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Episode 168: Wire Taps—Big Dreams, Re-applying & Changing Industries
This week's edition of WireTaps delves into a number of key questions: Did Alex run into the prime minister of Australia at a local pub while G7 leaders were in Cornwall? Can an MBA applicant listen to WireTaps while stringing a tennis racket or navigating the hills of San Francisco on a bicycle? What should applicants with somewhat informal outside activities do to best position those activities in their applications? How can reapplicants be sure to put their best foot forward - even if their recommenders aren't 'all-in' for another go round? Alex and Graham try to provide answers to all of these questions and more, while analyzing candidates from California, Indonesia, Singapore and beyond. Please remember to rate and review this podcast wherever you listen, and to tell anyone who will listen about the show! This episode was recorded in Cornwall, England and Paris, France. It was produced by Dennis Crowley in West Philadelphia, USA. Thanks for listening!
Episode 167: Wire Taps—Older Re-Applicant, Lawyer to MBA, and Investment Banking Goals
As the G7 summit invades Alex's backyard in Cornwall, England, he and Graham still manage to dig into another great episode of admissions lessons. This week's show deals with three applicants, all aiming to start school in the fall 2022 - and each with their own set of challenges. One candidate applied very late this past season (R3) and will be reapplying in R1 this fall, but is slightly concerned about their age and honing in on the right reapplicant strategy. The second WireTaps candidate comes from the field of law and needs to demonstrate readiness for the quantitative rigors of b-school while also explaining a bit of a COVID-induced bump in the road on the career side. The final candidate reviewed this week wants to jump from the world of hedge funds over to investment banking, while simultaneously finding a way to stand out from the crowd. As always, the Clear Admit podcast is recorded in Paris, France and Cornwall, England. It is produced by Dennis Crowley in West Philadelphia. Please remember to tell someone you know about the podcast, and to rate and review wherever you listen!
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, and a medley of classic Alex/Graham banter (tucked into the end of the episode). Of course, our hosts still make time to review a great group of candidates, including a woman in NYC with healthcare experience looking to boost her GMAT, an EdTech professional wondering about the impact of applying with one's partner/spouse, and an Indian male IT engineer hoping to hone in on the right set of target programs. A HUGE thanks to all of our listeners who have been joining us week in and week out for Wire Taps, to everyone who sent along audio clips for inclusion in this week's episode, and to the incredible Dennis Crowley who worked tirelessly to produce this episode! As usual, Wire Taps is recorded in Paris, France and Cornwall, England and produced in Philadelphia, PA. Please remember to rate and review this podcast wherever you listen!
Episode 165: Meet Ryan Price, Keeper of MBA Secrets
What is MBA student life like—really? Our special guest, Ryan Price (BYU Marriott MBA candidate), joins Graham Richmond to explore the ins and outs of the b-school experience, from admissions to career support and more. Ryan is the host and founder of the podcast, MBA Secrets, a show that features interviews with current MBA students at schools across the globe. His mission is to provide current and aspiring MBA candidates with the perspectives of the students who are actually DOING business school every day. This episode was recorded in Salt Lake City, Utah and Paris, France. It was produced by Dennis Crowley in West Philadelphia. Please remember to rate and review this podcast wherever you listen!
Episode 164: Wire Taps—Aim Higher for Your Target Schools!
Happy Memorial Day! Alex and Graham celebrate the 99th episode of WireTaps and ask for listeners urgent help in co-crafting episode #100. Our hosts also dig into some really interesting candidacies including a German candidate with 10+ years of experience and two kids who is wondering if she's too old for top schools and if European MBAs will carry the same weight as those in the USA. Alex and Graham also explore a stellar candidate from the PR/communications domain with a possible quantitative weakness. The third featured candidate of this episode presents a bit of a quandary about low GPAs, high GREs, and optional essays that explain such things. This episode was recorded in Paris, France and Cornwall, England. It was produced by the always incredible Dennis Crowley in West Philadelphia. Please remember to rate and review the show, and to send audio clips to celebrate the 100th episode of WireTaps to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bonus Episode: Help Alex and Graham Celebrate 100 Episodes of WireTaps!
Help us celebrate the forthcoming 100th podcast episode of Wire Taps! Alex & Graham want to hear from listeners & featured applicants about how Wire Taps has helped you during the admissions process. So get out your phone, open up the voice memos or voice recorder app, and record a clip of no more than 30 seconds. Then email your clip to email@example.com using the subject line 'WireTaps100'. Tune in for all the details on how you could add to our milestone episode!