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

5/22/2018
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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... Read More The post International Students: How to Finance Your U.S. Education [Episode 260] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:32:33

MIT Sloan Fellow, User Experience Expert, and Busy Mom

5/15/2018
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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... Read More The post MIT Sloan Fellow, User Experience Expert, and Busy Mom [Episode 259] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:39:30

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

5/8/2018
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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... Read More The post Meet Dr. Nadia Afridi, Plastic Surgeon, Recent Columbia EMBA, and Mom [Episode 258] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:28:32

Meet Harvard MD/MPH Student and Premed Podcaster Mary Tate

5/1/2018
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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... Read More The post Meet Harvard MD/MPH Student and Premed Podcaster Mary Tate [Episode 257] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:46:58

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

4/24/2018
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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... Read More The post Let’s Learn about Utah SOM from its Associate Dean of Admissions [Episode 256] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:01:02:04

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

4/17/2018
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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... Read More The post USC Marshall’s Kellee Scott: Don’t Be Rigid, Boring or Tedious! [Episode 255] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:42:46

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

4/10/2018
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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.... Read More The post Dr. Calvin Sun, ER Resident, Entrepreneur, and Adventurer [Episode 254] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:53:40

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

4/3/2018
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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... Read More The post Encore – Everything You Need to Know About Your Grad School Application [Episode 253] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:22:50

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

3/27/2018
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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... Read More The post An Interview with Dartmouth Tuck’s Admissions Director, Luke Pena [Episode 252] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:56:58

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

3/20/2018
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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... Read More The post Bain & Company’s Keith Bevans Talks About Careers, Life at Bain [Episode 251] appeared first on Accepted...

Duration:00:53:06

Early Career Management and European MBA Programs with Jamie Wright

3/13/2018
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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... Read More The post Early Career Management and European MBA Programs with Jamie Wright [Episode 249] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:26:36

How to Get Into NYIT’s College of Osteopathic Medicine

3/6/2018
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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... Read More The post How to Get Into NYIT’s College of Osteopathic Medicine [Episode 250] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:37:44

Keeping Healthcare Human: The Arnold P Gold Foundation

2/27/2018
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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... Read More The post Keeping Healthcare Human: The Arnold P Gold Foundation [Episode 248] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:30:45

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

2/20/2018
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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... Read More The post Optimize Your Graduate School Application: Grades, Scores, Essays, Resume, Activity History, and More [Episode 247] appeared first on Accepted...

Duration:00:22:18

Pediatrician and Social Entrepreneur: Meet Dr. Anne Steptoe

2/13/2018
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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... Read More The post Pediatrician and Social Entrepreneur: Meet Dr. Anne Steptoe [Episode 246] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:56:05

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

2/6/2018
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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... Read More The post Meet Duke Fuqua’s New MBA Admissions Director, Shari Hubert [Episode 245] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:43:05

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

1/30/2018
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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,... Read More The post Keeping Up with Dr. Andrea Tooley – Ophthalmology Resident and Soon-To-Be-Fellow [Episode 244] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:44:36

The Toronto Rotman MBA Program: Where Application Volume is Soaring

1/23/2018
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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... Read More The post The Toronto Rotman MBA Program: Where Application Volume is Soaring [Episode 243] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:39:17

Meet Dr. Akshat Kumar, Wharton MBA ‘19

1/16/2018
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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... Read More The post Meet Dr. Akshat Kumar, Wharton MBA ‘19 [Episode 242] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:26:46

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

1/9/2018
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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... Read More The post All the Details About the Full-Time MIT Sloan MBA Program [Episode 241] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:32:48

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