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Just finished my interview. Probably my weakest interview ever :(


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Just got done my interview. No idea how it went so now it's just a waiting game until mid December.

Do you guys usually send a thank you note?

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Hey, guys!

Could anyone who was denied share his or her video, linkedin profile?

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Could anyone who was denied share his or her video, linkedin profile?


Why would you want that though? I mean how do you think would it help?


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I'm aiming for R2 and I think those videos could help me and others to get some insights.
Linkedin profiles would help me to understand how to tune mine.

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Denied without Interview on: 2017/11/02
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Could anyone who was denied share his or her video, linkedin profile?


Why would you want that though? I mean how do you think would it help?


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I'm aiming for R2 and I think those videos could help me and others to get some insights.
Linkedin profiles would help me to understand how to tune mine.


I don't think dinged profiles are going to do you any good. There were no views on my linkedin profile from Sloan or from any private profile in that duration so that deems it useless. Also, it is hard to pin point one thing that resulted in the ding so even if you apply the reverse that "I should probably not do this", it could be more dangerous.

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I second @procman I was extended an invitation to interview but my LinkedIn profile was given the silent treatment. I’m not complaining because I don’t think my LinkedIn would have conveyed more than my resume. Plus my video was not production magic. It was REALLY basic speaking to the webcam though my content was a mix of professional and personal introduction. It’s impossible to carve out specific things that helped or hurt you but if I had been dinged early on I would have blamed my video.


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I talked about going to breweries in Boston in my video and I got an interview. Don't overthink it.

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Would you guys be able to provide an overview of how the interviews generally went?

In hindsight, anything in particular you would do to prepare?

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Would you guys be able to provide an overview of how the interviews generally went?

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I am hesitant to say anything because your experience may vary depending on the interviewer's style and what they want to focus on/have questions about with your application. With that said, my interview was shorter than I had expected. It was 45 minutes but we really only touched on a few things in that time. Questions were behavioral and neither my cover letter, video, or interview essay were brought up. Very straight forward interview.

I do not know how much preparation is going to help you beyond just knowing your professional career well, which you should know! However, I would still spend a half hour looking over your resume and just reminding yourself of the positions you had and what you did so that they're still fresh on your mind in case you need to recall an experience from a few years back. Equally cliche but it's important to be able to vocalize why MIT Sloan and then have some questions for the end.

For me personally, I do not think any additional preparation would have helped simply because behavioral questions are so hard to predict. I had thought of situations that applied to some common questions (resolving a conflict, rallying a team, etc.) but they did not really come into play. I had to think of situations that applied to the questions on the fly, which is why I say it is more important to have a good grasp on your own career and experiences than worrying about how they fit into particular behavioral question archetypes.

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Would you guys be able to provide an overview of how the interviews generally went?

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I am hesitant to say anything because your experience may vary depending on the interviewer's style and what they want to focus on/have questions about with your application. With that said, my interview was shorter than I had expected. It was 45 minutes but we really only touched on a few things in that time. Questions were behavioral and neither my cover letter, video, or interview essay were brought up. Very straight forward interview.

I do not know how much preparation is going to help you beyond just knowing your professional career well, which you should know! However, I would still spend a half hour looking over your resume and just reminding yourself of the positions you had and what you did so that they're still fresh on your mind in case you need to recall an experience from a few years back. Equally cliche but it's important to be able to vocalize why MIT Sloan and then have some questions for the end.

For me personally, I do not think any additional preparation would have helped simply because behavioral questions are so hard to predict. I had thought of situations that applied to some common questions (resolving a conflict, rallying a team, etc.) but they did not really come into play. I had to think of situations that applied to the questions on the fly, which is why I say it is more important to have a good grasp on your own career and experiences than worrying about how they fit into particular behavioral question archetypes.[/quote]


Thanks man, that is really helpful. Seems like going over resume in detail and prepping behavioural situations is ideal to help cover bases.

Good luck on the outcome!

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Can I ask what kind of outfit is appropriate for the interview for female? They just said 'business attire' in their email but I think that is a bit vague.
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Can I ask what kind of outfit is appropriate for the interview for female? They just said 'business attire' in their email but I think that is a bit vague.
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Black/navy skirt or pant suit with a simple, solid color blouse or button down. Otherwise, you could probably do a simple black/gray/blue dress (mid-thigh or longer, with tights) with a blazer.

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I just wanted to give my interview experience:

I went into the smallish admissions room and I was waiting for over an hour with the different interviewees. Every single one was a Consultant or Banker from huge firms. Our interviews were staggered, 15 minutes apart.

There was a lunch with students, which was very nice. I was a little bit more nervous due to the impending interview. I went back into the waiting room to study after that.

The interview started and it was incredibly casual. I had planned for questions about my GPA, job transitions, the additional essay, and why I, as a re-applicant, was more prepared this year as opposed to last. I got the sense that all interviewers asked "What, if anything, has changed since you submitted your application?" I took the opportunity to mention a new leadership experience at work, but I punctuated it with something interesting/fun that had happened to me recently. This was actually something she had done recently and we talked for a couple of moments about this mutual activity. This didn't last too long before I was asked a few standard behavioral questions that I had practiced for: "A time you received negative feedback." "A time you lead oppositional members of a team." Etc.

Then, in a bit of a curveball, I was asked about my goals and how I could achieve them at Sloan. I hadn't practiced much for it because I wasn't expecting it at Sloan, but my other interviews helped me here.

Overall I thought the experience was great! I felt comfortable, I felt loose, and most importantly, I think my passion shone through. Have a personality and don't be a business machine would be my advice. Very few people are, but don't get tense in the moment and forget that they want to get to know you, not the physical embodiment of your professional resume.

I really do hope that I get in as I felt the experience went very well. I loved the environment and all the students were very friendly, outgoing, and down to earth. Hopefully that helps for anyone waiting for an interview or anyone looking at Sloan in general. Best of luck to everyone, and hopefully we all get good news on the 19th!

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I just wanted to give my interview experience:

I went into the smallish admissions room and I was waiting for over an hour with the different interviewees. Every single one was a Consultant or Banker from huge firms. Our interviews were staggered, 15 minutes apart.

There was a lunch with students, which was very nice. I was a little bit more nervous due to the impending interview. I went back into the waiting room to study after that.

The interview started and it was incredibly casual. I had planned for questions about my GPA, job transitions, the additional essay, and why I, as a re-applicant, was more prepared this year as opposed to last. I got the sense that all interviewers asked "What, if anything, has changed since you submitted your application?" I took the opportunity to mention a new leadership experience at work, but I punctuated it with something interesting/fun that had happened to me recently. This was actually something she had done recently and we talked for a couple of moments about this mutual activity. This didn't last too long before I was asked a few standard behavioral questions that I had practiced for: "A time you received negative feedback." "A time you lead oppositional members of a team." Etc.

Then, in a bit of a curveball, I was asked about my goals and how I could achieve them at Sloan. I hadn't practiced much for it because I wasn't expecting it at Sloan, but my other interviews helped me here.

Overall I thought the experience was great! I felt comfortable, I felt loose, and most importantly, I think my passion shone through. Have a personality and don't be a business machine would be my advice. Very few people are, but don't get tense in the moment and forget that they want to get to know you, not the physical embodiment of your professional resume.

I really do hope that I get in as I felt the experience went very well. I loved the environment and all the students were very friendly, outgoing, and down to earth. Hopefully that helps for anyone waiting for an interview or anyone looking at Sloan in general. Best of luck to everyone, and hopefully we all get good news on the 19th!



Thanks for sharing, man. You seem to have scored a bunch of STRONG interviews this year. Were you invited to interview at Sloan last year too?
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