The following MIT Sloan interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them!
My interview occurred on-campus at MIT with a member of the admissions office. The interview was exactly as advertised on the MIT website. The focus was entirely on the past and how I arrived at various decisions, what thought processes I used to reach those decisions, and how I acted or reacted to certain events. MIT’s interview is probably the most straightforward in that you know exactly what they’re interested in knowing based on the BEI description on the website. The key for this interview is to have good, meaningful anecdotes. Not something you threw together, but real stories with depth that you know well enough to allow you to provide serious background. The MIT interviewer will frequently ask follow-up questions. If you relayed the actions of a person in your story, they are likely to ask why you think that person acted the way they did, how they felt, etc.
The bottom line, as always, is to be prepared and be able to think on your feet without becoming flustered. The tone is conversational, but it’s still very obviously an interview.
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