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Last Updated Nov 12, 2019 by

Free Live Chat on December 11th – ‘Admissions Directors Tips for Applying in January.’

Are you planning on applying to business school by the third deadline? Don’t fret because our friends at the Stern School of Business will be hosting a free chat on Clear Admit which will cover: Tips on applying after the first deadline What makes a strong applicant Who to select for your EQ endorser Questions on the Pick 6 essay General admissions tips Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time Free Live Chat: Admissions Directors Tips for Applying by the Third Deadline Name* First Last Email* What are you hoping to learn from this session?Enter topics or questions that... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 6, 2019 by

Yale SOM MBA Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Adcom / Off-campus hub

The interview was very structured and the interviewer was extremely friendly. Questions: – Walk me through your resume – Greatest success at work – Failure at work – Why MBA? – Why now? – Why Yale? – Why did you select your quote? How will that impact your contribution to Yale? (We were requested to submit a quote beforehand.) There weren’t any surprises. Yale SOM is such a friendly school. They make an effort to ensure that you feel comfortable throughout the interviewing process by explaining the questions very clearly and laying out what you can expect at the start... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 4, 2019 by

UT Austin / McCombs MBA Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Second-year Student / On-Campus

The interview took place on campus in the MBA admissions office. The interview was led by a second-year student who had a copy of my resume and likely had reviewed it shortly before the interview itself. The interviewer had not read my application. The interview was laid out in a pre-printed form and we stepped through questions one-by-one while the interviewer took notes on my responses. Overall questions were straight-forward and expected for an MBA interview. These questions included: – Walk me through your background/Introduce yourself – What is an accomplishment/success you are proud of? – When was a time... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 28, 2019 by

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

The interview was fairly standard and conversational. The interviewer was an admissions committee member and had not viewed my application before. He appeared to be given a packet, of which one page was my resume, which he did not appear to have reviewed ahead of time (this was evident when I began my “tell me about yourself” answer and mentioned something and he interrupted asking where on my resume it was). Questions that were asked were (in order): – Walk me through your resume. – Can you tell me about your day-to-day responsibilities in your current role? – What has... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 24, 2019 by

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

The adcom was super nice and started off the discussion by reviewing the overall process and next steps from today. The overall flow was: walk through your resume, provide behavioral examples, short / long term goals, life outside of work, why do you need an MBA, why Kellogg specifically (looking for a lot of emphasis on team work throughout the discussion) Specific questions I had (40 minutes): – Tell us about your path to (my firm) – What do your current responsibilities look like? – Can you tell us about a project you have been on where you’ve worked with... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 24, 2019 by

Kellogg / Northwestern MBA Interview Questions & Report – Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-campus

I was invited to interview on 09/23 with a recent alum in my city. I reached out to the alum by email and scheduled the interview one afternoon (about 1 week after receiving the invite) at a local coffee shop, which was quiet given the meeting time. The interview was blind, and the alum only had access to the resume that I sent him via email. Overall, the interview was very relaxed and conversational, and it was clear that my interviewer was very passionate about Kellogg. We talked a bit about his background and my recent visit to Kellogg before... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 24, 2019 by

UVA / Darden MBA Interview Questions & Report – Early Action / Adcom / On-Campus

My interview was blind and very straightforward. The admissions officer gave a quick introduction (~2 min) and then asked me to ‘tell my story’.  I talked for about 40 min starting from childhood while the admissions officer mostly listened and interjected once or twice for clarification. There was time at the end to ask a couple of questions. Overall I enjoyed this interview more than others as it was clearly more about fit than hard skills.  I was admitted in the EA round. Preparing for an upcoming UVA / Darden MBA Interview? Check out Clear Admit’s other resources: Clear Admit UVA... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 24, 2019 by

Kellogg / Northwestern MBA Interview Questions & Report – Round 1 / Adcom / Skype

There were frequent connection difficulties during my Skype interview, but the interviewer accepted responsibility for these on her end and had even briefed me before the interview started that the difficulties may be encountered. Questions: Why an MBA? Why Kellogg? Why now? Walk me through the last 3 years of your resume What are your short term / long term goals? How would an MBA help you reach these goals? Could you reach these goals without an MBA? What are three terms your coworkers would use to describe you? Recount your greatest accomplishment Recount a time you failed Clear Admit... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 22, 2019 by

Fuqua / Duke MBA Interview Questions & Report – Early Action / Alumnus / Off-campus

1. He walked through my resume and made a couple of questions about it. 2. Where did you learn English? 3. Why did you choose your college major? 4. Why an MBA? 5. Why Fuqua? 6. What are your short and long term goals? 7. How do you intend to grow as a leader in Fuqua? 8. What is your plan for the first 6 months in Fuqua? 9. Why should we “hire” you? 10. Do you have any questions for me? Clear Admit Resources Preparing for your Duke / Fuqua admissions interview?  Check out Clear Admit’s other resources: Clear... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 22, 2019 by

Kellogg / Northwestern MBA Interview Questions & Report – Round 1 / Adcom / On-campus

The interview was very conversational and was truly an enjoyable experience. The interview covered the typical topics: walk me through your resume why MBA why now why Kellogg time you worked on a team with diverse perspectives All of the above questions arose naturally out of the conversation. The interview was interactive and it heightened my belief that Kellogg has a very user-friendly admission process and really puts the effort in to try to get to know all candidates. After the interview, all of the prospective students seemed to agree that they had positive processes and were impressed by how... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 15, 2019 by

Duke / Fuqua Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / 2nd Year Student / On Campus

The interview was applicant-initiated and part of a full day on campus. The day started off with a group of students meeting some of the HSM team followed by a lunch, adcom Q&A, then the interview, and finally a class at the end of the day. The interview was conversational and very low-key. It started off with an introduction by the 2nd year (who they were, what led them to Fuqua, where they were going post-Fuqua, etc.) followed by some preliminary questions about me like where I’m from, where I went to school, career history, etc. followed up by a... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 2, 2019 by

NYU Stern to Host Free Live Chat on October 10th – “How to get in to NYU Stern”

Do you want to know how to get in to NYU Stern? Join NYU Stern Director of MBA Admissions Holly Curtis at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2019 as they host an exclusive live chat on Clear Admit.  Topics covered include: GMAT/GRE or EA? – Which test should I take? What are we really looking for in your essays? What happens in a Stern interview? How to get strong EQ endorsements (and is it really different than a recommendation?) What makes a good application vs. a great application? Deadline advice – when should I apply ? Thursday, October 10, 2019... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 20, 2019 by

NYU Stern to Host Free Webinar on September 24th – “Which MBA is Right for Me?”

Are you considering the NYU Stern School of Business for your graduate management education?  Would you like to receive insights and admissions information directly from the Stern admissions team?  Register now and join Rabia Ahmed, the Executive Director of MBA Admissions at NYU Stern School of Business as she provides insight on the world-class faculty at Stern, the career opportunities available post-MBA and experiential consulting opportunities available during your MBA. The webinar will guide you through the 2 year Full-time MBA, Tech MBA, Fashion & Luxury MBA and Part-time MBA Programs at NYU Stern Tuesday, September 24, 2019 11:00 a.m. Eastern... Read more »

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 »

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