Interview Questions (that I can remember) in roughly the order I received them: Any updates to your application? Tell me more about your data visualization and why it’s important to you. Tell me about how your organization has done in the past 12 months. Follow-up: How did you motivate your team (in this situation)? What was your greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months? Tell me about a time when you challenged or pushed back against someone. Follow-up: How did you convince that organization (in this situation)? Tell me about a time when you had a difficult time working with... Read more »
You leave your Skype on and wait until they call you at the appointed time. Questions that were asked: Tell me about yourself. Why MBA now? Why Cornell Johnson? What’s your back-up recruitment strategy? Name a time you showed leadership.
My interview was with an adcom, and the interview lasted exactly 30-minutes. We spent around five minutes talking about my data visualization. We then moved to four behavioral questions. 1) Why an MBA? Why Sloan? 2) What do you currently do at your company? 3) How has your background helped you solve client problems? 4) Tell me about a time you motivated someone to go beyond their believed capacity. Adcom then allowed me to ask questions and the adcom then asked me if there was anything else the admissions committee should know about me. Overall, my interview was very conversational,... Read more »
We’ve seeded this bracket with 32 companies based on popularity with our registered users. The rest is up to you. Welcome to Clear Admit’s March Madness Post-MBA Employer Bracket Challenge!Which firm will prevail?!We have two ways you can participate this month:Vote for your favorites: Where would you rather work? The winners of each match-up will be determined by your votes, so be sure to show up for your dream post-MBA employers each round.Predict the winner: The deadline to enter has passed, but you can follow along on our contest page as the results of each round come in. Bragging rights – and a $200... Read more »
Can you guess where our community members want to work after b-school?We’ve created a 32-firm bracket of popular post-MBA employers, putting them head-to-head until one victor emerges – based on our community members’ votes. And to make things even more interesting, we’re running a contest to see if anyone can predict how it will all turn out.** The deadline to enter this contest has passed, but you can still follow along using the Predictions Ranking tab below. Who will win our March Madness Employer Bracket Prediction contest? Only time – and your votes – can tell. Contest RulesTo participate in our bracket prediction challenge,... Read more »
The interview was very friendly and conversational. Fairly conventional and nothing particularly surprising, though it was highly tailored to my resume and background. There was definitely a strong focus on why Cornell specifically and it seemed like the interviewer was trying to assess my interest in the school. I definitely got the sense that Johnson has a strong and tight-knit culture from how the interviewer interacted with me and talked about his experience. Questions: 1. Walk me through your resume. 2. Why are you getting an MBA? 3. Why Cornell Johnson? 4. Have you spoken with any students in brand... Read more »
We have another episode of WireTaps for you! As the floodgates begin to open on R2 admissions decisions, Graham and Alex touch on some key admissions tips around navigating the waitlist (should a CBS waitlist-er retake the GRE?), the importance of logical, feasible career plans (does a Canadian applicant need to focus her goals to be more consistent with her experience to date?), and the inherent challenges in choosing a program when juggling geographic and career preferences (should an admitted student pick UNC or Kelley for strategy consulting in Chicago?). Our hosts also unveil an upcoming Clubhouse event, news of... Read more »
Interview questions: 1. Anything else new that’s happened in your personal or professional life since your application? 2. Why did you leave your previous job? Isn’t that a pretty solid job? 3. What attracted you to where you are now? Was it a good decision? 4. Tell me about time you led a team to accomplish a goal. 5. Why MBA? 6. Why Sloan? 7. Tell me about a time you had to push back (not the same as in your application / essay). 8. Where does Sloan rank in the programs you applied to? 9. Tell me about a... Read more »
The MBA Student Interviews Series is brought to you by Juno, a collective bargaining group for student loans. In this series, we’ll interview MBA students about their paths and decision-making process. About Abby After growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Abby found herself interning at the Senate and House of Representatives for a period of time while in college. While this was a dream come true, it also left her wondering what was next. Fortunately, she attended a State Department information session and discovered the Critical Language Scholarship Program and in no time, she was studying in India. Abby was... Read more »
In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, INSEAD MBA ’21J, Cecily Liu, sheds light on building and maintaining connections during a pandemic. Cementing Friendships During COVID Self-isolation By Cecily Liu, INSEAD MBA ’21J Self-isolation paints a scary picture during COVID times. For many, the thought of attending MBA classes via Zoom while being confined to a tiny room is a significant compromise to the campus experience, and potentially a nightmare. But having being thrown unexpectedly into this situation for two weeks, my perspective transformed. The care, support and friendships I experienced during this period taught me that we as... Read more »
The interview – application + two pre-interview essays-based – felt like a genuine free-flowing conversation rather than interviewing with a person who needs to go through a specific set of questions before the interview ends (the feeling one has when interviewing with students and alumni). It lasted for about 40 minutes and was extremely enjoyable. The interviewer seemed to have enjoyed it as well and was very amicable (contrary to what I’ve read online, the interview was far from being “too serious,” and the adcom tried to make me feel comfortable). Given the interview is application-based and personal, I think... Read more »
Whether in the hospital or at home, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced challenges that can only be resolved with innovation and determination. In this special feature, four Johnson Cornell Tech MBA alumni discuss how the companies they have launched introduce solutions to obstacles during the pandemic. Enroute Facilitates Patient Care Enroute Co-founders, Mike Kosnik, CEO, and Samson Schirmer, CPO Johnson Cornell Tech MBA alumni Mike Kosnik and Samson Schirmer created Enroute. As medical professionals around the world face the uncharted waters of a global health crisis, Enroute has found a way to make hospitals with simultaneously over-capacity and under-resourced hallways... Read more »
Had a fairly conversational interview with an alum that consisted of the standard questions (Tell me about yourself, why MBA, why LBS) as well as some questions about my resume and behavioral questions. My interviewer had already read through my application so there wasn’t a ton of probing questions on my motivations for b-school since it was already in the app. One unexpected question was what other schools I was applying to- makes sense since LBS is very concerned about yield, so this is important to have a good answer prepared about why you would prefer LBS vs. other schools.... Read more »
This was a very conversational interview! I had a great time talking to the interviewer about my background. The list of questions are the following: 1. Why MBA? Why now? Why Kenan-Flagler? 2. What are your short-term goals and long-term goals? 3. What are some activities / organizations you would like to be a part of? 4. Tell me about a time you worked with a team / leadership skills. Overall, the interview went well. I was given the last 10 minutes to ask questions about the program / school. Yesterday, I received an acceptance letter from UNC! Super excited!... Read more »
Interviewed with a second-year student working in an unrelated field to me. Very relaxed, resume-based interview. No surprises, they follow a script. Biggest professional achievement? ST/LT goals Why MBA? Why Yale? How will you contribute to diversity at Yale? Tell me about your quote? A time when you listened to someone and they changed your mind (using active listening). Overall advice is to keep your story straight and practice a lot. The 30 mins time constraint is strict. Have 2-3 max questions at them for the end. Good luck to whoever is reading this!
I was interviewed my an adcom member via Skype. The adcom member read my application completely including the essays. Below are the questions she asked: 1. Tell me about you experience in XXX Bank, your career progression and why you want to do an MBA? 2. What’s your career goal? 3. Why an MBA from US and why Kenan-Flagler? 4. What is the most challenging thing you have done at work, which you are proud of?
The interview was with an adcom and it was application based. She informed me at the start that she did have access to my entire application. It was a fairly standard interview, asking about my past experience. She asked why Kenan-Flagler specifically. She also asked about the diversity component in the application and how my current job works with diverse backgrounds. Not much surprised me throughout, there were no curveball questions.
In this week’s Fridays from the Frontline, Lilian Izuorah, Duke Fuqua Daytime MBA ’21, sheds light on the community she found before and during business school. Being a Woman at Fuqua by Lilian Izuorah, Daytime MBA Class of 2021 One of my favorite stories is Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl,” for reasons probably different from what the author had intended. I had lived and worked in spaces where sentences too often began with, “Women should do this,” or “A woman cannot.” That story is a reminder to brace myself when someone starts a sentence with, “Women should…” Getting an MBA was an... Read more »
The interview was taken by the Adcom member responsible for Diversity Recruitment. The interview was very conversational and lasted about 30 mins after which 15 mins were given for me to ask him any questions. Below are the questions I was asked: 1. Tell me about your life story right from your childhood through to your current job. 2. Why do you want to do an MBA? 3. Why Darden is the best fit for you? 4. What will you contribute to the Darden Class? 5. Tell me about an experience where you had to work with a diverse set... Read more »
My interview was taken by an Adcom member who was quite aged. The conversation was friendly, totally stress-free. I had to repeat a few of my answers because she wasn’t able to hear me properly. The interview spanned for around 50 mins. She aimed to keep it short as she had several other interviews to be done that same day. Below are the questions I was asked: 1. Walk me through your resume. – Several follow-ups on my experience to get a feel of what exactly my responsibilities are and on the choices I had made regarding my career. 2.... Read more »