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Mar 30, 2020

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

Hi! The interview lasted for approximately 30 minutes and was held by a second-year student. It was very informal, but the student had a list of questions he had to stick to. 1. Tell me about yourself. 2. Why Tuck? 3. Why an MBA now? 4. Tell me a time... Read more »

Mar 30, 2020

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Skype

I interviewed mid-January with an adcom member for the 2Y MBA program. The interview was conversational and not at all a stress interview and lasted for ~30 minutes. The interviewer had read my resume and not essays or other aspects of my application (a semi-blind interview). Below were the questions... Read more »

Mar 30, 2020

NYU Stern Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / AdCom / Zoom

The interview was conducted via Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The interviewer was a member of AdCom who was very friendly. Overall, the interview had a very conversational tone and was not stressful at all. We mostly covered standard business school questions and there were very few behavioral questions,... Read more »

Mar 29, 2020

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / Skype

1. Why are you pursuing an MBA now? 2. Tell me about your experience working in a multicultural environment. What did you learn? 3. Tell me about a professional experience, where you failed, how did you manage the failure? 4. What is your leadership style? Give an example where you... Read more »

Mar 28, 2020

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / Skype

Interview questions from admissions on Skype: 1. Tell me about yourself 2. What will you contribute to Johnson? 3. What is your leadership style? 4. What are important attributes of a leader? 5. Before I confer with the committee, what would you like for me to tell them? 6. Do... Read more »

Mar 28, 2020

Dartmouth / Tuck MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On Campus

Questions asked: 1. Walk me through your resume. 2. Why MBA? 3. Why Tuck? 4. Tell me a time when you received feedback. What was it and how did you react to it? 5. Was there a time when you had to give feedback? Walk me through the situation. 6.... Read more »

Mar 26, 2020

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / On-Campus

Before starting, the interviewer mentioned that: – The interview would take 30-45 minutes – He had my resume and some notes from my application – It was going to be a two-way conversation The interview was as they said. Questions included: 1. Walk me through your resume. 2. Career goals?... Read more »

Mar 25, 2020

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / Skype

I interviewed in mid-February with an adcom member for the 1-year MBA program at Cornell. The interview was conversational and not a stress interview. It lasted for about 30 minutes. The interviewer had read my resume and not essays or other aspects of my application (a semi-blind interview). Below were... Read more »

Mar 25, 2020

INSEAD Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Alumnus / Off-Campus

I had 2 separate interviews – one with a recent alum and the other with somebody who graduated probably 15+ years ago. I had to send in my full application (essays, test scores, etc.) to the interviewer ahead of time. Both interviews lasted about 45 mins. My first interviewer wanted... Read more »

Mar 23, 2020

UNC Kenan-Flagler Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

Decided to do the interview on campus. Interviewer who was a Year 2 student already had a copy of my resume; hence, questions were very specific. Asked the following: Walk though my story (2-3 minutes). Short- and Long-Term goals? Why UNC? Why an MBA? (Important to focus on how prior... Read more »

Mar 23, 2020

Columbia Business School Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Alum / Off-Campus

My interviewer was a BCG consultant and I interviewed at his office after a full-day campus interview. I can tell he was pretty tired. He took lots of notes during the interview. Questions were mainly about my career aspirations and how to achieve these goals. Only one behavioral question regarding... Read more »

Mar 23, 2020

NYU Stern Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / Skype

The interview was quite short. The interviewer started off with small talk. She was very friendly and casual. She asked about an undergrad experience, my thoughts behind each career transition, why now, how to achieve my post-MBA goal, what surprised me. She also took a couple of questions from me.... Read more »

Mar 23, 2020

UNC Kenan-Flagler Interview Questions & Report: Open Interview Period / Adcom / On-Campus

Adcom member was very friendly, not intimidating. She started off by informing me that this was a blind interview and that she only had my resume to go off of. Asked me the typical questions I was expecting (resume walk-through, why MBA, what professional accomplishment are you most proud of,... Read more »

Mar 22, 2020

UPenn Wharton Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

With the COVID-19 impacting interviews across schools, I wasn’t sure if Wharton was going to cancel the on-campus interviews, especially after hearing that the Tokyo sessions were cancelled, but I was able to get to campus and participate in the other events as well. Scheduling I scheduled for the 3:30... Read more »

Mar 22, 2020

UT Austin McCombs Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

I had my interview on campus with a current student on Feb 14, 2020. It was one of the “Discover McCombs” day and there were about 50 prospective students. I arrived 15 minutes before my interview at the admissions office. My interviewer arrived with only my resume, and after exchanging... Read more »

Mar 22, 2020

UT Austin McCombs Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

Interviewer had a sheet of paper with questions and was filling them out as I went along. Second-year student had my resume, but interview was blind other than that. Overall, I didn’t really connect with my interviewer, but he was very nice and didn’t make me repeat answers to questions... Read more »

Mar 22, 2020

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

I interviewed on a Friday, which was a little bit odd considering there are no classes on Fridays. This meant that there was less activity and buzz within the school, but overall I still had a really positive experience. My interview was a blind interview with an adcom member. It... Read more »

Mar 22, 2020

Georgetown McDonough Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / First-Year Student / On-Campus

I had an on-campus interview with a first-year student. The interview was held in the MBA admissions office, which was a small suite of offices in the impressive McDonough building. The check-in process was quick and easy, and everyone was incredibly kind and helpful. The interview lasted a little over... Read more »

Mar 20, 2020

Wharton Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

Visit: Welcoming tenor from admissions office staff guiding daily events to class visits and panel lunch Type of Interview: Two-part. First, team-based discussion overseen by two second year students. Next, a ten minute one-on-one session with one of those second year students. One-on-one was blind. Interview atmosphere: Slightly impersonal, disengaged.... Read more »

Mar 20, 2020

Georgetown / McDonough MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / On Campus

The interview was blind. She only had my resume to reference, which I was requested to bring ahead of time. The interview was pretty conversational, and it lasted for about 25 minutes with five minutes remaining at the end for me to ask questions. List of questions: Short/Long term goals... Read more »

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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

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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

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

Hi! The interview lasted for approximately 30 minutes and was held by a second-year student. It was very informal, but the student had a list of questions he had to stick to.1. Tell me about yours

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Skype

I interviewed mid-January with an adcom member for the 2Y MBA program.The interview was conversational and not at all a stress interview and lasted for ~30 minutes. The interviewer had read my res

NYU Stern Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / AdCom / Zoom

The interview was conducted via Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The interviewer was a member of AdCom who was very friendly. Overall, the interview had a very conversational tone and was not stress

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Careers and Financial Aid

UVA Darden Alumni Career Services Critique Career Books

From the business section of the bookstore, UVA Darden Alumni Career Services shared their reviews of what career-oriented books the b-school community should pick up and which ones they may prefer to

Real Humans of Bain & Co.: Peter Akinleye, Cornell Johnson ’19, Consultant

Consultants wear many hats and take on innumerable roles at the behest of their clients. Fortunately, MBA programs, like the one at Cornell Johnson, can prepare career switchers and analysts alike for

Beyond the Bio Podcast by Bain & Company

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