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– Tell me about yourself. – Why MBA? – Why Booth? – Strengths and weaknesses? – Situation you had to prioritize? – Situation you had to ask for help? – When did you start to be interested in Social Impact (my short and long term goals)? – How will you... Read more »
Adcom led interview with no observer. It was completely resume based and focused on my current work experience. No questions like why an MBA or why HBS. The interviewer did research before the interview and asked me very pointed questions about my company. Overall, it’s hard to prepare for this... Read more »
Interviewed with an alumnus who only had access to my résumé. It was a very conversational atmosphere where I felt my interviewer was really trying to get to know me and not just go through / over questions. He started by sharing his experience at school and his current job.... Read more »
Got an interview invite last week of Oct asking me to schedule it with the alum they paired me with within 7-10 days. Had to follow up with the alum a couple of times to lock down a time and get the Zoom invite. Interview itself was 50 min, with... Read more »
Had one interviewer and an observer. Interview was very fast-paced — there were maybe 20 questions that touched on every aspect of my work experience, 2 questions on my ECs that were very general, and 2 questions on my interests included on my resume. Observer did not ask questions, but... Read more »
I interviewed with a recent alumna in the city I’m residing in at a coffee shop for the MBA2025 class. It was a very friendly atmosphere, and my interviewer did her best to put me completely at ease. We had nothing in common professionally or background wise aside from the... Read more »
The interview was pretty informal, but also like a traditional basic job interview. My interviewer was a current student getting her part-time MBA. I had a applied for the full-time program, but our career paths actually matched up pretty well, which was nice. She was clearly a bit new to... Read more »
I was interviewed by an Alum who also happened to be an Admissions Officer. The questions asked were quite focused and I felt a little jittery as it did not follow the structure I had prepared for (e.g. Tell me about yourself, Why MBA?, Behaviorals, etc.) The interview itself was... Read more »
The interview went pretty nicely. The school matched me with someone in the VC industry. I was nervous because I thought the wildly different background would work against me – quite the opposite. Questions asked were: Walk me through your background +a few follow ups from that. Why CBS? Why... Read more »
Second-year student interviewed me. Was not the friendliest. Duke Students community and other students were very friendly and engaging. Duke interview questions I got: Walk me through your career path starting from undergrad. Why an MBA/ Why an MBA if you have a master’s degree already? What is your short-... Read more »
The interview was with a second-year student who was not from my target industry or my current industry. The interviewer was very friendly and made the interview enjoyable. The interview started with the interviewer presenting themselves. They asked the following questions: – Introduce yourself. (Quick two-minute introduction) – Why MBA?... Read more »
I was paired up with my interviewer via the Columbia portal. We set a date and time, but not a location until the day before. The interviewer was an active corporate executive in my area and I was flexible with the scheduling process. Interview was slated for 45 minutes ended... Read more »
The overall environment of the interview was very conversational and relaxed. It lasted 45 minutes. In the beginning, the interviewer presented himself and explained how the interview would go. He did not ask for a personal or professional presentation, he mentioned that he already had read my resume. 1. Why... Read more »
Interview with a 2nd-Year Anderson student. The vibe of the interview was really casual – the interviewer tried to make me feel less nervous and introduced himself first. Interviewer only had my resume in front, not my application. Questions asked: Walk me through your resume. Why now for your MBA?... Read more »
Don’t let the HBS Interview information online scare you! I interviewed virtually this morning and had a really pleasant conversation! It just felt like I was talking to someone who shared a passion for my industry and wanted to discuss it in depth. The time flew by and I was... Read more »
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