Help! I’ve Been Waitlisted!

Need waitlist help?In honor of New Years we’ve decided to repost one of the most popular episodes of 2014.

If you didn’t hear it the first time, or if you just want to review, now is the perfect time to listen to our highly informative podcast with Linda Abraham discussing the timely topic of being waitlisted.

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Relevant Links:

•  MBA Waitlist Advice 101
•  Med School Waitlist Advice 101
•  Grad School Waitlist Advice 101
•  College Waitlist Advice 101 
•  The Nine Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make on an MBA Waitlistan ebook
•  The Nine Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make on a Med School Waitlistan ebook
•  The Nine Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make on a Law School Waitlist, an ebook

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Should You Pursue a PhD?

Important tips on PhD admissionsIn honor of the holidays we’ve decided to repost one of the most popular podcast episodes of 2014.

If you didn’t hear it the first time, or if you just want to review, now is the perfect time to listen to our highly informative (and super-popular) interview with Dr. Karen Kelsky, founder and consultant at The Professor is In for some important insights into the very hot topic: Is a PhD a good path?

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Related Links:

• Choosing a Ph.D. Program: 3 Tips
• Plotting Your Way to a PhD: 6 Topics in PhD Admissions
• 
The Professor is In
Should You Go to Graduate School?
•  Get Your Game On: Prepping for Your Grad School Application
• STEM PhD Job Market is Down

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• Kisses of Death for your Grad School Application
• Non-Academic Careers for PhDs: A Talk with Dr. Paula Chambers

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Life as an HBS MBA Student

 Life as an HBS MBA: An Interview with Philip BlackettMeet Philip Blackett, a proud member of the Harvard Business School Class of 2016, the founder of Magnetic Interviewing, and the host of the podcast Life in the MBA.

Listen to the recording of our conversation with Philip. He has a fascinating story!

00:02:35 – Fulfilling an 11 year promise to his mother and grandmother.

00:06:20 – Why HBS?

00:07:23 –  How Philip’s failures in real estate may have helped Philip get accepted to HBS.

00:11:43 – “Whichever school you apply to, make sure you give it your very best so you wont have any room or reason to feel bad about yourself.”

15:10 – The importance of team-work.

17:25 – Becoming a leader. (This is what HBS wants to see!!)

18:34 – What the HBS adcom looks for in your failures.

19:27 – Getting rejected by Harvard Business School. What now?!?!

22:01 – The best parts of life at Harvard Business School.

24:14 – Don’t be intimidated by the size of HBS.

25:23 – The importance of time management and priority management.

29:09 – What Harvard Business School needs to change.

30:15 – The benefits for the case study method.

35:42 – True or false: The competition among HBS students is cut-throat.

39:30 – The feeling of camaraderie among students (and professors.)

41:32 – Case Method – Individually prepare, then share among 5 people, and then share among 90 people.  And after class your perspective will be completely different than it was before.

46:35 – $$$ and social life at HBS.

53:55 – A field project in Mumbai, India.

56:32 – Why start your own podcast?

1:00:41 –  Magnetic Interviewing – The story of Philip’s startup.

1:06:23 – Innovation labs at Harvard Business School.

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Application Timing: When Should You Submit?

Timing. Timing. Who’s got the best timing? Applicants frequently stress over when to submit,  wondering if when they apply will affect the outcome. They lose sleep with questions like: When is the best time to apply? When do I have the greatest chance of getting accepted? The answer is surprisingly simple.

Listen to this episode for Linda Abraham’s important advice on timing your application to enhance your chances of acceptance.

00:01:56 – The simple answer to when you should apply.

00:03:45 – When should an MBA applicant apply Round 3?

00:06:09 – The best time for 2016 MBA applicants to take the GMAT.

00:06:52 – MBA applicant with a military background, high GPA but low quant score. When should he apply?

00:09:21 – Medical school applicants – the importance of being early!

00:09:50 – Thinking of applying late? Think of the game of musical chairs.

00:10:25 – Rushing to take the MCAT? Submitting your application before it’s ready? Think again!

00:11:13 – The ideal time table for submitting your AMCAS application.

00:12:40 – The advantages of starting your AMCAS personal statement this winter break.

00:14:18 – Linda’s rule of timing when applying to grad school.

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Related Links:

•  MBA Application Timing
•  MBA Round 1 Timeline
•  Medical School Admissions: Why Applying in June is Critical
•  Can You Submit Your AMCAS Application BEFORE Retaking the MCAT?
Applying to Medical School Late in the Application Cycle

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Waitlisted! What Now?
How to Edit Your Application Essays
MBA Admissions According to an Expert
Med School Application Process: AMCAS, Secondaries, Interviews, Decisions & More!

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Admissions Straight Talk: All Things Postbac

Click here to listen to the full recording of our post-bac conversation!

Who better to offer postbac admissions advice than an actual former postbac program director?

Alicia McNease Nimonkar is the former director of the postbac program at UC Davis and the proud new author of, The Definitive Guide to Pre-Medical Postbaccalaureate Programs: The handbook for career changers and academic record enhancers who want a chance at medical school. She is also currently a highly sought admissions consultant at Accepted.

Check out the full recording as we dive into the world of postbac programs.

03:20 –  What is the motivation behind the book? (Non-traditional applicants, this book is for you!)

04:35 – Undergrads, ask for help now. Ending your bachelors with an increasing trend in your GPA is essential!

06:00 – Grads – The formal postbac course may be the right choice for you.

08:18 – A review of the different kinds of postbac programs.

11:45 – Students: the admissions professionals want to help you with the postbac process.  (Alicia’s interviews with former postbac students and with program directors are inspirational.)

16:23 – What’s a postbac specialized masters programs?

18:40 – Didn’t get an interview call yet?  Don’t hit the panic button, but do start researching postbac programs.

22:00 – Qualities you need to reveal when applying to postbac programs.

23:57 – Final pearls of wisdom.

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Related Links:

• The Definitive Guide to Pre-Medical Postbaccalaureate Programs
• A Second Chance at Medical School: The A-Z of Applying to Postbac Programs
Alicia McNease Nimonkar’s Complete Bio
• Postbac Admissions 101

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What You Need to Know About Postbac Programs
• Med School Application Process: AMCAS, Secondaries, Interviews, Decisions & More!
• A Window into the World and Life of Medical Scribes

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