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Clear Admit Releases Revised 2013-2014 School Guides to Columbia, Harvard, Kellogg, Stanford, Wharton and more!

We are excited to announce the first release of the Clear Admit School Guides, updated for 2013-2014!  Praised by both admissions officers and applicants, the School Guides profile top business schools in detail, addressing programs from the perspectives of students, faculty, alumni and the popular press.  The latest editions of the Chicago Booth, Columbia, Harvard, Kellogg, MIT Sloan, NYU Stern, Stanford, Tuck and Wharton guides, among a number

Essay Tips: Columbia Business School

 Columbia has released its 2013 application essays. It has changed the format somewhat, but the changes are more evolutionary than revolutionary. SHORT ANSWER QUESTION What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (200 characters maximum) Note the character limit. This response must be short and sweet. What do you want to do professionally in which industry immediately after earning your MBA? You may want to provide a geographic

Want to get into b-school? Be yourself!

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word "authentic?" My bet would be that you don't automatically think of an MBA student. But someday, you just might. Why? The top business schools are not only looking for applicants with academic potential, but they’re seeking out a new breed of leader—­someone who’s passionate, collaborative, and wants to make a difference in the world. They want applicants with more than good

Inspiration and Opportunity for MBA Applicants

MBA Podcaster host Mia Saini brings special coverage of a Forte Foundation MBA Alumnae Panel from top MBA programs held in Washington DC. The Forte Foundation hosts Forte Forum events that provide opportunities for potential MBA students to learn about business schools and MBA careers. Learn from these veteran MBAs as they field questions from current MBA applicants such as: what to consider when choosing a business school and launching the ap...

EMBA Student Panel

On today’s show we bring you reflections from students who are currently balancing an executive MBA program, their work and more. Some are high level execs, some are entrepreneurs, some are managers at Fortune 100 companies. How do they do it? Do they get the same opportunities as regular, full-time MBA students? If you’re only there on weekends, what’s the faculty interaction like? Is there any synergy between school and work? Listen in...

From the Military to an MBA Part II

For many military personnel it’s not an easy transition from the battlefield to the campus and then to the boardroom. Military leaders – with their sense of responsibility and strategic thinking -- are often naturally driven to get their MBA to develop their technical, business and managerial skills, to prepare for the move into corporate life. In this show, From the Military to Corporate America, you will get advice and information from...

From the Military to an MBA

Strong young military leaders often make the successful leap to Corporate America, with the MBA providing the tools. In this show you will hear from more than a dozen deans, soldiers, students and experts about the military-friendly schools, how to find available benefits, you’ll learn about the resources and the challenges. In our companion show, Military MBA: From the Military to Corporate America: Fitting In you will hear how to make th...

Using an MBA to Change Careers

Are you thinking about using an MBA to change careers? In business school they’ll call you a career switcher and you’ll find that you aren’t alone. Up to 90% of MBA candidates consider switching careers during their time on campus. Within just one or two years you can learn the skills and gain the context you need to launch into a new direction. This time we’ll take you through the process that you’d experience through the career man...

Preparing for an MBA

Let’s face it: getting into the MBA program of your choice isn’t easy. This may be especially true for younger people with less work experience, or would-be applicants with liberal arts or science backgrounds valid pursuits, but not directly linked in an admissions director’s mind to making someone B-school ready. In this show, we’ll talk with some experts - program administrators, a professor, and a student to hear their advice for no...

Star Professors

Ever dreamed of studying under the business experts whose names you read in the papers and see on the news? Lots of MBA programs have "star professors" on their staff rosters. But what's it like to work with them in the classroom? On this edition of MBA Podcaster, you'll learn what to look for in MBA faculty. Most MBA applicants do not put a high priority on researching the faculty at schools where they are applying. A bit of homework in this...

Business School Admissions Panel

Listen in on an Admission Panel with top business schools around the country. Admissions Directors from NYU Stern, Columbia and Wharton will field questions on a range of topics, all with one goal in mind: how you can beat the odds and gain admittance to their schools.

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Words of Advice from Recent MBA Grads on Getting in & Succeeding After Graduation

If you’re on your way to enrolling in an MBA program, or already there now, chances are you would like words of advice on from those who’ve been there, done it and went on to succeed. Listen in as we get advice from our varied guests on everything from getting in, thriving while on campus and success beyond graduation....

MBA’s Guide to a Successful First Year on Campus

Back to school after years on the job means lectures, homework and exams while also juggling campus activities and a job search. Even for those students who are starting their MBA shortly after successfully completing undergraduate business school you may not have enough “real-world” experience to hit the ground running in their first year. We'll give you tips how to navi...

The Executive MBA

You know you need to get an MBA in order to advance your career but you’re not sure what program fits your experience. Do you have enough experience to qualify for an Executive MBA? What’s the difference between the Executive MBA and a Full-time or Part-Time MBA? What’s the long-term career impact of choosing an EMBA over the other MBA program options? We’ll ask all these questions and more from directors of top EMBA programs across th...

MBA Application Essays and Recommendations

Get ready to think hard, dig deep and do a little soul searching: you’re about to tackle your MBA application essays. The essay section is the single most important part of your entire application which you can control. So put the test scores and the GPA aside and think about how you can convince the admission’s committee that you deserve a spot on their campus. Our guests will tell you where to begin, what to focus on and how to address a...

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