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  • The following IESE MBA interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! The interview itself is very conversational. Adcom is friendly and attentive. Focused on firstly extracurricular activities during college, and then career goals. Expressed some concerns for CG (I aim for a career switch) and then switched ... Read More

  • On behalf of everyone here at Stacy Blackman Consulting, today we’d like to wish our U.S.-based readers and clients a lovely Thanksgiving and a joyous holiday season.

    In this time of gratitude, we give thanks for you, our loyal blog readers. We appreciate your confidence in our work and are grateful that you’ve chosen us as a trusted resource ... Read More

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    by EssaySnark on November 26, 2015

    Today is Thanksgiving in the States – gobble gobble! Tomorrow is a holiday, too, though the ‘Snark may be popping in from time to time in case anyone is diligently writing essays and needs help! Otherwise: Happy eating/drinking/shopping/sleeping! Read More

  • In this week’s Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, we take a look at how the business school community is getting into the gratitude-filled season that surrounds Thanksgiving. MIT / Sloan students decided to show their thanks through a fun photo booth setup: Jose Miguel Belloso Lara on Thank-A-Thon and three lessons learned from fall […]

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  • One of the most sought after graduate degrees is indubitably the MBA: there are many reasons for this, some related to the demand for top flight management professionals in today’s world, and some related to the opportunities that an MBA degree open up.

    We get many questions from people we coach about whether the MBA will still be a valuable ... Read More

  • This post has been republished in its entirety from its original source, UCLA Anderson School of Management MBA program grad Brian Thomas was still a student when he raised the money to start his business, Clutter, a self-storage company that offers a mobile app and customized packing and delivery services. Thomas has described Clutter ... Read More

  • So we’ve been known to throw cold water on the idea of using bschool to launch a business.

    Yet the schools are putting more and more focus on this, and it’s certainly a shift in work and society, in that more and more of us will need to be entrepreneurial in how we manage our careers.

    (Consider the source: EssaySnark has done the startup ... Read More

  • At 5:00PM EST on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, our newsletter subscribers will receive a special freebie in their inbox. Don’t suffer from FOMO. Sign up today to be in the know on this deal (and any future deals). Benefits of signing up for the Clear Admit Newsletter: A Free Clear Admit Product. We must be […]

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  • While many folks in the U.S. celebrate the arrival of Thanksgiving (or an excuse to watch American football and pig out on decadent sweet and savory treats), there are others who cringe at the idea of cooking an extravagant multi-course feast. If you’re wondering what late night calls to the Butterball turkey help line have […]

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  • That was a question we got after our post on how to do the Booth essay. Can you write an essay-essay for Booth? Instead of a PowerPoint-essay? Of course you can. But is it OPTIMAL? That’s a question only you (or perhaps with EssaySnark’s help) can answer. It really depends on what you have to…

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  • Imagine an extracurricular that makes your child more aware of the wide world around them and helps teach them about the importance of their ability to shape it.

    Admissions committees love community service extracurriculars. So do I, and so do all of our consultants here at Admissionado. But, WHY?

    Participating in community service benefits so many ... Read More

  • The following Emory / Goizueta MBA interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! The interview was very down to earth. Katie from Admissions is very easy to talk to and listened intently to my interests in the program as well as asked me questions regarding my current position. She asked […]

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  • As decision time neared for her MBA enrollment, Anjali Shahani was leaning toward the MBA Evening Program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. She was originally pursuing a part-time program to retain her position at the highly coveted World Bank Group. Like any good researcher, she attended information sessions and joined various ... Read More

  • For many applicants who have applied in Round 1, now is a time of great stress and uncertainty that is likely testing your patience. This is because any of the following scenarios might apply to you: You have been denied by schools without the opportunity to interview You have interviews scheduled with schools, but not […]

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  • In this weekly series, we provide a brief rundown of what we know is happening in the week ahead, as far as admissions related MBA deadlines and decisions are concerned at the top business schools. There are no application deadlines for this week for the schools which we cover, and overall it will be a […]

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  • Since we spent most of last week freaking you out about how hard it is to get in this year, we figured we may as well start digging into some actual essay-writing advice, to help you get on that horse and ride it. We’ll start with Booth. There’s a simple way to answer the Booth…

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  •   We’ve all been there at some point in our lives…

    •    That super-cool high-school classmate you invited to your prom turns you down. •    The morning you discovered that (spoiler alert) there’s not really a Tooth Fairy. •    A “sure thing, can’t miss” ... Read More

  • Since shaking up the MBA interview process in 2012 with their innovative group discussion, Wharton recently released a new format for their group interview.

    This year instead of asking more abstract questions, applicants are now put in groups of four to six and asked this question:

    “Picture yourself as a core member of a student-run club’s Conference ... Read More

  • In light of the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris last week, we hereby dedicate this week’s Top #MBA Tweets of the Week to the victims, their families and anyone affected by these senseless acts of violence. MBA programs, in their own ways, showed that the business school community is truly a global one. UT Austin […]

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  • Business School is not just something that will assure you your dream job, though that will also happen. It is also something that will change your life for the better, and give you enough memories for ten lifetimes. It’s a little hard to pinpoint a few things that make it special, but here’s a fun way.

    In this special Jamboree in depth look, we ... Read More

  • Students looking to challenge themselves academically may find themselves wondering which courses will best prepare them for higher education.

    While AP courses remain the most popular option for students to challenge themselves outside of the standard curriculum, an increasing number of high schools in the US are offering the International Baccalaureate ... Read More

  • Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from admissions blogs at the top business schools. This week’s MBA Admissions Mashup takes a look at the first couple of weeks at business school in addition to a couple thoughts on U. Chicago Booth’s unusual essay prompt and advice from London Business School on […]

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  • Not every MBA student heads to business school with the start-up itch, but the numbers who do are growing. In fact, 28 percent of business school applicants plan to start their own business, up from 19 percent just five years ago today, according to the most recent Prospective Student Survey Report from the Graduate Management […]

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  • The following Columbia MBA interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by an Early Decision applicant. Good luck to them! I recently completed my CBS interview with an alum. It was pretty conversational. She started off asking several resume based questions. She then questioned me about my career goals and how my current work experience […]

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  • By Judith Silverman Hodara

    It’s that time of year again, when Wharton is inviting applicants to interview and as former Acting Director of MBA Admissions at Wharton, I have a good sense of what Wharton is looking for in the team-based discussion. With so many highly qualified applicants on paper, the team discussion allows applicants to demonstrate ... Read More