I’m a round two applicant. I attended the Booth Live event on Friday. The event was awesome! I recommend that every applicant attend this event–before completing the app if possible. It gives you much better insight into the Booth culture, admissions process and committee members, and student personalities. Try your best to engage with as many of the Booth students and admission members as possible–they may remember you and fight for you during their review process.
I had my interview the following day at 1pm. There was a first-year student or two hanging around the lobby talking to interviewees and trying to keep the atmosphere light. My interview was with a second-year admissions fellow (student). He had my résumé and what appeared to be question review document that listed specific questions and ratings. The interview was casual; however it was clear that he had to ask specific questions and was on a timeline. Below are the questions that I remember, in the order that they were asked.
-Give me your story; overview of your résumé.
-What are your short- and long-term goals?
-Why do you want an MBA?
-Why do you want to go into that type of industry?
-Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a difficult situation during which you were unsuccessful. What did you learn from it?
-Tell me about a time where you had to influence those above you.
-What are you going to do if you don’t get the job you want after graduating from Booth?
-Tell me about a time where you had to resolve conflict between two different people.
-How will you contribute to the Booth community?
-What do you do or plan to do outside of work/academics?
-Do you have any questions for me?