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What is this trend with SE Asian Alumni grilling their interviewees for over an hour in Starbucks ???

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New post 16 Feb 2008, 05:12
lol....while i agree that you have to test a person thoroughly; if a person comes out of it feeling like they got drilled, i'm not sure if that's the way to do it
i think that an interviewer should be able to evaluate the person without making them feel like crap
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New post 16 Feb 2008, 05:31
Good luck to every one on the interviews and good luck with admissions everyone. adcxaway - maybe it wasn't that bad. You won't know till the decisions are out.

As for myself, at this time, I'm thinking it's time for me to move on.

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New post 16 Feb 2008, 07:23
hsampath dont give up mate... you might be getting a late invite.

how long are the lengths of the interview in other areas? 30 minutes - 45 minutes?

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Am at a loss. All alumni interviewers in my city are taken. Need to travel to another country or opt for a phone interview. Did anyone have a successful phone interview with GSB?

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Thanks KingKREEP for the quick response.


Anytime! All the best for your interview :)
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Am at a loss. All alumni interviewers in my city are taken. Need to travel to another country or opt for a phone interview. Did anyone have a successful phone interview with GSB?


Call the school. Ask for assistance finding someone in or near your city.

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New post 16 Feb 2008, 15:01
hey guys,

just came bk from my interview. i thought it was decent. nothing hard. the standard questions.

1. Walk me through your resume
2. Why MBA? Why now?
3. Why Chicago?
4. Talk about a leadership experience at some job.

Some follow-up questions. But fairly straightforward. No feedback. I asked her at the end to talk a little bit about her experience at GSB.

Overall, nothing crazy.

Good luck for upcoming interviews!

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Just came after spending the day at GSB. Met rhyme and yapped about various things until my interview. Interview was very different from my expectations. I definitely felt like I was being put through the wringer. After probing me about various points, my interviewer came up with a question way off from the left field.

"NC, Here's a marker. There's the board. I want you to use those and teach me something in the next 2 minutes" I have a background in education consulting, which may have prompted the question. Anyways, I think I nailed that question. We'll see what GSB has to say about that.

Everything else was pretty standard, but I was probed and countered in almost every single question. Many others I met during the day had similar interview experiences. So, if you are interviewing on campus, expect a grilling. Good luck to everyone else interviewing at GSB!

Nupur, sorry we missed each other. I was at the GSB atrium until late afternoon and enjoyed a personal tour of the facilities by rhyme, who by the way is even more COOLER in person.

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New post 16 Feb 2008, 17:45
ncprasad - we must have had the same interviewer as that describes my interview to the t- including the teach me something question. Everyone I spoke to afterwards had the probing questions as well - but I was expecting them after reading the interview feedback here and elsewhere.

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ncprasad wrote:
"NC, Here's a marker. There's the board. I want you to use those and teach me something in the next 2 minutes"


Wow....is that left field or what! Anyway, congratulations on what seemed to be a great interview. The long wait to March 26th now begins.
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Hi All,

Even I got done with my interview today. Personally I think I got stumped on a few questions....
The most interesting part was that I did not get many of the standard questions, that caught me off guard.

All in all I definitely think it could've been better. Came back thinking like many people do...why didn't I say this...that etc etc.

The campus was swarming with people all dressed up. Kinda gives one the feeling of what's in store.
My interview started around 10 minutes ahead of time and lasted exactly 30 minutes. The interviewer (a recent alum) was a Senior Financial Analyst with a local firm and needless to say seems to be doing really well.

Here are the Q's,

1) Introduction followed by laying out of the proposed interview format. (20 minutes+10 minutes)
2) Walk me through your resume starting with getting into undergrad till you clicked submit for the app
3) What course from your undergrad changed the way you think. Told me to select a course which wasn't related to my profession
4) Give me one word to describe your under grad university. This was followed by some more questions about class size etc
5) Give me details on some interest you've pursued outside of work that changed the way you think
6) Give me the book you admire most and why ( I got stumped here since I don't read much)
7) Give me a list of websites that you read regularly
8) Give me an instance where you put in a lot of effort and things did not work out
9) What would you do at the GSB
10) Give me a course that you definitely want to take and why. I said INTOPIA. He then probed into whether I have spoken to students about it. My source was website research. He noted that down...
11) If there is one company you say would most be like the GSB, which one would it be and why.
12) How are you different from the others here
He then asked me if I had any questions.

The "change the way you think" theme didn't help and I surely wasn't prepared for it.
Well, I guess there is no point whining now...the long wait begins albeit with a not so good feeling. It's been a good run thus far...I can only hope that it continues.

NC, mNEO, Rhyme, I was planning to call/meet you folks but ended up losing steam after the interview :( Was great to meet Nupur, by chance, today.

Good luck to everyone....
I now continue with my vacation... Chicago...Columbus, Ohio and then back home to the "routine"

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Am at a loss. All alumni interviewers in my city are taken. Need to travel to another country or opt for a phone interview. Did anyone have a successful phone interview with GSB?

Not the best comparison, I had a phone interview with Ross and found it more convenient than live interview with a Kellogg alum. You can keep all your notes in front of you and go on to cover the list of items you want to tell about during an interview.

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wow, GSB interviews sound TOUGH... congrats to everyone for making through it!
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Am at a loss. All alumni interviewers in my city are taken. Need to travel to another country or opt for a phone interview. Did anyone have a successful phone interview with GSB?


Call the school. Ask for assistance finding someone in or near your city.


No worries. I already contacted an alumni interviewer in the capital of a neighboring country, who's willing to interview me. It's less than an hour by plane, and I do not need a vise to travel there.

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helg wrote:
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Am at a loss. All alumni interviewers in my city are taken. Need to travel to another country or opt for a phone interview. Did anyone have a successful phone interview with GSB?


Call the school. Ask for assistance finding someone in or near your city.


No worries. I already contacted an alumni interviewer in the capital of a neighboring country, who's willing to interview me. It's less than an hour by plane, and I do not need a vise to travel there.

Look like you're going there :) then, best of all and take a lot of pics, heard that this city is very beautiful.

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Look like you're going there :) then, best of all and take a lot of pics, heard that this city is very beautiful.


Yeah, I'm going. Been there before, loved the city :-D

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hsampath dont give up mate... you might be getting a late invite.


Thanks..it's just that Im not holding my breath anymore.

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im really surprised by the tough interviews being doled out... the r1 ones generally sounded pretty relaxed

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dabots, when I interviewed yesterday, there must have been atleast 100 R2 candidates. This to me implies that GSB is interviewing WAY WAY more number of people in R2 than in R1. Because the number of interviewees is higher, the interview could be used as a filter so that final discussions center around a manageable number of applicants. That's just my theory of course.
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im really surprised by the tough interviews being doled out... the r1 ones generally sounded pretty relaxed

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