A U. Chicago Booth MBA interview report and questions were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant on-campus.
I had my interview on-campus with a second year student. He arrived promptly and we interviewed in a small room in the admissions office. The interview appeared blind, as he had limited background on my application and appeared to only have my resume.
After a brief introduction he asked me to introduce myself, then we spent ~30 minutes on various questions, followed by five minutes of questions for him. The questions were fairly standard.
- What other activity (other than what I covered in my intro) would you want to highlight?
- What are your long term career goals?
- Why Booth?
- Why an MBA? Why now?
- Tell me about a time when you failed to meet a personal or professional goal
- What classes are you particularly looking forward to?
- What specifically do you hope to gain in terms of leadership?
- What do you hope to gain from the Booth MBA?
- Describe your ideal MBA environment?
- Anything else you wished we’d covered?
Overall, he was very friendly and put me at ease. It was a very conversational interview and he even chimed in from time to time to affirm / comment on my responses. Was very focused on Booth and what I hope to gain and less on my career goals. I think the interview was indicative of Booth’s easygoing, collaborative culture – it was fairly low-stress and actually enjoyable.
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