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Hi! The interview lasted for approximately 30 minutes and was held by a second-year student. It was very informal, but the student had a list of questions he had to stick to. 1. Tell me about yourself. 2. Why Tuck? 3. Why an MBA now? 4. Tell me a time when you had conflicts within your team. 5. How will your friends describe you? 6. Any question for me?
I interviewed mid-January with an adcom member for the 2Y MBA program. The interview was conversational and not at all a stress interview and lasted for ~30 minutes. The interviewer had read my resume and not essays or other aspects of my application (a semi-blind interview). Below were the questions he asked: 1. Walk me through your CV. 2. Brief on LT and ST goals, followed by why MBA? 3. Why Johnson? 4. As I currently work in my family business and had worked with a consulting firm before, he asked advantages and disadvantages of working in a family set... Read more »
The interview was conducted via Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The interviewer was a member of AdCom who was very friendly. Overall, the interview had a very conversational tone and was not stressful at all. We mostly covered standard business school questions and there were very few behavioral questions, but this could be because they did not have any, given what they saw in my application. Here are the questions as best as I can remember them: 1. Icebreaker diving into one of my Pick Six pictures/captions. 2. Tell me about your current role and why you selected it.... Read more »
1. Why are you pursuing an MBA now? 2. Tell me about your experience working in a multicultural environment. What did you learn? 3. Tell me about a professional experience, where you failed, how did you manage the failure? 4. What is your leadership style? Give an example where you learned about yourself working in a team environment. 5. What are your short-term and long-term goal? 6. Tell me about your current work and educational background. Why did you choose this path? 7. Tell me about a time when you had to work with a difficult person.
Questions asked: 1. Walk me through your resume. 2. Why MBA? 3. Why Tuck? 4. Tell me a time when you received feedback. What was it and how did you react to it? 5. Was there a time when you had to give feedback? Walk me through the situation. 6. What are your short-term and long- term goals? 7. How do you plan to get involved at Tuck? 8. Walked me through a challenge you faced at work. 9. Any questions for me? Overall – it was very conversational and the second-year student was very friendly.
Before starting, the interviewer mentioned that: – The interview would take 30-45 minutes – He had my resume and some notes from my application – It was going to be a two-way conversation The interview was as they said. Questions included: 1. Walk me through your resume. 2. Career goals? 3. Back-Up Plan? 4. Why an MBA? 5. Why now? 6. Why Johnson? 7. How can you contribute to Johnson? 8. Do you have any questions for Admissions? While I was a bit nervous, I enjoyed the interview. I was very prepared for the questions that I was asked. Also,... Read more »
I interviewed in mid-February with an adcom member for the 1-year MBA program at Cornell. The interview was conversational and not a stress interview. It lasted for about 30 minutes. The interviewer had read my resume and not essays or other aspects of my application (a semi-blind interview). Below were the questions she asked: Tell me about your journey so far. Why MBA? Why now? Why Johnson? What motivates you to apply to this school? Leadership qualities without examples. Anything else you would like us to know? Any questions for me? Interview was very relaxed and easygoing, nothing out of... Read more »
I had 2 separate interviews – one with a recent alum and the other with somebody who graduated probably 15+ years ago. I had to send in my full application (essays, test scores, etc.) to the interviewer ahead of time. Both interviews lasted about 45 mins. My first interviewer wanted the interview to be open and was more of a conversation. She had me walk through my resume and then we just chatted about what influenced me to make my career choices. She didn’t have any behavioral questions ,but really pressed why I wanted to go to INSEAD. My second... Read more »
Decided to do the interview on campus. Interviewer who was a Year 2 student already had a copy of my resume; hence, questions were very specific. Asked the following: Walk though my story (2-3 minutes). Short- and Long-Term goals? Why UNC? Why an MBA? (Important to focus on how prior experience is helpful to your career path, but at the same time where you are lacking, and the value of an MBA. Also bring up specific clubs that are relevant from a professional aspect.) Any questions for me? (Asked him personal questions on his experience on campus and taking classes... Read more »
My interviewer was a BCG consultant and I interviewed at his office after a full-day campus interview. I can tell he was pretty tired. He took lots of notes during the interview. Questions were mainly about my career aspirations and how to achieve these goals. Only one behavioral question regarding my leadership story. The whole conversation went really well and at the end of the interview he gave me lots of advice regarding resources from Columbia and even personal contacts to connect with. Hope this will help more people preparing for interviews. Good luck!
The interview was quite short. The interviewer started off with small talk. She was very friendly and casual. She asked about an undergrad experience, my thoughts behind each career transition, why now, how to achieve my post-MBA goal, what surprised me. She also took a couple of questions from me. The whole conversation ended in 20 mins. Received the offer after two weeks. I think the key is to show that you are clear with what you want to do after graduation and what Stern can offer to help you achieve that goal. There were no trick questions. Hope this... Read more »
Adcom member was very friendly, not intimidating. She started off by informing me that this was a blind interview and that she only had my resume to go off of. Asked me the typical questions I was expecting (resume walk-through, why MBA, what professional accomplishment are you most proud of, why Kenan-Flagler). No questions that had me stumped. Was very conversational, 20 mins or so.
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With the COVID-19 impacting interviews across schools, I wasn’t sure if Wharton was going to cancel the on-campus interviews, especially after hearing that the Tokyo sessions were cancelled, but I was able to get to campus and participate in the other events as well. Scheduling I scheduled for the 3:30 pm time slot so I could participate in the events (a mock lecture with lunch and a campus tour) beforehand and have some time before the TBD to do last-minute prep. Pre-Interview Events I enjoyed the mock lecture and the campus tour, but there were many people, so I couldn’t... Read more »
I had my interview on campus with a current student on Feb 14, 2020. It was one of the “Discover McCombs” day and there were about 50 prospective students. I arrived 15 minutes before my interview at the admissions office. My interviewer arrived with only my resume, and after exchanging greetings, I was escorted to a “group study” room down the hall. He gave me some background about himself and explained straight away that it was a blind interview, that he had a set list of questions, and that he’d be making notes throughout the interview. Here are most of... Read more »
Interviewer had a sheet of paper with questions and was filling them out as I went along. Second-year student had my resume, but interview was blind other than that. Overall, I didn’t really connect with my interviewer, but he was very nice and didn’t make me repeat answers to questions I had already answered just for the formality of it. The questions were relatively generic, but definitely make sure you have questions ready for your interviewer because that was 10-15 minutes of time at the end. Most of the questions were generic (Why McCombs, why an MBA now, how many... Read more »
I interviewed on a Friday, which was a little bit odd considering there are no classes on Fridays. This meant that there was less activity and buzz within the school, but overall I still had a really positive experience. My interview was a blind interview with an adcom member. It lasted about 45 minutes and was very conversational. My interviewer was super nice and chatty, which broke the ice immediately. First, she asked me to walk her through my resume. She stopped to ask a few follow-up questions throughout. We then moved onto talk about “why MBA, why now, why... Read more »
I had an on-campus interview with a first-year student. The interview was held in the MBA admissions office, which was a small suite of offices in the impressive McDonough building. The check-in process was quick and easy, and everyone was incredibly kind and helpful. The interview lasted a little over 30 minutes and was very conversational. It was a blind interview, so we started with the basic “why MBA,” “why Georgetown,” and future career goals questions, which took about half of the interview time. There were a handful of behavioral questions like “name a time you worked with a team... Read more »
The interview went just as what the reports on Clear Admit said. It was very conversational and had a lot of questions about the working experience, career choice and recruitment strategy. And it was not a blind interview. Ice breaker, about pack six (essay). Working experience, the reason of career switch. About project experience on my CV and any particular challenges. How many subordinates do you have? Describe your typical day at work. Why PE/VC? Target company? Recruitment strategy, backup plan? How to get an internship in the dream industry? Geographic preference after graduation? What do you do in your... Read more »
List of interview questions Tell me about yourself. Why MBA and why now? Why Georgetown? Tell me about a time you dealt with a difficult person. Tell me about a time you faced an issue at work. What are your thoughts on diversity? Any questions for me? I haven’t received my admission decision yet, they said they’ll give it out on the 19th. The interview went very well. The interviewer put me at ease and even discussed the interesting things the international alums are doing. There were no surprises. It was pretty straightforward, but I was also a little sleepy... Read more »