Interview was relaxed, second year student stressed that it was alright for me to ask questions during the interview. He had prepared notes on my resume and was familiar with it prior to the interview, but otherwise it was a blind interview.
- Why MBA now since I am on a good career trajectory?
- How I came to find Anderson and why Anderson?
- Tell me about a time you influenced change in your organization.
- Short term goals.
- Backup plan in event of severe recession or no job offer based on my previous response.
- Tell me about a time I used one of my strengths to drive progress in your organization.
- Companies in the LA area that are of interest to me.
- Clubs/Activities I am interested in joining.
- Have I spoken to anyone at these clubs yet? (Wasn’t totally prepared for this question and I had not spoken to anyone so this one was a little rough to dance around, but I took it as good advice and told him I plan on reaching out soon based on his advice.)
Five minutes were left at the end for my questions.
Overall it was quite conversation and there were no awkward pauses or lapses in the conversation, it was fairly free flowing and he appeared to use a list of prepared questions he wanted to get through. He explained that he had another interview to get through so we were strictly kept to the 30 minute limit.
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- Interview Archive: More firsthand accounts from UCLA Anderson MBA applicants themselves
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- Understanding the MBA Admissions Interview: Blind vs. Non-blind Interviews