Wire Taps 233—Asset management sales to top MBA? Lawyer to consultant, from New Zealand. Military pilot seeking product management role.




Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast show

Summary: Alex and Graham kick off this week's episode with some discussion around the waitlist movements they've observed over the last week on MBA LiveWire. It is becoming clear that MBA programs are going to their waitlists in good numbers, with likely more to come. Graham highlighted the most recently published Real Humans alumni pieces, including a Columbia graduate who has landed at Microsoft, and a Northwestern Kellogg grad who is now in a role with Amazon. Graham also discussed a new initiative we have launched, where we are seeking reviews regarding your experience with Clear Admit. We ask you to add yours, here: https://bit.ly/clearadmitreviews. Graham also highlighted the ongoing Application Overview workshop series he is hosting. As a reminder, this upcoming week includes Columbia, Dartmouth / Tuck, Chicago / Booth, and Virginia / Darden. Signups are here: https://tinyurl.com/clearadmitevents! For the WireTaps portion of the show, Alex selected three ApplyWire entries: First up, Graham introduces a candidate who is working in asset management sales (decent emphasis on business development). She has a masters in finance, after completing an unrelated undergraduate degree at a top UK university, and she worked throughout her studies. The strong ECs also help bolster this candidate. Assuming a decent result on the GMAT, Alex and Graham feel confident she can target top programs. This week's second candidate works in Australia, and is from New Zealand. She has transitioned from the legal profession to consulting, with a longer term target of Fintech. Her super GMAT will be an asset as she makes the case for b-school despite a legal background. Our final candidate is a military pilot, who has a strong technical undergraduate degree and is seeking a product management role post-MBA. He is considering dual degrees, as well as a straight up MBA. With a super GRE of 322, and a strong GPA, much like our first two candidates, there is a lot to like....but does he need the dual degree or will an MBA suffice? This episode was recorded in Paris, France and Cornwall, England. It was produced and engineered by Dennis Crowley from his top secret studios in West Philadelphia. Thanks for listening!