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Last Updated Dec 1, 2017 by

Harvard Business School Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Campus

The following Harvard Business School / HBS interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! Questions: When did you get in to Boston? Did you attend a class? Why did you choose X engineering? Did you have any internships while completing your undergraduate degree? Tell me about them Why did you choose to work for Company Y? Questions about early rotations at Company Y and specific roles that weren’t written about much in my application Tell me about your experience during the Natural Disaster Z What were your recognition awards at Company Y for?... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 1, 2017 by

Cornell Johnson MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Skype

The following Cornell Johnson MBA interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! I was asked the following questions: 1. Walk me through your resume 2. What are your career goals? 3. What company would you like to work for? Why? 4. What is your career backup? 5. What about Johnson makes you want to apply? (she referenced the other schools I applied to that I mention on my application) 6. What leisure (non-professional) clubs would you be a member of while at Johnson? Why? 7. Tell me about a time that you had to... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 28, 2017 by

Harvard Business School Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / On-campus

The following Harvard Business School / HBS interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! Overall, it was a positive experience. I met with an Adcom and observer. I was expecting grueling and detailed questions, but it was mostly specific questions about my application (lots of elaboration and explanation). The Adcom focused on “why” I made specific professional decisions. -Why did you major in finance? -What type of industry would you want to work with in M&A? -I read your essay, can you explain this portion to the observer? -How was this initiative profitable?... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 28, 2017 by

UNC Kenan-Flagler Interview Questions & Report: Round 2/ Adcom/ On Campus (Open Interview)

The following UNC Kenan-Flagler interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by a round 2 applicant. Good luck to them! I went up to UNC for the open interview season in early November, although I did not submit an application until December 2017 (for Round 2). My interview was with a member of the adcom. He was extremely friendly and it was a very positive experience. It was obvious that he had briefly reviewed my resume prior to the interview session. We talked about his background for a bit and then he had me walk through the basic points of... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 27, 2017 by

Admissions Tip: The Waitlist

Last week was marked by Round 1 decision releases from a couple of the schools we cover, and in the coming weeks, nearly all the remaining Clear Admit schools are scheduled to release R1 decisions. Clear Admit’s MBA LiveWire has captured a lot of this news, including quite a few candidates recently reporting that they’ve been waitlisted at places like London Business School and INSEAD. For better or for worse, waitlisting is rather popular with top schools in the first round of admissions. As such, we’re devoting this week’s admissions tip to guidance for candidates who find themselves placed on a waitlist. Before... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 26, 2017 by

Berkeley / Haas Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-year student / On-campus

The following Berkeley / Haas interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! I participated in the Round 1 interview day on campus. Overall it was a great day, there were roughly 75 applicants. The school organized 5 hours worth of activities, we were subdivided into 4 interview time slots. There were ample opportunities to meet with current students and ask questions. Haas’ culture really shinned through. It’s truly a student driven program and everything seems to revolve around the defining principles. I could definitely see the benefits of a small program... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 24, 2017 by

Yale SOM Interview Questions & Report: Round1 / Second-year student / On-Campus

The following Yale MBA interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! The interview was straightforward: Why MBA, Why SOM, Biggest Success, Biggest Failure, and whether I have any questions. The second-year interviewer was very friendly, and we chatted off-topic for about 5 mins talking about her interests and weekend plan since I was genuinely interested in what she does on campus. The thing that surprised me the most was how friendly and down-to-earth everyone on campus was, which break my pre-conceived notion of MBA students. I interviewed at a couple top 5 schools... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 20, 2017 by

Admissions Tip: How to Write a Résumé That Will Get You Into Business School

As Round 1 candidates are immersed in the interview process, candidates that are targeting programs in Round 2 should be well underway with their research and drafting of applications. We are now switching our admissions tips to focus on Round 2, starting with a look at how best to present your resume. Your résumé is not only an important component of your MBA application, it’s also a great place to start when crafting your overall positioning strategy.  This document forces one to distill a candidacy into a concise summary, focusing on key aspects and themes.  With that in mind, here are... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 15, 2017 by

Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-year student / On-campus

The following U. Chicago Booth interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! Breezy and conversational. Definitely covered all the desired areas in depth, but in a way that didn’t feel forced. Props to the second-years who take really quick notes while listening to the applicants talk! 1. Tell me about yourself 2. Why MBA 3. Why Booth (high-level) 4. What are your career goals, and what specifically about Booth will help you achieve them? (Drillin’ down) 4. (a) What classes would you take? 4. (b) What clubs would you want to join?... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 15, 2017 by

Dartmouth / Tuck MBA Interview Questions & Report: Early Action/ 2nd Year Student/ Skype

The following Dartmouth / Tuck MBA interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by an Early Action Applicant. Good luck to them!  2nd year student got in touch before the scheduled interview date. Emailed to confirm date and time and shared Skype details. Very friendly. Put me at ease with a little bit of small talk. Explained his role as an interviewer. And then went ahead with the questions. 1. Walk me through your CV 2. What are your goals? Why do you want an MBA? 3. Why Tuck MBA? 4. Where do you see yourself involving yourself outside the classroom... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 14, 2017 by

Georgetown / McDonough Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-year student/ On Campus

The following Georgetown McDonough interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! My interviewer was a second year student. He took down notes on his laptop and highlighted sentences on my resume, as we spoke. He briefly described his background and then began the interview: 1. Tell me about your background and current position. 2. Why an MBA? Why now? 3. Short term and long term goals post MBA? And why? 4. How do you keep yourself informed about the healthcare industry? What references do you use? 5. Tell me what you’ve read... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 14, 2017 by

UT Austin / McCombs Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second Year Student / On Campus

The following UT Austin McCombs interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! My McCombs interview was pretty straightforward. Blind interview with a second year student who went through a list of questions he had on a sheet and took some time to answer my questions at the end. He asked me questions like: Walk me through your professional experience and what you learned in each role. What put McCombs on your radar when you started considering business schools? What are your short-term and long-term career goals? What is your back up plan... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 14, 2017 by

Michigan / Ross MBA Interview Questions: Round 1 / Second Year Student / On-Campus

The following Michigan / Ross MBA interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! My interview trip to Michigan was actually a really fun weekend of exploring the campus, learning more about the program, and meeting a lot of people. I flew in to Detroit on Thursday night, took an Uber (~$30) to Ann Arbor, and went to bed. Friday morning I walked around the campus on my own, grabbed lunch, and then had my interview with the Tauber Institute for Global Operations. The Tauber interview was NOT with a second year student, it... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 13, 2017 by

A Comprehensive Set of MBA Interview Resources

As interview season kicks into high gear, for this week’s admissions tip we wanted to offer a comprehensive resource with all of our key interview tips. We begin with our four-part series that discusses the different types of interviews that MBA programs undertake. We then included our six tips for interview etiquette, our post on the five most popular interview questions, and finally our review of the seven hardest interview questions.   Part 1: Open versus Selected What you will learn from Part 1: We examine which schools offer open interviews, and which offer interviews by invitation. We examine why schools... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 7, 2017 by

Columbia MBA Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Alumni / Off-Campus

The following Columbia Business School MBA interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by an Early Decision applicant. Good luck to them! My interviewer was a very recent alumni (graduated a few months prior) in a different industry than mine. It was very laid-back overall – no questions I wasn’t expecting. The interview only lasted about 35 mins in total … we spent about 15-20 mins with actual interview questions then the last 15 mins chatting about CBS and her time there. Questions She started by asking me to walk her through my résumé, why an MBA & why now,... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 7, 2017 by

Vanderbilt / Owen MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / On-Campus

The following Vanderbilt / Owen MBA interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them!  I interviewed with the Associate Admissions Director. He had his laptop in front of him to reference my resume and take notes while we were talking. He started by telling me about himself then dove right into interview questions: Tell me about yourself. Why an MBA? Why now? Why Owen? Tell me about a time you led a team that had a positive outcome? Tell me about a time you led a team that had a negative outcome? What are one or... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 6, 2017 by

Admissions Tip: Round 1 Rejection Reflections

Last week a number of programs, including Wharton, Michigan Ross, and MIT Sloan, sent out interview invites to their Round 1 candidates. These invitations came on the heels of similar updates from the likes of Harvard Business School and Chicago Booth. As a result, many candidates are now diligently preparing for interviews, having made it to the next phase of a competitive admissions process. Rejected Without Interview Of course, we recognize that not all applicants are so fortunate. And since we’ve published a great deal of content on interview prep of late, we’re turning the tables and dedicating this week’s... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 6, 2017 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions – 11.06.17

Welcome to the series, The Week Ahead. In this weekly series, we provide a brief rundown of what we know is happening in the week ahead, as far as admissions related MBA deadlines and decisions are concerned at the top business schools. This week should be relatively quiet, compared to recent weeks. Most Round 1 deadlines have come and gone. Many programs have also released their interview invites for this round; last week Wharton, Michigan / Ross and MIT Sloan completed their interview invites. A few programs will continue to invite candidates over the next couple of weeks. Thursday, November 9, Duke... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 4, 2017 by

Yale SOM Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-year Student / On-campus

The following Yale MBA interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! Relaxed atmosphere. One on one. Questions: Walk me through your résumé. Tell me something you did well or are proud of. Tell me about a time you failed and what you learned. Why an MBA and why Yale SOM? Any questions for me? Anything to add? It was very relaxed and we had a good 30 minute discussion. Preparing for an upcoming Yale MBA interview? Click here to get the Clear Admit Yale SOM Interview Guide. After your interview, be sure to add your first-hand... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 3, 2017 by

Columbia MBA Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Adcom / Skype

The following Columbia Business School MBA interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by an Early Decision applicant. Good luck to them! It was a skype interview with the adcom who had already gone through my application. So it was not a blind interview. Tell me about your work experience? You have led a large team. Tell me what do you enjoy the most about leading a team? What is your short-term goal after MBA? Tell me what kind of job and location preferences you have. What makes you think CBS is the best fit for you? We have a... Read more »

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