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Debrief posted on  Dec 10 2019 [#permalink] Zicklin, Full Time MBA
On Campus Interviewed on: Dec 05 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"Had an in-person interview and met with two committee members. 1. Walk me through your resume 2. Tell us about a time you had to network 3. Tell us about a time you failed and what did you learn 4. Why Zicklin These are just a couple of questions. Also be sure to get familiar with the electives offered and the ones you would like to take. They asked me alot of questions about how I would network and about my career path."

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Debrief posted on  Dec 04 2019 [#permalink] Cornell Johnson , Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Dec 04 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"Had my interview with Eddie Asbie who was quite supportive and was really great to talk with. The interview was conversational and revolved around my goals, experience and leadership potential. It went on for about 30 mins, which included 5 mins of my questions to him. Questions: 1. tell me about your current work and educational background. why you chose this path? 2. what do you love about your work? 3. what motivates you in life? 4. why consulting? why MBA? why Johnson? 5. what's your leadership style? If you were to lead a team of say 4- 5 professionals how would you work with them to achieve a goal in 24 hours, given that they are not that convinced to do it. 6. what do you do for fun? 7. how would your direct supervisor describe you? 8. what excites you about doing an MBA? what do you see as a challenge? 9. plan B (if consulting doesn't work). 10. which student organizations would you like to be a part of? questions for the adcom: 1. What factors should I prepare myself for as an international applicant? 2. Any recent developments that I should be aware of"

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Debrief posted on  Dec 10 2019 [#permalink] Simon, Full Time MBA
Off Campus with Adcom Interviewed on: Dec 04 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"The interview was very much like the job interviews that I have had. The adcom was very friendly and just wanted to get to know me better. The questions were along the lines of "Tell me about yourself?" "Expectations from the program?" "Long term/Short term goals?" and a few questions about things from my resume. The interview which was very conversational touched upon things already mentioned in my application but gave me the opportunity to explain them in greater detail since I wasn't constrained by the word limitations. Hope it helps!!"

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Debrief posted on  Dec 12 2019 [#permalink] Smurfit, Full Time One Year MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Dec 04 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"Hello everyone. The school took 4 weeks to process the application and revert with an interview call. Interview was with Ms Sophie Carey who is the Admissions Director (if i'm not wrong). It was over Skype and mostly a informal conversation. Questions: 1. Why MBA and why now? 2. Tell me about your work ex and your responsibilites? 3. How will an MBA help you and what are your goals? 4. Discussion regarding post MBA plans and how realistic they are. 5. How will you fund the MBA? 6. Any questions from your end. General advise: Be confident and be very clear about your future goals. Emphasize on your transferable skills and how the school can build business skills to achieve your goal. Decision was informed to me in 10 days over a call! All the best."

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Debrief posted on  Dec 07 2019 [#permalink] Stern, Full Time MBA
On Campus Interviewed on: Dec 03 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"Q1) about current role- what do I do, why I recently shifted- I kind of did not answer the why I shifted, just went off the flow Q2) leadership style Q3) which role do I regret doing Q4) which role I enjoyed doing the most Q5) a time when I had a problematic colleague Q6) what in leadership you want to achieve from stern Q7) post MBA goal Q8) backup plan Q9) why stern Q10) any questions for me Interview lasted 30 minutes. Some questions were on the spot that I really wasnt ready for. The interviewer asked me where all I am going after my trip to NY. Pretty relaxed otherwise. It was conducted by adcoms."

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Debrief posted on  Nov 30 2019 [#permalink] McCombs, Full Time MBA
Off Campus with Adcom Interviewed on: Nov 30 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"Interview Location: ITC Grand Central, Mumbai, India. Interviewer: Sr. Adcom Director She started off with some ice breakers as to how she liked India and stuff. She had a copy of my resume and didn't know anything about my essays or stuff. 1. Walk me through your resume. 2. Leadership aspects. 3. Coachability point. (basically, some failure which I overcame) 4. Short term goals. Long term thoughts. 5. Why Mccombs? 6. The biggest takeaway from my application cycle? 7. How McCombs fit the bill? 8. Outside of CV, how does one see myself? 9. What do I do apart from work? 10. Anything not in the application that I would like them to know? 11. Any questions. Overall it was a very conversational kind of interview. I tried to be crisp when I could think the interviewer was getting digressed. Let' see what happens. All the best to all other applicants! (y)"

This user wants to stay Private from India WE: 66 months; Consulting
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Debrief posted on  Nov 29 2019 [#permalink] Mendoza, Full Time MBA
Off Campus with Adcom Interviewed on: Nov 27 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"I interviewed with Cassie Smith , she was quite friendly and supportive. The interview was via Zoom and went on for about 40 mins. The Questions were (Not in Order)- 1. Introductions 2. Why MBA ? and why Notre Dame in particular. 3. Immediate goals after MBA along with any particular company and position I had in mind. 4. Why MSBA/MBA dual degree and why consulting. 5. An achievement from my professional life. 6. My Idol and which qualities I admired in them. 7. Describe myself in 3 words along with justification for the choice of the words. 8. My drive/goal in life apart from the professional life. 9. My hobbies and why I enjoyed them. 10. One random and fun fact about myself not covered in the application. 11. How would I contribute to the class. 12. One Case study question.( This took up almost 10-15 mins) Finally she asked if I wanted to ask her any questions. My questions were - 1. How accepting was the community/class to a non-catholic. 2. General discussions about life in south bend."

Yshukla582 from India GMAT 680; WE: 50 months; Energy and Utilities
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Debrief posted on  Nov 26 2019 [#permalink] ESADE, Full Time MBA
Off Campus with Adcom Interviewed on: Nov 25 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"1 about my current position and experience 2 entrepreneurial journey and experience 3 examples of leadership quality 4 why Esade 5 as an Esade representative , convince the interviewer to choose Esade 6 compare yourself with a brand 7 post Mba goals 8 why should you be chosen for the program 9 describe yourself in a very short sentence"

varunDixit from India GMAT 650; WE: 40 months; Consulting
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Debrief posted on  Nov 27 2019 [#permalink] Cornell Johnson , Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Nov 23 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

""I was interviewed with Adcom on Skype. It was pretty straightforward and no surprising questions were asked. Interview lasted for 40 Mins including 10 Mins he answering my questions. Questions that were asked (not sure of order though): 1. Tell me about yourself. 2. Why MBA? 3. My Leadership Style 4. How do you work in team when you have 24 hrs to arrive at the solution to the problem? 5. Why Cornell? 6. Anything else that I would like to communicate to Admission Committee. 7. Clubs that I would like to be a part of. I asked three questions at the end which he answered genuinely. I felt that they wanted to check fit to the program and candidate's genuine interest to be in small place i.e. Ithaca. Now waiting for final decision. I hope this would be helpful. Best Luck to all applicants.""

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Debrief posted on  Nov 22 2019 [#permalink] Northeastern, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Nov 22 2019

"The interviewer was very nice and smilling thoughout the interview. She made me feel less nervous. 1. Tell me about yourself 2. Why MBA/Why school 3. Example of innovative 4. Strengths/Weaknesses 5. Contribution"

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Debrief posted on  Nov 23 2019 [#permalink] IE, September Intake Class of
Skype Interviewed on: Nov 22 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"I had my interview with a senior associate director of Admissions over Skype. I had already spoken to him before applying to IE to know more about the Tech MBA program. I applied to the IMBA and the newly launched Tech MBA program at IE. My interview went on for one hour I would say. The questions I was asked were: Tell me about yourself Why MBA now? And Why MBA? You have applied to two programs the International MBA and the Tech MBA, what has attracted you to apply to both the programs. If you have to explain about Amazon to a layman how will you explain it? Which Technology do you think will completely disrupt the industries and also the Tech Industries? If you have to explain coding to a 9 year old, how will you explain it? Difference between human intelligence and artificial intelligence? What is your favourite programming language and why? If Amazon were to interview you today, why should they take you? There is a fear going around that Artificial intelligence will take away a lot of the jobs, what is your take on that? Asked me some questions around Randomization. People can pick random numbers, do you think computers can also pick random numbers? Asked me some questions on ethics and AI. Asked me about blockchain, I didn’t have much idea about it so I told him I haven’t got much idea on it. If you have to share with the class a time when you failed and what did you learn from it, what will you share? Asked me about other schools I had applied to and what were my preference and why IE. If you have to tell us about yourself in one sentence as to why we should take you, what will you say in one sentence.. Asked me a bit about my academics, where my school ranks. We spoke a bit about the Financial aid in IE Do you have any questions for me? The interviewer was really engaging and even though I don't feel I did very well in the interview but I just felt good how much deep they want to know you and they test you really well on how you can handle difficult situations. My advice would be to prepare well on the topics of latest technologies and how AI is disrupting the industries if you are applying for the Tech MBA program."

jayitaroy from United Kingdom GMAT 650; WE: 116 months; Computer Software
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Debrief posted on  Nov 23 2019 [#permalink] Kelley, Full Time MBA
Off Campus with Adcom Interviewed on: Nov 22 2019 Final Decision: Waitlisted with Interview

"It was a F2F with an adcom member. I was asked the below questions, and a few more on similar lines. Why MBA Describe a challenging situation What motivates you What industry/role after MBA. Why that industry/role. What are your strengths/weaknesses. What will your peers miss about you when you leave. How will you contribute to class. What makes a great team according to you? any apprehensions on doing a mba"

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Debrief posted on  Nov 25 2019 [#permalink] Cornell Johnson , Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Nov 22 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"Hey everyone, I'm posting this hoping to help any who is invited to interview at Johnson Cornell. My interview was via Skype and the Adcom assigned 30 minutes for it. The interview was pretty straightforward and my interviewer seemed in a good mood since she greeted me. This is how it went: - Resume walkthrough (academics and professional experience) - She inquired into my impact at current job - Short and long-term goals (Why MBA? kind of surfaced here) - Plan B if things don't work out? - Why Johnson Cornell? - Questions for me?"

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Debrief posted on  Nov 21 2019 [#permalink] McDonough, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Nov 21 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"1. Tell me about yourself 2. With such less work ex what can I contribute? 3. Why Georgetown? 4. ST MT LT goals 5. Where do I think the industry is headed in next 5-10 years? 6. About a time when I led a team? 7. About a time when I took an initiative? 8. 3 Qualities that my employer will say about me 9. Questions for her Overall I blew it I had one opportunity and I blew it. I rushed through the answers I didn't give them much story from my work side Both the stories were from the University side I was so fast in speaking that she had to interrupt me Guys I was so nervous, I wish they give me a chance to get in, but asking for a chance twice is may be asking too much Luckily my background does much of the work for me, born in family of developers but I am really bad at speaking in pressure Please don't blow up your interview guys It lasted for about 27 mins, she seemed displeased However, since I always catch the words Look at the difference between these two sentences "If you are selected come to the event that we are organising in India" "When you're selected please join us in the event we're hosting in India" See the difference? No? Watch Aquaman Well she used "if" So may be I have the clue However, try to trap the interviewer into telling you how it went as I did but plz don't ask directly Immediately post interview I texted the current students and apologised as I could not live up to the expectations."

Businessconquerer from India GMAT 700; WE: 27 months; Real Estate
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Debrief posted on  Nov 23 2019 [#permalink] Kelley, Full Time MBA
Off Campus with Adcom Interviewed on: Nov 20 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"I interviewed with Adcom Director. Great guy I must say. Very conversational and light toned conversation. Conversation started with small talk regarding the background music and then we jumped into the interview. 1) Why mba and why now? 2) Follow ups 3) What are the skills that you have gained? 4) Why Kelley (By this time I told how my elder sibling has just graduated from the Kelley FT MBA). So now he knew I know the program inside out and 1-2 follow ups around that. Now no more questions on school research cause he knew. 5) Why this industry? What inspired me? 6) Strength and weaknesses 7) Any apprehension about mba? 8) What motivates you? 9) Follow up around my leadership examples 10) Why US? 11) Follow up around my other skill examples and behavioral questions on that. 12) Questions from him And that was it. Good experience. They are very nice and conversational. No stress testing so relax."

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Debrief posted on  Dec 09 2019 [#permalink] Cornell Johnson , Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Nov 20 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"I interviewed with Eddie, who was very friendly and definitely put me at ease right off the bat. He asked how I was doing etc etc before getting into the actual interview. Questions he asked me: – Take me through your resumé, specifically your post-undergraduate work history – I currently work with a family member, so he asked if there were specific professional challenges working with family – Long and short-term goals – Why Johnson? (I spoke about both faculty and extracurricular stuff I’m excited about and that aligns with my goals) – What is your leadership style? – Describe a difficult situation you had to deal with at work, and how you tackled it – If I had to ask a direct supervisor or a colleague about you, what are 3 things he/she would say to describe you? – Is there anything you would like me to communicate to the AdCom? On the whole, it was not SUPER conversational, there was a structure to the interview but certainly much more positive and relaxed than a couple of others I’ve done."

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Debrief posted on  Dec 13 2019 [#permalink] Stern, Full Time MBA
Off Campus with Adcom Interviewed on: Nov 19 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"This interview was 100% not relaxing haha. I did it in China, and basically, it was very free-flow. The AO knew all of my details and was willing to challenge me on almost everything and basically did. I finished the interview, thinking I had bombed all my chances for Stern. My advice---know yourself, know the school and curriculum very well, be ready for tough questions."

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Debrief posted on  Nov 16 2019 [#permalink] Olin St. Louis, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Nov 16 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"I had my MBA interview with Emily Lucero. She has been really conversational. Questions asked- 1. Tell me about yourself. 2. Why OLIN? 3. What are your core values? (they are aligning your values with their data-driven values-based pillar) 4. How do you think your values have overtime and How your early life values have transformed you? 5. How have you implemented any global outlook or international experience in your work? She gave me the option to skip this question and let her ask another one. But I stayed with this even though I didn't have any international experience as such. She appreciated that. I advise to try to answer and not flee from any question. 6. If you are admitted to all the schools you applied to, how will you decide which one to go to? 7. What were your areas of improvement? 8. Do you have any questions for me? P.S: Treat the interview like an honest conversation."

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Debrief posted on  Nov 15 2019 [#permalink] Anderson, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Nov 15 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

""My interviewer was a second-year student, and right at the start, he told me that this was going to be a friendly conversation more than an interview and that he will ask a basic set of questions. He said he would take 15-20 minutes to ask his set of questions and then let me ask any questions I may have (unfortunately, we started a few minutes late because of some technical snag). Questions: 1. Walk me through your resume 2. Why MBA and why now? 3. What if your intended post-MBA plan doesn't work out? 4. Why Anderson? 5. How will you contribute to the Anderson community? And that's about it! After this, we spoke for about 10 minutes, and I asked him about his motivation to pursue an MBA, his experience at Anderson, and his life in LA. It was quite a free-flowing conversation, and it helped that he had a similar professional background and goals as me. We spoke for about 30 minutes in total. The interviewer was warm and friendly, and he was diligently taking notes as I responded to his questions. I was surprised by how brief the interview was, and the fact that there were no behavioral questions, but overall, it was a pleasant experience! I hope this helps, and best of luck to everyone!""

variantguy from India GMAT 750; WE: 76 months; Computer Software
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Debrief posted on  Nov 16 2019 [#permalink] IESE, Full Time MBA
Off Campus with Adcom Interviewed on: Nov 15 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"Interviewed yesterday at IESE's NYC campus with one of the adcoms for the AsiaPacific region, Tomofumi Nishida. I attended the open day and assessment day the following afternoon. Interview was very conversational. It was almost split into two sections -- the first focused on why MBA, why IESE, why now, what will you bring to IESE as a student, etc. Everything was pretty standard but there was one question that threw me a bit, but Tomo asked me "if you were the dean of IESE what would you change"? After that, we transitioned a bit to my background experience. Tell me about a time... when you had a personal conflict, when you led a group... when you had to give bad news... etc. Overall, the questions were not exceedingly difficult and it was a pleasant experience overall"

onekpat GMAT 710; WE: 40 months; Pharmaceuticals and Biotech
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Debrief posted on  Nov 17 2019 [#permalink] Fuqua, Full Time MBA
On Campus Interviewed on: Nov 15 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"Had an on-campus interview with a current 2nd year student. Questions mostly were expected, touched on the following: - Go over your resume - Why MBA - Why Fuqua - Tell me about a leadership experience - What makes a 'good leader' - Tell me about a time you failed as a team member One question I did not expect was: - Tell me about the power of diversity in teams Overall a positive experience. I attended the complete set of events that day - class session, first-years sitting and talking with us (very well managed), adcom member chatting with us and finally Fuqua Friday (all of us were looking forward to it). Loved the Fuqua culture and definitely can see myself investing 2 years of my life here."

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Debrief posted on  Nov 17 2019 [#permalink] Booth, Full Time MBA
On Campus Interviewed on: Nov 15 2019 Final Decision: Denied with Interview

"Interviewed with a second year on campus for Round 1. We started off with quick introductions and then we jumped into the following questions (no specific order, just what I remember). 1. Walk me through your resume/background. 2. What professional improvement do you want to get out of an MBA? 3. Why MBA? 4. Why Booth? 5. Follow up questions challenging my intended post-MBA career path. 6. Tell me about a challenging situation at work and what you did to resolve it. 7. Tell me about when you have had a disagreement with someone at work and what the outcome was. 8. Follow up questions on the stories I told. 9. Hobbies/interests outside of work? 10. Anything I didn't ask about but you feel is important? 11. Any questions for me? Overall the interview went well in my eyes. It was very conversational and the questions flowed from one to another. If you have the chance I would highly recommend visiting and taking a class to better understand how data driven Booth is. I was lucky enough to go to a class that is directly applicable to my current job and I was surprised at how little I used data in comparison to some of the approaches given in class. Fingers crossed for any news!"

mdbates93 from United States GMAT 740; WE: 65 months; Manufacturing
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Debrief posted on  Nov 18 2019 [#permalink] Foster, Full Time MBA
On Campus Interviewed on: Nov 15 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"Interviewed on campus with Associate Director of Admissions Alexsis Scott. Questions were fairly straightforward leading with "Why MBA, Why Foster?" Alexsis kept the interview very conversational and gave additional insight into the program while we spoke. She also asked several behavioral questions including: "Tell me about a time you received negative feedback" and "Tell me about the last compliment you received." At the end we had time for me for me to ask questions. All told I believe the interview lasted about 40 minutes, which flew by. I had a great experience, best of luck to those interviewing!"

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Debrief posted on  Nov 14 2019 [#permalink] Manchester, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Nov 14 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"I had Skype interview with Helen, she is admission director. It is very casual interview, nothing stressful as far as you know your background, story well. She said she already read all my application material, and she also watched the Kira interview video I submitted-this is new starting from this year. She asked me how do I feel about this type of interview format? A few questions I can remember: walk me through your experience, specifically your current job, and why MBA now? What is your ideal work environment? She asked one element of my responsibilities, she wanted me to explain what is that about. She asked how do I feel about my current company? What I am most proud of as extra curriculum? What is other hobby I have? Did you talk with some alumni or student? Then some other small questions I don't remember any more, probably not important either. She was also trying to emphasize a few highlights of the program, like 4 projects in total, internship, good connection with IT companies as this is what I want to pursue. She also mentioned the 2 year post graduate work permit policy that was just announced. Then she gave me some time to ask her questions too, like 15 mins. Her question period is around 40 mins, then my question period is around 15 mins. She said there will be admissions committee meeting on next Monday, so the result should come out soon at the same time with scholarship result. Generally it is just a casual conversation you would have during some networking event."

thomasedzhang from Canada GMAT 640; WE: 60 months; Consumer Products
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Debrief posted on  Nov 22 2019 [#permalink] Mendoza, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Nov 14 2019

"I was interviewed bu Paul Hernandez, who was quite supportive. He just had a copy of my resume. It started on time and went on for about 40 minutes. Questions: 1. Introductions 2. Your typical week at current work. 3. Why MBA? Why Mendoza? Goals and plan B. Location preference for short term goals. 4. Hobbies (tip: keep in mind the ones you've mentioned on the resume) 5. diversity example. how many languages do you speak? 6. leadership examples 7. undergraduate extra curricular/leadership activities. 8. describe yourself in 3 words 9. why consulting? would you consider any other industry? 10. behavioral questions 11. Case question: if your electronics manufacturing firm wants to launch a new electronics product in the next quarter what all information will you need and what factors would you need to consider. Questions for the interviewer: 1. Facts to consider and be prepared with as an international student 2. Things about Indiana 3. Any recent developments I should be aware of or any feedback for me Overall a very conversational and friendly interview. All the best to all the applicants."

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