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Calling all HKUST Applicants: (2016 Intake) Class of 2018!!

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Guys! Can you kindly help, how much time typically between the 2 interviews? I had my first one with current student on 1st Feb!
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Any calls or emails about the admission result?
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New post 05 Feb 2016, 09:54
Received an email notification for my second interview today. The gap between my first interview and the notification was a fortnight. All the best to everyone who's still in contention. :)
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Did anyone of you guys received a notification/admission after the interview?
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Had my second interview yesterday, very warm and friendly and made me feel extremely comfortable.

Questions included:
1) Walk me through your resume
2) Why HKUST, Why MBA
3) What would you do if in your study group you had two team members who were at logger heads
4) What are you excited about from an MBA program and what are you afraid off?
5) How did you get involved in your entrepreneurial venture?
6) What 3 words would your classmates use to describe you post MBA?

Overall I felt happy about the interview and hope for a positive result
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stuli1989 wrote:
Had my second interview yesterday, very warm and friendly and made me feel extremely comfortable.

Questions included:
1) Walk me through your resume
2) Why HKUST, Why MBA
3) What would you do if in your study group you had two team members who were at logger heads
4) What are you excited about from an MBA program and what are you afraid off?
5) How did you get involved in your entrepreneurial venture?
6) What 3 words would your classmates use to describe you post MBA?

Overall I felt happy about the interview and hope for a positive result


I also had almost similar questions. The first question she asked me was on what I liked about my first interview. Its been more than two weeks since I had my first interview and I vaguely remember what exactly I discussed in my first interview. This question caught me off guard. She did grill me on my goals and on resolving the conflict among team members.

Overall, it was more of conversational in nature though she was grilling me on my answers. It went for almost 30 minutes.
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stuli1989 wrote:
Had my second interview yesterday, very warm and friendly and made me feel extremely comfortable.

Questions included:
1) Walk me through your resume
2) Why HKUST, Why MBA
3) What would you do if in your study group you had two team members who were at logger heads
4) What are you excited about from an MBA program and what are you afraid off?
5) How did you get involved in your entrepreneurial venture?
6) What 3 words would your classmates use to describe you post MBA?

Overall I felt happy about the interview and hope for a positive result



A fellow entrepreneur! I had my interview yesterday as well and was asked more or less the same questions (I was asked a couple of questions related to my GMAT - I scored a little less than 700 - and would I accept HKUST ahead of another US B-School where I have secured an admission). I wouldn't be surprised if we had the same panel.

Are you applying from the US or from Asia?
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Got the acceptance call today!!!
Indian candidate, completed 2nd interview with Adcom on Monday, Feb 15th!!
All the best to those who are awaiting results.
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Got the acceptance call today!!!
Indian candidate, completed 2nd interview with Adcom on Monday, Feb 15th!!
All the best to those who are awaiting results.


Me too. Admitted with $$. :D

Indian candidate as well, completed the 2nd interview on the same date as yourself. Is there a Whatsapp group or something similar for admitted candidates?
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ananddas1984 wrote:
Got the acceptance call today!!!
Indian candidate, completed 2nd interview with Adcom on Monday, Feb 15th!!
All the best to those who are awaiting results.


ananddas1984 many congratulations.

How was your interview with the ad-com ?

Has your university already sent the official transcripts to HKUST ?

HKUST's requirement is a bit unusual in that generally colleges ask for original transcripts only after accepting the admission offer .

It seems that HKUST asks for original transciprts prior to admission offer. Here is the excerpt from the email I received for my 2nd round interview .

[i]"2. Original copies of academic document(s). If you are attending a Skype interview, you can mail the document(s) to the MBA Office:
- Official transcript in an envelope sealed by your University / the issuing organization"


Is my understanding correct ?

Thanks.
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ananddas1984 wrote:
Got the acceptance call today!!!
Indian candidate, completed 2nd interview with Adcom on Monday, Feb 15th!!
All the best to those who are awaiting results.


Me too. Admitted with $$. :D

Indian candidate as well, completed the 2nd interview on the same date as yourself. Is there a Whatsapp group or something similar for admitted candidates?


akabaka9999 many congratualtions.

Also an Indian Candidate. I interviewed on 16th. How did you answer the question -

"3) What would you do if in your study group you had two team members who were at logger heads"

I got a couple of follow up questions on this .
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akabaka9999 wrote:
ananddas1984 wrote:
Got the acceptance call today!!!
Indian candidate, completed 2nd interview with Adcom on Monday, Feb 15th!!
All the best to those who are awaiting results.


Me too. Admitted with $$. :D

Indian candidate as well, completed the 2nd interview on the same date as yourself. Is there a Whatsapp group or something similar for admitted candidates?


akabaka9999 many congratualtions.

Also an Indian Candidate. I interviewed on 16th. How did you answer the question -

"3) What would you do if in your study group you had two team members who were at logger heads"

I got a couple of follow up questions on this .


Thank you so much.

I answered this question quoting examples from my own startup/venture. Specifically, how I used certain leadership styles to resolve conflict and ensure continued productivity.

I also noticed you asked a question related to submitting official transcripts as part of the interview process. I can clarify that one does not need to send the document immediately, you could wait for an admit and then send forth your documents as required. (I received this clarification from a current student).

Hope this helps and all the best. :)
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Cuttack21 wrote:
ananddas1984 wrote:
Got the acceptance call today!!!
Indian candidate, completed 2nd interview with Adcom on Monday, Feb 15th!!
All the best to those who are awaiting results.


ananddas1984 many congratulations.

How was your interview with the ad-com ?

Has your university already sent the official transcripts to HKUST ?

HKUST's requirement is a bit unusual in that generally colleges ask for original transcripts only after accepting the admission offer .

It seems that HKUST asks for original transciprts prior to admission offer. Here is the excerpt from the email I received for my 2nd round interview .

[i]"2. Original copies of academic document(s). If you are attending a Skype interview, you can mail the document(s) to the MBA Office:
- Official transcript in an envelope sealed by your University / the issuing organization"


Is my understanding correct ?

Thanks.


Thanks Cuttack21

I interviewed with couple of ad-com members, one of whom was also an alumni. The interview lasted for around 30 minutes and was pretty much in lines with Interview de-briefs above. Being a re-applicant, they had some questions on how i improved my candidature since last year. Also, given that i come from private equity background, am i ready to take the "Mandarin" leap? More on what can i bring to the classroom...and the standard, non-stressful discussion.

I am not sure if i received a note for sending out transcripts in advance of my interviews. I never got such a notification. Even if that were the case, i can tell you its not unique to HKUST. For almost all the European and Asian colleges i applied to (read HEC, Said, CUHK, etc.) - everyone did request original transcript in advance of admissions offer.
But i haven't received any such notification yet from HKUST.

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Congrats ! I just received the call as well. :)
French living in China. I only had 1 interview with adcom on Jan. 26th.
Best of luck to those awaiting the call.
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Congrats ! I just received the call as well. :)
French living in China. I only had 1 interview with adcom on Jan. 26th.
Best of luck to those awaiting the call.


Congratulations and all the best for INSEAD! You have a strong list of schools! Your local perspectives on HKUST? Will be really helpful to hear!
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ananddas1984 wrote:
Cuttack21 wrote:
ananddas1984 wrote:
Got the acceptance call today!!!
Indian candidate, completed 2nd interview with Adcom on Monday, Feb 15th!!
All the best to those who are awaiting results.


ananddas1984 many congratulations.

How was your interview with the ad-com ?

Has your university already sent the official transcripts to HKUST ?

HKUST's requirement is a bit unusual in that generally colleges ask for original transcripts only after accepting the admission offer .

It seems that HKUST asks for original transciprts prior to admission offer. Here is the excerpt from the email I received for my 2nd round interview .

[i]"2. Original copies of academic document(s). If you are attending a Skype interview, you can mail the document(s) to the MBA Office:
- Official transcript in an envelope sealed by your University / the issuing organization"


Is my understanding correct ?

Thanks.


Thanks Cuttack21

I interviewed with couple of ad-com members, one of whom was also an alumni. The interview lasted for around 30 minutes and was pretty much in lines with Interview de-briefs above. Being a re-applicant, they had some questions on how i improved my candidature since last year. Also, given that i come from private equity background, am i ready to take the "Mandarin" leap? More on what can i bring to the classroom...and the standard, non-stressful discussion.

I am not sure if i received a note for sending out transcripts in advance of my interviews. I never got such a notification. Even if that were the case, i can tell you its not unique to HKUST. For almost all the European and Asian colleges i applied to (read HEC, Said, CUHK, etc.) - everyone did request original transcript in advance of admissions offer.
But i haven't received any such notification yet from HKUST.

Thanks,


Thank you @adanddas1984.

You have admits from top schools across 3 continents . Where do you plan to go ? :lol:

By the way, did you get interview invite last year ? I had a fairly okay interview. I have a non standard background (health insurance / reinsurance experience with a fortune 10 player) in India, good gmat score and decent academics. I want to focus my career in Asia Pacific. Therefore, HKUST naturally is a top choice for me. I just wanted to gauge my chances as my interview was okay ( I feel that I could have answered a couple of questions better :( )
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Is there a facebook group, or a wechat/whatsapp, to liaise with fellow admits?
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Is there a facebook group, or a wechat/whatsapp, to liaise with fellow admits?


Been wondering the same thing. I don't think there is one yet though. Let me check with a few other admits on this forum, perhaps we could create one soon.
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MichaelPinson wrote:
Is there a facebook group, or a wechat/whatsapp, to liaise with fellow admits?


Been wondering the same thing. I don't think there is one yet though. Let me check with a few other admits on this forum, perhaps we could create one soon.


Guys we can set up a whats app group pretty quickly. If you can pm me your number i can set up one if not already in place
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ananddas1984 wrote:
akabaka9999 wrote:
MichaelPinson wrote:
Is there a facebook group, or a wechat/whatsapp, to liaise with fellow admits?


Been wondering the same thing. I don't think there is one yet though. Let me check with a few other admits on this forum, perhaps we could create one soon.


Guys we can set up a whats app group pretty quickly. If you can pm me your number i can set up one if not already in place


Thanks a ton. PM'd you just now.
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