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The following Columbia Business School MBA Admissions interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by an Early Decision applicant who has been accepted to Columbia Business School. Congratulations to them! My interview was genuinely pleasant. After corresponding with one of the alums provided by the school, we set up the time and date for a couple of weeks after my notification. The interview occurred in a local coffee shop near the interviewer’s office and was very relaxed and conversati... Read more »
The following UCLA Anderson MBA Admissions interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant who has been accepted to and decided to enroll at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Congratulations to them! The MBA section would be incomplete, if I do not share the interview experience of the school, which I ultimately decided to join. I distinctly remember Anderson’s application primarily because of the tricky essay question – “3 defining principles- Share ... Read more »
The following Columbia MBA Admissions interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by an Early Decision applicant who has been accepted Columbia Business School. Congratulations to them! This website has helped me greatly to get accepted to Columbia Business School! I want to share my experience here and hope it can help others who are going through the application process. Below is the timeline of my application: Submit all materials: 6/21/2015 Interview invite: 7/13/2015 Interview date: 8/5/2... Read more »
The following Columbia MBA Admissions interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by a J-Term applicant who is awaiting a decision from Columbia Business School. Best of luck to them! I just completed my interview for the J-Term entry with an alum. We met at a coffee shop in a five star hotel. The interview was conversational and the alum was forthcoming and made me relax throughout. We ordered our coffees and the interview began. These were the questions I was asked: 1. Why are you joining co... Read more »
The following Stern MBA interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by a successful Round 1 applicant to NYU. I arrived for my interview about 15-20 min early. When I checked in, they handed me a packet they had prepared for me based on what I said I was interested in studying and the student groups I might be interested in joining. Read this while I waited for my interview to begin. My interviewer was very nice and approachable. First thing I did was hand her an updated resume and explain wha... Read more »
The following interview report was submitted by a Round 1 applicant to the Tepper MBA program. To give a background, I had applied to 5 schools – Booth, Ross, Tepper, Anderson and Stern. I was dinged without an interview from Booth and Ross but did get interview calls from the rest. Booth and Ross were the first couple of schools, that I had applied to – So I guess you do get better in the application process. I distinctly remember Tepper’s application, as it was one of the le... Read more »
We just received the following Columbia MBA admissions interview report from an applicant who is waiting on a decision from Columbia. Best of luck to them! This site was extremely helpful when preparing for the CBS interview, so I wanted to make sure I gave back. I applied Round 3 and submitted my application on April 14. I received an email inviting me to interview on May 6. The AdCom gives you 5-6 people in your area for you to chose from. I contacted an individual and the interview was set up... Read more »
The following is a guest post from Pulling That MBA Trigger that was originally published on her blog. Pulling That MBA Trigger works as a software engineer for a product development startup, and she has started her own venture in the content writing/educational consulting space. You can follow Pulling That MBA Trigger’s application journey on her blog. I just finished my interview with a second year student from UCLA Anderson and it went so much better than I imagined it would! I think I got l... Read more »
The interview was on campus and conducted by a current student. We went into an interview room in the career center. It took about 30 minutes. It was mostly behavioral type questions: Tell us about a time you received constructive criticism? What did you do when you received it? Tell us a time when you gave constructive criticism? How do you keep informed of international issues? Is there a particular issue that resonates with you? Tell us about a time when you worked on a global team and the ch... Read more »
The following UC Berkeley Haas MBA admissions interview questions were provided by an applicant: Blind interview with a first year Haas student on campus. It was a relaxed environment and overall felt very conversational. Questions:– Walk me through your resume– Asked a couple questions about my current job– Why MBA? – Why Haas?– Share a situation where you faced a challenging team environmentThe interviewer made a point of saving time at the end for me to ask him... Read more »