Linda Abraham, CEO and Founder of Accepted

Admissions Straight Talk

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Admissions Straight Talk

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Advice on applying to business, grad, law, and medical school.

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Johns Hopkins Postbac Programs: An Interview with the Director

Jun 20, 2018 53:55

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About the Johns Hopkins University Postbac Program [Show Summary] For many future doctors, the simple step between college and medical school is not so clear cut. For various reasons, some sudents will choose to attend a pre-medical post-baccalaureate program to help boost their skills and experiences and to help them get into medical school. Dr.... 

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MIT Sloan EMBA and Sloan Fellows Programs: Move from Success to Significance

Jun 13, 2018 24:15

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MIT Sloan Executive Education [Show Summary] Today we’re going to look at executive MBA program options: MIT Sloan’s executive MBA program, which is relatively new, but more typical in structure; MIT’s part-time MBA program; and the MIT Sloan Fellows program, a full-time immersive executive MBA program. We are going to learn about them from Johanna... 

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Society of Women Engineers: The Community for Women in Engineering

Jun 5, 2018 34:33

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Summary The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is 40,000+ members strong worldwide, and provides a sense of community to women who may feel isolated in their engineering studies or career due to a lack of gender diversity. Karen Horting is the Executive Director & CEO of the organization, and shares a lot of great information... 

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Apply at Your Best: Advice from a Med School Admissions Expert

May 29, 2018 51:24

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Summary Lolita Wood-Hill has been working in the field of pre-med advising for over 25 years, so it’s safe to say she knows the ins and outs of the medical school application process better than most. In this podcast, Lolita gives advice on how to make yourself the most enticing applicant to medical school possible,... 

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International Students: How to Finance Your U.S. Education

May 22, 2018 32:34

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Summary Brian Hoffman started Nomad Credit to primarily work with international students in helping them find and secure student loans, car loans, health insurance, and more. What many don’t realize is how difficult it is to secure credit in the United States if you don’t already have U.S.-based products, many of which you don’t even... 

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MIT Sloan Fellow, User Experience Expert, and Busy Mom

May 15, 2018 39:31

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Show Summary Katie Luby will be graduating this spring from the MIT Sloan Fellows program, and can’t say enough good things about the experience. Coming from Salesforce, and with an anthropology and design educational background, business school was a whole new animal. Katie feels her experience at MIT Sloan Fellows will uniquely enhance her work... 

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Meet Dr. Nadia Afridi, Plastic Surgeon, Recent Columbia EMBA, and Mom

May 9, 2018 28:33

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Our guest today, Dr. Nadia Afridi earned her bachelors and MD in Canada and then did a residency in plastic surgery at Dalhousie University. She also earned her Executive MBA from Columbia in 2017. Can you tell us about your background?  Where you grew up? What do you like to do for fun? [1:09] I... 

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Meet Harvard MD/MPH Student and Premed Podcaster Mary Tate

May 2, 2018 46:58

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Our guest today is soon-to-be doctor Mary Tate and current 4th year medical student at Harvard Medical School. Mary graduated from Dartmouth in 2012 and has been at HMS since 2013. She was very active at Dartmouth and continued to be a change agent at HMS. In 2017 she earned her MPH at Harvard’s Chan... 

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Let’s Learn about Utah SOM from its Associate Dean of Admissions

Apr 25, 2018 1:02:05

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Our guest today is Dr. Benjamin Chan, Associate Dean of Admissions and Idaho Affairs at the University of Utah’s School of Medicine and host of the Talking Admissions & Med Student Life podcast. Dr. Chan earned his bachelors at Stanford and his MD at UUCOM. He then trained in General Psychiatry at George Washington University... 

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USC Marshall’s Kellee Scott: Don’t Be Rigid, Boring or Tedious!

Apr 17, 2018 42:47

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It gives me great pleasure to welcome Kellee Scott. This is Kellee’s first time on AST, but she is no stranger to Accepted, having participated in our old online chats. Kellee earned her bachelors in business at the University of Miami and worked in business for companies like Unilever and Ernst and Young. Then she... 

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Dr. Calvin Sun, ER Resident, Entrepreneur, and Adventurer

Apr 10, 2018 53:41

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Warning: Our guest today has done so much that it’s going to be really hard to give his background succinctly, but here goes. Dr. Calvin Sun earned his bachelors in 2008 at Columbia where he held numerous leadership positions. In 2014, he graduated from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine and served as graduating class president.... 

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Encore - Everything You Need to Know About Your Grad School Application

Apr 3, 2018 22:51

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This week we are airing an encore of one of our more popular podcasts this year, which is “Optimize Your Grad School Application.” It’s an excellent time to air this podcast, because many of you are looking ahead to apply this summer or fall.  Reviewing the different moving parts of the grad school application, their... 

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An Interview with Dartmouth Tuck's Admissions Director, Luke Pena

Mar 27, 2018 56:58

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It gives me great pleasure to have for the first time on AST, Luke Pena, Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Luke earned his bachelors in PR and business at USC in 2006 and cut his admissions teeth at USC’s Annenberg School of Communication. He subsequently... 

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Bain & Company’s Keith Bevans Talks About Careers, Life at Bain

Mar 20, 2018 53:07

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One of the biggest motivations, if not the biggest motivation, for applying to graduate school is career enhancement and achievement of professional goals. For many MBAs and some other graduate students, consulting has irresistible appeal. Today it is my distinct pleasure to have on Admissions Straight Talk Keith Bevans, Partner and Global Head of Consulting... 

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Early Career Management and European MBA Programs with Jamie Wright

Mar 13, 2018 26:37

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Our guest today is Jamie Wright. She grew up in California, started her career in PR in Chicago, and then crossed the pond in 2009 to become the Client Services Manager at London Business School’s then brand-new Masters in Management (MIM) program. Jamie rose to become the admissions director for all early career programs at... 

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How to Get Into NYIT’s College of Osteopathic Medicine

Mar 6, 2018 37:44

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Our guest today, Gina Moses, is the Director of Admissions at New York Institute of Technology’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. Prior to taking this position in 2016, she worked for almost ten years as the Associate Director of Recruitment and Application Services for the American Association of College of Osteopathic Medicine. Gina also worked in... 

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Keeping Healthcare Human: The Arnold P Gold Foundation

Feb 28, 2018 30:46

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Note to readers: Dr. Arnold P Gold passed away the week before our interview took place. This interview is dedicated to his memory. I’m so pleased to have on the show Dr. Dorothy Levine, Director of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Dr. Levine earned her bachelors at Princeton, her MD at Albert Einstein, and did... 

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Optimize your Grad School Application: Grades, Scores, Essays, Resume, Activity History, and More

Feb 21, 2018 22:19

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This show was triggered by a question asked on a recent webinar that I gave when a member of the audience, Glenn, asked “Are there any podcasts or resources that focus specifically on rounding out the application – recommendations, extra-curriculars, etc.” There aren’t. I decided to create one, and this is it. We’re going to... 

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Pediatrician and Social Entrepreneur: Meet Dr. Anne Steptoe

Feb 14, 2018 56:05

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Our guest today, Dr. Anne Steptoe, earned her BA in Classics and English at Harvard in 2009. She then worked for two years as a Health Policy Senior Analyst at Mass General Hospital and attended medical school at Brown. Along the way to her current position as a pediatrics resident at UNC Chapel Hill, she... 

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Meet Duke Fuqua’s New MBA Admissions Director, Shari Hubert

Feb 7, 2018 43:06

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It gives me great pleasure to welcome back to AST Shari Hubert, Associate Dean of Admissions at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Shari earned her BA at Dartmouth and her MBA at Harvard. She worked at several elite companies, and in 2009 became Director of Recruitment for the Peace Corps. In 2012 she returned... 

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Keeping up with Dr. Andrea Tooley - Ophthalmology Resident and Soon-To-Be-Fellow

Jan 31, 2018 44:37

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Dr. Andrea Tooley is currently an ophthalmology resident at the Mayo Clinic who will soon start a fellowship in oculoplastics in NYC. I know you’re a returning guest, but can you tell us a little about yourself? Your background, where you grew up, went to college and medical school? [1:22] I am originally from Sarasota,... 

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The Toronto Rotman MBA Program: Where Application Volume is Soaring

Jan 24, 2018 39:18

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Today for the first time we welcome Jamie Young, Director of Recruitment & Admissions for the Full-Time MBA Program at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Jamie graduated from McMaster University in 2008 and has worked in Canadian higher ed since then. He came to Rotman in January 2016 to assume... 

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Meet Dr. Akshat Kumar, Wharton MBA ‘19

Jan 17, 2018 26:46

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Our guest today, Dr. Akshat Kumar, earned his MD from Kasturba Medical College in India and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Rutgers University/St. Peter’s University Hospital in New Jersey, where he became Chief Resident and then Attending Physician. In his spare time he co-founded thewisemd.com and later joined WellUHealth as Business Development Lead... 

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All the Details About the Full-time MIT Sloan MBA Program

Jan 10, 2018 32:49

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We are pleased to welcome back Dawna Levenson, Director of Admissions at MIT Sloan. Dawna earned her bachelors and masters in Management Science at MIT Sloan, worked in consulting, and then returned to MIT Sloan in 2007 as Associate Director of Academic Programs. She moved into Admissions in 2012 and became Director of Admissions in... 

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Encore: MD, OBGYN, MPH Talks Med School & Residency Admissions

Jan 3, 2018 33:39

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I am swamped at this time of year with clients facing early January deadlines so I decided to start the new year with our most popular healthcare-related interview for the last half of 2017: my interview with Accepted consultant, Dr. Suzi Schweikert. Dr. Schweikert, a practicing OBGYN who has an MPH, talks about her non-traditional path... 

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Encore: UCLA Anderson MBA Admissions According to Dean Alex Lawrence

Dec 27, 2017 58:49

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As applicants, students, and admissions consultants are knee deep in family, celebration, and application essays we’d like to play an encore of one of the most popular Admission Straight Talk podcast episodes of the year. Our conversation with Alex Lawrence, Assistant Dean of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid at UCLA Anderson, is loaded with information... 

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Rejected from Medical School 3x – Today a Pediatric Resident and Mom

Dec 20, 2017 32:43

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You’ve taken the MCAT, maybe even applied and been rejected. Discouraged? Don’t be. Hear Dr. Allie’s story. Allie Lyle had wanted to be a doctor since she was 14. More specifically she wanted to be a pediatrician. And she pursued this path diligently. But the MCAT and a few mistakes got in her way. She... 

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16 Grad School Application Mistakes You Don't Want to Make

Dec 13, 2017 35:56

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The application cycle is in full swing in early December, when I’m recording this podcast. In reflecting on the many applications that my colleagues and I review here at Accepted and the problems we help our clients deal with, I thought it might be a good time to discuss things you shouldn’t do – mistakes... 

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Med School Uncensored: A Realistic Perspective on Medical Training

Dec 6, 2017 55:23

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Dr. Richard Beddingfield, a practicing cardiothoracic anesthesiologist in Wisconsin, is the author of Med School Uncensored: The Insider’s Guide to Surviving Admissions, Exams, Residency, and Sleepless Nights in the Call Room. The book provides a comprehensive view of the entire becoming-a-doctor process, from choosing to become a physician and taking the MCAT, through med school... 

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How to Get Really Great Recommendations Notes

Nov 29, 2017 36:52

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Joseph Pavlisko CEO & Founder of Referrio

Joe Pavlisko is the founder of Referrio, a start-up that makes getting and writing recommendations easy. Joe graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a concurrent master’s degree in finance. In addition to English, Joe speaks Spanish and German and taught English in rural Spain. After graduating from college... 

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Life as a Physician Assistant: Interview with Andrea Benedict

Nov 22, 2017 31:58

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Andrea Benedict Pediatric Critical Care Physician Assistant

Our guest today is Andrea Benedict, Physician Assistant, creator of the YouTube channel, Life as a PA, and founder of MEDTakeovers. This very busy professional earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Delaware in neuroscience, and went straight to the Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania’s Physician Assistant program. She has wide ranging experience as... 

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Admissions Tips for Vanderbilt Owen’s MBA Program

Nov 15, 2017 39:31

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Vanderbilt University Director of MBA Admissions Interview: Listen Now!

This week we welcome Christie St. John, Director of Admissions at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Christie earned her PhD in French and Italian from Vanderbilt and worked at Vanderbilt as Director of International Relations before becoming the Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Tuck. Christie returned to Vanderbilt as Director of MBA... 

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The Importance of Teaching Management in Medical School

Nov 8, 2017 42:53

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Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute For Patient Safety & Quality

Do physicians need leadership skills to be good doctors? Johns Hopkins professors Dr. Peter Pronovost and Dr. Chris Myers make an excellent case that the leadership elements of management should be a mandatory part not only of physician training, but of continuing education. Here’s how and why management skills can make you a better doc.... 

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MIT Sloan Master in Finance: How to Get In!

Nov 1, 2017 22:05

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MIT Sloan Master of Finance Program Heidi Pickett

This week we are pleased to welcome Heidi Pickett, Director of the MIT Sloan Master of Finance Program. Heidi worked in financial services for 20 years before becoming Director of this program in 2011. She fills us in on what the program is looking for in an applicant, how to figure out if the program... 

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1 Doctor, 2 Entrepreneurs: Eliza Morrison & Andrew Nimmich

Oct 25, 2017 42:36

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Interview with Nerdly CEOs Eliza Morrison Andrew Nimmich

Meet Eliza Morrison and M4 Andrew Nimmich, the CEOs of Tutor the People and Nerdly. Both of today’s guests attended the College of Charleston in South Carolina where Eliza Morrison majored in French, Russian and Comparative Literature. Andrew Nimmich also attended the College of Charleston and CUNY Brooklyn College and majored in Pre-Medical Studies. He... 

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Do You Fit With Cornell Johnson?

Oct 18, 2017 46:27

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Interview with Cornell Johnson's Exec Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

It gives me great pleasure to have for the first time on AST, Judi Byers, the Executive Director of Admissions & Financial Aid at Johnson School of Management at Cornell University. Judi earned her bachelors degree and masters degrees from American University in Washington DC. She also worked for American University’s Kogod School of Business... 

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Encore: Your Past Doesn't Define You

Oct 11, 2017 16:44

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The Past Doesn't Define You

This week we are airing an encore of one of the most populars shows of 2017. Many applicants focus on the past – both the good and the bad – to the detriment of their applications. Find out the role your past plays in admissions and what you should focus on in your applications when you listen... 

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Former Investment Bankers, Current Admissions Experts

Oct 4, 2017 49:38

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Tips from Former Investment Bankers Current Admissions Experts

About a year ago I received an email from someone interested in working for Accepted. She had admissions office experience, an MBA from a top business school, and investment banking experience on Wall Street and in Hong Kong. About a week later, I received another email from another potential consultant who attended a different top... 

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The Man Behind Active Learning at UVM’s Medical School

Sep 27, 2017 46:45

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I recently saw an NPR clip about a highly innovative approach to medical education launching with this year’s entering class at the University of Vermont’s Larner COM. In a nutshell, the goal is to eliminate lectures. The head of this initiative, Dr. William Jeffries, is our guest today. Dr. Jeffries is the Senior Associate Dean... 

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Wharton Lauder: An MBA/MA that Prepares your for Global Business

Sep 20, 2017 43:09

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Let’s learn about Wharton Lauder, and its joint MA/MBA and MA/JD programs for people who are passionate about international business. Today’s guest is Kara Keenan Sweeney, Director of Admissions Marketing and Communications at the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Penn Law School. Kara has an extensive background in graduate admissions,... 

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Be a Happy Doc!

Sep 13, 2017 54:04

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Our guest today is an intern at Einstein Healthcare Network. He recently graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also has his own web site and podcast called The Happy Doc. Let’s learn more about Dr. Taylor Brana and how you too can be a happy doc. Let’s talk to the Happy Doc! Can... 

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From the Military to Haas MBA [Episode 223]

Sep 6, 2017 27:04

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Military and older student attending the UC Berkeley Haas Full-time MBA program. Let’s hear his story. Our guest today, David Middleton, graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from the US Coast Guard Academy in 2003, when many of his classmates were in middle school. He served in different capacities in the Coast Guard, most... 

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Sallie Mae: Student Loans with Options and Flexibility

Aug 30, 2017 32:15

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How are you going to pay for grad school if you don’t get a scholarship? Loans. Let’s learn about Sallie Mae’s student loan options. Our guest today is Charles Rocha, EVP and CMO of Sallie Mae. Charlie had over 20 years of experience at Bank of America, MBNA and NationsBank before joining Sallie Mae in... 

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How to Approach the Diversity Question

Aug 23, 2017 22:25

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Tune in for an encore of one of our most popular 2017 podcast episodes, where Linda Abraham addresses one of the most pressing topics on applicants’ minds: how to properly approach the diversity question. Listen in as Linda answers your diversity-in-admissions questions, including: 1. Why is diversity so important? 2. How should I approach diversity?... 

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The Journey From India to Harvard MBA [Episode 220]

Aug 16, 2017 40:44

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What’s it like to be a Harvard Business School student and Google Intern? Let’s find out in today’s podcast! Our guest today is Shantanu Misra, currently a 2nd-year Harvard Business School MBA student who just completed a summer internship at Google and will serve this year as the product manager for the Harbus, the independent,... 

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One Older Med Student’s Path: From Grief to Growth to Giving

Aug 9, 2017 43:20

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Our guest today has a very unusual path to medical school. I’m going to let her tell her story with very little intro from me. All I’ll say now is she once upon a time had a career in finance, did her postbac at Columbia and attended Rutgers New Jersey Medical School where she earned... 

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Following in Leonardo’s Footsteps: Dr. Michael Natter

Aug 2, 2017 43:08

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Our guest today is a newly minted internal medicine intern at NYU Langone. He just graduated from the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and is starting his residency in Internal Medicine at Langone almost as we speak. He is also an accomplished artist, cartoonist, and writer who uses his “doodling” as a study tool. Welcome,... 

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The Consortium Can Help You Get Your MBA

Jul 26, 2017 29:05

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It gives me great pleasure to have for the first time on AST, Danni Young, Director of Recruiting at The Consortium for the Graduate Study of Management. Danni earned her bachelors degree from Lincoln University in Missouri and her MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. FYI she loves cats. Welcome! Let’s start with... 

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UCLA Anderson’s Dean Alex Lawrence: Not About the Status Quo

Jul 19, 2017 58:23

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Come learn about UCLA Anderson’s full-time MBA program with Assistant Dean of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid Alex Lawrence. It gives me great pleasure to welcome Alex Lawrence, Assistant Dean of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid at UCLA Anderson School of Management, which just happens to be where I earned my MBA. Alex is a... 

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MD, OBGYN, MPH Talks Med School and Residency Admissions

Jul 12, 2017 32:28

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Our guest today is Dr. Suzi Schweikert – a former English major at UCLA who decided she wanted to be an MD. She did so at UCSD, specialized in OBGYN at USC-Los Angeles County Medical Center, and after completing her residency, added an MPH to her credentials. Let’s learn more about Dr. Schweikert’s path in... 

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Encore: What is Med School Really Like? [Episode 213]

Jul 6, 2017 21:22

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For the 4th of July week, we are airing an encore of one of the most popular Admission Straight Talk podcast episodes of 2017. Listen in on our conversation with Natalie Wall, a student at the University of Utah School of Medicine, for a fascinating discussion about her non-traditional path to med school, what it’s like to... 

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What’s New at NYU Stern? A Lot!

Jun 28, 2017 51:49

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What’s new at NYU Stern? New MBA programs. New application process. New deadlines. Let’s learn all about it! It gives me great pleasure to welcome back to Admissions Straight Talk Isser Gallogly, Associate Dean of MBA Admissions at NYU Stern School of Business. I almost feel like Isser needs no introduction at Accepted. He participated... 

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Get Accepted to Baylor College of Medicine [Episode 211]

Jun 21, 2017 58:06

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I’m really pleased to have back on the show Dr. Karen Johnson, Associate Dean for Admissions at the Baylor College of Medicine and Dr. Jesus Vallejo, Assistant Dean for Admissions at Baylor College of Medicine. When recently looking at our downloads, I noticed that one of our most popular medical school admissions shows was my... 

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Wharton’s Commitment Project – a Window into Wharton

Jun 15, 2017 55:13

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Today we’re doing something a little different: a deep dive into a specific program at Wharton. It’s a program that reveals a lot about Wharton’s culture, which also gives us insight into what the Wharton admissions committee is looking for. Commitment. Purpose. Meaning. These are all terms that are bandied about amidst the fake news,... 

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Your Past Doesn’t Define You [Episode 209]

Jun 8, 2017 16:37

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Today’s one of those shows where I’m going to be the sole presenter. I actually started preparing this show during the World Series way back in October. Yes, folks, after 108 years of losing, the Chicago Cubs finally won the World Series. At the same time, we were working (and have worked in the past)... 

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Medicinal Magic and Magical Medicine: An Interview with M3 David Elkin [Episode 207]

May 31, 2017 26:58

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Our guest today is a fourth year medical student at Stony Brook who graduated from UC San Diego with a bachelors in Physiology and Neuroscience. Nothing too unusual there for a medical student. However, things start to get interesting, maybe even enchanting, when we learn a little about his hobby: magic. He has been performing... 

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UCLA's MS in Business Analytics: Prep for the Sexiest Job of the 21st Century

May 25, 2017 38:42

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Are you a quant jock with a bit of a poet in you? Learn about UCLA Anderson’s new MS in Business Analytics! Harvard Business Review declared in 2012 that being a data scientist is the “sexiest job of the 21st century.” Glassdoor last year claimed it’s the “best job of the year.” And in a... 

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Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans: Funding, Community for Immigrants [Episode 206]

May 18, 2017 35:10

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Let’s learn about the $90K fellowships awarded by The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. Today’s guest, Dr. Craig Harwood, earned his BA in Music from Queens College and then a PhD in Music Theory from Yale University in 2002. Dr. Harwood went on to serve as the dean of Davenport College at... 

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HMX – Harvard Medical School’s Online Option for Everyone

May 11, 2017 40:07

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I was recently contacted about a fascinating new program at Harvard Medical School called HMX Fundamentals. I wanted to learn more, and I’m delighted to have AST listeners learn more along with me since I’m talking today to Dr. Michael Parker, Harvard Medical School’s Associate Dean for Online Learning and Faculty Director of HMX. Dr.... 

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Wall Street: Here I Come!

May 4, 2017 40:34

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Today’s guest is Patrick Curtis, CEO & Co-founder of Wall Street Oasis. Patrick graduated from Williams College in 2002 and worked as an Investment Banking Analyst for Rothschild & Co for two years. He then joined Tailwind Capital as a Private Equity Associate in 2005 around the same time that he founded Wall Street Oasis,... 

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Amy Ho: An ER Resident Who Connects with Patients and Society [Episode 203]

Apr 27, 2017 40:57

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I would like to share with you the email that made me believe that today’s guest, Dr. Amy Faith Ho, a third year ER resident, will be simply outstanding: I love the mission of your site, and the Match was something that endlessly agonized me (see my article in Forbes). It is a great passion... 

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From Rwanda to Wharton to West Coast Start-Up: MP Davis’ Story [Episode 202]

Apr 20, 2017 43:40

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Today’s guest, Mary-Patton Davis, earned her BA in Government and French from Georgetown in 2010. She worked in marketing in the U.S. and in Rwanda, started a yoga business in Rwanda among other things, and earned her MBA from Wharton in 2016. While there she co-founded and led LeadUp, a mindful leadership program emphasizing health... 

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What to do About a Low GPA, an Encore [Episode 201]

Apr 14, 2017 23:41

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Many of you are planning ahead for your first application this summer and fall. Others are concerned that you may need to reapply because the news you’ve received so far isn’t what you wanted. In either case, if your grades are a concern, this podcast is for you. This week, join us for a rebroadcast... 

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How Forté Helps Women Get into Business and Stay in Business [Episode 200]

Apr 6, 2017 40:07

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Today’s episode is an extra special show. This is AST’s 200th episode! It’s fitting that we welcome back Elissa Sangster, who was the very first guest on AST almost five years ago. Today she is the first guest to come back for a third time. This show should be valuable to you because of Elissa’s... 

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A New Approach to Training Doctors: The University of Connecticut’s M Delta Curriculum [Episode 199]

Mar 30, 2017 45:18

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I recently saw an article about a highly innovative approach to medical education launching with this year’s entering class at the University of Connecticut called M Delta. When I reached out to UConn the head of the curriculum reform asked me for a call and provided more information about the new curriculum. It was just... 

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Affordable Online Test Prep [Episode 198]

Mar 23, 2017 33:49

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We are now getting calls from applicants who plan to plan to apply in the summer, fall, and winter to matriculate in 2018. A few have all their ducks lined up – test score in place, school visits planned, a GPA they’re proud of, and maybe they’re just rounding out their profile to put icing... 

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Get Into IE, an Innovative Leader in Business Education [Episode 197]

Mar 15, 2017 41:17

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Listen to the show!

The MBA application process is multi-faceted and there are a lot of things you can do NOW that will improve your chances of acceptance when you actually apply. I shared those steps, which I’ve seen work over the last 20 years, at our recent webinar 7 Steps to MBA Acceptance in 2018. Click here to view the... 

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What is Med School Really Like? [Episode 196]

Mar 9, 2017 20:34

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I want to invite any listeners planning to apply to medical school this summer to check out our med webinar, The 5 Part Framework for a Successful Medical School Application. In the webinar I break down the complex med school application process into 5 essential goals that you must achieve if you are to be... 

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Will Your Graduate Education Pay? [Episode 195]

Mar 2, 2017 41:11

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Saving money on your student loans, ranking grad programs based on salary-to-debt ratios, plus life as a Columbia Business School grad. All in today’s show. Today’s guest, Amanda Wood, graduated from Vassar College in 2009 with a degree in social psychology and economics. After graduation, she worked at BNY Mellon and at Brigham and Women’s... 

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What’s Life Like as a Darden MBA and Entrepreneur? [Episode 194]

Feb 23, 2017 42:06

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Our guests today are both 2nd year MBA students at Darden who founded their start-up at the beginning of their MBA program. We’ll learn more in a minute, but a little background first. Maximilian Huc graduated from Princeton in 2013 with a BA in sociology. Outside of class, he started his first start-up called My... 

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Different Dimensions of Diversity [Episode 193]

Feb 16, 2017 21:19

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Diversity in Admissions

In reviewing our stats for last year, I noticed that one of our most visited pages is an article on writing about diversity. That’s not shocking since Accepted’s consultants are frequently asked by stressed, panicked clients from well-represented groups in the applicant pool, “How can I answer this diversity question?!?!” Given the high interest in... 

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When Global Business is the Goal [Episode 192]

Feb 9, 2017 40:38

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Before we introduce today’s guest, I want to invite you to our newest webinar, Get Accepted to INSEAD.  This is the latest addition to our “Get Accepted to” webinar series and the first time that we are focusing on a school outside the U.S. If you’re interested in INSEAD, listen on! Today’s guest is Aly... 

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What Do Scribes Do – And How to Become One [Episode 191]

Feb 2, 2017 37:41

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Medical schools across the board want to know that the people they admit know what they’re getting into and have an understanding of clinical practice based on personal experience. Clinical exposure is virtually a requirement for acceptance to ALL U.S. medical schools. A great way to get such exposure is by working as a scribe.... 

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A Lot About Yale SOM’s EMBA Program – And a Little About One Year MBAs [Episode 190]

Jan 26, 2017 40:46

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Before we turn to our regularly scheduled content, I want to respond to a question asked of me on Twitter by @agarwalgaurav04: He asked me if we can do a show on U.S. one-year MBA programs. We might in the future, and while today’s show is not devoted to that topic, you can get a... 

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M3 and Entrepreneur: An Interview with David Eisenberg, Co-Founder of PreMD Tracker [Episode 189]

Jan 19, 2017

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Like most premeds and med students, our guest today, David Eisenberg, is a very busy person. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in neuroscience, took a gap year, which we’ll learn more about, and then began medical school at The Commonwealth Medical College where he is now an M3. Along the... 

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Building Your Consulting Career, and a Look Back at a Tuck MBA [Episode 188]

Jan 12, 2017 52:44

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Today’s guest, J. Kenton Kivestu, graduated from UVA with a BA in economics and history in 2006. Upon graduating he joined Google in product development and worked there for 3 years until he moved to Hanover New Hampshire to attend the Tuck School of Business and earn his MBA. He interned at BCG, but returned... 

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Firecracker – A Dynamite Way to Approach Med School Education [Episode 187]

Jan 5, 2017 47:57

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Today’s guest is Ben Williams, founder and CEO of Firecracker. Firecracker is, according to its website, “an adaptive learning platform that uses amazing content coupled with spaced repetition to help medical students crush their exams.” Ben graduated from Harvard College in 2005 with a BA in Biology and Health Policy. From 2006-09 he co-founded and... 

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Why London Business School Might be the School for You! [Episode 186 – Encore]

Dec 29, 2016 43:49

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As most of you slow down for the holiday season, and some of you speed up to make the upcoming admissions deadlines, we thought it would be a great opportunity to do an encore of Linda’s excellent interview with Jamie Wright, the Senior Recruitment and Admissions Manager at London Business School – Early Career Programs. For the full... 

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Make a Difference at Michigan Ross: An Interview with Soojin Kwon [Episode 185]

Dec 22, 2016 35:27

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Today’s guest is Soojin Kwon, Director of Admissions at Michigan Ross. Soojin earned her Bachelor’s at Yale, her MPP at Harvard’s Kennedy School, and her MBA from Ross. She worked at Deloitte Consulting before joining Ross’s admissions team in 2004, and has been Director since 2006. She writes an outstanding blog and has an equally... 

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Get an NYU Stern MBA: Interview with Admissions Dean Isser Gallogly [Episode 184]

Dec 15, 2016

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It gives me great pleasure to have back on Admissions Straight Talk Isser Gallogly, Associate Dean of MBA Admissions at NYU Stern School of Business. Isser earned his MBA from Duke Fuqua in 1995. He then worked in brand management for Unilever and L’Oreal before coming to NYU Stern as Director of Admissions and now... 

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MD/MPH Tulane Student Tells Her Story [Episode 183]

Dec 8, 2016

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Before we turn to our guest, I want to invite any listeners planning to apply to medical school next summer to our next med webinar Get Accepted to Medical School in 2018, to be presented by Alicia McNease Nimonkar on December 14 at 5 PM PT/ 8 PM ET. The medical school admissions process is... 

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Want a Kellogg MBA? [Episode 182]

Dec 1, 2016

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Before I introduce today’s guest, I would like to invite you to a webinar I’m presenting on December 7. Whether you are planning to apply this application cycle or aiming for next year or later, this webinar, 5 Ways to Make B-schools Love You, will give you critical strategies to strengthen your profile and application.... 

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Stand Out! A Critical Goal for Your Application [Episode 181]

Nov 24, 2016

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I covered the importance of showing fit in Episode 162 “Focus on Fit,” the second most popular show of 2016 and the most popular show of the second half of 2016. But there is a second focus you need if you want to apply successfully to highly competitive programs. You need a corollary to fit.... 

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College Students, Recent Grads Interested in Business: London is Calling! [Episode 180]

Nov 17, 2016

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Over the last ten years we have seen a lot more options in graduate management education. I’ve highlighted some on previous shows like the recent shows we have had on the CEMS Masters in International Management or UVA’s MS in Global Commerce or MIT’s MS in Business Analytics. Today it’s my pleasure to have back on Admissions... 

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Get Accepted to Hofstra Medical [Episode 179]

Nov 10, 2016

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Ten years ago, the AAMC looked with alarm at the increasing and aging U.S. population and the aging physician workforce, and called for an increase in medical school enrollment of 30% by 2015. At least partially in response to that call to action, approximately seven years ago Hofstra University and North Shore-LIJ Health System established... 

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Get Into INSEAD, the International Business School [Episode 178]

Nov 3, 2016

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Globalization is a force to be reckoned with in business, and is having a significant impact on graduate management education, with most b-schools developing their international offerings. But only INSEAD considers itself the business school for the world. Today’s guest is Virginie Fougea, Director of Admissions at INSEAD. She’s worked there since 1996, and became... 

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Becoming a D.O. [Episode 177]

Oct 27, 2016

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This is our first podcast dedicated to the osteopathic student experience. Today’s guest is Ashley Roxanne Peterson. She’s currently a 2nd year DO student. As an undergrad, she attended UNC Charlotte, where she majored in Anthropology and minored in Sociology. She’s now in her second year at the Georgia campus of the Philadelphia College of... 

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Focus on Fit [Most Popular Show Rerun – Episode 176]

Oct 20, 2016

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The most popular post of the last six months is “Focus on Fit,” and since Linda is taking a brief vacation, we are reposting it for this week. In this show, she shares the four not-so-easy steps to make sure you show you belong at your target programs. Whether you heard it the first time or... 

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HBX CORe: Teaching the Language of Business [Episode 175]

Oct 14, 2016

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At the AIGAC conference in June, I spoke to a couple of people on the HBS admissions staff and asked them how applicants with less than stellar records can show they are “new and improved” – focused, mature, and ready for business school. They responded that while HBX CORe doesn’t guarantee admission, completing it with... 

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Johns Hopkins Medical: How to Get In [Episode 174]

Oct 6, 2016

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Johns Hopkins Medical School is ranked #3 by US News for Research and #17 for Primary care. Last year, JHU received 6090 AMCAS applications and 4327 secondary applications, and interviewed 623 MD candidates and 63 MD/PHD applications. It accepted a total of 271 very lucky and happy candidates. The gatekeeper and head of admissions at... 

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Exploring the Haas MBA: An Interview with Peter Johnson [Episode 173]

Sep 29, 2016

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Our guest today is Peter Johnson, Assistant Dean of the Full-Time MBA Program and Admissions at Haas School of Business. He has been on the admissions team almost continually at Haas since 2004, becoming the director in 2006 and the Assistant Dean of Admissions in 2012. Welcome, Peter! Can you give us an overview of the... 

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How to Pass the USMLE and the COMLEX [Episode 172]

Sep 22, 2016

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Listen to the show!

The goal of this podcast is to help you get accepted to your top choice program. If that is medical school, one of your next steps will be preparing for the challenging USMLE or COMLEX exams. Today’s guest, Dr. Marcel Brus-Ramer, is joining us for a discussion about how to prepare for the USMLE. As... 

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The MBA Menu at Columbia Business School [Episode 171]

Sep 15, 2016

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There’s something for everyone at Columbia Business School. Today’s AST podcast is a first: an in-person interview! Our guest is Emily French Thomas, Director of Admissions at Columbia Business School, and we’ll be talking about the menu of programs available at CBS. Welcome, Emily! What is the common thread that unites the many programs at... 

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Texas A&M’s EnMed: Combining Medicine, Engineering and Innovation [Episode 170]

Sep 8, 2016

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Today’s show is all about EnMed, an MD/MS in engineering program to be offered by Texas A&M University’s College of Medicine and College of Engineering in conjunction with Houston Methodist Hospital. The program aims to teach physicians how to design technology to solve complex problems in medicine. Our guest is Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice... 

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Mission and Admissions at Yale School of Management [Episode 169]

Sep 1, 2016

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Which MBA program just revealed that over half its alumni network gives back to the school? Yale SOM. That’s more than double most schools’ giving rate. Which MBA program experienced a 6% increase in applications in 2016 on top of a whopping 25% increase in 2015? Yale SOM. And which MBA program is in the... 

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SUNY Upstate Medical and PA Admissions: Holistic Admissions [Episode 168]

Aug 25, 2016

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The most popular medical school admission podcast we’ve ever hosted was an interview with Jennifer Welch, Associate Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid at SUNY Upstate Medical University – and today, she’s joining us again. Jennifer is extraordinarily experienced in med school admissions. Since 1994 she has served first as SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Director... 

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Harvard Kennedy School – Where the Bottom Line is Making a Difference to Society [Episode 167]

Aug 18, 2016

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Today’s guest is Matt Clemons, Director of Admissions at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He’s joining us to discuss the programs HKS offers and what it takes to get accepted. Welcome, Matt! Can you give us an overview of the MPP program? [1:25] The MPP is the largest master’s program at HKS. It’s a 2-year, full-time,... 

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Too Old for an MBA? Check Out 3 Outstanding MBA and EMBA Alternatives [Episode 166]

Aug 11, 2016 1:10:04

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Today we’re discussing a unique MBA option for mid-career professionals – an option to study in a full-time, immersive program with other professionals at the same level. Joining us today are: Stephen Sacca, Director, MIT Sloan Fellows Program; Silvia McCalliser-Castillo, Director, London Business School EMBA-Global and Sloan Programmes; and Mike Hochleutner, Director, Stanford MSx Program.... 

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How to Match Successfully as a Couple [Episode 165]

Aug 4, 2016

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How to match successfully as a couple: catch some great tips on today’s episode! Today’s guest, Evan Kuhl, has written guest posts for the Accepted blog. He’s currently a 2nd year resident in Emergency Medicine at The George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC. He also got married a couple of months ago. He and... 

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What You Need to Know About Finding a Job Post-MBA [Episode 164]

Jul 28, 2016

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We’re joined today by Shari Hubert, Associate Dean of Admissions at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, and by Doreen Amorosa, Associate Dean and Managing Director of Career Management at McDonough. They’re here to discuss what’s changing in the job search landscape, as well as what’s new at Georgetown. Welcome! How have career services changed due... 

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A 20-Year MBA Admissions Veteran Shares His Insights [Episode 163]

Jul 21, 2016

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Today we welcome Keith Vaughn, a highly experienced MBA admissions professional. He started as an Associate Director of MBA admissions in 1994 at USC Marshall, moved up to Director in 1997 and to Assistant Dean of MBA Admissions at USC Marshall in 1997. In addition, he served briefly at different points in time as Interim... 

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Focus on Fit [Episode 162]

Jul 14, 2016

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In today’s episode, Accepted’s founder and director, Linda Abraham, shares the 4 not-so-easy steps of showing fit in your application. While they are not simple to do, these steps are necessary if you want to get accepted to a program where the acceptance rate is less than 100%.  STEP 1: Understand the school’s mission and criteria for... 

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The CEMS MIM: A Truly International Masters in Management [Episode 161]

Jul 7, 2016

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Meet today’s guest, Executive Director at CEMS Global Alliance, Roland Siegers. He studied in Germany and France and started working for CEMS in 2002, becoming the Executive Director in 2012. Welcome! What is CEMS? [1:45] It’s a joint program – a partnership among 30 leading b-schools. It’s provides a pre-experience master’s program (the students are straight... 

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Put the Med School Application Puzzle Together: Advice from Cydney Foote [Episode 160]

Jun 30, 2016

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Accepted Editor: Cydney Foote

How to apply to medical school: join us today for a conversation with Accepted’s own Cydney Foote! Cyd has a background in healthcare education administration at the University of Washington Medical and Dental Schools, where she served on several fellowship admissions committees, as well as years of experience in writing and marketing for various businesses.... 

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Contemplating a Career in Data Science/Business Analytics? [Episode 159]

Jun 23, 2016

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Since we recorded this interview, the Wall Street Journal published a short article discussing the strong demand for tech skills around the world. Apparently the area with the greatest gap between supply and demand is Big data/analytics, where 39% of IT leaders feel there is a shortage of people skilled in this area, the highest... 

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The MBA Career Search and Life as a Chicago Booth MBA [Episode 158]

Jun 16, 2016

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The MBA career search and life as a Chicago Booth MBA – check out the latest episode of Admissions Straight Talk. We are joined today by the co-founders of TransparentMBA, a free career data resource for prospective and current MBA students. Introducing Mitch Kirby, Alyssa Jaffee, and Kevin Marvinac, co-founders of TransparentMBA and students at Chicago Booth.... 

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Emory’s Juris Master Program: Law for Non-Lawyers [Episode 157]

Jun 9, 2016

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A one-year law school for non-lawyers: join us for a conversation about Emory’s Juris Master. Meet Dr. Lynn Labuda, the director of Emory’s Juris Master program. After years of working in business, she earned her EMBA from Emory’s Goizueta School of Business in 2007, and her PhD in Education in 2015. She’s led the Juris... 

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Individual Mobile Test Prep and the MIT Sloan MBA Who Created It [Episode 156]

Jun 2, 2016

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Would you like to combine a slick, personalized mobile test prep app with access to individual tutoring?  Stick around! Meet Elad Shoushan, a former pro-basketball player in Israel who attended the Technion, Israel’s MIT, got into coding big time, and worked for GE Healthcare. Just before starting at MIT Sloan he founded a little start-up... 

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3 Ways Temple Can Help You Become an MD: MCAT, Postbac, Med School [Episode 155]

May 26, 2016

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Meet Temple University’s Dr. Glenn Gerhard (Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry), and Dr. Kathy Giangiacomo (Associate Professor, Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry). They’re joining us today to discuss an innovative online MCAT prep option, plus Temple’s postbac programs and the Lewis Katz School of Medicine. Welcome! How Temple’s online Biochem MCAT... 

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HBS 2016 Grad Reflects on Her Experience as a Harvard MBA [Episode 154]

May 19, 2016

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What’s it like to be about to graduate from Harvard Business School? Listen to today’s episode for an insider perspective. [0:38] Meet Anndrea Moore, a member of HBS’s class of 2016. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2010 with a degree in Marketing and International Business. After graduating she worked as a Brand... 

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A Cure for MCAT Anxiety and Lots More MCAT Advice [Episode 153]

May 12, 2016

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Are you suffering from a case of MCAT anxiety? We’ve got the prescription for you in this week’s podcast episode. Meet our guest. [0:30] Meet Bryan Schnedeker, National MCAT Director for Next Step Test Prep and a standardized test expert. He scored 44 on the old MCAT and a perfect 180 on the LSAT, and has... 

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Wharton MBA Student, Single Mom, Entrepreneur [Episode 152]

May 5, 2016

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With Mother’s Day coming up, this week’s show features a mother, MBA student, and entrepreneur. Meet Divinity Matovu, founder of MBA Mama [1:04] Divinity grew up in Wisconsin, attended USC (where she majored in Political Science and African American Studies), and got bit by the social impact and start-up bug. She’s now studying at Wharton as... 

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The Inspiring Story of a Resilient Young Physician [Episode 151]

Apr 28, 2016

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This week, join us for a re-broadcast of our most popular medical podcast of the year: the inspiring story of a young physician who overcame daunting obstacles not just to become a physician, but to match in one of the most competitive residencies: orthopedic surgery. How did he do it? And what can you learn... 

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From Tuck MBA to Stand-Up Comic and Author [Episode 150]

Apr 21, 2016

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A funny thing happened on the way to the open mic. Paul Ollinger got a Tuck MBA, had a career in Silicon Valley, grabbed a gig at a little start-up called Facebook, and then wrote a book on MBA admissions. Let’s hear his story. Meet Paul Ollinger [0:50] He’s a Tuck MBA who discovered a passion... 

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UVA MS in Global Commerce: 3 Continents, 2 Masters, 1 Amazing Year [Episode 149]

Apr 14, 2016

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Three continents. Two master’s degrees. One amazing year. That’s the program we’re going to explore today! [0:45] Meet Dean Cyndy Huddleston, Associate Dean, Graduate Admissions Corporate Relations at the McIntire School of Commerce at UVA. Dean Huddleston is an alumna of the College of William and Mary where she earned her bachelor’s degree as well as a Master’s in... 

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M.D., Mom, Wife, and Juggler [Episode 148]

Apr 7, 2016

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Wife, mom, and medical resident: This week, a show about succeeding in med school and residency while juggling multiple commitments. Meet Dr. Jasmine Johnson, the blogger at Mrs. Mommy MD and a second year ObGyn resident at UNC Chapel Hill. Her first child was born while she was applying to med school – and she’s... 

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Haas, McCombs, and Case Interviews [Episode 147]

Mar 31, 2016

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This week, join us for a discussion about Haas, McCombs, consulting, and case interviews. Meet Erin Robinson, Destin Whitehurst, and Robin Ligon, the team behind Consulting Interview Coach. [0:45] All three have extensive experience in consulting prior to starting their MBAs – Erin and Destin at Deloitte and Robin at McKinsey. And all three are currently... 

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