My Skype interview with MIT Sloan started out with a bit of small talk eg. how are you, how’s (country that I’m from), then proceeded to a quick explanation of what the adcoms are looking for in the interviewer. Vibe was remarkably friendly and very casual.
Went into a fair bit of depth into my work experience and analyzing various scenarios. I worked in consulting as an intern so I was asked “tell me about a time when you disagreed with a superior”. Most questions were fairly familiar so nothing too out of the unusual.
I was also asked “why Sloan/MIT” and what made MIT stand out as a business school for me. I was then asked about my post-graduation plans and how consulting -> bschool fits into my long-term plan. Not too significant probing but enough to make it a very engaging interview.
Didn’t feel anything too awkward or poor about the interview so was feeling reasonably optimistic about prospects. Ended up getting admitted so guess it turned out great!
Clear Admit Resources
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- Clear Admit MIT / Sloan Interview Guide: Strategic tips for approaching Sloan’s interview questions, and more.
- Interview Archive: More firsthand accounts from MIT / Sloan MBA applicants themselves
- Understanding the MBA Admissions Interview: MIT / Sloan and the Pre-interview Essay
- Podcast Episode 23: 5 Most Common MBA Interview Questions You Need to Ace