Latest Articles from Admissions Consultant Blogs

  • MCAT Survival Tips This post originally appeared on the Magoosh MCAT blog.

    While many MCAT posts are directed at studying for the MCAT and preparing for your application to medical school. This post will focus on MCAT survival tips for the actual day of your exam. While there is a lot to do to prepare for the MCAT, there are some actually very practical ... Read More

  • Deposit deadlines for Round 1 decisions are looming, many successful applicants are facing the enviable – but often agonizing — decision of choosing between programs. Though we know that those of you in this position will already be juggling an overwhelming amount of information about the schools on your short lists, we wanted to offer a few pointers ... Read More

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

    I had the interview through Skype with an adcom member. The interview was quite relaxed and the adcom was very friendly.

    Here are the questions:

    – Introduce about yourself – Why do you want to do ... Read More

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

    I was invited to interview in December and scheduled my interview for early January. Stern wants students to attend in person and interview on campus. I booked a hotel for the night before my interview near Penn station. ... Read More

  • Welcome to the Week Ahead. 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.

    This is quiet with respect to deadlines. More schools will start to release interview invites for Round 2 candidates, Harvard ... Read More

  • The problem with lying.

    by EssaySnark on January 23, 2017

    Welcome to a new world, Brave Supplicant.

    Today we’ll invite you to click over to a post that went up on Medium last night: The problem with lying. Read More

  • Next month, the British Council—the United Kingdom’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities—has planned a U.S. roadshow to help promote graduate management education in the United Kingdom in general while also raising the profile of 14 U.K. business schools.

    Part of the British Council’s many responsibilities ... Read More

  • Breaking Down the GRE Quantitative Section  Every GRE test taker will face two scored quantitative sections of 20 questions each, receiving a score between 130 and 170. The GRE quantitative section largely covers topics from pre-algebra math classes, so if it’s been awhile since you’ve taken high school math, you may want to brush up on your basics!

    Just ... Read More

  • In this edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, we round up how the business school community marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a holiday commemorating the Civil Rights Movement leader.

    Many schools, including NYU / Stern, Northwestern / Kellogg, and Washington University / Olin, shared some of his most inspiring words:

    Powerful words from a man ... Read More

  • Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. Now that most of the Round 2 deadlines for the schools that we cover have passed, the blogosphere is admittedly a bit quiet. However, we were able to find some timely admissions advice, a look ahead at Wharton’s Welcome Weekend as well as ... Read More

  • Breaking into a career in venture capital, even with an MBA, isn’t necessarily easy. It’s something that many MBAs are interested in achieving, but that few MBAs have the support to make possible. And that’s why the MBA Venture Fellows Program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is so interesting.

    The program is a collaboration ... Read More

  • All About Interviewing

    by EssaySnark on January 18, 2017

    At risk of repeating ourselves – we say this every round – there’s a few things you need to remember when it comes to interviewing:

    1. The timing of when you get the interview invite matters not at all. For most schools, there’s no rhyme or reason to it. The main exception to this is Harvard where the bulk of their invites come ... Read More

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    University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business has released an employment report for their MBA Class of 2016. Compared to last year’s data, alums’ average income has edged up, as have the number of grads taking jobs in consulting and technology.

    A solid 93 percent of alums were offered ... Read More

  • So…it’s a new year and you are likely setting goals. If one of your goals for 2017 is to apply to business school, NOW is the time to build out your leadership profile! While giving blood, participating in charity runs and making financial contributions to worthy causes are noble endeavors, they are not viewed by... View Article

    The post Getting ... Read More

  • When working through GMAT Quantitative problems, at times some students will comment, “well, I solved this problem this way, so that’s fine right???”

    Totally. As we’ve covered in quite a few posts, there are always several different ways to get to the correct answer for a problem solving or data sufficiency question. However, there ... Read More

  • The responsibilities of a Dean vary broadly but, in sum, are even more challenging that those faced by the CEOs of Fortune 100 corporations. B-school deans develop and manage relationships with internal constituents, including students, faculty, staff and other senior leaders within the same university. Deans serve as the official liaison with external ... Read More

  • While business schools require candidates to submit anywhere from 1-3 recommendations as part of the regular admissions process, we’re devoting this admissions tip to a lesser known relative of the formal recommendation: the letter of support. The letter of support is very different from a typical letter of recommendation, in ways that we will detail ... Read More

  • Accomplishments constitute the bread and butter of personal statements and application essays. That may sound straightforward, however, a fascinating brainstorming session of Accepted admissions consultants reveals that applicants don’t always know what an accomplishment is. What goes into this application staple? And how can you analyze your own ... Read More

  • Welcome back to The Week Ahead. 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.

    Last week, many leading MBA programs had their Round 2 deadlines. This week will be very quiet, although some schools ... Read More

  • Now that most Round 2 deadlines are behind us and the frenzy of another MBA admissions season is winding down, we wanted to step back and catch our breath and acknowledge some of those hard working admissions teams out there. We’ve done this before, with a few posts in the “adcoms that we love” series that we started five years ago, ... Read More

  • The following UNC MBA interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant. Good luck to them!

    I am an American currently working in China, so I scheduled a Skype interview (11:45pm China time). The interviewer from the adcom called right on time. He was calling from his office and the setting was fairly casual as ... Read More

  • Creating and conveying a career vision is an elemental part of your MBA application. It’s about portraying a clear picture of where you’ve been, where you are headed, and why an MBA is essential for getting you there. B-schools are looking for students who are poised to get the most value from their MBA experience by going on to great things in ... Read More