Admissions Straight Talk: New Podcast

I’ve been thinking about it for a while, and finally just decided to do it:

I’m starting a podcast, Admissions Straight Talk. I plan a bi-weekly show, 20-30 minutes long, in which I will interview thought leaders in the admissions world. Each segment will be posted here on this blog. Of course, if you prefer to download the podcast automatically to your iWhatever, please subscribe in iTunes.

The first segment goes live today. Elissa Sangster, Executive Director of the Forte Foundation, graciously agreed to be the inaugural interviewee. Elissa served as the Assistant Dean and Director of the MBA Program at the McCombs School of Business at UT Austin before joining Forte. She has led Forte from its infancy to its current position of prominence, transforming it into a major resource assisting women entering the business world and applying to MBA and other business degrees.

We covered a lot of ground in the show, and I hope men and women will tune in. There is valuable info for both genders.

After you’ve listened, please provide feedback. I am new at this and welcome suggestions for improvement. You can provide your feedback below or in iTunes tomorrow after the segment goes live.

Thanks for listening.

Linda AbrahamBy Linda Abraham, president and founder of, and author of the recently released MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools.