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NYU Stern MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / On-Campus

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NYU Stern MBA Interview Questions and report by a Round 1 applicant on-campus

Showed up to the admissions office, and was greeted by the receptionist who hands you a folder containing lots of information regarding professional and extracurricular offerings, plus customized affinity group flyers for organizations you indicated interest in on your application (i.e. Stern in Africa). You also get a nametag + an ‘IQ+EQ’ t-shirt, just for showing up – how nice (and they have all sizes).

My interviewer was part of the AdCom, and warmly greeted me around the start-time of the interview, and we made small talk initially. She introduced herself and gave a bit of background as to how she got to where she is today. Then we dived into the questions, but throughout it was very conversational and laid back, and I really felt like she had gone through my application inside and out and wasn’t asking basic questions that were obvious from my resume / essays / application.


1. Tell me about yourself
2. What are your top 3 companies you’d like to pursue internships / jobs at if you pursue your intended career path?
3. How will you approach finding a job once you’re at school?
4. Tell me about a time in or out of work where you disagreed with someone else’s decision but had to go along with it (she said she preferred a non-work example even!)
5. Why NYU?
6. What will you get involved with on campus (presumably extracurricularly, so do your homework on the options)?
7. If I were to relay 2-3 things to the AdCom that you bring to the table above all else, what would those be?
8. Any questions you have for me? (had only time for one question)


Overall, this is a place where the school really wants you to succeed and do well. The fact they gave me “NYU Swag” shows they are courting me just as much as I am courting them. It was not a stressful interview at all, and you should see it as an opportunity to confirm their decision to have you in for an interview.

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