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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2012, 02:54
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Had my interview with an Alum.. My interviewer just asked me 4 questions: 1.Resume 2. Goals 3. Why Booth 4. Why not XYZ.. It was all done in 15 min... And then proceeded to answer my question for 25 minutes... Is this good or bad??


I would say good. If an interviewer didn't like you, they wouldn't spend 25 minutes answering your questions. They would a) ask you a few more questions to re affirm they didn't like you OR b) try and end the 'ask me a question' part sooner. Also, 4 effective answers can create a much better impression than 8 average answers. The questions he asked you seem to indicate that he wanted clarity of thought. If you answered both Why Chicago AND Why Not XYZ (what was XYZ btw?) it shows you are a clear headed person.

Take it positively, sip some mai tais, and wait for the result :) Cheers!
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2012, 14:45
Had my interview this week. It was supposed to last 45mn but only lasted 35mn or so. I don't think it went very well but it wasn't a train wreck either. I am disappointed by my performance but we'll see when comes the admission decision in December.

For people who still have to interview:
- Why Booth?
- Why an MBA and how will it help you reach your goals?
- Leadership example?
- How do you work in a group?
- 3 words your friends would say about you
- Do you have questions?
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2012, 06:43
Had my interview last week with an alum. The interview was scheduled for 45 minutes but lasted for two hours. The questions were very standard (though he never asked me to walk through the resume). The alum was very enthusiastic about Booth and, post interview, even connected me with a Booth alum with similar background as mine. Overall, it was a very nice experience and left a very positive impression on me.

Best of luck with your apps!
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2012, 09:58
Had my interview today! The interviewer was very casual - we met at a bakery and talked for a little over an hour. He asked the following questions as he ate an omelet and toast:

1. Tell me about yourself and your CV.
1.5 Why didn`t you put (story I mentioned as an aside) on your resume?
2. How was your experience in (specific consulting project I had done)?
3. What do you think about a career in finance? (Neither he nor I work in finance, so I didn`t know what to make of this, but answered well I think)
4. Why do you want an MBA?
5. It seems like you are interested in the learning part of the MBA, but what about the people you will meet?
6. Why Chicago?

Then it turned into a back and forth about the school, and he asked if I had any questions. I asked 4 or 5 questions and we wrapped up.

Let`s see how it goes! I studied for the interview by turning my whole essay into answers to specific questions based on posts here, mainly:

0. (studied my resume in detail)
1. What is your post-MBA goal and why?
2. Why do you need an MBA to do that?
3. Why Booth?
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2012, 18:52
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Did my Booth interview on campus. Not sure that I made my best impression, but the interviewer was nice.

I had a much better interaction with a current student who sat waiting with me and another guy for the 15 minutes before our interviews. Now, if I was running admissions, putting a second person to shoot the breeze with and casually evaluate the candidate in a comfortable setting before the interview is exactly the kind of thing I would do. Anybody know if that's possibly what was going on? We had a pleasant conversation and talked all about our backgrounds, but I was a little confused in what capacity she was there.


I will second what Cheets said ..... The aim of the current students is to put you at ease. When we put our 'interview greeter' hat on, we are there as a resource for all of you to help relax a bit. We don't even meet the admission officers post- or pre- interviews and don't even know who is the perspective student interviewing with!

So, next time you see one of us loitering around the office, offering a handshake ...... Please be rest assured that it is with your best interests in mind :)
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2012, 10:23
interview ok and feedback sent, eager for 19th of December. can't wait.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2012, 10:29
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interview ok and feedback sent, eager for 19th of December. can't wait.


Do you get an email when he submits the feedback?
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2012, 10:55
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interview ok and feedback sent, eager for 19th of December. can't wait.


Do you get an email when he submits the feedback?


noup, she just told me responding to my thank you email.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2012, 09:11
Do people who have been interviewed so far get responses to thank you emails ? I have had 4 interviews so far and got only 1 response for my thank you emails. Hope response to thank you emails has no correlation to performance in the interview.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2012, 09:48
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2012, 11:01
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Do people who have been interviewed so far get responses to thank you emails ? I have had 4 interviews so far and got only 1 response for my thank you emails. Hope response to thank you emails has no correlation to performance in the interview.


people usually don't respond to thank you mails. so don't worry about it.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2012, 11:31
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Do people who have been interviewed so far get responses to thank you emails ? I have had 4 interviews so far and got only 1 response for my thank you emails. Hope response to thank you emails has no correlation to performance in the interview.


people usually don't respond to thank you mails. so don't worry about it.



Agreed. Interviewers - 2nd yrs, alums, adcoms - are super busy people, so I wouldn't take that a negative sign. There have definitely been times when I didn't respond to thank yous from people I've interviewed who received offers at my company. Just go with how you felt during the interview.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2012, 21:58
I was invited for an interview with an alumnus in my local city in India. The alumnus invited me to her office for the interview. She started by introducing herself and walking me through her career. Then she asked me about myself. I was expecting 4-5 questions in total from her, but she ended up asking a lot of questions from me. She had a sample questionnaire with her (probably sent to her by Booth) and she kept on asking questions, and taking notes. Majority of questions were behavioral in nature. Though I do not remember all the questions that she asked, following are some of the questions:

Walk me through your life since school highlighting the key instances when you took significant decisions that have shaped you today
Tell me about a time when you had to resolve a conflict
Tell me about a time when you had to prioritize things at work
What its your leadership style
Give me three words that your superior will use to describe you
Give me three words that your subordinates will use to describe you
Give me three words how you will describe yourself
Tell me a time when you had to motivate a team
Goals
What is the most important thing that you have present in your career so far?
What go you think are your key strengths?
What go you think are your key weaknesses
How has your thinking changed during you're work experience. Give an example to elaborate.
Tell me about a time when you failed and were not able to make up again
Is there anything else that were have not covered and you want to highlight
You have mentioned in your resume that traveling and reading are your hobby. Where all have you traveled and what books do you like to read
Why Booth
How will you contribute to the Booth community

Then she gave me sometime to ask her questions. In total the interview lasted for one hour.

Hope this helps!
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2012, 00:03
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I was invited for an interview with an alumnus in my local city in India. The alumnus invited me to her office for the interview. She started by introducing herself and walking me through her career. Then she asked me about myself. I was expecting 4-5 questions in total from her, but she ended up asking a lot of questions from me. She had a sample questionnaire with her (probably sent to her by Booth) and she kept on asking questions, and taking notes. Majority of questions were behavioral in nature. Though I do not remember all the questions that she asked, following are some of the questions:

Walk me through your life since school highlighting the key instances when you took significant decisions that have shaped you today
Tell me about a time when you had to resolve a conflict
Tell me about a time when you had to prioritize things at work
What its your leadership style
Give me three words that your superior will use to describe you
Give me three words that your subordinates will use to describe you
Give me three words how you will describe yourself
Tell me a time when you had to motivate a team
Goals
What is the most important thing that you have present in your career so far?
What go you think are your key strengths?
What go you think are your key weaknesses
How has your thinking changed during you're work experience. Give an example to elaborate.
Tell me about a time when you failed and were not able to make up again
Is there anything else that were have not covered and you want to highlight
You have mentioned in your resume that traveling and reading are your hobby. Where all have you traveled and what books do you like to read
Why Booth
How will you contribute to the Booth community

Then she gave me sometime to ask her questions. In total the interview lasted for one hour.

Hope this helps!


Whoa! That's a lot of questions for an interview. And you say these are only 'some' of the questions? Wow! I am planning to apply to Booth in Rd 2 - will need to prepare extremely well it seems for the interview :)
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2012, 01:30
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I was invited for an interview with an alumnus in my local city in India. The alumnus invited me to her office for the interview. She started by introducing herself and walking me through her career. Then she asked me about myself. I was expecting 4-5 questions in total from her, but she ended up asking a lot of questions from me. She had a sample questionnaire with her (probably sent to her by Booth) and she kept on asking questions, and taking notes. Majority of questions were behavioral in nature. Though I do not remember all the questions that she asked, following are some of the questions:

Walk me through your life since school highlighting the key instances when you took significant decisions that have shaped you today
Tell me about a time when you had to resolve a conflict
Tell me about a time when you had to prioritize things at work
What its your leadership style
Give me three words that your superior will use to describe you
Give me three words that your subordinates will use to describe you
Give me three words how you will describe yourself
Tell me a time when you had to motivate a team
Goals
What is the most important thing that you have present in your career so far?
What go you think are your key strengths?
What go you think are your key weaknesses
How has your thinking changed during you're work experience. Give an example to elaborate.
Tell me about a time when you failed and were not able to make up again
Is there anything else that were have not covered and you want to highlight
You have mentioned in your resume that traveling and reading are your hobby. Where all have you traveled and what books do you like to read
Why Booth
How will you contribute to the Booth community

Then she gave me sometime to ask her questions. In total the interview lasted for one hour.

Hope this helps!


Whoa! That's a lot of questions for an interview. And you say these are only 'some' of the questions? Wow! I am planning to apply to Booth in Rd 2 - will need to prepare extremely well it seems for the interview :)


I had my interview in India too. It lasted an hour and questions were broadly similar.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2012, 03:28
Hey, does anyone know if the results are supposed to be out by Dec 19 or on Dec 19?
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2012, 04:33
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I was invited for an interview with an alumnus in my local city in India. The alumnus invited me to her office for the interview. She started by introducing herself and walking me through her career. Then she asked me about myself. I was expecting 4-5 questions in total from her, but she ended up asking a lot of questions from me. She had a sample questionnaire with her (probably sent to her by Booth) and she kept on asking questions, and taking notes. Majority of questions were behavioral in nature. Though I do not remember all the questions that she asked, following are some of the questions:

Walk me through your life since school highlighting the key instances when you took significant decisions that have shaped you today
Tell me about a time when you had to resolve a conflict
Tell me about a time when you had to prioritize things at work
What its your leadership style
Give me three words that your superior will use to describe you
Give me three words that your subordinates will use to describe you
Give me three words how you will describe yourself
Tell me a time when you had to motivate a team
Goals
What is the most important thing that you have present in your career so far?
What go you think are your key strengths?
What go you think are your key weaknesses
How has your thinking changed during you're work experience. Give an example to elaborate.
Tell me about a time when you failed and were not able to make up again
Is there anything else that were have not covered and you want to highlight
You have mentioned in your resume that traveling and reading are your hobby. Where all have you traveled and what books do you like to read
Why Booth
How will you contribute to the Booth community

Then she gave me sometime to ask her questions. In total the interview lasted for one hour.

Hope this helps!

Dude, that seems like a killer of an interview. Not necessarily bad though to spend a lot of time with your interviewer, even if they are grilling you!
Let us know how this turns out.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2012, 04:35
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Hey, does anyone know if the results are supposed to be out by Dec 19 or on Dec 19?


I would say on the 19th. But they tend to call all the admits a day before the final decision date.
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