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Berkeley Haas Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumna / Zoom

Interviewed in early November. As background, you get to pick an interview date and time, then you get an email with the interviewer name. You reach out to your interviewer, decide what technology platform (Google/Teams/Zoom) to use and then you set up the interview. In the interview, was asked to show form of ID, either passport or US driver’s license.

This was a very interesting interview. It was very conversational. I think it went well, but it was also surprising as I felt I wasn’t asked the standard interview questions really and very few questions. So a lot of Berkeley specific questions I had prepared for (such as ‘what pillar do you identify with?’) weren’t asked. Also, no questions about my resume/current job role and the conversation didn’t really go that way. I also don’t think she was taking notes, but perhaps she knew what to remember.

Questions asked as below:
Why MBA? Why Haas? – talked about my goals to move to cleantech, which spurred on some conversation of how I see the industry doing now, and also Haas’s reputation in cleantech
When have you seen confidence without attitude in your work? (Four pillars question)
How have you had to influence others to see your method? (Leadership question)
How will you contribute to DEI in Haas? (She said I could also pull from previous experience of what I’ve done)
Anything else you would like to add?

I think it went well, but it was slightly odd how few questions were asked as it took about 45 minutes. I think interview was about 30 minutes and maybe 10 minutes of questions, but there was a lot of general conversation throughout.

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Schools: Berkeley / Haas

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