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Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Skype

Interview atmosphere was formal with 2Y student interviewing in a formal suit at a dining table. You could tell that she put thought into how to present professionally, which is greatly appreciated. The interview was resume based.

1. Tell me about yourself.
2a and b. Why an MBA? Why Booth?
3. Talk about a time you had to handle a lot of different personalities.
4. Talk about a time you had failed.
5. Talk about a time you had to handle various timelines at the same time.
6. Do you have any questions for me?

The interview felt like a natural conversation, with the interviewer thoughtfully injecting on how Booth could support me. Although this was one of the more formal interviews I had, I really appreciated the professionalism my interviewee brought to the table. Q5 really surprised me- I did not prepare for this question and asked her to clarify to buy more time in constructing an answer in my head. I didn’t feel like she was trying to get me at all, and the interview actually left me a really strong impression of the Booth community (which I previously imagined as being super cut throat). The interviewer answered my question about what Booth can be doing better very genuinely, and really, Booth’s interview felt the most natural out of the 7 schools I applied to.

I’m excited to say that I was admitted to Booth for R1 with a $110K scholarship. There’s a 90% chance I move forward with Booth.

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Schools: U. Chicago Booth

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