Reissues

MBA Waves was born during the times of COVID-19, when many people were still dealing with some heavy stuff and often still locked down, curfewed, or quarantined, and looking for a way to connect with other humans, cultivate interests, or learn something new. At the time, ClubHouse was the hot new app with audio-only chat rooms, which was where MBA Waves had its humble beginnings.

While there are no recordings of the episodes on this page, we like to keep record of the past topics and fantastic guests we've had. But not to worry! Fresh episodes come out every Tuesday, and have been being recorded for you to watch later, as well as stored on our YouTube Channel

#CatchTheWave

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Episode #1:  Where Do You Start Your MBA
Application Journey?

Guest Speakers: Sara Vanos (HEC, Director of Marketing, MBA, EMBA, Trium); Laetitia Rella (EADA, Assos. Dir. of Admissions and International Marketing)

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Paris: 7pm   §   NYC: 1pm   §   San Francisco: 10am

Episode #2:  Navigating the Waitlist Zone & Rejections - Do You Reapply?

Guest Speakers: Teresa Pires (Smith School of Business, Associate Director of the F/T MBA); Alex Lawrence (UCLA, Assistant Dean & Director of MBA Admissions)

Tuesday, May 18th

Paris: 7pm   §   NYC: 1pm   §   San Francisco: 10am

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Episode #3:  COVID-era Admissions: When
MBA Research is 100% Virtual

Guest Speakers:

Fabien Dufil (Access MBA, Director of Partnership Development);

Christina Gohl (IE, current MBA student)

Tuesday, May 25th

Paris: 7pm   §   NYC: 1pm   §   San Francisco: 10am

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Episode #4:  GMAT/GRE: Take a Waiver or Not?
Spoiler Alert: Get Prepared!

Guest Speakers:

Julia Michienzi (Ivey Business School, Associate Director, F/T MBA Recruiting);

Sergey Kouk (Admit Master, Senior GMAT Trainer and Admissions Coach)

Tuesday, June 1st

Paris: 7pm   §   NYC: 1pm   §   San Francisco: 10am

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Episode #5: School Selection & Decoding the Rankings

Guest Speakers: Pascal Michels (Menlo Coaching, Admissions Consultant);  Chris Aitken (MBA Prep School, Co-Founder) 

Tuesday, June 8th

Paris: 7pm   §   NYC: 1pm   §   San Francisco: 10am

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Epsiode #6:  To be, or not to be a Specialized MBA... That is the question!

Guest Speakers:

Emilia Wilson (alum, ESSEC MBA in Luxury Brand Management; Audemars Piguet);    Emily Archambeault (Carnegie Mellon Tepper, Director Masters Admissions)

Tuesday, June 15th

Paris: 7pm   §   NYC: 1pm   §   San Francisco: 10am

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Episode #7:  The Case for Online MBAs Pre- &
Post-COVID

Guest Speakers:

Liz Wagoner (BU Questrom School of Business, Director, Online MBA Admissions); Eric Spoonmore (Kelley Direct MBA, Indiana University, Associate Director)

Tuesday, June 22nd

Paris: 7pm   §   NYC: 1pm   §   San Francisco: 10am

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Episode #8:  And about that Test Anxiety...

Guest Speakers: Brad Skousen (EXAMIND, Co-Founder; IE Business School, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship); Mike Diamond (Apex GMAT, Founder)

Tuesday, June 29th

Paris: 7pm   §   NYC: 1pm   §   San Francisco: 10am

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Episode #9:  How we can #StopAsianHate
in the World of MBAs

Guest Speakers: Al Dea (MBA Schooled, Founder/Author);

Deb Lee (Babson MBA alum; Dancing Panda, Founder);

Vivian Tran (Recruitment & Admissions Manager, UBC Sauder School of Business)

Tuesday, July 6th

Paris: 7pm   §   NYC: 1pm   §   San Francisco: 10am

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Episode #10:  Top 10 GMAT Myths

Guest Speakers:

Sergey Kouk (Admit Master, Senior GMAT Trainer and Admissions Coach)

Tuesday, July 13th

Paris: 7pm   §   NYC: 1pm   §   San Francisco: 10am

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Episode #11:  From Boot Camp to B-School:
Can an MBA Help Military Men & Women?

Guest Speakers: Emily Sawyer (Military MBA Consulting, Founder)

Matthias de Larminat (Vivo Energy Mauritius, CEO; alumnus, ESSEC Business School)

Ryan Del Grosso (AirForce Special Forces, incoming HBS student)

Tuesday, July 20th

Paris: 7pm   §   NYC: 1pm   §   San Francisco: 10am

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Episode #12:  MBA Fake News!
(MBA Rumors, Misinformation, and the Honest Truth)

Guest Speakers: Thomas Nugent (Deputy Editor, BusinessBecause)

Barbara Coward (Founder of MBA 360 Admissions and top LinkedIn voice 2020)

Tuesday, July 27th

Paris: 7pm   §   NYC: 1pm   §   San Francisco: 10am

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Episode #13:  What Kind of Sustainability Leaders Should MBAs Be?

Guest Speakers: Asheen Phansey (Eleven Radius, Co-Founder);

Rahul Nene (ACT Fibernet, Sustainability Expert)

Tuesday, August 3rd

Paris: 7pm   §   NYC: 1pm   §   San Francisco: 10am

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Episode #14:  Sprint to Round 1 - Part A

Tuesday, August 10th

Paris: 7pm   §   NYC: 1pm   §   San Francisco: 10am

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Episode #19:  Making the Move - Top Tips for Getting Settled & Integrating into Your MBA

Guest Speakers: Purnima Ravi, ESSEC Business School alumna;

Timothy Minch, ESSEC Business School alumnus

Tuesday, September 14th

Paris: 7pm   §   NYC: 1pm   §   San Francisco: 10am

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Episode #20:  The MBA-Ready CV
(September is International Update Your Résumé Month)

Guest Speaker:

Barbara Coward (Founder of MBA 360 Admissions and top LinkedIn voice 2020)

Tuesday, September 21st

Paris: 7pm   §   NYC: 1pm   §   San Francisco: 10am

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Episode #21:  Why Soft Skills Make the MBA
Worth Every Penny

Guest Speakers: Charles Bennett (Success and Business Coach)

Tuesday, September 28th

Paris: 7pm   §   NYC: 1pm   §   San Francisco: 10am

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Episode #22:  Acing the Interview -
Preparing the Most Important Part of the MBA App

Guest Speakers: TBA

Tuesday, October 5th

Paris: 7pm   §   NYC: 1pm   §   San Francisco: 10am

Episode #23:  Sprint to Round 2 - Part A

Tuesday, October 12th

Paris: 7pm   §   NYC: 1pm   §   San Francisco: 10am

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Episode #26:  Letters of Reference  -
Who to Ask, How, & When

Guest Speaker: Emily Brierley (Cambridge Judge,

Head of MBA Recruitment and Admissions)

Tuesday, November 2nd

Paris: 6pm*   §   NYC: 1pm   §   San Francisco: 10am

n.b. - due to differences in Daylight Savings time, we will start 1 hour early in Europe this week

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Episode #32:  The 3 Most Impactful Steps to Take between Now and the R2 Deadline

**Holiday Episode: Making the Most of Winter Break**

Tuesday, December 21st

Paris: 7pm   §   NYC: 1pm   §   San Francisco: 10am

Institute

Tuesday, February 1st

Paris: 7pm   §   NYC: 1pm   §   San Francisco: 10am