Interviews

The MBA Admissions Directors’ Recipe for Rejection

By - Nov 17, 14:47 PM   Comments [0]

We asked 13 admissions directors, “What behavior or information would cause you to reject an MBA applicant who otherwise is a strong candidate?” While the recipe for instant rejection may vary slightly from school to school, the common ingredients are ethical lapses and poor behavior. These...

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Mock Wharton TBD Reprise

By - Nov 17, 14:38 PM   Comments [0]

We are half way through November and there are a lot of lucky applicants who still face the Wharton Team-Based Discussion. Accepted hosted a mock TBD earlier this week. Frankly, that particular group did not do well during the mock. They received some fairly harsh feedback...

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Thou Shalt Not Forget Tomorrow’s Webinar!

By - Nov 10, 13:59 PM   Comments [0]

Spaces for tomorrow’s webinar, The 10 Commandments of MBA Interviews, are filling up! The webinar will take place TOMORROW (Monday, Nov. 11th) at 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET. Learn how to ace your MBA interview – sign up for The 10 Commandments of MBA Interviews...

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MBA Interview Tip 3: Phone and Skype MBA Interviews

By - Nov 7, 15:34 PM   Comments [0]

[NOTE: This post is part of a series; if interested please view the introduction. Links to the first two advice tips are below.] Phone and Skype are often used for MBA interviews when an in-person interview isn’t feasible. A phone interview is simply a conversation by phone;...

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Business, Law and Beyond: An Interview with John Engelman

By - Nov 7, 15:27 PM   Comments [0]

Want to start a business? Partner in a law firm? Go into private equity? Run a media and entertainment company? How about all of the above? Learn from someone who has done it all. And doesn’t normally give interviews. Listen to the full recording of our interview...

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Take Command of Your MBA Interview

By - Nov 7, 15:17 PM   Comments [0]

Acing an MBA interview is no easy feat! You need to simultaneously: • exude confidence without boasting; • find the balance between being too terse and talking your interviewer’s ear off; • stay positive even when a curveball is thrown at you; and • be honest and quick thinking...

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Get Ready for MBA Application Videos

By - Oct 31, 10:28 AM   Comments [0]

In an era where MBA applicants often come across as overly packaged and polished, the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management decided to shake things up last year by introducing a video component to the application in an effort to see the unscripted side...

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Gaining Poise and Confidence for Group Interview

By - Oct 29, 14:37 PM   Comments [0]

Acing a team based discussion/interview isn’t easy, but with the right prep, you’ll be able to clearly show the adcom that you are an intelligent candidate who knows how to contribute to group discussions with confidence and poise. Use the free resources listed below to...

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MBA Interview Tips Post 2: In-Person Interview with MBA Student or Alumnus

By - Oct 29, 13:54 PM   Comments [0]

Many MBA adcoms delegate the interviewing to alumni and students. In this scenario, typically second-year students interview the applicants who come to campus, and alumni interview off-campus – though in some cases, they also will conduct the local interviews. Why adcoms use method: Among other things,...

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HBS Students Offer Interview Tips

By - Oct 29, 10:16 AM   Comments [0]

When Harvard Business School recently sent out Round 1 interview invitations, the Harbus's general manager La Keisha Landrum posted an article that same afternoon letting those lucky recipients in on some of the secrets of a successful admissions interview. Here are the key takeaways from...

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