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Calling all Simon (Rochester) Applicants: (2018 Intake) Class of 2020

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New post 11 Nov 2017, 06:42
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I have couple of questions about the interview..
1. Is it a blind interview?
2. I couldn't find the details of my interviewer while scheduling the interview. Is this rude to ask for the details beforehand ? Or have I missed the details ?

It’s blind interview. Most of the time interviewers will be one representative from admission team, so you might not need to ask for details in advance. Also, 10 mins before the interview, you will receive an email from the interviewer who will send you the zoom link - then you will know who that person is


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New post 15 Nov 2017, 09:45
Hi Guys. My interview is scheduled for 21-Nov. Any tips from current students or alumni please?

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I had my interview today. It was a blind interview. I have only one tips. Know your resume well. Mine was pretty conversational. Mainly about my past work experience. Also the questions such as, Why MBA? Why Simon etc.

I was asked to reply to a question in the chat box. " How do you stay updated with the global news? What are the recent events ?" something in this line of argument. i was given 3 minutes to write a response.

Thanks a lot will2009 for your response.

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New post 20 Nov 2017, 15:14
I had my interview 2 weeks ago and I chose to do a face to face interview on campus. I honestly felt I was over prepared for the interview. It was more of a conversation than an interview. I got the usual questions background, why mba, why simon? However, the questions came across as having a conversation. For example, after I described my professional and academic background, she found a subject in my answer and inquired further along that subject. I would suggest people have maybe one or two cool work stories which can highlight what you do; a problem, a solution you implemented and any positive results. I did not come across any situational questions and the interview lasted maybe 20-25 mins. She asked if I had any questions and we talked about school, Rochester, where I live, fun activities etc for almost 15 minutes.

A suggestion for people applying with a technical background, try dumbing (?) down your work experience. They are interested in getting to know you.

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New post 21 Nov 2017, 11:06
Got done with my interview. It was a blind interview. Lasted 30 minutes. Conversational in nature. The interviewer makes you feel very comfortable.
Questions were:

Why MBA again? Short term goals and long term goals
Why Simon?
What would you add to Simon as a community?
Are you willing to consider other career options in case your short term choice of opportunity does not materialise
What would you bring to the table?
What were the top accomplishments that you feel you’ve had
Biggest challenge in your professional career
So how do you stay updated to the global news
Do you have any questions ?

A chat box question which requires written response " Who do you admire and why? "

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Admitted, Finally heard the good news, after a month of an impatient waiting period. :-) :-) :-)

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New post 21 Nov 2017, 14:54
Congrats vmishra21.

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New post 21 Nov 2017, 18:13
Congratulations vmishra21 !! Great News !

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New post 27 Nov 2017, 10:14
vmishra21 Congrats!!

I'm super anxious! I haven't hear back yet ....

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New post 28 Nov 2017, 07:44
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vmishra21 Congrats!!

I'm super anxious! I haven't hear back yet ....


Same here. I think we should something from the admissions team either this week or next.

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:-) :-) I have been accepted! Just got off the phone!

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:-) :-) I have been accepted! Just got off the phone!



Congratulations!!!

Me too!!! With Forte fellowship :D

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:-) :-) I have been accepted! Just got off the phone!



Congratulations!!!

Me too!!! With Forte fellowship :D



Congratulations!! :D :D

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New post 29 Nov 2017, 00:31
Can more people please share their interview experiences?

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Huhu anyone from Asia received admit calls? I haven't heard anything

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:-) :-) I have been accepted! Just got off the phone!



Congratulations!!!

Me too!!! With Forte fellowship :D



Hi Manu379. In which form did you receive information about fellowship?

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Admitted!! Anyone forming a WhatsApp group?

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New post 30 Nov 2017, 08:14
Got my admissions package, with Merit scholarship and ISLP support :)

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New post 01 Dec 2017, 10:33
I had my interview last wednesday. It was quite conversational and had similar questions as mentioned in earlier posts:
why simon?
why mba?
will you be willing to take any other job if short term goals donot materialize?
Did you have any leadership experience before?

None of the behavioral questions such as tell me about a time when....
it was quite friendly and layed back as compared to any other job interview.
Lasted for about 20-25 mins.
Did contain a question where i had to type in the chat box.


Now the anxious period starts..!!

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