B-Schooled Podcast Episode #104: The Importance of Extracurriculars and Community Service


What should you do if you’re light on extracurriculars, volunteer work, and community service? Is it worth it to try and beef up this aspect of your MBA candidacy when there are only a few months before Round 1 deadlines? This episode—which we originally aired in May 2020—gives MBA applicants some tactical ideas for how to ensure they’re not just relying on their academic and professional achievements in their materials.

Listen to B-Schooled episode #104 here, or on any of the podcast apps listed below.

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And before we leave you today, we want to share an excerpt from an email that B-Schooled’s host Erika received last week. It’s always so gratifying to hear how our work makes an impact on MBA applicants, even those with whom we don’t work directly.  Take a look.

I’m reaching out to say THANK YOU for your amazing podcast. I started the process of applying to an MBA program more than a year ago—during a pandemic, of course—full of doubt and a million questions. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the funds to book a consulting session with your team. But I am happy to tell you the podcast alone gave me so many valuable and useful tips and tools, and for that, I am extremely grateful.

Two days ago, I got an invitation for an interview for my #1 program at the school of my dreams. First thing that came to my mind was: “It was the podcast.” I wish more people listened to this since even before starting the application process. You are an awesome team and made a huge difference throughout my process. Thank you again for having such amazing, rich, and resourceful content in the podcast. Keep the good work up!”

SBC’s star-studded consultant team is unparalleled. Our clients benefit from current intelligence that we receive from the former MBA Admissions Officers from Wharton, Columbia CBS and every elite business program in the US and Europe.  These MBA Admissions Officers have chosen to work exclusively with SBC.

Just two of the many superstars on the SBC team:
Meet Anthony, who served as the Associate Director of MBA Admissions at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he dedicated over 10 years of expertise.

Meet Erin, who has over seven years of experience working across major institutions, including University of Pennsylvania, Columbia Business School, and NYU’s Stern School of Business.

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