The Tuck School of Business and the Global Insight Requirement

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On September 3, 2014, the Tuck School of Business introduced the new and exciting Global Insight Requirement.

Listen to the recording of our conversation with Dr. Phillip Stocken, the Associate Dean for the MBA Program at Tuck, for the scoop on the new requirement and more info about the b-school.

00:02:33 – The structure of the Tuck MBA Program.

00:05:15 – What is the Tuck Global Insight Requirement?

00:13:32 – About the first year project and where it meets the new program.

00:17:26 – What will define the Global Insight requirement as a success.

00:19:38 – Tuck alum are by far the most loyal MBA grads: What is the secret?

00:24:14 – The faculty cooperation that makes Tuck unique.

00:28:06 – What do Tuck students have in common?

00:30:10 – What Dr. Stocken wishes MBA students would know before starting b-school.

00:34:07 – Important advice for MBA applicants.

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Related Links:

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The GMAT Score Preview and Application Boxes

Linda Abraham on the GMAT Score PreviewMBA applicants, pay heed: two major b-school admissions topics have been on Linda’s mind and in this week’s episode of Admissions Straight Talk, she shares the word.

Listen to the full recording of the show for some very important advice about the GMAT score preview and the growing significance of short application questions.

00:01:30 – The new GMAT score preview feature.

00:02:48 – Ravi’s mistake and 4 decisions to make before test day.

00:09:37 – The shrinking MBA application and the increasing importance of  short answers and boxes.

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•  Preview Your GMAT Score (from the official website of the GMAT)
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Financial Aid and Health Insurance for International Students

Listen to the interview!If you are one of the adventurous souls planning on leaving your comfort zone to study abroad, we’d like to introduce you to a treasure trove of invaluable resources.

Listen to the recording of our conversation with Ross Mason, VP of Envisage International for important tips and information about international student loans, health insurance, and other topics that matter to you.

00:03:31 – Envisage: Helping international students.

00:06:02 – How Ross got involved and what’s changed in past decade plus.

00:10:08 – Advice for a US resident applying to school abroad.

00:14:00 – Advice for a non-US resident applying to school in the United States.

00:19:42 – Health insurance for a US student accepted to an international school.

00:22:48 – What a non-US resident accepted to an US school needs to know about health insurance.

00:24:43 – Finding insurance: where to turn.

00:25:51 – What else is out there for students going abroad?

00:28:00 – Top advice for an international student preparing to go to school out of the country.

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Related Links:

•  International Student Loan
•  Financial Aid for International Students in the USA
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•  IEFA: International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search
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A B-School Professor on Main Street, USA

Listen to the full recording of our interview with Scott Schaefer!Dr. Scott Schaefer escaped an economics conference and ended up in a fortuitous encounter that changed his life.

Listen to the recording of our conversation with Dr. Shaefer, Kendall D. Garff Chair in Business Administration and Professor of Finance at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, for some great insights into small business, business school, and the place where the two meet.

00:02:03 – How a trip to the shoe store inspired Roadside MBA.

00:06:35 – The Roadside MBA Manifesto.

00:12:54 – Want to hear some great stories?

00:17:43 – The story Scott wishes he had included in the book (and so does Linda).

00:24:57 – Surprising takeaways from Roadside MBA project.

00:28:53 – How the Roadside MBA changed the way Scott teaches.

00:33:45 – If only MBA students came to campus knowing…

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Related Links:

Roadside MBA: Backroad Wisdom for Entrepreneurs, Executives and Small Business Owners (Linda highly recommends it.)
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Identity, Community, and the World of Med School Admissions

Click here to listen to the conversation! Meet the doctor who is on a mission to spread the word that med school admission is an attainable goal (and he’ll help you get accepted, too).

Listen to the recording of our conversation with Dr. Ryan Gray, founder of The Medical School Headquarters for some great advice and an insider’s perspective on the world of med school admissions.

00:02:18 – Ryan’s journey from dissecting cats to Flight Surgeon in the United States Air Force (what is that?).

00:07:52 – Making med school admissions less intimidating: The Medical School Headquarters.

00:10:02 – The Medical School HQ Academy and the case for identity.

00:19:53 – Should you apply to med school in Aug or wait for next year?

00:26:28 – Secondary applications: an important opportunity.

00:29:16 – Tips for med school interviews and MMIs.

00:34:16 – The very big difference between med and residency admissions.

00:37:51 – Tips for matching – and not matching.

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Relevant Links:

• Medical School Headquarters
• The Medical School Headquarters Podcast
 Ryan’s Interview with Dr. Norma Wagoner
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• Secondary Essay Strategies that Score Interviewsa webinar

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