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Tulane University phone interview (help) [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2011, 14:17
Hello,

So after applying for the MSF program at Tulane university (R2), i got an invite to do a phone interview.

I have some questions regarding this since this is my first phone interview ( and 3rd overall lol )

1- Is it a good or bad sign to be invited for an interview?
2- What kind of questions should i expect? Is there anyone here that did the phone interview with Tulane university? (if so please tell me questions if you remember)

Some details about me:

Kuwaiti, Male 23 years old.
BSC in Finance, overall GPA: 3.40. Major GPA: 3.80. / GMAT: 600 and TOEFL: 102
Work: not much, been and still working at Central Bank of Kuwait.

Extras: received a one week training each at Deustche bank-LDN and at Societe Generale-PARIS, Awarded with full paid scholarship to study abroad(MSF and PHD in finance), attended WCG (2004) as Kuwait team leader, and helped organizing many video games tournaments in Kuwait.


Thanks!
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Re: Tulane University phone interview (help) [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2011, 08:18
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A interview is a good sign, as it demonstrates that they are interested in you. It also represents a very important step for you, as it exhibits a strong influence over whether you are accepted.

As for preparation, Tulane can ask all sorts of questions. Obviously, know why you are applying to Tulane, why now, why not an MBA, and so forth. Know about the city (I'm actually from New Orleans, by the way) and some of the faculty members.

Also, read the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Economist daily in order to prepare you for any possible questions from current affairs. They might also ask technical questions, but your educational background should guide you through that.

And, of course, know about your company and its history. Be able to fully describe your duties.
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Re: Tulane University phone interview (help) [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2011, 09:59
Thanks for the reply. helpful.

Anyone did the phone interview before?
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Re: Tulane University phone interview (help) [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2011, 13:12
I wish I would have joined earlier to help you out. I'm sure you've already done the interview, but if you haven't, it's mostly behavioral questions like "Give an example of a time you held a leadership position" or "Tell about a time at work/school something didn't go the way you planned." They also give you a chance to make a final statement and explain anything about your application.

I was accepted in Tulane's MFIN Round 2 admissions with:

a BS in Finance from a large state school (Louisiana St./May '11)
a 3.3 GPA
640 GMAT
no relevant financial work experience/internships

But, I also had a chance to meet with members of the admissions committee face-to-face and I'm a native New Orleanian, which I think gave me an advantage.

Hope this isn't too late to help!
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Re: Tulane University phone interview (help) [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2011, 20:30
Hi,

Yes actually i already did the interview. However the questions i got were mostly general.

Like:
1- Introduce yourself?
2- Why are you applying to the MSF program? Short-term and long-term career goals.
3- How did hear about our program?
4- What was the most experience that impacted you as a leader.
5- What is you job and the duties?

and some other questions but mostly general and last to give a final statement to the committee

Am Kuwaiti, 23 Male,
GPA 3.40, MajorGPA (in Finance) 3.80 from Kuwait University.
TOEFL: 102
GMAT: 600

I got an email after the interview in 5 days and got accepted :)!
Re: Tulane University phone interview (help)   [#permalink] 07 Mar 2011, 20:30
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