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Get an inside look at how top business schools assess candidates. Interviews with Admissions Directors & students from the world's top ranked MBA programs. Strategies and tips on how to craft a successful application. Straight talk on how to find and get into your target MBA programs.

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Get an inside look at how top business schools assess candidates. Interviews with Admissions Directors & students from the world's top ranked MBA programs. Strategies and tips on how to craft a successful application. Straight talk on how to find and get into your target MBA programs.

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Really well done!

By APSmittyy - Jun 29 2019
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Such an informative podcast for MBA hopefuls! They also have a free profile review on their website that matches you to schools and also gives frank and honest feedback on where you stand with your top-choice schools. Love everything about it!

Very good!!!!

By Tydaboss4sho - Apr 13 2017
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I was watching your videos on YouTube and I love the podcast!! Helping me through the process.

iTunes Ratings

75 Ratings
Average Ratings
69
4
2
0
0

Really well done!

By APSmittyy - Jun 29 2019
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Such an informative podcast for MBA hopefuls! They also have a free profile review on their website that matches you to schools and also gives frank and honest feedback on where you stand with your top-choice schools. Love everything about it!

Very good!!!!

By Tydaboss4sho - Apr 13 2017
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I was watching your videos on YouTube and I love the podcast!! Helping me through the process.

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The Touch MBA Admissions Podcast

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Get an inside look at how top business schools assess candidates. Interviews with Admissions Directors & students from the world's top ranked MBA programs. Strategies and tips on how to craft a successful application. Straight talk on how to find and get into your target MBA programs.

Rank #1: #106 The GMAT Episode

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How do top business schools use the GMAT to evaluate you? What exactly are they looking for? What do you need to score and on which sections? When should you retake the GMAT? Do schools prefer the GMAT or GRE?

Darren asks Admissions Directors from 3 top schools - Michigan Ross (USA), IESE (Spain) and HKUST (Hong Kong) - tough questions about the GMAT. Listen on to get your GMAT questions answered!

  • Son Nguyen from Michigan Ross MBA (4:46)
  • Anjaney Borwankar from IESE MBA (20:30)
  • Gary Lo from HKUST MBA (33:55)
  • GMAT Lessons Learned (50:44)

Episode summary, links and more at: http://touchmba.com/gmat

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Apr 28 2017

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Rank #2: #83 MBA Essays that Work - Candid Thoughts on Essays, Authenticity and Being Yourself

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With MBA programs shortening their applications and asking for less essays, how can applicants still tell their story? How should applicants approach these MBA essays and what should they write?

Darren speaks with Yale SOM MBA Admissions Director Bruce DelMonico, MBA Admissions Consultant and Author Paul Bodine, and successful graduate school applicant John Kaaiohelo to get 3 different perspectives on this common applicant challenge.

At the end of the episode, Darren shares his reflections after helping an Admissions Edge member with his 1 Harvard essay.

Show Notes

This episode of Touch MBA is brought to you be Prodigy Finance – the leader in education loans for international postgraduate students. Visit prodigyfinance.com to learn more.

Apr 08 2016

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Rank #3: #138 MBA Resume Do's and Don'ts (Plus Templates!)

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Your resume is often what MBA admissions officers first see, and frames how they view the rest of your profile. Follow this checklist of CV 'do's and don'ts' to make make a strong first impression and set the stage for a successful application.

This is a re-run of Episode #6 Seven Deadly Sins of MBA Resumesand Rotman MBA's Leigh Gauthier's answer to the question we asked in Episode #100 What 1 Action Can Candidates Take to Dramatically Improve Their MBA Application?

The "7 deadly sins"

1. Too long 2. Hard on the eyes 3. Emphasizes the wrong thing(s) 4. It's a job resume (not an MBA resume) 5. No evidence of impact 6. Lack of context for employers and accomplishments 7. No evidence of career progression

Leigh Gauthier's Advice 

“For every resume bullet, ask yourself, 'what have you done and how is the organization better for you having been there?'”

Episode summary, MBA resume templates, and more at: 

http://touchmba.com/mba-resume-tips-templates

Aug 06 2018

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Rank #4: #99 Preparing for MBA Interviews with Vince Ricci

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Vince Ricci from VincePrep shares his best MBA interview preparation tips, from mindset to strategy to tactics. Vince has some of the most downloaded Youtube videos on MBA interviews and has helped hundreds of applicants get past this final hurdle so don't miss this one!

About Our Guest

Vince Ricci is Director of Admissions Counseling for Agos Japan and Owner of VincePrep.com, where he has produced over 120 videos on how applicants can ace their MBA essays and interviews. Vince has been a Graduate Admissions Consultant for over 15 years and currently serves as President of The Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC). He got Bachelors from Stanford and Masters in Instructional Design from New York University. Vince currently lives in Tokyo with his family.

Episode summary, links and more at: http://touchmba.com/mba-interview-prep-tips

Dec 15 2016

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Rank #5: #132 How to Show Quant Skills (outside your GPA & GMAT)

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How can MBA applicants show evidence of quantitative skills outside of their university GPA and GMAT? Do top b-schools accept online courses like Coursera?

Darren invites Admissions Directors from 3 top business schools - Cornell Johnson (USA), IMD (Switzerland) and CEIBS (China) - to share their thoughts.

  • Eddie Asbie from Cornell Johnson MBA (4:20)
  • Paola Eicher from IMD MBA (10:18)
  • Christina Mou from CEIBS MBA (15:44)
  • Darren's Thoughts (20:18)

About Our Guests

Eddie Asbie is Associate Director, Admissions and Financial Aid at Johnson at Cornell University

Paola Eicher is the MBA Recruitment Manager at IMD Business School.

Christina Mou is Marketing and Admissions Manager at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).

Episode summary, show notes and more at: http://touchmba.com/how-to-show-quant-skills

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At MPOWER we believe that helping to turn the dreams of future global leaders and innovators into reality is of utmost priority. Therefore we offer international MBA students flexible financing for their education in the US, without requiring co-signers or collateral. What matters most is their future potential. Visit mpowerfinancing.com/borrow-touchmba for more information.

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Apr 12 2018

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Rank #6: #92 MBA Careers Uncovered with Ivan Kerbel

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Darren speaks with Ivan Kerbel of Practice MBA about what applicants need to know about MBA career strategy. A Wharton MBA himself, Ivan headed Yale SOM’s Career Development Office and was also a Associate Director at Wharton’s MBA Career Office. There are few people worldwide who have Ivan’s know-how about MBA career strategy – listen on for the inside scoop!

Questions, links and more at: http://www.touchmba.com/mba-careers-uncovered-ivan-kerbel/

Aug 06 2016

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Rank #7: #93 Which Extracurriculars?

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Darren offers 3 questions to consider when presenting your extracurricular activities and shares examples from successful applicants. The volunteering / activities / interests / achievements / additional part of your resume is anything but "additional." Make it count!

Episode summary, links and more at: http://touchmba.com/extracurriculars

Sep 23 2016

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Rank #8: #82 What to Ask MBA Students, Alumni & Admissions Officers to Research Schools, Sharpen your Story & Improve Your Chances

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Ben Parker came to Touch MBA nine months ago for free school selection help. As an Australian government policy maker with little business experience, Ben struggled to understand the MBA world and find the right business schools.

In this episode, Ben shares his journey from researching MBA programs to getting accepted to London Business School and HKUST - all this despite having a less than stellar GMAT and GPA and a non-business background.

You’ll learn what to ask MBA students, alumni, and admissions to shortlist schools, make your story “glow” and improve your essays and interview performance. This episode is about assembling an army of advocates - friends, students, admissions staff - to support your candidacy and sanity during an emotionally challenging application process.

Need help picking the right schools? Go to http://touchmba.com/free-school-selection-guidance/ to get your MBA program match scores and expert advice.

Feb 05 2016

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Rank #9: #102 Last Minute Application Tips with Clare Simonis, HBS MBA ’19

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You decide you need an MBA. You check your schools' application deadlines - only 1 month left before Round 1 apps are due!  What to do?

Clare Simonis found her herself in this situation last Fall. With deadlines 1 month away, she applied to HBS, Stanford GSB, MIT Sloan and Berkeley Haas. She got into HBS and Haas and will be starting at HBS this Fall.

In this episode, Clare shares her journey and tips for those of you scrambling to apply last minute. Not the ideal situation - but certainly a common one. Enjoy the episode!

  • Clare's application strategy with only 1 month left before the deadline (6:25)
  • Prepping for interviews at HBS, MIT Sloan, Stanford, Berkeley Haas and deciding on HBS (22:02)
  • Miscellaneous application tips and thoughts on MBAs vs. starting a business (28:30)

About Our Guest

Clare Simonis graduated from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management, majoring in Supply Chain and Operations Management and minoring in Asian Languages and Literature. She worked for Deloitte Consulting as a Management and Strategy Consultant for 3 years and current serves as Chief of Staff to the Integrated Care Group President at Fresenius Medical Care North America.

Episode summary, links and more at: http://touchmba.com/last-minute-application-tips-clare-simonis-hbs

Mar 03 2017

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Rank #10: #121 21 MBA Application Questions Answered

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7 senior MBA Admissions Directors from Berkeley Haas, Cornell Johnson, Virginia Darden, Duke Fuqua, NYU Stern, Michigan Ross, and Yale School of Management came to Vietnam this Fall for an MBA admissions panel.

Darren shares the questions asked and lessons learned from the event.

Questions

  1. GMAT or GRE - does it matter? (5:08)
  2. How do schools evaluate undergrad transcripts? (5:39)
  3. Should only business students apply for MBAs? (6:32)
  4. What does the ideal resume look like? (7:33)
  5. What do adcoms want to see in essays? (9:19)
  6. Optional essay - should it be used? (11:13)
  7. Letter of recommendations - what are b-schools looking for? (13:24)
  8. Tips for interviews? (15:25)
  9. How can applicants show interest in programs? (17:32)
  10. What if your recommender is not a native English speaker? (18:06)
  11. Common myths in the MBA application process? (18:25)
  12. Does visiting a school campus increase chances? (21:03)
  13. How do schools view multiple GMAT scores? (22:08)
  14. How are IR and AWA evaluated and used? (23:27)
  15. What if adcoms see conflicting evidence/data points for quant scores? (23:57)
  16. Is international experience important? (26:07)
  17. Interviews - is there any difference between adcom and student interviews? (27:47)
  18. Do adcoms consider how long you’ve worked for your recommender? (29:05)
  19. What is most stressful part of getting an MBA? (29:20)
  20. Rewarding part? (30:00)
  21. Bonus - Darren’s key takeaways from the event (31:42)

Admissions Directors at Multi-School Admissions Event in Ho Chi Minh (Sep 2017)

Eddie Asby (Cornell Johnson, Associate Director of Admissions & Financial Aid) Candace Gonzales (Berkeley Haas, Associate Director of Admissions) Rita Morrow (Virginia Darden, Associate Director of Admissions) Jessica Brown (Duke Fuqua, Assistant Director of Admissions) Taya Sapp (Michigan Ross, Associate Director of Admissions) Maria Derlipanska (Yale Som, Associate Director of Admissions) Fatema Dalal (NYU Stern, Director of MBA Admissions)

Episode summary, show notes and more at: http://touchmba.com/21-mba-application-questions-answered

Episode Sponsor

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Get informal feedback on your profile at mba.iese.edu or visit us on campus at our Open Days.

Nov 14 2017

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Rank #11: #146 The Three Ps of Performance

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Darren shares "three P’s" you can use to clarify the value of your accomplishments in your resume and MBA application. Doing so will paint a clear picture of your performance for MBA admissions officers and employers.

  1. How did your performance compare to the previous year’s performance?
  2. How did your performance compare to the plan?
  3. How did your performance compare to that of your peers?

If you can match these to the "three P's" of leadership, you can can show even more impact:

  1. People responsibility
  2. Project responsibility
  3. Profit & Loss responsibility

Episode summary, show notes and more at: http://touchmba.com/3p-performance

Nov 29 2018

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Rank #12: #144 The Pros and Cons of Doing an MBA Outside the US + Assessing a B-school’s Entrepreneurship Offering with Eddy Zakes, IESE MBA ’17

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In 2017, US applicants made up 4% of candidates to European MBA programs and 2% of candidates to Asian MBA programs (versus nearly 70% to US MBA programs). What do you need to know about getting a top-ranked MBA abroad? Eddy Zakes shares why he chose to uproot his young family to pursue his MBA at IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain, as well as the pros and cons of his experience. Darren also asks Eddy - currently the Director of the Center of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at IESE - about how business schools can help aspiring entrepreneurs and how you can assess your target schools' entrepreneurship offerings.

Questions

  • Eddy's background (4:08)
  • As an applicant with 10 years of experience and a young family, why did Eddy choose Spain for his full-time MBA? (11:10)
  • The pros and cons of getting your MBA abroad (23:20)
  • Recruiting at top European schools (27:45)
  • Getting an MBA with 2 young kids (35:00)
  • Eddy's favorite class and thoughts on the case-study method (42:44)
  • How MBA programs can help aspiring entrepreneurs (49:00)
  • MBA graduates' typical path to starting their own businesses (54:25)
  • Questions to ask your target b-schools about their resources for entrepreneurship (59:00)
  • The startup scene in Europe vs. the US (1:04:50)
  • Eddy's final thoughts on having a great MBA experience (1:11:04)

About Our Guest

Eddy Zakes is the Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center at IESE. Eddy got his B.S. in International Business from Bob Jones University and worked as Director of Advancement at Dayton Christian School in Ohio before getting his MBA at IESE.

Episode summary, show notes and more at: http://touchmba.com/pros-and-cons-of-doing-mba-outside-us-assessing-schools-entrepreneurship-offering-eddy-zakes-iese-mba

Oct 30 2018

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Rank #13: #71 How to Apply for Top MBAs with Tyler Cormney of MBA Prep School

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Over the past decade, Tyler Cormney and MBA Prep School have achieved a 90% success rate with clients at the world's top schools. What are the key steps to preparing an application that puts you in the top 10%? Hint: it's not your essay(s).

Don't miss this value-packed episode and feel free to ask Tyler your questions in the comments!

You can find a list of questions asked at http://touchmba.com/how-to-apply-for-a-top-mba-tyler-cormney-mba-prep-school

About Our Guest

Tyler Cormney is the CEO and Co-Founder of MBA Prep School. Tyler graduated from Harvard Business School with Distinction and has a Masters Degree in Professional Writing from USC. Tyler has been helping MBA applicants for 10 years and his company has a 90% success rate for top-ranked business schools.

Questions

  • Why preparing to apply is the most important step in the application process (3:47)
  • How to determine your "points of difference" (6:50)
  • Which points of difference should you highlight? (10:20)
  • Career goals and how to tell your "career story" (12:45)
  • A different and better way to answer "why do you need an MBA?" (17:40)
  • Developing a compelling "career purpose" (19:28)
  • How to show long-term and short-term MBA goals (24:10)
  • Why self-reflection is the secret weapon in MBA applications (26:40)
  • Admissions trends applicants should be aware of at top 7 schools (28:18)
  • With schools shortening applications, how can applicants still tell their story? (33:28)
  • Cultivating mentor relationships early for your recommendations (36:34)
  • Common mistakes applicants make (37:44)
  • The necessity of putting together a support team (40:20)

Apr 03 2015

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Rank #14: #150 Behind the Scenes of an MBA Employment Report

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Darren invites Susan Bertulli, Director, MBA Career Management at Ivey Business School at Western University to discuss MBA employment reports. First, why and how are MBA employment reports produced? Then, what should you look for? Which employment figures and statistics matter? How can you use them to shortlist b-schools and plan your career?

The Ivey MBA has been ranked #1 in Canada for five years running by Bloomberg Businessweek for both student and recruiter satisfaction, so don't miss this inside look into how a top MBA career services team produces their employment report.

Questions

  • Susan's background (5:00)
  • The role of MBA career services (6:55)
  • The challenges of MBA career management in a 1-year MBA program (9:12)
  • What applicants should look for from MBA career management teams (12:16)
  • The context surrounding MBA employment reports (14:30)
  • The challenges of producing an annual employment report (18:00)
  • Key figures for applicants to focus on (20:43)
  • How applicants can approach career services with employment statistics questions (26:15)
  • Does a business school's size affect diversity of industry recruiters? (30:17)
  • Understanding a school's list of recruiting firms (34:00)
  • How should applicants use employment reports to shortlist b-schools (39:40)
  • How applicants can show employability in MBA interviews (42:30)
  • MBA Career services: expectations vs reality (44:47)
  • Actions of students & alumni that succeed in their career search (48:00)
  • Have employers' criteria changed for MBAs? (50:20)
  • Susan's recommended resources for career planning (53:05)

About our Guest

Susan Bertulli is Director, MBA Career Management at Ivey Business School at Western University, where she manages student engagement in career planning, from admissions through to job employment. Over her 10+ years with Ivey, MBAs have achieved 90% placement with over 90% of the students reporting on their success. Susan also serves on several boards including the Dorchester Minor Hockey Association and St. Peter’s Anglican Church.

Episode summary, show notes and more at: http://touchmba.com/behind-the-scenes-mba-employment-report

Mar 26 2019

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Rank #15: #91 Overlooked Aspects of the MBA Experience

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Darren shares 3 overlooked aspects of the MBA experience after going through CEIBS Pre-MBA Bootcamp, an intense 5-day MBA immersion in Shanghai, China. They are:

  1. Classroom. You'll be spending at least 700 hours in class - who do you want to learn from?
  2. Careers. Opportunities are often different for local & international students - do you know what's more possible for you?
  3. Community. You're investing in a family for life - what types of people would you be excited to know now and in the future?

Jul 26 2016

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Rank #16: #126 Cornell Johnson MBA Admissions Interview with Eddie Asbie

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Eddie Asbie from Cornell University's Johnson School of Management discusses what makes the Cornell MBA unique, the school's admissions process and career opportunities for Cornell MBAs.

Program Highlights (7:14) | Admissions (29:50) | Scholarships (52:07) | Careers (58:38)

Cornell MBA Highlights (last updated Dec 2017)

  • 1-Year Cornell Tech MBA (New York City), May intake, ~50 students/year
  • 1-Year MBA (Ithaca, New York), May intake, ~75 students/year
  • 2-Year MBA (Ithaca, New York), September intake, ~275 students/year
  • Typical 2-Year Class: 5 years work exp / 35% international / 700 GMAT
  • Offers 7 immersions in corporate finance, investment research and asset management, strategic marketing, strategic operations, digital technology, sustainable global enterprise, and investment banking
  • Placement for 2-Year, Class of 2016: 94% w/job offers w/in 3 months, $121,000 USD avg starting salary, $31,000 USD avg signing bonus
  • Top Destinations for 2-Year, Class of 2016: 53% NorthEast US / 18% West US / 8% Midwest US / 5% Southwest US / 4% Asia
  • Top Functions for 2-Year, Class of 2016: 33% Finance / 29% Consulting / 22% Management / 11% Marketing
  • ROI: one-third of class win merit-based scholarships, up to 25 students/year can win Roy H. Park 2-Year Full Tuition Fellowship
  • Ranked #16 by US News and World Report in 2018

About Our Guest

Eddie Asbie is the Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School of Management. Eddie has worked over 5 years for the Cornell MBA and specializes in helping military, underrepresented and dual degree program candidates. Previously Eddie served as an Admissions Advisor for University at Buffalo.

Episode summary, show notes and more at: http://touchmba.com/cornell-johnson-mba-admissions-interview

Episode Sponsor

The IESE MBA in Barcelona is consistently ranked Top 15 worldwide by the Financial Times. Do you want to challenge yourself and take your career to the next level? IESE’s full time MBA program will transform your capacity to think strategically, explore new perspectives and be a leader in today’s global world. The IESE MBA: Give us 19 months and we give you a lifetime of impact.

Get informal feedback on your profile at mba.iese.edu or visit us on campus at our Open Days.

Dec 23 2017

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Rank #17: #117 Breaking into Management Consulting (as an MBA)

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What do MBA applicants need to know about MBA careers in management consulting?

Darren invites his friend Sandra to share her experience, both as an MBA student looking to break into consulting and as an MBA recruiter for McKinsey & Company.

Sandra worked in management consulting for 5 years after her MBA - don't miss her hard-earned insights into the industry!

This is Part 1 of our MBA Career Series. Looking for more career-related podcasts? Click here.

Questions

  • Sandra’s background (3:42)
  • The role summer internships play in the recruiting process (6:12)
  • Common types of consulting jobs for MBA grads (11:06)
  • The recruiting process for management consulting (12:52)
  • What McKinsey is looking for in hires? (16:00)
  • What if you don’t go to a top-ranked b-school? (20:00)
  • What do applicants need to know about succeeding in consulting? (21:41)
  • Misconceptions about management consulting (27:16)
  • Best part of job? Worst part of job? (32:24)
  • Consulting opportunities for international students in the US? (38:08)
  • The role of locational offices in recruiting (44:18)
  • Recommended resources for breaking into management consulting (48:36)

About Our Guest

After getting her MBA from Northwestern Kellogg, Sandra worked for McKinsey & Company for 5 years. She currently lives and works in New York.

Episode summary, show notes and more at: http://touchmba.com/mba-careers-management-consulting

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Ranked among the top public universities in the US, The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business provides an outstanding MBA experience tailored to your interests and leadership development.

Whether switching careers, enhancing a career or starting a business, an MBA from Fisher provides tomorrow’s leaders with the knowledge and skills to succeed today.

Visit fisher.osu.edu to learn more about Fisher’s personalized MBA program and competitive scholarship opportunities.

Oct 05 2017

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Rank #18: #110 Great MBA Letters of Recommendations with Caroline Diarte-Edwards

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Caroline Diarte Edwards and Darren cover best practices for securing great MBA letters of recommendation. Don’t miss this detailed and open-ended discussion between 2 former Admissions Directors so you can sidestep common mistakes and understand what top b-schools consider an excellent letter of recommendation.

Questions

  • Why recommendations are important (3:16)
  • Who to select as your recommender (6:06)
  • How to prepare and what to give your recommenders (19:06)
  • Last tips on to get great MBA recommendations (37:00)

About Our Guest

Caroline Diarte Edwards is Co-Founder and Director of Fortuna Admissions. Caroline was Director of Admissions for the Insead MBA from 2005 to 2012. Caroline got her MBA from Insead in 2003 and is a graduate of the University of Cambridge.

Episode summary, links and more at: http://touchmba.com/great-mba-letters-of-recommendations

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Jun 05 2017

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Rank #19: #74 How to Overcome a Low GPA

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Dozens of MBA applicants come to Touch MBA every month for free school selection help and a common concern is how to overcome a low GPA. How can you show top-ranked programs that you will perform well in an intense Master's level program? That you belong with other MBA candidates who got A and B+ averages as undergraduates?

Applicants with low GPAs need to send 2 signals: 1) that they're academically capable and 2) that they have a strong work ethic. Listen on for 7 concrete ways you can communicate these qualities in your application to tackle a low GPA.

  1. Scoring well on GMAT
  2. Performing well in other academic environments (Masters Degrees) or tests (CFA, CPA, etc)
  3. Highlighting work experience that demonstrates your hard business skills
  4. Securing recommendations that rank you highly for intellectual ability
  5. Taking pre-MBA classes (MBA Math, online courses, community college courses)
  6. "The Shaq Rule" - being so strong employability and ambassadorial-wise that you'll still be a net contributor
  7. Using your optional essay to explain (not excuse) the context surrounding your GPA

Jun 04 2015

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Rank #20: #97 Michigan Ross MBA Program & Admissions Q&A with Son Nguyen

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Son Nguyen is Associate Director of Admissions at Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, where he has been since 2014. Previously he was a Corporate Recruiter for Target and Assistant Director of Admissions for the University of Notre Dame. Son got his Bachelors from Notre Dame and his Masters of Science in Strategic Communications from Columbia.

University of Michigan Ross MBA Program Highlights 4:18 Admissions 21:56 Financing 38:58 Careers 42:11

Go to http://www.touchmba.com/michigan-ross-mba-admissions-interview for a full breakdown of the program's key advantages and fast facts about admissions, financing, and careers at the Michigan Ross MBA program.

Nov 25 2016

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