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Last Updated Nov 30, 2022 by

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

It was an interview by a second-year student virtually via Zoom. It was profile-based questions followed by situation-based questions and lasted for 45 minutes. The interviewer lived up to Tuck’s reputation and was super nice and made me feel extremely relaxed and comfortable. No surprises in terms of questions, they were all per usual. Questions: Q1 – Tell me about yourself. Q2 – Walk me through your CV. Q3 – Why MBA and Why Now? Q4 – Why Tuck? Q5 – Tell me about a time you had to work out of your comfort zone and adapt quickly. Q6 –... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 29, 2022 by

Stanford GSB Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Virtual

The interview was formal, but still casual. We had a minute or two of small talk before the interviewer jumped right into it, giving me background on himself, allowing me to ask him questions about his professional experiences. Then from there we jumped into my background and, through conversation, he asked me some probing questions. He was less worried about what I did and more interested in the introspective aspects. Questions Asked: > Walk me through your resume. > Why did you choose investment banking out of school? > What hard skills in investment banking did you expect to /... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 28, 2022 by

Stanford GSB MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Zoom

It was a stressful interview, no introductions or friendly banter. Interviewer outlined the format of the interview (40 min behavioral Qs, 10 min for 1-2 questions) then started right away. Each question probed deeper into my decision making and he even asked about the thought processes of peers and subordinates under me. It was stressful and he did seem to acknowledge that at the end. “Sorry for peppering you there” was his comment. Seemed like he was very interested to get to the core of my thinking. Only time for 2 stories. Overall, it was my most challenging interview, much... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 28, 2022 by

Vanderbilt Owen MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

My interview was with a second-year student. We started with a short introduction and then discussing some technical issues we were both having. The interviewer went over the format of the interview, went over their background, and then proceeded to ask the questions below (not in exact order). 1) Walk me through your resume. 2) Why MBA and why now? 3) Post-MBA goal? 4) What schools did you apply to? Why Owen? 5) What skills do you want to develop? 6) What value will you bring to the class? 7) How would your superiors/peers describe you? 8) TMAT you worked... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 28, 2022 by

Georgetown McDonough MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

My interview was with a second-year student via Zoom. The interview lasted about 30 minutes and was conversational. Questions asked (not in exact order): 1) Tell me about yourself (walkthrough your resume). 2) Why an MBA? 3) Why Georgetown? 4) Short-term and long-term goals? 5) If you get into all the schools you applied to, how will you choose which school to attend? 6) TMAT you worked with a diverse group. 7) TMAT you had conflict at work. There were some follow up questions to my answers but the conversation flowed smoothly. We spent about 15-20 minutes going over the... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 23, 2022 by

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

I was interviewed in early November. It was a group of six people with two second years. The second years joined 10 minutes before the official time. The TBD was well run. Everyone chimed in and was able to provide input to the final presentation. I was expecting the 25 minutes to be quite long, but it went by quickly. We did not use up the full 5 minutes for the final presentation so hopefully that would be fine. Interview question for the 10 minute chat is why MBA and why Wharton. Then spent sometime discussing with the second year... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 23, 2022 by

USC Marshall MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Virtual

I spoke with Laura Hartman, a member of the Admissions Committee, through Microsoft Teams. This was a blind interview so she was not the person who reviewed my application. Unlike some of the other interviews that I’ve had so far, this one was a little more formal, less conversation outside of the questions being asked. That threw me off a little bit and made me a little more nervous than I was beforehand. -Walk me through your resume. -What does your current role entail? -Why an MBA? -Why Marshall? -What leadership experience do you have? -What are your strengths/What are... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 21, 2022 by

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

TBD: The TBD experience was pretty friendly and we had 6 people in total from diverse backgrounds in our discussion group. The facililator started with rules of the TBD and set the countdown. We then focused on each question in the prompt and finished around the countdown of the given time frame. Everyone in my group was polite. 1-on-1 interview: This part was conducted by the two facilitators (second-year students). Questions asked: Why MBA and why Wharton? Any question for me? No big surprise throughout the interview.

Last Updated Nov 21, 2022 by

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

The interview process was pretty standard. The interviewer seems to have my resume and a brief summary of my application (not the entire application). Typical questions and the atmosphere was friendly and casual. Interviewer questions include: Tell me about yourself. Why did you choose your industry? How did you get your motivation? What’s your career goal? How can an MBA help you achieve your goals? Why Cornell Johnson? What steps will you take to achieve your goals and what is your plan B if it doesn’t work? Tell me about a time when you led a team and what’s your... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 21, 2022 by

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

Interview was on Zoom with an alumnus based in Chicago working in tech and a former MBB consultant. The vibe was relaxed, although the interviewer was a little ranty, telling me why consulting work-life balance sucked and why he’s glad he got out. The first question was an icebreaker – what did you have for breakfast. Then we got into the substantive questions. Surprisingly, the interviewer did not ask me to tell him about myself or walk through resume. Instead, the first question(s) were: Why MBA? Why Ross? Why now? Then, we dove into behavioral questions, which included: Tell me... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 21, 2022 by

Stanford GSB Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Zoom

They seem to match interviewer based on region and industry. My interviewer has similar background with me and knows a lot about my industry. The interview is largely resume-based (the interviewer only has my resume). Interview questions include: Tell me about yourself. More details about the projects you were involved? How do you think about xx industry? Why did you make the career move? What was your thinking process? What’s your long-term career goal? What are your extracurricular involvements? Why MBA? Why Stanford? Any questions for me? I think the questions are pretty standard and the interview is quite friendly.

Last Updated Nov 21, 2022 by

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

Date of interview: Nov 9 Interview atmosphere: Second-years are casual and friendly. Among the group, there is definitely an effort to be friendly and supportive. However, there is always a hint of competition as expected. Type of interview: Team-based interview followed by a 10-min chat with second years Interview question: Why MBA and why is Wharton the ideal place to do the MBA? Commentary: Team-based discussion went pretty well with robust time management. Everyone had a chance to speak up, but you could see some individuals getting annoyed/upset that their choice of country was not picked. I am surprised that... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 21, 2022 by

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

The interview took place on Zoom with two second-year students. They let us into the room about 10 minutes before the TBD was scheduled to start. There were 6 prospective students participating. We were all American. I actually knew one of the other interviewees, but neither of us let on to the rest of the group that we knew each other. We spent this time with getting to know each other. After 10 minutes, the two second-year students gave us instructions and read us the prompt. Then, they had all of us go around and introduce ourselves with our name,... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 16, 2022 by

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

I had my interview with a 2019 alum. He was in fact very responsive and quick in setting up time. We scheduled an hour, but when we started he said we will do 30-40 mins of Q/A and then questions for him: 1. Started with tell me about yourself and overview of resume. 2. Short-term and long term goals? 3. Why MBA? 4. Why Ross? why now? Then we jumped to behavioural questions: 5. Time when you didn’t know anything in project and still went ahead. 6. Time when some colleague disagreed. 7. Time when there was a team conflict... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 16, 2022 by

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

List of interview questions 1. Walk me through your resume. (I was cut off after a very short amount of time. I only got to mention my undergrad and one of my three jobs) 2. Why an MBA? Why now? 3. What attracts you to Johnson? 4. Do you feel you will be at a disadvantage going into consulting (I’m not sure why they thought this. It’s not my plan. The interview seemed very robotic and all questions were pre-planned rather than questions to learn more about me or expand on what I had said earlier.) 5. What’s your backup... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 14, 2022 by

Berkeley Haas Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Virtual

Interviewed with a second year, was conversational and the interviewer was very friendly and willing to share own experiences. Started with a brief about the procedure and how the interview will go on and then intro about self. Then the questions were as follows – – Intro – Why MBA? Why Haas? – in same question – Time you took a risk in professional setting. – Time you convinced someone to do something out of their job description. – Anything else you wanted to discuss? – Any Questions? Went on for about 35 minutes. Good experience 🙂

Last Updated Nov 14, 2022 by

Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Zoom

I had a lot of help from Clear Admit, so I thought I might pay it forward. Very nice interviewer. He started by introducing himself. What year he graduated. What he does at his current job. Questions were: – Walk me through your resume. – (Then he stopped me and asked – Who is the biggest player in the industry?) – Tell me more about the AI project you did. – Why MBA? – Why now? – Where did they do their MBA? – What’s your short-term and long-term goal? – Why Chicago? – What will you contribute at Chicago?... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 14, 2022 by

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

It was one of the most difficult interviews I had. The second-year student had 3-4 follow up questions for each of my stories, which really made me think in-depth. It didn’t go well for me. 1. Walk me through your story. – why you made the decisions on some instances. 2. Tell me a time when you had to face challenge. – How did you manage the situation? – What was the result? – What would you have done differently? 3. A situation when you made a decision, but then you thought you could have done differently. – What did... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 10, 2022 by

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

The interview was really straightforward: “I want you to tell my why MBA and Why Wharton.” The student listened to me, not saying a word and asked in the remaining 1’30” if I had any questions. Not much of an interaction.

Last Updated Nov 9, 2022 by

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

The interviewer was a second-year student who did not belong to my target industry. She seemed welcoming and friendly, and made the interview conversational. It lasted about 45 mins in total. It started with her congratulating me on getting to this step and introducing themselves. Questions asked: Walk me through your resume. Why MBA? Why now? ST/LT goals? Tell me about a time you led a team and what your experience was? Tell me about a time you tried to incorporate an external source of inspiration into an actual team project? What 3 words would your friends describe you as?... Read more »

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