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Oct 31, 2019

Top Stanford GSB MBA Interview Tips from Actual Interviewees

As reports of Stanford GSB interview invitations continue on LiveWire, we’re taking the opportunity to round up useful advice from the Clear Admit Interview Guide, as passed on by interviewed candidates themselves. Before we dig into the key takeaways from prior lucky invitees, here are a few basics about the structure of... Read more »

Oct 30, 2019

Wharton’s Team-Based Discussion Interview Prompt 2019-2020

The prompt for the Wharton Team-Based Discussion (TBD) is below.  The exercise for the 2019-2020 admissions season focuses on Tangen Hall (pictured), Wharton's first on-campus space dedicated to student entrepreneurship and innovation activities. "Entrepreneurship and innovation are at the forefront of Wharton’s focus for the future of the school. Last year, the... Read more »

Oct 30, 2019

Top Wharton MBA Team-Based Interview Tips from Actual Interviewees

As LiveWire lights up with interview invitations from the Wharton Admissions Committee, we wanted to help the latest crop of candidates by sharing tips from those who have experienced the Wharton Team-Based Discussion (TBD) and personal interviews first-hand. Wharton introduced the TBD a few years ago and considers it to “model the highly... Read more »

Oct 29, 2019

Stanford GSB Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-campus

My interview was blind with a GSB alum. Received an email matching me with my interviewer ~7 days after receiving my invite (I'm in the southeast U.S.A and there aren't as many alumni here to support as there are in NY, Chicago, Boston, west coast). I was extremely pleased with... Read more »

Oct 28, 2019

Kellogg / Northwestern MBA Interview Questions & Report – Round 1 / Adcom / On-Campus

The interview was fairly standard and conversational. The interviewer was an admissions committee member and had not viewed my application before. He appeared to be given a packet, of which one page was my resume, which he did not appear to have reviewed ahead of time (this was evident when... Read more »

Oct 28, 2019

Waiting on an MBA Interview Invitation? Tune into Clear Admit’s LiveWire and MBA Chats

Since we know some of you may be waiting anxiously in the next few weeks for MBA interview invitations, we wanted to remind you about two key resources that can help you through this busy—and often stressful—time: MBA LiveWire: Live reports from real candidates throughout the admissions process. Find the profiles... Read more »

Oct 28, 2019

Top Yale School of Management MBA Interview Tips from Actual Interviewees

If you’re among the many candidates in receipt of an interview invitation, you won’t want to miss what past candidates learned from their Yale SOM interview experiences. You can thank us—and them—by paying it forward and submitting reports of your own after you interview. Want to learn more? Check out Clear Admit’s... Read more »

Oct 24, 2019

Kellogg / Northwestern MBA Interview Questions & Report – Round 1 / Adcom / On-Campus

The adcom was super nice and started off the discussion by reviewing the overall process and next steps from today. The overall flow was: walk through your resume, provide behavioral examples, short / long term goals, life outside of work, why do you need an MBA, why Kellogg specifically (looking... Read more »

Oct 24, 2019

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

I was invited to interview on 09/23 with a recent alum in my city. I reached out to the alum by email and scheduled the interview one afternoon (about 1 week after receiving the invite) at a local coffee shop, which was quiet given the meeting time. The interview was... Read more »

Oct 24, 2019

UVA / Darden MBA Interview Questions & Report – Early Action / Adcom / On-Campus

My interview was blind and very straightforward. The admissions officer gave a quick introduction (~2 min) and then asked me to 'tell my story'.  I talked for about 40 min starting from childhood while the admissions officer mostly listened and interjected once or twice for clarification. There was time at... Read more »

Oct 24, 2019

Insead MBA Interview Questions & Report – Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-campus

I had my interview with the alumnus in a hotel lounge, which lasted for 1 hour. The interview was pretty conversational, and most questions were very typical. I handed out my printed resume to her as she didn't bring one though she said she has one on her PC which... Read more »

Oct 24, 2019

Kellogg / Northwestern Interview Questions & Report – Round 1 / First-year student / On-campus

Conducted on-campus interview the day before the Women's Preview Day. The interviewer was a first-year student. The student was accompanied by an admissions office staff member who seemed to be training the interviewer. The interview took place in the admissions staff member's office. Both of them had reviewed my resume... Read more »

Oct 24, 2019

Kellogg / Northwestern MBA Interview Questions & Report – Round 1 / Adcom / Skype

There were frequent connection difficulties during my Skype interview, but the interviewer accepted responsibility for these on her end and had even briefed me before the interview started that the difficulties may be encountered. Questions: Why an MBA? Why Kellogg? Why now? Walk me through the last 3 years of... Read more »

Oct 22, 2019

Dartmouth / Tuck MBA Interview Questions & Report – Round 1 / Adcom / On Campus

I was picked up from a classroom where other interviewees were mingling for a bit. Highly recommend chatting with other prospective applicants prior to getting picked up because it really calms your nerves. I was totally expecting a second year student to pick me up but it was a Adcom... Read more »

Oct 22, 2019

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

The Darden interview was very unique and conversational. The interview started with the second-year student telling me that the structure would be 15-20 minutes of sharing my story, 5 minutes for Why MBA? Why Darden? and lastly 5 minutes to ask questions of the interviewer. After that, it was me... Read more »

Oct 22, 2019

Fuqua / Duke MBA Interview Questions & Report – Early Action / Alumnus / Off-campus

1. He walked through my resume and made a couple of questions about it. 2. Where did you learn English? 3. Why did you choose your college major? 4. Why an MBA? 5. Why Fuqua? 6. What are your short and long term goals? 7. How do you intend to... Read more »

Oct 22, 2019

Kellogg / Northwestern MBA Interview Questions & Report – Round 1 / Adcom / On-campus

The interview was very conversational and was truly an enjoyable experience. The interview covered the typical topics: walk me through your resume why MBA why now why Kellogg time you worked on a team with diverse perspectives All of the above questions arose naturally out of the conversation. The interview... Read more »

Oct 22, 2019

Duke / Fuqua Interview Questions & Report : Round 1 / Second year / On Campus

The interview was with a second year student, and was very relaxed. There were a few behavioral questions, and it seemed much more fit focused than resume focused. It lasted 30-45 minutes and was not very stressful. I was actually surprised the interview wasn't a little more rigorous. I was... Read more »

Oct 15, 2019

UVA Darden Interview Questions & Report: Early Action / Adcom / Skype

I was interviewed by a member of the admissions committee. The interview was conversational and she made me feel very comfortable. She first asked me to tell me about myself, during which she had follow up questions on certain specific points. To summarise the questions: Tell me about yourself. What... Read more »

Oct 15, 2019

Duke / Fuqua Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / 2nd Year Student / On Campus

The interview was applicant-initiated and part of a full day on campus. The day started off with a group of students meeting some of the HSM team followed by a lunch, adcom Q&A, then the interview, and finally a class at the end of the day. The interview was conversational... Read more »

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