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Last Updated Oct 9, 2018 by

Columbia MBA Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Alumnus / Off-Campus

The following Columbia Business School interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by an Early Decision MBA applicant. Good luck to them! I met with my interviewer off-campus in the city where I live (East Coast city, not NYC) at a coffee shop over the weekend. I wore a suit and they also wore business attire. The interview was conducted by a recent graduate who also lives in the city. All scheduling and outreach is the applicant’s responsibility once you are matched in their online portal. The interview was blind so I had to provide my resume in advance (I... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 12, 2018 by

Duke / Fuqua Interview Questions & Reports: Round 1 / Second-year Student / Skype

The following Duke / Fuqua interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! I was scheduled to interview on campus but it was cancelled due to the storm. I was reached out the night before of the interview with the chance to do it over Skype. I should have prepared better because there was connection issues. The interviewer was extremely nice about it and we made it work. Overall, it lasted about 40-45 minutes. I think I could’ve done much better with more preparation but we will see. I’m hoping I made it as Fuqua... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 25, 2018 by

Michigan / Ross MBA Interview Questions: Round 2 / Alumnus / Off-Campus

The following Michigan Ross MBA interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant. Good luck to them! This was my first interview in R2. I received my interview invite within 2 weeks of application submission , and interviewed within 4 weeks of the application submission. I interviewed in a barista cafe in front of IIT Delhi. It was a blind interview and the interviewer reviewed a copy of the resume that I took just before starting the interview. Below are the questions that I was asked: Tell me something about yourself What beings you here What are my... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 26, 2018 by

UT Austin / McCombs Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / On-Campus

The following UT Austin / McCombs interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant. Good luck to them! This was a blind interview, and I actually interviewed with the Director of the evening program. We spoke briefly in a casual manner about my travels to the campus, and about any site seeing I’d done before coming in for the interview., about a 5 minute chat, then the interview began. Questions Tell me about yourself. Why MBA? My McCombs? How would your Supervisor describe you? (3 words and why) What is your plan B? Tell me about a... Read more »

Last Updated May 22, 2018 by

If Your MBA Program Doesn’t Offer Pre-MBA Travel Opportunities, BSchool Travel Has Got You Covered

Sponsored Content The following content was submitted by Dale Jarosz, a first-year MBA student at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and co-founder of BSchool Travel. The MBA application journey is a grueling one, marked by countless essays, campus visits, and interviews. The opportunity to reflect was certainly rewarding, but even more valuable were the relationships I built with my fellow students via interviews and MBA admitted student events. Our personal network helped us find our footing in nearly every aspect of our business school journey, from securing business partners to leveraging recruiting and reciprocity opportunities through our... Read more »

Last Updated May 10, 2018 by

Meet Leading Admissions Directors, Clear Admit Editor-in-Chief at May 16th Event in Washington, DC

Admissions directors from seven leading business schools will convene for a second multi-school MBA admissions event on Wednesday, May 16th, in Washington, DC. Moderated by Clear Admit Editor-in-Chief Jeanette Brown, the DC event will feature representatives from Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Cornell’s S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Duke’s Fuqua School, Michigan’s Ross School, NYU Stern School, UVA’s Darden School, and Yale School of Management (SOM). The first event, which took place in San Francisco on May 10th, filled up completely. Dozens of alumni from participating programs now working in the Bay Area were also on hand to share... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 27, 2018 by

Fridays from the Frontline: INSEAD Women in Business Club Launches “Tell Your Story” Initiative

Fridays from the Frontline INSEAD’s Women in Business Club recently kicked off a “Tell Your Story” initiative on the INSEAD MBA Experience blog. The new initiative aims to offer a platform for female students to share their insights and “inspirational life stories.” The first “Tell Your Story” guest is current INSEAD student Ann Alampi, MBA ‘18J, who offers unique takes gleaned from an interesting path to business school, first as a geology researcher and later an energy consultant for top consulting firm Bain & Company. The following post has been republished in its entirety from its original source, the INSEAD... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 19, 2018 by

Four Reasons to Consider a Startup MBA Internship

Sponsored Content by Kathleen McGuirk, Kellogg MBA ’18 This summer, I interned at CommonBond, a fintech startup tackling higher education financing. CommonBond was the second fintech company I worked at, and one of the reasons I chose to return to work in a startup was because I thrive off the energy that defines startup cultures. In particular, I enjoy the ability to take quick, calculated actions to make an impact on business metrics. Now, as I head back to Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management to start my second year, I have been reflecting on my summer internship search, which began at... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 19, 2018 by

Top Tips on How Experiential Learning in Your MBA Program Can Enhance Your Career from Illinois Geis MBA Program

Sponsored Content In early April, Clear Admit partnered with University of Illinois Geis MBA Program to offer an informative webinar entitled “How Experiential Learning in Your MBA Program Can Enhance Your Career.” The webinar was led by Jennifer Larson, director of Illinois MBA recruitment and admissions, and by Andrew Allen, Illinois’ director of action learning. They also were joined by Katie Canada, a current student. An interactive Q&A session followed, featuring thoughtful queries from participants. Both Larson and Allen made a compelling case for why experiential learning is such an important part of the MBA curriculum. Namely, it provided a great... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 17, 2018 by

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

The following UPenn / Wharton MBA interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant. Good luck to them! Went to the Wharton center in the hub city in the country I’m based for the first interview slot of 3 days. Adcom ended up being the Director of Admissions, which I did not realize until after. Group interview: 3 others, perfectly rounding out the group at 4 people. I got there early and got to chat with them all. While there was a little big of tension, we worked together well when it came down to it (and... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 3, 2018 by

Michigan / Ross MBA Interview Questions: Round 2 / Second-year student / On campus

The following Michigan Ross MBA interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant. Good luck to them! The interview was rather straightforward and was not set up to trap the candidate. The interviewer asked the typical MBA admissions questions of “Why an MBA?”, “Why now?’, and “Why Ross?”. As Ross has such a unique culture, extra time was spent on the last question. I also took the opportunity to participate in the Team Exercise immediately after the formal interview. I found the experience to be low-stress and actually quite enjoyable. The group sat around the table and was... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 31, 2018 by

UC Berkeley Haas Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Video Call

The following Berkeley / Haas MBA interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! I received the interview invite just a week before the decision date and schedule the invite 4 days right before the decision date. Due to limited location and my tight schedule, I chose to do the skype call. As I’m in Asia, the timing will be a bit tricky, but lucky I have got the Friday night slot in the US, which mean Saturday morning in Asia. Haas didn’t use Skype to interview, but they have their own... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 31, 2018 by

Michigan / Ross MBA Interview Questions: Round 1 / Second-year Student / Skype

The following Michigan Ross MBA interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! The Skype’s interview was led by a second year student at Ross. Interviewer was super friendly and went through standard list of questions such as what’s your story, why Ross, why do I need MBA now, and how would my friends describe my top 3 strengths. At the end, my interviewer threw me a curve ball and asked me “What can you teach me in 30 seconds?” I was not expecting anything like that but kept my cool and told him... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 30, 2018 by

UPenn / Wharton Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-year student / On-Campus

The following UPenn / Wharton admissions interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant. Good luck to them! I applied Round 2 and interviewed on-campus with a second-year student on February 19th, 2018. 1. How did you feel you performed in the TBD? 2. Is the role that you took in the TBD the role you usually take within teams? 3. Why are you interested in the Wharton MBA program? 4. Do you have any questions for me? Very straightforward interview with a second-year student. He was calm and easy to talk to, which was nice as... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 29, 2018 by

UPenn / Wharton Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-year student / On-Campus

The following UPenn / Wharton MBA admissions interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant. Good luck to them! The interview was Wharton’s standard Team-Based Discussion (TBD). I interviewed on campus in mid-February (R2) and scheduled my interview for the end of the day. Leading up to it, there were opportunities to sit in on classes and have lunch with other prospectives. Fifteen minutes or so before your interview, you wait with 4-5 others to begin. Use this time to get to know your fellow group members and take the edge off. My group was friendly. We... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 29, 2018 by

Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-year student / On-Campus

The following U. Chicago Booth interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! I arrived at the main office 10 minutes prior to my interview. I was greeted by two current students who I had a nice conversation with. We talked about my background, their MBA experience, and professional goals. Then the interviewer came to welcome me and led me into a small room. The interviewer was very cordial; he came from a educational background and seemed very interested in my finance experience. Some of his questions (from what I remember) include... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 29, 2018 by

UPenn / Wharton Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Off-Campus Hub

The following UPenn / Wharton interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! The adcom first explain the whole process for us and ask us to briefly introduce ourselves. Then we start the clock and begin by introducing our new GMC proposals. For 1-on-1 interview, questions I got: 1. Self intro 2. Biggest achievement 3. why MBA, why Wharton 4. Q&A I was surprised that I wasn’t asked about TBD reflection. Clear Admit Resources Preparing for your Wharton MBA admissions interview?  Check out Clear Admit’s other resources: Clear Admit The Wharton School Interview... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 28, 2018 by

UPenn / Wharton Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / AdCom / off Campus

The following UPenn / Wharton interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant. Good luck to them! I interviewed with a career services officer from Wharton in Mumbai. We had our interview in the McK office. There were 3 slots with 5-6 candidates each , on a particular day. My TBD had a total of 5 members. We all reached the venue almost 30 min in advance and chatted a bit. It helped a lot in knowing each other and what their backgrounds were. We all got very comfortable with each other, which I believe was one... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 28, 2018 by

Michigan / Ross MBA Interview Questions: Round 2 / Sachin Rao (Alum) / Off-campus (India)

The following Michigan Ross MBA interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! This was my first interview in R2. I received my interview invite within 2 weeks of application submission , and interviewed within 4 weeks of the application submission. I interviewed in a barista cafe in front of IIT Delhi. It was a blind interview and the interviewer reviewed a copy of the resume that I took just before starting the interview. Questions Below are the questions that I was asked : Tell me something about yourself What brings you here What... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 25, 2018 by

UPenn / Wharton Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Off-Campus Hub

The following UPenn / Wharton interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! I was invited for a team-based discussion (TBD) at a local off-campus location at McKinsey office. I made sure to arrive 30 minutes early so that I could blend in and break the ice with my team. We had a nice chat for about 15 mins before we were approached by the adcom member who briefed us on the TBD format and what to expect. Soon after we were invited into a spacious conference room where we got seated as... Read more »

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