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Jan 20, 2021

Yale SOM Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Was a typical zoom interview. You enter the call at your scheduled time. Blind interview by a second-year student. Seems randomly chosen, regardless of your background. 1. Took a good 3-4 minutes chit-chatting; talking about football games, travelling 2. Run through the resume, but focus on the work experience 3.... Read more »

Jan 18, 2021

Dartmouth Tuck Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Felt pretty informal. My guess is that these interviews are largely assessing fit, since fit is a huge deal for Tuck and the 2nd-year students conduct them. I got the sense that this was more about “can I imagine you sitting next to me in class” than “will you crack... Read more »

Jan 14, 2021

Berkeley Haas Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Pre-Recorded Video Interview

I was waitlisted without an interview. Just finished the pre-recorded video interview that is required after accepting the waitlist. The pre-recorded format gives me a lot of stress as the timing was strictly defined, and I don’t know what kind of questions was going to be asked. I’m sharing my... Read more »

Jan 14, 2021

NYU Stern Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

I was surprised how conversational the interview was. She clearly had just read my application and thus it felt very natural to speak about my goals and plan. She absolutely had a few questions she wanted directly answered, but there was a flow to the conversation vs. Q&A, Q&A, Q&A,... Read more »

Jan 14, 2021

Yale SOM Video Essay: Round 2 / Video Essay Component / Online

After signing in, I got the opportunity to test my computer and prepare two sample questions. For the real questions, there would be a video of an Admission Officer saying the prompt and the text below it. After the video ended, a timer would start with time to prepare the... Read more »

Jan 14, 2021

CBS MBA Interview Questions & Report: Rolling Admissions / Alumni / Zoom

Interview lasted shorter than expected – I shared a copy of my resume prior to our meeting, but it seemed like he never read my resume. Right off the back he started with a comment saying, he interviewed 3 applicants during this admissions cycle and they have all been admitted... Read more »

Jan 11, 2021

MIT Sloan Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

Interview was super fast, 20 minutes Interviewer showed up about 5 minutes after scheduled time (it was the first time slot on a Monday) and seemed to be in a hurry. I never saw anyone introduce themselves so fast. It seemed I had hit the 2x speed button. But I... Read more »

Jan 11, 2021

HBS MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

Interview went very smoothly, the interviewer set a welcoming and warm atmosphere which made me feel much more comfortable. I also loved that almost all questions were straightforward about specific things from my application, so I basically knew how to answer them. Questions/talking points -Specific thing about my essay, family... Read more »

Jan 11, 2021

CBS MBA Interview & Report: Extended Round / Adcom / Skype

My interview was with an admissions director via a CBS platform where you could do a video chat. The interview was relaxed, the interviewer was nice and towards the end the interview felt more like a conversation. 1. Tell me about yourself. 2. Why MBA and why CBS? 3. Is... Read more »

Jan 11, 2021

LBS MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Zoom

My interview for LBS was with an alum, and was conducted over Zoom. There are 3 main components of the interview – 1) Fit questions asked by the interviewer 2) The 10-minute case 3) Questions for the interviewer I am wary to put a time limit to it, as I... Read more »

Jan 1, 2021

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

Very casual interview. The only questions which threw me off were the last two. Questions: – Walk me through your resume. – Why do you want an MBA? – Tell me more about your short-term goal. – What is your back-up plan if your goals don’t work? – How will... Read more »

Dec 31, 2020

Northwestern Kellogg MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Zoom

Interview style was quite casual, but the interviewer (alumnus) was often asking me follow-up questions on my answers. Questions: – Tell me about you and your story. – Why’d you leave your last job? – What are your goals? – How can an MBA help? – Why Kellogg? – What... Read more »

Dec 30, 2020

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

Like all interviews this year, my team-based discussion was hosted on Zoom by two second-year Wharton students. As everyone logged onto the platform, we introduced ourselves and kept some light chatter. Once the interview officially kicked off, the two second-year students kept their video on and watched us carry out... Read more »

Dec 28, 2020

MIT Sloan Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

Interview was very light, conversational, lasted around 30 minutes. I had heard that interviews were very serious, however felt lighthearted. The interviewer was genuinely interested in getting to know me past the information on the application. Asked about my hobbies, what I liked to do for fun. Did not ask... Read more »

Dec 26, 2020

MIT Sloan Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

Interview was done online. Very friendly interview, be prepared to answer mostly behavioral questions. 30 minutes will be over before you know it – practicing your STAR’s (Situation, Task, Action, Result) before the interview is absolutely a must. Overall, be prepared to answer 3-6 behavioral questions around collaboration/teamwork and why... Read more »

Dec 25, 2020

Michigan Ross Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

The interview was over Zoom. It was professional, they reviewed my resume in-depth, and all initial questions were based from my resume. Asked Why and MBA, Why Ross, Why specific industry and how will Ross help you get there. The interviewer surprised me by asking in depth questions relating to... Read more »

Dec 21, 2020

MIT Sloan Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom + Observer / Zoom

My interviewer and an observer welcomed me with a poker face. Kinda felt awkward. After a brief presentation of herself, my interviewer started right away: 1. Is there any update since you applied? 2. Did you have any failure? 3. What are the differences between the company A and the... Read more »

Dec 18, 2020

Wharton MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Second-Year Student

The first interview was a team based discussion with 5 other applicants. There were 75% men and 25% women, myself included. The question discussed was how to plan the inauguration of a new building on the UPenn campus. What surprised me was that some candidates were completely silent and some... Read more »

Dec 16, 2020

CBS MBA Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Second-Year Student / Virtual

Roughly 45-minute virtual interview with a current student (Hermes Society Member). Ended up lasting an hour as I hit it off with my interviewer and we spent extra time chatting about NYC, student clubs, ect. Atmosphere was relaxed and conversational. My interviewer was friendly and I could sense her passion... Read more »

Dec 16, 2020

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

Post-TBD, I had a 15-minute 1-on-1 interview with an Admissions Fellow in a separate Zoom link. It was very straightforward with only 2 questions: “Why MBA at Wharton?” and “What questions do you have for me?” For Lauder, it was a 30-minute Zoom call with another Admissions Fellow that was... Read more »

Essays

Successfully Answer the UT Austin McCombs MBA Application Essays

The MBA application essays only allow you a few hundred words to tell admissions teams who you are, what you offer, and why you should be accepted. It's a lot to fit in such little space. For those ca

Admissions Tip: Word Limits and Character Counts

MBA candidates naturally have a good deal of information they want – and need – to convey in their materials, and getting the important ideas down under restrictive word counts is a difficult task

MIT Sloan School of Management MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2019-2020

The following essay topic analysis examines MIT Sloan School of Management’s (Sloan) MBA admissions essays for the 2019-2020 admissions season. You can also review essay topic analyses for the o

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Interviews

Yale SOM Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Was a typical zoom interview. You enter the call at your scheduled time. Blind interview by a second-year student. Seems randomly chosen, regardless of your background.1. Took a good 3-4 minutes

Dartmouth Tuck Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Felt pretty informal. My guess is that these interviews are largely assessing fit, since fit is a huge deal for Tuck and the 2nd-year students conduct them. I got the sense that this was more about

Berkeley Haas Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Pre-Recorded Video Interview

I was waitlisted without an interview. Just finished the pre-recorded video interview that is required after accepting the waitlist. The pre-recorded format gives me a lot of stress as the timing was

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Careers and Financial Aid

Moving from Academia to Industry: PhDs Getting MBAs at HEC Paris

Sponsored ContentIn 2012, Jean-Marc Peyrat left his role in science and technology development at Siemens to team up with a colleague and start a company. This was no idle pursuit: Peyrat holds tw

Inside the Career Center at HEC Paris

Career workshops, mock interviews, industry connections, recruiting relationships—these are just a few of the services that the Career Center team offers to enable HEC Paris students pursue their dr

Kellogg MBA Employment Report: Class of 2020 Breaks Regional & Salary Records

Though this year might have been the most difficult in recent memory for graduates to begin careers, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management employment report for the Class of 2020 te

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