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Debrief posted on  Mar 15 2021 [#permalink] Foster, Full Time MBA
Off Campus with Adcom Interviewed on: Feb 25 2021 Final Decision: Admitted

"I interviewed with Carrie. She kept it very professional and ran through her list of question without ceremony, at the beginning she was upfront that it would be like that and that she'd be taking notes so pardon if she wasn't looking at me. She didn't really respond to anything I was saying, not sure if my answers were not landing or that is just her interview style. Questions were same as below. I did somehow get tripped up on the question "what is professionalism to you?" so be prepared for that."

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Debrief posted on  Mar 14 2021 [#permalink] Foster, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Feb 22 2021 Final Decision: Denied with Interview

"1.Post mba goals. -20 minutes 2.Walk me through resume 3.Why foster 4.why mba and why now 5.how do you contribute to foster 6.Failure and learning from that 7.Appreciation at work place and situation 8.what do you expect from career services ?"

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Debrief posted on  Feb 09 2021 [#permalink] Foster, Full Time MBA
Off Campus with Adcom Interviewed on: Feb 09 2021

"Here are the questions asked to me: Interview time: 40 mins Can you tell us about your professional experience? What do you like the most in your job? Explain one of the projects that you have recently worked on? What are your long-term and short-term goals? What is Plan B? Why do you want to come to Foster? What are your contributions? Tell me about a time when you had to influence your manager? Tell me about a time when you had received constructive feedback? If you are not a team leader, how would you contribute to the team? The time when you had to give a presentation that you haven't prepared for? What are you most passionate about outside work? Do you have any questions for us?"

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Debrief posted on  Nov 10 2020 [#permalink] Foster, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Nov 10 2020 Final Decision: Denied with Interview

"Interview was friendly but a little less conversational than some other reviews mention... Overall it was fairly straightforward and between these debriefs and Ellin Lollis questions, there were few surprises... Lasted around 35 mins. https://ellinlolis.com/blog/washington-foster-mba-interview-sample-questions/ Here are the questions I can remember answering: Why an MBA? How do you plan to use your MBA? How will you stand out in using your MBA when applying for jobs after graduation? Why Foster? How will you engage the community at foster? When have you received criticism at work? What was the last compliment you received at work? When have you handled teamwork? How have you dealt with a co-worker that has different views/opinions about diversity? What questions do you have for me?"

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Debrief posted on  Nov 10 2020 [#permalink] Foster, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Nov 09 2020 Final Decision: Admitted

"Q1. Walk me through your Professional experience. Q2. What is a regular day at your current job and what do you like the most? Q3. What are your plans after MBA? Q4. How will an MBA help you with these goals? What are your current gaps Q5. Why did you chose Foster? Q6. How will you involve at Foster? Q7. Biggest challenge you will feel at Foster Q8. Time when your manager disagreed? Q9. Tell me about a time you got a negative feedback. Q10. If not your desired role then which other roles? Q11. Which companies are you looking for your post mba goals? Q10. Do you have any questions for me?"

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Debrief posted on  Nov 13 2020 [#permalink] Foster, Full Time MBA
Off Campus with Adcom Interviewed on: Nov 09 2020

"My interview was with Alexsis and she pretty much asked the questions that users have pointed out here. She did inform that she had gone through my profile but I didn't get any specific questions about it. Sharing the ones I received - 1. Why do you want to do an MBA? 2. Why Foster? 3. What are you most excited about from MBA? 4. What challenges do you think you will face here? 5. What is a piece of constructive feedback/criticism? 6. What was a professional compliment? 7. Describe a scenario when you had to work with minimal guidance? The interview lasted about 40 mins. I tried to make it conversational but it was a vain attempt. Looks like a lot of other candidates also had similar experience. I also sent her an e-mail after the interview, but didn't receive a response. All the best folks!"

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Debrief posted on  Nov 02 2020 [#permalink] Foster, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Nov 02 2020 Final Decision: Waitlisted with Interview

"Interviewed with Kathleen Glazier from the AdCom. Not a blind interview. Q1. Walk me through your resume. Q2. What is a regular day at your job? Q3. What roles did you take in teams you have worked during your career? Q4. What are your plans after MBA? Q5. How will an MBA help you with these goals? Q6. Why did you chose Foster? Q7. How will you involve at Foster? Q8. How will you use the Career Management center for your internship or job search? Q9. Tell me about a time you got a negative feedback. Q10. Do you have any questions for me? (She answered in detail and asked 'Any other questions' 3 times and the last time I mentioned I don't really have any other question but can you tell me about the COVID situation at UW after answering which she ended the interview.) Interview went for 35 min. Not as conversational as some of the other debriefs mentioned, probably because I was giving really long answers. But it was still quite conversational."

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Debrief posted on  Oct 31 2020 [#permalink] Foster, Full Time MBA
Off Campus with Adcom Interviewed on: Oct 29 2020 Final Decision: Denied with Interview

"Interviewed with Adcom via Zoom call. The interview went on for around 40 minutes and it was not a blind interview - The interviewer had gone through my application. Some questions were 1. Introduction 2. Why MBA? Why now? Why Foster? 3. Three words your colleagues would use to describe you. 4. Time when you had a setback at work. 5. Time when you were unsure of what to do at work. 6. How will you show leadership at Foster? 7. Time when you involved yourself in a situation of diversity. 8. Time when you received a positive feedback. 9. A constructive criticism that you have received. 10. Questions for the interviewer."

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Debrief posted on  Oct 29 2020 [#permalink] Foster, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Oct 28 2020 Final Decision: Waitlisted with Interview

"I had a lovely interview with an AdCom Counselor - interview lasted around 45 mins and was very comfortable. Here are the Q's I was asked (not necessarily in that order) - MBA/Foster Qs - - What skills are you trying to address from the MBA? - Why Foster? - Why now? - What roles and countries? [I was asked a Plan B since Product Management is popular and very competitive. There was also a Q around what countries might I be interested in which was probably in light of the recent visa troubles/restrictions in the US] - Short term and long term goals [More of a detailed form of the previous Q] - What can you contribute to Foster - What do you bring to Foster [I answered the previous Q from a clubs perspective, this one from my personal traits perspective] Behavioral Questions - - A time when you doubted yourself? - Three words your teammate would use to describe you - If you're not the lead on a team, what role do you like to take up? [This was fun - different from a standard "Tell me about a time.." format] - Time you disagreed with your manager? - Received feedback [Example was positive feedback] - Received 'constructive' feedback - Outside of work what do you do Overall, very conversational and as someone said on their debrief, if you spend some time reading through the past Q's from the debriefs here, you'll have ~90% of your interview covered :) For my more talkative peeps here - I am generally very talkative on interviews and the interviewer never made me feel like I was overextending my welcome. Hope that helps calm some anxiety!"

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Debrief posted on  Oct 29 2020 [#permalink] Foster, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Oct 22 2020 Final Decision: Admitted

"Interviewed on Zoom, lasted about 45mins. Interviewer has very nice and friendly and it was quite conversational. Interview was not blind. Questions that I can recall: - Why MBA? What specific skills I hope to gain from MBA - Why now? - Why Foster? - How did I end up in current job/why did I move to the US? - Short and long term career goals, target companies - Biggest risk I've taken - Tell me about a compliment I received at work - Tell me about a time you had to work with a difficult colleague - Three words to describe my leadership style - Question about why diversity is important to me (can't remember the phrasing) - Anything I wish they had asked"

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Debrief posted on  Jun 26 2020 [#permalink] Foster, Foster Evening MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Jun 26 2020 Final Decision: Admitted

"I just completed my virtual interview for the Foster Evening MBA program, class of 2023. I was interviewed by Alexsis Scott, Associate Director of Foster MBA Admissions. I was asked the following questions: 1. Why do you want to pursue an MBA? Why now? 2. Why Foster? 3. How would you contribute to the Foster community? 4. Tell me about a time you received negative/constructive feedback from a coworker or manager? 5. Tell me about a time you received a professional compliment? 6. What challenges/opportunities do you expect to face at Foster and how do you plan on adapting to them? I was then able to ask Alexsis questions which she responded with very thoughtful insight into aspects of Foster's program that you can't necessarily read about on their website or forums. Overall, like others mentioned previously, the interview was very conversational and lasted 30 minutes."

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Debrief posted on  Feb 27 2020 [#permalink] Foster, Full Time MBA
On Campus Interviewed on: Feb 25 2020 Final Decision: Interviewed

"very friendly interview - about 20 minutes. tell me about your professional life why MBA and why MBA now Any body in your professional life who impacted you? Work related - something you are proud of how will you contribute to Foster ? interest outside work In three words how will your colleague describe you If not your plan A then are you open to other career option post MBA any dream company/job what are your expectation from career coaches?"

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Debrief posted on  Feb 25 2020 [#permalink] Foster, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Feb 11 2020 Final Decision: Denied with Interview

"I had my interview with admissions director. It was around 30mins long. I was asked following questions: 1. tell me about your professional experience after graduation. 2. why MBA? why now? 3. why Foster? 4. Post MBA goals. dream company? 5. what do you like about your current role? 6. time when you were a team member not a team leader. 7. time when you gave presentation without preparation. 8. time when you have shown your risk taking ability at work. 9. time when you set your goals too high. 10. what will you bring to class? 11. how will you show leadership at Foster? 12. Outside work passion? practice questions from video essay question bank."

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Debrief posted on  Feb 06 2020 [#permalink] Foster, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Feb 05 2020 Final Decision: Interviewed

"Had my interview a few hours ago with The Associate Dir. of Admissions - Alexsis Scott, the whole thing lasted about 40+ mins. Alexsis made it super comfortable for me to speak and allowed me to express everything I wanted to share while answering her questions. The following are the questions (which I remember being asked...as the whole thing seems a blur now because it went by so fast!) 1. What has inspired you to get an MBA? Why Foster? 2. What are you most excited about/looking forward to at Foster? 3. What challenges/opportunities do you expect to have while at Foster? 4. How can you contribute to the Foster community, esp. w.r.t. to clubs and activities? 5. Why do you think you will be suitable for the roles you have mentioned post-MBA? 6. Any situation where you got negative feedback? Most recent professional compliment? 7. Anything you would like to ask me? Hope this helps!"

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Debrief posted on  Jan 29 2020 [#permalink] Foster, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Jan 28 2020

"Had my Skype interview with Deputy Director of Admissions. It was a really nice interview. Some of the questions that I can remember are listed below: 1. Can you walk me through your life so far emphasising on your professional experiences. -> Some follow up questions here. 2. How did you decide that MBA is the right next choice. And how can Foster help you in that. 3. There is a possibility that your Plan A won't work. What is your Plan B? 4. What does the words determination and resilient mean for you? Could you share an example where you showed these characteristics? 5. As we all know branding is very important and each product is supposed to have an edge on others. Similarly, as an MBA student, you need to have that edge/uniqueness about you. What according to you is that edge that you have over someone else? Then came the chance for me to ask questions, and in all my experience, this was the most satisfying Q/A session I had where he really answered my questions in detail with complete honesty. If you see, one of the question is same as one of the Kira questions. So I would suggest you to go through that as well. Its a casual interview. Be yourself. Know your story well and be confident about them. All the best to everyone reading this!"

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Debrief posted on  Jan 20 2020 [#permalink] Foster, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Jan 20 2020 Final Decision: Denied without Interview

"KIRA Questions I received: 1. When pursuing new job opportunities, what qualities in the position or the company are most important to you? 2. Please tell me about a time when you had more on your plate than you could reasonably handle within a given time period. Which task took priority over the others, what happened to the other tasks, and what was the final result?"

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Debrief posted on  Jan 19 2020 [#permalink] Foster, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Jan 19 2020 Final Decision: Interviewed

"Got done with my video interview just now. I was asked the following 2 questions(in my own words): 1. What are the most important leadership attributes according to you? 2. Tell us about a situation at work where you had too much on your plate then you could work on. How did you decide what to prioritise and what was the end result? PS: The practice questions are completely unrelated to what is asked. They are just to get a feel of the interview and get comfortable with the interface. The entire thing takes less than 5 minutes."

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Debrief posted on  Jan 19 2020 [#permalink] Foster, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Jan 18 2020 Final Decision: Admitted

"I'm done with the KIRA. Below are the questions which I got: Describe a situation where you were a team member and not a leader. How did the result impact you? Experience working with team where members didn't get along well in the beginning. What did you do and what was the outcome? Describe a situation when you were supposed to complete a boring task, how did you motivate yourself and the team? Describe a situation where you used F2F communication over Email communication although Email would've been faster."

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Debrief posted on  Jan 29 2020 [#permalink] Foster, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Jan 17 2020

"Kira Qs - 1. Tell us an instance when you went above and beyond to help a friend. 2. Tell us an instance when you wanted to do something but faced resistance. How did you tackle that situation ?"

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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 07 2019 [#permalink] Foster, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Nov 07 2019 Final Decision: Waitlisted with Interview

"I had my Skype interview with Amber Janke. She let me know that she had gone through my resume and essays and had few questions which she'd like to ask on my application and my work experience. Following are some of the questions I was asked: 1. Run me through your work exp post undergrad 2. Best achievement in the current role at work 3. Why MBA now? Why Foster? 4. What value will you add to the community? 5. Time when you were not a leader but worked in a team and your contribution 6. Biggest risk you've taken at work 7. Time when you set very high goals 8. What are you passionate about outside academics and work. 9. Any questions you'd like to ask me? Interview lasted for about 40 minutes. Nothing out of the ordinary. Know your story well and be ready with your reasons for choosing Foster. All the best"

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Debrief posted on  Feb 18 2019 [#permalink] Foster, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Feb 13 2019

"I had a Skype interview last week. The interviewer had a specific set of questions prepared in advance, which were mostly similar to what everyone has already shared so far. My interview went on for around 40 minutes. Some of the questions asked were : 1. Walk me through your resume after graduation 2. Short and long-term goals. Why MBA and why Foster? 3. Any instance of how you have dealt with conflict at workplace 4. What are good leadership qualities according to you? 5. What do you think will be the biggest challenge for you at Foster? 6. Anything that you will like to ask me. My advice will be to just compile a list of questions from what others have shared so far and practice your answers for all of them. You will most probably be asked from within that set."

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Debrief posted on  Feb 08 2019 [#permalink] Foster, Full Time MBA
On Campus Interviewed on: Feb 07 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"Interview with Dan Poston (Asst. Dean) and we had a great conversation. If you read through the interview debriefs, they all discuss a really conversational atmosphere, and I would strongly agree with that. We started off discussing what I am interested in doing with my MBA, which spawned other conversations on what industry I am interested and various trends in the market. I wasn't asked anything out of the ordinary for MBA interviews, but I will say that many of the questions revolved around why Foster and my path fit together - what interests me about the program, how will I contribute to the student body and my project teams, how will I represent the school once I am back in the workforce."

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Debrief posted on  Feb 09 2019 [#permalink] Foster, Full Time MBA
On Campus Interviewed on: Feb 06 2019 Final Decision: Denied with Interview

"The interviews at Foster are very conversational. My admissions officer was great and it was held in her office. They will have read through your application so there'll be questions about your resume and job experience. From there she asked a couple situational questions which led to questions about why I was choosing to get an MBA and why at Foster. Then you'll get an opportunity to ask them some questions. They emphasize teamwork so one of the questions will probably ask how you work in team or group settings."

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Debrief posted on  Nov 02 2018 [#permalink] Foster
Skype Interviewed on: Nov 01 2018 Final Decision: Admitted

"I had a Skype interview with one of their admissions team. We started off with me giving a brief run through of my career history before moving on to my goals, why an MBA and why Foster specifically. We then talked about a time I had received criticism, and a time I had to solve a problem. To finish up we talked about what I like to do in my free time, and a few questions I had for them"

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