This episode of the Clear Admit MBA podcast kicks off with Alex and Graham discussing the Round 3 decisions that are starting to roll out, noting how it’s a much shorter cycle than the prior rounds with rapid turnarounds. Graham then highlights several ‘Real Humans: Alumni’ pieces, including a CMU / Tepper graduate working at Google, a Cambridge / Judge alum who has landed with Microsoft, a recent INSEAD graduate who chose the Boston Consulting Group, a Cornell / Johnson alumna who also works for BCG, and a USC Marshall alum working Google. Graham also mentioned the first of our Application Overview workshops, scheduled for this Wednesday. Signups are still open at https://tinyurl.com/clearadmitevents. Programs attending this first event are Berkeley / Haas, INSEAD, Yale SOM and Michigan / Ross.
As always, the show features three real candidacies selected by Alex – and this week they are all from ApplyWire entries WireTaps goes “all in” on the new application cycle.
First up, Alex has chosen a candidate with a 333 GRE, a master’s degree from a “rural ivy” and entrepreneurial (and related) experiences in China. They are seeking an MBA to pursue consulting in the health care space. Alex and Graham think there is a lot to like, especially regarding the transition to China. This week’s second candidate has a very unorthodox pathway to the MBA; this includes not completing an undergraduate degree and experience in the sports industry; they are also from Greece. They do have a master’s degree, and their GMAT is a superb 750. They will really need to execute well on their applications, and fill in the gaps we couldn’t discern. But there are possibilities… Finally, we have a candidate from Canada, with what looks like very strong engineering experience and very decent extra curriculars. Their post MBA goal includes being in Europe, so they are looking at a mix of Euro-based programs and top US-based programs. We think they should take a flyer at HSW and possibly INSEAD, and if they think there is improvement in their GMAT, then retake it.
China-based entrepreneur, with a 333 GRE
Greek candidate, sports background, no undergrad
Canadian engineer, maybe aim high
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