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Admissions Q&A with Wharton Lauder’s Kara Keenan Sweeney

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Wharton offers a joint-degree program—the MBA with an MA in International Studies—with Penn’s Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies that puts the MBA experience on a global scale, as the program concentrations focus on a region of the world—or the world itself.  In this podcast episode, you can learn how the program can support your career in international business and immerse you in other cultures.

Wharton Lauder Director of Admissions Marketing and Communications, Kara Keenan Sweeney

Clear Admit’s Graham Richmond sat down with the Director of Admissions Marketing and Communications at the Lauder Institute, Kara Keenan Sweeney, to learn more about the joint degree. In 2015, Kara joined the Lauder Institute. She oversees marketing and communications for admissions and works jointly with the Director of Admissions on recruitment events and application review. Prior to joining Lauder, Kara worked for Penn’s Graduate School of Education, as well as Penn State, INSEAD and Columbia Business School. Kara grew up in the Philadelphia area, but was born in Norway and has lived in six countries on three continents. She earned an MA in Higher Education Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University and a BA in English and Political Science from Trinity College.

In this episode, Graham and Kara talk about the Lauder joint degree program with Wharton, who should seek out this opportunity, the admissions process, the structure of the program and more!  Thank you to Kara for joining us and we hope our listeners enjoy hearing about the international opportunities.

Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast
Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast
Podcast Episode 30: Admissions Q&A with Wharton Lauder's Kara Keenan Sweeney

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Lauren Wakal
Lauren Wakal has been covering the MBA admissions space for more than a decade, from in-depth business school profiles to weekly breaking news and more.