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Interview Questions & Reports
30-minute blind interview with a first-year student. It was fairly casual and more like a conversation. The three questions were: 1. Tell me about yourself/Walk me through your resume. 2. What are you short-term and long-term goals? 3. Why Columbia/Why NYC?
Resume-based alumni interview. Very straightforward and interviewer was friendly. Standard questions (Why CBS, why MBA, why now, leadership examples) were asked. No surprises. Seemed like an overall assessment of fit, so I prioritized building a solid relationship with the alum throughout the interview.
I was emailed with the interview invitation and matched with someone based on location. I matched with an alum from the Class of 2020. It was meant to be a blind interview, meaning that it was resume-based and he had not seen my application. I set up the meeting on... Read more »
Really great experience. Columbia sent an interview invite via email and you get matched with your alumnus via their portal. After you are matched with someone (it seems to be by city and by industry you work in), it is on you to set it up by reaching out to... Read more »
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GPA: 3.6. GMAT: 760. NYC.
GPA: 3.87. GMAT: 750. India.
GPA: 3.8. GMAT: 750. Southwest USA.
GPA: 5.8. GMAT: 760. United States.
GPA: 3.43. GMAT: 700. USA.
GPA: 3. Chile.