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Mar 8, 2022

Choosing Between Fixed and Variable Interest Rate Loans

My name is Nikhil Agarwal. I graduated from Harvard Business School in 2020 and have helped thousands of students with more than $500 million in student loans over the last three years through Juno, an organization that negotiates the lowest interest rates for MBA student loans.  When it comes to... Read more »

Mar 8, 2022

Optimal Strategies for MBA Student Loans

My name is Nikhil Agarwal. I graduated from Harvard Business School in 2020 and have helped thousands of students get the best deals on more than $500 million in student loans over the last three years through Juno, a startup that negotiates lower rates for MBA student loans.  When you’re... Read more »

Mar 8, 2022

A Guide to MBA Student Loans

You’re excited. You just got into your top picks for business school and are deciding which one to attend. One thing you should keep in mind while you’re comparing is how much each school will cost. Here’s a guide to MBA student loans, from start to finish, brought to you... Read more »

Mar 8, 2022

Budgeting for Business School

My name is Nikhil Agarwal. I graduated from Harvard Business School (HBS) in 2020 and have helped thousands of students with more than $500 million in student loans over the last three years through Juno, an organization that negotiates the lowest rates for MBA student loans.  When it comes to... Read more »

Mar 8, 2022

How Two HBS Students Changed The Student Loan Market

Juno’s Origin As my co-founder and I started at Harvard Business School, we decided the student loan market was absurd. We also knew that we could get lower rates if we negotiated as a large group of MBAs, as opposed to applying for loans by ourselves. So we formed a... Read more »

Mar 8, 2022

Real Humans of Microsoft: Nathalia Borges, Duke Fuqua MBA ’21, Product Marketing Manager | Cloud Business

Satya Nadella, current CEO of Microsoft, is credited with turning the culture of Microsoft around, to a “growth mindset.” The tech giant’s mission statement is now, “empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.” This, among other features of the multinational corporation, drew Duke Fuqua MBA... Read more »

Mar 8, 2022

Episode 220: Taking a Serious Look at the Online MBA

Most of our regular listeners know our podcast tends to devote 99% of recorded time to traditional, full-time, in-person MBA offerings, but several factors have combined to merit some serious discussion of online offerings. Those factors are: Technology The caliber of institutions increasingly active in this space The pandemic's 'necessity... Read more »

Mar 8, 2022

INSEAD’s Limitless Campaign Celebrates Alumnae for International Women’s Day

Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. Officially recognized by the United Nations in 1977, this annual celebration is an opportunity to educate the public and mobilize political will and resources toward addressing women’s issues worldwide. On International Women’s Day, we recognize women’s achievements, honor the growing women’s movement, and... Read more »

Mar 7, 2022

UPenn Wharton Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

I completed the Wharton Team-Based Discussion (TBD) and 1:1 interview recently, with two second-year MBA students as observers for the TBD, then the 1:1 with one of the two students. Most people (6 candidates total) joined about 10 minutes early and introduced themselves, and made some small talk. After the... Read more »

Mar 7, 2022

UPenn Wharton Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Team based discussion followed by a 10 minute interview with two questions: Why the MBA and Why Wharton? Team-Based Discussion Before the TBD started, we had about 10 minutes of small talk/introductions. My slot was for 5:15 pm. Once it started, the moderators (two second-year students) read out the instructions... Read more »

Mar 7, 2022

NYU Stern Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / Off-Campus

Interview was very conversational. Here are the questions: 1. Why did you choose the Pick 6? Asked questions about my dog. 2. Can you go over your resume and work experience? 3. What are your long-term goals? 4. Why Stern and how will Stern help you reach those goals?

Mar 7, 2022

Top MBA Program Career Placement Outcomes: Graduates Seeking Employment

Since one of the benefits of going to business school is to help young professionals advance in their career, many MBA applicants (and current MBA students) are interested in seeing the employment outcomes for recent graduates. In response, business schools survey their MBA graduates and issue employment reports which highlight successful... Read more »

Mar 7, 2022

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions, March 7-11, 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! Decisions and Late Round Deadlines Round 2 interviews continue, as we prepare for the release of Round 2 decisions in the coming weeks.... Read more »

Mar 7, 2022

Wire Taps 219—West African candidate and 700 GMAT, Test waiver for Round 3, Johnson Park Fellowship versus Columbia

In this episode of WireTaps, Graham and Alex discussed this week's forthcoming release of admissions decisions for CMU / Tepper and INSEAD. Your hosts also highlighted our new content series: Top MBA Career Placement Outcomes. Two pieces published last week revealed interesting insights regarding regional placement within the U.S.. Graham... Read more »

Mar 6, 2022

Georgetown McDonough Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

This year, McDonough allowed you the option to choose your interviewer via a portal, with the ability to filter by clubs / organization affiliation (students / admissions office ). I had chosen a second-year student, but she was unable to interview me last minute and had somebody fill in for... Read more »

Mar 4, 2022

Real Humans of Apple: Jon-Matt Hopkins, CBS ’20, New Product Launch Manager

How long have you waited in line for the new iPhone? How many Apple products are helping you run your life seamlessly? In this edition of Real Humans – Alumni, we hear from an MBA alum making sure these products reach you. Jon-Matt Hopkins, Columbia Business School MBA '20, tells... Read more »

Mar 3, 2022

NYU Stern MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

1. Pick 6 icebreaker. 2. Achievement on resume I am the most proud of. 3. A time I received criticism at work. 4. 2 areas to improve upon with the MBA. 5. Why now? 6. Why short-term goals? 7. Companies I would want to work with? 8. What tools would... Read more »

Mar 3, 2022

Georgetown McDonough Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Virtual

Questions were fairly direct - 1) Walk me through your resume. 2) Why McDonough? 3) ST, LT goals with target designations. 4) Explain a time you received constructive feedback. 5) What if anything would be a challenge in you accepting the Georgetown offer, if you receive one? 6) Any questions... Read more »

Mar 3, 2022

Real Humans of BCG: Steve Neumann, Georgetown McDonough MBA’ 2019, Project Leader

Boston Consulting Group (BCG)—one of the Big Three of the top consulting firms known as MBB—has offices in 50 countries, and therefore no shortage of opportunities to pursue a diverse and lively profession. In this Real Humans – Alumni, we meet Steve Neumann, Georgetown McDonough MBA ’19, who talks about... Read more »

Mar 2, 2022

Yale SOM MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Started off with some small talk and jumped in: "I have your resume in front of me, but I'm not going to ask you to walk me through it. Tell me about a meaningful professional experience and why? "Tell me about a professional experience where someone had a different perspective... Read more »

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