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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 »
The following is an interview description and list of Dartmouth Tuck MBA admissions interview questions provided by a recent applicant: I went to Tuck to do an applicant-initiated interview, plus a campus tour and information session. Overall, the campus atmosphere was very pleasant, if a little isolated (3-hour drive from Boston). I was interviewed by a second-year student, and I hadn’t sent in my application at that point yet, so the interview was blind. The student was very pleasant, i... Read more »
The following Cornell Johnson MBA admissions interview questions were provided by a recent Johnson applicant. I was invited to do an interview on-campus, which was held with a second-year student. She was pleasant but very businesslike, which I chalk up to the early time (interview was done at 8:15 in the morning). It was a semi-blind interview, meaning she herself hadn’t read my application, but she had questions from the admissions committee she asked me. Overall, she didn’t steer ... Read more »
The following UC Berkeley Haas MBA admissions interview questions were provided by an applicant: The interview was more laid-back than most (compared to Sloan and Booth). It was a blind interview, all the alum had was my resume, and as such, the interview was based mostly off of my resume. The interview lasted almost an hour but was mostly conversational. I left with a better idea about Haas’s culture and I think the goal was to determine whether or not I would fit in with the culture (k... Read more »
The following is a summary of a Duke Fuqua MBA admissions interview provided by a recent applicant: Due to weather restrictions, I did not want to gamble with traveling to Fuqua on the days they offered for my interview, so I elected to Skype instead. My interviewer was an AdCom member, and was one of the nicest and most authentic people I have had the pleasure of speaking with in any interview, ever, to be quite honest. I felt at ease immediately. I was offered admission and a significant scho... Read more »