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Calling all USC Marshall MBA Applicants: (2018 Intake) Class of 2020!

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I just had my interview in person yesterday, thought I'd share a debrief with anyone who may find it useful.

So I interviewed at Marshall yesterday after doing interviews at Anderson and Haas 2 consecutive weeks prior. Needless to say, between what I do professionally and the fact that I was flying from San Jose for the UCLA and Marshall interviews, I was extremely tired. But one thing that was unique about USC that I really appreciated, given that I'm a really weird candidate in regards to background, was how open the lines of communication were. It was energizing.

Nirav was very, kind, accommodating, and made me feel excited about the prospects of attending USC, despite me applying to GSB, Haas, and Anderson additionally, tough in state competitors.

Leading up to the interview, like 72 hours before, and peaking about 30 minutes before my interview, my personal life was falling apart in all facets. Literally. I didn't know how I was going to interview. But walking into the office, I felt and understood the mystique. Marshall is not as flashy as other facets of USC, but I will say this - you can tell that at Marshall, people just get stuff done. There are not a lot of frills, but you can tell the program is straightforward if you've been on campus or done extensive research. Additionally, walking around Marshall, I was surprised how quiet and peaceful it was. I know it was a Friday afternoon, but for being in the middle of LA, the environment is serene. That helped given what I was going through at the time. As soon as I walked through the office, I felt empowered and calm enough to give at least a not completely terrible interview.

The interview was very straightforward, same as all MBA programs - walk us through your resume. One aspect of the interview that appealed to me, that was different from my other interviews was how open and flexible it was relative to other programs. That is neither good nor bad - it's just something to consider when preparing. What I mean by that is when you interview, if you're a person who knows exactly what you want out of life and can articulate it effectively, your interviewer will allow you the space to express that. Conversely, if you're someone who may not be as confident in what you want or not sure what direction you want to go, that will be revealed more in a Marshall interview than at least Anderson and Haas. But if you think about it, it's effectively the same dichotomy with all MBA programs, just variations in the degree to which that dichotomy is engrained in the culture, but not by many degrees of separation.

I had a good time. For being a top program, Marshall's admissions staff does a really good job helping you feel confident about your application process from sign up to post interview. To be fair, everything I'm mentioning is just based on single interviews across 3 schools, not a large sample size, but I do think that the overall culture will be reflected regardless of interviewer. Hope this helps!
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KM2018AA wrote:
Hey guys. I received an interview Invite today

Wondering if the applicants already interviewed can share their experience/questions asked

Would be helpful. I am scheduled on 21-Feb


Hey KM2018AA I posted my interview experience a couple of days ago if that helps.
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KM2018AA wrote:
Hey guys. I received an interview Invite today

Wondering if the applicants already interviewed can share their experience/questions asked

Would be helpful. I am scheduled on 21-Feb


Hey KM2018AA I posted my interview experience a couple of days ago if that helps.


Yes I read it. Very helpful. Good Luck to you !
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Did any one recieved confirmation mail after scheduling your appointment in doodle?? .I am slightly confused in the date.I mailed them but no reply..Wha should i do?
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Did any one recieved confirmation mail after scheduling your appointment in doodle?? .I am slightly confused in the date.I mailed them but no reply..Wha should i do?


I did not get any confirmation as well. And i also emailed them and got no reply. Actually i scheduled to attend the interview tomorrow. A bit nervouse now. Hope they will reply with further information asap.

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I didn't receive any confirmation either guys. Peace. Nothing to worry.
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mnelakuditi wrote:
Did any one recieved confirmation mail after scheduling your appointment in doodle?? .I am slightly confused in the date.I mailed them but no reply..Wha should i do?


I did not get any confirmation as well. And i also emailed them and got no reply. Actually i scheduled to attend the interview tomorrow. A bit nervouse now. Hope they will reply with further information asap.

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The main problem is that i don't remember if i scheduled it for today or tomorrow??
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I didn't receive any confirmation either guys. Peace. Nothing to worry.


when is/was your interview??
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KM2018AA wrote:
I didn't receive any confirmation either guys. Peace. Nothing to worry.


when is/was your interview??


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kazura wrote:
mnelakuditi wrote:
Did any one recieved confirmation mail after scheduling your appointment in doodle?? .I am slightly confused in the date.I mailed them but no reply..Wha should i do?


I did not get any confirmation as well. And i also emailed them and got no reply. Actually i scheduled to attend the interview tomorrow. A bit nervouse now. Hope they will reply with further information asap.

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Done with my interview

DEbrief

Why mba
why marshall
Short term and Long term goals
Few questions related to my long term
What are you passionate about in extra curriculars
Do you have any questions for me
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Guys

Just got done with the interview . Not sure whether anyone had a shorter interview than mine. Lasted for 17 minutes
What do you currently do?
Why MBA
Goals ?
What do you like to do for fun ?
Any questions ?

Alexi was great and the interview was extremely conversational . He made me feel extremely comfortable . I think those about to be interviewed at Marshall should just relax since it will be like a fun talk with an old friend you're connecting after years

Let me know if any of you have any other questions
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Any applicants looking for a mock interview for USC Marshall, I will be happy to conduct one at a mutually agreed time.
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Just got the call! So excited!!
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Fixed the date.
Admitted on: 2018/02/21
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Heard back via: Phone

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Whoa CONGRATS!! are you a R2 applicant?

That’s so fast! Did they offer any hints you’d hear back so fast such as emails or anything or did the call come out of the blue for you?

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Thank you so much, QuestioningMeaning!! Yes, I am an R2 applicant. I was pleasantly surprised by the call and the news :)

I interviewed quite early in the game, on Jan 26 to be more precise. They didn't give any hints whatsoever, so it was definitely out of the blue. I am eagerly waiting for the emails to pour in for more news on scholarships or enrollment deadlines, etc. Fingers crossed!!

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Admitted on: 2018/02/21
GMAT: 740, Q49, V41
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Location: United States, CA
Heard back via: Phone

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Whoa CONGRATS!! are you a R2 applicant?

That’s so fast! Did they offer any hints you’d hear back so fast such as emails or anything or did the call come out of the blue for you?

Posted from my mobile device
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swapnak wrote:
Thank you so much, QuestioningMeaning!! Yes, I am an R2 applicant. I was pleasantly surprised by the call and the news :)

I interviewed quite early in the game, on Jan 26 to be more precise. They didn't give any hints whatsoever, so it was definitely out of the blue. I am eagerly waiting for the emails to pour in for more news on scholarships or enrollment deadlines, etc. Fingers crossed!!

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Fixed the date.
Admitted on: 2018/02/21
GMAT: 740, Q49, V41
GPA: 3.3
WE: 84 months
Location: United States, CA
Heard back via: Phone

Posted from my mobile device


Whoa CONGRATS!! are you a R2 applicant?

That’s so fast! Did they offer any hints you’d hear back so fast such as emails or anything or did the call come out of the blue for you?

Posted from my mobile device


CONGRATS!! They emailed saying my application is being processed today so I have My fingers crossed for good news as I also Interviewed in early/mid January!

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