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Nov 30, 2022

Dartmouth Tuck Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

It was an interview by a second-year student virtually via Zoom. It was profile-based questions followed by situation-based questions and lasted for 45 minutes. The interviewer lived up to Tuck's reputation and was super nice and made me feel extremely relaxed and comfortable. No surprises in terms of questions, they... Read more »

Nov 29, 2022

Stanford GSB Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Virtual

The interview was formal, but still casual. We had a minute or two of small talk before the interviewer jumped right into it, giving me background on himself, allowing me to ask him questions about his professional experiences. Then from there we jumped into my background and, through conversation, he... Read more »

Nov 28, 2022

Stanford GSB MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Zoom

It was a stressful interview, no introductions or friendly banter. Interviewer outlined the format of the interview (40 min behavioral Qs, 10 min for 1-2 questions) then started right away. Each question probed deeper into my decision making and he even asked about the thought processes of peers and subordinates... Read more »

Nov 28, 2022

Duke Fuqua MBA Interview Questions & Report: Early Action / Second-Year Student / Zoom

The interview was very casual and conversational. He asked me the very standard questions: - Tell me about yourself. - Why MBA/why Fuqua? - ST/LT goals? - Strengths and weakness? - Any questions for me? The interviewer gave me a very comprehensive introduction about himself at the end of the... Read more »

Nov 28, 2022

Cornell Johnson MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

The interview was very conversational and casual. He broke the ice by chatting about the weather and the city that I live in for a few mins, which put me at ease. The asked the following questions: - Walk me through your resume. - Why MBA, why Johnson? (in between... Read more »

Nov 28, 2022

UVA Darden MBA Interview Questions & Report: Early Action / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Darden has a completely blind 45 min interview, the student or the adcom has not seen the application or the resume. The first question was 'Tell me about yourself' to which I talked for 15 mins. He followed with the following questions: - What is your leadership style? - How... Read more »

Nov 28, 2022

CBS MBA Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Alumnus / Off Campus

Since I and the alumnus were from Mumbai, he invited me to his office for the interview. The interview was blind (resume-based). The questions he asked were: 1. Tell me about yourself. 2. Career goals. He grilled me about the goals a lot - checked my knowledge of my industry.... Read more »

Nov 28, 2022

Vanderbilt Owen MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

My interview was with a second-year student. We started with a short introduction and then discussing some technical issues we were both having. The interviewer went over the format of the interview, went over their background, and then proceeded to ask the questions below (not in exact order). 1) Walk... Read more »

Nov 28, 2022

Georgetown McDonough MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

My interview was with a second-year student via Zoom. The interview lasted about 30 minutes and was conversational. Questions asked (not in exact order): 1) Tell me about yourself (walkthrough your resume). 2) Why an MBA? 3) Why Georgetown? 4) Short-term and long-term goals? 5) If you get into all... Read more »

Nov 23, 2022

Wharton MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

I was interviewed in early November. It was a group of six people with two second years. The second years joined 10 minutes before the official time. The TBD was well run. Everyone chimed in and was able to provide input to the final presentation. I was expecting the 25... Read more »

Nov 23, 2022

USC Marshall MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Virtual

I spoke with Laura Hartman, a member of the Admissions Committee, through Microsoft Teams. This was a blind interview so she was not the person who reviewed my application. Unlike some of the other interviews that I've had so far, this one was a little more formal, less conversation outside... Read more »

Nov 21, 2022

Wharton MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

TBD: The TBD experience was pretty friendly and we had 6 people in total from diverse backgrounds in our discussion group. The facililator started with rules of the TBD and set the countdown. We then focused on each question in the prompt and finished around the countdown of the given... Read more »

Nov 21, 2022

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

The interview process was pretty standard. The interviewer seems to have my resume and a brief summary of my application (not the entire application). Typical questions and the atmosphere was friendly and casual. Interviewer questions include: Tell me about yourself. Why did you choose your industry? How did you get... Read more »

Nov 21, 2022

Michigan Ross Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Zoom

Interview was on Zoom with an alumnus based in Chicago working in tech and a former MBB consultant. The vibe was relaxed, although the interviewer was a little ranty, telling me why consulting work-life balance sucked and why he's glad he got out. The first question was an icebreaker -... Read more »

Nov 21, 2022

Stanford GSB Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Zoom

They seem to match interviewer based on region and industry. My interviewer has similar background with me and knows a lot about my industry. The interview is largely resume-based (the interviewer only has my resume). Interview questions include: Tell me about yourself. More details about the projects you were involved?... Read more »

Nov 21, 2022

Wharton MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Date of interview: Nov 9 Interview atmosphere: Second-years are casual and friendly. Among the group, there is definitely an effort to be friendly and supportive. However, there is always a hint of competition as expected. Type of interview: Team-based interview followed by a 10-min chat with second years Interview question:... Read more »

Nov 21, 2022

Wharton MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

The interview took place on Zoom with two second-year students. They let us into the room about 10 minutes before the TBD was scheduled to start. There were 6 prospective students participating. We were all American. I actually knew one of the other interviewees, but neither of us let on... Read more »

Nov 17, 2022

Duke Fuqua Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Pretty friendly second-year 1. Walk me through your resume. 2 Why MBA? 3. Why Fuqua? 4. What will you contribute to Fuqua? 5. What do you know of the Team Fuqua Spirit? 6. Tell me about a time when you helped advance a team. 7. Tell me about a time... Read more »

Nov 16, 2022

Michigan Ross Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Zoom

I had my interview with a 2019 alum. He was in fact very responsive and quick in setting up time. We scheduled an hour, but when we started he said we will do 30-40 mins of Q/A and then questions for him: 1. Started with tell me about yourself and... Read more »

Nov 16, 2022

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

List of interview questions 1. Walk me through your resume. (I was cut off after a very short amount of time. I only got to mention my undergrad and one of my three jobs) 2. Why an MBA? Why now? 3. What attracts you to Johnson? 4. Do you feel... Read more »

Interviews

Dartmouth Tuck Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

It was an interview by a second-year student virtually via Zoom. It was profile-based questions followed by situation-based questions and lasted for 45 minutes. The interviewer lived up to Tuck's repu

Stanford GSB Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Virtual

The interview was formal, but still casual. We had a minute or two of small talk before the interviewer jumped right into it, giving me background on himself, allowing me to ask him questions about hi

Stanford GSB MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Zoom

It was a stressful interview, no introductions or friendly banter. Interviewer outlined the format of the interview (40 min behavioral Qs, 10 min for 1-2 questions) then started right away. Each quest

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Careers and Financial Aid

MBA Real Humans: Alumni – LIVE Webinar Summer 2022

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Real Humans of Citibank: Anoop Kinjavdekar, Cambridge Judge MBA ’20, Management Associate

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Essays

MBA Essay Insight Webinar Series Fall 2022

We're sure you've already heard that the application essays are a crucial component of the MBA application. So how can you ace this part of the admissions process without the use of sample essays?

MBA Essay Insight Webinar Series Summer 2022

We're sure you've already heard that the application essays are a crucial component of the MBA application. So how can you ace this part of the admissions process without the use of sample essays?

MBA Essay Insight Event Series: Sept/Oct Dates!

As you most likely already know, essays are a critical component of the MBA admissions process. That's why we're bringing back our popular MBA Essay Insight Event Series for three more events this Sep

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