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Debrief posted on  Oct 08 2019 [#permalink] Kellogg, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Oct 08 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"Today (Oct 8th), or I should rather say tonight, I gave my Kellogg interview on Skype with an AdCom. This was my first interview of the admissions cycle. I got the invite for the interview on Saturday morning (Oct 5) and was given the option to schedule the same for either Oct 7 or 8. I know it was a short notice. But it had to happen anyway, Right. Better now than never. :) Below is the debrief: Initially the AdCom member explained the process of how she would go about the interview. It was a blind interview. Interview lasted around 40 minutes including a couple questions which I asked the interviewer. Some of the questions that the interviewer asked are mentioned below (note that I am not really sure, if the flow of the questions was the same or not) - Tell me about your current role - How do you think you work in teams - Tell me about an instance you worked "different" (as defined by you) people? How did you tackle it? What was the outcome? - What are your Short-term and Long-term Goals? - What kind of a leader are you? - As a leader what has been your great accomplishments - What is one strength as a leader that you will bring to Kellogg - Why an MBA? - Why Kellogg? - Any other interests/activities that your are planning to be a part of at Kellogg - How would you contribute in the classroom compared to others? - What do you think might be the difficult thing for you at Kellogg? - Anything else which we have not touched upon yet that you would like to discuss. - So, do you have any questions for me? Overall I think it went well. Hope this debrief is helpful. And Good luck to everyone else who are still in the application process. Fell free to drop me message in case you have any other questions related to the process."

farmansingh5 from India GMAT 760; WE: 60 months; Health Care
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Debrief posted on  Oct 07 2019 [#permalink] Kellogg, MMM
Off Campus with Alumni Interviewed on: Oct 07 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"Interview was extremely relaxed. We started upfront talking about my interviewer's experience at Kellogg and current role to help ease the interview in, but also as a way to easily transition - "I've told me a lot about me, why don't you tell me about you". Questions were very standard and consistent with other interview reports: - Tell me about yourself - What are your short-term and long-term goals? - What about Kellogg will help you achieve your short and long term goals? - How do you want to be involved at Kellogg / contribute to its class? - Tell me about a time you worked as part of a difficult team. - Describe to me your progression through roles in your organization; what did that transition look like? - How do you influence without authority? - What do you think is a weakness or gap in your application you'd like to address? What was interesting was that each of these questions were asked in a purposeful way, weaving facts from the interviewer's experience and my resume to ensure it was informed and truly gave the opportunity to provide rich answers. My advice - know your stories, don't be stressed, and be able to speak with authority about why you want to go to Kellogg specifically."

MMMorBust from United States WE: 48 months; Consumer Products
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Debrief posted on  Oct 06 2019 [#permalink] Kellogg, Full Time MBA
Off Campus with Alumni Interviewed on: Oct 06 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"I was interviewed by an alum and the interviewer was very warm and friendly. The whole interview lasted for 30-40 minutes and he asked me the below standard questions. 1. Walk me through your resume 2. Which was your favorite work experience among all the jobs you held 3. Best achievement at work? 4. The time when you led a team and things did not go well 5. Time when you worked with a diverse team 6. Tell me about the constructive feedback you have received 7. Strengths 8. If you could redo, will you choose a different career path? 9. What do you think your weakness is in the whole application? 10. What type of leader are you? 11. How would your colleagues describe you? in three words? 12. What's your leadership style? 13. Time when you were not a designated team lead but had to lead the team? What were the reasons? 14. Why Kellogg? 15. Short and long term goals? 16. What clubs will you join in Kellogg? 17. How do you see yourself contributing to the class? 18. Do you want to add anything else? 19. Questions for me?"

Sowmya Kora GMAT 740; Consulting
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Debrief posted on  Oct 04 2019 [#permalink] Kellogg, Full Time MBA
Off Campus with Alumni Interviewed on: Oct 04 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"This was my first admissions interview so I can't tell if it was more formal or informal than most off campus alumni interviews but the scripted questions really only covered the following: Why Kellogg? Why MBA? What are your short/long term career goals? Everything else was conversation about life experiences and what caused me to want to move around the country. There were not any questions about working on a team but the interviewer definitely emphasized the environment of Kellogg as being heavily team based. Overall the interview went well and the alumni and I had a lot in common so I'm hopeful for my chances of admission."

mdbates93 from United States GMAT 740; WE: 67 months; Manufacturing
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Debrief posted on  Oct 14 2019 [#permalink] Rotman, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Oct 04 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"I submitted my application in August and receieved an interview invite early September. Due to sickness I missed out on the opportunity to meet the adcom member in India when they were visiting. My loss on that bit. The other interview debriefs are a good as on point as they can be. Here is my recollection of questions. 1. Walk me through your resume from post grad onwards and stress on highlights 2. Why MBA 3. What kind of innovation have you done in your past (my MBA goals were related to this) 4. Why Rotman. 5. TW you handled a conflict. 6. TW you failed. .... I am probably forgetting a couple of questions. Any questions for me. I felt like I was fumbling and didn't do my best. But the adcom member did not let me dwell on that and made me move on with other questions. She took notes all along which I found a tiny bit distracting but that's fine. Despite this I was admitted with a small entrance award. :) Timeline: Applied 25th August, Interview invite, 1st September, 1st Interview date 18th September in India (Missed this because I got very sick :( ) Actual Interview 4th Oct. Decision Received 9th Oct. Final date for blocking a seat 9th Nov."

StrayGossamers from India WE: 74 months; Aerospace and Defense
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Debrief posted on  Oct 04 2019 [#permalink] Kellogg, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Oct 03 2019

"The interviewer was a second year student. It was pretty conversational from the get-go. The questions were also pretty standard. -He commented on the diversity of jobs I've held and asked me to help him understand my thought process behind each of those decisions -one or two behavioural questions: accomplishment you're most proud of, three strengths -Three different questions on leadership style. This was a little perplexing for me because it felt like he wanted me to give a certain specific answer except I wasn't able to figure out what it might have been. Or maybe I over-analysing this. -A little bit on short term goals, though he was kind enough to say that he'd got a sense of what I want to do based on my responses to previous questions -Alternare career He'd read my CV. The questions were thoughtful. He also took time to patiently answer some of the questions that I had. Overall I'd say it went well but I'm unsure if it would have any real effect on whether or not the adcom deems my app worthy."

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Debrief posted on  Oct 03 2019 [#permalink] Kellogg, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Oct 01 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"This was my first interview of the admissions cycle (hopefully not the last), so I was in a heightened state of excitement (and nervousness)! So, here goes the debrief: Scheduling I received an email on Sept. 27 (Friday) asking me to schedule a Skype interview on either Sept 30, Oct 1, or Oct 3. I was honestly not prepared for such short notice, but I figured I'd do it sooner than later. An AdCom member was going to conduct my interview - it was a blind interview, and they had allocated an hour for it. The Interview The interviewer started by explaining the process, mentioning that she'll be taking notes, that her side of the interview should last 30-40 minutes after which she'll give me time to ask any questions that I may have. It was a pretty standard set of MBA interview questions (shared below in their entirety, some of these flowed from my responses to previous questions): - Tell me about your education and then walk me through your resume. - Tell me more about your team and work at your current job. - If I were to ask your team, what are the things they would say about you? - What was your leadership style during your undergraduate and postgraduate, and what is your leadership style now and how do you think it has evolved? - Give me an example of when you took a bold decision as a leader? (This one was a follow-up question from my previous response) - Tell me about a time when you worked with people who were different (she was kind to include that different could be in any sense I wanted to define) than you, and how did it challenge you, and how did you grow from it? Piece of advice: in case you get a question which is made up of sub-questions, please listen well and remember to answer all of those) - What are your short-term and long-term goals, and how will an MBA help you? (I wasn't sure if she expected me to answer "Why Kellogg" along with or not, but either way, I did) - What are the clubs you are interested in at Kellogg? - Is there something I haven’t asked you that you thought I should have asked? (This one got me a bit by surprise, maybe because I was expecting further probing around my goals and was mentally ready to respond to something along those lines. Anyway, I told her that she hadn't asked me about my weaknesses/areas of improvement, to which she smiled and asked me to go on and elaborate. I'd personally recommend responding with something (you can choose not to self-inflict pain like me and list out your weaknesses :P ) rather than telling the interviewer something like "you were pretty comprehensive" or simply going into a prolonged limbo) - Do you have any questions for me? (Standard advice that goes around is to have three, or at most four questions. Her questions ended around the 45-minute mark, and by the time she answered my first two questions, we were past the 55-minute mark. Since she had been quite elaborate and forthcoming with her responses (including sharing her personal stories from the time when she attended Kellogg), I instead chose to converse more about her responses than asking a third question just for the heck of it.) Takeaway: Overall, she was an extremely warm and friendly person who made me comfortable right from the start, and my entire interview proceeded more like an informational conversation. I must add that she seemed to be a seasoned interviewer and was an excellent listener, which made the entire experience pretty enjoyable. In the end, she even acknowledged the timezone difference (I interviewed at past-midnight my time) and wished me a long night of good sleep - a warm, fuzzy gesture that just made the whole experience even more memorable! Final tip - From personal experience, there's a lot of room to be human and to be yourself, don't be afraid to use it! :) I wish the best of luck to everyone else! Now, my watch begins..."

variantguy from India GMAT 750; WE: 76 months; Computer Software
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Debrief posted on  Sep 29 2019 [#permalink] IIM (All Schools), IIM Ahmedabad PGPX
Off Campus with Adcom Interviewed on: Sep 28 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"Hi guys, I had my interview scheduled in Mumbai. Interview was at 1030AM and I reached at 10AM. There were three panels i.e. three interview rooms. I was in Panel 1 that had Prof Arindam. The candidates who came out from Panel 1 had bad experiences as everyone said that it is a stress interview. The profs will counter question you on each point I patiently waited and I was called for the interview at approx 12PM P1 : - Introduce Your self Me : - Gave an answer that I already practiced P1 and P2 : - Some cross questioning regarding my profile, role, industry and company P1 : - Pick up a chit form the bowl, think over it for 2 mins and take a stand wither for or against it Me: - (Picked up a chit, opened it and read it out loud) The topic is "AI will displace more jobs than it will create" P1 : - Are you happy with the topic? Me : - Yes P1 : - Take 2 mins and explain your view Me : - Sure Me : - I explained my answer that I disagree and that it will create more jobs. The Number of jobs will remain the same but the nature of jobs will change. Eg: - When internet was coming up, we had a similar fear but now you have more jobs. . AI is going to remove and replace the human oriented / repetive actions P2: - The considerable number of IT sector guys are fearing of losing their jobs. They don't know what will happen, hence if you see the topic.. It is going to displace more jobs than create. Give me an example of creating more jobs Me: - The backend jobs have increased with the advent of AI. There was an article which said that the number of backend jobs have increased and number of call centers are going down P1 & P2 : - Both of them countered my argument and grilled me more. i said put with my argument P1: - What are your hobbies? Me : - Play football etc P2: - Manchester united are doing bad, why? Me : - Gave them the reply. They were convinced P1: - Any good places to roam in Mumbai? Me : - Yes and suggested them some good places P2 :: - We are done with the interview. Thank you Me : - Thank you Overall, i felt they took my case and interview got done in 20 mins. Seems like they were not interested and ended the interview abruptly"

This user wants to stay Private from India GMAT 700; WE: 63 months; Education
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Debrief posted on  Sep 24 2019 [#permalink] IIM (All Schools), IIM Ahmedabad PGPX
Off Campus with Adcom Interviewed on: Sep 21 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"Hi guys, Had my IIM A interview on 21st Sep,2019,at Delhi. Reporting time was 2:30 pm,and I reached there at around 2:15 pm.5 more participants were also present there.After signing on the attendance sheet,we were taken to a different hall.After just 5 min of wait,we were led to different cabins for interview with different panels. As soon as I entered the cabin,I found there were two members in the panel.After exchanging greetings,I was offered a seat and then asked to pick out a chit from a glass bowl.That was the topic of my extempore.I was asked to take my time, jot down my ideas on a paper,and start when I feel I am ready. After about 3 minutes,I started speaking and spoke for about 4-5 minutes.Then came the interview part.The first couple of questions were straight away from what I spoke in my extempore.Questions to grill me,and to make me Rethink as to what I said was right or may be I could have deviated to some extent. Then,one of the panelist asked me about my career so far,and why do I want to pursue an MBA when I am already doing good in my life.I told them about my aspirations and how an MBA would help me in that. As I am a banker,there were obvious questions on bank mergers and other alternatives to mergers. The last set of questions revolved around my hobbies,and how do I use them in my life.There was one last question on whether gambling should be legalized or not in india (probably because I told them that I came back last night from Goa,after having fun in casinos). That was all guys.Keeping my fingers crossed for the results. All the best to all of you who will be facing the interviews in days to come."

anshkool4u from India GMAT 710;
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Debrief posted on  Oct 04 2019 [#permalink] Darden, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Sep 19 2019 Final Decision: Denied with Interview

"Hello there Darden seekers Or people who just want to get in. I was Interviewed by Marc Paulo Guzman, the diversity champion at Darden. I even remember the questions that I was asked but I'm unsure if I am allowed to tell. Anyhow, the questions were quite general. I didn't get much time to speak out an example in each case as interview felt kind of rushed and ended in 28 mins. 20 mins of mine and then I asked a few questions. Remember, Darden is just a "public school" copy of Harvard so its only obvious that they are looking for people with "Case Study Compatibility". Can't tell you a lot but every sentence I've written is carefully worded and if you pay close attention, you'll leverage every information I've provided. To Indians, I'd say, Keep your communication skills at peak, don't fumble, don't look like a scared man who just had a visit with Hitler's Ghost (Unless you like Hitler's Ghost, any regular Ghost would do too), smile (check interviewers reactions to your answers but don't change your expression) and be the best version of yourself, no detail is too less, and finally,Get a great GMAT score as almost all the Indian students I spoke to asked me to raise mine. I cannot raise it as I've finished the material, all of it, but if you have a chance to touch a 730, just get that, attempts do not count as long as under 4. To other international applicants, I'd try to differentiate myself with a less cliche profile e.g. Indian IT engineer or a great academic and GMAT score. Apply in early action as it does give you a chance to interview, that way you get a chance to present yourself better. Unlike other B-School applications, Darden is non-Binding. However, there is a 1000 USD extra that you need to submit as deposit but guys, it is totally worth it. Darden has the best learning experience as suggested by its consistent rankings. Unfortunately there are not a lot of student events so this school doesn't get to shine. But when it comes to rankings, it is followed right by Berkeley and LA in Public rankings. Leverage this info and find out more when/if they are you, why us? Why Darden is an important parameter before you apply to Darden. Know that you'll fit. The curriculum is very rigorous and they complete about 600 cases each year. That is a lot given that you've not been in touch with academics for say 2-3 or more years. I prepared 6-7 stories but I couldn't get a chance to tell all of those. But hey, you can do that. I've seen people say that interviews lasted for 45 mins, that can be you. May be they didn't like me or may be they made up their mind in 15 mins of talking to me. Know the school, leverage every information by placing yourself in that scenario and think, 'will I fit', if you do, make sure you put that information up somewhere in the message during interview."

Businessconquerer from India GMAT 700; WE: 28 months; Real Estate
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Debrief posted on  Oct 03 2019 [#permalink] Darden, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Sep 16 2019

"I was interviewed by Adcom member in Early Action round. It was self Initiated interview. It was very conversational interview and along the lines of interview experiences shared by other gmatclub members here. So there was no surprise. 1) First she asked me to share my life experiences in 10-15 mins 2) After that tell me about a time when you worked in a team environment. 3) Why MBA? 4) Why Darden? 5) What do you do apart from work? Finally I was given opportunity to ask couple of questions. Interview lasted for 45 Mins and really enjoyed the interaction with adcom."

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Debrief posted on  Sep 18 2019 [#permalink] Columbia, J-Term MBA
Off Campus with Alumni Interviewed on: Sep 12 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"Timeline: Interview Invitation: 20 days after application submission Interview: 12 days after the invitation (used to be 9 days but the interviewer requested a last minute change) Interview feedback: submitted the same day after the interview Offer call: 5 days after the interview (incl. a weekend) I worked for a US firm but was in China at the time so I did the interview there. The interview happened at his office and scheduled for an hour. It turned out to be an hour and half (thus I assume we had a great chat)..I emailed my resume to the interviewer when I scheduled the meeting, but he didn't print it out on the interview day. So remember to bring a hardcopy in any case! 1. The interview started with a question about my current company, how its business doing in China, and if I have any business suggestions. 2. Walk me through your resume: he interrupted several times asking for details/follow-up questions. 3. What's my plan after CBS: short term and long term goals. I mentioned that I chose Jterm b/c I already have personal/family network in the industry, he challenged it and asked what are my competitiveness other than network. 4. I have listed several ECs (only the org names) I did back to college time and he also asked about them. So make sure you really know every word you said in resume 5. A little bit touch on why CBS 6. 3-5 adj. words to describe yourself with concrete examples We also chatted a bit about travel, my current company, common acquaintance etc. He mentioned several alumnus he knew in the industry I was interested in. In general, I felt like my interviewer is a serious and straightforward (but still nice) person. Prepared to get challenged and really know the sxxt you are talking about. Obviously I did ok here, and good luck to everyone else."

This user wants to stay Private from China GMAT 720; WE: 36 months; Internet and New Media
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Debrief posted on  Sep 07 2019 [#permalink] HEC Paris, September Intake Class of
Off Campus with Alumni Interviewed on: Sep 04 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"HEC MBA I had the first interview this week with a 2014 Alumni who is now an MBA teacher in Argentina. He invited me to his office He was super friendly with me and the interview seemed more like a regular chat with alumni, as many others I had when researching the school. First, he asked me to give an overview of my career path. (I am an international relations grad who wanted to be a diplomat, failed, and shifted career into consulting and later tech) Then, I did my presentation (I brought my PC). I talked about the experience I had when director of AIESEC ( an NGO). He just listened during the whole presentation and in the end, asked about my contribution there and the reasons why. Finally, he asked basic interview questions: why MBA, which other schools, why HEC, 3 strengths and weakness, main achievement and contributions to the class. Good point: He commented on my answers, mentioning how my profile fits with the school. (He even give me tips on where to live in the second year) Bad point: Given that he asked my strengths in the context of a classroom, I talked about contributions to the class. Later, when he asked me this specific question, I was out of things to say."

This user wants to stay Private from Argentina GMAT 760; WE: 48 months; Internet and New Media
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Debrief posted on  Sep 09 2019 [#permalink] S P Jain Institute, PGPM 1 Year MBA
On Campus Interviewed on: Sep 03 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"Hey Guys, As there isn't any detailed interview experience on the thread. Ill be sharing mine Registration: - - As soon as you reach the venue, you will be asked by Adcom to fill in a registration form - The registration form consists of 10th, 12th marks, work exp etc - For each of the line item you need to add a self attested copy - Your name will be called out and you need to visit the adcom who will verify the registration details with the orginal - They will take the self attested copy and keep the same with them Interview: - - You will be grouped into the First specialization you selected into groups of three persons each - There are two interviews of approx 15-20 mins each - Each interview panel has two members First Interview : - - Pitch yourself in 30 seconds? - Some questions based on the "Profile sheet" you filled ? - Others are asked opinion on the answer suggested by the other candidate? - What is the meaning of market share? - What is the market share of the company you are working? - Situation : - Since 2 years, an FMCG company is going in loss and unable to make profit. What could be the possible reasons - Any questions for the Adcom? Second Interview : - - Introduce yourself in 1 minute - Some questions after your introduction - Why MBA? - Situation : - A company is selling a product that is flawed. If you dont sell the product , the company will shut down. Will you sell the product or save the consumers interest? - Some questions in the company you are working and the competition? What is the share price? - Will you be dependent for JOB on SPJIMR? Will you get a job easily? Why? - Any questions for the Adcom? Some important things to remember for the interview: - Do's - - Dress well. Wear formal blazers - Arrive well before the scheduled time - Be prepared to be called for the interview at any time. Although the slots are fixed, interview can be +-30 mins before the slot - Please keep some questions ready for the interviewer - Please be ready with common MBA questions such as Why MBA? Why ? Pitch yourself? Dont's - - Please don't ask the interviewer their names. God knows what are you going to do with that information - Please don't ask questions available on the website to the interviewer. Eg: - Guest lectures, when is the result? Hope the above helps. Let me know if any questions"

pikolo2510 from India GMAT 700;
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Debrief posted on  Sep 02 2019 [#permalink] SMU Singapore, SMU MiM
Skype Interviewed on: Aug 29 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"Interviewer was a lady, probably in her 30s. Friendly. The whole interview took about 20 minutes. I think she had a copy of my essay on her hand. Questions asked were: 1. Give me a brief introduction of yourself 2. You say you consider yourself a leader and in your essay you established a lot of leadership qualities. What if you are not elected leader in your group? Are you fine being the follower? 3. What if your leader is not doing the work assigned? What will you do? 4. What are the elective tracks that you would like to pursue? 5. Any specific roles you are looking at for internships? 6. Have you applied to other universities? (I said NUS.) If you are offered both, which one would you choose and why? Also, she had some queries regarding my essay. I think my wording was a bit confusing, so I took the opportunity to clarify what I really meant. I believe I did not perform my best for this interview as I missed out on several details regarding the course. My advice is to really research well on the course, know what path that you are aiming for. However, I am glad and grateful that SMU has offered me a place in a week after the interview. (I must also say the entire admissions process was really efficient and I like how the admissions team are very hands-on.) All the best to the future applicants."

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Debrief posted on  Aug 27 2019 [#permalink] Columbia, J-Term MBA
Off Campus with Alumni Interviewed on: Aug 21 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"Interviewed in New Delhi, India We met in the coffee shop of a centrally located hotel in Delhi. The interviewer had asked me to bring a hard copy of my CV The interview was fairly standard: 1) Walk me through your CV 2) Why MBA? 3) Why now? 4) Why CBS? 5) Which other schools are you applying to? 6) How will you recruit in India while studying in the US (my story involves me coming back to India immediately post my MBA) 7) Short term/long term goals? 8) Plan B? 9)What leadership positions will you take up at CBS 10) Give me your top 3 stock ideas (i work in public/private equity). He had a follow up questions on this 11) Any questions for him? He spoke about his experience at CBS. At the end of the interview he told me that he would recommend (i relaxed a bit after i heard this) The interview last about 30 mins and he took notes while i spoke."

Reprised0901 from India GMAT 740; WE: 80 months; Investment Banking
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Debrief posted on  Aug 28 2019 [#permalink] Columbia, Full Time MBA
Off Campus with Alumni Interviewed on: Aug 20 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"Standard set of questions: 1. Self-intro 2. Resume questions 3. Why MBA? 4. Why CBS? 5. What are your short term and long term goal? 6. How would you differentiate yourself to achieve your short term goal? 7. What is your leadership style? 8. What are your strength and weakness? 9. How did you familiarize yourself with CBS? 10. Any questions for me? The interview ended in around 40 minutes. And then I asked her questions for another 20 minutes."

dp720760 from Hong Kong GMAT 750; WE: 60 months; Other
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Debrief posted on  Sep 02 2019 [#permalink] NUS Singapore, NUS MiM
Off Campus with Adcom Interviewed on: Aug 15 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"2 interviewers, both of them were very friendly and welcoming. One of them was Mr. Aaron Goh, director of the MSc Programmes Office at NUS, and another Caucasian lady, whose name I couldn't recall. Before that, I prepared myself for mostly generic and behavioural questions as that was what the previous debriefs mentioned would be most likely asked. However, as I am involved in the education family business, from start till the end questions were revolved mostly around the business. I took the opportunity to explain my background and also the tasks that I did during my employment. Other than that, they also asked me what is my outlook of Malaysia's future, what are the takeaways from this course if admitted, what is the difference between Malaysia and Singapore etc. Overall, I was kind of taken aback by the unorthodox questions as the questions that I have prepared was not asked at all. However, I must say it was relatively easy to keep the conversation going. My advice is to really know your background and work well, as they really went into the details of my CV. Also, do not freak out or panic, be really confident about yourself and just speak out. I think what they want to see is not whether your responses are correct, but rather your attitude and boldness."

This user wants to stay Private from Malaysia GMAT 650; WE: 24 months; Education
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Debrief posted on  Jul 25 2019 [#permalink] Schulich, January Intake
Skype Interviewed on: Jul 25 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"Interviewed with Kirthi Srivatsav. Questions: Why MBA? What after MBA? If you are from Adcom, what question will you ask? What will the person sitting next to you learn from you? 3 skills learnt from your job? Achievement outside work you are most proud of? All the best to all the applicants. Cheers"

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Debrief posted on  Jul 24 2019 [#permalink] Columbia, Full Time MBA
Off Campus with Alumni Interviewed on: Jul 24 2019 Final Decision: Matriculating

"Interviewed today with a CBS's alum in São Paulo - Brazil and got no big surprise at all. You can see below a quick summary: * He asked standard questions: -Introduced himself (5 min) -Tell me about yourself and your career (10 min) -Why CBS/MBA/ and Why now? (15 min) -Plan B - Schools, examples, career goals, ... (10 min) -Any questions for me? - I asked him ~6 questions (15 min) * The interview was very open and casual. I didn't feel pressured at all. I emailed my resume to my interviewer beforehand, and he had printed it out, taken notes, and had a few questions written down that we talked about."

This user wants to stay Private from Brazil GMAT 740; WE: 32 months; Venture Capital
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Debrief posted on  Jul 19 2019 [#permalink] Schulich, January Intake
Skype Interviewed on: Jul 19 2019 Final Decision: Waitlisted with Interview

"I had my interview with Kirthi Srivastav today. I was pleasantly surprised to know that he knew almost everything about my application, even the smallest of details. The questions were : -A couple of things about my work -What are you looking from an mba? -change in roles during career and something that you've learned at your workplace? -achievements in professional and personal life? -What would you bring to the program? -Why you shouldn't be selected?"

batmanINboxers GMAT 720; WE: 52 months; Computer Software
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Debrief posted on  Jul 17 2019 [#permalink] Schulich, January Intake
Skype Interviewed on: Jul 17 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"I had my interview with Sanjay Dhingra today. It was a pretty chilled out interview. He asked questions about my job and the recent project I did, some questions on my previous role, why Schulich, and asked if I had some questions about the program. Interview lasted for around 15 mins. Best of luck to everyone!!"

This user wants to stay Private from India GMAT 670; Manufacturing
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Debrief posted on  Jul 18 2019 [#permalink] INSEAD, January Intake Class of
Off Campus with Alumni Interviewed on: Jul 17 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"My first interview was yesterday and it lasted for about 30 min. The interviewer was from the class of 2003, so I think he has experience doing these interviews and he knew exactly what he was going to ask. I sent my application and my CV to him early, but it was a good thing that I brought a printed version for the interview. He used both in the conversation and asked me to keep the printouts. We chatted a little bit about how loudly the place it was and then we got down to business. He asked me to walk him through my CV since college to my current job. He stopped me several times to understand all my experience in more detail. Then he asked a couple of questions: • Why I decide to the major I did? • Tell me about an important project that you did since you started working in US? (I’m Brazilian and I was transferred to US in 2018) • What do you want to do after business school? – (I also used this space to answer why INSEAD). • Why fonty over singy? In the end we chatted a little bit about his experience after INSEAD and I asked him a couple of questions."

MAPP from United States GMAT 700;
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Debrief posted on  Jul 15 2019 [#permalink] Schulich, January Intake
Skype Interviewed on: Jul 15 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

""Hi guys, I just had my interview with Sanjay. It lasted for around 15 mins. It was to the point. It was laid back and comfortable. No behavioural question. Questions only related to my work ex. 01. Your greatest achievement? 02. Your experience in x? 03. Your target companies after MBA? 04. What were your responsibilities in the project y? 05. How do you know z? 06. Any question for me? Best of luck everyone!""

LordStark from India GMAT 700; Non-Profit and Government
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Debrief posted on  Jul 15 2019 [#permalink] Schulich, January Intake
Skype Interviewed on: Jul 15 2019 Final Decision: Waitlisted with Interview

"Completed my interview today: Questions related my product launches. Question on typical project lifecycle (related to my work only)-How does a product land from ideation phase to launch phase? What are the typical steps involved? The interviewer also requested to demonstrate my extra-curricular skill! And then I asked him few questions. Not a stress interview. Pretty laidback and relaxed. All the best!"

sohambhattacharya from India GMAT 660; WE: 37 months; Consumer Products
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