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Last Updated Apr 18, 2019 by

Washington U. / Olin Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Aimee Williams Adcom / On Campus

I had an overall great interview experience at Olin. Aimee was warm, welcoming, and made me feel right at ease. At the beginning of the interview she explained her background and what questions she would be asking me. She informed me that she would be asking me 9-10 questions, and would give me some time at the end to ask her questions if time allowed. The first few questions were generalized questions about my background, why an MBA etc. The other questions were behavioral. Questions Tell me about yourself/ background? Why an MBA? How do you plan to use your... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 12, 2019 by

MIT Sloan MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Off-Campus Hub

My interview with Sloan Adcom lasted only about 20 minutes, which was unexpected but the atmosphere was quite nice and not tense at all. I also expected more behavioral questions but most of them were about my current job Questions Several questions asking for details about my current role and company Time when I was overconfident about a task at work and failed (with follow-up questions) Why MBA Why Sloan Towards the end I was able to ask questions to Adcom. Clear Admit Resources Preparing for your MIT / Sloan MBA admissions interview?  Check out Clear Admit’s other resources: Clear... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 1, 2019 by

HBS Reinstates Third Round of Admissions to Counter Sluggish Application Volume

Boston, MA – Harvard Business School has been forced to backtrack on a new initiative that was piloted in the 2018-19 admissions cycle: the elimination of school’s third admissions round.  Admissions director Chad Losee, who just months ago touted the benefits of moving to a more simplified two-round admissions cycle, announced today that the school was bringing back the third round, effective immediately.  This means that applicants can still apply to HBS for a September 2019 start date by submitting an application before the 21st of April. Losee cited several factors that influenced the admissions team’s sudden change of course:... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 1, 2019 by

Leading B-Schools Make This Year’s Acceptance Calls in Reverse Alphabetical Order ‘Just for the Heck of It’

Philadelphia, PA – It’s a well-known fact that many leading schools enjoy congratulating accepted students via telephone, typically just before official admissions decisions are posted online.  Tools like Clear Admit’s MBA LiveWire have lent a great degree of transparency to this process; as applicants report their news in real time and indicate their location.  Of course, applicants often like to speculate about how exactly the admissions teams go about making these calls: Is it by region? By the person that interviewed the applicant? By amount of scholarship dollars awarded? At random? One theory that seems to have stuck – at... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 1, 2019 by

Kellogg to Award Two Full Scholarships for Class of 2021

Evanston, IL — The Kellogg School of Management recently unveiled a special program to award two additional full-tuition scholarships to this year’s incoming class.  The scholarships will actually be offered up in specially marked boxes of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes and Kellogg’s Sugar Smacks that can be purchased at the campus bookstore during DAK weekend (April 12-14).  Valued at over $140K each, these ‘cereal surprises’ are going to be a serious deal for a couple of incoming Kellogg MBAs. Kellogg’s Dean Sally Blount offered the following explanation for this unorthodox approach: “The idea actually came during a recent team-building weekend for... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 24, 2019 by

NYU Stern MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Off-Campus Hub

My interview took place in Mumbai, India. I had applied to Stern in Round 1, but their policy is to interview all R1 and R2 candidates in India at one go in March. The interview was perfectly timed to 30 minutes. My interviewer was a member of the admissions committee, and told me that she had read my application. She was very cordial and objective. Questions Choice of pre-MBA career; reasons and motivations for it (I have worked in the real estate industry, which includes a stint with a coworking space startup) Why MBA? Why now? What skills do you... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 24, 2019 by

Harvard Business School MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Off-Campus Hub

I had a great experience with the interview. The interviewer was very friendly and made me feel very relaxed during the whole process especially since the pace of the interview was quite fast. It lasted exactly 30 minutes: Questions Introduction Why did I make a decision to take a job abroad in a culturally different country. What surprised me most in that country. Why did I quit that job and come back home. Several questions asking to provide more details on the career path with my current employer. Questions about my recommender choice. Questions about my former supervisor who left... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 24, 2019 by

Stanford GSB Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-campus

My Stanford GSB interview was blind with an alumnus off-campus. The interview had my resume, which I sent before the interview. It was at the office of the alumnus and lasted for 1.5 hour. The interviewer was very nice, but the interview itself was a bit stressful as I had to remember even small details when describing various situations when answering the questions. After a brief introduction, the interviewer asked the following questions (not necessarily in this order): My biggest accomplishment. Time when I managed a team that was not performing well. Time when I stepped out of my formal... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 23, 2019 by

Chicago Booth MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Off-campus

My Booth interview was with a local alumnus in my area at his workplace during the week. He was very accommodating and laid back. Interviewer only had my resume and took notes during the interview. Questions Tell me about yourself. Tell me about a time you had to deal with conflict. Tell me about a time that you failed. What did you learn? Why MBA? Why now? Why Booth? Have you visited campus? What classes/club activities are you interested in? Do you have any questions for me? Like others have said previously, the Booth interviews are very relaxed with behavioral... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 20, 2019 by

Michigan / Ross MBA Interview Questions: R2 / Alumnus / Off-campus

The interview was rather informal, held in a local Starbucks. My interviewer, an alumnus, was very friendly and started the interview telling me about her career and her experience at Ross. Then, we formally started the interview switching to English (we are from Peru so we speak Spanish). Questions Walk me through your resume Why Ross? Why an MBA now? What are your career goals? What are your best traits? How did you act in certain situations? (e.g. showed leadership, ethical dilemma, work with your team) Tell me about the feedback your manager gave you. The interview went smoothly, we... Read more »

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