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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 »

Last Updated Nov 1, 2021 by

Episode 195: Wire Taps—A Better GMAT Score, 1 or 2 Year MBA for a Career Change?, Ho-Hum Goals

In this podcast episode of Wire Taps, Alex and Graham dig into three more MBA applicants’ admissions quandaries as shared on MBA ApplyWire. One applicant is targeting a wide array of programs, but has to contend with a lackluster GMAT that feels out of sync with the rest of their... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 25, 2021 by

Episode 193: Wire Taps—Army to Exercise Science CPG, Bootstrapper Recently Unemployed, BizDev Whiz with a Weakness

Alex and Graham offer three MBA applicants advice in another podcast episode of Wire Taps. Based on their posts to ApplyWire, one applicant left the army and needs an MBA to tackle his dream industry while another MBA hopeful is looking to rebound from unemployment. Finally, a woman in business... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 18, 2021 by

Episode 192: Wire Taps—A GMAT Retake, the Importance of Being ‘Seasoned’, Life After an HBS Ding

Alex and Graham are here for another podcast episode of Wire Taps, addressing an array of applicants’ MBA admissions concerns. This week, an aerospace engineer enquires about her chances at four top schools despite a below average GMAT. Another engineer already applied in Round 1 and wonders if he is... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 11, 2021 by

Episode 191: Wire Taps—Pharma to VC, COVID Adversity, 690 GMAT or 322 GRE?

It’s time for another podcast episode of Wire Taps, so get your head phones ready for a round of MBA admissions advice. This week, an MBA hopeful with a pharma background is placed to aim high for their target schools. A digital marketing entrepreneur had to deal with some business... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 4, 2021 by

Episode 189: Wire Taps—College Athletes, RankingsWire Debut

Welcome to another podcast episode of Wire Taps, in which Graham and Alex offer advice to MBA applicants who have sought help through our social tools. This week, we hear from a distinguished college athlete looking to make up for a low GPA and advance in the field of finance.... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 27, 2021 by

Episode 187: Wire Taps—Aiming High Enough and Putting Your Best Foot Forward

Alex and Graham are back with their MBA admissions advice in another podcast episode of Wire Taps. This week, a healthcare IT applicant inquires about a GMAT waiver. Another applicant from the environmental non-profit space weighs a third sitting of the GRE. Finally, a Brazilian MBA hopeful wants to know... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 20, 2021 by

Episode 186: Wire Taps—Is 700 Enough?, ORM or URM?, GPA Repairs

With so many top business schools to choose from, it can be difficult to narrow down a list of where to apply and when. In this week’s podcast episode of Wire Taps, two MBA applicants seek help on which programs they should target. One early bird MBA applicant, who wants... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 13, 2021 by

Episode 185: Wire Taps—R1 Sanity Check, PhD to MBA, Startup Goals

This week’s podcast episode of Wire Taps features applicants at all different stages of MBA admissions.  While some applicants are in the thick of Round 1, others are looking ahead to future deadlines and intakes. One MBA hopeful is about to click “submit” and wanted some last-minute input.  A nontraditional... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 6, 2021 by

Episode 184: Wire Taps—Humility, Ambition, and Corroboration

Welcome to another podcast episode of Wire Taps, in which Alex and Graham offer MBA admissions advice to applicants. This week, one MBA hopeful with a winding career path and concerning GPA needs some help to shape his admissions strategy. A classically trained dancer has been building her repertoire in... Read more »

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