An MBA applicant to UCLA Anderson shared the following questions about their Round 1 admissions interview with a second-year student over Zoom. 1. Walk me through your resume 2. Why MBA? 3. Why Now? 4. What interests would you put at the bottom of your resume? 5. Why Anderson? 6. How would you contribute to Anderson? Clubs, etc. 7. Tell me about a time where you had conflict and how did you handle it? 8. Tell me about your greatest strength? 9. What would your back up plan be? 10. What questions do you have for me?
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 me about your current role. 3. Why MBA, Why Now, Why Sloan? 4. Tell me about a significant accomplishment / success within the last year. 5. Tell me about a time you worked with a difficult person. 6. Tell me about a time you had a challenging task / project.... Read more »
My January round interview occurred in March. The interview was conducted on Skype by an admissions officer who claims that he had my resume along with application notes. He did not mention that he read my essays. In June, I was accepted into the Johnson community! Experience summary: Most of the time was spent on prepared questions which were standard, but some spotlight was pointed on a shared hobby in my resume. He was significantly more interested in learning about my people skills and enjoyed hearing about my fit with the Johnson students. Interviewer was mostly busy writing notes as I answered... Read more »
Visit: Welcoming tenor from admissions office staff guiding daily events to class visits and panel lunch Type of Interview: Two-part. First, team-based discussion overseen by two second year students. Next, a ten minute one-on-one session with one of those second year students. One-on-one was blind. Interview atmosphere: Slightly impersonal, disengaged. Felt that I was being measured against a rubric rather than feeling an interest in intimately understanding my qualities or strengths as an applicant. What was asked: One two-part question: Why an MBA and why the Wharton MBA? Then, do you have any questions for me? What did I think... Read more »
The interview was blind. She only had my resume to reference, which I was requested to bring ahead of time. The interview was pretty conversational, and it lasted for about 25 minutes with five minutes remaining at the end for me to ask questions. List of questions: Short/Long term goals & how MSB will help me achieve those goals. What about being in the DC area is a draw for me? Describe a situation I had to navigate through a global experience. Describe a situation where I had to lead through a challenge. Why I would be a good fit... Read more »
I had my interview scheduled as an in-person interview during the Adcom visit to my country. The whole interview was a very positive and pleasant experience. The Adcom member introduced herself and made it very clear that all she knew about me was whatever was listed on my resume. The interview went for about 40 minutes and in the end I asked a few questions. Please walk me through your resume. What are your long-term and short-term goals? Why McCombs? What is it that you like about the School’s location? One instance where you have shown leadership skills. One instance... Read more »
The whole interview was very conversational, and the interviewer had a lot of questions about my work experience and career choices. It was a blind interview. She also said that if she keeps on looking elsewhere and writing something during the interview, I should not be distracted as she will be taking down the notes for her reference. List of questions: Please walk me through your career post-college. What are your long term and short-term goals? What is it that Georgetown McDonough has to contribute towards your goals? An instance where I have shown leadership/ taken an initiative. What are... Read more »
The whole interview was very cordial. The Adcom member introduced herself. She mentioned that the interview is a blind one and she only knows what is written on the resume about me. Overall, interview ran for about 40 minutes. List of questions: Please tell me about what you have you been doing since college, how has your career progressed and where will this career path will take you in the future? Also, please mention where in this career path does MBA fit? Why UNC Kenan- Flagler? One most challenging things you have done in your career. How do you manage... Read more »
Interview was extremely conversational with the Adcom. Started off with walking through my resume then ST/LT goals. Real focus though was on why Georgetown (talked about gaining international perspective, advantage of being in DC etc…). Did not get asked a lot on extracurriculars at all, but tried to weave them in my examples of leadership and where I went beyond my expectations.
I had a great experience visiting and interviewing at Georgetown. I interviewed on February 27, 2020, and the interview was blind. Let me start by saying that everybody on campus is super nice. Every building I entered had people opening the door for me. I shared this observation with somebody and they told me it is due to their Jesuit values. The Admissions Office is located on the 3rd floor and I had no difficulty finding it. I was greeted by a nice and talkative lady on the front desk. My interview was with a 2nd year Student Ambassador, and... Read more »
With AdCom member, part of traveling interview tour, application-based. Questions: Any updates to your application? Describe a time when you got pushback from a supervisor/team member. Describe how you motivate others in a work setting. Why MIT Sloan/why MBA? Post-MBA career goals? What questions do you have for me? Very conversational, laid-back discussion. In fairness, I had met the interviewer during a previous campus visit, so this might have made the introduction easier. Surprised questions nearly entirely focused on professional experiences, not any extracurriculars.
The alumnus had graduated from Fuqua about 10 years and the age difference made the interview a bit like briefing to my boss. Just kidding. Self-introduction and follow-up questions about my current employer. My role in the team Failure story due to my fault and my solutions. He challenged my solutions and shared his view on this issue. Most important factor in mind when selecting school One factor that may cause me to decline Duke offer. Career goal. Since my CG is PE/VC industry, for which MBA may not help me that much, he shared his concerns and his viewpoints... Read more »
I interviewed with a member of the adcom. They asked me to tell them about myself — it was open very open ended and the interview was blind. I was told by a friend beforehand that I should be expected to talk for 5-10 minutes in the beginning though. After my summary, I was asked about how I deal with conflict. The atmosphere was casual and my interviewer didn’t take notes/have pen or paper. It wasn’t my favorite format because I felt like it wasn’t engaging/conversational. Listening to anyone talking about themselves for 5-10 minutes is a long time and... Read more »
I interviewed on-campus with a second-year student. The interview was blind and very standard. The interviewer asked the typical behavioral questions like “tell me about a time you dealt with a difficult coworker” or “tell me about your leadership style.” There were no unexpected questions and the interviewer treated it more as a conversation. One thing I liked about Fuqua compared to other schools I interviewed at was that Fuqua wasn’t trying to sell you on the school. They gave their honest opinions and experiences and wanted to see if you saw yourself there.
The interview was a blind interview. I was interviewed by a second-year student and the interview was fairly informal and conversational. The interviewer started with an open-ended “tell me about yourself,” where I was prompted to give my life story, not just what was on my resume. The interviewer took no notes, but periodically stopped me to ask for clarity or more detail. There were no situational questions. Everybody at Darden was really friendly and everybody I met genuinely wanted to get to know me.
My LBS interview took place at Starbucks with an alumnus. He is working in the VC/PE space and I have worked in startups, so I think that was a common link. Interview was very casual and conversational. It started with introduction: – Schooling & family – College activities, internships – Work experiences After introduction he asked the below questions: – Goals – Why MBA? – Why LBS? Why not U.S. or Indian schools? – Geography preferences post-MBA The above 2 parts were completed in 30 minutes. Surprisingly, he didn’t ask any behavioural questions such as “tell me a time when... Read more »
I had the interview via Skype with an adcom member. It was much more informal than I expected. Yet, the questions were centered around my career goals and recruitment strategy. Initial question about my pick six Two key highlights from my resume One example showing that I could derive insights from data How do you plan to benefit from Stern’s office of career development? What would be your recruitment strategy Why do you want to pursue that specific post MBA career (social impact)? Why do you want to switch careers now? Target companies Plan B if career goal doesn’t work... Read more »
2020: the year of…coronavirus? Yes, Round 2 interviews for Sloan conducted via Skype due to coronavirus concerns, so that was disappointing because I was banking on going to campus to see a class and be able to talk about it/express my interest. Due to Sloan’s small class size, they are very selective and really need to see that you want to be there versus other schools and aren’t just going through the motions to see if you can get in. So, I was logged on to Skype at 1:45PM, my scheduled time and started to get a little nervous, but... Read more »
I interviewed for Round 2 on-campus with a second-year student. My interview was the first of the day at 8am, and there were at least a dozen other candidates at the school at the same time as me. Everyone (faculty, current students, applicants) were all very welcoming and friendly, which certainly calmed the nerves. For the interview itself, Darden is unique in its approach. My interviewer explained that we’d use about 20-25 minutes for me to “tell my story,” followed by any follow-up questions she may have. I talked through my life chronologically, making sure to spend time talking through... Read more »
The interview was with an alumnus in Bangalore and was a blind interview with the alumnus having just my CV. The interviewer was friendly and the interview went smoothly. He was an entrepreneur himself and I had a similar background, so we connected really well. The questions were standard and he went into details of all the answers I gave especially the why MBA and why Duke part. The interviewer also focused on the Team Fuqua, which I mentioned was one of the reasons why I wanted to join Fuqua. In my job I had worked with different nationalities, so... Read more »