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Apr 15, 2021

Texas McCombs MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / First-Year Student / Zoom

Round 3 Zoom interview with a first-year MBA student – I didn’t learn who the interviewer was until only a couple minutes before the interview. Application submitted 3/30, interview invitation received on 4/5, interviewed on 4/9 (still waiting to receive final admissions decision). Interview was pretty standard – I can’t... Read more »

Apr 12, 2021

UNC Kenan-Flagler Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

My interview with UNC KF was with a member of the admissions committee. She mentioned that since she was part of the admissions committee she had read parts of my application (and then tailored some of her questions towards that). Questions included: Usual Tell me about yourself questions Why I... Read more »

Apr 12, 2021

Texas McCombs Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

I interviewed with one of the adcom officers of McCombs. Out of all my interviews, this one was the only one where I felt very uncomfortable and self-conscious. The moment the interviewer saw me, his demeanor completely changed. He did not seem interested in learning more about me and when... Read more »

Apr 9, 2021

ISB Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumni / Zoom

Hello! I was interviewed by 3 interviewers (1 alumnus (2006) and 2 alumnae (2014 and 2018)). The interview happened over Zoom and it was very conversational and stress-free. Questions: 1. Tell us about yourself. 2. Goals? What motivates them? 3. Are you sure ISB will help you achieve your goals?... Read more »

Apr 8, 2021

LBS Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Zoom

The interview was on Zoom. My interviewer was very friendly. He introduced himself and the process briefly, and then asked the standard why MBA / why now / why LBS questions. Then he asked the behavioral questions. Most of the questions were behavioral. I was expecting some questions regarding family,... Read more »

Apr 7, 2021

HBS Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / AdCom / Virtual

The interview was for a prompt 30 minutes. – Interviewer asked me about supply chain disruptions due to COVID. How has the economy changed your work life and that of your company?(answered him in 2 ways : 1) how demand was in flux due to people losing jobs and having... Read more »

Mar 31, 2021

Yale SOM Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

The interview was with a second-year student via Zoom. The interview atmosphere was fairly relaxed and conversational. The interviewer stated that he read my resume prior to the interview and had a set list of questions he had to ask. List of interview questions: 1. Please give me a 60... Read more »

Mar 26, 2021

Stanford GSB Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alum / Skype

1. Tell me about yourself. 2. What are you most proud of? (Some specific follow ups here) 3. Tell me a time you received an insight and how it changed the way you and the team progressed. 4. What is a time you had to convince someone in a group?... Read more »

Mar 23, 2021

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

It was a blind interview with an alumnus – they only had access to my resume. The interview was centered around my own experiences (including challenges and failures) and reflections, instead of my accomplishments. Interviewer was very sharp, frequently challenged my views and fact-checked my statements; he had rich industry... Read more »

Mar 23, 2021

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

Overall interviewer was very friendly. She was very familiar with my application materials and asked very specific deep-dive questions on my previous experiences. Questions: What is something that you’re working on? What are you good at? Can you give me an example of how you utilized your strength at work?... Read more »

Mar 22, 2021

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

Friendly, easy-going interview. Interview lasted about 45 minutes. Definitely need to speak to why you are interested in Cornell / why it is the school for you. Questions: 1) Tell me about yourself. 2) Why MBA and why now? 3) Tell me more about your goals and what is your... Read more »

Mar 22, 2021

Yale SOM Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Alum / Zoom

We started with a little chit-chat about our shared backgrounds (both Chinese), then talked about the following (with probes from the interviewer throughout): 1) Tell me about your career thus far. 2) Why SOM? 3) Who have you spoken to about SOM? 4) What will you contribute to the SOM... Read more »

Mar 21, 2021

MIT Sloan Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / AdCom / Zoom

Interview Questions (that I can remember) in roughly the order I received them: Any updates to your application? Tell me more about your data visualization and why it’s important to you. Tell me about how your organization has done in the past 12 months. Follow-up: How did you motivate your... Read more »

Mar 21, 2021

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Skype

You leave your Skype on and wait until they call you at the appointed time. Questions that were asked: Tell me about yourself. Why MBA now? Why Cornell Johnson? What’s your back-up recruitment strategy? Name a time you showed leadership.

Mar 20, 2021

MIT Sloan Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

My interview was with an adcom, and the interview lasted exactly 30-minutes. We spent around five minutes talking about my data visualization. We then moved to four behavioral questions. 1) Why an MBA? Why Sloan? 2) What do you currently do at your company? 3) How has your background helped... Read more »

Mar 18, 2021

MIT Sloan Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / AdCom / Zoom

My interview was not as behavioral-based as I thought it would be. I was prepared to talk in more depth about conflict/persuasion/leadership type “stories,” but most of the questions focused on how the last year has been, my future goals, and my interest in MIT Sloan. My interviewer was conversational,... Read more »

Mar 15, 2021

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Skype

The interview was very friendly and conversational. Fairly conventional and nothing particularly surprising, though it was highly tailored to my resume and background. There was definitely a strong focus on why Cornell specifically and it seemed like the interviewer was trying to assess my interest in the school. I definitely... Read more »

Mar 14, 2021

MIT Sloan Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

Interview questions: 1. Anything else new that’s happened in your personal or professional life since your application? 2. Why did you leave your previous job? Isn’t that a pretty solid job? 3. What attracted you to where you are now? Was it a good decision? 4. Tell me about time... Read more »

Mar 11, 2021

MIT Sloan Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

The interview – application + two pre-interview essays-based – felt like a genuine free-flowing conversation rather than interviewing with a person who needs to go through a specific set of questions before the interview ends (the feeling one has when interviewing with students and alumni). It lasted for about 40... Read more »

Mar 9, 2021

LBS Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Virtual Interview

Had a fairly conversational interview with an alum that consisted of the standard questions (Tell me about yourself, why MBA, why LBS) as well as some questions about my resume and behavioral questions. My interviewer had already read through my application so there wasn’t a ton of probing questions on... 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

Texas McCombs MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / First-Year Student / Zoom

Round 3 Zoom interview with a first-year MBA student - I didn't learn who the interviewer was until only a couple minutes before the interview. Application submitted 3/30, interview invitation receive

UNC Kenan-Flagler Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

My interview with UNC KF was with a member of the admissions committee. She mentioned that since she was part of the admissions committee she had read parts of my application (and then tailored some o

Texas McCombs Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

I interviewed with one of the adcom officers of McCombs. Out of all my interviews, this one was the only one where I felt very uncomfortable and self-conscious. The moment the interviewer saw me, his

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Careers and Financial Aid

April 28: Recruiting Intel from Bain and J.P. Morgan!

Getting into an MBA program is a significant accomplishment. But for many, it's the first step in a longer career journey.So what comes next?First-year MBA students are often surprised by how

Real Humans of Johnson & Johnson: Joe Velli, NYU Stern ‘19, Associate Brand Manager, Listerine

Switching careers can be a challenging endeavor, but an MBA can help make the transition more seamless and open new doors at the same time.  In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, we hear from Joe V

Real Humans of Nissan Motor Corporation: Ruiyi Chen, Duke Fuqua ’19, Product Strategist

Digitization, increasing automation, changing business models, and new climate goals are revolutionizing the automobile industry. One of the key players of the global auto revolution is Nissan, a Japa

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