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Clear Admit Admissions Tip: Declare Your Love and Explain It

By - Sep 15, 06:09 AM   Comments [0]

With Round One deadlines for a number of programs just around the corner, it’s the time of year when many applicants are working hard on their application essays and learning more about their target programs in the process of...

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Clear Admit Admissions Tip: The Optional Essay

By - Sep 8, 06:27 AM   Comments [0]

We realize that the questions of whether to answer an optional essay and, if so, what to say, are ones that loom large for many b-school applicants at this time of year. While we’ve been offering a great deal of school-specific essay...

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Clear Admit Admissions Tip: Off-Campus Information Sessions

By - Sep 1, 05:37 AM   Comments [0]

For all those applicants who have recently opened a calendar to plot out the next few months only to realize they can’t possibly fit in campus visits on top of full time jobs and essay writing, never fear! ...

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Clear Admit Admissions Tip: Applying to Business School as a Younger Applicant

By - Aug 25, 05:28 AM   Comments [0]

As many of our readers know, it has become increasingly common for younger individuals to apply to MBA programs.  Whereas the average age and years of work experience at the leading business schools have traditionally hovered at around 28...

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Clear Admit Essay Topic Analysis: UCLA Anderson School of Management

By - Aug 18, 06:49 AM   Comments [0]

UCLA’s essay topics for the 2011-2012 admissions season are quite similar to last year’s, in terms of the content of the school’s two required essays.  Meanwhile, the program has eliminated an optional response inviting applicants to share something about themselves that others...

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Clear Admit Admissions Tip: Planning for the R1 MBA Deadlines

By - Aug 11, 05:37 AM   Comments [0]

Anyone who’s familiar with the MBA application process knows that August moves forward at an accelerated pace, and come September, entire weeks seem to disappear.  To help this year’s Round One applicants avoid the classic time crunch, today’s blog post offers some...

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Clear Admit Essay Topic Analysis: Chicago Booth

By - Aug 4, 06:52 AM   Comments [0]

Continuing with our series of essay topic analyses for this season’s applications, we’ll take some time to think about the 2011-2012 Chicago Booth application essay questions. The overall format of the program’s prompt is similar to the last several years; the school...

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Clear Admit Admissions Tip: Using Rankings to Your Advantage

By - Jul 28, 05:11 AM   Comments [0]

There are numerous sources that can knowledgeably rank the “top” MBA programs.  However, because business schools receive different rankings depending on sources’ criteria, it can be difficult to understand which are the “best” schools.  Therefore, today we’d like to...

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Clear Admit Admissions Tip: School-Hosted Blogs

By - Jul 21, 06:17 AM   Comments [0]

As the summer progresses and applicants begin researching their target schools in more depth, we would like to highlight a valuable research tool: school-hosted blogs. The last few years have seen a significant ...

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Clear Admit Admissions Tip: Addressing Unemployment or Gaps in Employment

By - Jul 14, 05:17 AM   Comments [0]

Given the emphasis that schools place on a candidate’s work experience, it is important to be proactive in addressing gaps in employment.  When applying to business school, many candidates worry about how the adcom might perceive gaps in employment. ...

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