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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.


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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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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.

After the rush of January deadlines, R2 applicants can do little more than sit back and wait for the outcome of their applications, while current students are using the start of the new semester as an opportunity to evaluate and reflect on the b-school experience.

Blogger MBA My Way shares exciting news about a UCLA admittance package and a Ross interview invite. MBA the Non-Profit Way shared news of a Cornell interview invite.

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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.

FromGMATtoMBA reported that all his R2 applications were submitted and began to prepare for his Kellogg campus visitMBATheNonprofitWay expressed pleasure in McDonald’s recent announcement that the company will begin working towards sourcing more sustainable beef for their burgers. Sarah had so much to say about her HBS and Duke applications, she wrote more than one post about the experiencesHammO sent his deposit to Johnson and ruminated on when to officially leave work while also trying to be slightly thrifty.

Fuqua ’15 Heather recounted a typical ‘day in the life’ of an MBA student at Duke. INSEAD ’14D Trey shared some of his first impressions of the school, touching on topics that included entrepreneurship and fun. Continue reading…

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Fridays From The Frontline

Hello and welcome to Fridays From The Frontline, Clear Admit’s perpetual peek into the persevering lives of b-school applicants and students. This week was certainly a busy one for those applying in the second round, and quite a cold one for those in much of the U.S.

Amit discussed how he raised his GMAT score from 680 to 770 in six weeksSarah successfully submitted her HBS and Fuqua applicationsMBA The Nonprofit Way wrapped up her applications and conducted a status report on the various schools she was hoping to hear from in the coming weeksMBAGirlJourney continued her series considering the various costs and scholarship options to those pursuing an MBAExpectingMBA finished her last day of work and ruminated on the strangeness of speaking English in an interview with someone who speaks the same native language (which is not English).

INSEAD ’14D Maria had great and “EPIC” expectations for 2014. Continue reading…

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Fridays From The Frontline

Hello and welcome to Fridays From the Frontline, Clear Admit’s ongoing perusal of the latest happenings in the b-school blogosphere. This week applicants and students rang in the new year, and those working on their R2 applications felt the pressure rise.

Domotron asserted that more went right than wrong in his 2013, and wished all his readers a happy new year. Ellie returned from a three week visit home to India and refocused her attentions on her upcoming Ross, Kelley and Kellogg applications while expressing much gratitude for the support of her husband.   TimBob also had a wedding on his agenda – his own – and outlined a few different resolutions he’d like to realize in 2014Sarah’s GMAT score improved though she realized her quant percentile might still be troublesomeExpectingMBA wished her readers a Merry Christmas and took solace in knowing that no matter how her Haas and Anderson interviews went, she’d be attending b-school in California.
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Fridays From The Frontline

Hello and welcome to another edition of Fridays From The Frontline, Clear Admit’s ongoing dive into the depths of the b-school blogopshere. This was an especially lean week for b-school students checking in, perhaps due to the recent holiday or the winter break.

Sarah shared her ideas and approach to making sure that she keeps her sanity while working on a big projectDomotron sadly reported receiving a zap from Booth, but still held out hope for his Tuck application. HammO decided where he would be attending b-school after having a mixed week of notifications from Tuck, Ross, Darden and Fuqua. MBA The Nonprofit Way fared quite well after hearing from Anderson; she was accepted with quite a hefty scholarship!

INSEAD ’14D Maria pondered physical and figurative borders. LBS ’14 Joan went on a technology trek to Dublin.

Anderson ’14 Kyle reflected on being 2/3 complete with his MBA education and listed a number of different important connections he made and teams he had joined.

And that’s all the news for this week. We hope that current students enjoy their time off and that all R2 applicants are keeping calm and carrying on in the face the quickly arriving January deadlines. Until next week, have a wonderful weekend!

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Fridays From The Frontline

Hello and welcome to Fridays From The Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly round up of the latest happenings in the b-school blogosphere. This week applicants continued to get news about how their R1 applications fared while current students were finishing up their studies and jetting off to far flung destinations for their winter breaks. 

TimBob questioned how he would be able to get married, decorate a house, and emigrate in only six months’ timePoetic Quant happily reported a Kellogg acceptance and generous scholarshipSarah felt that her work creating her Fulbright application really helped her tackle her Fuqua essaysDomotron turned his attentions to Booth after getting a zap from Wharton. ExpectingMBA thought about the actions she took and choices she made that may have helped her gain an acceptance at Stanford. MBATheNonprofitWay pondered adding a few more R2 schools to her docket, including UC Davis and Ross.
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Fridays From The Frontline

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 waitlistExpecting 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 newsTimBob 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 dyslexiaHammO 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.
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Fridays From The Frontline

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-likeMBA The Nonprofit Way submitted her Johnson app and tried to explain just what it was about the program that really appealed to herSarah 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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Fridays From The Frontline

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 weddingPoetic Quant described his LBS interview as very fun and informativeDomotron also focused his latest blog post on an interview experience, commenting on the Wharton team-based discussionMBA the Nonprofit Way shared a disappointing zap from Stanford and reflected on the elements of their application that may have been weakExpecting 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 guideTimBob recounted his London HBS interview, which he described as relaxed and free flowingMBAReapplicant updated his readers with much news, including a waitlist decision from Haas and an exciting Kellogg interviewContinue reading…

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Fridays From The Frontline

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 simultaneouslyMBA 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 interviewExpectingMBAMilf 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 eventContinue reading…

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