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  • Thank you to everyone who submitted an interview report as part of our January-long contest and to all who voted! As promised, here is the winning MBA interview report, earning the applicant a $100 Amazon Gift Card: Stanford MBA Interview Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-campus Congratulations and good luck this admissions season! Don’t […]

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  • The following Yale SOM interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant. Good luck to them! I had a great experience interviewing at Yale SOM. A second-year student interviewed me and asked very general questions. There were no curveballs. It was quite conversational. I was asked to give a background on my career […]

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  • Or maybe you already have.

    There’s this movie that’s still making its way through some theaters in the U.S. called The Big Short (LOL no idea how that American Pie video got copied in here again!! eeek! fixed now):

    It’s based on a Michael Lewis book. He’s the guy who wrote Moneyball about how statistics changed baseball, ... Read More

  • Here’s a fact you may not have known: Several of today’s leading technology innovators share one thing in common—a Montessori education. Yep, Google’s Larry Page and Sergei Brin, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, and SimCity creator Will Wright were all educated as children using the self-directed, hands-on, collaborative ... Read More

  • The time has come for many Round 1 applicants to make a decision about where they will attend business school in the fall. Monday was the Round 1 deposit deadline at Harvard Business School (HBS), and tomorrow deposits are due at Chicago Booth, Duke’s Fuqua School, Northwestern’s Kellogg School, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School ... Read More

  • If you missed the GMAT data presented yesterday, you may want to go back and check that out first.

    Continuing on…

    In a EMBA admissions posting recently, the Wharton team mentioned strategies about when to apply in Round 1 versus Round 2, saying that sometimes it’s better to delay in order to have time to retake the GMAT.

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  • Each year, the top National Football League teams compete in the Super Bowl and, in this edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, we’re rounding up how this main event captured the attention of the business school community. While the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers battled on the field, business school students and professors […]

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  • Every Wednesday, we share a round up of the latest news from admissions blogs at the top business schools. If you’ve already checked out MBA LiveWire, you may have noticed that over the past couple of weeks it’s been lighting up with interview invites from Wharton, Michigan / Ross, London Business School and Cornell / Johnson. Given […]

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  • Homelessness is uncomfortable and destabilizing at the best of times, but especially painful during cold and snowy East Coast winters.

    For that reason, students of Harvard University have run the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter every winter since 1983. From November 1 to April 15, the shelter hosts 30 people each night on a two-week or nightly lottery ... Read More

  • EXPARTUS MBA Admissions

    One of the most important things you can do during this stressful time of applying and waiting to hear from your top b-schools is to find the love in the entire process. That may sound a little out there, but it’s true.

    Regardless of whether you are dating, married, or single – you should ... Read More

  • In choosing among the different Executive MBA programs, then we are going to toot that same horn that we so often do about rankings. Sure, the ranking and reputation of your bschool matters. Yeah yeah yeah we know that it does.


    If you’re actually looking at the program and the education and the experience that you will have then we have ... Read More

  • The following IE Business School interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant who was admitted. Congratulations to them! The interview took place in an office space the interviewer was borrowing. He was very friendly and easy to speak to. He did not necessarily ask me questions about my résumé, but instead brought […]

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  • The following INSEAD interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant who was accepted. Congratulations to them! I had two interviews for INSEAD both at local coffee shops. In both interviews it was clear that they wanted to get a sense if I would be a good cultural fit for the school above all […]

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  • The following Yale SOM interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant. Good luck to them! Overall the interview was very pleasant. The questions were straightforward and conversational, and there were no real surprises. She dug into details here and there. I was expecting a few curveballs based on the interview archives and […]

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  • You may have heard that the Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl on Sunday—and even that the team’s star Peyton Manning became the winningest quarterback in National Football League (NFL) history. But according to marketing students at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, bragging rights go to Toyota for its ad promoting the Prius, which ... Read More

  • With the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania scheduled to send out Round 2 interview invitations today, we know many of you are probably anxiously awaiting word. We’re sending you all good luck. According to school representatives, all invitations will go out at once—at 12 p.m. EST—and applicants will receive an email alerting them ... Read More

  • Continuing on with more thoughts on the EMBA from yesterday: There really is no excuse NOT to do the campus visit when applying to an EMBA since, theoretically, you’re local to the school. Yes, it’s true that more and more students are commuting further distances to an EMBA and other part-time formats. We’ve seen plenty…

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  • The following Yale SOM interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant. Good luck to them! I attended Yale’s first Super Interview Day of Round 2. The interview was part of a full day that included a SOM tour, a full Yale campus tour, a presentation from Dean Snyder, a faculty […]

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  • The road to grad school can be a long one with several moving pieces. In last week’s blog, we talked about the GMAT and the importance of creating a plan for preparation. This week, we’re going to take a look at some of the key decision points that you’ll need to make, some of which […]

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  • EXPARTUS MBA Admissions

    No matter how much we believe in the work that we do here at EXPARTUS, there is nothing that compares to the real life stories from the people we have worked with.

    A former client, who is earning his EMBA at London Business School, was worried about how his age and lack of experience would affect ... Read More

  • Are you ready for your MBA interview? Test your knowledge of the interview process at the leading business schools by taking our short quiz! We promise you’ll learn a thing or two along the way. Plus, there’s a special offer for anyone who completes the quiz…

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  •   While almost every business school requires that applicants have a 1-on-1 interview prior to admission, Wharton has taken this aspect to a higher level with its Team-based Discussion (TBD). After scrutinizing applications, the admissions committee invites a subset of Wharton applicants  to convene as group of 4-5 for a 35-minute dialogue ... Read More

  • The following Berkeley / Haas interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant.  I interviewed with a recent Haas alum at a local restaurant. The interview was conversational and the interviewer was very friendly. It lasted about an hour. Pretty standard questions, nothing too surprising. Questions: 1. Tell me about yourself. ... Read More

  • This story has been republished in its entirety from its original source, Recently, MBA programs have received a lot of criticism. Many business leaders and experts have claimed that the necessity of an MBA to achieve success is a myth. However, while there are examples of successful people like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and […]

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  • This is the second post in a four-part series I wrote to describe my experience applying to MBA programs. Here’s a link back to the first post about why I decided to apply in the first place, just in case you want to start at the beginning.

    A touch of background about my family’s academic background might be helpful in painting a partial ... Read More

  • Interviews, interviews, interviews…it’s all anyone seems to be talking about these days, and with good reason. Wharton is scheduled to release its interview decisions on Tuesday, Harvard Business School has already released its decisions, as have many other top schools. Instead of driving yourself crazy with worry, why not buckle down and perfect ... Read More

  • On February 9, Wharton will release invitations to its Group Interviews (“Team Based Discussions” or “The Wharton TBD”). If you haven’t done so already, please review our dedicated post for preparation tips for your team based discussion. As in previous rounds, MBA Admissions Advisors will be holding several mock group ... Read More

  • 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. Interview invites for Round 2 applicants continue to roll out for many of the schools we cover, as reported on MBA LiveWire. […]

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