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Chicago Booth MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year / On-Campus

Option to do virtual, off-campus, or on-campus interview: Chose on-campus and did a tour that included lunch with more current students. When I was called in, the interviewer already had a copy of my resume that had markups/notes (you are told to bring a copy regardless).

o Walk me through your resume.
o How did you start and get interested in [volunteer organization]?
o How did you start and get interested in research? What kind of research did you do?
o Why did you change jobs? How was the culture different between the two jobs?
o What are your post-MBA goals?
o How will Booth help you with your goals?
o How would you spend your time at Booth?
–Interviewer stated halfway through that we’d transition to formal behavioral Qs–
o What is your ideal team?
o What kind of leader are you?
o Tell me about a time you led a team.
o Tell me about a time your perspective was changed. How did you approach the situation?
o How have you changed the most?
o Anything else you’d like us to cover?
o What questions do you have for me?
Time: ~45min total ~last 10min were me asking questions

I was admitted with scholarship $$$ – notified through the portal at 9am CT on R1 decision day (Booth doesn’t do calls the day before anymore). My interviewer reached out to me after the decision release to congratulate me and tell me positive feedback. Overall, I thought the application/interview process was very smooth and the interviewer was kind and engaged. Also, I attended a celebratory in-person event and my assigned AdCom recognized me and brought up specific aspects of my application that they considered unique/interesting. They’re certainly very attentive to the process and invested on an individual level.

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Schools: U. Chicago Booth

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