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Episode 107: Wire Taps—Should I Turn Down an M7 to Re-Apply to H/S/W?

This podcast episode of Wire Taps is chock full of decision-making advice about when to apply and where to matriculate.  In this episode, MBA hopefuls who have posted to MBA ApplyWire and MBA DecisionWire get direct feedback on their potential choices from our admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown.... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions & Deadlines, April 6-10, 2020

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Many Late Round Deadlines  Round 1 is now behind us; Round 2 is near completion. Round 3 deadlines are underway. The application deadlines listed are up-to-date... Read more »

U.S. News 2021 Business School Rankings Insights: HBS Sinks While Others Float On

The U.S. News & World Report Best Business Schools rankings are out and there are a few surprises, especially within the top 10.  For those of you who have yet to see our announcement of the ranking, the top 25 schools in this year’s edition (with last year’s rankings included for... Read more »

Stanford & Wharton Share the Throne of Best Business School in U.S. News 2021 Rankings

While Wharton held the #1 spot of the Best Business Schools list from U.S. News & World Report last year, it is now joined by Stanford GSB at the top of the 2021 rankings. Northwestern Kellogg shot up three spaces to join Chicago Booth at #3.  Then, MIT Sloan rounds... Read more »

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

Interviewed with senior adcom member at UVA Darden in late February. The interview lasted for a duration of 30 minutes. Questions asked were: Walk me through your resume, Why MBA and Why Darden? I was allowed to speak for 10-15 minutes with minimal intervention from the interviewer who was mostly... Read more »

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

The interview was very open. The interviewer started with “Tell me about yourself.” I quickly brought up my upbringing, college experience, etc., but focused most of the answer on my resume. The interviewer periodically asked me questions, but nothing related to behavioral questions. He genuinely wanted to get to know... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions & Deadlines, March 16-20, 2020

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 Decisions Roll Out While Round 3 Heats Up Round 1 is now behind us; Round 2 is now fully underway, with several decision deadlines... Read more »

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

I interviewed with a member of the adcom. They asked me to tell them about myself — it was open very open ended and the interview was blind. I was told by a friend beforehand that I should be expected to talk for 5-10 minutes in the beginning though. After... Read more »

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

The interview was a blind interview. I was interviewed by a second-year student and the interview was fairly informal and conversational. The interviewer started with an open-ended “tell me about yourself,” where I was prompted to give my life story, not just what was on my resume. The interviewer took... Read more »

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

I interviewed for Round 2 on-campus with a second-year student. My interview was the first of the day at 8am, and there were at least a dozen other candidates at the school at the same time as me. Everyone (faculty, current students, applicants) were all very welcoming and friendly, which... Read more »

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

The interview lasted for about 40 minutes. Skype is really unstable in China. I’d recommend using a VPN. It was a totally blind interview. The interviewer didn’t have my resume, so I started with an long self introduction. Tell me about yourself. It can be your personal background, academic, work... Read more »

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

List of interview questions: “Tell me about your early life.” “Tell me about your professional career.” “Why MBA/Darden?” Commentary: Did you receive your admissions decision? Not yet, expected next week. What did you think of the interview? They give you a few long answer questions and it is on you... Read more »

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

Interviewed in the afternoon with a second-year student. I waited in the lobby with 10-15 other interviewees and was the first to be taken to one of the “learning team” rooms to be interviewed. Questions were mostly as expected. My interviewer laid out the interview and explained that it was... Read more »

UVA Darden Interview Questions & Report: Future Year Round 1 / Adcom / On-Campus

Blind interview just like a typical Darden blind interview. There’s nothing special other than that you will be interviewed by a member from Adcom. Domestic students also have the chance to interview via Skype. Just talk through your life for 30-45 mins. Prepare your story that you can say for... Read more »

UVA Darden Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / AdCom / On-Campus

Very straightforward, as others have noted. Was told it was a blind interview and that I would have a chance to tell the interviewer about my past experiences. Began walking through my resume and interviewer chimed in a number of times, but more or less spoke uninterrupted for 20 minutes.... Read more »

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