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#217 Lessons from Listeners (Vol. 1): Working for Unknown Companies, Determining Best-Fit Schools, Dealing with Dings

“Get started on your story (Why MBA? Why Now? Why XYX Business School?) early and be solid on what your answers are to your core.”
– Bren Marschner, Emory Goizueta MBA ’20

Touch MBA’s goal has always been to offer you evergreen content that will help you shortlist and get into best-fit MBA programs. We invite listeners to share lessons from their application journeys not just on the podcast, but in written form, too. These short reflections are full of timeless application wisdom!

Darren shares three lessons from three listeners that have stood the test of time: how to overcome working for a relatively unknown company, how to determine best-fit schools, and how to deal with dings.

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  • Introduction (0:00)
  • Working for an Unknown Company – Daming, Northwestern Kellogg MBA (4:30)
  • Determining Best-Fit Schools – William, Texas McCombs MBA (10:30)
  • Dealing with Dings – Bren, Emory Goizueta MBA (17:30)

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