My interview was not as behavioral-based as I thought it would be. I was prepared to talk in more depth about conflict/persuasion/leadership type “stories,” but most of the questions focused on how the last year has been, my future goals, and my interest in MIT Sloan.
My interviewer was conversational, but I did find that their expression was neutral. I did my best to keep upbeat and energetic! The interview was shorter than I expected…the questions portion only lasted ~20mins and I was given ~10mins to ask questions at the end (total was less than 30 mins).
Questions that I was asked (may not be in this exact order):
-Started the interview diving right into Covid vaccine roll out and how it’s going in my country. [I am honestly not sure if this was part of the intended questions]
-How has the last year impacted you personally and professionally?
-What do you do day to day? [called out a specific phrase in my resume]
-I have your data visualization in front of me, tell me what it means and why it matters to you.
-What’s your favorite part of your current job?
-You have an afternoon without any personal or professional obligations and there are no covid restrictions. What do you do?
-What do you want to do post-MBA?
-What do you want to learn from the MBA?
-Why is now the right time for your MBA [with follow up question on what a certain professional designation meant in my field/background]
-Why Sloan? Aside from what I mentioned already in the “Why MBA” section.
-Interviewer asked me if I heard about this broader MIT-wide initiative in my specific area of interest; I had not heard of it and thanked them for the tip to look into it further.
-Any questions you have for me?
Best of luck to future Sloanies!