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Last Updated Jul 5, 2021 by

Episode 170: Wire Taps—Pivoting Industries with the Help of an MBA

An MBA not only helps advance candidates on their current career paths, but also supports wholesale changes in industry and function. In this week’s podcast episode of Wire Taps, Graham and Alex advise three MBA applicants planning on pivoting—from corporate strategy to PE in the restaurant/hospitality domain, from oil &... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 28, 2021 by

Episode 169: Wire Taps—Help! I’m Off the Waitlist after Making Deposits at Another School

MBA applicants and candidates had a lot going on last week, based on entries in MBA ApplyWire and MBA DecisionWire. The first person featured in this week’s Wire Taps podcast has already financially committed to one program—only to be taken off the waitlist at another, higher ranking program!  Should they... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 21, 2021 by

Episode 168: Wire Taps—Big Dreams, Re-applying & Changing Industries

It’s time for another podcast episode of Wire Taps, as Graham and Alex dig into candidates’ profiles shared in MBA ApplyWire. This week’s edition delves into a number of key questions: What should applicants with somewhat informal outside activities do to best position those activities in their applications? How can... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 14, 2021 by

Episode 167: Wire Taps—Older Re-Applicant, Lawyer to MBA, and Investment Banking Goals

It’s time for another podcast episode of Wire Taps!  As the G7 summit invades Alex’s backyard in England, he and Graham still manage to share of host of vital admissions lessons. This week’s show focuses on three MBA applicants who have shared their profiles and challenges in MBA ApplyWire. Preview... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 7, 2021 by

Episode 166: Wire Taps Turns 100!

Alex and Graham are in a celebratory mood as this episode marks the 100th time our hosts have recorded an edition of Wire Taps! To mark the occasion, this show includes audio clips from some of the Wire Taps faithful, facts and figures about the Wire Taps journey to date,... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 2, 2021 by

Episode 165: Meet Ryan Price, Keeper of MBA Secrets

What is MBA student life like—really? Our special guest, Ryan Price (BYU Marriott MBA), joins Graham Richmond to explore the ins and outs of the b-school experience, from admissions to career support and more. Ryan Price, Founder & Host, MBA Secrets Podcast Ryan is the host and founder of the... Read more »

Last Updated May 31, 2021 by

Episode 164: Wire Taps—Aim Higher for Your Target Schools!

This podcast episode of Wire Taps features feedback for three MBA applicants trying to hammer out their roadmap for the coming admissions season. Graham and Alex offer their keen advice to an applicant with goals in tech and consumer goods. Also, an innovation consultant with solid stats sought advice on... Read more »

Last Updated May 25, 2021 by

Help Alex and Graham Celebrate 100 Episodes of WireTaps!

Are you a consistent WireTaps listener? Are our podcasts part of your routine? Have you ever been featured in an episode? If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, we want to hear from you. To celebrate 100 episodes of WireTaps, Graham and Alex will be featuring audio... Read more »

Last Updated May 24, 2021 by

Episode 163: Wire Taps—Government & Goals, Being All You Can Be, ‘Fostering’ the Right Environment

Tune into another informative podcast episode of Wire Taps with our resident experts, Graham and Alex!  After discussing the news of Rod Garcia’s retirement from MIT Sloan admissions, our hosts review an Indian applicant with a nontraditional government background who needs to hammer out some post-MBA details. Additionally, an Army... Read more »

Last Updated May 17, 2021 by

Episode 162: Wire Taps—Reapplication Strategy, Casting too Wide a Net, and Decision Dilemmas

This week, Alex and Graham travel to Southeast Asia while touting a review from a listener in Thailand and evaluating a Malaysian applicant who needs a reapplication strategy (and who apparently likes cooking while tuning into WireTaps). They then turn their attention to a consultant in NYC who needs a... Read more »

Last Updated May 10, 2021 by

Episode 161: Wire Taps—GMAT / GRE Recency, Back Office Blues, and a Texas vs. California Clash!

This week, Alex and Graham tackle a number of key admissions questions, ranging from the importance of GMAT/GRE ‘recency’ to potential hurdles candidates may face when coming from ‘back office’ roles. Along the way, our hosts also counsel an early bird applicant thinking of applying in 2024 and a recently... Read more »

Last Updated May 3, 2021 by

Episode 160: Wire Taps—ED or Not ED, That Is the Question

Graham and Alex deliver another podcast episode of Wire Taps, dishing out MBA application and admissions advice. This week, a military applicant who has made significant strides in maturity and time management wants to show the adcom he’s ready for business school life—even if his early undergraduate record suggests otherwise.... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 26, 2021 by

Episode 159: Wire Taps—The “That Was Then, This Is Now” Strategy

In this week’s podcast episode of Wire Taps, Graham and Alex offer keen admissions advice to two new applicants and one candidate torn about school choice. First up, a U.S. Army officer with a poor academic background sought advice about targeting MBA programs for their pending return to civilian life... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 19, 2021 by

Episode 158: Wire Taps—The Final Decision Is Making Me Crazy!

Since Round 2 decisions have been delivered, many lucky accepted candidates are facing some tough decisions. Two such candidates turned to the Clear Admit community on DecisionWire for advice about their school choices. On this week’s WireTaps podcast, Graham and Alex weigh in on their questions, as the candidates wonder:... Read more »

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 »

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