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Podcast 24: 7 Hardest MBA Admissions Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

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If you caught last week’s podcast—How to Ace the 5 Most Common MBA Admissions Questions—or even if you missed it, you’ll want to tune in this week for a variation on the theme. Clear Admit’s Alex Brown joins us once again, this time to take a closer look at some of the toughest interview questions MBA applicants stand to face as part of the admissions process at leading schools.

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

In today’s podcast, Brown unpacks the hardest questions he’s known applicants to face as part of the interview—a topic he’s an expert on thanks to interviews he himself conducted when he worked at Wharton. He keeps his expertise current 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 examine:

  • Describe a failure in which you were involved.
  • What other schools are you applying to?

Wherever you have been invited to interview, you’ll want to prepare to answer these questions. With Brown’s  advice, you’ll have no trouble acing them. What are you waiting for? Have a listen right now. The episode is available below as well as on iTunes and Sticher.

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Episode 24: 7 Hardest MBA Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

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We have even more Admissions Director Q&As lined up in the coming weeks, as well as new episodes on application strategy featuring Clear Admit’s own Alex Brown and Graham Richmond. And later in the fall, we’re excited to invite some more student voices to join us as well. If you have an idea for a future podcast, feel free to run it by us! Please send your pitch to [email protected].

Like the episodes that preceded it, this episode was hosted by Editor-in-Chief Jeanette Brown and produced by Contributing Editor Jonathan Pfeffer. Thanks to all of you who’ve been joining us! One more time: Ranking us in iTunes can help others find us, too, and subscribing means you’ll never miss a podcast.

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