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Nov 8, 2022

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

Adcom led interview with no observer. It was completely resume based and focused on my current work experience. No questions like why an MBA or why HBS. The interviewer did research before the interview and asked me very pointed questions about my company. Overall, it’s hard to prepare for this... Read more »

Nov 8, 2022

Build a Sustainable Future with the Georgetown MS-ESM Program

Sponsored Content What is the greatest impact you wish to have in your career? What if you could help build a sustainable future? The path to a brighter and cleaner planet begins with the Georgetown Master of Science in Environment and Sustainability Management (MS-ESM). This jointly offered degree equips business... Read more »

Nov 8, 2022

Real Humans of the UC Berkeley Haas MBA Class of 2024

Here we come, California, to meet some new members of the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA Class of 2024 in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students. 247 students matriculated at Haas in the fall of 2022. Women comprise 46 percent of the class and 41 percent are... Read more »

Nov 7, 2022

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

Interviewed with an alumnus who only had access to my résumé. It was a very conversational atmosphere where I felt my interviewer was really trying to get to know me and not just go through / over questions. He started by sharing his experience at school and his current job.... Read more »

Nov 7, 2022

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

Got an interview invite last week of Oct asking me to schedule it with the alum they paired me with within 7-10 days. Had to follow up with the alum a couple of times to lock down a time and get the Zoom invite. Interview itself was 50 min, with... Read more »

Nov 7, 2022

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

Had one interviewer and an observer. Interview was very fast-paced -- there were maybe 20 questions that touched on every aspect of my work experience, 2 questions on my ECs that were very general, and 2 questions on my interests included on my resume. Observer did not ask questions, but... Read more »

Nov 7, 2022

LBS Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumna / Off-Campus Hub

I interviewed with a recent alumna in the city I’m residing in at a coffee shop for the MBA2025 class. It was a very friendly atmosphere, and my interviewer did her best to put me completely at ease. We had nothing in common professionally or background wise aside from the... Read more »

Nov 7, 2022

Georgetown McDonough Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Current Student / Zoom

The interview was pretty informal, but also like a traditional basic job interview. My interviewer was a current student getting her part-time MBA. I had a applied for the full-time program, but our career paths actually matched up pretty well, which was nice. She was clearly a bit new to... Read more »

Nov 7, 2022

Northwestern Kellogg Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom-Alumnus / Off-Campus

I was interviewed by an Alum who also happened to be an Admissions Officer. The questions asked were quite focused and I felt a little jittery as it did not follow the structure I had prepared for (e.g. Tell me about yourself, Why MBA?, Behaviorals, etc.) The interview itself was... Read more »

Nov 7, 2022

The Week Ahead: MBA Interviews & Decisions, November 7-11, 2022

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Interview invitations & decisions Interview invites continue to roll out for several top MBA programs, as final decisions are also underway. Wednesday, November 9, Oxford /... Read more »

Nov 7, 2022

Wire Taps 260—Health care data scientist. 15 years of experience, low GPA. First generation, energy career

This week's podcast kicks off with a look at the latest activity on MBA LiveWire, which led to a disussion about the anxiety the interview invite process creates for candidates. Graham highlighted the recently published Real Humans pieces for Toronto / Rotman and SMU / Cox before calling listeners attention... Read more »

Nov 2, 2022

Real Humans of Toronto Rotman’s MBA Class of 2024

We head to Canada to meet some new members of the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management's MBA Class of 2024 in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students. 275 students matriculated at Rotman in the fall of 2022. Women comprise 45 percent of the class and 65 percent... Read more »

Nov 1, 2022

Real Humans of SMU Cox’s MBA Class of 2024

For this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, we meet some new members of the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business Class of 2024 in Dallas, Texas. Fifty-three students matriculated there in the fall of 2022. Forty-three percent are women and 32 percent are international. U.S. minority students represent... Read more »

Oct 31, 2022

CBS Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Alumnus / Zoom

The interview went pretty nicely. The school matched me with someone in the VC industry. I was nervous because I thought the wildly different background would work against me - quite the opposite. Questions asked were: Walk me through your background +a few follow ups from that. Why CBS? Why... Read more »

Oct 31, 2022

Duke Fuqua Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

Second-year student interviewed me. Was not the friendliest. Duke Students community and other students were very friendly and engaging. Duke interview questions I got: Walk me through your career path starting from undergrad. Why an MBA/ Why an MBA if you have a master's degree already? What is your short-... Read more »

Oct 31, 2022

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

The interview was with a second-year student who was not from my target industry or my current industry. The interviewer was very friendly and made the interview enjoyable. The interview started with the interviewer presenting themselves. They asked the following questions: - Introduce yourself. (Quick two-minute introduction) - Why MBA?... Read more »

Oct 31, 2022

Wire Taps 259—Military candidate, dings at Harvard and Wharton. Waitlisted last season, waiting this season. Stanford or bust?

Happy Halloween!  This week's podcast starts off with a truly spooky tale about the "Infamous HBS 119"...a story that didn't end well for MBA applicants back in 2005.  On more of an upbeat note, Alex and Graham congratulated Stanford GSB alum, Rishi Sunak, on his new role of Prime Minister... Read more »

Oct 31, 2022

Round 2 MBA Application Deadlines 2022-2023

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) 11/15/2022... Read more »

Oct 28, 2022

Webinar: Why Experiential Learning is Essential to Your MBA Experience – Video Recap

"What is Experiential Learning?" Experiential learning is an engaged learning process whereby students “learn by doing” and by reflecting on the experience.  Within an MBA program, experiential learning can be a vital piece of the curriculum for both career switchers and career boosters alike, as both sets of students can... Read more »

Oct 28, 2022

Real Humans of the UMD Smith MBA Class of 2024

In this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, we meet some new members of the University of Maryland R.H. Smith School of Business MBA Class of 2024. 30 students matriculated to the Maryland-based business school program. Eighteen percent are women and half are international. Fourteen percent identify as U.S. minorities.... Read more »

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