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Aug 26, 2015

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Columbia MBA Admissions Interview Report: Early Decision / Alum / Off campus

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 »

Aug 25, 2015

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MBA Interview Jitters? Don’t Miss Clear Admit’s Latest Interview Guides

We know. The interview can be one of the most nerve-wracking components of the entire MBA application process. But it doesn’t have to be. Clear Admit’s in-depth Interview Guide Series provides expert advice and insider tips on what to expect and how to prepare—helping you quash the MBA interview jitters and ace the interview. A sample page from one of the guides. With interview invites already rolling out at schools like Columbia Business School and Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, now’s the... Read more »

Aug 21, 2015

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Clear Admit Keeps Applicants on Top of Approaching MBA Application Deadlines

Admissions teams are on the road meeting with prospective applicants around the globe, applications are now live for all of the leading MBA programs and interviews are even already underway at a handful of schools. The MBA application season is officially in full swing, and Clear Admit is primed to keep you on top of all the MBA application deadlines ahead. Our comprehensive Deadline Calendar is fully up to date, offering a single spot where you can quickly confirm that you’re on track for each ... Read more »

Aug 1, 2015

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Columbia MBA Admissions Interview Report: J-Term / Alum / Off campus

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 »

Jun 24, 2015

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NYU Stern MBA Admissions Interview Report: Round 1 / Adcom / On-Campus

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 »

Jun 24, 2015

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CMU / Tepper MBA Admissions Interview Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Skype

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 »

May 27, 2015

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Columbia MBA Admissions Interview Report: Regular Decision / Alumnus / Off Campus

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 »

Apr 17, 2015

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Fridays From the Frontline: UCLA Anderson Interview Debrief

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 »

Apr 10, 2015

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Georgetown McDonough MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / Second Year Student / On Campus

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 »

Mar 24, 2015

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Berkeley Haas MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2 / First-Year Student / On Campus

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 »

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