Pretty standard interview with an admissions officer, I had prepared for a ton of edge questions but I got 3 questions that were probably the easiest to prepare for / top of the list for most people:
– Walk me through your resume / background
– Tell me about a time where you made an impact on your organization
– Tell me about a time where you had to deal with a colleague who was challenging / hard to deal with
– Why MBA/Why Sloan
Relatively relaxed environment, although I didn’t feel like I made as much small talk as some other candidates may have. Although I knew the interviewer had all of my information up, I didn’t get asked any questions specific to my application, such as extracurriculars (which was slightly disappointing, as I had hoped to use those to bring up some good anecdotes). I used the STAR method, but may have provided too much information, as the interviewer didn’t have a lot of follow-up questions.
I had time to ask about 3 questions at the end and then time was up.
Overall felt like I had a B+ result – felt like I discussed all of my core narratives / reasonings for Sloan, but may not have created much of a personal connection with the interviewer (that I feel like some other interviewees had based on other reports). We’ll see how things go…
Clear Admit Resources
Preparing for your MIT / Sloan MBA admissions interview? Check out Clear Admit’s other resources:
- 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