Alex and Graham began this 150th episode of Wire Taps by reviewing some of the show’s “greatest hits”. A huge thankyou to our listening audience for making this podcast a pleasure to produce, record, and share each week! Beyond the fanfare of a milestone episode, Alex highlighted more waitlist movement, and the anticipation of further activity in this area as Stanford and Chicago / Booth’s decision releases are due this upcoming week. Graham highlighted a new admissions tip which focuses on the role of supplemental course work (aka transcript repair); this includes a deep-dive look at HBS CORe and MBA Math. Your hosts also discussed our new initiative regarding reviews, you can add yours here: https://bit.ly/clearadmitreviews Graham then highlighted the ongoing Application Overview workshop series he is hosting. This upcoming week includes Stanford, London Business School and UCLA Anderson. Signups are here: https://tinyurl.com/clearadmitevents
For the WireTaps portion of the show, Alex picked out three ApplyWire entries:
First up is a candidate who is focused on the environment and water management, both academically and through her career. She is a first generation African immigrant to the UK. She has really good goals that fit well with her profile. Essentially a lot to like, if she can perform well on the GRE. This week’s second candidate is another first-generation applicant, originally from Morocco, now based in France. He is debating whether to pursue another masters program now, in France, or wait a few years to target top MBA programs around the world (Alex and Graham push for the latter choice). Finally Alex picks a candidate who is also first-generation (a theme this week!), who is targeting Harvard Business School only. Graham and Alex strongly advise her to also consider a few more programs which can absolutely help her in terms of her goals.
UK-based African immigrant focused on sustainability
France-based African immigrant debating whether to pursue the MBA
US-based Latina, going HBS or bust
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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!