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Tepper Interview Debrief:

Scheduled the interview on the 14th October with Emily Archambeault.

She was very kind and started off with a pep talk about the weekends, travel plan etc. We even discussed about my marriage and came to know that she is about to get married very soon. She told me that she had not gone through my complete application and just had my resume with her.

Then started the typical conversation. Would list down the questions.

1. Why MBA
Related to it my present experience and aspired role. How MBA will helpme and How Tepper will help me
2. Why Tepper
Interdisciplinary approach
Nobel laurets
Consulting Club- Boot camp, Sunday Night interviews, Consulting Trek
Small class size. Stron relationship with faculty and students.
3. Job roles and Responsibilities
4. What difficulty is your organization facing
5. One incident where you worked with senior team. How did you work and how did you learn
6. Cultural Differences faced in organization
7. What if not Management Consulting
8. Conflicting Situation. How you handled it
9. Extracurricular activities.
10. Name of students you interacted with. How was the experience.
11. Do you have anything to ask.
Asked about the typical day at Tepper and about Scholarship.
She told that she would connect me with the students and the financial aid team

I think that is pretty much it. It lasted for half an hour exact.
Feel free to ask any questions. Would be glad to help out.


Great! Thanks for the detailed debrief. My interview is coming up and this really helps.

Good luck and I hope you sail through smooth :-D
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ankurgupta03 wrote:
Tepper Interview Debrief:

Scheduled the interview on the 14th October with Emily Archambeault.

She was very kind and started off with a pep talk about the weekends, travel plan etc. We even discussed about my marriage and came to know that she is about to get married very soon. She told me that she had not gone through my complete application and just had my resume with her.

Then started the typical conversation. Would list down the questions.

1. Why MBA
Related to it my present experience and aspired role. How MBA will helpme and How Tepper will help me
2. Why Tepper
Interdisciplinary approach
Nobel laurets
Consulting Club- Boot camp, Sunday Night interviews, Consulting Trek
Small class size. Stron relationship with faculty and students.
3. Job roles and Responsibilities
4. What difficulty is your organization facing
5. One incident where you worked with senior team. How did you work and how did you learn
6. Cultural Differences faced in organization
7. What if not Management Consulting
8. Conflicting Situation. How you handled it
9. Extracurricular activities.
10. Name of students you interacted with. How was the experience.
11. Do you have anything to ask.
Asked about the typical day at Tepper and about Scholarship.
She told that she would connect me with the students and the financial aid team

I think that is pretty much it. It lasted for half an hour exact.
Feel free to ask any questions. Would be glad to help out.


Awesome - good luck!
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ankurgupta03 wrote:
Tepper Interview Debrief:

Scheduled the interview on the 14th October with Emily Archambeault.

She was very kind and started off with a pep talk about the weekends, travel plan etc. We even discussed about my marriage and came to know that she is about to get married very soon. She told me that she had not gone through my complete application and just had my resume with her.

Then started the typical conversation. Would list down the questions.

1. Why MBA
Related to it my present experience and aspired role. How MBA will helpme and How Tepper will help me
2. Why Tepper
Interdisciplinary approach
Nobel laurets
Consulting Club- Boot camp, Sunday Night interviews, Consulting Trek
Small class size. Stron relationship with faculty and students.
3. Job roles and Responsibilities
4. What difficulty is your organization facing
5. One incident where you worked with senior team. How did you work and how did you learn
6. Cultural Differences faced in organization
7. What if not Management Consulting
8. Conflicting Situation. How you handled it
9. Extracurricular activities.
10. Name of students you interacted with. How was the experience.
11. Do you have anything to ask.
Asked about the typical day at Tepper and about Scholarship.
She told that she would connect me with the students and the financial aid team

I think that is pretty much it. It lasted for half an hour exact.
Feel free to ask any questions. Would be glad to help out.



That great .... good luck :)
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Did anyone submit their applications b/w the 5th and the 12th Oct ? I received an email from Tepper saying that if I submitted by the 12th I would still be considered for R1. I wanted to see if there was anyone else in the same boat as me here.



Anyway, I did get considered for R1. I got an interview invite and booked a Skype interview slot on Nov. 21st because of limited availability of interview slots (no other dates were available for Skype interviews!).

Can anyone throw some light on how this works? I'm sure they haven't had a chance to look at my application yet, it's only been 2 days since I submitted it. I'm concerned that my interview slot is just 3 weeks before the final decision date!



How did you get the invite if they did not look at your application. They have to look at your application for you to get an invite. no?
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ankurgupta03 wrote:
Tepper Interview Debrief:

Scheduled the interview on the 14th October with Emily Archambeault.

She was very kind and started off with a pep talk about the weekends, travel plan etc. We even discussed about my marriage and came to know that she is about to get married very soon. She told me that she had not gone through my complete application and just had my resume with her.

Then started the typical conversation. Would list down the questions.

1. Why MBA
Related to it my present experience and aspired role. How MBA will helpme and How Tepper will help me
2. Why Tepper
Interdisciplinary approach
Nobel laurets
Consulting Club- Boot camp, Sunday Night interviews, Consulting Trek
Small class size. Stron relationship with faculty and students.
3. Job roles and Responsibilities
4. What difficulty is your organization facing
5. One incident where you worked with senior team. How did you work and how did you learn
6. Cultural Differences faced in organization
7. What if not Management Consulting
8. Conflicting Situation. How you handled it
9. Extracurricular activities.
10. Name of students you interacted with. How was the experience.
11. Do you have anything to ask.
Asked about the typical day at Tepper and about Scholarship.
She told that she would connect me with the students and the financial aid team

I think that is pretty much it. It lasted for half an hour exact.
Feel free to ask any questions. Would be glad to help out.


Really appreciate this! I also received an interview invite on the 7th of last week. I have it scheduled next week.
Good luck to all and keep your heads up.
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Had my interview with Ms. Jones on the 14th via Skype. It flowed naturally and was over in exactly 30 minutes.

She started with some key points about Tepper and told me that this was a blind interview so I shouldn't worry about mentioning things that might be there in other parts of the application.

The questions were:

1. Tell me about what you've been doing since your UG.
2. What's your post MBA goal?
3. Alternate post MBA goal
4. Tell me about a time when you helped other people attain their goals.
5. How do you handle criticism as a leader/manage conflict?
6. How did you learn things that your job demanded but undergrad didn't provide?
7. What kind of international experience have you had?
8. Why Tepper?

One thing that the interviewer did was sort of summarize my answers after I uttered them. Eg: "So its very nice to know that you took out time from work to do...".
I don't know what that means. I hope it was only a way to make the conversation seem like a chat rather than an interview and not that I wasn't ending my answers properly. Let's see.
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Hey guys! How are you reaching out to current Tepper students to talk to them about the school? I can't seem to get through to students using the 'contact a student' facility provided in the school's website. Thanks.
Best of luck to the R1 applicants!
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Hey guys! How are you reaching out to current Tepper students to talk to them about the school? I can't seem to get through to students using the 'contact a student' facility provided in the school's website. Thanks.
Best of luck to the R1 applicants!


Hi brother... suggest you to send an email to Kelly Wilson.
She can put you in contact with current students...
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Hey guys! How are you reaching out to current Tepper students to talk to them about the school? I can't seem to get through to students using the 'contact a student' facility provided in the school's website. Thanks.
Best of luck to the R1 applicants!


Hm, you sure this link isn't working? It's working for me currently... what's the error you get?
http://tepper.cmu.edu/prospective-stude ... nt-student

As tiagofsa10 said, contacting your admissions officer is also a good way for them to put you in touch with a current student.
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hey thanks for your response. shall contact ADMIN officer. I tried going through the link but the particular student from my area isn't replying it's been a week. Maybe I'll try to get hold of someone else. Thanks. best of luck to you guys!

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hey thanks for your response. shall contact ADMIN officer. I tried going through the link but the particular student from my area isn't replying it's been a week. Maybe I'll try to get hold of someone else. Thanks. best of luck to you guys!

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Please keep in mind that current students are extremely busy. Give them a week or two to respond, and if they haven't responded by then, kindly send them a follow up email.
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How did you get the invite if they did not look at your application. They have to look at your application for you to get an invite. no?


Well, I hope they did! :) But I just felt 2 days was an awfully short time for the adcom to be able to review an application!
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Does anyone know when the next batch of invites will be sent?
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Hey guys! How are you reaching out to current Tepper students to talk to them about the school? I can't seem to get through to students using the 'contact a student' facility provided in the school's website. Thanks.
Best of luck to the R1 applicants!



Please send me a message what you need, I try to link you to some guys.
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Hi everyone, hope you all are doing well in whichever stage of the process you are in :)

I interviewed on campus on 13 Oct (the first day, I suppose). The questions asked were similar to those posted by ankurgupta03. I am a bit worried about the fact that most of the questions in Tepper interviews come from a pretty standard pool, and a basic one too. Assuming most people are reasonably good at answering the 'why ...' questions, it looks like it boils down to the profile..I mean, one cannot expect the interview to change one's fortunes dramatically.

It could be good or bad depending on the strength of your application. Anxious waiting time now!

So, does Tepper release the decisions in one go, exactly on the published decision date?
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So, does Tepper release the decisions in one go, exactly on the published decision date?


Yes.
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Interview debrief:

Pretty much similar to what ankurgupta03 described.

My interview was scheduled for today with Emily Archambeault.

She came across as very friendly and warm person. Started by making me comfortable, asked me about the correct pronunciation of my name and what it means etc. The interview was very conversational in general and she was making notes throughout.
The questions were pretty basic in nature:
Why MBA.
How MBA seems to be the next step to what I am doing currently.
Post MBA plan.
Alternate plan if immediate plan does not work out.
What do I know about Tepper and how that interests me.
My work and any interesting experience that I had with clients.
Any conflicting situation at work, culturally or otherwise. How I handled it.
My key takeaways from working in a multi-cultural organization.
Any situation where I worked over something I had little knowledge about. How did I cope with it.
Any situation where the client did not seem too happy with the kind of solutions provided. What was my learning there. How did I handle the situation. What could I have done differently.
What are my personal hobbies.
I had mentioned during the discussion that I am involved in diversity team. Asked me to describe my experience.

I realized I spoke a lot, despite my mind going completely blank the moment the Skype call started :)
However she was extremely patient and listened intently, while making notes all the time.
She ended with asking me if I had questions for her. In the end wanted me to ask her "one last question", despite the call crossing 35 minutes by then. I wonder what made her.

Overall it was far better than I was dreading, considering this was my first ever interview. In hindsight I realized I could have mentioned some other things that I totally forgot about.

My suggestion: Do not try to over sell yourself, definitely not talk about what you haven't done. They are not looking for your achievements and awards but want to know if you will fit well with the kind of culture the Tepper community has to offer.
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New post 21 Oct 2014, 10:47
Hi All,

I just recieved an email from Tepper regarding my app being incomplete and after checking I noticed that it says they have not recieved my GMAT scores yet , I did not have the scores officially sent to Tepper since I thought we just needed to type in our scores in the application. Can someone let me know if I am missing something here ?

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ishank17 wrote:
Hi All,

I just recieved an email from Tepper regarding my app being incomplete and after checking I noticed that it says they have not recieved my GMAT scores yet , I did not have the scores officially sent to Tepper since I thought we just needed to type in our scores in the application. Can someone let me know if I am missing something here ?

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You need to send your official score report for your application to be complete. Hope that helps
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Hi! Any idea if all the R1 interview invites are already out or can we expect more to be sent out?
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