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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: In the Thick of It

Fridays From the Frontline is Clear Admit’s weekly summation of posts from the business school blogosphere. This week, applicants are in the thick of things, submitting their applications, doing interviews and even hearing back about their results, while current students offer thoughtful takes on their time in business school.

Among current applicants, Pullingthatmbatrigger lets us in on his approach to writing business school essays, and also reports that his interview at Fuqua went smoothly. Along the same lines, Roadtomymba enumerates the criteria he used to select his recommender, while Grantmeadmission shares individual thoughts on his five different applications to top business schools. Also completing an interview this week, Scottgduncan summarizes his experience taking the Kellogg video essay, and received word that he was deferred to round 2 at Harvard Business School. Continue reading…

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Fridays From the Frontline: Some Kind of MBA Madness

Fridays From the Frontline is Clear Admit’s weekly summation of posts from the business school blogosphere. Author Sherrilyn Kenyon once said, “I don’t suffer from insanity – I enjoy every minute of it.” This week, applicants continue wading through the craziness of the business school admissions process, while current students discuss the opportunities and challenges facing them in business school. Continue reading…

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Fridays From the Frontline: the Light at the End of the Tunnel

Fridays From the Frontline is Clear Admit’s weekly summation of posts from the business school blogosphere. Biologist Barry Commoner once said that “if you can see the light at the end of the tunnel, you are looking the wrong way.” This week business school applicants begin seeing the light at the end of the tunnel for their application process, while current students and alumni update us on their recent endeavors.  Continue reading…

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Fridays From the Frontline: Defeating Giants

Fridays From the Frontline is Clear Admit’s weekly summation of posts from the business school blogosphere. Author and journalist Michael Lewis once said that “the pleasure of rooting for Goliath is that you can expect to win. The pleasure of rooting for David is that, while you don’t know what to expect, you stand at least a chance of being inspired.”  This week in the business school blogosphere, applicants face off with the giant that is the business school application process, while current students juggle the many opportunities available to them in business school.

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Fridays From the Frontline: Overcoming Perfectionism

mrperfFridays From the Frontline is Clear Admit’s weekly summation of posts from the business school blogosphere. Author Brene Brown once said that “perfectionism is self-destructive simply because there is no such thing as perfect. Perfection is an unattainable goal.” This week, applicants seek to overcome their tendency towards perfection by submitting their applications, while current students offer sneak peeks into their respective programs.

In the applicant corner, Scottgduncan submitted his Harvard application after some last-minute editing and plans to submit Kellogg and MIT Sloan soon. Also pulling that MBA trigger, Pullingthatmbatrigger just applied to Fuqua and Yale, with two more schools to go. Meanwhile, Efessays, known as Old Faithful to family and friends, gives a virtual lesson on logical fallacies to help us evaluate arguments on the writing section of the GMAT. Continue reading…

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Fridays From the Frontline: Tackling the Info Session

Fridays From the Frontline is Clear Admit’s weekly summation of posts from the business school blogosphere. This week, current applicants attend MBA-related events, while current students discuss the insights they’ve gained during business school.

In the applicant corner, Texaswannabecali broke down the myriad discussions that took place at a McCombs info session. She also went to another MBA event which she describes as “handshake, smile and nod on repeat.” On the other hand, Efessays, or Old Faithful as he is known in the business, offers a virtual lesson on the essay section of the GMAT. Continue reading…

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Fridays From the Frontline: Douglas Adams on Deadlines

Fridays From the Frontline is Clear Admit’s weekly summation of posts from the business school blogosphere. Douglas Adams once said, “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” But business school applicants aren’t planning to let that happen. This week, current applicants put the finishing touches on their applications, while current students reflect on the application process, travel the world and praise their respective schools. Continue reading…

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Fridays From the Frontline: Einstein’s Dilemma

Fridays From the Frontline is Clear Admit’s weekly summation of the business school blogosphere. Albert Einstein once said that “the only reason for time is so that everything does not happen at once.” Yet there is one month every year when time does not seem to fulfill its purpose. Yes, we are speaking of business school deadlines. This week, applicants kick it into high-gear as the deadlines close in, while current students enjoy the many exciting opportunities open to them at business school.  Continue reading…

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Fridays From the Frontline: Crunch Time

Welcome to Fridays From the Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly summation of the business school blogosphere. This week, applicants are closing in on their application deadlines, while current students enjoy the academic, professional and extracurricular dimensions of business school.

Among current applicants, Efessays gives us a virtual lesson on sentence-correction questions, while Grantmeadmission outlines how to get a perfect 6.0 on the writing section of the GMAT, and updates us on his own GMAT progress. When it comes to school selection, Pullingthatmbatrigger visited Fuqua and fell in love with the school. She has decided to apply early decision. Also, Naijambagal spoke with the Stanford admissions team and offers some specific strategies for getting into StanfordScottgduncan and Grantmeadmission both address another section of the application, explaining how to brief your recommenders in order to obtain the best recommendations possible. Finally, after weeks of “radio silence,” Topdogmba fills us in on his progress on his application essays. Continue reading…

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Fridays From the Frontline: Standardized Stressing

This week in the business school blogosphere, current applicants seek out unconventional ways of improving their GMAT scores and other aspects of their applications,  while current students give us a sneak peak into their time in business school.

In the applicants’ corner, Grantmeadmission is preparing  for the GMAT and shares his list of “exam lifehacks” which include taking study breaks, changing scenery, chewing gum to help concentrate and coming up with his own answers before looking at the answer choices.  He has also been improving his GMAT score by taking practice tests on The Economist website. Continue reading…

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Fridays From the Frontlines: Test Obsessed

Welcome to this week’s Fridays From the Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly summation of the business school blogosphere.  We check in with applicants who are in the final, feverish stages of GMAT preparation, as well as with current students who let us in on their comparatively less stressful post-GMAT lives.

In the applicant corner, Naijambagal tells the shocking story of how an eye problem sent her to the hospital and made her miss the GMAT!  She also explains how she studied for the test for about an hour everyday while in traffic on the way to work.  Meanwhile, Grantmeadmission brings insights from brain science to bear on GMAT prep strategies.  As he explains, the process of forming a memory comes in three stages–encoding, reinforcement, and retrieval–and there are things we can do to facilitate each stage.  Meditation and eating foods like parsley, berries and dark chocolate improve encoding, whereas caffeine, sleep, and taking breaks boost the process of reinforcement. Continue reading…

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