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Nov 11, 2022

Real Humans of the INSEAD MBA Class of 2023

Whether you matriculate in January or August, in Fontainebleau or Singapore, INSEAD offers an intense and international MBA program. In this edition of Real Humans of MBA Students, we meet some new members of the INSEAD MBA class graduating in July of 2023. Typically, INSEAD enrolls ~1,000 MBA students in their two classes... Read more »

Nov 11, 2022

Fridays from the Frontline: Veterans Pivot Career Paths at NYU Stern

In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, NYU Stern Military Veterans Club Co-presidents Thomas Dunn (MBA ‘23) and Constantine Filipos (MBA ‘23) reflect on their transition from the Military to Stern. From the Corps to Consulting Constantine: I served seven years on active duty as a Marine Corps Infantry... Read more »

Nov 10, 2022

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

The interview was really straightforward: "I want you to tell my why MBA and Why Wharton." The student listened to me, not saying a word and asked in the remaining 1'30'' if I had any questions. Not much of an interaction.

Nov 10, 2022

Real Humans of the Boston College Carroll MBA Class of 2024

We welcome some new students of the Boston College Carroll School of Management MBA Class of 2024 to this installment of Real Humans: MBA Students. Seventy-six students matriculated into the Carroll MBA program in the fall of 2022. Thirty-five percent are women and 24 percent are international. Eighteen percent of U.S. students identify... Read more »

Nov 9, 2022

Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Skype

The interviewer was a second-year student who did not belong to my target industry. She seemed welcoming and friendly, and made the interview conversational. It lasted about 45 mins in total. It started with her congratulating me on getting to this step and introducing themselves. Questions asked: Walk me through... Read more »

Nov 9, 2022

Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alum / Off-Campus

Pretty informal interview, was 30 minutes long including my questions, was asked the following: -Tell me about yourself. -Why MBA? Why now? -Why Booth? And what specific things are offered for your concentration? -Short-term and Long-term goals? How will you reach them? -How do you plan to recruit for your... Read more »

Nov 9, 2022

Northwestern Kellogg MBA Employment Report: Class of 2022 Finds Strong Placement Overall & in Consulting

The Two-Year MBA Class of 2022 at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management achieved near-perfect job placement, according to the employment report. At three months post-graduation, 99 percent of newly-minted Kellogg MBAs reported receiving a job offer, and 97 percent had accepted a job offer. Liza Kirkpatrick, Assistant Dean of... Read more »

Nov 8, 2022

Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Virtual

The overall interview was quite conversational. The interviewer ensured on keeping it quite casual throughout. The questions asked were very similar to standard ones; however, in terms of categories, the first was related to your background and purpose, the second was pertaining to behavioral questions and examples, and the third... Read more »

Nov 8, 2022

HBS Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

I was interviewed by an Adcom member at HBS. The Adcom member was very warm and welcoming and started off by warning me about some internet connectivity issues they were having. The interview went mostly smoothly with a few spikes in the internet so we had to turn off the... Read more »

Nov 8, 2022

Wharton’s Team-Based Discussion Prompt 2022-2023

The prompt for the Wharton School’s Team-Based Discussion (TBD) for the 2022-2023 MBA admissions season is below. The exercise focuses on the Global Immersion Program: "Wharton’s commitment to global engagement prepares MBA students for any challenge in the international business environment. As of the 2022 school year, all global travel at Wharton... Read more »

Nov 8, 2022

Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

Walk me through your resume with lots of specific follow-up questions on my responsibilities. Why do you want the MBA and why Booth? What is your backup plan if your first-choice industry isn't hiring? Why don't you want to go back to your pre-MBA industry?

Nov 8, 2022

Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Zoom

The interview was with an alumnus, but he was from a different industry than I am. It was an hour long conversation. And honestly one of the most conversational interviews. It started off with him introducing himself, his career trajectory before and after Booth. Then he asked me: 1. About... Read more »

Nov 8, 2022

HBS Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

The interview was conversational, with a member of the admissions committee who had read my entire application and was eager to know about the motivations behind my life's transitions (primarily professional) and about my industry of work. It was a 30min interview, which maybe went ~1-2min over the mark. The... Read more »

Nov 8, 2022

Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Skype

The interviewer (second-year student) put me at ease, congratulating me for making it to this stage and said that this is just to have a conversation to get to know me better. She only had access to my resume. Questions asked: 1. Walk me through your resume 2. Why MBA... Read more »

Nov 8, 2022

Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

The interview was extremely friendly and conversational. The second-year student was engaged throughout the 60 minutes and was genuinely adding on top of my stories with her own experience at and beyond Booth. It was 50 minutes of questions by the interviewer and the last 10 minutes were spent in... Read more »

Nov 8, 2022

LBS Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Zoom

Interviewer was very friendly and asked a bunch of questions around my work experiences, how I handled conflicts/issues in the workplace, international experience and the standard Why LBS/Why MBA/Why now. There is a presentation portion, which I also found to be straightforward. I was given a topic that was relevant... Read more »

Nov 8, 2022

HBS Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / On-Campus

I interviewed with an Adcom and had an observer present. The tone of the interview was conversational, mostly resume-based to begin with and a couple of deeper follow-ups on resume as per HBS's typical interview style. Nothing was very surprising, although there were two questions that made me think a... Read more »

Nov 8, 2022

Stanford GSB Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumna / Zoom

It seems like they run a pretty personal interview-matching process, where I got matched to an alumna who was female, was in the same pre-MBA industry (banking), and currently works in my target post-MBA industry (media). Interviewer only had my CV. Overall very relaxed, was more of a conversation rather... Read more »

Nov 8, 2022

HBS Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / On-Campus

The interviewer had no time to spare, and she jumped right into asking me about a failure that I wrote about in my essay. Her questions made it clear that she was well-informed on my entire application, but she had my resume pulled up for reference and asked me specific... Read more »

Nov 8, 2022

Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

- Tell me about yourself. - Why MBA? - Why Booth? - Strengths and weaknesses? - Situation you had to prioritize? - Situation you had to ask for help? - When did you start to be interested in Social Impact (my short and long term goals)? - How will you... Read more »

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