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Episode 162: Wire Taps—Reapplication Strategy, Casting too Wide a Net, and Decision Dilemmas

This week, Alex and Graham travel to Southeast Asia while touting a review from a listener in Thailand and evaluating a Malaysian applicant who needs a reapplication strategy (and who apparently likes cooking while tuning into WireTaps). They then turn their attention to a consultant in NYC who needs a bit of a confidence boost due to a below-average GPA (and who apparently listens to WireTaps in the shower). Our hosts also dig into a dilemma from a candidate with admissions offers from Vanderbilt ($92K), Georgetown ($20K), and Georgia Tech (~$20K). The dilemma? This candidate has an aversion to landing in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic, is drawn to the big-city advantages of Atlanta, has a partner in Nashville, and some warm & fuzzies for the Owen folks they have met.  Preview the posts from MBA ApplyWire and MBA DecisionWire that the duo discuss below, then tune in!

The episode includes advice for a first-gen Asian American looking to compensate for a below average undergraduate record:

Additionally, an international applicant is looking to move from e-commerce to i-banking and had a question about re-using Round 3 materials in a reapplication bid:

Finally, an accepted candidate is torn between Georgia Tech / Scheller and Vanderbilt Owen:

Happy listening!

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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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