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Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: Love Wins

Welcome to this week’s Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, our weekly roundup of posts by the business school community on Twitter. This week, we’re spreading the love, as many programs and people celebrated the Supreme Court ruling for marriage equality nationwide.

Students at Berkeley / Haas gathered for the good news…

As did others at Emory / Goizuetta: Continue reading…

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Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: It’s Raining Deans

Welcome to another edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, our weekly peek at what’s happening on Twitter in the business school space. This week, we’re shining the spotlight on business school deans—whether on or off campus, they work tirelessly to support business education.

Dean of Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, Erika James, met with some future MBAs:

While Sally Blount, Dean of the Kellogg School of Management, shared some inspiration from commencement ceremonies: Continue reading…

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Fridays from the Frontline: Join the Ranks!

3119891607_4621f4ac6b_oAs we mentioned last week, we’re on the lookout for MBA applicants, students, and recent grads who are blogging or tweeting their b-school experiences — or who would like to start as correspondents for Clear Admit.

If you don’t already have a writing platform and feel daunted by the commitment of maintaining your own blog, writing as a correspondent for Clear Admit is a great way to share your insight and experience with the MBA community. We’ll ask our correspondents to weigh in on an admissions, b-school, or career-related topic 1-2 times per month, and will feature their thoughts on the Clear Admit blog (as well as links to any element of their online presence they wish to promote). And to show our appreciation at the end of the admissions cycle/academic year, we’ll reward our most active and insightful contributors with $200 Amazon.com gift cards. Continue reading…

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Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: Positive Change

Welcome to Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, our weekly roundup of posts to Twitter from the top MBA programs and their students. This week, we’re taking a look at the positive impact MBA programs enable students to have.

Several Harvard Business School graduates looked to a bright future:

While the range of goals is immense, there were a few notable paths chosen, including a focus on Africa… Continue reading…

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Fridays From the Frontline: Call for Correspondents

hand-laptop-notebook-typingAre you thinking about documenting your MBA application process, b-school studies, or post-grad adventures? Do you already maintain a blog about your business school experience or post-MBA career? Clear Admit wants to hear from you!

We’ve always loved following the wisdom, humor, triumphs, and tribulations of the MBA blogosphere — and we want to make sure that we’re capturing all of it as we go into the 2015-2016 season. So, we’re issuing a Call for Correspondents this week.

If you maintain a blog or tweet about your MBA experiences, please let us know via the form below! We’ll be sure to add you to the Clear Admit Mashup page and follow you on Twitter.

And, in a new twist this year, we’re seeking applicants, current students, and recent grads to serve as correspondents and regularly share their experiences directly with the Clear Admit audience. We’ll ask our correspondents to weigh in on an admissions, school, or career-related topic 1-2 times per month, and will feature their thoughts on the Clear Admit blog (as well as links to any element of their online presence they wish to promote). To show our appreciation at the end of the admissions cycle/academic year, we’ll reward our most insightful contributors with $200 Amazon.com gift cards.

Interested? Just complete the form below, and we’ll be in touch! Continue reading…

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Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: Career Arcs and Advice

Welcome to another edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, our weekly peek at Twitter posts covering the MBA space. From first-years securing summer internships to recent graduates launching their own businesses, we’re taking a look at mid- and post-MBA career decisions. Many programs also shared insights from those at higher peaks in their professions.

MIT / Sloan shared an on-the-ground snapshot from a new intern…

…while a student at Tuck explained the recruiting process: Continue reading…

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Fridays From the Frontline: Preparing Women for Future Board Opportunities

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The following is a guest post from Amanda Schmid, a first-year student in Kellogg’s Full-Time Two-Year MBA Program. The post was originally published on Kellogg’s Full-Time MBA blog, the Inside Perspective. Amanda worked in hospitals in DC and Baltimore as a clinician and a department head before pursuing her MBA, and she hopes to play a strategic or general management role at a medical device company after graduation. 

Only 18% of S&P 500 boardrooms contain women. It will likely take 30 years for that number to grow to 30%. 

In order to continue supporting women in leadership, the Women’s Business Association (WBA)recently hosted a panel to hear how two prominent female executives navigated their careers to lead them to positions on several boards. Continue reading…

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Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: FIFA

Welcome to this week’s Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, our weekly roundup of trendy posts from MBA programs on Twitter. FIFA, the governing body of the most popular global sporting competition, The World Cup, has been cornered with corruption charges this week. The culmination of the controversy—so far—has been the resignation of longtime FIFA President, Joseph “Sepp” Blatter. Amidst these organizational changes, we wanted to take a look at how business schools are reacting to the scandal and also sharing relevant management research.

MBA programs have examined the practices of FIFA before…

But with the recent scandal, more have chimed in: Continue reading…

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Fridays From the Frontline: Choices

interview-questionsWelcome back to Fridays From the Frontline, our weekly summation of happenings in the business school blogosphere. This week, MBA applicants, current students, and admissions bloggers have made important choices from a variety of different topics in the business school sphere, and life in general. Continue reading…

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Top #MBA Tweets: Commencement 2.0

Welcome to another edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, our weekly roundup of posts from business schools on Twitter. We continue our congratulations to the Class of 2015, as commencements carried on. While we take a look at how celebrations continued and business leaders shared advice with the new grads, we also took note of some information for the upcoming admissions season.

Graduates at NYU / Stern had a full day of celebration…

…Wharton also marked some noteworthy graduates: Continue reading…

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Fridays From the Frontline: Divergent Paths

forkThe following is a guest post from Naija MBA Gal that was originally published on her blog. Naija MBA Gal is a consultant specializing in risk assurance at one of the big consulting firms, and she is planning to attend the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago in Fall 2015. You can follow Naija MBA Gal’s application journey on her blog

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth; Continue reading…

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