Read more »

2011-2012 Clear Admit School Selection Guides Now Available!

We are pleased to announce the release of our 2011-2012 School Selection Guides for Consulting, Investment Banking, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Brand Management, and Healthcare.  These guides help MBA applicants understand career-specific offerings at leading MBA programs and identify the schools that will best support their career goals.  The Clear Admit... Read more »

Clear Admit to Present at GMAC Conference This Week

The Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), owner of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), will host its annual conference this week in Boston, drawing top admissions staff from schools around the globe that use the GMAT as an entrance requirement for admission. Clear Admit’s own Graham Richmond will moderate one... Read more »

Analysis of Cornell / Johnson Essay 1: What career do you plan to pursue upon completion of an MBA degree and why?

What career do you plan to pursue upon completion of an MBA degree and why? (400 words) This is a fairly typical career goals essay.  Although Johnson has dropped the follow-up question – “How will the Johnson School help you achieve this goal?” – that appeared in this prompt last... Read more »

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