How hard is it to get accepted into a top 25 business school? Where do these wonderkids come from? Well, in The MBA Candidate Podcast, your host Adam Miller will interview his friends currently attending top business schools -- including HBS, Booth, GSB, Wharton, Kellogg, Haas, Fuqua, Tuck, SOM, Sloan, Ross, Johnson, Columbia, and Darden. Obviously they’ll talk about the GMAT… but they’ll also break down how their experiences in undergrad and their first jobs set them up for success. Plus, they will talk about their dream jobs in management consulting, marketing, investment banking, entrepreneurship, tech, and beyond!
27 - The Pros and Cons of an MBA During Coronavirus - Ben (Darden '19) & Nick (Darden '21)
Today's episode revolves entirely around how to think about business school during a pandemic.
Ben Leiner (Darden Class of 2019) works at LinkedIn now, so he graciously shares his advice about how to network your way to an amazing job during this recession.
And Nicholas Talbott (Darden Class of 2021) talks about what classes, recruiting, and social events actually look like right now.
Thanks to our sponsor, Admissionado. If you need help getting into a top MBA program, I highly recommend you reach out to them at https://admissionado.com/free-consultation/.
26 - Brittany - Owen (Part 2)
Brittany Hunter re-joins us to debrief how things went over the past 24 months at Vanderbilt Owen and in Microsoft's HR Trax Program. She acknowledges that her journey may have looked like pure bliss from the outside, but in reality, it was "quite the rollercoaster ride".
This episode is once again sponsored by the premier admissions consulting firm, Menlo Coaching. To explore some of Menlo's free resources about the Top US & European Business Schools, I highly encourage listeners to check out their website.
25 - Jonathan - HBS (Part 2)
When Jonathan Chiquito originally came on the podcast 2 years ago, he was nervous about bringing his girlfriend Nancy from LA to Boston. Similarly, he wasn't sure if he would be able to break into his dream field of healthcare after having experienced a stroke himself.
Now, as we catch up with Jonathan, we find out that he and Nancy got married and last month they had a baby girl! Plus, Jonathan got the opportunity intern at J&J in their stroke division! So, tune in to find out if he's had time to take care of himself during all of these momentous life changes.
This episode was sponsored by Menlo Coaching! Menlo is a premier admissions consulting firm. And you can read their entire MBA Application Guide for free on their website.
24 - Garry - Tuck (Part 2)
Two years ago, Garry McBerryhill sat down with us to share what he hoped business school at Tuck would be like. In this follow-up episode, we check in with him to hear about what it was really like.
Also, the podcast has a new sponsor -- Menlo Coaching! Menlo is one the world's best admissions consulting firms. And to predict your odds of getting into a top program, check out their free MBA Admissions Calculator.
23 - Mike - Darden
Mike is one of the best learning teammates that an MBA student could ask for. He's funny, bright, and can help you see the big picture. It's no wonder he secured a full-time offer to join the Boston Consulting Group after graduating from Darden.
22 - Geoff - ESADE
In our first ever interview with a non-US MBA candidate, Geoff Swarts explains what it's like to go from rural America... to simultaneously starting his own company & studying for his MBA in Spain.
Keeping My Promise. Thank YOU Adam
I found this podcast on accident when I saw two friends post their episodes on LinkedIn. I can not say enough how grateful I am for “clicking through” and listening to their stories. I found out things I didn’t even know AND Adam’s subtle balance of interjecting his perspective while still pulling out more from their stories was masterful. Adam - again thank you for starting this but more importantly for continuing this. I’m almost done listening to every episode AND I can’t wait to hear updates from you and the guests you asked to come back. I also aspire to one day be a special guest on the other side. Keep up the great work and I look forward to crossing paths soon!
Inspiring & Uplifting
It's a podcast technically about business students and getting into top business school, but it's so much more than that. It's people's journeys. It's success stories. It's full of optimism and positivity for the future. It's a reminder that there is a lot of good people in the world working hard to have a big impact. I didn't expect this to lift my spirits today but it did just that.
This podcast is dope! ✊🏿
I’m beginning the process of applying to MBA programs and this podcast is a great resource. I was truly inspired by Garry’s story (Garry-Tuck) and it gave me so much confidence to hear someone be so transparent about their obstacles. Wow.