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Episode 161: Wire Taps—GMAT / GRE Recency, Back Office Blues, and a Texas vs. California Clash!

This week, Alex and Graham tackle a number of key admissions questions, ranging from the importance of GMAT/GRE ‘recency’ to potential hurdles candidates may face when coming from ‘back office’ roles. Along the way, our hosts also counsel an early bird applicant thinking of applying in 2024 and a recently admitted applicant weighing offers from UCLA Anderson (with $100K) vs. UT Austin McCombs (with $30K). Other topics in this jam-packed episode include R3 applications and the state of the waitlist at top schools this season.

Preview the featured posts from MBA ApplyWire and MBA DecisionWire that Graham and Alex discuss below, then tune in!

To start, a newly-minted graduate is already looking years ahead to MBA programs:

An Indian applicant is looking to work in strategy or product management post-MBA:

Finally, an accepted candidate is torn between Texas McCombs and UCLA Anderson for tech:

Happy listening!

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Episode 161: Wire Taps—GMAT / GRE Recency, 'Back Office' Blues, and a Texas vs. California Clash!
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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!

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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.

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