In this week’s MBA Admissions podcast Alex and Graham began by discussing a new survey that Clear Admit has launched, which investigates the media habits of MBA candidates. All participation is greatly appreciated; the survey is here: https://bit.ly/casummarysurvey Graham then noted a new Master in Management program offered by Chicago / Booth which led to a discussion of some of the more unusual formats being offered by leading programs for graduate management education. Graham then highlighted a Real Humans piece featuring an alum of Dartmouth / Tuck at Citi, and two Adcom Q&As from MIT / Sloan and Maryland / Smith. Graham and Alex also discussed the first Clear Admit+ webinar for this season, to be held later today (Monday, August 7th) at 12 pm ET. This webinar is open to all registered members of Clear Admit.
As usual, for the candidate profile review portion of the show, Alex selected three ApplyWire entries:
This week’s first MBA admissions candidate has an outstanding profile, which includes a 3.99 GPA in chemical engineering. They are from Trinidad and Tobago and work as a process engineer. The one slightly weaker element of their candidacy is their 324 GRE. The score itself is decent, but relative to the rest of this profile, Alex and Graham think it could be better. One more retake might yield positive dividends. Candidate #2 has a very non-traditional profile, having worked extensively in the education sector. Their experience is very interesting, but key to their candidacy will be to show how the MBA makes perfect sense for what they plan to do post MBA. They are keen to apply in Round 1, but Alex and Graham think they should wait until Round 2, and retake the GRE, which is much lower than the median for the programs they are targeting. The final MBA candidate for this episode has another super profile all around. They have strong numbers (336 GRE, 3.68) and their work trajectory looks very interesting, going from research, to consulting to “doing”. They are planning to wait one more year to apply, but Alex wonders if it might make sense to target this season with a couple of reach programs, to see what happens.
Chemical Engineer from Trinidad and Tobago
Education sector, low GRE
Super profile, next season
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