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Episode 199: Wire Taps—Underrepresented in Eastern Europe, How to Pitch a Pivot, First-Gen GPA Blues

Many applicants are now looking to refine their admissions strategies for Round 2 deadlines, and Graham and Alex provide key advice in this week’s podcast episode of Wire Taps. First up, an Eastern European applicant may be underrepresented in the applicant pool, but should likely try to retake the GMAT given a below average result. Next, a civil engineer who struggled with health problems in Round 1 is hoping to submit more Round 2 apps, but will need to clearly present his goals in the sports domain to find success. Finally, a first-generation college graduate with a 3.18 GPA and 329 GRE has goals in impact investing, but is wondering whether her GPA may hold her back. Preview the posts that Alex and Graham discuss this week, then tune in below!

An international applicant may need to bolster their GMAT to impress the top schools:

A civil engineer wants to pivot into the sports industry:

A first-generation college grad wants to get into impact investing:

Happy listening!

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Episode 199: Wire Taps—Underrepresented in Eastern Europe, How to Pitch a Pivot, First-Gen GPA Blues
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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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