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Interview Questions & Reports
Went well. Very focused on undergrad experience and why I made the decisions I did. Classic Why MBA and Why Columbia questions. Hoping for good news.
My interviewer was a BCG consultant and I interviewed at his office after a full-day campus interview. I can tell he was pretty tired. He took lots of notes during the interview. Questions were mainly about my career aspirations and how to achieve these goals. Only one behavioral question regarding... Read more »
Columbia Business School Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Alum / Off-campus, LA (Alum’s Office)
Blind interview – interviewer requested resume a few days in advance. Recent alum, Class of 2018. Very warm and friendly, felt like I had really lucked out. Asked typical behavioral questions one would expect, tone was very conversational and she seemed genuinely interested in what I had to say and... Read more »
I have often heard that alum interviews can be tricky, and boy this one was. My interviewer was from the metals and mining industry, and had very little context on the industries I had spent time on (Consulting and PE). As a result, he got lost trying to understand my... Read more »
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GPA: 3.67. GMAT: 740. New York.
GPA: 3.25. GMAT: 760. Washington, DC.
GPA: 3.87. South America.
GPA: 3. GMAT: 720. India.
GPA: 3.67. London.
GPA: 3.33. GMAT: 710. New York, NY.
GPA: 3.9. GMAT: 730.
GPA: 2.45. GMAT: 770. MD, USA.