Welcome back to From the MBA Interview Archives, where we highlight the most in-depth and insightful MBA interview reports submitted to the Clear Admit Archive!
The following is an excerpt from a CMU / Tepper MBA Interview Report we received this week:
“My interview was with an adcom member. She mentioned that the interview was deliberately blind and she only had my résumé. She encouraged me to feel free to use examples from my application.“
“She didn’t really probe me, but rather encouraged me to share more specifics. We talked casually about my travel experiences, seemed quite enthusiastic about Pittsburgh (that’s where her home was too). It was really surprising how fast 30 minutes passed.“
As a reminder, along with this weekly post, we’re hosting a contest for the best interview report(s). Every month, you’ll have a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card, just by sharing your interview experience. For Round 2, we will also award a $75 Amazon Gift Card to one random, lucky winner. In other words, the more reports you submit, the better your chances!
Through the month of December submit your report from the 2015-2016 MBA admissions season for any of the top schools that Clear Admit covers. We will choose the best 5 reports that will be put up for a vote by you – the applicant community. On the second Friday of the following month (January 8), we’ll announce the winning report for the Best Interview Report Award.
To be eligible for a prize, please include the following information in your report:
1. Date/Admissions Round
2. Description of visit and/or interview atmosphere
3. Type of interview (alum vs. adcom, blind vs. application-based)
4. List of interview questions
5. 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? Did you receive an admissions decision?)
6. In order to be eligible to receive the prize, please provide your email. This information will be kept strictly confidential. This is solely for the purpose of awarding the prize.