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Maybe the interviewer is currently working on a startup and sees you as a potential employee/partner. You never know if that question was something that the interviewer was required to ask or simply wanted to find out on his/her own.


You know I hadn't thought of that option - if that were the case, it would be pretty stellar :)

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ac - was your interviewer healthcare focused?
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ac - was your interviewer healthcare focused?

His background was Investment Management, he's transitioning into Management Consulting. His summer internship was MC in the Media industry, he's accepted a full time offer in MC but the industry still isn't finalized. He mentioned he was considering moving from Media to Strategy or Healthcare.

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ac - was your interviewer healthcare focused?

His background was Investment Management, he's transitioning into Management Consulting. His summer internship was MC in the Media industry, he's accepted a full time offer in MC but the industry still isn't finalized. He mentioned he was considering moving from Media to Strategy or Healthcare.


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Any Chicago Booth ambassadors available to meet Friday morning? rhyme, kwam, irish?


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I have class at 1:30 Friday - I can definitely meet up before then. Let me know.

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Any idea how interview feedback gets back to the admissions office from off-campus interviewers? Do interviewers fill out a questionnaire of some sort? Do they rank candidates on certain attributes? Will the interviewer talk with someone from admissions about each candidate they meet? I'm curious as to how my interview will be translated into something digestible by admissions.

(oh, and I've been lurking here for a couple weeks, but I applied in Rd 1 and had an interview 11/17 off-campus in DC)

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Had my Chicago interview yesterday, thought I'd post a quick debrief...

The questions asked during the interview included the usual suspects plus a few different ones:
- Usual suspects: why MBA, why Chicago, why now, short/long term goals, walk me through the resume.
- Different ones: do you see yourself working for a startup, why/why not? What role would you play in the clubs you join? Specifically, why do you like Chicago over other schools?

Misc Observations:
- the Admissions Office front desk staff is super nice - they remembered me from my visit over the summer, asked if I got lost this time too (apparently, I'm developing a reputation for this :P )
- they had current student ambassador types hanging out in the Admissions Office waiting area to speak with students before their interview. Very nice and helpful folks.
- the Admissions Office waiting area was fairly busy before my interview. If you need to do any last minute review/prep, I'd suggest using the couches in the main foyer instead.
- if you're driving there, allow some extra time to find parking. It took me about 20 mins of circling to find a spot a few blocks away. Random guy I met in the Admissions Office said he spent about 45 minutes hunting for a spot. So it can vary...
- the pseudo-Starbucks in the cafeteria is iffy; had the weakest latte there (IMO, save your money and buy something else!)

I thought it went really well, I'm just hoping this translates into an admit!
Hope this helps!
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Hey Act, do you remember where you parked? Was it a parking garage? I'll have a car too so it would be nice to know where I would be able to find spots quicker...

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mullacc - I posted this about alum interviews after my conversation with an alum who does interviews:

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Here is an update after my conversation with the alumna. An interview may not help, but can definitely hurt. No real surprises in terms of what the school is looking for during the interview: intellectual capacity, community (and passion towards what you do outside of work), and finally career track record of success and realistic expectations what the MBA can do for one's career.

She mentioned there are three main reasons why she hasn't recommended someone in the past: No outside interests, not enough experience, or no clear reason of why they need an MBA

And one more thing she said I thought was helpful. She said that alumni interviews are sometimes so conversational, you may not even get asked the standard questions of why mba, why U chicago. However, you will be judged on that. So it is important to work those into the conversation.

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Hey Act, do you remember where you parked? Was it a parking garage? I'll have a car too so it would be nice to know where I would be able to find spots quicker...


Hey - I just did street parking. I found a spot on 56th and Woodlawn, used my mad parallel parking skills to wedge my car into a spot :) Last time I had found a spot a few blocks down 57th...I think the spots are there, it can just take some time to find one....

I bet there is a visitors parking lot for the general U Chicago campus - no idea where that is or how far it is from GSB.

hope this helps!

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oh sweet...yeah i'll make sure i have plenty of time so i can hunt around for parking

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Hi guys,

Good luck on your interviews. I have my interview next week on campus. I am not quite sure how much time I should spend on "Walk me through your resume question." Should I talk in more detail about my duties/responsibilities or just give a quick overview of major points? Does anyone have a suggestion?

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My interview is this week. I am a banker and the interviewer is a consultant. Any idea what he can ask me?

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My interview is this week. I am a banker and the interviewer is a consultant. Any idea what he can ask me?


How do you know that about your interviewer?

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My interview is this week. I am a banker and the interviewer is a consultant. Any idea what he can ask me?


How do you know that about your interviewer?


Google search, I would guess.
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My interview is this week. I am a banker and the interviewer is a consultant. Any idea what he can ask me?


How do you know that about your interviewer?


Google search, I would guess.


I mean - how do you know who your interviewer is. I'm assuming this must be off-campus then.

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That's right - you find out who your interviewer is if it is an off-campus interview. You do not find out who the interviewer is if it is on-campus.
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agold wrote:
jlola21 wrote:
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My interview is this week. I am a banker and the interviewer is a consultant. Any idea what he can ask me?


How do you know that about your interviewer?


Google search, I would guess.


Yeah its off-campus.

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After consideration, I think I had too much personal info about my interview. I'll be back with a better summary soon...
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Just one quick question, does anyone know how interviewers send back their reviews (just a written doc or ticking boxes) and how does this really affect the adcom decisions?

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