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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 »

Last Updated Mar 22, 2018 by

UC Berkeley Haas Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / On Campus

The following Berkeley / Haas MBA interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant. Good luck to them! I attended the super saturday, where adcom planned a whole day of activities. My interview happens during the later part of the day. Before my interview we just finished a group exercise. So naturally my interview started off by discussing the group exercise. Then the standard interview starts. say you are in mba class, you have 5 people in your team, one is not motivated, one alway dominates, and the client complianed about the work you submit, what... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 22, 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! I was offered to interview over Skype with a 2Y student whose identity was not disclosed before the call. The student initiated the Skype call and it was very warm and friendly from the start. After briefly sharing the flow of the call, we dug right in. He only had access to my resume and started with the usual question of “Walk me through your resume”. During my answer he asked a few clarifying questions regarding my startup work experience. He... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 20, 2018 by

UC Berkeley Haas Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Off-campus

The following Berkeley / Haas MBA interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant. Good luck to them! Had the interview with Haas alum on Mar. 16th afternoon in Boston. As being said, the Haas alum is very nice and approachable, and we chatted about 50mins. Tell me about yourself. Some questions around experience/resume, why you chose the major and job. Short term and long term career goal Why Haas How to manage team conflict How to make the decision if you are admitted a couple of programs Clear Admit Resources Preparing for your Berkeley /... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 15, 2018 by

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

The following UPenn / Wharton interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant. Good luck to them! I can’t stress enough on the importance of reaching the venue early. Take the time to bond with your team and understand their personalities to gauge what role you would possibly play in your team. The TBD is very casual. Each team gets a total 35 minutes to discuss their plan and present to the observer. Be sure to limit the initial introduction of your idea to a minute or less. DO NOT RAMBLE. Practice this. Your idea just helps... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 6, 2018 by

Duke / Fuqua Interview Questions & Reports: Round 2 / 2nd Year Student / On Campus

The following Duke / Fuqua admissions interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 MBA applicant. Good luck to them! I really enjoyed the day of activities that Fuqua plans for interview days. There are class visit opportunities (though you don’t get to choose the class, which is a bummer), tours, panels with students, lunch with students. The whole time you were sitting in the waiting area, there was always a few 1st year students to chat with you and answer questions. This was a great opportunity to learn about the program. The activities are not as fulsome on a... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 4, 2018 by

Northwestern / Kellogg Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom/ On-Campus

The following Northwestern / Kellogg interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! This was my 1st interview, so I was definitely nervous. I did my interview on campus during one of the preview days, so it was a nice opportunity to be engaged with a lot of activities planned for you and meet some other prospective students. The adcom interviewer was very nice, she explained that she will be taking notes and that when she puts her pen down, it means the interview is over. This happens when she asks if I had... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 28, 2018 by

Georgetown / McDonough Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Skype

The following Georgetown McDonough interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant. Good luck to them! My interview was via skype and while I prefer face to face interviews, the interviewer made me feel very comfortable and showed a genuine interest in knowing me. It was quite conversational in nature and lasted exactly 30 minutes. The questions that I had were as follows: 1) Tell me something interesting that you read recently 2) Why an MBA at this point in your career? 3) What are your short term and long term goals? 4) How will McDonough help... Read more »

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