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Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alimnus / Off-campus

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The following U. Chicago Booth interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them!

Interview was conducted in Seoul, Korea, while I was there on a business trip. The alum who interviewed me was a little cold (I think it is just his personality), but in general very friendly. He told me the meeting spot, near a subway station, and then invited me to a tea house. The interview was blind, I have sent him before my resume via e-mail. The interview lasted 1 h 10 min in total.

He asked me the following questions:
1. Walk me through your resume.
2. Why MBA and why now?
3. Why Booth, and what special is about it, compared to other schools
4. What are your short and long term career goals?
5. Where do you want to work (company and location)?
6. What was a time when you failed, and what did you learn from it?
7. What is your greatest career achievement?
8. What is your international experience?
9. Which concentration do you want to take?
10. Do you have any special course in mind?

Then he let me to ask him several questions, and I asked:
1. Why you choose Booth?
2. What are the funding and housing options at school?

I got rejection from Booth on 7th of December. This was my first MBA interview, and after completion of another 7 interviews, I have realized my mistakes, and they are:
1. I never had commitment and strong interest in Booth, and during preparation for an interview I could learn this role. This was very clear for me, when I listened from him, why he choose Booth, he was speaking much more clearly and from heart.
2. I did not learn in deep the curriculum, and never considered separate courses in Booth.

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