The interviewer let me in about 2 mins after the meeting was supposed to start. We had a brief “break the ice” conversation to start, which was unlike other AdCom interviews I had, in which the AdCom dived right in. The interviewer explained the interview was behavioral and she was interested in “I” statements and said to avoid “we” statements. Questions began:
1) Any updates to your candidacy?
1a) Follow-up to update.
2) Tell me about a time you navigated ambiguity.
3) Tell me about a time you worked with someone difficult.
4) Tell me about a time you disagreed with someone with more authority.
4a) Follow up to question 4.
—she mentioned that we were running low on time, so she would switch gears to MIT questions—
5) What are your short- and long-term goals?
6) Why MIT?
We didn’t have any time for questions, but she invited me to send her any questions I had. I did and she replied about two days later with substantive responses. She ended the interview by thanking me and telling me that decisions would be released in early April.
I was worried that I didn’t have any time for questions, and that I perhaps was concise enough. We’ll see what the result is in a couple weeks.