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Stanford GSB Interview Questions & Report: Round 1/ Alumnus / Off-campus

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The following Stanford GSB MBA admissions interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them!

My interviewer was an accomplished president of a company, with a similar background as mine, very nice, and super understanding. The conversation started with the question “tell me about yourself.” Once I started answering, he would stop me in every sentence and asked me to elaborate more. It could be very frustrating at first but I knew I should manage it so I stayed focus. The conversation became more conversational as we progressed. Answering questions in details was very important for him. He was trying to know me better so he asked me about my conflicts at work and an example of a difficult situation and how I dealt with it. I gave an example and he asked for one more. He later asked me detailed questions about my relationship with my former boss. He wouldn’t go to the next question unless enough details were delivered; I felt he was trying to imagine himself in all those situations and it showed how much he cared about that conversation. He then asked about my plans at Stanford and why I think Stanford University is gonna help me toward my goals. We spend half an hour talking about the technical aspect of my work and ended the meeting with my questions and his detailed answers. Our conversation lasted for almost 80 minutes. He gave me wonderful feedback that when we were saying goodbye it felt I just finished a meeting with one of my advisors. All in all, I loved that experience and learned a lot from it. I am looking forwarding to stepping into my dream school.

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