It was a great experience! My interview was very short (about 30 minutes including the part where she answered my questions) and at the end my interviewer told me, “I really hope they accept you,” and sent me her list of restaurants to try near campus as well as in the city in general.
Here are the questions:
1) Tell me a bit about yourself.
2) Why MBA?
Following up – Why CBS?
Following up – Why now?
Following up – Why not pivot from your career? (Big 4 compliance to banking)
3) If CBS fell through, what is your back-up plan? (I was caught off guard by this question, but afterwards she told me that I had a great answer because it showed that I am committed to my post-MBA goals.)
4) Tell me about the biggest challenge you had to overcome.
After these goal-oriented questions, the interview became much more casual, as she went on to ask me a bunch of questions about my personal / extracurricular experiences. It turns out that she’s very familiar with the neighborhood that I live in in NYC and we bonded over that. In addition, I shared with her my interests in behavioral economics and she recommended me some courses at CBS. At the end, I talked about how much I loved living in NYC and she offered to give me her list of restaurants to try.