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Round 3 Zoom interview with a first-year MBA student – I didn’t learn who the interviewer was until only a couple minutes before the interview. Application submitted 3/30, interview invitation received on 4/5, interviewed on 4/9 (still waiting to receive final admissions decision). Interview was pretty standard – I can’t... Read more »
My interview with UNC KF was with a member of the admissions committee. She mentioned that since she was part of the admissions committee she had read parts of my application (and then tailored some of her questions towards that). Questions included: Usual Tell me about yourself questions Why I... Read more »
I interviewed with one of the adcom officers of McCombs. Out of all my interviews, this one was the only one where I felt very uncomfortable and self-conscious. The moment the interviewer saw me, his demeanor completely changed. He did not seem interested in learning more about me and when... Read more »
Hello! I was interviewed by 3 interviewers (1 alumnus (2006) and 2 alumnae (2014 and 2018)). The interview happened over Zoom and it was very conversational and stress-free. Questions: 1. Tell us about yourself. 2. Goals? What motivates them? 3. Are you sure ISB will help you achieve your goals?... Read more »
The interview was on Zoom. My interviewer was very friendly. He introduced himself and the process briefly, and then asked the standard why MBA / why now / why LBS questions. Then he asked the behavioral questions. Most of the questions were behavioral. I was expecting some questions regarding family,... Read more »
The interview was for a prompt 30 minutes. – Interviewer asked me about supply chain disruptions due to COVID. How has the economy changed your work life and that of your company?(answered him in 2 ways : 1) how demand was in flux due to people losing jobs and having... Read more »
The interview was with a second-year student via Zoom. The interview atmosphere was fairly relaxed and conversational. The interviewer stated that he read my resume prior to the interview and had a set list of questions he had to ask. List of interview questions: 1. Please give me a 60... Read more »
1. Tell me about yourself. 2. What are you most proud of? (Some specific follow ups here) 3. Tell me a time you received an insight and how it changed the way you and the team progressed. 4. What is a time you had to convince someone in a group?... Read more »
It was a blind interview with an alumnus – they only had access to my resume. The interview was centered around my own experiences (including challenges and failures) and reflections, instead of my accomplishments. Interviewer was very sharp, frequently challenged my views and fact-checked my statements; he had rich industry... Read more »
Overall interviewer was very friendly. She was very familiar with my application materials and asked very specific deep-dive questions on my previous experiences. Questions: What is something that you’re working on? What are you good at? Can you give me an example of how you utilized your strength at work?... Read more »
Friendly, easy-going interview. Interview lasted about 45 minutes. Definitely need to speak to why you are interested in Cornell / why it is the school for you. Questions: 1) Tell me about yourself. 2) Why MBA and why now? 3) Tell me more about your goals and what is your... Read more »
We started with a little chit-chat about our shared backgrounds (both Chinese), then talked about the following (with probes from the interviewer throughout): 1) Tell me about your career thus far. 2) Why SOM? 3) Who have you spoken to about SOM? 4) What will you contribute to the SOM... Read more »
Interview Questions (that I can remember) in roughly the order I received them: Any updates to your application? Tell me more about your data visualization and why it’s important to you. Tell me about how your organization has done in the past 12 months. Follow-up: How did you motivate your... Read more »
You leave your Skype on and wait until they call you at the appointed time. Questions that were asked: Tell me about yourself. Why MBA now? Why Cornell Johnson? What’s your back-up recruitment strategy? Name a time you showed leadership.
My interview was with an adcom, and the interview lasted exactly 30-minutes. We spent around five minutes talking about my data visualization. We then moved to four behavioral questions. 1) Why an MBA? Why Sloan? 2) What do you currently do at your company? 3) How has your background helped... Read more »
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GMAT: 690. Middle East.
GPA: 3.0. GMAT: 650. Asia.
GPA: 3.96. Virginia.
GPA: 3.3. MI.
GPA: 3.3. MI.
GPA: 3.69. Asia.
Admitted: Carnegie Mellon / Tepper, Other
GMAT: 690 GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Consulting