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Submit an MBA Interview Report from UPenn / Wharton, U. Chicago Booth, Berkeley / Haas, Cornell / Johnson, or UT Austin / McCombs and Win a $10 Amazon Gift Card!

Welcome to this week’s Tell Us Tuesday, where we highlight MBA interview reports that have recently been posted to our Interview Archive. Over the past few weeks, we have received interview reports from a variety of schools, including LBSNorthwestern / Kellogg and NYU Stern, so thank you to everyone who submitted! The following is an excerpt from a Round 2 Kellogg applicant’s report submitted earlier this month:

“Firstly, I’d like to thank everyone who’s contributed here. These interview reports were very helpful. I hope this one helps future applicants too. We met at the interviewer’s office. He was all things Kellogg – driven but warm and friendly. I don’t think he’d read my application beforehand.

The questions were :

1. Why Kellogg? I put this in context of what my long-term plans were, why MBA, and finally the school. We spent quite a long time on this question.
2. Talk me through one project where you had to lead. What is your leadership style?
3. Talk me through a challenge you faced on a project.
4. Is the GMAT representative of your intellectual ability? (he mentioned he had no idea what my score was)
5. What sort of courses, clubs, and activities would you want to pursue at Kellogg?
6. If there was one word or phrase that your classmates would use to describe you at the end of 2 years, what would it be?”

If you’re interested in sharing your experience from the 2013-14 season, we’ll be awarding a $10 Amazon gift certificate to each applicant who submits an interview report for UPenn / Wharton, U. Chicago Booth, Berkeley / Haas, Cornell / Johnson, or UT Austin / McCombs through 4pm EST next Tuesday, April 22!  All you have to do is send us your interview field report for any of the above programs and we’ll send you a $10 Amazon gift certificate.  We will notify the winners by e-mail (Limit: one gift card per person).

The most helpful and informative reports usually include the following information:

  1. Date/Admissions Round
  2. Description of visit and/or interview atmosphere
  3. Type of interview (alum vs. adcom, blind vs. application-based)
  4. List of interview questions
  5. Commentary (What did you think of the interview? What surprised you? What didn’t surprise you? What might you conclude about the school based on this experience?)

Applicants who would like to supplement the information available on the Interview Archive can check out our Clear Admit Interview Guides, which provide school-specific insight about admissions interviews.  Good luck to those still interviewing!Interview

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