Interviewed with a 2Y student. Very casual but structured, lasted about the 30 minute mark. He told me that the questions are predetermined. 1. I won’t ask you to go through the whole resume, maybe choose one professional experience where you succeeded at something and talk about what the outcome was. 2. Next question that I have for you is around broad mindedness. So, a lot of the recruiters often tell us that SOM graduates lead by knowing not only when to speak, but also by knowing when to listen. So if you could tell me about a professional experience... Read more »
Interview questions: – Why is an MBA right for you at this point in your career? – Why Ross? – Tell me about a time you dealt with something that changed unexpectedly. – Tell me about a time you had to motivate your peers (follow-up: how did you deal with push-back on this). – Tell me about a time you received negative feedback (from either a superior or a report). – Tell me about a time you worked with someone with a different upbringing than you (and follow up questions). Interview lasted 40 minutes. 25 minutes for above questions and... Read more »
The interview was conversational like all the other reports. I suspect the Booth interviews vary a bit depending on who you get as the interviewer. I was expecting more questions around “Why MBA, Why Booth, Goals etc.” from the other reports, but the majority of the interview time (30+mins) was spent on behavioral questions in my case. About 10mins was spent on Why MBA, Why Booth etc. and there was some time in the end for my questions. Questions that I can recall (not necessarily in this order. There was time spent on follow up questions & comments): -Interviewer introduced... Read more »
The interview was conversational and resume-based and lasted for about 40 minutes. The interviewer, who is based in my country, was about 10 minutes late, so the interview didn’t start as smoothly as I was hoping it to start, but I remained calm and understood the situation as life happens. Other than that, the interviewer was pleasant, smart and given their impressive career in two different sectors (consulting and entrepreneurship), had some insights to offer at the end of the “official part” of the interview. The experience was positive and casual, although it was clear that the interviewer was having... Read more »
The interviewer had read my entire application and started it off by asking me about one of pictures in my Pick 6. After chatting about it for a little while, we moved to the rest of the interview. The tone of the interview was very conversational and friendly. Since the interviewer had read my entire application prior to us meeting, the questions were a bit more targeted than the typical “walk me through your resume.” Below are some of the questions I was asked: – What stands out to you most in your work experience? – Discuss a time you... Read more »
The interview was very conversational and low-pressure. Here are the questions I encountered: 1) Walk through of your resume/tell the interviewer about yourself. 2) A time when you encountered something difficult or overcame a challenge. 3) Your short-term and long-term goals. 4) Why is now the right time for you to do an MBA? 5) Why McCombs specifically? 6) Your Plan B, in case business school does not work out? 7) What did you learn about yourself through the application process? 8) What have you learned in the past year because of all the unexpected changes brought from COVID-19? 9)... Read more »
Round 2 / Alumnus / Zoom I just had my interview with a Kellogg alum. The experience was fantastic, and he showed genuine interest in learning about my career and motivation to pursue an MBA at Kellogg. He first introduced himself and shared with me his personal experience at Kellogg. He then asked the usual questions: 1. Walk me through your resume, followed by probing questions into academic and career choices. 2. What are my work responsibilities? 3. How would a co-worker describe my best and worst qualities? 4. Tough work experience? 5. Why an MBA? 6. Why Kellogg? 7.... Read more »
It was really conversational and easy to get through. We did 30 minutes of Q&A then ran out of time so I could only ask 2 questions. 1) Walk me through your resume. 2) Why business school? 3) Why now? 4) What’s your plan B? 5) What industry within consulting would you like to focus on? 6) UCLA is a diverse community. Tell me about a time you worked with a team of diverse individuals. 7) Tell me about a time you disagreed with a team member? How did you handle that?
30 minute Zoom with a second-year student. General hellos at the beginning but then right into it (questions below). A bit tricky to gauge how I was doing because the interviewer was taking notes and therefore looking down while I spoke. –> If anyone knows more about how the second-years assess the interviews for Anderson, I’d love to hear from you! Questions: – Why an MBA, and why now? – Why Anderson? – What are your career goals? – What is your backup plan/Plan B if that doesn’t work out? – How will you contribute to Anderson? – Tell me... Read more »
Just finished Darden interview. Interviewer was extremely nice and friendly. I am not aware whether it’s typical for Darden interview or I was lucky, but I never thought MBA interview could be so pleasurable. The questions asked: 1) Tell me about yourself (family/background/interests/career). 2) Why MBA? Why Darden? 3) Leadership style? 4) What would your team members tell about you if asked? 5) What clubs will you engage in? 6) What value will you bring to Darden?
Very direct interview style, without a lot of conversation. I was surprised at how abruptly we sent from one question to the next. The interviewer became much more conversational after I began asking my questions near the end of our interview. Her questions included: 1) Why Ross; 2) Why MBA; 3) Why now; 4) Tell me about a time you made a decision with very little information; 5) Tell me about a time when you influenced a team with one of your strengths; 6) Tell me about a time when you had to give feedback to someone who didn’t take... Read more »
Resume-based alumni interview. Very straightforward and interviewer was friendly. Standard questions (Why CBS, why MBA, why now, leadership examples) were asked. No surprises. Seemed like an overall assessment of fit, so I prioritized building a solid relationship with the alum throughout the interview.
The whole interview was ‘Tell me about yourself’ with follow up questions in between that gave direction to the narrative. The interview was blind so the interviewer didn’t have access to my application or resume. Questions included: Why MBA (covered ST and LT goals)? Why now? Why Darden? What do you do in your current role at the moment? There were no behavioral questions at all, but my story covered examples of leadership, teamwork, initiative, and extra curriculars. It was very conversational and friendly. There were no surprises and Darden is at the top of my list now.
Interviewer was a bit flat, but not overly cold. The person had to reschedule a few times due to care-giving responsibilities and informed me the interview would last precisely 40 minutes. She provided time updates during the interview and informed me there would be six questions: 1) Tell me about yourself. 2) Why MBA? (I proactively answered “Why now”) 3) Why Ross? (I indicated an academic offering, an action-based leadership offering, and a club offering.) 4) Tell me about a time you had to deal with a lot of uncertainty and how you responded. 5) Tell me about a situation... Read more »
I had the interview via Skype with an adcom member. It was much more informal than I expected. Yet, the questions were centered around my career goals and recruitment strategy. 1) Initial question about my ‘Pick Six’ essay. 2) Two key highlights from my resume. 3) One example showing that I could derive insights from data. 4) How do you plan to benefit from Stern’s Office of Career Development? 5) What would be your recruitment strategy? 6) Why do you want to pursue that specific post-MBA career (social impact)? 7) Why do you want to switch careers now? 8) Target... Read more »
The interview was just like I had expected based on other interview reports! It was conducted blind (she had not even seen my resume), so make sure to convey everything you would want to from your resume and give background behind things (ie. they won’t even know when you graduated or how long you’ve been working). 1. Tell me about yourself, your family, where you went to undergrad and what brings you here today. She said that she might interrupt me with questions in the middle, but she didn’t really, she gave me free rein to speak. 2. Tell me... Read more »
My interviewer came across as warm and friendly, and eased into the actual interview with some small talk beforehand. The questions went roughly as follows: 1.) Tell me about yourself; include your educational/professional background, why you want an MBA, and why you chose to apply to Darden. The interviewer followed up with some clarifying questions about my atypical work history. 2.) Tell me about a conflict you had with someone, how you handled it, what you learned from the conflict, and how you’ve applied these lessons to other situations going forward. 3.) Tell me about your leadership style; you can... Read more »
Felt pretty informal. My guess is that these interviews are largely assessing fit, since fit is a huge deal for Tuck and the 2nd-year students conduct them. I got the sense that this was more about “can I imagine you sitting next to me in class” than “will you crack under the pressure of IB recruiting.” 1. Tell me about yourself/walk me through your resume. 2. What are your short-term and long-term goals? 3. Why MBA and why Tuck? 4. Tell about a time you received feedback; how did you handle it? 5. Reverse: tell about a time you had... Read more »
I was surprised how conversational the interview was. She clearly had just read my application and thus it felt very natural to speak about my goals and plan. She absolutely had a few questions she wanted directly answered, but there was a flow to the conversation vs. Q&A, Q&A, Q&A, which I greatly appreciated.
After signing in, I got the opportunity to test my computer and prepare two sample questions. For the real questions, there would be a video of an Admission Officer saying the prompt and the text below it. After the video ended, a timer would start with time to prepare the answer. Then, the recording would start. The questions were as follows: 1. Why an MBA and why now? (20 seconds to prepare, 60 to present) 2. Talk about a difficult situation you have experienced at work. Explain with details. (30 seconds to prepare, 90 to present) 3. Some people say... Read more »