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Calling All Michigan Ross MBA Applicants: 2020 Intake [Class of 2022]

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  • Invited to interview, 11 minutes ago, from India, GMAT:760, Industry: Insurance, WE 78, heard via: email
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Hi everyone! Congratulations to those who've received interview invites! I attended the team exercise in India during Round 1 and happy to clarify some of the questions I see here:

1. Team exercise is not at all mandatory, and the Admissions Committee certainly does not expect you to travel to another country to attend it. Not attending the team exercise will not have a negative bearing on your chances of getting in, and there are students in the past who have gotten in without participating in the team exercise.

2. That said, I would strongly recommend that anyone who can attend it must attend it. It's not only an opportunity to add additional data points to your candidature, but a great way to meet your potential future classmates and get a glimpse of Ross' collaborative and action-based learning methods, not to mention that you also get to meet alumni and current students and learn more about the program.

3. Depending on the numbers that turn up, the entire event can last from a couple of hours to half a day, including a short lunch/happy hour in the end.

4. You don't need to prepare for the team exercise in any way whatsoever (you can't actually). It's essentially a test of how well you work in a group and your interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills. Think of it as an 'a**hole test' (and please please please don't be one!!).

5. You will be put into groups of 4-5 and given a business problem to solve. You will get some time to brainstorm as a group, followed by a short presentation, where each of you will have to present, followed by a Q&A.

Again, it is not so much a test of your business problem solving/consulting skills as it is of how well you work with others, how you communicate your viewpoint (and listen to others), and your presentation skills.

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Thanks variantguy for the tips.

How important is it to have face to face interview? Are Skype interviews looked down negativity?

Currently i am unable to find a timeslot which suits my schedule to interview with an alum

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Hi bhaumik93, congrats on the invite!

The AdCom will weigh all interviews equally, so the choice between in-person and Skype should be driven more by which format you feel more comfortable with. The AdComs will also tell you to first try and do an in-person interview as it makes for a more natural and engaging conversation for most people. But, if you're someone who is comfortable talking into a screen and can quickly establish a rapport with a person who's not physically in front of you, then it's completely fine to go for a Skype interview. I can definitely tell you that Skype interviews are not 'looked down upon' - if so, the AdComs would not be spending time and energy coaching the student interviewers. :)

I chose to do a Skype interview with a Ross MBA 2 (in fact, I did all my other school interviews online as well, either by design or by choice) and had a fantastic experience!

I can't speak much about interviewing in-person with an alum, but I can talk about my reasons for choosing to interview with current students. Firstly, student interviewers are MBA2s who have been in the applicant's shoes a year back, and hence generally tend to be kinder and more open to listening. They also receive extensive anti-bias training. More importantly, if you mention particular resources/opportunities at Ross that you are interested in, chances are that those would resonate more with a student interviewer who might either himself/herself be utilizing those or have friends/peers who've taken up those classes/projects/clubs vs. an alum who might have attended school 10-15 years ago. Additionally, if you've been networking and have already spoken to current students during your school research/essay writing process, you can drop names (nicely, of course :) ) and it might be that your interviewer knows that person, which can be a good way to establish a rapport too.

TL;DR - If you're not able to find an in-person interview slot and you are reasonably comfortable with talking into a screen, don't sweat it and go for a Skype interview. All interviews are considered equal by the AdCom.

I hope this helps, and good luck with your interview! :thumbup:


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Thanks variantguy for the tips.

How important is it to have face to face interview? Are Skype interviews looked down negativity?

Currently i am unable to find a timeslot which suits my schedule to interview with an alum

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Thanks variantguy super helpful!

Just booked my online skype interview :)

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Hi bhaumik93, congrats on the invite!

The AdCom will weigh all interviews equally, so the choice between in-person and Skype should be driven more by which format you feel more comfortable with. The AdComs will also tell you to first try and do an in-person interview as it makes for a more natural and engaging conversation for most people. But, if you're someone who is comfortable talking into a screen and can quickly establish a rapport with a person who's not physically in front of you, then it's completely fine to go for a Skype interview. I can definitely tell you that Skype interviews are not 'looked down upon' - if so, the AdComs would not be spending time and energy coaching the student interviewers. :)

I chose to do a Skype interview with a Ross MBA 2 (in fact, I did all my other school interviews online as well, either by design or by choice) and had a fantastic experience!

I can't speak much about interviewing in-person with an alum, but I can talk about my reasons for choosing to interview with current students. Firstly, student interviewers are MBA2s who have been in the applicant's shoes a year back, and hence generally tend to be kinder and more open to listening. They also receive extensive anti-bias training. More importantly, if you mention particular resources/opportunities at Ross that you are interested in, chances are that those would resonate more with a student interviewer who might either himself/herself be utilizing those or have friends/peers who've taken up those classes/projects/clubs vs. an alum who might have attended school 10-15 years ago. Additionally, if you've been networking and have already spoken to current students during your school research/essay writing process, you can drop names (nicely, of course :) ) and it might be that your interviewer knows that person, which can be a good way to establish a rapport too.

TL;DR - If you're not able to find an in-person interview slot and you are reasonably comfortable with talking into a screen, don't sweat it and go for a Skype interview. All interviews are considered equal by the AdCom.

I hope this helps, and good luck with your interview! :thumbup:


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Thanks variantguy for the tips.

How important is it to have face to face interview? Are Skype interviews looked down negativity?

Currently i am unable to find a timeslot which suits my schedule to interview with an alum

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Awesome! :thumbup: Good luck and look forward to your interview debrief! :)

Feel free to DM if you want to discuss anything about the interview.

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Thanks variantguy super helpful!

Just booked my online skype interview :)

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Anyone sign up for the consortium interview day? Did you get any sort of confirmation after completing the survey ?

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Starting in Fall 2020, Michigan Ross will offer a new STEM track in its full-time MBA program! :cool: Ross full-time MBA students, including the class of 2021, interested in pursuing a STEM-designated degree can elect to do so. More details on the requirements will be made available in February.

Read the complete story here: https://michiganross.umich.edu/ross-new ... a-students

There are more efforts being done to help international students. The Career Development Office will be hiring a staff member focused on sourcing job postings for international students both in and outside of the U.S, in addition to a Career Coach to support international students with their particular recruiting needs.
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Hi, hope all is well with everyone. Just wanted to check if anyone here is going to the upcoming Tokyo team exercise on 8 Feb? I have flights to Tokyo booked from 7-9 Feb so I thought to connect ahead and perhaps hangout during that time. Please pm me :)
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Wishing us all luck tomorrow as we wait for final R2 interview invites.

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Does it make sense to apply to Ross in round 3 as an international applicant (indian)? I mean are they accepting of international applicants in round 3?
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Does it make sense to apply to Ross in round 3 as an international applicant (indian)? I mean are they accepting of international applicants in round 3?


The following is from their Application Requirements page:
"While you are welcome to apply in Round 3, international applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their materials in Rounds 1 or 2 to allow sufficient time for visa processing."

https://michiganross.umich.edu/graduate/full-time-mba/admissions/application-requirements
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Hey did any R1 applicants that had been denied get any feedback from the adcom?

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Hi guys, has anybody in round 1 or 2 had experience with interviewing with an alumni? I have an interview scheduled in Feb and wanted to you understand if this would be a lot different from an interview with a student or Admissions officer.

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