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Re: McDonough 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2012, 11:04
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I too submitted my app late in the process, about 10 minutes before the deadline. I was very surprised to see the interview invite arrive in my inbox so soon. I'm trying to convince my wife it would make sense to fly to Shanghai or Paris for the interview (I live in the US), but I'm not winning the battle yet.


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Re: McDonough 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2012, 07:19
Minor bump (and first post...)!

Applied for R2 and my interview is this afternoon! Butterflies are having a party in my stomach. Has anyone in R2 already had their interview? How'd it go for you?
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Re: McDonough 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2012, 08:45
I had my on-campus interview on Wednesday. The interview went really fast. I was told the decision date is March 15th. Thinking of another 2 months of waiting, I wish I had sent out some applications in round one.
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Re: McDonough 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2012, 08:46
good luck, krzt!
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Minor bump (and first post...)!

Applied for R2 and my interview is this afternoon! Butterflies are having a party in my stomach. Has anyone in R2 already had their interview? How'd it go for you?
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Re: McDonough 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2012, 09:31
Thanks, Poesy! Just sit back and relax now. :)
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Re: McDonough 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2012, 10:29
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Minor bump (and first post...)!

Applied for R2 and my interview is this afternoon! Butterflies are having a party in my stomach. Has anyone in R2 already had their interview? How'd it go for you?


Tell us about your interview! :)
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Minor bump (and first post...)!

Applied for R2 and my interview is this afternoon! Butterflies are having a party in my stomach. Has anyone in R2 already had their interview? How'd it go for you?


Tell us about your interview! :)


My interview lasted exactly 30 minutes (as I'm sure other people have already mentioned in previous app rounds) in the MBA Full-Time office on campus. It was easy enough to find other people's posts on what the interview questions would be, so I wasn't really surprised by any of the questions my interviewer (an adcom member) asked. These are the questions she asked me (in no particular order):

-Why an MBA? Why now?
-Have you considered pursuing a policy degree? (due to my nonprofit leanings and interests, but I've applied for dual degree)
-How did you become interested in (area of interest)?
-How have you stayed involved in (area of interest)?
-Tell me about a time you faced a difficult interpersonal conflict.
-Can you remember a time that you had to apply a specific skill to work that you hadn't used in a while? How did you do it?
-Tell me about a time that you had to give someone unfortunate or difficult news.
-Do you have any questions for me?

My interviewer was incredibly nice and friendly, which put me at ease, but was pretty hard to read. At the end of the interview, she went on to describe what happens next:

-Interviewer does a write up of the interview summarizing important points
-Write up goes to application file and app is fully reviewed by a member of adcom
-Adcom convenes to "debate" on merits of each application and the member that read your file and your interviewer have opportunities to defend your app

Overall, was a pretty painless process. Now it's time to play the waiting game for the next 2 months!
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Re: McDonough 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2012, 15:00
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krzt wrote:
Minor bump (and first post...)!

Applied for R2 and my interview is this afternoon! Butterflies are having a party in my stomach. Has anyone in R2 already had their interview? How'd it go for you?


Tell us about your interview! :)


My interview lasted exactly 30 minutes (as I'm sure other people have already mentioned in previous app rounds) in the MBA Full-Time office on campus. It was easy enough to find other people's posts on what the interview questions would be, so I wasn't really surprised by any of the questions my interviewer (an adcom member) asked. These are the questions she asked me (in no particular order):

-Why an MBA? Why now?
-Have you considered pursuing a policy degree? (due to my nonprofit leanings and interests, but I've applied for dual degree)
-How did you become interested in (area of interest)?
-How have you stayed involved in (area of interest)?
-Tell me about a time you faced a difficult interpersonal conflict.
-Can you remember a time that you had to apply a specific skill to work that you hadn't used in a while? How did you do it?
-Tell me about a time that you had to give someone unfortunate or difficult news.
-Do you have any questions for me?

My interviewer was incredibly nice and friendly, which put me at ease, but was pretty hard to read. At the end of the interview, she went on to describe what happens next:

-Interviewer does a write up of the interview summarizing important points
-Write up goes to application file and app is fully reviewed by a member of adcom
-Adcom convenes to "debate" on merits of each application and the member that read your file and your interviewer have opportunities to defend your app

Overall, was a pretty painless process. Now it's time to play the waiting game for the next 2 months!


Thank you so much for sharing your experience. My interview is in 10 days and I'll def use this post as a guide.

Good luck!
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Re: McDonough 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2012, 15:11
I'm sure you'll do great! From what I've read, the interviewers are all pretty nice and try to make you feel comfortable. Let us know how you did after your interview!
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Re: McDonough 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2012, 19:44
Hi,

Did anyone from India in R2 got an interview invite..?
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Re: McDonough 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2012, 20:51
interview scheduled for wed 1/25, I will report back afterwards with a summary of the experience
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Re: McDonough 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2012, 13:38
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Good afternoon fellow applicants, this morning I had my Rd 2 interview on-campus with an Assistant Director of Admissions. The questions were pretty straightforward and I had a good idea of what to expect after reading through these forums and the clearadmit wiki. However, there were a bit more "behavioral" style questions than I anticipated (i.e. "tell me about a time when..."). The interview was scheduled for 30 min, but we went for almost 45 min, mostly due to additional questions I had about the program. My interviewer had not read my file, so she was seeing my resume for the first time during the interview. The questions (as i remember) went as follows:

1) Tell me about your "journey" - how have you ended up here applying for McDonough? (essentially the "walk me through your resume" question)
2) What are your immediate post-MBA goals?
3) Why do you need an MBA to reach your goals?
4) Tell me more about what you do in your current job
5) Tell me about how you have motivated others / led a team
6) Tell me about a time you navigated a difficult interpersonal situation
7) What kind of international experiences have you had?
8) Questions for me?

Like I said, more behavioral / past experiences questions than I anticipated, but I think that is partially because I breezed through the why mba / why now part pretty quickly. Overall the experience was very relaxed, the interviewer was friendly and I felt pretty comfortable the whole time.
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Re: McDonough 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2012, 17:34
@NerdBasher - Thank you very much for sharing your experience. All the best

@all - Any interview invites for Indians yet...?
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Re: McDonough 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2012, 02:31
Guys, did your status changed in the application.
I am still waiting. MY Status is still submitted

Application:
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Application for Admission was submitted on 1/4/2012
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Re: McDonough 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2012, 05:31
I don't know how often they update the status on the actual application page. I've already interviewed and my status is still "application submitted" as well.
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Re: McDonough 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2012, 05:38
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Guys, did your status changed in the application.
I am still waiting. MY Status is still submitted

Application:
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Application for Admission was submitted on 1/4/2012


I just interviewed yesterday and my status still says "submitted" when I log in. I found out about my interview invite via email, which contains a link to a registration page where you set an appointment for a specific time slot to interview on campus. I would suggest sending admissions an email to make sure they haven't been trying to reach you.
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Re: McDonough 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2012, 06:42
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Guys, did your status changed in the application.
I am still waiting. MY Status is still submitted

Application:
Application for Admission

Application for Admission was submitted on 1/4/2012


I just interviewed yesterday and my status still says "submitted" when I log in. I found out about my interview invite via email, which contains a link to a registration page where you set an appointment for a specific time slot to interview on campus. I would suggest sending admissions an email to make sure they haven't been trying to reach you.


I just checked again, when you click on Application for Admission, then you find on the left hand "Application Status".
Mine states
Processed Status Processed: complete - ready for review - official

All documents are shown and the actual status is also shown.
What is your status say on the Application Status page?
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Re: McDonough 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2012, 08:51
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Guys, did your status changed in the application.
I am still waiting. MY Status is still submitted

Application:
Application for Admission

Application for Admission was submitted on 1/4/2012


I just interviewed yesterday and my status still says "submitted" when I log in. I found out about my interview invite via email, which contains a link to a registration page where you set an appointment for a specific time slot to interview on campus. I would suggest sending admissions an email to make sure they haven't been trying to reach you.


I just checked again, when you click on Application for Admission, then you find on the left hand "Application Status".
Mine states
Processed Status Processed: complete - ready for review - official

All documents are shown and the actual status is also shown.
What is your status say on the Application Status page?

That's what I meant in my post. My application status is still "submitted", but I've already interviewed. I don't think the application page is as up to date as their email communication is.
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Re: McDonough 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2012, 09:07
Mine still says submitted, no invite.

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Re: McDonough 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2012, 13:09
Judging by the profiles, I'm assuming applicants with high GMAT scores are receiving early interview calls, makes sense!
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