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Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / On-Campus

My interview was with an adcom member and the head of admissions. The head of admissions was sitting in on the interview to audit the adcom member as he was new to the team I believe. They had read my application and came into the interview with notes. They were very friendly and after a bit of pleasant chit chat we got into the questions.

1. Walk me through your resume.
2. Why an MBA? Why now?
3. Why do you want to pursue your stated career path?
4. Why Johnson?
5. How will you make an impact at the school? (This one is tough because it’s an application question as well, I went with the main thing I wrote on my application and then something new.)
6. What type of leader are you?
7. Do you have anything we didn’t cover you would like to share with admissions?
8. Do you have any questions for us?

Overall I had a good time, they have the fewest behavioral questions of any school I have interviewed at. I think they were impressed when I started getting specific about the programs at Johnson I wanted to pursue. I also think they appreciate you coming to campus so my recommendation would be learn as much as possible about the school and go to Ithaca. They are super nice there!

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Schools: Cornell / Johnson

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