Well, I just finished my interview on campus earlier this week. I got to the campus a few hours early so I could visit a few of the centers that they had. It was a great choice. I had the time to not only talk to a lot of the UW MBA staff, but several of them asked me the basic questions about why UW, why an MBA, what do I do now, etc. It was a great way to learn more about the program, my interviewer, and the career prospects after my MBA. The people that are there are more than happy to answer any question and were extremely nice and energetic. Overall I had a great interview experience.
As far as the actual interview, the interview was extremely nice and laid back. I think that the laid back attitude is one of the things that sets UW apart from most other business schools. But, back to the interview, I felt extremely prepared. To prepare I went to accepted.com
and looked up previous interview questions that had been asked. I think about 50% of the questions were asked and by thinking about my personal answers ahead of time, I had the best interview possible. To help you out here is the list I compiled:
What is your biggest professional failure?
Assume you are interviewing for a position with a firm, and there are 9 other applicants who have recently received their MBAs. How would you convince the hiring manager to hire you?
Why an MBA? Why now? Why with UW?
What do you think our expectations are of UW MBA students?
What would you do if MBA program did not exist?
Describe a day of an MBA student
What has been your best experience with a team? Worst? Why?
Put yourself in the admissions seat, what is the weakest part of your application, and then argue why we should see through that.
Given that your work experience is slightly less than others, what do you think will be the determining factor for someone to hire you over other more experienced applicants with similar MBA degrees for a job after completion of your MBA degree?
Tell me about a leader that you admire, and what traits do you admire about him/her the most.
If there is no MBA, what is your plan?
What do you think your chosen companies will hire you instead of other candidates?
What is your weakness?
What can you contribute to our program?
How have you shown your leadership abilities?
What do you do for fun?
Hope this helps you out and anyone else that will be interviewing.
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