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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 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 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 14, 2022 by

Wire Taps 221—Military candidate with weaker numbers, entrepreneur with top GMAT, Columbia versus Sloan for Asset Management

In our latest installment of the Clear Admit MBA admissions podcast, Alex and Graham discussed the pending releases of admissions decisions for several programs in this upcoming week (Emory, UNC, Duke, Michigan, UVA, IESE), as well as last week’s release of  CMU / Tepper decisions. Graham speculated that there will... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 1, 2022 by

Real Humans of MBA Students: UVA Darden MBA Class of 2023

We continue 2022 with a trip to Charlottesville, VA, to meet some new members of the UVA Darden School of Business Class of 2023 in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students. 351 students joined the Darden MBA Class of 2023. Forty percent of them are women and 40 percent... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 13, 2022 by

Real Humans of MBA Students: Vanderbilt Owen MBA Class of 2023

This edition of Real Humans: MBA Students takes us to Nashville to meet some new members of the Class of 2023 at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. 182 students comprise the Vanderbilt Owen MBA Class of 2023. Thirty-seven percent are women and a quarter are international, which includes... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 6, 2022 by

Real Humans of MBA Students: Boston College Carroll MBA Class of 2023

In this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, new members of the Boston College Carroll MBA Class of 2023 shed light on their admissions journeys and more. 97 students matriculated for the latest Carroll MBA class. Forty-two percent are women and 23 percent are international. Nineteen percent identify as African-American,... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 4, 2022 by

Real Humans of MBA Students: Washington University Olin MBA Class of 2023

We continue with our Real Humans: MBA Students series in the new year by saying hi to some new members of the Washington University (WashU) Olin Business School MBA Class of 2023 in St. Louis. 86 students comprise the MBA Class of 2023. Forty-three percent are women and 40 percent... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 30, 2021 by

Real Humans of MBA Students: Rochester Simon MBA Class of 2023

This edition of Real Humans: MBA Students takes us to upstate New York to meet some new members of the Rochester Simon MBA Class of 2023. 113 students enrolled in Simon’s latest MBA class. Forty-two percent are women and 43 percent are international. Thirty-four percent of U.S. students are from... 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 14, 2021 by

Real Humans of MBA Students: Columbia Business School Class of 2023

Join us for another edition of the Real Humans: MBA Students series to meet some new members of the Columbia Business School (CBS) MBA Class of 2023. 847 students chose to attend CBS and become part of the MBA Class of 2023. Classes began in August with 614 students and... 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 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 »

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