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Stanford GSB MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / Alumni / Off-Campus

The interview was in some company’s conference room, but was very conversational in business casual. I had not much in common with the alumni besides a hobby. Although the alumna had graduated in the mid 90’s, she knew where Stanford was headed and wanted to re-live the experience again. The first 35-40 minutes I was asked questions and each story dug deep into what I felt, said & did. The way questions were put forth, they were all related to work (did not get a chance to share personal stories). Hence, I had to come up with some stories from work in the spur of the moment.

1) What was your major accomplishment at company XYZ?

2) A time when you saw an opportunity others did not or you did something merely out of passion

3) As part of company X, tell me a time when you were part of a team that did not perform well

4) Tell me a time when you were part of a team that din’t gel well or there was poor leadership

5) Why MBA

6) Why Stanford

7) Questions for me

8) Anything else you would like to add

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Schools: Stanford GSB

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