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Last Updated Jan 24, 2022 by

UCLA Anderson Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Virtual

Interview was exactly 30min. The interviewer was very engaging and friendly and I think the conversation went smoothly. The interview felt conversational and he constantly provided me with feedback. The structure of the interview was basically a few questions about the goals then more behavioral teamwork questions then concluded with Anderson questions. Tell me about yourself. Why MBA? Why now? What are your short-term and long-term goals? What is your plan B? (I want to do MBB consulting and he underscored how competitive it is and wanted me to elaborate on alternatives) Tell me about a conflict teamwork experience. Tell... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 19, 2022 by

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / AdCom / Zoom

Interview was very friendly (~30 min) with someone from Admissions 1. Tell me about your background. 2. Why are you interested in getting an MBA? What skills do you think you’ll gain from an MBA? 3. Why Cornell specifically? 4. How do you plan on getting involved at Cornell? 5. Tell me about a time you worked in a difficult team and how you handled it. 6. Any other things you would like the Admissions committee to know? 7. Questions for me? Ultimately got accepted to Cornell Johnson in R1!

Last Updated Jan 17, 2022 by

Berkeley Haas Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Zoom

The interview was with an alumnus who had graduated 3-4 years ago. He was not from the US, so we connected on both being internationals. the interview itself was very candid and open, it felt like a conversation. He would usually comment on my answers. The questions he asked me where: 1. Tell me about yourself. 2. Why MBA? Why Haas? 3. How do you hope to contribute from a DEI perspective? 4. Tell me about a time that you experienced DEI. 5. Tell me about a time that you influenced a team to go outside of their comfort zone.... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 10, 2022 by

USC Marshall Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

It was really laid back and informal feeling! I spoke with Nirav Mehta (Senior Associate Director of MBA Admissions), who was just so kind and easy to talk to and really put me at ease. Here’s the basic flow of the conversation. No curveballs. 1. Talk me through your resume. 2. Tell me more about your experience in your career -> What is your favorite/least favorite part about your job? 3. What is an achievement you are most proud of? 4. Why MBA? 5. Why USC? 6. Do you have any questions for me? Lasted about 35 minutes. He told... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 21, 2021 by

UVA Darden Batten Scholarship Interview: Early Action / Zoom

When I got the request for an interview, I couldn’t find much on the interview process. Given that, I thought I would share my experience. First thing to note – I got my notice of admission (EA September) well before notice of the scholarship. There were 4 people on the call, the MBA adcom I had my admissions interview with, Batten’s Director of Education and Experiential Learning (I’ve talked to a few Batten Scholars now, she has been a constant for every interview), a Darden grad in the start-up space, and a member of the adcom who focuses on Batten... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 7, 2021 by

USC Marshall Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / AdCom / Virtual

It was a very casual interview and she (Elaine Padilla) would ask further questions depending on what my answers were. Walk me through your resume (slowly) What are your short-term goals? Why MBA? What would your teammates say your strengths are? What is your proudest achievement? What is your favorite part of your current role? What is your least favorite part of your current role? Anything else I should know? Any questions for me?

Last Updated Dec 2, 2021 by

Rice Jones Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Only five main questions asked (follow up questions in brackets): Why MBA? (Asked if I know what companies/positions) Why Rice? (added questions of if I’ve visited campus, talked to students) How will I decide between the schools I am given acceptances to? How will I contribute to the school? (asked if I do any community work) Diversity at work? (asked some more of how I view diversity as it is important to Rice) Anything else I’d like to tell admissions? The questions took about 15 minutes, very quick. It wasn’t very conversational until I got to ask my questions (another... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 2, 2021 by

Berkeley Haas Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumna / Zoom

Interviewed in early November. As background, you get to pick an interview date and time, then you get an email with the interviewer name. You reach out to your interviewer, decide what technology platform (Google/Teams/Zoom) to use and then you set up the interview. In the interview, was asked to show form of ID, either passport or US driver’s license. This was a very interesting interview. It was very conversational. I think it went well, but it was also surprising as I felt I wasn’t asked the standard interview questions really and very few questions. So a lot of Berkeley... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 2, 2021 by

Texas McCombs Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alum / Zoom

Rather standard interview, all the usual questions. (Not in this exact order): Walk through resume/professional experience. Why MBA? Why now? Short term/Long term goals? Strength and weakness in application? What did you learn about yourself from the application process? Plan B if goals don’t work out? DEI question of what global experiences have you had, perspective shifted. Big professional challenge? Why McCombs? How will you contribute to McCombs? Conflict/trying to convince someone on the team? I think the interview went well. No real curveballs, everything that I had seen on Clear Admit before helped me prepare. It was conversational (she... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 2, 2021 by

CMU Tepper Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

I interviewed in mid-October. It was conversational and she was easy to talk to and put me at ease. She started off letting me know this was to get to know my professional background better and that it was a blind interview, she only had my resume. The questions were similar to what I had prepared for using this site so I wasn’t surprised, no curveballs. Questions were as such: Tell me about current position Why MBA (I went ahead and answered ‘why now?’ as well though she didn’t specifically ask) Goals Plan B Time I had a knowledge gap... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 10, 2021 by

Duke Fuqua Interview Questions & Report: Early Action / Second-Year Student / Zoom

A very casual conversation with the interviewer. The following questions were asked: 1. Why MBA? 2. Why Fuqua? 3. Biggest accomplishment? 4. Failure? 5. Experience working in a diverse team? 6. Tough feedback given to a junior? Why did you give it, and how did you react to it? 7. There was one more question, which I cannot remember right now. The interview lasted for 30 mins, and then we chatted for almost 20 minutes. Overall, the interview had no surprises except the last question. I liked the entire conversation, but strangely waitlisted post interview.

Last Updated Nov 8, 2021 by

UVA Darden Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Questions were based on whatever I told them. Started with the usual: (1) Tell me about yourself, where you grew up, what you did in college and what you do now? (2) Why MBA? Why Darden? (3) How did your experience living in various places and countries shape your perspectives? And what would it mean for you to be a part of a global community? (4) How do you manage your time during a hectic schedule? Very friendly interviewer and even told me at the start of the interview that they get course credit for doing these interviews, so this... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 27, 2021 by

UCLA Anderson Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Normal questions asked: resume walkthrough, tell me about your goals, plan b, why mba, how did you handle a conflict at work, etc. Not feeling good about this interview. I think I did ok, but felt a complete lack of connection to the interviewer. Tried to ask them multiple questions while I was speaking, but didn’t get much back from them. They seemed bored/lukewarm (although polite) for most of the time. This is odd for me as I’m usually pretty good at connecting with people and am easy to talk to.

Last Updated Oct 18, 2021 by

Round 2 MBA Application Deadlines 2021-2022

To help you stay organized, we’ve compiled all of the Round 2 MBA application deadlines (and some Round 3 ones) all in one place. You’ll find links to our corresponding Essay Topic Analysis in the “Essay Analysis” column. School Deadline Decision Essay Analysis Application Live? INSEAD (R2 August Intake) 11/2/2021 1/14/2022 Yes Yes Notre Dame / Mendoza 11/2/2021 12/17/2021 Yes Yes Indian School of Business 12/5/2021 Yes Yes Dartmouth / Tuck  1/3/2022 3/17/2022 Yes Yes Harvard Business School 1/4/2022 3/30/2022 Yes Yes UCLA / Anderson 1/4/2022 3/22/2022 Yes Yes UVA / Darden 1/5/2022 3/16/2022 Yes Yes UPenn / Wharton 1/5/2022... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 6, 2021 by

Duke Fuqua Interview Questions & Reports: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

This interview was conducted during the Open Interview Round by a 2nd year student. Although the environment was pretty casual, we went through a good amount of interview questions. I wrote down as much as I could remember: 1. She first introduced herself and provided a brief overview of the agenda before we started. 2. Tell me about yourself / Walk me through your resume. 3. Why MBA and why now? 4. Why Fuqua? 5. What is your leadership style? 6. What are 3 traits your friends/family would use to describe you? 7. Share a time when you gave or... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 12, 2021 by

Webinar: How to Successfully Navigate a Career Switch – Video Recap

Planning to change careers after completing an MBA? Check out the recap video where Clear Admit and the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business discussed “How to Successfully Navigate a Career Switch.” No matter what your reasons for going to business school, an MBA program should equip you with the right skills, knowledge, and learning opportunities to set you up for success once you re-enter the workforce. In this webinar, we had a focus on how to make sure to take advantage of these resources, with a focus on applied learning opportunities that you can leverage to build your... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 19, 2021 by

Toronto Rotman Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Microsoft Teams

The interviewer asked me to keep my answers succinct and related to only latest experience in my life (both personal and professional). All of the questions and follow ups got completed in 30 minutes. The questions asked were: Can you walk me through your resume? Why did you choose your line of work? Why did you leave/stick with it ? What are your biggest achievements in your latest career growth? After having worked for X years, what got you excited for your MBA? What are the post-MBA goals that you have? And why? If you are on campus, what are... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 16, 2021 by

Fridays from the Frontline: A [email protected] Student Leader Leans In

In this week’s Fridays from the Frontline, Northwestern Kellogg MBA student, Maddie Reese, shares her Kellogg experience as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and her reflections during Pride Month this year. A [email protected] Student Leader Leans In By Maddie Reese, Kellogg MBA 2Y 2022 Tell us a little about yourself and your journey to Kellogg. Maddie Reese, Kellogg 2Y MBA ’22 Hi everyone! I’m Maddie Reese. I’m a rising second year at Kellogg and am a VP of Engagement for [email protected] For the past decade, I’ve been trying to find ways to blend my creative side (and my love of theater... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 3, 2021 by

Northwestern Kellogg Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / Zoom

Tell me about yourself. Where on your resume have you made the most impact? What’s your most interesting work experience? Tell me about a time you worked in a diverse team. What are the 3 attributes a good team needs? What are your 2-5 year professional goals? Why is an MBA necessary to take you there? Why Kellogg? Tell me about a time you showed resilience. Tell me about a time you worked with a hard person. Anything else you want admissions to know? Any questions for me?

Last Updated Apr 29, 2021 by

Video Recap: MBA Recruiting Intel from Bain and J.P. Morgan

It’s never too early to start thinking about recruiting…or is it? We spoke with Keith Bevans, Global Head of Consultant Recruiting at Bain & Co., and Lauren Birnie, Vice President, Head of Firmwide MBA Recruiting at J.P. Morgan to discuss just that. Clear Admit and the MBA recruiting reps from Bain and J.P. Morgan came together on April 28, 2021 to discuss what these sought-after employers look for, and what their hiring processes entail. Topics covered include: How does your MBA recruiting process work? What will the impact of COVID mean for hiring this year? What tips/advice do you have... Read more »

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