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I've just received an interview invite.

Any one from Round 1 or Round 2 would like to share some more insight on his/her interview experience ?


I guess interviews have started coming in for R2. Fingers crossed and good luck to R2 applicants.
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Congratulations!! When did you submit your app?
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I've just received an interview invite.

Any one from Round 1 or Round 2 would like to share some more insight on his/her interview experience ?


Congrats on invite! Posting here few interview debriefs posted in previous threads. They are not latest but would still provide some guidance. Hope current applicants would share their interview experiences in this thread for the benefit of future applicants.


User: rgoyal082. Debrief Posting Date: Mar 7, 2017
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Hi Guys, I had my interview today at Ahmedabad. It was taken by Ms. Jan Snow. She was very nice and friendly.
Questions Asked:
1. Difference between USA and India's study (I have done two international internships so it was kind of related to that)
2. Short term and long term goals
3. Why MBA
4. Why now
5. Leadership and Teamwork experience
6. What strengths your colleagues will highlight about you?
7. What strengths your supervisor will highlight about you?
8. Why OLIN?
9. What do I do in free time?
10. What other colleges have you applied to and if you get a call from everywhere, how will you decide?
11. Questions for me?
Overall it was a very nice experience.



User: tronghieu1987. Debrief Posting Date: Mar 7, 2017
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R2 applicant here, and just had the interview yesterday. It was more of a conversation rather than an interview. Jason asked me some standard questions such as: why Olin, walk me through your resume, What were the reasons why I chose my major in undergraduate, What else you would like me to know about you. Besides, he was so nice providing me with much information about the MBA at Olin, and let some time at the end of the interview to answer my questions. After the interview, he even reach out to his colleague to discuss and then give me further information about one finance-related course that I had asked in the interview.
In general, the interview was very informative and comfortable. My advice is that you just need to be relaxed and be yourself.
Good luck!



User: nandoval. Debrief Posting Date: Mar 7, 2017
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Hey guys, I had my interview this week.
First of all, it was quick. The student I talked to said she expected it to last 15-20 minutes.
It was a good talk though.
Some topics:
- - - Resume
- - - Why MBA
- - - Why now
- - - Questions about my current activities
- - - My questions to her
It left me with a weird sensation that I did not share as much as I would like to, but it seems they are doing it with all the candidates, so it will be hard for everyone.
Ultimately, it was a good talk and I'm looking forward to Olin. Good luck to all!



User: PhoenixDreams. Debrief Posting Date: Jan 6, 2017
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Done with my interview half an hour back.
Questions asked:
1. Walk me through your resume.
2. What are the things you wish to highlight in your resume that would matter to us?
3. Why MBA?
4. Why Olin?
5. Why you took construction industry as your career path?
6. What are your hobbies?
7. How you will contribute to Olin Class?
8. One thing which you want me to ask you in depth?
9. 3 things you see while selecting a school
10. Whats so unique about you that will make you an interesting candidate amongst your peer group at Olin.
11. Questions for us..
Thats was more or less of it. Ashley was sitting with a super-strict face...Scared!! :P



User: saxenaprateek89. Debrief Posting Date: Jan 6, 2017
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Had a great interview experience with a current student. The questions were standard:
- - - Walk me through your resume
- - - Why MBA
- - - Goals
- - - Why Olin
- - - Extracurricular activities
- - - Any extracurricular activity which you led from start to finish
- - - Any questions you feel that I haven't asked and will add value to your candidacy
- - - Any questions for me?
At the end he said he said that he personally felt that I gave a pretty good interview. :-D . So here's hoping I make the cut.



User: btharun2008. Debrief Posting Date: Dec 27, 2016
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I had my Interview with Megan Waite yesterday. Interview lasted for almost 30 min. Skype got disconnected in the middle and she switched her video off after that. I felt nervous as I was just speaking to my Webcam. She said she has my resume and essay, and started asking questions after introducing herself.
1. Tell me about your story, you can highlight your achievements.
2. Why do want an MBA?
3. Why Olin?
4. Why ‘Specific Industry’ as mentioned in your essay?
5. Why ‘Specific Company’ as mentioned in your essay?
And then she said she would ask few questions where she would assess my fit with respect to Olin’s core values.
6. Given a choice, would you work in a team or independently, and why?
7. Did you ever differ with your team member?
8. Tell me about a time when you displayed your team skills
9. How would you contribute to Olin?
10. If you were admitted in 5 schools, what 3 aspects would you consider while selecting a school?
That was all. Finally I asked two questions, one on exchange programs and the other on restaurants in St. Louis, for which she answered. Hope this helps.

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HK1605 wrote:
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I've just received an interview invite.

Any one from Round 1 or Round 2 would like to share some more insight on his/her interview experience ?


Congratulations!! When did you submit your app?


Thank you vivek6199 !

I submitted my app on November 30, Ashley sent me an email a week ago to tell me that my application is incomplete and that I should email the missing material.

I hope this helps ! Good luck !
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HK1605 wrote:
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I've just received an interview invite.

Any one from Round 1 or Round 2 would like to share some more insight on his/her interview experience ?


Congrats on invite! Posting here few interview debriefs posted in previous threads. They are not latest but would still provide some guidance. Hope current applicants would share their interview experiences in this thread for the benefit of future applicants.



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Any update R2 applicants? It's been a while !
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Any update R2 applicants? It's been a while !


No :(
If invites come, it should be within the next couple of days. Else, with the decision date being 26th Jan, I don't think we can expect one.
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I received an interview invite a couple of hours ago.

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Any update R2 applicants? It's been a while !


I received an interview a couple of hours ago.


Congrats on the invite!
Can you share your profile insights?


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I received an interview a couple of hours ago.


Congrats on the invite!
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Thank you!
And, yes, sure!

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Thank you!
And, yes, sure!

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Any update R2 applicants? It's been a while !


No :(
If invites come, it should be within the next couple of days. Else, with the decision date being 26th Jan, I don't think we can expect one.


Looking at last year's trends, one should expect an invite no later than Jan 10th. Good luck to all who are waiting for their invites!
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One more data point: Last year majority of applicants who were invited at the last moment were Asians.
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Any update R2 applicants? It's been a while !


No :(
If invites come, it should be within the next couple of days. Else, with the decision date being 26th Jan, I don't think we can expect one.


Looking at last year's trends, one should expect an invite no later than Nov 10th. Good luck to all who are waiting for their invites!


R2 Deadline itself was 30th Nov. did you mean Jan 10th?
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R2 Deadline itself was 30th Nov. did you mean Jan 10th?


Oops.. sorry for the typo. Yes, I meant Jan 10th.
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Any hopes of getting an interview invite now? I've noticed that the interview invitations are extremely limited(GMAT Club tracker).

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Any hopes of getting an interview invite now? I've noticed that the interview invitations are extremely (GMAT Club tracker).


Nothing so far. Hope there are seats available but no response from the school nor much activity here either.
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