MBA applicants are sometimes perceived as cutthroat competitors, willing to do anything to gain an advantage over their peers. At Clear Admit, we know that is simply not true. As part of our past work as consultants advising applicants directly—and in our current role as a digital media company covering the MBA space—we have met many extraordinary prospective MBA students who are more than willing to help a fellow applicant out. We think this bodes well for the MBA classrooms they’ll end up in—where collaboration and teamwork are highly valued—as well as for the future of business itself.
Today, we are inviting the current crop of prospective MBA students to help a fellow applicant out by contributing to the Clear Admit Interview Archive. In case you are unfamiliar with our Interview Archive, it is a unique repository of more than 1,000 reports submitted by MBA applicants after they have interviewed with one or more of their target top-tier business schools.
Easy to sort by school, the Clear Admit Interview Archive was developed with applicants’ needs in mind. And the details shared in these reports—from the types of questions to expect to what the applicant would do differently if he or she had it to do over—provide invaluable information to other applicants anxiously preparing for their own interviews.
So, have you benefited from the Clear Admit Interview Archive? We know many of you are nodding. In fact, we’ve actually had numerous applicants tell us that they credit their own acceptance to their top school in part to the insight they gained from the interview reports found there.
If you’ve been using the Interview Archive to prepare for your interviews, won’t you please take a moment and repay the favor? Because as you might imagine, the Interview Archive is only as good as the reports applicants submit.
If you’re not sure what to write, we’ll make it easy for you. We’ve learned that the most helpful and informative reports usually include the following information:
- Date/admissions round
- Description of visit and/or interview atmosphere
- Type of interview (alum vs. adcom, blind vs. application-based)
- List of interview questions
- 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?)
Of course, you are welcome to share as much or as little as you like—whatever information you may have found helpful yourself. The point is, please share. You owe it to your fellow applicants—plus it will help you prepare for those collaborative MBA classrooms you’re hoping to enter…
What are you waiting for? Submit your interview report now!