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Wire Taps 236—Central Asian candidate with manufacturing experience. Super numbers, going fast! First-gen female candidate, worried about the GMAT.

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Alex and Graham are back with another episode of WireTaps, kicking off this week’s show with a discussion of the recent roll-out of several Clear Admit ‘essay topic analyses’ (which we prepare each season), as the likes of Tuck, Darden, HBS, CBS, and more have published their topics for 2022-23.  Speaking of essays, Graham also announced the upcoming essay workshops, which run throughout the month of July and into August.  The first workshop includes school representatives from Berkeley / Haas, Chicago / Booth, Dartmouth / Tuck, and Virginia / Darden. You can sign up here: https://bit.ly/cambaessays.  Moving on from essays, Graham highlighted three Real Humans alumni pieces, including a Michigan / Ross graduate working at Amazon, an NYU / Stern graduate who has landed with McKinsey, and a Cornell / Johnson alum now with Morgan Stanley. We also discussed the recent waitlist activity on LiveWire, which we believe will continue, deep into the summer months.

As with every episode of WireTaps, Alex and Graham review the profiles of three candidates – this week, all three are from ApplyWire.

First up, Alex picks a candidate from Central Asia with strong manufacturing experience. They have also done some interesting things in their community which helps show they are well rounded. A great GPA (3.9) means that they just need a solid GMAT and can likely target the top programs. They note that Yale SOM is their dream program. Our next candidate has some really interesting “skunkworks”-type experience, and great numbers. We worry they’ve been in a hurry with their career and life, and hope they can show the requisite maturity to get the most out of their MBA, and their career. A big question that Alex and Graham tackle is how to weave their less traditional hobbies into their narrative. This week’s final candidate is a first-gen female with eight years of experience and a solid GPA. She is waiting to take the GMAT, but also wondering about the opportunity of a GMAT waiver (if she fails to hit the 700 mark she is targeting). Alex and Graham offer thoughts on the matter of waivers, lower scores, and more.

Central Asian candidate with manufacturing experience

Super numbers, going fast!

First-gen female candidate, worried about the GMAT

 

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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About the Author


alexbr4

Alex is a co host for Clear Admit's Wire Taps podcast. He has spent 30 years in the MBA admissions industry, and authored the book: Becoming a Clear Admit: The Definitive Guide to MBA Admissions

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