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I got a mail from Degroote for online video interview.(not face to face interview). It is written that i will get practise interview questions and then i can start with actual interview in which 3 random questions will be asked. Anyone has any idea what sort of questions will be asked . i mean will the questions be like 'explain facebook to grandmother' or related to carrer goals or situations i have faced in carrer.


Didn't know DeGroote had introduced video essays too. Don't worry about what is being asked as you can never be ready for it. They are most likely going to be very generic questions that you can answer from your experience. In my opinion I don't think the video essay components are as important as your essays or interviews and so it should be okay to not do it excellently. One thing is for sure, they don't test the complexity of your answers, or an in-depth understanding of anything. They are merely to understand how you speak and if it was really you who applied and not someone else. Feel confident and all the best.

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Hi manishbhusal and Vijay

Yes, I agree with Vijay, I just completed the video interview questions. 4 generic questions about my experiences and what I learnt from them. 3 required video answers and 1 was written.
One tip- please time yourself, I ran out of time for 3 questions. :(

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i have submitted my application for DeGroote, how long will they take to schedule the interview and what are the next steps i should be aware of the application process. can someone throw some light.

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i have submitted my application for DeGroote, how long will they take to schedule the interview and what are the next steps i should be aware of the application process. can someone throw some light.

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Hi Sandeep, it could take a while. After I sent in the application, it took them about a month to invite me for n interview. Also, by this time they changed the interview format a bit. I had a video interview using Kira Talent app which basically presented me with recorded questions and I was given 30 seconds to think and 90 seconds to answer. If you apply for the Co-op you will get called for a longer Skype interview after this.

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i have submitted my application for DeGroote, how long will they take to schedule the interview and what are the next steps i should be aware of the application process. can someone throw some light.

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Hi Sandeep, it could take a while. After I sent in the application, it took them about a month to invite me for n interview. Also, by this time they changed the interview format a bit. I had a video interview using Kira Talent app which basically presented me with recorded questions and I was given 30 seconds to think and 90 seconds to answer. If you apply for the Co-op you will get called for a longer Skype interview after this.

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Do you mean for FT mba the video interview using Kira Talent app was the final interview ? (assuming one gets selected )

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i have submitted my application for DeGroote, how long will they take to schedule the interview and what are the next steps i should be aware of the application process. can someone throw some light.

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Hi Sandeep, it could take a while. After I sent in the application, it took them about a month to invite me for n interview. Also, by this time they changed the interview format a bit. I had a video interview using Kira Talent app which basically presented me with recorded questions and I was given 30 seconds to think and 90 seconds to answer. If you apply for the Co-op you will get called for a longer Skype interview after this.

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Do you mean for FT mba the video interview using Kira Talent app was the final interview ? (assuming one gets selected )

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i have submitted my application for DeGroote, how long will they take to schedule the interview and what are the next steps i should be aware of the application process. can someone throw some light.

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Hi Sandeep, it could take a while. After I sent in the application, it took them about a month to invite me for n interview. Also, by this time they changed the interview format a bit. I had a video interview using Kira Talent app which basically presented me with recorded questions and I was given 30 seconds to think and 90 seconds to answer. If you apply for the Co-op you will get called for a longer Skype interview after this.

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I would be surprised if that is the case. I think it is an extra layer, as has been the case with the other b-schools.

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Hi Vijay,

I have now been invited to the o-op interview directly. I guess there will be a separate interview for Full time applicants.
The format for the Skype Co-op Admission Interview will be as follows:

1. Question and Answer Session (10 minutes) – Opportunity to ask questions about the MBA Co-op program
2. Activity (20 minutes) – Interactive activity to be performed by applicant on day of interview (additional information will be provided during the interview)

3. Individual Behaviour Based Interview (60 minutes) – Candidates will be scored on their responses to a series of questions. Candidates are strongly advised to research and prepare for the method of questioning in a behaviour based interview.

* For the Skype interview to successfully meet the Co-op admission process requirements, the following criteria must be met:

• A continuous visual picture/stream of the candidate throughout the interview, as well as a strong audio connection.

• Email account access during the interview (as this is the medium through which the activity will be sent).

Was the format the same when you had received an invite? Really need to do well now that I got my Rotman rejection yesterday :(

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Hi Vijay,

Even i am surprised. Going by this - http://mbarecruit.degroote.mcmaster.ca/ ... you-apply/

It might be possible that they have changed things slightly because there is no mention of one to one interview for FT MBA.

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Hi Vijay,

Even i am surprised. Going by this - http://mbarecruit.degroote.mcmaster.ca/ ... you-apply/

It might be possible that they have changed things slightly because there is no mention of one to one interview for FT MBA.


Correct Manish. They have changed it. As per my understanding, now that I have been invited to the Co-op interview, even if I don't clear it, i will be offered an admit for the FT MBA? correct?

What's your status manish? Have you applied for the Co-op? Interview invite received?

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Hi Vijay,

I have now been invited to the o-op interview directly. I guess there will be a separate interview for Full time applicants.
The format for the Skype Co-op Admission Interview will be as follows:

1. Question and Answer Session (10 minutes) – Opportunity to ask questions about the MBA Co-op program
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• A continuous visual picture/stream of the candidate throughout the interview, as well as a strong audio connection.

• Email account access during the interview (as this is the medium through which the activity will be sent).

Was the format the same when you had received an invite? Really need to do well now that I got my Rotman rejection yesterday :(


Hey Rohit, sorry about the Rotman decision buddy. The format of the Co-Op interview seems to be the same Rohit and has not changed. Would be best to give it a week before your interview to help you prepare. If you need help on anything that I can help with, please let me know. Hope you are not dwelling on the results of Sauder and Rotman, it won't help.
All the very best buddy.

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Even i am surprised. Going by this - http://mbarecruit.degroote.mcmaster.ca/ ... you-apply/

It might be possible that they have changed things slightly because there is no mention of one to one interview for FT MBA.


Yes Manish, seems to have been changed as effective on 1st of Feb. It's a shame they are changing these half way through the admissions cycle. The round of interview that I had with the adcom member has been replaced with a video interview. I presume, they're still going to ask the same questions as weirdly it has the 1 written component as did the face to face interview.
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Even i am surprised. Going by this - http://mbarecruit.degroote.mcmaster.ca/ ... you-apply/

It might be possible that they have changed things slightly because there is no mention of one to one interview for FT MBA.


Correct Manish. They have changed it. As per my understanding, now that I have been invited to the Co-op interview, even if I don't clear it, i will be offered an admit for the FT MBA? correct?

What's your status manish? Have you applied for the Co-op? Interview invite received?


Yes, Rohit, atleast that's what the link says. If you do not clear Co-Op but still quality enough for a FT, yes, you'll be offered a place in their FT program. There is also a waitlist which means it is not that anyone and everyone who attends a Co-Op interview and does not clear it will be given a place in the FT program.

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Hey Guys, Got a video interview invite today. The mail also states that i can access unlimited practice questions. Need to check this questions. Any suggestions friends..

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Hey guys,

I have been Reading in this forum for some time now. I actually just registered into this page, just to participate somehow. I appreciate Vijay and indierohit for all of your feedback regarding your applications process into DeGroote.

Hey goldfinchmonster is it possible to share some of the practice questions with us. It will be nice to know somehow the kind of questions DeGroote asks for in the Applicant video interview.

I’m assuming that DeGroote is trying to replicate Rotman and Kellogg Video Essays, if it’s true maybe the following podcast and YouTube tips might be helpful:

Tips for video mba essay questions - Blog Accepted
Mba video essays a conversation with rotmans niki dasilva - Blog Accepted
How to ace your MBA video essay - YouTube
How to Answer the Kellogg Video Essay - YouTube

(I can't post urls yet :?)

However I got a question, if I start applying know do I have a limited time to complete the applicant video interview? What I mean is: do they expect me to complete the video interview in the next following hours right after I pay my application fee, or do I have a week or two to complete the video interview. I’m just asking because I was expecting to start tomorrow morning my application, but I might hold out at least for the next week so I can prepare more for my video application.

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Hey guys,

I have been Reading in this forum for some time now. I actually just registered into this page, just to participate somehow. I appreciate Vijay and indierohit for all of your feedback regarding your applications process into DeGroote.

Hey goldfinchmonster is it possible to share some of the practice questions with us. It will be nice to know somehow the kind of questions DeGroote asks for in the Applicant video interview.

I’m assuming that DeGroote is trying to replicate Rotman and Kellogg Video Essays, if it’s true maybe the following podcast and YouTube tips might be helpful:

Tips for video mba essay questions - Blog Accepted
Mba video essays a conversation with rotmans niki dasilva - Blog Accepted
How to ace your MBA video essay - YouTube
How to Answer the Kellogg Video Essay - YouTube

(I can't post urls yet :?)

However I got a question, if I start applying know do I have a limited time to complete the applicant video interview? What I mean is: do they expect me to complete the video interview in the next following hours right after I pay my application fee, or do I have a week or two to complete the video interview. I’m just asking because I was expecting to start tomorrow morning my application, but I might hold out at least for the next week so I can prepare more for my video application.

Hi Durahamter, I haven't yet viewed the practice questions. Once i do it, i'll post those questions. And i did't understand your query. The process is simple, once you submit your application within a week you will receive a mail stating the invitation for video interview. And post receiving this mail you have 7 - 10 days to answer the questions.

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Hi Friends,

I got admission offer yesterday night with $ 2000 scholarship. Any body has salary statics after MBA. I am not able to find any thing regarding after MBA salary details...

Any one has query regarding application, please feel free to ask.


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I got admission offer yesterday night with $ 2000 scholarship. Any body has salary statics after MBA. I am not able to find any thing regarding after MBA salary details...

Any one has query regarding application, please feel free to ask.


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Hey Jay,

Congratulations ..... :-D Can you share your profile here, so that we can also understand what DeGroot is looking at. And how was your Interview, How long and can you describe what kind of questions were being asked..? And lastly any suggestions.

By the way you got into FT or Co-op..?

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Hi all,

Thanks Vijay for all your help and your kind words :) Rotman and Sauder are a thing of the past now!

Hi goldfinchmonster & durahamter, I'd suggest you finish the application and pay the fee. After you submit it, is when the video interview invite comes, you will have ample time to practice before you appear for the interview. These are prerecorded questions and your responses are saved for the admissions team to review. Once you practice you will get a better idea.

Congrats jaymodi147. Did you apply for the Co-op or FT?

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Hi All,

Below is my profile.

1. B.E. in EC with First class
2. GMAT 580
3. Work Ex- 8.5 years as manager in telecom MNC

Regarding interview-- There is 3 video questions and 1 written question.
1) share your past exp regarding team motivation
2) Any charity work
3) any critical project you handle.

In Written part there is question related to how you prioritize your work. there is 2 to 3 options and we have to answer our question in 5 min.

Be cool in your video interview. I practiced around a week on different type of behavior questions.Must practice on Degroote Mock test platform.

I applied for FT as I have 8.5 years of work ex.

I submitted my video essay on 20th Feb and got admission letter on 25th Feb.

Any group created for Degroote on facebook

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