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Episode 23: 5 Most Common MBA Interview Questions You Need to Ace

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Many Round 1 MBA applicants find themselves in the thick of interview invitations right now. In case there’s any doubt, that’s a terrific place to be! Some schools do feature applicant-initiated interviews, but at the vast majority of top schools, receiving an invitation to interview means you’ve made an important cut in the process, and the admissions team wants to get to know you better. Congratulations!

Our guest this week is Clear Admit’s own Alex Brown, who worked for several years as part of the admissions team at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He’s also the author of Becoming a Clear Admit: The Definitive Guide to MBA Admissions.

In our conversation, Brown tackles some of the most common MBA interview questions face by current applicants. He’s intimately familiar with this topic thanks to interviews he himself conducted when he worked at Wharton. But he also keeps his finger on the pulse by regularly monitoring Clear Admit’s MBA Interview Archive, which includes thousands of entries by current and past applicants that reveal actual questions asked as part of the interview at many schools.

As a teaser, here are a couple of the MBA interview questions Brown will unpack:

  • Walk me through your résumé.
  • Give us an example of a time you took a leadership role.

Wherever you have been invited to interview, these are questions you are likely to face. With Brown’s  advice, you’ll be prepared to ace them. What are you waiting for? Have a listen right now.

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Episode 23: 5 Most Common MBA Interview Questions You Need to Ace

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This post was last updated November 10, 2020.

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