Alumnus asked me to meet him at a hotel bar. I was on time but he was 45 mins late.
The overall interview was very conversational. He did not take any notes and even declined to have a hard-copy of my resumé. He said he had already taken a look at it, and that would be enough for him.
This is how it went
– He introduced himself
– Resume walkthrough
– He talked about his own experience
– Why an MBA ? He insisted a lot on this question
– I asked about the alumni network in our country
– Discussion around family life in the Bay Area
Interestingly enough, I did not get any explicit behavioral questions. I am wondering how he managed to gather enough facts to write his review… He looked pretty confident that he had all he needed though.
He insisted that the interview was only one datapoint in the whole process, and that he wouldn’t know how my application is viewed as a whole. I guess that his job is mainly to make out whether an applicant has been lying in his written application or is just too antisocial to fit into the Stanford GSB community …