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Toronto Rotman MBA: The Spike Factor

2/19/2019
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Interview with Imran Kanga, Director of Recruitment and Admissions at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management [Show Summary] Toronto Rotman wants to see a “spike factor” in its applicants. What is a spike factor? What’s Toronto Rotman’s spike factor(s)? How can you show a spike factor. What else does Rotman offer? What are its 3 other criteria for acceptance? All questions covered and answered in this informative podcast interview with Toronto Rotman’s MBA admissions...

Duration:00:39:46

Is an Online Ivy League PA Program Too Good to Be True?

2/12/2019
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Interview with James van Rhee, Director of Yale PA Online [Show Summary] Have you always wanted to be a PA, but did circumstances in your life just not allow for it? Yale might have just the right program for you – a PA program delivered primarily online, with clinical experience in or near your hometown. Learn more from Jim van Rhee, Director of Yale PA Online. An Inside Look at Yale's Online PA Program [Show Notes] It gives me great pleasure to welcome back to AST Jim van Rhee, Director of...

Duration:00:30:35

Exploring London Business School’s Masters in Analytics and Management

2/5/2019
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Interview with Gareth Howells, Executive Director of the MBA, MiF & Early Career Programmes at London Business School [Show Summary] Harvard Business Review declared in 2012 that being a data scientist is the “sexiest job of the 21st century.” Bloomberg Businessweek’s headline in May 2018 pronounced, “This Is America’s Hottest Job.” Let’s hear from the director of London Business School’s Early Career Programs about its response to surging demand for graduates in data analytics, its brand...

Duration:00:48:00

Writing for Med School: Personal Statements, MMEs, Activities, Secondaries

1/29/2019
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Accepted Founder Linda Abraham Talks Med School Admissions [Show Summary] Are you planning to apply to medical school this year? Worried about the personal statement, most meaningful experiences, activity descriptions, and secondary essays? They can be challenging! Let’s learn about the who, what, when, where, and why of impressive, engaging writing that will get you accepted. Acing Your Medical School Personal Statements, Most Meaningful Experiences, Activities, and Secondaries [Show Notes]...

Duration:00:22:59

Michigan Ross MBAs, Entrepreneurs, & Founders of Bschool Travel

1/22/2019
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Interview with Dale Jarosz & Dhruv Dhawan, MBA Students and Founders of Bschool Travel [Show Summary] Two Michigan Ross MBA students launched their brand new business, Bschool Travel while attending the Michigan Ross School of Business. Let’s learn how these two very busy MBA’s managed to start and run a business while attending a demanding MBA program. Actually we’ll also discover how the Michigan Ross MBA program and Zell Lurie Institute helped our guests get Bschool Travel off the ground....

Duration:00:43:33

Law School Admissions: What You Need to Know

1/16/2019
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Interview with Christine Carr, Accepted Law School Admissions Consultant [Show Summary] How can you optimize your application and get into the law school of your dreams? Our guest today, Christine Carr, will give you the scoop. Christine Carr graduated from Harvard University in 1993 and from there pursued a career in higher education. Before joining Accepted in 2018, she served first as Assistant Director of Admissions and then, since 2014, as Associate Director of Admissions at Boston...

Duration:00:36:45

Financial Planning for Pre-Meds, Med Students, and Physicians

1/8/2019
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Interview with Ryan Inman, President and Financial Planner at Physician Wealth Services [Show Summary] How are you going to pay for medical school? How are you going to pay off your med school debt after you start practicing? How will you be able to afford a home and some of the comforts you’ve worked so hard for? Those are the questions we’re going to discuss today with an expert in financial planning who focuses strictly on residents and physicians. Financial Planning for Doctors [Show...

Duration:00:43:11

Encore: Interview with Dartmouth Tuck’s Admissions Director, Luke Pena [Episode 292]

1/2/2019
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I am swamped at this time of year with clients facing early January deadlines so I decided to start 2019 with one of our most popular shows of 2018, my interview with Tuck’s MBA Admissions Director, Luke Pena. In the show, Luke discusses the importance of Tuck’s mission to the school and in the application process. He also shares his perspective on the MBA application essays, the Tuck interview process, and what Tuck means by “wise leadership” and “confident humility.” So for those of you...

Duration:00:58:24

Encore: Bain & Company’s Keith Bevans Talks About Careers, Life at Bain [Episode 291]

12/26/2018
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As this show airs, I’m really busy helping applicants with the end of the year application crunch. And you are probably also really busy, either with your own applications, year-end at work, or with holiday and family events and parties. Now is an excellent time for an encore show. Consequently, I decided to replay my interview with Bain & Company’s Keith Bevans, Partner and Global Head of Consulting Recruitment at Bain. It is definitely one of the most popular interview of 2018. Obviously...

Duration:00:53:24

Life of a Former Med Student, Now Physician

12/18/2018
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Interview with Dr. Charles Cochran, anesthesiologist and blogger [Show Summary] Are you wondering what life is like as a med student? Resident? Practicing physician? Do you want to graduate without mountains of debt? Do you want to be able to have work/life balance when you start practicing? Interested in rural medicine? Anesthesiology? Hear from Dr. Charles Cochran about the unique path he took to becoming a doctor, and his advice on how not to bury yourself in student loan debt. Med school...

Duration:00:37:34

Innovative Education in NYC: All About Cornell Tech

12/11/2018
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Interview with Cornell Tech's Dean Matthew D'Amore and Admissions Director Dr. Raymond Lutzky [Show Summary] The Cornell Tech campus and programs on Roosevelt Island in New York City have INNOVATIVE stamped on them. Hear from Dean Matt D’Amore and Admissions Director Dr. Ray Lutzky about the inception of the program, the innovative degrees currently being offered, how to get in, and what the future holds for Cornell Tech’s lucky students and graduates. Get to Know Cornell Tech [Show Notes]...

Duration:00:41:21

Accepted to Med School in Mid October: How Did He Do It?

12/4/2018
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Interview with Ryan Crane, Entering Medical Student [Show Summary] Ryan Crane already knows he is going to medical school next fall, having been accepted at two schools in October! The medical school application process is long and ardurous, and Ryan knew he had some weaknesses to overcome. Listen to how Ryan overcame those weaknesses with a a detailed plan that he followed methodically and that led him to success early on. Let’s learn how he did it! An Admitted Medical School Applicant's...

Duration:00:32:56

MBA, Private Equity, Cop: Meet Nik Kumar, Columbia MBA 2019

11/27/2018
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Interview with Nik Kumar, Columbia MBA Class of 2019 [Show Summary] Want to know what it’s like to be a Columbia MBA? How about what it’s like to be a police officer? Nik Kumar (CBS ’19) can answer those questions, and in this episode he shares the ins and outs of both. Listen in for the scoop! A Current Student's Perspective on Columbia Business School [Show Notes] Our guest today, Nik Kumar, earned his bachelor’s degree from Cornell in Industrial Labor Relations and Economics. He joined...

Duration:00:30:43

Awards! Grants! Scholarships! Oh My!

11/20/2018
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Interview with Rebecca Lippman, Accepted Admissions Consultant [Show Summary] Accepted’s own Rebecca Lippman is a veritable fountain of knowledge when it comes to scholarships and grants, and in this podcast she shares tips on how to find scholarship opportunities and how to position yourself to win them. Everything You Need to Know About Grad School Scholarships and Grants [Show Notes] Our guest today is Rebecca Lippman, who recently joined Accepted’s team of admissions consultants....

Duration:00:48:13

What's New at INSEAD?

11/13/2018
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What’s New at INSEAD? [Show Summary] No school exemplifies the trend global business quite as much as INSEAD, which was founded in France, but has campuses in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East as well as partnerships with Wharton in the U.S., Tsinghua in China, and the Sorbonne. Virginie Fougea, Director of MBA Admissions at INSEAD will take you through the unique history of INSEAD, its mission and vision, and how you should approach the application. Interview with Virginie Fougea, Director...

Duration:00:40:34

Get Into University of Washington Medical School

11/6/2018
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Interview with Dr. LeeAnna Muzquiz, Associate Dean for Admission at University of Washington School of Medicine [Show Summary] Our guest today is Dr. LeeAnna Muzquiz, UWSOM Associate Dean of Admissions, UWSOM grad and professor, and citizen of the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) in Montana. She dives deep into the University of Washington School of Medicine program, mission and admissions practices during this packed podcast. Additionally she provides an excellent overview of...

Duration:01:01:12

Wharton’s Executive MBA, Where East and West Meets and Mixes

10/30/2018
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Interview with Barbara Craft & Diane Sharp, Wharton Executive MBA Admissions Directors [Show Summary] In today’s podcast we talk with Barbara Craft and Diane Sharp, Directors of Admission at Wharton’s Executive MBA programs in Philadelphia and San Francisco. They share information on the intricacies of the programs, how they relate to each other and to the full time MBA program, and how to stand out in the admissions process. Listen in! Wharton’s Executive MBA, Where East and West Meet and...

Duration:00:48:31

Taboo No More: Depression & Burnout in the Medical Field

10/23/2018
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Interview with Dr. Elizabeth Poorman, Internist at Cambridge Medical [Show Summary] There’s a lot of talk (and only that) about burnout and depression among medical students, residents, and physicians, but Dr. Elisabeth Poorman is attempting to do something about it. Listen in to today’s episode and understand a bit more about the realities of working in a field where you can’t always save your patient from suffering, and how important it is as a doctor to take care of yourself first, so you...

Duration:00:51:06

How to Get Into Grad School, and Get Jobs After Grad School

10/16/2018
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Interview with Dr. Shirley Chan, Accepted Admissions Consultant [Show Summary] In this episode you’ll hear Accepted’s own Dr. Shirley Chan share her soup-to-nuts perspective for graduate school applicants. She has worked as an academic advisor, career advisor, and admissions committee member and views the process holistically. During this show Dr. Chan provides information on how best to approach critical aspects of your application, including your statement of purpose, resume, and...

Duration:00:42:23

Endocrinologist, Writer, and Bollywood Critic Tells Her Story

10/9/2018
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Interview with Dr. Farah Naz Khan, Endocrinology Fellow at Emory University School of Medicine [Show Summary] Dr. Farah Naz Khan is not only a physician, but also an engineer and Bollywood expert. Listen in as she shares why she started with an engineering degree before going on to be a doctor (and the positives in doing so), as well as the ups and downs on the road to becoming a doctor. She’ll also share her reasons for having a love-hate relationship with Bollywood. Endocrinologist,...

Duration:00:30:42