MBA Interview Tip: Have Questions Prepared
During an MBA interview (or really any interview), you're going to want to be prepared to answer any questions the interviewer throws your way. That means you'll want to make sure you know why you want to attend your target school, why now is the best time to attend b-school, and what you intend to get out of the experience.
There's another element to the interview, however, that you'll want to prepare for—the asking part. That is, if you think of an interview as a two-way street (as you should), then you'll need to have some questions of your own prepared when the tables turn and YOU become the interviewer yourself.
Here are some pointers to help you come up with intelligent questions:
Clear, pointed questions about how the program, the faculty, the clubs, and activities will impact your career, educational, and personal goals is a good place to start. I can't give specific examples of such individualized questions, but the following should help you trigger queries that are specific to you:
If your interview is with a second-year student or alum, you can ask about his or her experience at your target school. For example:
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