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Cornell / Johnson MBA Admissions Interview Questions: R1 / Adcom / On-Campus
I arrived on campus a couple of hours before my interview to meet with a current student who I had met during my school visit. I would highly recommend going to the campus early. It helps you relax and the energy in the Atrium gears you up to do your... Read more »
Duke / Fuqua MBA Admissions Interview Questions: ED / Alumnus / Off-Campus
I had to fly to another city, so the usual – the flight was late, made it to the interviewers office just in time. Realized I forgot to get a copy of my resume. Unfortunately the interviewer also forgot to get it, so he had to go back to his office... Read more »
Harvard MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / Adcom / Off-Campus Hub
The atmosphere was very neutral, a kind of perfect façade of pleasant interest that gives you little or no clue as to how you are doing, in terms of whether your answers are genius or utter rubbish. I was interviewed by one interviewer, who had a copy of my CV... Read more »
Wharton MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / Adcom / Off-Campus Hub
I arrived 15 minutes before the scheduled time and had a chat with other participants of the group discussions. We were 5 in total, all males. Then, we were invited to another room by the adcom representative. After we took our seats she gave a guideline on the discussion format.... Read more »
Chicago Booth MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-campus
I had the interview in a coffee shop near the area where alumnus lives. The atmosphere was very relaxed and casual. The alumnus had graduated this year and had up to date knowledge about the school curriculum and activities. The interview started from the typical “walk me through your resume” questions.... Read more »
Chicago Booth MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / Second-year student / On-campus
My interview was on-campus with a second-year student (Admissions Fellow). It was 45 minutes long and blind, although the interviewer had reviewed my resume and made a few notes beforehand. The questions were pretty consistent with what other applicants have reported on this and other sites: 1) Why did you... Read more »
Georgetown / McDonough MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / Adcom / Off-Campus
I met the assistant dean of admissions at the Hilton in midtown New York. Though the hotel was crowded, we had a quiet area. It was a blind interview, but she had my resume. She was prepared with a full sheet (front and back) of questions, and she wrote down... Read more »
Duke / Fuqua MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / 2nd Year / On-Campus
It was a resume-based interview, with the interviewer having no exposure to the other portions of my application. In addition to my resume, the interviewer had a sheet of questions with spaces to write answers/notes, and continued to make reference to the need to follow the sheet (my experience was... Read more »
Oxford / Saïd MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2 / Sector Consultant / Skype
I want to write about my interview experience as I have benefited from reading other people’s experience. I had my interview over Skype and it lasted 30 minutes, with a sector consultant specialised in finance. Questions were all expected though communicating over Skype and not being able to sense the... Read more »
MIT / Sloan MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / Adcom / Off-Campus Hub
My interview was held in the offices of MIT alumni and I was allotted 45 mins. I was the second interview of the day out of a total of 12 on the schedule. My interviewer was friendly, but professional. While I felt like I connected with him during the interview... Read more »
INSEAD MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-campus
INSEAD requires two interviews with alumni who live in your country of residence. I had to catch a short flight and managed to do both interviews in the same morning, last week. Here’s my report. The first interview was with a director of a large petrochemical company. The interview took... Read more »
Tuck MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / Second year student / On campus
The interview was held on campus, by a second year student and lasted about 45 minutes. The interviewer created a very friendly atmosphere and started by talking about her background and experiences. She basically listened and made a few remarks about life at Tuck. 1. Tell me about you (I... Read more »
London Business School MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-campus
Overall: • Length: 1 hour (exactly) with 10 mins for questions, around 4 mins to prep for presentation and 2-3 mins to present • Alum was very friendly and easy to talk to • Alum had a list of questions LBS provided and he highlighted the ones he wanted to... Read more »
Chicago Booth MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / Alumnus / Admissions event in Sao Paulo
The interview was held off-campus, in a company building owned by an alumnus, in Sao Paulo / Brazil. It was part of a full day of interviews organized by the department of admissions, and lasted about 50 minutes. My interviewer was an alumnus that graduated more than two years ago.... Read more »
Yale SOM MBA Admissions Interview Questions: R1 / Adcom / On-campus
My interviewer told me that the following questions were from a script he was supposed to follow: 1) How did you find and join your current employer? 2) Give an example of a time when you chose to be a team member and not a team leader. What lessons did... Read more »
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GPA: 3.4.GMAT: 600.India.
GPA: 3.28.GMAT: 710.
Admitted: Columbia, Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB
Post-MBA Career: Venture Capital
Admitted: Indiana / Kelley, Notre Dame / Mendoza, Rice / Jones, Rochester / Simon, Vanderbilt / Owen
Post-MBA Career: Technology
Admitted: Duke / Fuqua, UVA / Darden
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
Admitted: Michigan / Ross
Post-MBA Career: Venture Capital
Admitted: Columbia, MIT Sloan, Northwestern / Kellogg, UPenn / Wharton
GMAT: 740 GPA: 3.9
Post-MBA Career: Technology