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Cornell Johnson MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Skype

Cornell Johnson interview

The following Cornell Johnson MBA interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them!

My interviewer called me on time and she was very accessible from the start. Fortunately, the interviewer was using her camera so this helped with the interview, I had practiced talking to the camera in front of a black screen and this kind of threw me off. I would encourage other interviewees to practice interviews this way just in case your interviewer does not use the camera. She explained how the interview was structured and what to expect. The interviewer may or may not be the same person that reviewed your application. In case it is not your interviewer will have notes about your application.

The interview was very conversational but I felt it was short, in comparison to other interviews I had. The questions I was asked were:

Tell me about yourself?
Why an MBA? Why now?
Why Johnson?
In what company would you like to work?
What is your back up plan?
What do you do in your free time?
Anything else you want to add?

After 20 minutes of conversation, my interviewer interrupted and asked if I had any questions for her. I would recommend thinking of questions for the adcom, these are not the same you would ask an Alumn or a 2nd-year student. You will have about 10 minutes to ask questions.


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Schools: Cornell / Johnson

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