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The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions, May 3-7, 2021

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Round 3 Decisions Rolling Out Round 3 decisions are now being released, and will continue for the next couple of weeks. Tuesday, May 4, IESE has... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Notifications, April 5-9, 2021

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Round 3 deadlines continue as Round 2 wraps up. Many of the leading MBA programs have now released their Round 2 final decisions, and Round 3... Read more »

U.S. News 2022 Business School Rankings: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

U.S. News & World Report has released its 2022 Best Business Schools Rankings. Despite a rather tumultuous year in world events, this year’s results in the MBA rankings realm remain largely unchanged. Stanford Graduate School of Business ranked number one this year, no longer sharing the top spot with the Wharton School,... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions, March 15-19, 2021

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Round 2 Final Decisions & Round 3/4 Deadlines All Week! Some of the leading MBA programs have started to release their Round 2 final decisions, and... Read more »

UVA Darden Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Skype

The interview was taken by the Adcom member responsible for Diversity Recruitment. The interview was very conversational and lasted about 30 mins after which 15 mins were given for me to ask him any questions. Below are the questions I was asked: 1. Tell me about your life story right... Read more »

UVA Darden Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / AdCom / Zoom

Just finished Darden interview. Interviewer was extremely nice and friendly. I am not aware whether it’s typical for Darden interview or I was lucky, but I never thought MBA interview could be so pleasurable. The questions asked: 1) Tell me about yourself (family/background/interests/career). 2) Why MBA? Why Darden? 3) Leadership... Read more »

UVA Darden Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

The whole interview was ‘Tell me about yourself’ with follow up questions in between that gave direction to the narrative. The interview was blind so the interviewer didn’t have access to my application or resume. Questions included: Why MBA (covered ST and LT goals)? Why now? Why Darden? What do... Read more »

UVA Darden Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

The interview was just like I had expected based on other interview reports! It was conducted blind (she had not even seen my resume), so make sure to convey everything you would want to from your resume and give background behind things (ie. they won’t even know when you graduated... Read more »

UVA Darden Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

The interview was very conversational and my interviewer was very personable. Lasted almost an hour. The interview was completely blind, he hadn’t even seen my resume. The questions were typical questions. Why Darden? What value do you think you’ll bring? He spoke a lot about what Darden is like and... Read more »

UVA Darden Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Skype

I was interviewed by an adcom member. The interview layout is pretty simple and in line with the debriefs that one can find online. I was asked the following questions: 1) Tell me about yourself (went on for 10-15 mins). 2) Why MBA? Why at this point of time? 3)... Read more »

UVA Darden Interview Questions & Report: Early Action / Adcom & Second-Year Student / Zoom

I applied during the Early Action admissions round. I knew that I would have the interview with an admissions team member and a current student from an event that I attended earlier. The admissions member explained during the interview that the second-year student is joining us to observe mainly. The... Read more »

UVA Darden Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

My interviewer came across as warm and friendly, and eased into the actual interview with some small talk beforehand. The questions went roughly as follows: 1.) Tell me about yourself; include your educational/professional background, why you want an MBA, and why you chose to apply to Darden. The interviewer followed... Read more »

UVA Darden Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

This interview was with a member of the admissions committee. You don’t know who it is until you receive an email an hour prior, with the interviewer’s name. I recommend you read up on their background. It is a straightforward conversation that they want you to drive. It is a... Read more »

UVA Darden Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

The interview was the Darden style that I was expecting. This is an interviewee-led interview. It is also a blind interview (the interviewer has not seen your application nor do they have your resume). Most interviews are conducted by second-year students, however mine was with an adcom member. 1. Take... Read more »

UVA Darden Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

Darden / Mid-January 2021 interview. The interview was pretty straightforward since I was expecting the Darden structure. I wasn’t sure if the interview would be with a second-year student or adcom until the interview. It was conversational and I did the majority of talking. I was told to share my... Read more »

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