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Feb 26, 2021

Fridays from the Frontline: Getting Involved at Booth – What it Means to Lead and to Serve

Three Chicago Booth MBA students share insights into b-school life and what it’s like to be student group co-chairs in this week’s Fridays from the Frontline. Getting Involved at Booth – What it Means to Lead and to Serve By Kailin Fu, Chicago Booth MBA ’21 When talking with prospective... Read more »

Feb 25, 2021

Georgetown McDonough Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / First-Year Student / Zoom

Resume-based interview with first-year student. Interview was very conversational with the following questions: Why Georgetown McDonough? Why MBA? Short term and long term goals? Talk about your leadership style. Still awaiting admissions decision, which will be released in mid-March. Interview was conversational with a handful of prepared questions and the... Read more »

Feb 24, 2021

UT Austin McCombs Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Got an invite on 25th Feb. Scheduled it for 23rd. I was interviewed by a 2nd year. The interview was formal but relaxed. The questions asked are very general with no curveballs. The interviewer was very engaging in the conversation. Lasted 45 mins. Questions in order (mostly): 1. Take me... Read more »

Feb 24, 2021

Yale SOM Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

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... Read more »

Feb 23, 2021

Upcoming Event: Deferred Enrollment MBA Programs!

Is a Deferred Enrollment MBA Program for you? Get your questions answered during our event on Wednesday, March 3rd @ 12pm ET. Full-time MBA programs traditionally require several years of full-time work experience. But deferred enrollment MBA programs allow candidates to apply – and secure a seat in a future class... Read more »

Feb 22, 2021

Georgetown McDonough Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / First-Year Student / Skype

Interview was with a first year student. Overall it was conversation-like. Blind interview with resume only. Questions were: 1. Tell me about yourself. 2. Tell me about a time you worked in teams. 3. Tell me about a time you led change in an organization. 4. Why McDonough? 5. What... Read more »

Feb 22, 2021

Georgetown McDonough Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Student / Zoom

Interview was very conversational and lasted 30-minutes on the dot: 5 minutes for intros, 25 minutes for behavioral interview questions, and 5 minutes for me to ask questions. I was asked the following questions: -Walk through resume. -Why MBA? Why now? -Why McDonough? -Can you provide an example of a... Read more »

Feb 22, 2021

Michigan Ross Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Zoom

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... Read more »

Feb 22, 2021

Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

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... Read more »

Feb 22, 2021

UT Austin McCombs Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / First-Year Student / Zoom

Very friendly and conversational interview experience. Walk me through your resume. Describe a situation where you came up with a unique solution. What has been the biggest challenge so far? What did you learn as a professional especially from the impact of the Covid-19? What are your short- and long-term... Read more »

Feb 22, 2021

Episode 149: Wire Taps—Special Guest: Reddit r/MBA Moderator

We have a special podcast episode of Wire Taps this week! We are excited to welcome Reddit r/MBA moderator Highlyasian, who joins our hosts Graham Richmond and Alex Brown in dishing out MBA admissions advice. See which profiles from MBA ApplyWire and MBA DecisionWire they discuss below, then tune in.... Read more »

Feb 22, 2021

The Wharton School, Walmart & More Research Increasing Vaccine Adoption

Walmart, two regional health systems, and multiple partners within the University of Pennsylvania conducted research into increasing vaccine adoption. The Behavior Change for Good Initiative (BCFG) at the Wharton School and the School of Arts and Sciences, in collaboration with the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit, released their findings last week. The two mega-research... Read more »

Feb 20, 2021

Berkeley Haas Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Google Meets

My interview was a resume based interview with an alumnus, with a few behavioral questions. It was very conversational and lasted for an hour. The questions included: Tell me about yourself ST and LT Goals Why MBA? Why Haas? Why now? Tell me about a time you fostered DEI. Tell... Read more »

Feb 19, 2021

Minnesota Carlson Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / Zoom

As expected, Carlson Interview was relaxed and conversational. The admissions team member had my resume on the side to refer to. She was very kind and humble and asked me few Basic questions such as – walk me through your resume? Why MBA, why now? There were few behavioral questions... Read more »

Feb 19, 2021

Fridays from the Frontline: HBS Virtual Treks, How Student Clubs Are Adapting to the New Normal

In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, Harvard Business School MBA student, Rashveena Rajaram, discusses moving career treks and conferences online amidst the pandemic. HBS Virtual Treks, How Student Clubs Are Adapting to the New Normal By Rashveena Rajaram, HBS MBA ’22 Career treks and conferences organized by student... Read more »

Feb 18, 2021

UT Austin McCombs Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Interviewed in the Round 1 cycle via zoom by a second-year student. Overall, the interview was fairly laid back because of the student’s personality, but it was very structured. He read from a list of questions that seemed to have been prepared in advance by the admissions office, and took... Read more »

Feb 18, 2021

NYU Stern Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / Zoom

The total length of the interview went on for more than an hour. I had a serendipitous situation because I had met my interviewer at an AHBBS/ Admissions event last weekend. The tone of the interview was very conversational. Adcom had read my entire application already and the conversation started... Read more »

Feb 17, 2021

NYU Stern Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / Zoom

This adcom interview was scheduled for 30 minutes but probably lasted 40-45 minutes. It was clear she had read my application in depth. As such, the questions were highly tailored to me and my experiences. The conversation was very personable, making it easier to get into a back and forth... Read more »

Feb 17, 2021

Berkeley Haas Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumna / Zoom

This blind interview lasted about an hour and was with an alumna. She had a list of questions to get through and pick from. The conversation was very personable; it was easy to establish rapport. I think Haas is very intentional about creating this sort of environment to get the... Read more »

Feb 17, 2021

Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Zoom

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.... Read more »

Essays

Successfully Answer the UT Austin McCombs MBA Application Essays

The MBA application essays only allow you a few hundred words to tell admissions teams who you are, what you offer, and why you should be accepted. It's a lot to fit in such little space. For those ca

Admissions Tip: Word Limits and Character Counts

MBA candidates naturally have a good deal of information they want – and need – to convey in their materials, and getting the important ideas down under restrictive word counts is a difficult task

MIT Sloan School of Management MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2019-2020

The following essay topic analysis examines MIT Sloan School of Management’s (Sloan) MBA admissions essays for the 2019-2020 admissions season. You can also review essay topic analyses for the o

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Interviews

Georgetown McDonough Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / First-Year Student / Zoom

Resume-based interview with first-year student. Interview was very conversational with the following questions:Why Georgetown McDonough? Why MBA? Short term and long term goals? Talk about your

UT Austin McCombs Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Got an invite on 25th Feb. Scheduled it for 23rd. I was interviewed by a 2nd year. The interview was formal but relaxed. The questions asked are very general with no curveballs. The interviewer was ve

Yale SOM Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

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

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Careers and Financial Aid

Moving from Academia to Industry: PhDs Getting MBAs at HEC Paris

Sponsored ContentIn 2012, Jean-Marc Peyrat left his role in science and technology development at Siemens to team up with a colleague and start a company. This was no idle pursuit: Peyrat holds tw

Inside the Career Center at HEC Paris

Career workshops, mock interviews, industry connections, recruiting relationships—these are just a few of the services that the Career Center team offers to enable HEC Paris students pursue their dr

Kellogg MBA Employment Report: Class of 2020 Breaks Regional & Salary Records

Though this year might have been the most difficult in recent memory for graduates to begin careers, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management employment report for the Class of 2020 te

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MBA LiveWire

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Rejected at Other via portal.
GMAT: 600.
Interview Invite to Wisconsin via email.
GMAT: 600.
Interview Invite to Stanford GSB via email.
GPA: 3.92. GMAT: 640. Oregon, USA.
Interview Invite to MIT Sloan via email.
GPA: 3.77. GMAT: 760. Cleveland.
Interview Invite to USC / Marshall via email.
GMAT: 720.

MBA ApplyWire

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GMAT: 770 GPA: 3.57
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
1
Applying: undecided
GPA: 3.9
Post-MBA Career: Entrepreneurship, Non Profit/SI
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Applying: other
GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Entrepreneurship
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GMAT: 750 GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Consulting, Technology, Venture Capital, Private Equity
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GRE: 323 GPA: 3.29
Post-MBA Career: Non Profit/SI

MBA DecisionWire

MIT
Enrolled: MIT Sloan
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth, MIT Sloan
GMAT: 730 GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
NYU
Enrolled: NYU Stern
Admitted: NYU Stern
GMAT: 750 GPA: 3.8
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
Chi
Enrolled: U. Chicago Booth
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth, Dartmouth / Tuck, Northwestern / Kellogg, UCLA Anderson
GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.48
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
MIT
Enrolled: MIT Sloan
Admitted: Berkeley / Haas, Columbia, MIT Sloan, Northwestern / Kellogg
GMAT: 740 GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Technology

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