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Fridays from the Frontline

Keep abreast of the latest happenings in the business school blogosphere! This weekly column summarizes recent posts from MBA student and applicant blogs.


Fridays From the Frontline

Hello and welcome to Fridays From the Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly summation of the soliloquies of the b-school blogosphere. This week, our stalwart scribes continue to look ahead to matriculating in 2016, while current students focus on metamorphosis, whether it be into spring, or into the post-MBA world.

MBAGirlJourney has a very useful and exhaustive list of Top Twenty Tips for New MBA Students from a former UCLA Anderson student.  Domontron has a great summation of his own, of top MBA schools he applied to and why, and reasons why he didn’t apply to ALL the top MBA programs in the States or UK. Overall, Tuck was definitely the right choice for him!

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Fridays From the Frontline

Hello and welcome to Fridays From the Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly ramble through the ruminations of the b-school blogosphere. This week, our stalwart applicants are continuing to filter their impressions of the application process, while contemplating what comes next. Current students are likewise contemplating how their lives have changed since starting business school, whether this year or last, and are looking forward to welcoming the class of 2016.

MBAReapplicant continued his streak of good news with admits from both Tepper and Darden. With a successful end to the reapplication process, MBAReapplicant can finally chose between several exciting options for next year.  Timbob, another class of ’16 successful applicant to Harvard Business School,  took a brief moment away from preparing from his upcoming wedding to share a post-decision publication timeline of events.  Much of it involved giddy celebration, and skillful procrastination.  Another across-the-pond blogger,  Sara’sMBAJourney, continued to share impressions of her trip to the States, including her enjoyable visit to Duke, as well as the terrible state of American roads and the terrible drivers on them.  Domontron continued his series on elements of an MBA application by addressing ways to research target schools. He highlights students blogs as an excellent way to get a more direct and unfiltered sense of the school’s community and opportunities. Your Fridays From the Frontline editor could not agree more!

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Fridays from the Frontline

Hello and welcome to Fridays from the Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly confabulation with correspondents in the b-school blogosphere.  Our 2016 applicants continue to receive status updates from schools, while current students are taking the opportunity afforded by spring break to travel and update their blogs.

Domotron finally heard from Kelloggwith news of a ding that confirmed a Class of 2017 matriculation at Tuck. CoffeeBeansandTeaLeaves also received a ding from Kellogg, and updates readers with a final tally of dings from this year’s application season. Although the season ends with an offer to join the Ross weekend MBA program, Ellie  is taking advantage of this time to do some self-reflection and prepare for next year’s challenges. We wish her all the best! Finally a bit of good news from MBA Reapplicant, who posted a detailed and glowing account of visiting Darden and the interview process. Continue reading…

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Fridays From the Frontline

Hello and welcome to Fridays From the Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly summation of the musings of the b-school applicant and student blogosphere.  With most of our 2016 blogging applicants having gone through the R1 or R2 process, this week has been a time to dwell on the experience and give a fuller account of their impressions, whether positive or negative.  Current MBA students have also taken some time to share their impressions of classes, travel experience, or life as an MBA mom.

MBAtheNonprofitWay has continued a streak of good news with an admit to Ross and a waitlist at Fuqua. However, Johnson still remains the best option, out of a successful application process. Nevertheless, MBAtheNonprofitWay takes some time to review the Coulda-Woulda-Shoulda of the experience.  SarahsMBAJourney expands on her impressions of Boston, rating everything from burgers to the HBS Case Method, from her recent journey across the Pond to the USA.   Continue reading…

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Fridays From the Frontline

Hello and welcome to Fridays From the Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly traversal of the tenacious b-school applicant and student blogosphere.  This week, our 2016 applicants share decisions and status updates, while our  roster of current students continue to be immersed in  classroom and career experiences, with little time to share their experiences at the moment.

MBAtheNonProfitWay is now officially part of the Johnson Class of 2016! While an exciting bit of news to impart, the decision between Cornell and UCLA was not easy.  Speaking of Anderson, MBAReApplicant had the fantastic news that, after two years of going through the application process, an admit came from Anderson, and yet another R2 interview invite, this time from Dardenfor which our intrepid blogger is preparing by using the Clear Admit Darden Interview Guide. Continue reading…

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Fridays From the Frontline

Hello and welcome to Fridays From the Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly perusal of the peripatetic top business school blogs.  This week,  2016 applicants continue to reflect on the application and interview process, while current MBA students are taking some time to update on the semester and exciting school-based projects.

 Tuck bound Domotron gives a great perspective on the elements of the application packet, and focuses particularly on how the GMAT score factors into the target school’s evaluation process.  Sarah’sMBAJourney debriefs her Duke interview at a Starbucks in London, while sharing that the Clear Admit Interview and School Guides proved tremendously helpful in her preparation.  Meanwhile, Sarah is about to embark on her first road trip in the US, as she visits Duke and HBS. Travel tips and suggestions are appreciated!

As for students currently on campus, 2 Years at HBS ’15 has, as always, an informative and interesting account of the FIELD program’s team business plan competition.   Brad Fris INSEAD  ’14, shares his perspective on the intensity of the INSEAD experience.  Meanwhile at Fuqua, Trevor McKinnon’s ’15  partner shares her experience of being married to a first year MBA-er, while handling the move to Duke, and a family to care for. Fortunately, Team Fuqua has proven to be a wonderfully supportive environment.  Across the country at UCLA Anderson, Alena Kostenkova’15 highlights the most memorable experiences of her first half year.

 

And that’s all the news for this week’s edition of Fridays From The Frontline. As March certainly came in like a lion, we hope it pressauges a swift arrival of April’s spring weather. We  also hope that applicants continue to update us with information about statuses and decisions, and that current students also update their blogs with the latest from their campus and classroom lives.

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Hello and welcome to Fridays from the Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly accounting of the adventures of the b-school blogosphere. News continues to trickle in for this year’s round of applicants, while also able to take some time to reflect on the application experience thus far, as well as what lies ahead.

Over at BootsToSuits, hammO discusses the dichotomy of, on the one hand, having so much free time now that the application process and decision are over, and on the other, not having much to write about once that onerous process is complete.  However, there is still plenty to do in preparation for matriculating at Johnson.  FromGMATtoMBA has less sanguine reflections, as another ding from Booth came on an ill-timed Valentine’s Day.  MBAReapplicant reflects on a less-than-successful R1 process, but takes solace in the fact that moving on to Round 2 gave the opportunity to apply to equally great schools.  R2 has brought some good news already, with interviews at Tepper and Andersonfor which MBAReapplicant gave a nice shoutout to the Clear Admit Interview Reports  Continue reading…

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Fridays from the Frontline

Hello and welcome to Fridays from the Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly roundup of the b-school blogosphere. Today we welcome a new blogger, and feature a guest post from the Wharton School of Business.  Most of our stalwart applicants are waiting for news of admissions or scholarships before making a final decision, while current students are so busily immersed in the current semester, they have had little time for blogging this week.

Sarah’sMBAJourney used this quiet period to review an online GMAT review course and expand on the application process with an interview for accepted.comMBAMyWay is whiling away the waiting hours  by taking solace in the knowledge that final decisions are not that far off, whether for Johnson, UCLA, Kellogg, Yale or Ross.  MBAreapplicant took time for a belated round one update with dings from Tuck and Kellogg. Continue reading…

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Fridays from the Frontline

Hello and welcome to Fridays from the Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly traversal of the b-school  blogosphere. While much of the United States is battling a never-ending winter, our applicants are continuing to get news of interviews and acceptances, while those in school are looking ahead to what comes next, while also trying to stay healthy.

Domontron is ecstatic to have received that all important phone call from Tuckand will be matriculating there next year. Meanwhile, Sarah’sMBAJourney shares the great news that she’s gotten an interview invitation from DukeMBAMyWay recaps a positive and interesting interview experience with Ross and Timbob finally made it to Boston, and checked out MITwhile in town for an admitted students event at HBS. 

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Hello and welcome to Fridays from the Frontline, Clear Admit’s ongoing coverage of the b-school applicant and student life. While much of the United States is under a deep freeze, this year’s applicants are starting to get news from their schools of choice, while current students are well launched into the new semester.

MBAMyWay got the eagerly anticipated phone call from Cornell. While delighted, it’s still a difficult wait for this non-profit maven to know what the financial aid package will beFromGMATtoMBA  took a winter’s journey to Chicago and blogged about the Kellogg interview experienceSarah’sMBAJourney didn’t get a first wave HBS round 2 interview invite, and while not hopeful, is counting down to Friday to see whether there will be a Harvard and Duke invite forthcomingCoffeebeansandtealeaves recounts a positive outreach dinner in the DC area hosted by Kelley School of Business  Continue reading…

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Fridays from the Frontline

Hello and welcome to Fridays From The Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly post that features the ups and downs of the b-school blogosphere.

As much of the United States continues to battle winter, admissions candidates took some time to reflect after the busy time of submitting applications, and current students are well launched into the new semester  and already preparing for interviews.

MBAMyWay discusses a positive interview at Johnson despite  the bitter cold in Ithaca.  Round 1 Harvard admit Timbob blogs about getting his finances in order, and meeting his new Boston classmates in preparation for next year. Meanwhile, HBS announced the release of R2 interview invites on Jan 29th, with the second round on Feb 5th.

 PPANDEY87 blogs about fascinating conversations about business during a recent trip to India. TwoYearsatHBS is looking forward to the start of second semester

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