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Questions to the interviewer. [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2006, 05:26
In integral part of any alumni interview is when you ask the alumni. I believe this to be a very important part, because sometimes the questions you ask tell mre about you then the answers you give.
So, mind discussing the "knock 'em dead" questions?

I would ask about the networking possibilities of the school, because this is something that every alumni should be inerested in.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2006, 08:01
How about "Are you happy that you went to XYZ school?"

People could respond to this for hours and it seems to hit the big picture: overall that school is a good choice.
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Re: Questions to the interviewer. [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2006, 08:38
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In integral part of any alumni interview is when you ask the alumni. I believe this to be a very important part, because sometimes the questions you ask tell mre about you then the answers you give.
So, mind discussing the "knock 'em dead" questions?

I would ask about the networking possibilities of the school, because this is something that every alumni should be inerested in.


Thanx Helg...I think this is a very good topic for discussion...most of the times, i don't know what to ask...with alumni it's better...one can ask questions like - if you were to go back in time, would you still apply for the school? or how is the housing situation on campus, etc.

But what about AdCom? I mean, most of the information is present on their website or elsewhere...i don't want them to go...daah! did you do your research?!
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2006, 10:05
Admittely adcom might be more difficult. I hadn't thought of that. All of my interviews have been with current students or alumni.

I'm glad someone brought this up cause my standard questions are always related to how they enjoyed their time at the school, campus life, etc. Thats not stuff an adcom can really answer.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2006, 10:31
What about:
How do you expect alumni to contribute to the school (expect taking part in the admission process occasionally? (giving and not taking)
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2006, 10:51
One question should definitely refer to his/her experience at xyz school. They tend to like that kind of question, since its gives the opportiunity to talk about themselves/their experience.
The second question should refer to the curriculium/academics.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2006, 11:25
Just confirmed w/ GSB, on campus interviews are all conducted by second year students.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2006, 11:26
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One question should definitely refer to his/her experience at xyz school. They tend to like that kind of question, since its gives the opportiunity to talk about themselves/their experience.
The second question should refer to the curriculium/academics.


Good points! I may also suggest the question on extracur possibilities of the b-school. I actually asked my Kellogg alumni interviewer about his experience with various student clubs. This topic seemed to strike a chord with him.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2006, 03:03
On Business Week site I also came upon a number of questions that one successful applicant recommends:
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Questions to Ask
1. Quote a comment that you read about the school in an article like "X tries to increase the average GMAT". Ask the interviewer about how the school plans to increase the GMAT and what is the rationale behind it (make sure that you ask the question pertaining to that school, don't ask about X if you are not interviewing for X).
2. How strong is the alumni network of the school?
3. What are the events that alumni organize?
4. How strong is the alumni network in your country (if you are an international student)?
5. What kind of partnerships does the school have with other business schools?
6. How strong is the association of the school with the parent University?
7. Can you take courses at other schools in the university (like school of engineering, etc.)?
8. What is the ratio of tenured to visiting faculty?
9. Does the school have chaired professors and centers for advanced studies in topic of your interest?
10. Any tips on housing in the city and things to do outdoors in the area?
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2006, 04:08
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2006, 08:41
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Cool thing! I used it when I was preparing for my today's GSB interview. Will post the report soon. But first I need to eat some pelmeni and drink some vodka :-D
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