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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!

1 Alumnus. Met at his office. Interview started 10 minutes late but lasted for exactly 60 minutes (which can be broken down into: 5 of minutes breaking the ice, 45 minutes of interview and 10 minutes of me asking a question and wrapping up). Friendly environment.

Here are the questions, in order asked, to the best of my memory:

A) Introduction

1. Let me introduce myself

B) Future

2. Why MBA?
3. Why GSB?
4. Post MBA plans?
5. Why post MBA industry?

C) Behavior

6. What is your biggest accomplishment at work?
7. Tell me about a leadership experience?
8. Tell me about your most meaningful achievement?
9. Tell me about a good leader
10. Why? What makes him a good leader?
11. Have you ever demonstrated these qualities?
12. Tell me about a bad leader?
13. Why? What would you have done if you were in his shoes?
14. Tell me about a time you were faced with two attractive situations (you made a difficult decision)
15. Why was it difficult?

D) Closing

16. Any questions for me?

My advice would be: prepare in advance. know your stories (esp. behavioral ones). be confident sharing them. No need for superhuman stories. Just be genuine and reasonable. And, do not forget to keep that smile on your face throughout 🙂

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