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Last Updated Jan 24, 2022 by

Episode 210: Wire Taps—Strong female candidate worried about a 710 GMAT. Pivot from tech to investment banking, with a 770 GMAT. Wharton ($10K) vs. Sloan ($100K), for MBB Consulting.

In this episode, Graham and Alex kick things off with some talk about the timing of interview invitations for impatient Round 2 applicants.  Interview invites are already starting to roll out for some programs (West Coast schools, plus Yale and a few more) but the programs with ‘fixed’ interview decision... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 17, 2022 by

Episode 209: Wire Taps— Dartmouth grad with 11 years of work experience in Japan. Syrian American chemical engineer looking to transition to consulting. West African candidate weighing offers from Booth, Johnson, Yale and Stern, for Investment Banking.

Welcome back to WireTaps!  On this Martin Luther King Day, Alex and Graham take a moment to recognize the enormous contributions made by Dr. King before turning their attention towards the latest MBA application news.  Round 2 application deadlines have passed for all the top MBA programs except for MIT... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 10, 2022 by

Episode 208: Wire Taps—Female Indian candidate with a lower GRE score. Tech candidate with super numbers. Darden with dollars versus Kellogg.

Welcome back to WireTaps, our weekly podcast covering all things MBA Admissions!  Round 2 application deadlines continue in the week ahead; Alex and Graham discussed Chicago Booth moving its deadline to this week, January 11, speculating on the reason why. Graham highlighted the Real Humans pieces from Rochester / Simon... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 3, 2022 by

Episode 207: Wire Taps—Female engineer with lower GMAT quant score. Operations candidate targeting the COO role at Patagonia. Stern with a full-ride vs. Booth full-fare, for Investment Banking in New York?

Happy 2022 to all! Graham and Alex are back to ring in the New Year, despite some unexpected hurdles involving an acronym… Round 2 application deadlines are now upon us; Alex noted that 20 MBA programs that Clear Admit covers have their application deadlines this week. Our hosts also marvel... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 27, 2021 by

Episode 206: Wire Taps—Outstanding military candidate with modest GRE. Government worker turned serial novelist. US-based candidate weighing options with non US-based programs.

Grab a glass of eggnog and cozy up to this holiday edition of the WireTaps podcast! While things are now quiet on the MBA decision release front, plenty of MBA candidates are sharing their decisions on MBA DecisionWire, and Graham and Alex get into some helpful content around how to... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 20, 2021 by

Episode 205: Wire Taps—URM college dropout with low test scores; can he make the cut? Accomplished woman with great numbers despite being expelled from ugrad. Will adcoms take a risk? DW: Stern full fare vs. McDonough with dollars; Should money matter?

Welcome back to another episode of WireTaps!  With decisions from leading programs wrapping up over the last week, there has been no shortage of activity on both MBA LiveWire – and MBA DecisionWire, as candidates start weighing their options.   Beyond the usual profile reviews, Alex and Graham dive into an... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 13, 2021 by

Episode 204: Wire Taps—Energy Guy Worried About ROI. Columbia ED Candidate Targeting Round 2. Latam Candidate Might Rethink Target Programs.

Alex and Graham are back for another episode of WireTaps amidst the whirlwind of R1 decisions from Harvard, Stanford, Tuck, Kellogg, Emory, Darden, Michigan, Georgetown, and more! Our hosts preview MIT, Berkeley, and Wharton R1 decisions (coming later this week) and remind listeners to drop by Clubhouse this Thursday at... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 6, 2021 by

Episode 202: Wire Taps—Global Citizen in the Food Delivery Biz. Japanese-based candidate in Private Equity. ORM with super GPA, is Round 2 going to hurt?

As decisions for Round 1 candidates begin to roll out, Alex and Graham discuss the activity seen on MBA LiveWire last week (Booth, LBS and Yale SOM).  They also cover this upcoming week, with Harvard and Stanford decisions leading the way. Graham also notes the new adcom Q&A with David... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 29, 2021 by

Episode 201: Wire Taps—Deferred Candidate with Cannabis Biz! Should They Aim Higher? Is the GRE Score the Outlier?

Graham and Alex provide key advice in this week’s podcast episode of Wire Taps. First up, a deferred candidate in their junior year appears to be doing everything right in terms of academic performance, campus leadership and entrepreneurship. They’ve still got to ace the test, but is their Cannabis business... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 22, 2021 by

The Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast Hits Milestone 200th Episode!

The Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast has turned 200! That’s right, this week’s episode is the 200th edition of a podcast that was first launched in March of 2018. Needless to say, it has wildly exceeded our expectations. In celebration of such a milestone, we want to share a handful... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 22, 2021 by

Episode 200: Wire Taps—Should I Still Apply This Year? Do I Have Enough Work Experience? I Need Help with My Quant Score!

We are excited to mark another milestone with our 200th podcast episode! We would like to thank all our listeners (who have combined for more than 222,000 listens) for making this podcast the show that it has become! Alex and Graham are here to mark the occasion with another installment... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 15, 2021 by

Episode 199: Wire Taps—Underrepresented in Eastern Europe, How to Pitch a Pivot, First-Gen GPA Blues

Many applicants are now looking to refine their admissions strategies for Round 2 deadlines, and Graham and Alex provide key advice in this week’s podcast episode of Wire Taps. First up, an Eastern European applicant may be underrepresented in the applicant pool, but should likely try to retake the GMAT... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 10, 2021 by

Episode 198: Real Humans of the Wharton Lauder MBA/MA Class

We have a special edition podcast episode for you in which we welcome two current students of the Wharton School’s Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies class. As part of our Real Humans: MBA Students series, current Wharton Lauder students, Wendy Yu and Juliana Escobar, share their experiences with... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 8, 2021 by

Episode 197: Wire Taps—Do I Need Awards?, Should I Aim Higher in R2?, Can a 760 GMAT Address a 2.9 GPA?

It’s time for another podcast episode of Wire Taps, in which Alex and Graham dig into MBA admissions advice for applicants who have posted to MBA ApplyWire. This week, an executive recruiter at Google is concerned about the ‘Awards’ section of the application forms. Another applicant in tech strategy is... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 2, 2021 by

Episode 196—Wharton Team-Based Discussion (TBD) Tips

In this special edition of the podcast, your hosts Alex Brown and Graham Richmond break down Wharton’s group interview – known as the Team Based Discussion (TBD) – and offer a wealth of tips and background to help applicants ace it. Alex and Graham, who both formerly worked in admissions... Read more »

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