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Stanford GSB Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Zoom
The interview was scheduled based on the alum’s availability and lasted for approximately 1 hour. I was matched with an alum with whom I shared the same undergrad school (different industry though). He was a 2010 GSB graduate. He was friendly and the interview flowed like a conversation – in... Read more »
Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Skype
Top-level: It was a relatively low-stress typical interview with fewer ‘situational/behavioral’ and ‘how-would-you-contribute’ questions than other schools. Tips for applicants: Don’t forget your driver’s license. Make sure to ask the interviewer to repeat their name and email very clearly so that you can write it down and thank them after... Read more »
Yale SOM Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Zoom
The interview was with a Y2 student via Zoom. Interviewer was extremely welcoming and friendly, told me it would be a very casual 30min conversation, that she had a list of questions she needed to ask and would be taking notes. We exchanged some casual ice-breakers about CNY. It was... Read more »
Minnesota Carlson Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom
The Carlson interview was very short, and it looked the Adcom member was just trying to run through the list of questions he had written down. It was a blind interview, the Adcom member only had my resume and not the rest of the application. 1. Walk me through your... Read more »
HBS Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom
Quite friendly interview involving a lot of deep dive into my resume, experiences, market views, etc. Besides the standard questions, I was asked about trends in my current and target industry, my current non-work projects, and about my interests and cultural background.
Stanford GSB Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alum / Virtual
Very friendly interviewer and a positive experience overall. Questions: – Introduce yourself and walk me through your resume. – Which accomplishment are you most proud of? (Follow up on a lot of details) – Tell me when you worked with diverse teams. (Follow up on a lot of details) –... Read more »
Stanford GSB Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Zoom
Interview was pretty conversational and easy going. About 50 mins long. Talking through key experiences with digging throughout: + Talk me through your resume. + What are you most proud of? + Tell me about a time you were challenged. + Why GSB? Why an MBA?
UCLA Anderson Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Virtual
Interview was exactly 30min. The interviewer was very engaging and friendly and I think the conversation went smoothly. The interview felt conversational and he constantly provided me with feedback. The structure of the interview was basically a few questions about the goals then more behavioral teamwork questions then concluded with... Read more »
UCLA Anderson Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Zoom
Really conversational, very chill second-year student [interviewer]. Questions: Walk me through your resume. Why an MBA, why now? Short-term/long-term goals? Plan B short-term goals? Why are you interested in finance? Why Anderson? What will you contribute to Anderson? Greatest strength/weakness? What is your best quality when working in a team?... Read more »
CBS Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Alum / Zoom
Was notified of interview invite and was matched with a recent alum and instructed to schedule Zoom interview. I provided my resume to the interviewer when scheduling the interview, but the interviewer had not seem my application or read my essays. Questions asked: Why MBA / why CBS? Short term... Read more »
Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / AdCom / Zoom
Interview was very friendly (~30 min) with someone from Admissions 1. Tell me about your background. 2. Why are you interested in getting an MBA? What skills do you think you’ll gain from an MBA? 3. Why Cornell specifically? 4. How do you plan on getting involved at Cornell? 5.... Read more »
CBS Interview Questions & Report: Rolling / Alumna / Zoom
Interview was pretty standard: 1. Walk me through your resume. 2. Why MBA? Why Columbia? 3. What is your leadership style? 4. Anything else you would like admissions team to know that’s not on your application? 5. Any questions for me? She submitted her feedback same day.
Berkeley Haas Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Zoom
The interview was with an alumnus who had graduated 3-4 years ago. He was not from the US, so we connected on both being internationals. the interview itself was very candid and open, it felt like a conversation. He would usually comment on my answers. The questions he asked me... Read more »
UPenn Wharton Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom
WHARTON TBD: The TBD went as expected. The link was opened just a couple of minutes before starting. We introduced ourselves before the “clock” started ticking. When the time began, everyone presented their ideas in about 65-70 seconds. Then we started to attempt converging into an idea. It wasn’t easy... Read more »
Northwestern Kellogg Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Zoom
The interview was with a local alumnus from my same industry and undergraduate university who had just graduated from the program. The overall mood was mostly formal, though it became more relaxed by the end when I started asking questions back. The questions were: 1. Walk me through your resume.... Read more »
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GPA: 3.74.GMAT: 760.USA.
GPA: 3.6.GMAT: 740.
GPA: 3.43.GMAT: 740.US.
GPA: 3.7.GMAT: 730.
Admitted: Michigan / Ross
GRE: 326 GPA: See additional notes
Post-MBA Career: Entrepreneurship
Admitted: Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB
GRE: 337 GPA: 4.0
Post-MBA Career: Non Profit/SI
Admitted: Georgetown / McDonough, UMD / Smith
GRE: 323 GPA: 3.2
Post-MBA Career: Venture Capital
Admitted: Columbia, MIT Sloan, UPenn / Wharton
GMAT: 760 GPA: 4.1
Post-MBA Career: Undecided
Admitted: Columbia, Cornell / Johnson, Georgetown / McDonough, Michigan / Ross, Northwestern / Kellogg, NYU Stern
GMAT: 730 GPA: 3.29
Post-MBA Career: Consulting