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Calling all Smeal (Penn State) Applicants: (2016 Intake) Class of 2018

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New post 01 Feb 2016, 07:16
Smeal is not asking for any recommends for MBA program?
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New post 01 Feb 2016, 20:54
Submitted my application on 31 Jan and I have already received confirmation mail from the college that they have received my recommendation letters and video response and I have send my GMAT and TOEFL scores on 31 Jan. Are they going to send any mail that my application is complete or still something is pending on my part ?
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New post 01 Feb 2016, 21:50
dinged before any invite for interview. goodbye smeal.
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Hi everyone,
I have submitted my application on 01 Feb. Students applying for the April 1 deadline may practice the following Video application questions. If this post is of any help, please Kudo

People are more motivated by altruism than self interest. Do you agree or disagree? Why?
What advice would you give yourself five years ago?
What parts of your life are you most disciplined in? Why do you think that is?
Tell me about something funny that happened to you recently.
How would you estimate the revenue generated from ticket sales at the London 2012 Olympics? Take us through your thinking.
Where do you excel professionally and would love to do as a part of your job?
What is your favourite city or town, and why?
Tell us about when you faced a difficult professional situation. How did you handle it and what did you learn?
Tell me about the pets you had growing up. If you didn't have one, which would you have liked, and why?
What do you do outside of work?
Tell us about a situation where your values were challenged. How did you respond and what did you learn?
Tell us about a recent dream you had.
Tell us a person or mentor who has influenced you and how so
Who are some of the leaders you most admire? Why?
Why should the committee invite you for interview?
Tell us about a time you failed. How did you feel and what did you learn?
If you have to explain Internet to someone your age, but back in the year 1900, how would you do?
If you are given unlimited resources (money etc) for 1 day, what will you do and why?
There is a dark room with no light and nothing else. What will you do there if sent in for 2 hrs.
Tell us about a time when you received difficult feedback. How did you respond?
A day of rock climbing, or a day of reading. Why does this choice suit you?
Tell us about a personal attribute that has helped you the most in getting you to where you are today.
Where is your hometown how would you describe it?
What is the one thing you will be never be as good at as others?
Is it better to be perfect and late, or”good” and on time?
How would your supervisor describe you?
Who was your favourite teacher and why?
Have you worked up to your potential? Why or why not?
What will your recommender say about you?
What is the most significant contribution you have made to your company or school? What effect did it have on others?
Which one song would describe you in the workplace> why that specific song?
What do you do in your free time after work/school?
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New post 04 Feb 2016, 13:15
Applied 1/31 and received interview invite 2/4.

Thanks for the fast turnaround Smeal!
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New post 05 Feb 2016, 13:00
Anybody else with an invite for interview..?

i also submitted on 31/01. but have not recvd invite yet.
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riyazgilani wrote:
Anybody else with an invite for interview..?

i also submitted on 31/01. but have not recvd invite yet.


I also submitted on 31Jan and got an interview invitation on 4Feb. Good luck guys!
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New post 06 Feb 2016, 21:48
smallurgo wrote:
riyazgilani wrote:
Anybody else with an invite for interview..?

i also submitted on 31/01. but have not recvd invite yet.


I also submitted on 31Jan and got an interview invitation on 4Feb. Good luck guys!


Is there any way to find out whether smeal has rcvd my Gmat/Toefl score..? i had submitted on 24th Jan.
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New post 07 Feb 2016, 01:40
riyazgilani wrote:
smallurgo wrote:
riyazgilani wrote:
Anybody else with an invite for interview..?

i also submitted on 31/01. but have not recvd invite yet.


I also submitted on 31Jan and got an interview invitation on 4Feb. Good luck guys!


Is there any way to find out whether smeal has rcvd my Gmat/Toefl score..? i had submitted on 24th Jan.


I received a notification email from Smeal to confirm that they have already received my GMAT/IELTS score right after I had submitted application on 31Jan. I assume that it is an official way. Regarding your case, you should contact directly to Admission Committee.
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New post 09 Feb 2016, 08:58
Got the interview invite this morning. I submitted my application 1/31/16.
Scheduled for next week!
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New post 09 Feb 2016, 09:12
got interview invite :)
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New post 11 Feb 2016, 13:49
Has anyone that interviewed recently heard anything back yet? I applied January 18th, got invited to interview a few days later and actually had my interview February 3rd.

I felt like the interview went well and I was just curious if I'll now have to wait until April 1st or if there is a chance I'll hear something soon.

Thanks!
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please share your experience or any advice regarding your interview . Any curveballs or it is standard ?
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Applied to smeal on 1/2/2016....no interview invite yet :-( I am guessing most of the invites have been rolled out :-/
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New post 16 Feb 2016, 10:22
rcvd the invitation for the interview today. I had submitted my app on 31/01/2016.

can ppl who are done with the interviews share their experience..?
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Interviewed today with Stacey, and she was very nice!
It was a little hard to tell if the interview went well or not (so maybe that's a bad sign!), but we'll see soon enough.

It was a pretty conversational interview, but be prepared to go into the specific of your short term goals (e.g. what companies you're specifically interested in post-MBA). There were the basic MBA questions (why now? why Smeal? walk me through your resume) and a few less-common questions:

* Tell me about a team you were involved with where you failed, and what you learned
* What is a common misconception about you, and how do you overcome it
* What do you look for in building a team
* Tell me about your leadership style

My interview did actually last about 50 minutes, longer than any other MBA interview I've done.
She told me they will be rolling out decisions on or before April 1st, but I can contact them for an exception if I have other B-Schools that I need to give my decision to sooner.
Hope this helps anyone else interviewing with Smeal! :-D
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New post 19 Feb 2016, 14:49
Got an interview invite today.....
Had applied on 1st feb.
I would like to ask everyone who has faced an interview with Smeal Adcom to please share their experience and give out any pointers if possible.

Thanks :)
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FROM News Penn State: Tips for Applying to the Smeal MBA Program
We know that the application process can be a stressful time. In addition to the stress, each school has its own requirements which can make applying confusing. Below are some tips and tricks to keep in mind while applying to the MBA Program at the Smeal College of Business.

  • As you are completing the application through the Graduate School portal, remember to upload a copy of your official transcript. Should you be admitted, the Graduate School may then contact you with instructions on how to send the official transcripts directly to them.
  • When you list your self-reported scores in the application, please remember to also contact the testing agencies to request official scores be sent directly to the school. We cannot complete a review of your application without the official scores.
  • As you submit your essay and resume, you have the choice to either upload a document or enter in text manually. I would HIGHLY recommend that you choose to upload a document. You can then control the formatting and ensure the document looks the way you would prefer.
  • The MBA Program has a recommendation system that is separate from the Graduate School portal. To submit recommendations, you will need to create a login for our site here: http://php.smeal.psu.edu/mba/recommendation/index.php. We do require two recommendations, so remember to take care of that ahead of time.
  • Finally, we also have a video requirement that is separate from the Graduate School application portal. You will need to log into the Kira Talent website to complete this portion of the application: https://app.kiratalent.com/applicant/p645XP/instructions. You do have the ability to practice within the portal and we recommend that you take the time to do that. As you are completing the video, make sure you are in a quiet space and you are dressed professionally for the camera.
I hope these tips will help you as you complete the process and, as always, feel free to ask us if you have any questions as you work through the application!

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New post 23 Feb 2016, 17:55
Hello all,

I am from class of 2013 Smeal MBA Penn State. Happy to answer any questions you have about the Smeal MBA program in general or life at Penn State. Thank you
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New post 27 Feb 2016, 08:38
Well I had my interview on 25 Feb, 2015. It was a nice experience.
My interview lasted for around 35 minutes and I was asked a total of over 14-15 behavioral questions.
Let's see how it goes. :-D
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