Wiki Wednesdays: Submit an MBA Interview Report from Stanford, UNC / Kenan-Flagler, or UVA / Darden and Win a $10 Amazon Gift Card!
Welcome back to Wiki Wednesdays, where we present accounts of MBA interviews that have recently been posted to the Clear Admit Wiki. We’ve received many new reports lately, including interviews at Dartmouth / Tuck, Cornell / Johnson, Michigan / Ross, and Berkeley/ Haas. Today we’re featuring a report of an interview that a Round 2 candidate for Yale School of Management recently had via Skype with a member of the adcom:
“I recently completed my Yale interview with an AdCom. It was my first interview, so I was a bit nervous about it. I used this website to prepare and it was extremely helpful. Similar to most other people, it was a very friendly and relaxed interview. No stress, no drilling with tough questions. And after having read this website extensively, no surprise questions.
Although it was supposed to last 30 minutes, my interview went on for about 45 minutes. Even though we were above the time limit, I still got to ask several questions and I got pretty extensive answers.
Here are some of the questions I got asked:
- Why Yale? Why MBA? Why now?
- What are your long-term goals?
- Why I picked my particular undergraduate college?
- How I picked my first post-college job?
We were basically walking through my resume from high school to the present. The interviewer was asking me college and job related questions all centered around why I made those particular choices that I did.
Even though I think the interviewer had a set of questions to ask, it was still very relaxed and much more like a conversation than an interview. It was overall a very nice and unstressful experience.”
As always, a special thanks to everyone who has contributed interview reports! If you’re interested in sharing your experience, we’ll be awarding a $10 Amazon gift certificate to applicants that submit interview reports for Stanford, UNC / Kenan-Flagler, or UVA / Darden through next Tuesday, February 15th! All you have to do is send us your interview field report for the selected schools for inclusion in the Wiki and we’ll send you a $10 Amazon gift certificate. You must send your interview report to [email protected] to be eligible; we’ll post it to the Wiki and notify the winners by e-mail (Limit: one gift card per person).
The most helpful and informative reports usually include the following information:
- Date/Admissions Round
- Description of visit and/or interview atmosphere
- Type of interview (alum vs. adcom, blind vs. application-based)
- List of interview questions
- Commentary (What did you think of the interview? What surprised you? What didn’t surprise you? What might you conclude about the school based on this experience?)
Applicants who would like to supplement the information available on the Wiki can check out our Clear Admit Interview Guides, which provide school-specific insight about admissions interviews. Good luck to everyone undergoing MBA interviews!