B-Schooled Podcast #198: Be Authentic, Be Bold and Have a Solid Plan (Part 2 of 3)

For the past two years, our B-Schooled co-host Chandler has ended each of his podcasts with the same nine words: “Be authentic, be brave, and have a solid plan.”

In many ways, these words summarize so much of Chandler’s entire MBA application philosophy. In this three-part series, he will dive deep into authenticity, boldness, and career planning—and how each of these relates to MBA applications.

During this episode, Chandler talks extensively about how to be bold in your MBA applications. Among other things, Chandler talks about why top business schools are looking for bold applicants and how to:

• Be bold by centering your passion and being specific
• Incorporate bold elements into your career goals
• Think about what you want to do with your life
• Talk about your accomplishments without sounding like you are bragging
• Talk about the elements of your application you are the most nervous about (and why this is a very good thing)
• Write the essay that scares you, and
• Decide how personal is “too personal” for MBA essays and interviews.

This B-Schooled episode can be found here, or take a listen on any of the major podcast platforms below.

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