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Mar 22, 2020

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

I had my interview on campus with a current student on Feb 14, 2020. It was one of the “Discover McCombs” day and there were about 50 prospective students. I arrived 15 minutes before my interview at the admissions office. My interviewer arrived with only my resume, and after exchanging... Read more »

Mar 22, 2020

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

Interviewer had a sheet of paper with questions and was filling them out as I went along. Second-year student had my resume, but interview was blind other than that. Overall, I didn’t really connect with my interviewer, but he was very nice and didn’t make me repeat answers to questions... Read more »

Mar 22, 2020

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

I interviewed on a Friday, which was a little bit odd considering there are no classes on Fridays. This meant that there was less activity and buzz within the school, but overall I still had a really positive experience. My interview was a blind interview with an adcom member. It... Read more »

Mar 22, 2020

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

I had an on-campus interview with a first-year student. The interview was held in the MBA admissions office, which was a small suite of offices in the impressive McDonough building. The check-in process was quick and easy, and everyone was incredibly kind and helpful. The interview lasted a little over... Read more »

Mar 20, 2020

Wharton Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

Visit: Welcoming tenor from admissions office staff guiding daily events to class visits and panel lunch Type of Interview: Two-part. First, team-based discussion overseen by two second year students. Next, a ten minute one-on-one session with one of those second year students. One-on-one was blind. Interview atmosphere: Slightly impersonal, disengaged.... Read more »

Mar 20, 2020

Georgetown / McDonough MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / On Campus

The interview was blind. She only had my resume to reference, which I was requested to bring ahead of time. The interview was pretty conversational, and it lasted for about 25 minutes with five minutes remaining at the end for me to ask questions. List of questions: Short/Long term goals... Read more »

Mar 20, 2020

UT Austin McCombs Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Off-Campus

I had my interview scheduled as an in-person interview during the Adcom visit to my country. The whole interview was a very positive and pleasant experience. The Adcom member introduced herself and made it very clear that all she knew about me was whatever was listed on my resume. The... Read more »

Mar 20, 2020

Georgetown / McDonough MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Skype

The whole interview was very conversational, and the interviewer had a lot of questions about my work experience and career choices. It was a blind interview. She also said that if she keeps on looking elsewhere and writing something during the interview, I should not be distracted as she will... Read more »

Mar 20, 2020

UNC Kenan-Flagler Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Skype

The whole interview was very cordial. The Adcom member introduced herself. She mentioned that the interview is a blind one and she only knows what is written on the resume about me. Overall, interview ran for about 40 minutes. List of questions: Please tell me about what you have you... Read more »

Mar 20, 2020

Real Humans of BCG: Brierley Penn, LBS ’19, Consultant

In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, we jump back into the consulting sector to leading consulting firm, Boston Consulting Group (BCG).  Our featured alumna, Brierley Penn, graduated from London Business School in 2019 and rejoined BCG after graduation.  While many applicants may expect to commit two full years to... Read more »

Mar 20, 2020

Fridays from the Frontline: What You Need to Know About Class Sections at Fuqua

As we all practice “social distancing,” it’s a good time for a reminder about the community and bonds you can form in business school.  In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, we learn about sections at Duke Fuqua from two MBA candidates for the Class of 2020. What You... Read more »

Mar 19, 2020

Georgetown / McDonough MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Off-Campus Hub

Interview was extremely conversational with the Adcom. Started off with walking through my resume then ST/LT goals. Real focus though was on why Georgetown (talked about gaining international perspective, advantage of being in DC etc…). Did not get asked a lot on extracurriculars at all, but tried to weave them... Read more »

Mar 19, 2020

Georgetown / McDonough MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

I had a great experience visiting and interviewing at Georgetown. I interviewed on February 27, 2020, and the interview was blind. Let me start by saying that everybody on campus is super nice. Every building I entered had people opening the door for me. I shared this observation with somebody... Read more »

Mar 19, 2020

Take Our Survey: How Do You See COVID-19 Impacting Your MBA Experience?

In these uncertain times, school stakeholders and prospective students alike are wondering how the novel coronavirus outbreak will impact MBA admissions, education, and career opportunities. In the past few weeks, business schools have suspended in-person instruction, canceled admitted student events, and extended application deadlines. Meanwhile, current MBA students and prospective... Read more »

Mar 19, 2020

HBS Extends 2+2 MBA Application Deadline

Harvard Business School announced an extension to the MBA application deadline for their 2+2 program, which is a deferred admissions option for college seniors and graduate students.  Due to the impact of protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including campus closures and testing suspension, HBS has changed the deadline... Read more »

Mar 19, 2020

Real Humans of Microsoft: Devna Shukla, NYU Stern ’19, Business Development Manager of Monetization

Current CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, is credited with turning the culture of Microsoft around, to a “growth mindset.” The tech giant’s mission statement is now, “empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.” Similarly, business school is a pressure cooker for development.  From the classes... Read more »

Mar 19, 2020

Episode 91: A Flex MBA Could be Your Perfect Fit

In this podcast episode, we explore a particular format for management education, rising in popularity: The Flex MBA.  Traditionally, a full-time MBA program is residential, takes place over two years and has an established academic calendar.  So, when it comes to a Flex MBA, is it part-time, full-time, online, in-class?... Read more »

Mar 18, 2020

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

The interview went just as what the reports on Clear Admit said. It was very conversational and had a lot of questions about the working experience, career choice and recruitment strategy. And it was not a blind interview. Ice breaker, about pack six (essay). Working experience, the reason of career... Read more »

Mar 18, 2020

Episode 90: Wharton Professor on COVID-19 Impact & New Business Course

“Social distancing” may very well become the word of the year for 2020. Businesses are being ordered to close, admissions practices are moving online, many people are (hopefully) working from home.  At the end of the day, we live in a global society and we need to flatten the curve... Read more »

Mar 18, 2020

Georgetown McDonough Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Skype

List of interview questions Tell me about yourself. Why MBA and why now? Why Georgetown? Tell me about a time you dealt with a difficult person. Tell me about a time you faced an issue at work. What are your thoughts on diversity? Any questions for me? I haven’t received... Read more »

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Enrolled: UT Austin / McCombs
Admitted: UT Austin / McCombs
GPA: 3.61
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
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Enrolled: UPenn / Wharton
Admitted: Berkeley / Haas, U. Chicago Booth, Dartmouth / Tuck, NYU Stern, UCLA Anderson, UPenn / Wharton, UVA / Darden
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Enrolled: UT Austin / McCombs
Admitted: Emory / Goizueta, Georgetown / McDonough, Rice / Jones, UNC Kenan-Flagler, UT Austin / McCombs
GMAT: 710 GPA: 3.9
Post-MBA Career: Non Profit/SI
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Enrolled: UCLA Anderson
Admitted: UCI Merage, UCLA Anderson, USC / Marshall
GMAT: 710 GPA: 3.25
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking
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Enrolled: London Business School
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