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#194 Building a Professional MBA Network with Nicolle Lee, Wharton MBA ’22

Nicolle Lee, Wharton MBA ’22, shares how building relationships helped her reach her MBA goals – including breaking into the real estate industry.

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#193 Hiring Trends & Salaries for Business School Graduates from GMAC’s Corporate Recruiters Survey

What are corporate recruiters looking for from business graduate students? And how do median MBA salaries compare to those of specialized business masters programs? Darren shares 3 interesting findings from GMAC’s Corporate Recruiters Survey. This way, you can think more like an admissions officer, and put forward your strongest application.

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#192 MBA Coffee Chats: Thoughtful Advice on How to Get the Most Out of Your MBA with Adam Putterman, Kellogg MMM ’19

How can you make the most of your MBA experience? Adam Putterman, co-author of MBA Coffee Chats, shares why coffee chats are essential and key lessons learned from hundreds of successful MBAs.

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#191 Inside Harvard Business School – An Introvert’s Experience with Graciela Brewer, HBS MBA ’22

As a UX Designer and mother in Kansas City with no MBA network, Graciela Brewer wasn’t sure if she “had a sliver of a chance” at her targets: HBS, MIT Sloan, NYU Stern and Cornell Tech. Four months later, she got into all four programs. In this episode, Grace shares how she shortlisted schools, submitted her strongest resume, essays, and recommendations, and stayed sane during a stressful application process.

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Our Favorite MBA Application Tools

After 10 years advising over 3,500 MBA applicants, we recommend the following providers for GMAT prep, admissions consulting, student loans, and more.

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The Definitive Guide to Financing Your MBA & The Best MBA Student Loans (2022)

A step-by-step guide to financing your MBA plus our recommendations for best MBA student loans

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#190 3 Timeless Application Strategies from MBA Admissions Strategy (2005) by Avi Gordon

Darren shares three foundational application strategies from Avi Gordon’s MBA Admissions Strategy: From Profile Building to Essay Writing (2005) that have stood the test of time. It’s always advantageous to master the fundamentals of any art form – including constructing a winning MBA application. Listen on to review the basics!

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#189 Breaking into Healthcare (as an MBA) with Veeral Desai, HBS ’07

Veeral Desai, Chief Strategy & Development Officer at Agilon Health and HBS MBA ’07, shares what you need to know about breaking into healthcare industry as an MBA.

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The Best MBA Programs in Australia – Head to Head (2022)

The Ultimate Guide to Australia's Top MBA Programs

Compare Australia’s best MBA programs head-to-head and get the inside scoop from Admissions Directors on how to improve your chances of getting in.

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The Best MBA Programs in Hong Kong – Head to Head (2022)

Compare Hong Kong’s best MBA programs head-to-head and get the inside scoop from admissions teams & students.

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#188 Steve Dalton’s The Job Closer – Giving Job Seekers Straightforward Frameworks that Work Fast and Work Well

Steve Dalton, a senior career consultant and program director at Duke University’s Fuqua School, shares time-saving techniques for choosing a career and acing common interview questions from his new book, The Job Closer. Having worked in MBA career services for over 16 years, Steve also shares what MBA employers are looking for, how Covid-19 has changed recruiting, and one of his favorite exercises for helping MBAs make difficult career decisions.

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#187 Imperial MBA Program & Admissions Interview with Amy Duckworth

Amy Duckworth, Director of Admissions at Imperial College Business School, shares what makes the Imperial MBA unique, the school’s admissions process, career opportunities and more.

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The Best MBA Programs in Singapore – Head to Head (2022)

The Ultimate Guide to Singapore's Top MBA Programs

Looking for the best full-time MBA programs in Singapore? Here’s your ultimate guide! Now you can compare the city’s best MBA programs head-to-head and get the inside scoop from Admissions Directors, MBA alumni and more from Singapore’s best MBA programs.

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#186 WHU MBA Program & Admissions Interview with Sabine Noe

Sabine Noe, Director of Recruitment & Admissions for WHU’s MBA Programs, shares what makes the WHU MBA unique, the school’s admissions process, career opportunities and more.

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#185 Cambridge MBA Program & Admissions Interview with Emily Brierley

Emily Brierley, Head of Cambridge MBA Recruitment and Admissions at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses what makes the Cambridge MBA unique, the school’s admissions process, career opportunities and more.

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#184 Toronto Rotman MBA Program & Admissions Interview with Imran Kanga – “Choose Your Own Adventure”

Imran Kanga, Director of Recruitment & Admissions for Rotman School of Management’s Full-time MBA at the University of Toronto, discusses what makes the Rotman MBA unique, the school’s admissions process, career opportunities and more.

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#183 SDA Bocconi MBA Program & Admissions Interview with Francesca Roveda

Francesca Roveda, who does recruiting and admissions for SDA Bocconi’s MBA program, discusses what makes the SDA Bocconi MBA unique, the school’s admissions process, career opportunities and more.

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#182 Inside the NUS MBA with Student Council President Safira Djati, NUS MBA ’22

the NUS MBA Student Council. How has Covid affected the program and what has most surprised her about the NUS MBA so far? Safira shares the importance of student clubs and her takeaways from leading the 38th NUS Student Council as its first female and Indonesian president. Finally, Safira touches on being a mother and making the most of her MBA.

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#181 Taking the Road Less Traveled with Tony DeGennaro, CUHK MBA ’17

Most applicants get an MBA to step out of their comfort zones. But, what about pursuing your MBA and subsequent five-year marketing career in Hong Kong as an American?

Tony DeGennaro, who majored in Political Science and Philosophy at Rutgers, shares his winding journey to the CUHK MBA, one of the top-ranked business schools in Asia, to running a boutique marketing agency targeting Chinese consumers, to now working as a Digital Strategist for First Page Digital, an online marketing agency with offices in 9 countries. What has Tony learned from studying and working in Hong Kong?

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Five Things I Learned When I Applied to Business School by Anonymous NYU Stern Tech MBA ’22

An anonymous NYU Stern Tech MBA ’22 (also admitted to Cambridge Judge MBA + Washington Foster MBA) shares his top 5 application tips.

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