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Last Updated Jul 4, 2022 by

Wire Taps 240—First-gen scholar, Taiwanese Canadian accountant. Seeking Search Fund Opportunities.

This week’s podcast begins with a discussion of recent activity of LiveWire; a few waitlist decisions are still being released, while new applicants are beginning to report their applications for next season (at least for Columbia’s Early Decision round). Harvard Business School is scheduled to announce its 2+2 deferred enrollment... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 20, 2022 by

Wire Taps 238—Congressional experience, two pathways. Multiple degrees, from Germany. Brit in Taiwan, great numbers.

This week’s episode finds Graham in Baltimore, USA, as he attends the Annual GMAC conference to catch up with admissions industry professionals at all the major MBA programs; Alex is a little jealous (recalling fond memories of past GMAC conferences he attended). On the admissions front, Alex highlighted the increasing... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 13, 2022 by

Wire Taps 237—Strong international experience, is it enough? Government candidate from Canada. Military candidate with outstanding numbers

This week’s podcast kicks off with a discussion about updates for the new application cycle, as leading MBA programs have started releasing their new admissions deadlines and updated essays questions. Speaking of b-school essays, Graham reminded listeners of the upcoming MBA essay workshops – scheduled for July – signups are here:... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 6, 2022 by

Wire Taps 236—Central Asian candidate with manufacturing experience. Super numbers, going fast! First-gen female candidate, worried about the GMAT.

Alex and Graham are back with another episode of WireTaps, kicking off this week’s show with a discussion of the recent roll-out of several Clear Admit ‘essay topic analyses’ (which we prepare each season), as the likes of Tuck, Darden, HBS, CBS, and more have published their topics for 2022-23. ... Read more »

Last Updated May 30, 2022 by

Wire Taps 235—Promising MBA candidate, unknown additional activities. Unconventional candidate, with weaker numbers. 730 GMAT, should they retake?

Happy Memorial Day! This week’s podcast kicks off with some discussion of the latest wait list movements and anticipation of more activity over the next couple of weeks. Graham then discussed the Application Overview Workshops that have now concluded and previewed Clear Admit’s July webinar series, which will be focused... Read more »

Last Updated May 23, 2022 by

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 »

Last Updated May 16, 2022 by

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 »

Last Updated May 9, 2022 by

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 »

Last Updated May 2, 2022 by

Wire Taps 231—China-based entrepreneur, with a 333 GRE. Greek candidate, sports background, no undergrad. Canadian engineer, maybe aim high.

This episode of the Clear Admit MBA podcast kicks off with Alex and Graham discussing the Round 3 decisions that are starting to roll out, noting how it’s a much shorter cycle than the prior rounds with rapid turnarounds. Graham then highlights several ‘Real Humans: Alumni’ pieces, including a CMU... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 25, 2022 by

Wire Taps 230—Enlisted military candidate with a subpar GPA. Military officer with a modest GRE score. Haas ($$) versus Wharton ($) and HBS for tech entrepreneurship.

This week’s episode of the podcast offers further details of Alex and Graham’s recent trip to London, followed by discussion of all the latest MBA admissions news. In particular, Alex noted this week’s application deadline for HBS’s 2+2 program. Graham also highlighted the recent ‘Real Humans: Alumni’ pieces, including a... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 18, 2022 by

Wire Taps 229—Airline pilot seeking MBA. Top ORM candidate, needs to apply early. Darden versus Kenan Flagler ($), McCombs ($) and Simon ($).

This week, Graham and Alex tackle a variety of topics, from their meetup in London for a top-secret project to all the latest in MBA admissions news. Graham called attention to Clear Admit’s incentive program for top contributors on the platform and a survey we now have in the field... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 11, 2022 by

Wire Taps 228—Should we question a 730 GMAT?! Is 2 years of work experience enough? Anderson versus McCombs and Rice, for clean energy finance.

In the latest episode of the Clear Admit MBA Admissions podcast, Alex and Graham talk about getting together in London this week to work on a “top secret” project… (which actually means that if the project fails, no one will be the wiser!).  Speaking of London, Graham highlighted the career... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 4, 2022 by

Wire Taps 227— History major, Marine, seeking pivot to investment banking. Health care candidate, targeting 750 on the GMAT. Kellogg versus Yale, is it a no-brainer?

This week’s episode of WireTaps kicks off with a discussion of the 2023 US News & World Report rankings for US-based MBA programs. For those of you who missed the results, Chicago / Booth shares the top spot with UPenn / Wharton, with Stanford and Kellogg tied for third, and... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 28, 2022 by

Wire Taps 225—Great candidate, but is the GMAT high enough? Deferred admissions candidate, heading to Big Tech. Darden versus Ross, with waitlists to navigate

In this week’s edition of WireTaps, Alex and Graham discussed the wave of recent MBA admissions decisions from  the likes of UPenn / Wharton and Northwestern / Kellogg, as well as the upcoming releases from Harvard and Stanford. As usual, there has been lots of activity on Live Wire. Graham... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 23, 2022 by

Episode 224: Case Study Method Primer

Get your MBA toolkit ready with this special podcast episode on the case study method, which you are sure to encounter in your b-school classrooms. The “Case Study Method” is a form of instruction used widely across top MBA programs. But what does it entail, and why do you need... Read more »

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