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Sep 21, 2020

UVA Darden Interview Questions: Early Action / Second-year Student / Skype

As expected, the interviewer gave me 15-20 minutes to run through my life story, resume, why I am seeking an MBA. Additional questions asked were regarding diversity. “Provide me with a time you worked in a diverse environment?” “Why is diversity important?” Interviewer provided 10 minutes at the end to... Read more »

Sep 21, 2020

Duke Fuqua Interview Questions & Report: Early Action / Second-year Student / Skype

Interview started with the standard “run me through your resume,” “why MBA, why now.” As expected, the interviewer then proceeded to ask 8-10 behavioral questions. To list a few: Tell me a time you had to win over a colleague on your viewpoint. How would you describe your communication style... Read more »

Jul 9, 2020

USC Marshall Interview Questions & Report: Round 5 / Adcom / Skype

I was interviewed by Elaine. Very similar experience as what has been reported here. She was very nice, and the interview was casual and straightforward. The questions she asked me took about 15 min, then I filled up the remaining time with questions to ask her. I would prepare 5... Read more »

Jun 29, 2020

Northwestern Kellogg Interview Questions: Deferred Admission / Adcom / Skype

Walk me through your resume. Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. Tell me about a time when you worked in a diverse team. Why Kellogg? What are your career goals?

Jun 29, 2020

MIT Sloan Interview Questions: Deferred Admission / Adcom / Skype

Are there any updates to your application? Tell me a time when you worked with a difficult person. Tell me a time when you demonstrated leadership. Tell me about any advice you’ve received recently. Why Sloan? What are your career goals?

Jun 25, 2020

USC Marshall Interview Questions & Report: Round 5 / Adcom / Skype

As others have already written, the interview was very laid-back and casual. Elaine was very kind and started with some small talk, which put me at ease. The questions were exactly as others have already posted, very straight-forward: resume walk-through, why MBA, why Marshall, what are you most proud of?,... Read more »

Jun 23, 2020

MIT Sloan Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / Skype

It went pretty well. The interviewer asked me about three questions in the thirty-minute time frame and it was over before I knew it. One behavioral question she asked was about a time I had to push back or experienced conflict with a superior in the workplace. She seemed to... Read more »

Jun 9, 2020

CBS Interview Questions & Report: Deferred Program / Adcom / Online

Went well. Very focused on undergrad experience and why I made the decisions I did. Classic Why MBA and Why Columbia questions. Hoping for good news.

Jun 9, 2020

Rice Jones Interview Questions & Report: Rolling Admission / Adcom / Zoom

The interview was for the [email protected] online program. The interview was conducted via Zoom and it was only 30 minutes. There are only 5 questions so make sure to fit everything you want to say in them. These were the 5 questions: First impressions are lasting impressions – give your... Read more »

Jun 9, 2020

Rice Jones Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Skype

The interview was pleasant and conversational, lasting 30 minutes. He asked about leadership, conflict, and my career goals; he also asked which clubs I will be interested in and how involved I will be with campus culture, and, how I plan to juggle the Professional program with a full time... Read more »

Jun 5, 2020

HBS Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Off-Campus

I initially scheduled a Skype interview, but finally decided to fly to Dubai for an in-person interview, which is better for me as I was not sure about how convincing I seem on a webcam.  I arrived 20 minutes prior the interview as requested and the lady called me 1... Read more »

Jun 3, 2020

Berkeley Haas Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alum / Off-Campus

Context: My Round 2 Berkeley Haas interview occurred in mid-March 2020, was with an alum in the Boston area, and was blind, or i.e. the interviewer had only seen my resume. I was invited to interview in mid-February about 5 weeks after I submitted my application in January on the... Read more »

May 21, 2020

MIT Sloan Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / Skype

Skype Interview during COVID-19. It total lasted about 30 minutes. Interviewer was dressed informally in an oxford shirt and zip sweater. Began with small talk about the current COVID situation / weather. Interviewer asked standard MIT questions: 1. Do you have any updates since your application was submitted? 2. Tell... Read more »

May 7, 2020

Northwestern Kellogg Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-campus

My interview was supposed to be in the interviewer’s office, but he forgot his pass to enter so we went to a cafeteria nearby. He only had my resume. Questions: 1. Walk me through your resume. 2. Why an MBA? 3. Why Kellogg? 4. What are your post-MBA goals? 5.... Read more »

May 6, 2020

LBS Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Alumnus / Zoom

Fairly relaxed and conversational interview with a really friendly alumni interviewer, matched on the basis of my entrepreneurial ambitions and his expertise in the field. He had clearly studied my application thoroughly. Standard Questions: 1) Walk me through your CV and then talk about your interest in the MBA. 2)... Read more »

Apr 8, 2020

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

I participated in the school’s Super Saturday interview day on Saturday, February 1st. My interview took place at 11:15AM, and afterward the school provided lunch and a half-day of programming. I loved having the chance to connect with potential classmates, see the new building, and learn about the school’s offerings.... Read more »

Apr 2, 2020

Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Off-campus

Very casual interview, more behavioral in nature. Was not application based, interviewees are asked to send their resumes to the interviewer ahead of time. Asked about previous work experience, talked about some of the projects that I have worked on and interactions with team members. Asked about my goals and... Read more »

Apr 1, 2020

Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-campus

The interview was blind and was conducted at a local coffee shop not far from my home. I received the interview invite during the last day of the invite release, and it took around 1 week to schedule the interview with an alumnus. From the start, it was clear that... Read more »

Mar 31, 2020

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

Out of all the schools I applied to, Ross by far had the most structured day and was the most well-coordinated, well-planned and immersive experience. I really appreciated this about Ross. Everything from the complimentary notebooks, breakfast spread, tight schedule and availability of adcom/students really made a very good impression... Read more »

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 »

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

UVA Darden Interview Questions: Early Action / Second-year Student / Skype

As expected, the interviewer gave me 15-20 minutes to run through my life story, resume, why I am seeking an MBA. Additional questions asked were regarding diversity.“Provide me with a time yo

Duke Fuqua Interview Questions & Report: Early Action / Second-year Student / Skype

Interview started with the standard “run me through your resume,” “why MBA, why now.” As expected, the interviewer then proceeded to ask 8-10 behavioral questions. To list a few:Tell me

USC Marshall Interview Questions & Report: Round 5 / Adcom / Skype

I was interviewed by Elaine. Very similar experience as what has been reported here. She was very nice, and the interview was casual and straightforward. The questions she asked me took about 15 min,

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Careers and Financial Aid

Real Humans of Adobe: Adrienne Tsai, Northwestern Kellogg ’18, Product Marketing Manager

Chances are you've needed to review a PDF this week—and if you have, you've used an Adobe product to open it.  In addition to their Acrobat Reader, Adobe Inc., an American multinational computer so

Real Humans of BCG: Reid Velo, NYU Stern ’19, Consultant

Consulting can be a dynamic career, meeting new clients in new places and solving new business problems every week.  Boston Consulting Group (BCG)—one of the Big Three of the top consulting firms k

Real Humans of Amazon: Roshni Naidu, Wharton ’18, Senior Technical Product Manager

"Alexa, what is the weather today?" "Hey Alexa, play some 80s classics." "Alexa, how many tech products does Amazon have?"Amazon, the largest online retailer and AI assistant producer, is a part

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