It was a very laid-back interview, held in the office of the alumnus. Both my wife and I interviewed back-to-back. He asked me (with some follow-ups):
– Walk me through your resume
– How would you make a decision as to which school to attend?
– Tell me about a time you found a problem and solved it
– Tell me about a time you convinced other people to do something
– Tell me about a time you led a team
– How did you change someone because of your mentorship?
– Tell me about a time you failed
– Tell me about a time you started something
It was exactly as I expected; nothing out of the ordinary based on conversations I had with alums and what I’d read here. I thought it was very fair, objective, and really gave me the chance to express myself.
Clear Admit Resources
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- Clear Admit Stanford GSB Interview Guide: Strategic tips for approaching Stanford’s interview questions, and more.
- Interview Archive: More firsthand accounts from Stanford MBA applicants themselves
- Understanding the MBA Admissions Interview: Blind vs. Non-blind Interviews
- Podcast Episode 23: 5 Most Common MBA Interview Questions You Need to Ace