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Fridays From the Frontline: UCLA Anderson Interview Debrief

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The following is a guest post from Pulling That MBA Trigger that was originally published on her blog. Pulling That MBA Trigger works as a software engineer for a product development startup, and she has started her own venture in the content writing/educational consulting space. You can follow Pulling That MBA Trigger’s application journey on her blog

I just finished my interview with a second year student from UCLA Anderson and it went so much better than I imagined it would! I think I got lucky on several counts. Firstly, my interviewer was a woman. This was actually a perfect match since a lot of my leadership stories are related to the struggles of being a woman in the male-dominated tech industry and it seemed like she could really relate. Secondly, she also comes from a background in technology so I’m certain that all of my stories made sense to her. Finally, she was just a really nice, fun person to talk to! Lots of smiles, lots of jokes and just a real sense of comfort that I have yet to experience in an MBA interview. No awkwardness whatsoever! What also helped was the fact that it was a Skype interview, so I was sitting in the comfort of my bedroom and it felt like I was talking to a friend across the continent. Overall, a great experience. Continue reading…

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#MBA Top Tweets of the Week: Welcome Weekends

Welcome to this week’s installment of #MBA Top Tweets of the Week, our weekly perusal of trending topics among MBA programs on Twitter. With the academic year wrapping up, several programs are gearing up for the next Class with “welcome” events on campus.

Admitted candidates to NYU / Stern were greeted by Dean Henry:

Cornell / Johnson also welcomed prospective students to campus:

With mugs in hand, matriculating students at UVA / Darden got their first taste of what to expect in the coming years:

UNC Kenan-Flagler called for tweets to cover Experience Weekend for the Class of 2017…

…and Kenan-Flagler admits were excited to be on campus…

…while about various opportunities, including Carolina Women in Business: Continue reading…

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Fridays from the Frontline: Musings

musingWelcome 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 mused upon a variety of different topics from the business school sphere, and from life in general. Continue reading…

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#MBA Top Tweets of the Week: Leadership

Welcome to another edition of #MBA Top Tweets of the Week, our weekly perusal of trending topics among MBA programs on Twitter. This week, we’ve gathered several MBA tweets about leadership—from on-the-ground progress to opportunities for development.

The Kelley School of Business shined their spotlight on a student’s personal journey…

…while HEC Paris explored how leadership can emerge online:

B-schools also highlighted potential opportunities for MBA candidates… Continue reading…

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Fridays from the Frontline: Tasting the Fear

fearThe 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

I’ve officially committed to the Booth class of 2017 and I know its a great decision. So why am I afraid? There is definitely no way I will be worse off come 2017 but I’m not all about being rational.  Continue reading…

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#MBA Top Tweets of the Week: Round 2 Acceptances

Welcome back to #MBA Top Tweets of the Week, in which we share selected tweets about important MBA Admissions News. This week, several top business schools released admissions decisions. It was a jubilant time, as schools, accepted students, and friends of accepted students took to Twitter to celebrate the news.   

Applicants shared their results:

Some applicants’ friends shared the good news:

Darden admissions announced the impending offers:

Chicago Booth shared some advice for admitted students:

Finally, schools offered congratulations for accepted students:

If you didn’t apply this year, you can still enroll in classes from a top MBA program! Wharton just announced that they would be making their Foundation Series readily available on Coursera:

Have you seen “re-tweetable” tweets in your feed this week? E-mail info@clearadmit.com with your recommendations for what breaking MBA news we should cover next!

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Submit an MBA Interview Report from Fuqua, Ross, Tuck, Haas, or Kenan-Flagler and Win $10!

InterviewWelcome to our weekly edition of Tell Us Tuesday, where we highlight MBA interview reports that have recently been posted to our Interview Archive! Thanks to all of you who submitted interview reports over the past week. Continue reading…

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Submit an MBA Interview Report from Kellogg, Columbia, Stern, Yale SOM, McCombs, or Marshall and Win a $10 Amazon Gift Card!

tellusWelcome to our weekly edition of Tell Us Tuesday, where we highlight MBA interview reports that have recently been posted to our Interview Archive! Thanks to all of you who submitted interview reports over the past week. Continue reading…

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Submit an MBA Interview Report from Cambridge / Judge, Oxford / Saïd, IESE, INSEAD, London Business School, or Indian School of Business and Win a $10 Amazon Gift Card!

tellustuesdayWelcome to the international edition of Tell Us Tuesday, where we highlight MBA interview reports that have recently been posted to our Interview Archive! Thanks to all of you who submitted interview reports over the past week. Continue reading…

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Fridays From the Frontline: Busy, Busy

busyWelcome back to Fridays From the Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly summation of posts from the business school blogosphere. This week, MBA applicants and current students alike are busy with the demands of the application process or business school life.   Continue reading…

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#MBA Top Tweets of the Week

Welcome to another installment of #MBA Top Tweets of the Week, in which we pull some notable Twitter posts from leading MBA programs.  This week, we’ve gathered MBA tweets from Cornell / Johnson’s multiple feeds.

Have you seen “re-tweetable” tweets in your feed this week? E-mail info@clearadmit.com with your recommendations of which MBA programs we should spotlight next!  Check out our past recaps of Duke / Fuqua and Harvard Business School on Twitter.

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