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Sep 8, 2015

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Admissions Director Q&A: Wharton’s Frank DeVecchis

Way back in February, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School named a new director of MBA admissions. Aside from an immediate flurry of coverage here and elsewhere about this Wharton “insider” Frank DeVecchis stepping in, little else has been heard since. What gives? As was reported then, DeVecchis does know... Read more »

Aug 19, 2015

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Admissions Director Q&A: Julie Barefoot of Emory’s Goizueta Business School

School’s in session at Emory’s Goizueta Business School! Just as students were beginning to stream onto the Atlanta campus for both the full-time and executive MBA programs, Associate Dean of Admissions Julie Barefoot made time to discuss all things Goizueta with Clear Admit. We are so grateful to her. Barefoot... Read more »

Aug 11, 2015

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Admissions Director Q&A: David Simpson of London Business School

London Business School (LBS) shared its essay questions for the upcoming application season with Clear Admit even before posting them to its own website! That’s the kind of special treatment we love around here. As if that weren’t enough, LBS Admissions Director David Simpson then made time for a wide-ranging... Read more »

Aug 6, 2015

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Admissions Director Q&A: Sara Neher of UVA’s Darden School of Business

We recently caught up with Sara Neher, director of MBA admissions at Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia (UVA), who had just returned from a family trip to celebrate her dad’s 70th birthday in the mountains of Colorado. Trading one beautiful environment for another, she’s back now... Read more »

Jul 16, 2015

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Chicago Booth Admissions Director Reveals Origins of Unusual New Essay Prompt

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business has done it again. Seven years ago the school made waves when it invited applicants to respond to its essay prompts via PowerPoint presentation. This year, the school has decided to go even further—innovating on its prior innovation. Applicants now are instructed... Read more »

Jul 14, 2015

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Admissions Director Offers Advice on Kellogg’s New Essay Questions

We caught up with Director of Admissions Beth Tidmarsh late last week to discuss the new essay questions posted by the Kellogg School of Mangement on July 8th. Though the wording and order of the questions has changed slightly this year, applicants are asked, like last year, to respond to two required... Read more »

Jun 30, 2015

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Fuqua Admissions Dean Dishes on Essays and Life

It’s not every admissions director who will make time during her vacation to discuss how prospective business school applicants should approach their essays. And yet Liz Riley Hargrove, associate dean for admissions at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, did just that. Speaking from North Carolina’s Outer Banks this morning,... Read more »

Jun 16, 2015

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Georgetown McDonough’s Shari Hubert Points to Subtle Changes in New Application

Refreshed following a two-day staff retreat, the head of admissions at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business took time this morning to share with Clear Admit her advice to prospective candidates on how to approach the school’s application for the Class of 2018. Though its essay question remains unchanged from... Read more »

Jun 11, 2015

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NYU Stern Head of Admissions Offers Advice on Essays Posted Today

Just after New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business posted its essay questions for the 2015-16 admissions cycle this morning, Assistant Dean of MBA Admissions Isser Gallogly got on the phone with Clear Admit to share some advice on what the school is looking for in prospective applicants’ responses.... Read more »

Jun 10, 2015

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McCombs Director of MBA Admissions Weighs in on Essays, Application Changes

The McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin earlier this week posted its essay questions for the 2015-16 application season. Though the prompts remain largely the same as last year, McCombs Director of MBA Admissions Rodrigo Malta had several interesting tidbits of news to share yesterday in... Read more »

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