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Debrief posted on  May 11 2019 [#permalink] Desautels McGill, Full-time 2 Year MBA
Skype Interviewed on: May 07 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"Applied on Jan 30th 2019 in Round 2. Kept updating the Admission committee about my recent achievements and accomplishments. Got email on 2nd May 2019 that I have been shortlisted for the interview. My interview was scheduled on 7th May 2019. It started 1 Hour early with my consent, since I was online on skype rehearsing my answers and checking the audio. She told me that the interview will last for 30 mins and after that I could ask questions if I wanted to. It more of a interaction rather than an interview. I was asked very basic questions like: 1. Tell me about your job, roles and responsibilities. 2. Follow-up questions on the company where I currently work. 3. Tell me about your 'typical' day at work. (I heard it 'difficult' day at work, she corrected me in between my answer) 4. Then, she asked about what my 'difficult' day at the office would be? 5. Career goals, 10 year plan, Long term career goals. 6. Plan B, if the above plan failed. 7. Volunteering Experience and other stuff on the Resume. 8. A situation based question where she asked me what would I do if one of my team member was not pulling up with rest. 9. Then, If I had anything else to share or questions for her? The interview lasted 50 mins. My advice to the prospective candidates would be to cheer up, show a happy face. Be very clear with your career goals, companies you want to work for, positions, your long term vision, and be ready to be asked questions on that. They might check your confidence in between the interview, so make valid points and present verified data. McGill Adcom's are one of the most humble and supporting individuals. At the end of interview we discussed French movies on Netflix and culture at Montreal. She told me that I will hear from one of the Admission committee member within 2 weeks. I received offer for admission 2 days later with scholarship. Je vous remercie Best of Luck!"

lukachiri from India GMAT 710; WE: 71 months; Energy and Utilities
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Debrief posted on  Apr 23 2019 [#permalink] Jones Rice, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Apr 23 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"I just completed my interview for Rice Jones. The interviewer was a second-year student and the whole interview was really conversational. I would advice not to be too much prepared for the interview that you seem to be rehearsed (he pointed it out to me during the interview :D). Overall the questions were pretty general: 1. Introduce yourself. 2. Why MBA? 3. Tell me about your most cherished leadership moment. 4. You enjoy leading a team the most or working as a team member in a team? 5. Why Rice? 6. Why have you applied in Round 3? 7. Any questions for me? Interview ended in exactly 20 minutes."

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Debrief posted on  Apr 19 2019 [#permalink] Carey Hopkins, Full-Time
Skype Interviewed on: Apr 17 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"Hi Guys, I interviewed with Michael Cuneo, he started out making it very comfortable, I honestly felt less nervous. So here goes: Why MBA, why now, why Carey. What value will you bring to the class. What other schools are you applying to and what is the commonality between them. Post MBA goals. Any questions for him. Scholarships / decisions / deposit / first year curriculum /Class diversity. Overall, I felt good about the experience. He said he enjoyed our conversation so hopefully it goes well. Hope this helps !"

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Debrief posted on  Apr 17 2019 [#permalink] Tuck, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Apr 15 2019 Final Decision: Denied with Interview

"AdCom initiated interview. I interviewed on 15th April 2019 with a second year student over Skype. Overall it was more of a conversation and she really had some insightful and thoughtful questions to ask (specially the follow-up questions she asked). Overview: She started with her introduction. 1. Walk me through your resume. 2. What are your career goals, short-term and long-term? 3. Why MBA now? 4. Why Tuck? Then she went onto behavioral questions: 5. Tell me a situation when you had a significant impact on your organization. 6. A situation when I was asked to resolve a conflict or differing views on a topic (a couple of follow-up questions on my answer) 7. A situation when I received constructive feedback from someone. 8. Tell me a situation when I had a difficult interaction with someone (This question threw me off a little about as I was sort of not prepared for this one and no situation as such came onto top of my mind as well :D Eventually I explained one such situation. She then asked quite many follow-up questions to get deeper behavioral insights during the situation, specifically probably concentrating on nice criteria of Tuck) 9. How will I contribute to Tuck community? 10. What did you learn about recently? Any fact/news/books/articles etc. 11. Which criteria from Tuck's Admissions criteria of smart, nice, accomplished and aware resonates with you the most? 12. Any question that you believe I should have asked you about. Then she opened the floor to ask questions from her. Total interview lasted about 40 minutes. This was the most insightful interview that I had in the whole process over the last few months. I could have done better I feel, fingers crossed now! Hope this debrief helps all the applicants. Good luck!"

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Debrief posted on  Apr 24 2019 [#permalink] Broad, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Apr 15 2019 Final Decision: Waitlisted with Interview

"Why Michigan St? That was pretty much it as far as typical MBA interview questions go. The rest centered on my military career and questions on how I will adjust to the civilian side."

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Debrief posted on  Apr 13 2019 [#permalink] Rutgers, Full-Time
Skype Interviewed on: Apr 12 2019 Final Decision: Waitlisted with Interview

"Your basic MBA questions. Why Rutgers? Why Now? Who was a great leader to you and why? (2nd interview that I have had this question so seems like it ranks as a typical MBA interview question) I recently changed jobs so asked me why I did I submitted an optional essay and asked me questions about it. Not too bad of an interview."

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Debrief posted on  Apr 06 2019 [#permalink] ISB, PGP Pro
On Campus Interviewed on: Apr 04 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"Gaurav: Most of the questions are related to my current and previous work experience. They then asked about my extracurricular activities and one question on my Family background. Two panels- One from PGPPro, and other one looks to be from PGPMAX. I felt it was completed in Relatively short time."

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Debrief posted on  Apr 03 2019 [#permalink] INSEAD, January Intake Class of
Off Campus with Alumni Interviewed on: Apr 03 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"Finished both my interviews. First interview was two weeks ago and was incredibly chilled out and conversational. We started by me talking about my current job and from there we kind of backtracked to what got me where I am today. The interviewer also really dug into how I think I will fit into the INSEAD culture and what will I focus on while there. Really, it felt like a conversation with an acquaintance. He continually followed up with questions to get a better understanding of why I want to do this. We concluded with him telling me about his own experience at INSEAD. Overall, a very positive experience. It lasted 1.5 hours. Second interview felt more formal. It started with a "tell me about yourself starting from your childhood", followed by Why MBA, Why INSEAD, how will I manage my time at INSEAD etc. It was also conversational but felt less casual than the first one. It lasted about an hour. I couldn't judge if the interviewer liked chatting with me or not, but I tried my best to answer all their questions."

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Debrief posted on  Apr 02 2019 [#permalink] Zicklin, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Apr 01 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"Had a Skype interview but unfortunately the connection kept freezing. I feel like the constant stopping had a negative effect on my interview. As far as questions go I got a few that were a little different than others. "Tell me about a time you had to network" was one question I never got or read about, maybe others have. Thankfully I had to network to obtain a previous job so I was able to go into detail about that. I would recommend studying the Zicklin curriculum. I was asked "what electives are you interested in to help you achieve..." which was a question I will admit I was not ready for. I have a set goal I want to achieve with an MBA so I have only spent time research core curriculum for that goal. I tried to come up with something but they perhaps saw right through me. I guess I'll find out in 2 weeks."

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Debrief posted on  Mar 27 2019 [#permalink] NUS Singapore, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Mar 27 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"Had my prelim interview today, with Adcom Sheila. She was pretty conversational. The questions were: 1. Elevator Pitch 2. Post MBA goal 3. Why MBA now and why NUS 4. Plan B 5. What are your views about the job market in Singapore? 6. What do you know about the current legislation upon job option? < I didn't know> 7. Now that I have told you, do you have any different ideas about NUS or Singapore job? I did screw up considering companies which didn't recruit internationals.. :D I hope I satisfied them with answers! All the best to prospects!"

Reveur from India GMAT 720; WE: 60 months; Telecommunications
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Debrief posted on  Mar 28 2019 [#permalink] INSEAD, January Intake Class of
Off Campus with Alumni Interviewed on: Mar 26 2019 Final Decision: Matriculating

"My second interview was with a 2002 alumni. He was super friendly and at all times it felt like a casual conversation more than an interview. He asked about my work, and what I did, sounding more interested and curious rather than "testing me". He asked why MBA, why now, where do you see yourself 5 years after the MBA, what is your plan if you don't get in. I think it was smooth and friendly. it lasted an hour"

juralvesf from Argentina GMAT 680; WE: 58 months;
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Debrief posted on  Apr 04 2019 [#permalink] ISB, PGP Pro
On Campus Interviewed on: Mar 26 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"The panel comprised of 2 alumni members - A PGPMAX alum and a PGPPro alum (was on skype). The interview lasted about 40 mins. Most of the questions asked were situational and related to my work experience and leadership experience. A few questions were asked on my plans post ISB, family and my hobbies. They also gave an opportunity, in case I have any questions for them. It was very conversational."

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Debrief posted on  Apr 05 2019 [#permalink] Northeastern, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Mar 25 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"Tough to remember all the questions but they were your basic MBA interview questions. A couple off the top of my head: Who is a great leader to me? What drove me to want to get an MBA? Why Northeastern? Describe a great challenge"

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Debrief posted on  Mar 25 2019 [#permalink] INSEAD, January Intake Class of
Off Campus with Alumni Interviewed on: Mar 24 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"My first interview was pretty relaxed in a Starbucks. I guess there are not many alumni in my country so we didn't share any kind of background. Interviewer was serious at first - she had read my resume and application so she had specific questions about my stories, mainly asking me to add more details to things that had caught her attention. She asked about my job experience, my goal, about a challenging story and about my failure. She asked me why an MBA, why INSEAD. She asked me how I pictured myself in the first 5 years after INSEAD and given all countries I traveled to and lived in, what could I contribute to INSEAD's diversity. We then had a chat in English (my resume said I have learned French by myself so she asked me more detailed about that) and then it was my turn asking questions. We ended up chatting for a while afterwards and she gave me some tips for the program. It lasted around 75 minutes."

juralvesf from Argentina GMAT 680; WE: 58 months;
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Debrief posted on  Mar 21 2019 [#permalink] NUS Singapore, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Mar 21 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"My interview questions were quite different to those of others. Most of the questions were about technical things relevant to my working background. Some common questions were also asked like why MBA and NUS. Other than that were about my knowledge and experiences from work! Interviewers were friendly and answered every questions i asked. Good Luck everyone. Be yourself and do not be too stressed!"

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Debrief posted on  Mar 25 2019 [#permalink] Sloan MIT, MIT Sloan Fellows
Skype Interviewed on: Mar 20 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"Hi, My interview experience (skype): The interviewer called on time and introduced herself. The interaction began and stayed in conversation format. The questions asked were very general and on expected lines: 1. What has been a recent great achievement 2. Why do you think you succeeded 3. Talk about a time when things did not go well 4. How did you / your team respond to the situation 5. Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a difficult colleague 6. Why MBA and why Sloan 7. Any questions for me Just to add, the tone was very friendly and stress free. There were a few follow up questions for each one of the above based on the stories I presented. My advise would be that the stories must be authentic and its vital that you go through them in detail while preparing so that the response to any question is experiential. I'd like to think that I did well. Lets hope for the best."

Anirudh10584 from India GMAT 750; WE: 129 months; Energy and Utilities
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Debrief posted on  Mar 19 2019 [#permalink] Stanford GSB, Stanford MSx
Skype Interviewed on: Mar 18 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"Hello all, just had my interview. The interviewer was lovely, very conversational and informal. Also very transparent. Now we wait until March 28 - seems like forever. Also one thing we discussed was the brand of MSx vs an MBA and I am a bit concerned about this. Not sure what you guys feel. I only spent 3 weeks (consulting doesn't allow for much) for my test prep and just applied to HBS, MIT and Stanford. I really should have done more research on the MIT programme. As someone already pointed out, their Sloan Fellows programme actually confers an MBA degree - I think that's a huge plus. But I didn't apply to their Sloan Fellows programme and regretting this now. Having said that - Stanford is more of a fit for me in terms of personality, career aspirations and the general ethos of the school. They said they are not thinking about branding the MSx as an MBA anytime soon.... So anyone coming in needs to be well aware of this."

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Debrief posted on  Apr 01 2019 [#permalink] Rotman, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Mar 18 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"The debrief is quite similar to the thread I've seen regarding the interview. Off the top of my head, they asked me to run through my CV and identify what I think the highlight of it is, they asked me for an instance where networking benefitted me and to talk about how I, as a leader would handle someone in a team who isn't pulling their weight. Richard (my lovely interviewer) also asked about my long term and short term goals, and why I picked Rotman. I got a call this morning from Richard, saying I've been accepted with scholarship :) So, to give you a timeline I applied on March 4th, got my invitation for an interview on March 14th, scheduled my interview for March 18th and finally got a decision today on March 22nd :)"

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Debrief posted on  Mar 15 2019 [#permalink] Illinois MBA, Full-Time
Skype Interviewed on: Mar 15 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"** Questions from Interviewer 1) Tell me about yourself which is not in your resume. 2) This program is very rigorous, do you think you can spend the time required to complete? 3) Why iMBA, there are many other online programs available? 4) What will you do during and after your iMBA? ** Questions I asked 1) What can this program brings me if I am enrolled? 2) Any suggestion for me if I become the alumni? The interview only took 15 mins."

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Debrief posted on  Mar 13 2019 [#permalink] NUS Singapore, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Mar 13 2019 Final Decision: Denied with Interview

"I had my preliminary interview today. It was taken by an Adcom member Sheila. She introduced herself first and then directly onto the interview with following questions: 1. 1 minute Elevator Pitch 2. Career Goals 3. Why MBA? Why NUS? 4. What are your views about whether Singapore can be a suitable hub for the sector you currently work for? 5. Any current issue that you have been following (political/social/economic), what is it about and what are your views about it? It was a 12 min call and with no slot for questions that can be asked from her. Let's see what happens next!"

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Debrief posted on  Apr 01 2019 [#permalink] Kellogg, Evening/Weekend MBA
On Campus Interviewed on: Mar 13 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"Interview was by a senior admissions member who is also an alum. The interview lasted 30 minutes and was really conversational. I enjoyed the conversation. She let me know about what they were looking for, and the process. It was the usual expected questions such as: Walk me through your resume Why MBA now? Why Kellogg? Short-term/Long-term goals with MBA. What role do you play in a group setting/group project? Tell me about a time you lead a team. How would your colleagues describe you? What clubs would you like to join? What do I do when I'm not working? Any questions for her? There was back and forth during the conversation with her trying to dig deeper into my experience as a leader with pointed questions. So, you can't really make up stuff, which is good. The entire process was enjoyable."

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Debrief posted on  Mar 13 2019 [#permalink] NUS Singapore, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Mar 12 2019

"Had my primary interview today - here's a quick summary: Duration (10-12 Minutes) 1. Elevator Pitch 2. What are your goals after your MBA? 3. What do you want to gain from an MBA? 4. Any question for us? - Asked about Internships and Experiential Learning."

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Debrief posted on  Mar 09 2019 [#permalink] ISB, PGP Pro
Off Campus with Alumni Interviewed on: Mar 09 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"Questions below- 1. Tell us about your job? 2. Job profile? 3. Why do you want to pursue MBA? 4. Why ISB? The interview was relatively short lasting for just 20 minutes. The panel comprised of 3 members - one from the founding batch of PGPPRO and 2 were ex-PGPMAX. Thanks!"

thejoker003 from India WE: 111 months; Computer Software
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Debrief posted on  Mar 10 2019 [#permalink] ISB, PGP Pro
Skype Interviewed on: Mar 09 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"I had requested for a Skype interview as I was traveling. The interview started around 45 mins late and there was a panel of 3 people. Most of the questions were around my entrepreneurial journey and projects undertaken. There were few questions about why I would be looking at the program and if I would have time to devote. They asked me if I had any questions and I spoke to them about the entrepreneurial focus of the program. I guess it went on well but they were completely poker faced so don't know what to expect :P #fingerscrossed Hope this helped. Cheers :)"

parthoxo from India WE: 9 months; Advertising and PR
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Debrief posted on  Mar 12 2019 [#permalink] ISB, PGP Pro
Off Campus with Adcom Interviewed on: Mar 09 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"I was second in interview in Meeting Room 1. It was delayed by 45 mins. The panel consisted of three. The panel comprised of 3 members - one from the founding batch of PGPPRO and 2 were ex-PGPMAX like for joker. The interview was primarily based on present job description, challenges faced, leadership examples from life/job, reason for doing the course and management of time for the course. The interview was very interactive and informal."

TaureanBull from India WE: 150 months; Military & Defense
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