The interviewer was a GSB alum, Dragos Bucurenci. He only saw my resume beforehand. The atmosphere was extremely casual, felt more like a coffee chat with a friend than an admissions interview. Almost all questions he asked were behavior questions. The only exception was “Why Stanford.” He did not even ask about my non-traditional background (coming from Hungary and applying for deferred), but perhaps he did not even know about this. It did not feel as if the GSB had instructed him to double down on specific aspects of my application. This part of the interview took about 25 minutes, in the remaining 30 minutes I had the opportunity to ask him questions about the GSB. The interview showed me that the GSB was interested in my personality beyond my application.
Submitted application on Sunday Sep 24th
Interviewed 9/28. Lots of behavioral questions, including "How would you describe your leadership style", "Can you describe a time you received constructive feedback", "Can you describe a time you needed to depend on someone", "Can you describe a time you had to engage with different points of view and it was challenging or rewarding", "Can you describe a time you faced a challenge of an ambiguous situation and how did you handle it", "Can you think of any challenges you might face during the MBA", "Are there any courses or initiatives you want to get involved in at Kellogg". Interview went for about an hour and interviewer left lots of time to very honestly answer a lot of my questions.
Part-Time MBA program