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Jul 6, 2020

Episode 110: Wire Taps—Do I Need a CS Credential to Transition into Tech?

In this podcast episode of Wire Taps, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown advise MBA applicants who need help with defining their career goals and determining fit.  Preview their profiles from MBA ApplyWire below, then tune in. The first MBA hopeful has a military background: Another applicant is undecided about their... Read more »

Jul 6, 2020

Admissions Director Q&A: Margaret O’Neill of Cambridge Judge Business School

"Collaboration is a buzz word that is often used, but at Cambridge we live and breathe it," says Margaret O’Neill, Head of MBA Marketing, Admissions and Careers at Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS). O'Neill has oversight of the whole MBA journey, from the moment candidates first engage with the school,... Read more »

Jul 3, 2020

Fridays from the Frontline: At Stanford GSB, Reimagining the News

In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, Stanford GSB student, Judd Olanoff, introduces his entrepreneurial project, Storyist. Read on for how an MBA class inspired his idea, and how the Stanford GSB program helped him bring it to life. At Stanford GSB, Reimagining the News By Judd Olanoff, Stanford... Read more »

Jul 2, 2020

The Forté Foundation’s Annual MBA Women’s Leadership Conference

Over 1,600 people attended the Forté Foundation's annual MBA Women’s Leadership Conference, which ran June 12th and 13th this year. Held virtually for the first time in Forté's history, the event set an attendance record with more than double the attendance of 2019's sold-out conference. As a non-profit dedicated to... Read more »

Jul 1, 2020

Admissions Director Q&A: Lisa Rios of NYU Stern School of Business

Lisa Rios, the Executive Director of MBA Admissions at NYU Stern, joins us in this Admissions Director Q&A to cover the hallmarks of the Manhattan-based MBA program. A member of the admissions team since 2008, Rios works with the Full-time MBA programs. Prior to Stern, she worked in industry at... Read more »

Jun 29, 2020

Northwestern Kellogg Interview Questions: Deferred Admission / Adcom / Skype

Walk me through your resume. Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. Tell me about a time when you worked in a diverse team. Why Kellogg? What are your career goals?

Jun 29, 2020

MIT Sloan Interview Questions: Deferred Admission / Adcom / Skype

Are there any updates to your application? Tell me a time when you worked with a difficult person. Tell me a time when you demonstrated leadership. Tell me about any advice you've received recently. Why Sloan? What are your career goals?

Jun 29, 2020

Episode 109: Wire Taps—Is My Quant Background Strong Enough?

The new MBA admissions season is upon us, as applicants fill this week’s Wire Taps podcast episode.  Our admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, advise three new MBA hopefuls who posted to MBA ApplyWire. Get a glimpse of their profiles below and then tune in. The first applicant has... Read more »

Jun 29, 2020

Admissions Director Q&A: Blair Mannix of the Wharton School

We continue our Admissions Director Q&A series with Blair Mannix, the Director of Admissions of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School in Philadelphia.  In addition to rigorous quantitative training, Wharton MBA students enjoy an intimate learning environment due to the Learning Team and cohort structure. Students spend their first year... Read more »

Jun 26, 2020

Fridays from the Frontline: Student Perspectives – The Consortium at UCLA Anderson

This edition of Fridays from the Frontline highlights a valuable organization for diversity in business school: The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. Current MBA student at UCLA Anderson, Carmen Chávez, shares her story of the support and guidance she received through the Consortium. Student Perspectives: The Consortium at Anderson By... Read more »

Jun 25, 2020

USC Marshall Interview Questions & Report: Round 5 / Adcom / Skype

As others have already written, the interview was very laid-back and casual. Elaine was very kind and started with some small talk, which put me at ease. The questions were exactly as others have already posted, very straight-forward: resume walk-through, why MBA, why Marshall, what are you most proud of?,... Read more »

Jun 25, 2020

Admissions Director Q&A: Chad Losee of Harvard Business School

When it comes to community, Harvard Business School's Chad Losee, current Managing Director of MBA Admissions and HBS MBA '13, can attest: Business school classmates transcend campus relations and become lifelong friends. As we all continue to adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic, Losee cites the support of his HBS sectionmates... Read more »

Jun 23, 2020

MIT Sloan Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / Skype

It went pretty well. The interviewer asked me about three questions in the thirty-minute time frame and it was over before I knew it. One behavioral question she asked was about a time I had to push back or experienced conflict with a superior in the workplace. She seemed to... Read more »

Jun 23, 2020

Admissions Director Q&A: Lihao Ji of CEIBS

MBA admissions directors from around the world will be discussing their programs, the admissions process, essays, interviews and more in our annual Admissions Director Q&As.  We are excited to kick off the 2020-2021 series with insights from Lihao (Steven) Ji, the assistant director of the MBA Marketing, Admissions & Financial Aid... Read more »

Jun 22, 2020

Episode 108: Wire Taps—When Is It Time to Give Up on the Waitlist?

We are excited to bring you our 50th episode of Wire Taps! Our admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, have certainly enjoyed recording this weekly podcast to deliver admissions strategies and tips. See which profiles from MBA ApplyWire and MBA DecisionWire they discuss this week below and then tune... Read more »

Jun 19, 2020

Fridays from the Frontline: How Duke Fuqua Forged Ahead During the Pandemic

Current Duke MBA student, Sandeep Panda, took to Fuqua's student blog to share how the faculty and community have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read on for Sandeep's story in this edition of Fridays from the Frontline. How Fuqua Forged Ahead During the Pandemic [caption id="attachment_560999" align="alignleft" width="100"] Sandeep Panda,... Read more »

Jun 15, 2020

Episode 107: Wire Taps—Should I Turn Down an M7 to Re-Apply to H/S/W?

This podcast episode of Wire Taps is chock full of decision-making advice about when to apply and where to matriculate.  In this episode, MBA hopefuls who have posted to MBA ApplyWire and MBA DecisionWire get direct feedback on their potential choices from our admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown.... Read more »

Jun 15, 2020

The Deferred Enrollment Program at Columbia Business School

As a college senior or graduate student, your path up until this point has likely been laid out relatively clearly for years—course schedules, weekly assignments, credit requirements, etc.  Now, with graduation finally in sight, what will be your next step?  What will you need to thrive in a global economy—not... Read more »

Jun 12, 2020

Fridays from the Frontline: Stanford GSB Leading with Purpose in a Time of Crisis

In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, two Stanford GSB MBA students discuss how the leading MBA program supported their efforts to launch Gift Card Bank.  Khalil Fuller GSB '20 and Harry Mahadevan GSB '20 founded the nonprofit to help people in need due to the pandemic. Gift Card... Read more »

Jun 11, 2020

Stanford GSB Plans for Post-COVID-19 Future

After months of social distancing and business closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been catching glimpses of our old lives lately—dining outside at our favorite restaurants, unfurling our coziest blankets at our local beach. These hints of normalcy, however, belie the deeper economic and social impact of the disease,... Read more »


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