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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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#180 The Fully Funded MBA with Samuel Adeoye, UBC Sauder MBA ’22

Samuel Adeoye, UBC Sauder MBA ’22, has an amazing story to tell about applying to 18 business schools over 2 years, and getting full-scholarship awards at 8 of them. How was he able to do this? And what has he learned from his application journey from Abuja, Nigeria to Vancouver, Canada?

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#179 From Artist to MBA with Justin Taines, RSM MBA ’21

Justin Taines, RSM MBA ’21, shares his journey from developing kids and family entertainment shows in Los Angeles to the RSM MBA, based in the Netherlands. Why did Justin pursue an MBA (instead of an EMBA) despite having over 10 years of work experience? What was his experience at the RSM MBA as an older student and during Covid? And how can you best prepare to make the most of a 1-year MBA?

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#178 The McKinsey & Insead Experience with Milan Mecklenburg, Insead MBA ’18D

Milan Mecklenberg, Insead MBA ’18D, shares his journey from studying theoretical physics at Cambridge to McKinsey Berlin to Insead and then back to McKinsey, this time in Vietnam. What has he learned from the journey?

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#177 How I Got into the Wharton MBA / MA Lauder Joint Degree Program with Hunter Dong

Hunter Dong shares his best application tips for getting into the Wharton MBA / MA Lauder Joint Degree in International Studies program. How did Hunter pull together his diverse work experience working for the Hinrich Foundation in the Philippines, his family business in pharmaceutical packaging and IBM as a Data Scientist to make an ultimately winning case to Wharton and Columbia? Hunter walks us through his entire preparation process, from initial school research to the final team-based discussion interview. Don’t miss this episode packed with clear, practical advice from a just admitted applicant.

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#176 Use the 5 Senses to Make Your MBA Application Stick

Darren shares how you can use the five senses – sight, sound, smell, taste and touch – to make your application more three dimensional. 

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#175 AGSM MBA Program & Admissions Interview with Dr. Michele Roberts

Dr. Michele Roberts, MBA Academic Director of the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) at University of New South Wales (UNSW), discusses what makes the AGSM MBA unique, the school’s admissions process, career opportunities and more.

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#174 Mannheim MBA Program & Admissions Interview with Kai Stenzel & Sofia Syed Nasir

Chief Market Officer Kai Stenzel and Admissions Manager Sofia Syed Nasir discuss what makes the Mannheim MBA unique, the school’s admissions process, career opportunities and more.

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#173 Bayes Business School MBA, City, University of London Program & Admissions Interview with Alex Jones

Alex Jones, MBA Recruitment Manager, discusses what makes the Bayes Business School MBA, at City, University of London unique, the school’s admissions process, career opportunities and more.

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#172 Melbourne MBA Program & Admissions Interview with Anastasia Georgiou

Anastasia Georgiou, Director of Admissions at Melbourne Business School, discusses what makes the Melbourne MBA unique, the school’s admissions process, career opportunities and more.

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#171 3 Positioning Strategies for Job Hoppers

Darren shares three strategies you can use to mitigate your track record of job hopping. How can you present this as an asset to your target MBA programs?

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#170 Nanyang MBA Program & Admissions Interview with Gilbert Chua

Gilbert Chua, Deputy Director of Marketing, Recruitment & Admissions at Nanyang Business School, discusses what makes the Nanyang MBA unique, the school’s admissions process, career opportunities and more.

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#169 CEIBS MBA Program & Admissions Interview with James Kent

James Kent, Marketing Manager for the MBA Admissions & Marketing Team at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), discusses what makes the CEIBS MBA unique, the school’s admissions process, career opportunities and more.

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