B-Schooled Podcast Episode #203: How Watching the Grammy’s Might Help You Get into B School


For this episode of B-Schooled, Chandler sits down with SBC consultant Dawn, who is no stranger to the podcast. Dawn graduated as a PepsiCo Scholar from Harvard Business School with concentrations in finance and marketing. (She was also admitted to the Stanford GSB.) Outside of her work in admissions consulting, Dawn has experience at a wide range of companies, including Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, Pepsi, the Carlyle Group, and Warner Bros.

A few weeks ago, Dawn approached Chandler with a unique podcast idea: to discuss the recent Grammy performance featuring Tracy Chapman and Luke Combs. Dawn uses this unique collaboration as a jumping-off point to talk about a range of topics of interest to MBA applicants, including:

  • Embracing authenticity and vulnerability
  • Celebrating diverse perspectives
  • Knowing how to play to your strengths
  • The power of collaboration
  • The benefits of surprising your audience
  • Modestly shining the spotlight on your excellence
  • Connecting with your audience on a personal level
  • The benefits of starting early

Listening to this podcast is a must—not only for artists and performers—but for anyone interested in crafting an application that allows you to truly connect with your reader.

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