The interview was with an alumnus in his office, and overall very conversational and informal. I was asked fairly standard behavioral questions for the first ~45 minutes, and then we spent another 15 minutes talking about his experiences at Stanford. There were no curveball questions, but he definitely dug deep into each experience and was especially interested in my thought process. As previous posts mentioned, the best preparation is to reflect on your experiences and come up with 5-6 examples that you can discuss in detail. It’s really important to think about how you handled tricky situations and interpersonal dynamics.
Here’s a list of the questions asked:
1) Tell me about a time when you were really proud of what you accomplished (can be work / school / personal)
2) Tell me about a time when you saw and pursued an opportunity others did not
3) Tell me about a time when you stepped out and took on additional responsibilities on a team
4) Tell me about a time when you were part of a team that did not get along
5) Tell me about a time when you had to persuade others to achieve a goal
6) Why Stanford?
7) Questions for me