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Harvard Business School to Send Out Round 2 Interview Invitations Beginning Tomorrow

interview9As applicants to Harvard Business School (HBS) are probably well aware, Admissions Director Dee Leopold and her team are scheduled to send out the first of its Round 2 interview invitations tomorrow, Wednesday, January 28th. What about the blizzard that’s blanketing the northeastern portion of the United States, you wonder? As of yesterday, Leopold expected that invites will still go out as planned, at noon Boston time. “If we need to delay, we will let you know via this blog, a general announcement on the admissions website and also with a voicemail recording on our general phone line,” she wrote in a post to her Director’s Blog, but as of this writing, no updates.

So, some details about HBS interview invites. They will go out in two waves, one tomorrow, and a second on February 4th. Historically, HBS has sent out the bulk of its invites in the first wave. Leopold offered that her best guess is that roughly 600 applicants will receive invitations tomorrow, with another 200 or so receiving invitations next week. “I’ve said this before, but please don’t speculate or develop theories or algorithms about first vs. second,” she urged. “It doesn’t work that way. And it has nothing to do with when you submitted, where you live, or the first letter of your last name.” Continue reading…

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LBS MBA Admissions Interview Report: Round 1 / Alumna / Off-Campus

lbsThe following is a London Business School MBA Admissions Interview Report provided by a recent applicant:

I received my invitation email, which said I should reach out to the alumna assigned as my interviewer in Dubai and set up an interview within two weeks. Continue reading…

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Columbia MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Early Decision / Adcom / On-Campus

300px-Columbia_University_01The following is a report from a recent applicant who provided their Columbia EMBA admissions interview questions:

I applied early decision to the EMBA – Saturday program. My interview was on Wednesday and I received an offer for admission the next day. The interview lasted only 30 mins. The atmosphere was formal. I wore a business suit and my interviewer was dressed in business formal as well. There was a third person in the room taking notes. This is not common. I was told that this person is new and will be listening in. I was asked the following questions.
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Harvard MBA Admissions Interview Report: Round 1 / Adcom / On-campus / Admit

300px-Harvard_business_school_baker_library_2009aThe following Harvard MBA Admissions Interview summary was provided by a former applicant who was admitted to Harvard in Round One. 

I applied in round 1 and interviewed in November. I happy to report I was accepted in December! The interview process at HBS is extremely well organized. There are activities all day with various candidates interviewing at different times. I made my trip two days and would recommend others do the same. I had not formally toured the campus before being invited to interview, so I did a two day visit to get a better feeling for the school. I signed up for all of the activities on the first day and had my interview the second day in the morning. This provided me with many potential anecdotes that were fresh in my mind about the program that could be discussed in the interview.  Continue reading…

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MIT Sloan MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / AdCom / On Campus

Sloan MBA Admissions InterviewThe following is a recent applicant’s description of their MIT Sloan MBA admissions interview: Went smoothly. Lasted about 45 mins. Got admitted. The interviewer hardly smiled. Difficult to read. So don’t be discouraged by the lack of smile. Continue reading…

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Cornell Johnson MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / On Campus / Second Year Student

Cornell JohnsonThe following Cornell Johnson MBA admissions interview questions were provided by an applicant who was recently admitted to Johnson!

I applied to Johnson in round 1 through Consortium and was visiting the school for the Johnson Women in Business weekend. The admissions office reached out to me a couple of weeks before my visit and asked me if I wanted to interview during my visit on campus. Continue reading…

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Northwestern Kellogg MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2 / Alumnus / Off-Campus

kellogg doorThe following is a Northwestern Kellogg MBA admissions interview description provided by a recent applicant: 

We met at a coffee shop. It was very informal and relaxed. He had a copy of my resume, but it was otherwise blind. He took notes directly on the copy of my resume and said he had a report he had to submit afterward.

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HEC Paris MBA Admissions Interview Questions: November Round / Alumnus / Off-campus / Admit

hecparisThe following HEC Paris MBA admissions interview report was provided to us by an applicant who was recently admitted to HEC Paris!

Just got accepted to HEC Paris Sep15 intake and couldn’t be happier. I would like to share my experience in a way to thank those who have previously writed for this blog and helped me.
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Harvard MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / Adcom / On Campus / Admit

300px-Harvard_business_school_baker_library_2009aThe following Harvard MBA Admissions Interview summary was provided by a recent applicant who was recently admitted to Harvard. 

I enjoyed being on campus and personally meeting HBS students. I was fortunate to attend a class and man was I excited! The interview itself wasn’t the typical rapid fire experience I read about in MBA blogosphere, but it was a no-joke ordeal. Particularly, I didn’t get much affirmation from the two interviewers I had. They do a pretty good job at maintaining a blank face throughout the interview.  Continue reading…

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UPenn Wharton MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / TBD / Off Campus

wharton3The following is a set of Wharton MBA admissions interview questions provided by a recent applicant:

I arrived there an hour earlier and I met two interviewees. After ~30min the other two also arrived. So we went in and got started.

The team composition was :2 consultants, one ex-consultant and current health care, one private equity, one investment management. I guess our team was strong: 2 of them were going to be interviewed at HBS in the weekend.
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Chicago Booth MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-Campus Hub

300px-UChicago_Booth_School_exteriorThe following is a report from an applicant who was invited to interview at Chicago Booth. The applicant shares their Booth MBA admissions interview questions: 

I chose to do the interview at the hub in Shanghai because I heard that interviews at hub will be done with Adcom and elsewhere will be done with alum. I wanted to be interviewed with Adcom because I thought it would be more standardized and more value-added. 
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