Posts Tagged ‘interview advice’

The Art of Interviewing—Are You a “Can” or a “Cannot”?

By - Oct 4, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

“I am doomed… This is a disaster… I really never expected this… What am I going to do?” This from Daniel, a prospective PhD student. I couldn’t imagine what had happened to cause such a negative response, especially as Daniel is a very strong candidate with...

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Everything You Need to Know About Preparing for Your MBA Interview

By - Nov 23, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Congratulations on receiving your MBA interview invite – you should feel great about making it this far in the admissions process! Just when you thought it was time to sit back and relax, it’s now time to tackle your next challenge: preparing for your interview. There...

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Tell Me About Your Weaknesses [MBA Interview Questions Series]

By - Nov 11, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

  This blog post is part of a series of articles analyzing some of the most popular MBA interview questions and how to best respond to them. In this post, we’ll address "What is your weakness?": Reason for asking the question: To ensure the applicant is humble enough to...

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3 Keys to Successful Interview Preparation

By - Nov 1, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

  “3 Keys to Successful Interview Preparation” is excerpted from MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools, by Linda Abraham and Judy Gruen. Throughout this book I’ve emphasized the importance of knowing your goals, knowing the schools where you apply, and knowing...

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Ace Your In-Person Business School Interview with a Student or Alumnus

By - Feb 5, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

This post is part of a series exploring the different forms MBA interviews take and how you can ace them all! Many MBA adcoms delegate the interviewing to alumni and students. In this scenario, typically second-year students interview the applicants who come to campus, and alumni...

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5 Steps to Follow After You Receive Your MBA Interview Invite

By - Oct 30, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Congratulations! You have made it through one colossal hurdle. Follow these 5 steps to best prepare for the next stage of the MBA admissions process: 1. Relax! Take a deep breath. Anxiety will not help you in the interview or for your next step in the process:...

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6 Tips for Talking About Your Weaknesses

By - Oct 9, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

How do you react when you read/hear the weakness question? With this question, schools are assessing how well you self evaluate. Like a business problem, they want to hear your plan of action, your implementation, and your success rate. Here are some tips to help you...

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Prepare for Interviews with Positive Imagery

By - Sep 18, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

Imagine yourself standing on a tennis court: Picture yourself tossing the ball into the air and then smashed an ace serve right past your opponent. Then, walk into your interview and nail that too. Why should you think about tennis when you could be spending...

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The Columbia MBA Interview – A Fresh Lens

By - Sep 3, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

“Do I want this person in my network for the rest of my life?” In a recent Q&A session, Emily French Thomas, Columbia MBA Admissions Director, provided insight into the current Columbia MBA application interview process. A key takeaway: social and emotional IQ are key. Columbia interviews...

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The Art of Interviewing—Are You a “Can” or a “Cannot”?

By - Aug 20, 08:33 AM   Comments [0]

“I am doomed…. This is a disaster….I really never expected this… What am I going to do?” This from Daniel, a prospective PH.D student. I couldn’t imagine what had happened to cause such a negative response, especially as Daniel is a very strong candidate with...

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