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  • Having helped a number of first round applicants prepare for their Wharton interview, we are excited about the school’s round one decision notifications on Thursday, December 15, 2016.

    Notification time

    Admitted students usually receive a phone call by 5pm EST, and although there is no explicit rule, the school tends to start calling applicants ... Read More

  • This is big news that was announced last month on the official website of the GMAT: “Candidates can't exceed five GMAT exams within a 12-month period or the eight lifetime GMAT exams (lifetime limit updated November 2016).”

    There was previously no lifetime limit.  Now there is.  I guess this means that GMAT prep instructors will not be able ... Read More

  • On Wednesday, December 14, 2016, Harvard Business School will be sending round-one notifications to applicants who went through the interview process this fall.

    50% to 60% of interviewed applicants should receive an offer from HBS. HBS Classroom

    Harvard Business School’s admissions rate has been pretty steady in recent years, and we do not ... Read More

  • Because law schools use a rolling admissions cycle, it is often daunting to figure out each school’s application deadline, if they have one at all, and what one should do if the stated deadline has passed. “Hard” vs. “Soft” Law School Deadlines Because of the rolling nature of the law school admissions cycle, candidates submit... View Article

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    This week brought not one but two rankings of international business schools: Financial Times’s 2016 ranking of European business schools and Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2016 ranking of non-U.S. business schools.

    This year, London Business School is the big winner, grabbing the number one spot ... Read More

  • We got this email out of the blue about a week ago and asked permission to share it – because it was exciting for us, and we hope it may be inspiring for you, too.

    Hello EssaySnark, Not sure if this is the right email address, but I couldn’t find any other with a quick search on the website.

    The first time I read about EssaySnark was on ... Read More

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    Starting an impact investing fund is no small task. Case in point: Stanford Graduate School of Business’s Impact Fund has been in the works for three years.

    In 2013, a group of students approached Stanford GSB’s Center for Social Innovation about creating a fund that would give students hands-on ... Read More

  • Newly appointed Dean Mark Taylor of Washington University’s Olin School of Business in St. Louis wasn’t sure at the start of his career if academics was the path for him. 

    “I didn’t know whether I wanted to be an academic and change the world in terms of producing research that was impactful, or whether I wanted to work in the finance ... Read More

  • A recent article on the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) website details the first investment made by the Stanford GSB Impact Fund in Geneticure, a pharmocogenetic testing company “working on a better diagnostic test for hypertension [to] quickly identify which treatment will work best for which patient.”

    On the process of vetting potential ... Read More

  • Business education is not only a stepping-stone in one’s career, but also supports analysis of the jobs markets and global economy; in this edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, we round up posts running the gamut of in-office dynamics to global jobs issues.

    The culture of a workplace can hurt or help the bottom line, and MIT / Sloan examined what ... Read More

  • It’s December! Most people treat the final weeks of the year as “down time” -- a chance to kick back, chill out, relax, shop and socialize. However, if a future MBA education is high on your wish list, then the holiday season represents a golden opportunity to strengthen your candidacy and improve your chances for admission.  ... Read More

  • Last week, Clear Admit was pleased to partner with Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business to offer an informative webinar about how best to develop a career plan prior to getting your MBA. More than 100 participants signed up for the online event, which was led by Kelley Executive Director of Graduate Career Services Eric Johnson. An interactive ... Read More

  • The following UVA / Darden MBA interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them!

    I’m very glad I prepared ahead of time for this interview. My interviewer was the Associate Dean of Admissions! After I got over my nerves at the beginning the conversation went very smoothly. The interview was ... Read More

  • There’s no doubt that interacting with classmates is one of the best parts about attending an MBA program. That’s because when you surround yourself with excellence, you can’t help but excel yourself. And that’s definitely true at the USC Marshall School of Business MBA program. Not only are all Marshall MBA candidates top-tier, but they also ... Read More

  • Welcome back! Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. And, today we’re sharing insights from women-focused conferences and networking dinners, advice from Booth and HBS for Round 2 applicants, and a look at educational opportunities abroad.

    First for those of you considering ... Read More

  • Harvard Business School has taken first place for the sixth time in seven years in the new Poets&Quants ranking of the best MBA programs in the U.S. Stanford is in second place, Chicago Booth is in third, and Northwestern Kellogg and UPenn’s Wharton School are tied for fourth.

    This is also the sixth out of seven years that Booth has ranked higher ... Read More

  • The following NYU / Stern MBA interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them!

    Was a very easy going interview with a number of standard questions. Started off with an icebreaker about my undergrad experience. From there we went all over the place with some standard questions and some I hadn’t ... Read More

  • Reaching gender equity on business school campuses is far from just a women’s issue, which is precisely why the Forté Foundation is calling on men to get involved. Drawing on successful programs already underway on campuses spanning from Harvard Business School (HBS) to Stanford Graduate School of Business, Forté today announced its new Men as ... Read More

  • There seemed to be a trend hitting Snarkville last season, particularly in Round 2, where we had all these BSers writing in their essays to the top business schools about how “humble” they are. While we certainly appreciate that quality in a person – no really, despite the snark often coming from our direction, we…

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  • It’s hard to imagine what it might feel like to wake up on Christmas morning and see a brand new Lexus or Audi parked in the driveway, tied up in a giant red bow. Screaming, of course, would be a natural reaction. But the closest most of us ever come to this scenario is watching it unfold in television commercials.

    Those commercials capture the emotional ... Read More

  • Find Your Dream Job: A Mini-Guide Starting with High School by GraduationSource

    Many students graduate college with little to no idea about what they want to do. Like the admissions process, the job hunt process is growing increasingly competitive. And working a dead-end job where you feel more like a drone than a person is no way to really live your ... Read More

  • Stacey Eryn Chin, a recent graduate from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, headed off to work as a consultant for McKinsey in its San Francisco office. Prior to business school, Chin held roles that ranged from education and youth leadership development to venture philanthropy and social enterprise. “I loved the work I was doing before business ... Read More

  • Nobody likes to get a business school rejection email. But as former Admissions Directors, neither did we enjoy sending “thank you but no thank you” letters or emails to aspiring MBA students. We were very mindful as to how much candidates had invested – time, heart, and soul – as well as the aspirations that were pinned on admission – and ... Read More

  • Top-notch MBA programs aren’t just about coursework; they’re about the entire experience. Classroom learning can only take you so far. Employers want more than good grades and lecture attendance. They want practical experience, and that’s why the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University recently held an MBA Student Government Leadership ... Read More

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    “Every MBA is running; they’re either running from their last job, or they’re running toward their next job.” – Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business

    For the vast majority of MBA candidates, they’re running from their last job, and they know why they quit—they didn’t like their boss, salary, upward trajectory, ... Read More

  • In our last two posts (Part 1 and Part 2) we’ve covered overlaps between the GMAT and GRE for those students who find themselves in the situation of requiring both exams for dual degree programs.

    In this post, we’ll address how to dominate all things essays.

    First and foremost – this is not a creative writing exercise.

    Let us repeat ... Read More

  • We got this submitted the other day in our Request a Free Essay Review form thingie: Hey essaysnark, I am applying for multiple European and US schools as part of Round 2. Have been a regular reader of your blahg and simply love the candid, straight-forward style you use. I fall in what is called…

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  • As November has transitioned to December we have now reached ‘decision season’ for R1 applicants. By the third week of December the majority of leading programs will have released MBA admissions decisions for candidates who applied during Round 1. INSEAD and London Business School were first out of the gate several days ago, and Chicago Booth is ... Read More

  • Hey America… sorry to bother you; it’s me… Canada, remember… your fun-loving friend up north.

    Heard you just wrote your GMAT, checked the news and are looking for a place to chill. Well, we just made it easier for you as an International Student. Don’t just take my word, check out a recent article from Canadian Business Magazine.

    Our new ... Read More

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    At ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business, we understand that the return on your investment in a degree can’t be measured on a spreadsheet alone. It’s in the way your career progresses, the way you’re prepared for the challenges ahead and even in the example you set for your family.

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