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Michigan Ross Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

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Interviewed at Michigan Ross in Ann Arbor.  Broken into halves in a total room full of 70 or so interviewing students. I was part of the second group so we were first spoken to by various student led organization leads. When it was time for my group’s interviews, we were all led to the elevators and went to central room where the interviewers were waiting. He was looking for me so we shook hands and had about a 3-minute walk on the way to our interview room so we had some small talk.

Interview generally flowed like this:
(interviewer introduced himself)

  • Tell me about yourself, walk me through your resume.
  • Why an MBA, why now?
  • What drew/draws you to Ross specifically?
  • Tell me about a time you had to solve a problem.
  • Tell me about something that changed your perspective, or the way you look at things.
  • Tell me about a time you received critical or harsh feedback.
  • A few refining questions and some conversation about some points I had brought up, but that’s about as much as I can recall

Overall, it was a pretty laid back interview, also could have been because it was the last of all of my interviews. We had a good amount of time for questions afterwards. Interviewer gave me their email and asked me to keep them updated on my application decision.

After both groups were done interviewing, we all moved a block or two down to the second floor of a pizza shop. We were all placed into groups of about 6 or 7 for the group interview portion. I think it was random, but I was the only guy in my group so who can say. We were given instructions that we were a consulting team working in a soon to be determined field, and we would have to solve a problem and use the three words identified by 3 other cards. I think we had 5-10 minutes to come up with a plan (each member had to speak) and pitch it back to our two mediators who were both first-years. Our company was telecommunications, and our other three cards were like pay inequality, transparency, and I cannot remember the last one. Mediators didn’t say a thing the entire time until we pitched our solution to the problem. They asked what our biggest issues in implementing the solution would be and we had one minute to respond to that from two of us. After that the interviewing sessions were complete.

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