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.
Hello and welcome to Fridays From the Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly blog post focusing on the frights and triumphs of the b-school admissions and student experience. This week found applicants reporting even more news from their R1 schools, both positive and negative.
Poetic Quant didn’t have to wait long to learn his LBS fate, which was a place on the waitlist. Expecting MBA received a Stanford acceptance and knew that she and her family would be heading west, but planned on waiting to make a decision until after her Haas interview and hearing back from Anderson. With no news of his own, Domotron‘s latest post simply congratulated other bloggers on their latest MBA news. TimBob also received positive news from HBS, but planned on completing his MIT LGO application because it was the one school that might take precedence over Harvard. Sarah discussed some of the challenges she faced in scheduling a GMAT in a foreign country when also asking for additional accommodations for her dyslexia. HammO advised friends and family of MBA applicants not to call them during the 24 – 48 hour period when they were expecting school news … and got a Johnson admit! MBA The Nonprofit Way described the anxiety and feeling of not being in control that comes with a waitlist notification, which she experienced firsthand when hearing from Yale. FromGMATtoMBA reported two zaps from Wharton and Columbia respectively.
Hello and welcome to Fridays From the Frontline, Clear Admit’s ongoing blog post that seeks out the freshest news and experiences of the b-school blogosphere. This week was another relatively quiet week for current students, though a few checked in with updates. Applicants were more heavily represented, discussing R2 application strategies and considering other facets of a b-school application process.
Domotron descended into a state of lethargy with most of his interviews behind him, though he did realize he’d have to finish up his Kellogg application before becoming entirely sloth-like. MBA The Nonprofit Way submitted her Johnson app and tried to explain just what it was about the program that really appealed to her. Sarah created a game plan for the month of December to ensure she would be able to submit two applications as well as retake the GMAT. HammO enjoyed his Thanksgiving, though he did have to respond to quite a number of questions from family members in regards to his b-school plans. With a Columbia acceptance in hand, MBAGirlJourney turned her attentions to the tricky matter of financing her education.
LBS ’15 Will assured readers that moving to London and setting up a home base there wasn’t as tricky or stressful as they might think. Kellogg ’15 Aftab shared some of his thoughts on participating in case study competitions. HBS ’15 Two Years at HBS outlined a typical day’s schedule for his readers. INSEAD ’15 Ido was featured in a blog post geared towards highlighting the school’s diversity, which he certainly reflects through his Israeli military service and love of music.
And that’s the news for this week. We hope that all bloggers continue to report their most recent activities, invitations or other news. Until next week, have a wonderful weekend!
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Hello and welcome to the latest edition of Fridays From The Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly round up of the latest news from the b-school blogosphere. With the American holiday of Thanksgiving just a day behind us, we hope that those who celebrate had a particularly festive turkey day. This week applicants and students checked in with additional news about their respective application and academic experiences.
Ellie prepared her readers for a bit of blog silence as she waited to board a plane to India for her sister’s wedding. Poetic Quant described his LBS interview as very fun and informative. Domotron also focused his latest blog post on an interview experience, commenting on the Wharton team-based discussion. MBA the Nonprofit Way shared a disappointing zap from Stanford and reflected on the elements of their application that may have been weak. Expecting MBA Milf fared better with a Stanford interview invitation, and described that experience, as well as her Anderson interview. MBA Girl Journey reviewed Clear Admit’s Wharton interview guide. TimBob recounted his London HBS interview, which he described as relaxed and free flowing. MBAReapplicant updated his readers with much news, including a waitlist decision from Haas and an exciting Kellogg interview. Continue reading…
Hello and welcome to Fridays From The Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly blog feature focused on the b-school blogosphere. This week was a banner one for applicants, as many reported their actual interview experiences or additional interview invitations. Students were a comparatively quiet bunch, though many checked in to share some of their recent extracurricular experiences.
Sarah performed an informal research project to determine how friendly HBS, Darden and Fuqua and her results surprised her. HammO visited Johnson and shared some of his experiences, from sitting in on a core finance course to being interviewed by two people simultaneously. MBA The Nonprofit Way experienced a less than ideal Yale interview in L.A. and recommended taking a moment to compose yourself, even if that means being 2-3 minutes late to the interview, before sitting down with your interviewers. Domotron also provided a run down of his recent off-campus Chicago Booth interview, noting the Clear Admit interview archives and guides as great preparation materials. Also in London, TimBob attended a HBS information session in the days leading up to his imminent interview. ExpectingMBAMilf gladly reported her Stanford interview invitation while wondering how her pregnancy might influence her interviewer’s perception of her candidacy. Like most other applicants, Poetic Quant’s latest post was interview related, recounting his recent Kellogg campus visit and preparation for a LBS interview. Coffee Beans and Tea Leaves determined her targeted school list for R2, given her low GMAT score and need for proximity to an airport so she can see her consultant significant other on a regular basis.
Fuqua ’15 Christina compared her current life to that which she was living a year ago before recounting some of the highlights of the school’s Weekend for Women event. Continue reading…
Hello and welcome to Fridays From The Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly check in with the latest news and opinions from the b-school blogosphere. This week was relatively quiet, though applicants continued to share how they fared in their Round 1 applications, which included more interview invitations, rejections, and even one ‘clear admit.’ Students were less active, though some were already reflecting on how much the MBA experience has changed them.
Sarah’s GMAT study took a back seat to her Fulbright essay writing and all the while her bar tab grew. MBA The Nonprofit Way recapped her recent Kellogg interview experience and reviewed Clear Admit’s Yale Interview Guide. MBA Girl Journey also found Clear Admit’s interview resources helpful when gearing up for her Columbia interview, which went very well; three days later she was accepted! Domotron responded to a reader question about the reasons for his school selection. HammO received good and bad news in the form of an interview invitation from Johnson, but a zap from Wharton.
Anderson ’15 Melanie and her classmates traveled to a Net Impact conference. INSEAD ’14J Imran echoed previous student bloggers’ amazement at how quickly the first period flew by and also discussed what it’s like to be an INSEAD student and new parent.
Hello and welcome to Fridays From The Frontline, Clear Admit’s fashionable foray into the frenetic and fascinating world of the b-school blogosphere. This week applicants were primarily focused on R1 interview invitations and preparation, while current students covered a broader range of experiences that they have enjoyed since starting the school year.
Ppandey received a disheartening rejection from HBS, and assumed another would soon follow from MIT, but decided to turn his attentions to a possible entrepreneurial venture. Sarah utilized her research background to explore the question of how friendly different b-schools are, and welcomed others’ thoughts on the subject. Poetic Quant also had interview news to report, which included describing his recent Fisher interview as well as receiving an LBS interview invitation, which was met with a double fist pump. MBA the Nonprofit Way decompressed a bit by catching up on housework and car repair while still waiting to hear from Haas and Stanford. Domotron submitted his Tuck application and turned his attentions to preparing for his London Wharton and Booth interviews. TimBob ignored everything except preparing for his upcoming HBS interview.
Hello and welcome to Fridays From The Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly round up of the highs and lows of the b-school applicant and student experience. With Halloween only just behind us, there were not to many costumes to behold, but applicants received their figurative ‘treats’ in the form of additional interview invitations.
HammO asserted that his MBA application journey had to get worse before it could get better. Ellie didn’t fare as well as she had hoped on her second GMAT attempt, but resolved not to give up and to push forward with her applications. MBAMilf received her first interview invitation from Anderson while still waiting to hear from Haas and Stanford. MBA The Nonprofit Way also had good news to report: Anderson and Kellogg interview invites. MBAGirlJourney completed her Columbia interview with an assist from Clear Admit’s interview archives, and also received an invitation to interview at Wharton. Sarah began brainstorming on her personal statement approach and branding for her Fulbright application. Amit recounted his two GMAT results in brief, but focused mainly on reviewing his Bangalore test site.
HBS ’15 Keima researched women’s handbags with his FIELD team. Kenan-Flagler ’15 Ellie wrote about her experiences as a nonprofit fellow working with community organizations. McCombs ’15 Ximena equated going to business school with playing cards, and encouraged all MBA students and applicants to perfect their poker faces. HBS ’15 Ahron found himself in the middle of midterms and compared the b-school learning environment to his time in the military. Said ’15 Ramesh traveled to Wales with some of his classmates to go caving.
Hello and welcome to Fridays From The Frontline, Clear Admit’s persistent perusal of the MBA blogosphere. This week was a prolific one for applicants, as they generally reported interview invitations from a range of R1 schools. Students were a far quieter bunch, perhaps busy dealing with exams or planning their Halloween costumes?
Sarah was determined to raise her GMAT study prep to the next level while her Fulbright application continued on track. TimBob considered how to prepare for his upcoming HBS interview while also waiting to hear from Wharton. Domotron rode the roller coaster of hearing back from R1 schools, which included a high of receiving a Wharton interview, and a low in the form of an HBS rejection. HammO discussed the costs of applying to six schools in the first round before celebrating his Ross interview invitation. MBAMilf happily announced that she and her family would be welcoming a new daughter to their brood. MBAGirlJourney also described the emotional ups and downs of waiting to hear from HBS and CBS, ultimately reporting an interview invite from CBS and a deferred admission decision from HBS. MBA the Nonprofit Way also had good news: an interview invitation from Yale. Writing in Transit visited NYU Stern, which included a campus tour, an information session and a corporate presentation.
Hello and welcome to Fridays From The Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly pursuit of the hottest news in the b-school blogosphere. This week bloggers covered topics including information sessions, job searches and future trips.
Timbob spent an evening at NYU Stern. MBA The Nonprofit Way described how his opinion on Anderson changed for the better after sitting in on a few classes. Domotron hoped all his round 1 schools would think he was interesting and recounted his HBS visit. Sanket reached out to IE alumni and current students to learn more about the program’s offerings. In order to start her Fulbright application, Sarah found herself also determining the b-schools to which she plans to apply, which included Darden, Tuck and Harvard.
Hello and welcome to Fridays From The Frontline, Clear Admit’s diligent dive into the doings of b-school bloggers. This week many applicants were wrapping up their applications and recounting campus visits while current students caught up their readers on the ways they’ve spent the last few months on campus.
HammO visited Tuck during Dartmouth’s alumni weekend, which led to an extra special campus experience. Ellie experienced GMAT ennui. Domotron also visited Tuck and determined it was “awesome.” MBA Reapplicant submitted two out of his four applications and wished those still finishing up R1 applications the best of luck. MBAGirlJourney did not envy those applying to programs with video essay components, but welcomed thoughts or details about the process nonetheless. Sarah found herself sick as a dog in Africa, and very grateful for an English speaking pharmacist. TimBob attended a Haas information session hosted by Stephanie Fujii and presented his takeaways for his readers.
Hello and welcome to Fridays From The Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly blog post featuring the latest news from the b-school blogosphere. This week the crescendo of R1 deadlines resulted in a number of applicant bloggers celebrating the successful submission of their applications. Meanwhile current students recounted their on-campus experiences.
MBA My Way expressed displeasure with her performance on the video element of her Yale application, but did provide a few points of advice for those yet to undertake it. HammO submitted his applications to Johnson, Ross and Wharton and planned on putting the finishing touches on his Tuck, Darden and Fuqua materials over the next few weeks. TimBob was on the verge of submitting his Wharton application, though held off until he was certain his recommenders completed their portions. MBAGirlJourney described how her MBA goals had changed or grown over the application process and happily announced that all three of her R1 applications were now submitted. Domotron waved goodbye to his Booth application and turned his attentions to his Tuck interview.