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Stanford GSB Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Off-campus

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The following Stanford GSB interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant. Good luck to them!

Interviewer was a really nice guy. He started by giving a lot of details around his history, experience, education, and activities (basically a blow-out of his LinkedIn). Overall the structure was broader question with drill-down questions. He really emphasized that he was looking for very specific examples.

Questions he asked me:

  1. Talk about a time you identified an opportunity no one else had recognized yet? (Standard GSB question, I talked about a specific org I started)
  2. Follow-up: How did you grow the organization that you built?
  3. When is a time you stepped beyond your immediate responsibilities?
  4. Follow-up: What would have happened if you didn’t do anything about it?
  5. Follow-up: What were some blocking issues you ran into when dealing with this issue? How did you resolve them?
  6. Follow-up: What was your immediate role?
  7. Talk about a time you didn’t get along with someone
  8. Follow-up: What did you do to remedy the situation?

Questions I asked him:

  1. What were your highlights from GSB (1) around classes (2) people (3) others?
  2. Follow-up: Specifics about classes
  3. Follow-up: Specifics around regrets/other highlights
  4. Asked about a specific hobby he is currently really involved in that I was interested in as well

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