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May 23, 2022

Wire Taps 234—UK-based African immigrant focused on sustainability. France-based African immigrant debating whether to pursue the MBA. US-based Latina, going HBS or bust.

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,... Read more »

May 20, 2022

Real Humans of Google: Daphne Amir, Cornell Johnson MBA ’21, Technical Account Manager

For Daphne Amir, earning an MBA at Cornell Johnson was the perfect launchpad to a new career in tech with Google. In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, she shares her insights into the leading business school, how the program supported her career and more about joining the tech giant. Daphne... Read more »

May 20, 2022

Wharton MBA/Lauder MA International Studies Joint Degree Program Webinar – Video Recap

Interested in joint degree MBA/MA Programs?  This Lauder Institute MBA webinar is for you! The Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies in partnership with The Wharton School provides a dual MBA/MA program with a global focus. The Lauder Institute allows students to earn an MBA from The Wharton School,... Read more »

May 19, 2022

Real Humans of Circle: Kidae Hong, NYU Stern MBA ’21, CEO and Co-Founder

Kidae Hong, NYU Stern MBA '21, returns to talk about his entrepreneurial venture, Circle, and how Stern empowered his vision in this edition of Real Humans: Alumni. Read on for his insights into entrepreneurship, making the most of business school and more. Kidae Hong, NYU Stern MBA'21, CEO and Co-Founder at... Read more »

May 18, 2022

MBA Math, HBS CORe and Other Pre-MBA Courses to Boost Your Profile

While you will never have a time machine to retake undergraduate courses and improve your GPA, there is something you can do to “repair” your transcript for MBA admissions. Transcript repair – aka “supplemental coursework” or “pre-MBA coursework” is the act of pursuing non-degree coursework to demonstrate your academic aptitude... Read more »

May 17, 2022

Real Humans of McKinsey & Company: Mansoor Safi, Northwestern Kellogg MBA ’21, Associate

Many factors can combine to make the perfect place--location, values, fit, ROI, culture and more. In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Mansoor Safi, Northwestern Kellogg MBA ’21, digs into the culture and other features that drew him to join Kellogg and then McKinsey on his professional path. Read on... Read more »

May 16, 2022

The Week Ahead: MBA Interview Invitations & Decisions, May 16-20, 2022

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week and every week! Round 3 decisions continue. Tuesday, May 17, UCLA / Anderson is scheduled to release its Round 3 decisions. Wednesday, May 18, Yale SOM... Read more »

May 16, 2022

Wire Taps 233—Asset management sales to top MBA? Lawyer to consultant, from New Zealand. Military pilot seeking product management role.

Alex and Graham kick off this week's episode with some discussion around the waitlist movements they've observed over the last week on MBA LiveWire. It is becoming clear that MBA programs are going to their waitlists in good numbers, with likely more to come. Graham highlighted the most recently published... Read more »

May 13, 2022

Webinar: Behind the Scenes of Management Consulting – Video Recap

Interested in management consulting?  This management consulting webinar is for you! The management consulting career path is considered integral to the professional aspirations of countless MBA applicants and students. As a traditional industry, the management consulting career has held consistent gravitas and respect among all sides of the MBA universe.... Read more »

May 13, 2022

Real Humans of BCG: Valerie Jadulang, USC Marshall MBA ’18, Project Leader

Now a project leader at BCG, Valerie (Claire) Jadulang, USC Marshall MBA'18, prioritized "fit" when it came to choosing a business school & her post-MBA employer. Read on for her story in this edition of Real Humans: Alumni. Valerie (Claire) Jadulang, USC Marshall MBA '18, Project Leader at BCG Age:... Read more »

May 13, 2022

Weekly Refresh: Latest MBA Essay Questions, Analyzed – Plus HBS Deadlines

Welcome to Weekly Refresh, a roundup of admissions advice and updates on the Clear Admit site. In this edition, we’re catching up with essay tips and deadlines for schools that have released info this far in advance of the 2022-2023 admissions cycle. Essay Tips Drafting your application essays? See the... Read more »

May 12, 2022

Real Humans of Amazon: Vienna Chen, Wharton MBA ’20, Senior Product Manager Technical

What do you when you want to move from finance to tech? Pursue an MBA, of course! In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Vienna Chen, a senior product manager technical at Amazon Web Services, talks about how the Wharton MBA program prepared her for her career change. Vienna Chen,... Read more »

May 10, 2022

Real Humans of Microsoft: Ruchi Nanda, CBS MBA ’19, U.S. Capital Markets Sr. Industry Advisor

In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Ruchi Nanda, CBS MBA '19, talks about how Columbia Business School, New York City and more supported her career progress in technology to land a role at Microsoft. Ruchi Nanda, CBS MBA '19, U.S. Capital Markets Sr. Industry Advisor at Microsoft Age:  31... Read more »

May 9, 2022

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions, May 9-13, 2022

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week and every week! Round 3 final decisions are now rolling out. Tuesday, May 10, UPenn / Wharton is scheduled to release its Round 3 decisions. Wednesday,... Read more »

May 9, 2022

Wire Taps 232—Cyber-security military officer, physics degree. Food scientist, seeking MBA to do good. Top numbers, underwhelming school selection

Graham and Alex are back for another Wire Taps episode as Round 3 decisions continue to roll out (this upcoming week includes UPenn / Wharton, Northwestern / Kellogg, Michigan / Ross and Berkeley / Haas). Your hosts discussed anticipation of significant movement on the wait lists over the next few... Read more »

May 6, 2022

Real Humans of Amazon: Chidinma ‘Chi’ Esinaulo, Kellogg 1Y MBA ’21, Sr. Product Manager

In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Chidinma 'Chi' Esinaulo, Northwestern Kellogg 1Y MBA '21, shares the motivation behind her goals and how her desire for meaningful impact led her to Amazon. Chi also talks about how the team structure and more at Kellogg prepared her for her role as... Read more »

May 6, 2022

Fridays from the Frontline: What is Fuqua Friday?

Sandeep Panda, Duke Fuqua Daytime MBA Class of 2021, sheds light on the longstanding tradition of Fuqua Fridays at the leading business school in this Fridays from the Frontline. What is Fuqua Friday? By Sandeep Panda, Daytime MBA Class of 2021 TGIF. As the clock rushes towards the end of... Read more »

May 5, 2022

Real Humans of Deloitte: Graham Wookey, Stanford GSB MBA ’19, Management Consultant

Stanford GSB invites business leaders to "Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world." And Graham Wookey, Stanford GSB MBA '19, is trying to do just that at Deloitte. His consulting efforts support the energy transition and decarbonization, while serving startups and large companies in cleantech and energy. Read on for... Read more »

May 3, 2022

Real Humans of McKinsey: Corey Bourbonais, Michigan Ross MBA ’21, Associate

In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, McKinsey Associate Corey Bourbonais talks about how her MBA education at Michigan Ross prepared her for the dynamic lifestyle of consulting. Read on for her insights into the leading business school and her advice for MBA candidates. Corey Bourbonais, Michigan Ross MBA '21,... Read more »

May 2, 2022

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions, May 2-6, 2022

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week and every week! Round 3 decisions roll out. Wednesday, May 4, UVA / Darden and Carnegie Mellon / Tepper are scheduled to release their Round 3... Read more »

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