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Yale SOM MBA Interview Questions & Report: Waitlisted R1 Applicant / Second-year student / On-Campus

Description / location of visit and/or interview atmosphere: 9:45 am Interview seem to be the right time as the interviewer had the chance to warm up from the first interview at 9:00am. There are about 50 other prospective students interviewing during the same day, interview run every 45 mins. From 9:00 am to 3:30pm. Each interview takes place in “interview rooms”, on the first floor, and each section has about 10 students interviewing at the same time, each one-on-one with a second year-year student. Type of interview: The interviewer was a second year student that mentioned early in the interview... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 8, 2019 by

Wharton MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Off-Campus Hub

There were two parts to my interview with Wharton: The team-based discussion and the 10 minute interview afterwards. Wharton Interview Questions The interview was 10 minutes long with only 3 questions with a member of the Adcom Why Wharton? Why MBA? Do you have any questions for us? She seemed to be asking the same questions to everyone. Wharton Team-Based Discussion We all arrived 15 minutes before our TBD so were able to get familiar with each other which was helpful. The TBD itself was fairly smooth and collaborative – the time flies by thought, so my advice would be... Read more »

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Northwestern / Kellogg MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Off-campus

I was intimated of a match with an alum in my area around 5 weeks after submitting my Kellogg application on the Round 2 deadline. I mailed the alum, and we fixed a slot to meet at his workplace. Kellogg MBA Interview & Questions When we met for the interview, it was a cordial experience. He started the interview off by easing me into things, asking about where I work and what I do. From this, we moved into the topic of my work and the company I work for. He asked how I like working there, and what I... Read more »

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Columbia Business School MBA Interview Questions & Report: Rolling Admissions Round / Alumnus / Cafe

I interviewed for the Merit Decision deadline round of the Rolling Admissions at CBS. My interview was at a chain cafe with an alumnus of CBS. It was a blind interview and a very low stress one at that. He began with an introduction of who he was and what he does for a living. Questions Tell me about you – and walk me through your resume. Why do you want to get an MBA? Why Columbia? Then he asked if I had any questions for him while he thought of questions for me. I asked my standard questions about... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 7, 2019 by

Columbia Business School MBA Interview Questions & Report: J-Term / Alumnus / Off-campus

My Columbia Business School interview was in a coffee shop with an Alumnus that graduated MBA 2018. The atmosphere was relaxed but a bit noisy. Questions Why MBA Why now What happens if you don’t get into Columbia Walk me through your resume. How will I engage with the Columbia community, what clubs I would join. Challenges I face during work. Interviewer seemed disengaged and didn’t know much about Columbia’s “recruiting” events for prospective students. Also didn’t know much about the Healthcare program though she was a part of it. Advice Read cues and notice when you are oversharing / too... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 7, 2019 by

Yale SOM MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-year student / On-campus

There was a full day of events with other prospective students who had been invited to interview. There was a current student panel, mini-classes / lectures given by professors, and an SOM as well as Yale University campus tour. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. My interview was with a 2nd year student which seemed to be the standard for the on-campus interviews. It lasted 30 minutes but we talked informally after for about another 15. I think they try and standardize the interview questions as much as possible with so many going on at once because my interviewer told... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 13, 2019 by

Harvard Business School MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / On-Campus

The Harvard MBA admissions interview was really relaxed — I truly got the sense my interviewer was just looking to get to know me. The visit was good. There were lots of activities (classes, lunch with the director, tours, chats, etc) during the day you could pick to be a part of. I found that everyone else interviewing was also really nice. We all chatted in the waiting area 15 minutes before our interview and right up until we each got pulled into the private rooms with our interviewers. My interviewer was very sweet — kept telling me that none... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 15, 2019 by

USC Marshall Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / On-campus

The following USC Marshall MBA interview report with questions was submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant. Interviewer: Elaine Padilla Tell me about your job. She asked lots of details about my job because I have a non-conventional background: R&D in clinical diagnostics Why MBA / What do you hope to get out of your MBA? Goals Why Marshall Three attributes your coworkers will say about you Something people don’t know about you Hobbies Any questions for me?

Last Updated Dec 31, 2018 by

UT Austin / McCombs MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second Year Student / On Campus

A UT Austin / McCombs MBA interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. The interview took place on a Friday when the school was also offering tours, student and alumni panels, etc. After meeting my interviewer, we walked to a small room with one table with two chairs; I’m guessing it was a team study room. The interview was blind but it looked like my interviewer had made a few notes on my resume, so I believe she had spent a couple minutes with it before we talked. While we were performing the interview, my interviewer... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 24, 2018 by

Emory / Goizueta MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Skype

The following Emory / Goizueta MBA interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant who interviewed via Skype. I obtained an interview invite from Emory around 1 month from the Round 1 deadline. I had my virtual interview with the Admission Officer. The interview lasted about 25 minutes. It was a blind interview in which the admission officer only had my resume. Most of the questions asked are related to my resume, reasoning behind one thing and another. Questions Walk me through your resume – from undergraduate up until now Why did you choose your first job, how did... Read more »

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