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Berkeley Haas MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumna / Zoom

The interview started off with the interviewer introducing herself and background (e.g., when did she join Haas, career shift) and then she asked me questions. After my responses, she shared her opinion about that as well (e.g., I strongly agree with that, I have personal experience on this as well).... Read more »

Stanford GSB MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Zoom

Like another applicant said, this was my roughest and most stressful interview. It was an hourlong call with an alum and it was 100% behavioral questions (other than at the end – the typical why MBA / why now question). He interrupted me every time I started a story to... Read more »

UVA Darden MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / Zoom

The interview was conducted by an Adcom member. She started off with giving an introduction about herself and laying the foundation for the interview. She stated that it would be conversational. Questions asked: 1. Tell me about yourself from childhood up until now and include why MBA. 2. Tell me... Read more »

Real Humans of Deloitte: Ryan Flamerich, HBS MBA ’21, Senior Consultant

Scientists and business professionals practically speak a different language. For Ryan Flamerich, pursuing his MBA at Harvard Business School enabled him to combine the science he knew with the business skills he needed to help organizations decarbonize. In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Flamerich tells us how HBS prepared him... Read more »

Wharton MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Joined Zoom room 10 minutes before interview time, but was only admitted at interview time. Had around 5 minutes to chat to other interviewees, before the 2 second-year students gave us instructions. We gave our 60-second pitch (no timer on screen), then the 25 minute timer for discussion began. Lastly,... Read more »

Berkeley Haas MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / First-Year Student / Virtual

Very candid conversation. Thoughtful and great follow-up questions. Had to be alert and think in the moment. Nothing tricky, just a very intellectual and well facilitated conversation. Questions: Tell me about yourself. Why MBA? Why Haas? Why now? DEI experience and embodiment at Haas. Biggest risk you’ve taken. Did you... Read more »

Wharton MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

Interview consists of two sections: Team-Based Discussion (30mins) and 1:1 Interview (10 mins), with instructions given by Adcom taking an additional 10 mins. Team Based Discussion: Group of 5-6 students that spend: -Quick intro about yourself, current company, intended major at Wharton -1 minute pitch on TBD prompt, which the... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions, March 13-17, 2023

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Round 2 final decisions are coming. Round 2 decisions are starting to roll out, Round 3 & 4 application deadlines are also beginning. Monday, March 13,... Read more »

MBA Wire Taps 281—Army ranger, modest GRE. Fire service, now undergrad. Aerospace engineer.

This episode begins with Alex and Graham’s usual discussion of all the activity on MBA LiveWire, where candidates are sharing news from the leading MBA programs that are starting to release decisions for Round 2. Last week this included Duke / Fuqua and CMU / Tepper, and this upcoming week... Read more »

GMAC Announces New GMAT Format: GMAT Focus Edition

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) will be rolling out a new format for the GMAT later this year, as shared in an email update from the CEO, Joy Jones. The revamped test is called the GMAT™ Focus Edition. In explaining the decision-making process for the changes, the GMAC CEO... Read more »

Waitlisted in Round 2? Here’s How You Should Proceed

As Round 2 decisions roll out and several candidates report being waitlisted on MBA LiveWire, we have some guidance for candidates who find themselves placed on a waitlist. Before we get to that, let’s look first at why schools use a waitlist. First and foremost, while schools now know the... Read more »

Stanford GSB Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumna / Zoom

Was sent interviewer name + email in advance, so was able to look her up on LinkedIn. She was great at making me feel comfortable and explained that Stanford was looking for very specific attributes in my answers, so she would likely interrupt and ask follow-ups. Interview ran about 65... Read more »

Wharton MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Virtual

After the TBD I had a 10 minute one-on-one interview. The adcom asked just 3 questions. Why MBA? Why Wharton? What other clubs and activities do you plan to join? Then I had time to ask her questions.

Real Humans of BCG: Damon Reynolds, UT Austin McCombs MBA ’20, Project Leader

Sometimes you don’t recognize your true path until you encounter someone who’s already on it. Damon Reynolds, Texas MBA ’20, chose to pivot to management consulting after getting to know one of his financial services clients working in the field. In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Reynolds tells us... Read more »

NYU Stern MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

Applied 10/15 Waitlisted 12/26 Interview invite 3/1 Question about my pick six. What are your current responsibilities? Tell me about your journey and how you got to where you are. Tell me about working with a difficult team member. How will you contribute as a leader at NYU? What courses... Read more »

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