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Jan 11, 2022

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

My interviewer was pretty straight forward and friendly at the same time. She mentioned that the interview would last 30mins. I was already aware Yale SOM is not fond of starting interviews with the famous " Tell me about yourself/ walk me through your resume" question so I was not... Read more »

Jan 10, 2022

USC Marshall Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

It was really laid back and informal feeling! I spoke with Nirav Mehta (Senior Associate Director of MBA Admissions), who was just so kind and easy to talk to and really put me at ease. Here's the basic flow of the conversation. No curveballs. 1. Talk me through your resume.... Read more »

Jan 3, 2022

Michigan Ross Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Zoom

I interviewed with an alumnus based out of Dallas. It seems like we were paired together based on background and location. He lives in Dallas and also works in Product Management so he was able to talk about my job and ask detailed questions about what I currently do. Questions... Read more »

Dec 21, 2021

UVA Darden Batten Scholarship Interview: Early Action / Zoom

When I got the request for an interview, I couldn't find much on the interview process. Given that, I thought I would share my experience. First thing to note - I got my notice of admission (EA September) well before notice of the scholarship. There were 4 people on the... Read more »

Dec 13, 2021

UCLA Anderson Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Virtual

The interviewer was a very chill second-year student. We had about 20 minutes of interview questions and the rest was asking the interviewer questions. I was asked the following: Walk me through your resume. Why MBA, why now? Why are you a good fit for Anderson? How would you contribute... Read more »

Dec 10, 2021

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

Interviewer was kind and attentive. My background was very unfamiliar to him and it seemed to me that he hardly understood what I was explaining - my fault! Anyhow, I could see he was trying, but he rarely gave me back up questions. I felt that this interview would not... Read more »

Dec 9, 2021

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

Like everyone else, I had a team based discussion over Zoom with 5 other candidates and 2 second-year admissions fellows. We were let into the Zoom meeting roughly 5 minutes before the start time and had a bit of small talk/chatter before the admissions fellows got us started. They laid... Read more »

Dec 7, 2021

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

October 18th, 2021 - Round 1 The interview was held through Zoom, in a very collegial atmosphere. The interviewer was great: a very welcoming and nice second-year student! From the beginning, she made me feel comfortable and told me that she had only gone through my curriculum, as well as... Read more »

Dec 7, 2021

NYU Stern Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

Interview with Adcom. She was very nice and started the interview with a question about my pick six essay. She talked about herself as well. It was an application based interview and lasted 30 min. Questions asked: 1. About my Pick six 2. Tell me what you do at work... Read more »

Dec 7, 2021

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

The interview is a resume based interview. The student did not know anything about my application other than having access to a resume. There are a set of questions everyone is asked and time for conversation. The interviewer was very nice. 1) Can you tell me about yourself and go... Read more »

Dec 7, 2021

USC Marshall Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / AdCom / Virtual

It was a very casual interview and she (Elaine Padilla) would ask further questions depending on what my answers were. Walk me through your resume (slowly) What are your short-term goals? Why MBA? What would your teammates say your strengths are? What is your proudest achievement? What is your favorite... Read more »

Dec 7, 2021

Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Booth Interview Questions: 1. Introduce yourself. 2. Career goals & Why MBA? 3. Why Booth? 4. A situation where you brought people together. 5. A situation where you pushed forward an idea. 6. A situation where you changed your perspective. 7. A situation where you realized you need help. 8.... Read more »

Dec 5, 2021

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

Walk me through your resume. Why MBA? Why MBA now? Why INSEAD? My short and long term goal? Leadership experience? A time I had an uncomfortable conversation at work? (This got me off guard) He noticed I had a prior masters 9 years ago and kept grilling me on my... Read more »

Dec 2, 2021

UPenn Wharton Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Second-Year Students / Zoom

I participated in a team-based discussion with five other applicants. Two second-year students served as the facilitators. Immediately after the discussion, the facilitators created break-out rooms; they each met 3 participants for a 10-minute interview. The questions were standard for everyone. I know this because we (prospective students) discussed our... Read more »

Dec 2, 2021

Rice Jones Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Only five main questions asked (follow up questions in brackets): Why MBA? (Asked if I know what companies/positions) Why Rice? (added questions of if I’ve visited campus, talked to students) How will I decide between the schools I am given acceptances to? How will I contribute to the school? (asked... Read more »

Dec 2, 2021

Berkeley Haas Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumna / Zoom

Interviewed in early November. As background, you get to pick an interview date and time, then you get an email with the interviewer name. You reach out to your interviewer, decide what technology platform (Google/Teams/Zoom) to use and then you set up the interview. In the interview, was asked to... Read more »

Dec 2, 2021

Texas McCombs Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alum / Zoom

Rather standard interview, all the usual questions. (Not in this exact order): Walk through resume/professional experience. Why MBA? Why now? Short term/Long term goals? Strength and weakness in application? What did you learn about yourself from the application process? Plan B if goals don’t work out? DEI question of what... Read more »

Dec 2, 2021

CMU Tepper Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

I interviewed in mid-October. It was conversational and she was easy to talk to and put me at ease. She started off letting me know this was to get to know my professional background better and that it was a blind interview, she only had my resume. The questions were... Read more »

Nov 23, 2021

Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

The interview was conducted thru Zoom with a second-year student. The student seemed to have a set of questions to ask and then proceeded to follow up depending on my response. 1) Can you go introduce yourself? 2) Why an mba? 2) Why booth? What specifically does Booth offer you... Read more »

Nov 20, 2021

CMU Tepper Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

Interview with Jackson Otto. She was really friendly and very engaged throughout the discussion. We started with a casual talk about her experience in the city I am living in. She also emphasized that it is a blind interview, that she has only read my resume, not my essay. Questions... Read more »

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