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Get an inside look at how top business schools assess MBA applicants. Interviews with MBA Admissions Directors and students from the world's top-ranked MBA programs. Strategies and tips on how to craft a successful MBA application and best present yourself. Straight talk on how to get accepted to MBA programs like Wharton, MIT Sloan, Insead, London Business School, and many, many more.

The Touch MBA Admissions Podcast Darren Joe: Former MBA Admissions Director Helping You Get Admitted

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Get an inside look at how top business schools assess MBA applicants. Interviews with MBA Admissions Directors and students from the world's top-ranked MBA programs. Strategies and tips on how to craft a successful MBA application and best present yourself. Straight talk on how to get accepted to MBA programs like Wharton, MIT Sloan, Insead, London Business School, and many, many more.

    #161 The Evolving Professional MBA with Chris Healy

    #161 The Evolving Professional MBA with Chris Healy

    Do you have to quit your job to get your MBA? Darren invites Chris Healy from Alliance Manchester Business school to share how the part-time / professional MBA has evolved with new technology and student and employer demands. If you're unsure about getting an online, blended, part-time or Executive MBA, you'll get key insights from this episode.

    • 56 min
    #160 Experience Does Not Equal Performance

    #160 Experience Does Not Equal Performance

    Inspired by the Harvard Business Review article Experience Doesn’t Predict a New Hire’s Success, Darren shares how you can demonstrate you're a great fit for your target MBA programs - or your next employer - even if you're short on experience. If you feel like you lack relevant work experience for the MBA, this episode is for you.

    • 13 min
    #159 What's Up with the HKU MBA?

    #159 What's Up with the HKU MBA?

    Sachin Tipnis, Senior Executive Director of HKU's MBA, EMBA & 6 specialized Masters programs discusses the Hong Kong protests, curriculum changes, admissions, and picking the right Masters program for your career goals.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #158 Quantless in Cornell with Gregory Wool, Cornell Johnson MBA ‘'21

    #158 Quantless in Cornell with Gregory Wool, Cornell Johnson MBA ‘'21

    How is a former actor, food & beverage and hotel manager transitioning into strategy consulting? Gregory Wool shares his application journey - including how he overcame a low quant score - and first semester experience.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #157 Management Consulting & Student Life at Insead with Massine Bouzerar '19J

    #157 Management Consulting & Student Life at Insead with Massine Bouzerar '19J

    Around half of Insead MBA graduates end up working in consulting each year. Darren invites Massine Bouzerar, Insead MBA '19J, to share how he landed a job with Bain & Company AND made the most of his ten months at Insead's Fontainebleau campus.

    • 53 min
    #156 Three Questions to Ask Before You Make a Career Move with Gary Lo

    #156 Three Questions to Ask Before You Make a Career Move with Gary Lo

    Gary Lo, Managing Director of Glo Consulting and former Head of Admissions for the HKUST MBA, shares three questions to ask before you make a career move - MBA included. Aside from working for 10 different companies in 7 industries, Gary has counseled hundreds of MBAs and professionals as a career coach, so don't miss this episode if you're thinking about making a career move.

    • 56 min

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