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Last Updated Apr 12, 2021 by

Episode 157: Wire Taps— Am I Crazy to Turn Down HBS for Love?

What would you do if you and your partner weren’t both accepted to all of the same MBA programs?  And what if one of those non-overlap programs was Harvard Business School?  Fasten your seat belts, as Alex and Graham put on their ‘relationship counselor’ hats this week…with potentially disastrous consequences.... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 8, 2021 by

Episode 156: Meet Podcaster Cassandra Pittman, CBS MBA & Former INSEAD/LBS Adcom

We are excited to welcome Cassandra Rae Pittman, host and executive producer of the Power Done Differently podcast, to share her rich perspective on MBA admissions, empowering women in business, entrepreneurial grit and more. Cassandra Rae Pittman, host and executive producer of the Power Done Differently podcast Cassandra spent nearly... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 5, 2021 by

Episode 155: Wire Taps—Berkeley Haas or UCLA Anderson for Tech?

It’s time for another podcast episode of Wire Taps! As the dust settles on R2 decisions, Graham and Alex report in from the frontlines, sharing a couple of really challenging dilemmas faced by accepted students. The first dilemma involves a candidate with offers from Wharton (w/$50K) and Haas ($160K) and... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 29, 2021 by

Episode 154: Wire Taps—Can I Negotiate a Scholarship?

Drained from a crazy week of R2 admissions decisions at Wharton, Kellogg, UCLA, Berkeley, Yale, UT Austin, and more – not to mention a first appearance on the Clubhouse app – Graham nearly forgets to show up to record WireTaps! The resulting episode is a bit like the podcast equivalent... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 22, 2021 by

Episode 153: Wire Taps—March Madness, Clubhouse, and Tepper or UNC for Tech

Reporting from the eye of the R2 results storm, Alex and Graham share exciting news of Clear Admit’s presence on Clubhouse, discuss our March Madness bracket challenge (that pits post-MBA employers against each other), and carefully dissect a set of candidate profiles. Admissions tips abound, as always, including how to... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 15, 2021 by

Episode 152: Wire Taps—UNC Kenan-Flagler or Indiana Kelley for Consulting?

We have another episode of WireTaps for you!  As the floodgates begin to open on R2 admissions decisions, Graham and Alex touch on some key admissions tips around navigating the waitlist (should a CBS waitlist-er retake the GRE?), the importance of logical, feasible career plans (does a Canadian applicant need... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 8, 2021 by

Episode 151: Wire Taps—MIT Sloan or London Business School for MBB?

As Graham battles a case of near-laryngitis, Alex decides to put him on the spot about his ‘other life’.  Meanwhile, Graham marvels at the coincidental CPG-Canada-Tech connections across this week’s WireTaps candidates. As always, the duo work in some key MBA admissions lessons, such as how first generation Asian-Americans (and... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 1, 2021 by

Episode 150: Wire Taps—Which School for Product Strategy/Marketing?

Our podcast hosts Graham Richmond and Alex Brown present another episode of Wire Taps.  As always, the duo tackle a number of key admissions questions, with this episode focusing on the following: When and why should you contact the admissions office with updates about your candidacy? Are there instances where... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 22, 2021 by

Episode 149: Wire Taps—Special Guest: Reddit r/MBA Moderator

We have a special podcast episode of Wire Taps this week! We are excited to welcome Reddit r/MBA moderator Highlyasian, who joins our hosts Graham Richmond and Alex Brown in dishing out MBA admissions advice. See which profiles from MBA ApplyWire and MBA DecisionWire they discuss below, then tune in.... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 15, 2021 by

Episode 148: Wire Taps—Chicago Booth or MIT Sloan for Tech?

Welcome to another podcast episode of Wire Taps, featuring keen admissions advice from Alex Brown and Graham Richmond. This week, two applicants are looking ahead – one at deferred admissions and the other at next year’s cycle – while an accepted candidate faces a tough choice of where to matriculate... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 8, 2021 by

Episode 147: Wire Taps—Is It Crazy to Turn Down HBS?

As applicants and candidates alike make their way through Round 2, our admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown, continue to share MBA admissions advice in our latest podcast episode of Wire Taps. See which profiles from MBA ApplyWire and MBA DecisionWire they discuss below, then tune in. The first... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 1, 2021 by

Episode 146: Wire Taps—MIT Sloan or Wharton for Tech?

Our resident admissions experts, Alex Brown and Graham Richmond, weigh in on MBA application strategies and school choices in our latest podcast episode of Wire Taps. See which profiles from MBA ApplyWire and MBA DecisionWire they discuss below, then tune in. The first applicant is in private equity: Another applicant... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 25, 2021 by

Episode 145: Wire Taps—With Five Acceptances, Where Should I Go?

Tune into a new podcast episode of Wire Taps in which our resident experts offer advice to two MBA applicants and a candidate choosing among five acceptances and two other potential options. See which profiles from MBA ApplyWire and MBA DecisionWire they discuss below, then tune in. The first applicant... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 18, 2021 by

Episode 144: Wire Taps—CBS, Chicago Booth or Kellogg for Real Estate?

Join Alex Brown and Graham Richmond for another advice-filled podcast episode of Wire Taps. They share MBA admissions insights with a few atypical applicants and weigh in on school choice for real estate. See which profiles from MBA ApplyWire and MBA DecisionWire they discuss below, then tune in. A Navy... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 11, 2021 by

Episode 143: Wire Taps—Northwestern Kellogg or NYU Stern for Social Impact?

As applicants and candidates alike weigh their b-school strategies, Alex Brown and Graham Richmond share related MBA admissions advice in our new podcast episode of Wire Taps. See which profiles from MBA ApplyWire and MBA DecisionWire they discuss below, then tune in. One military applicant already submitted some apps but... Read more »

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