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Episode 155: Wire Taps—Berkeley Haas or UCLA Anderson for Tech?

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It’s time for another podcast episode of Wire Taps! As the dust settles on R2 decisions, Graham and Alex report in from the frontlines, sharing a couple of really challenging dilemmas faced by accepted students. The first dilemma involves a candidate with offers from Wharton (w/$50K) and Haas ($160K) and goals in PE/real estate. The second features an applicant with offers at Haas (w/$50K) and UCLA (w/$160K) and goals in tech.

Beyond these tough decisions, Alex and Graham explore the profiles of two early bird applicants coming from non-traditional backgrounds (homebuilding, and fashion/acting) and outline the challenges typically faced by less traditional candidates.  Our hosts also break down the recently published US News & World Report MBA ranking and speculate on the Clear Admit March Madness Final Four matchups (McKinsey, Google, Bain, & BCG).

Preview which posts Graham and Alex dig into in this podcast episode of Wire Taps and then tune in for their keen admissions advice.

The episode kicks off with an applicant checking in about their target programs and career goals:

Another MBA hopeful from an atypical industry sought advice on their profile cohesion:

Finally, Graham and Alex offer advice to a candidate choosing between Berkeley Haas and UCLA Anderson:

Happy listening!

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Episode 155: Wire Taps—Berkeley Haas or UCLA Anderson for Tech?

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This episode was hosted by Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, and produced by Dennis Crowley. Thanks to all of you who’ve been joining us!

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.