The interview wasn’t cold at all. It was quite conversational and the adcom asked plenty of follow-ups to my answers (no unexpected questions however). Questions were in line with what previous reports mention. I was surprised by how fast the interview went by and how friendly the adcom was. They were genuinely curious about my past experiences and future goals. Interviewer took notes while I was speaking and had my application in front of her, so don’t feel like your answers aren’t good if they look elsewhere on screen. In fact – the more they write, the better for you (in my opinion).
1. What’s changed since you submitted your application?
2. Tell me about a time when you had a conflict with a coworker/supervisor.
3. Tell me about a time you made an impact (paraphrased since I don’t remember the exact question, but they are trying to see if you are innovative and creative).
4. Tell me about a time you encountered a difficult situation (context – in terms of diversity in the workplace, work from home challenges). Be specific!
5. Walk me through your data visual. Which question did you answer and why?
5. Why MBA and why now? What are your short-term and long-term goals?
6. Why MIT?
7. Questions for me?