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Yes, that would be great
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Those that have interview for Darden, help share your experience here please
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no one?
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It would be great to hear the interview experiences of those who have recently interviewed.
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Expect a 30-35min interview where you typically start with a 10-12 minute monologue about your journey till your MBA application. Following this, expect questions on the lines on why MBA, why Darden, short and long term goals. I’d recommend prepare hard on the why Darden question and mention interactions with the Darden community. Then, expect a couple of questions on the lines of a significant leadership experience and community involvement. Finally, make sure you utilize the time at the end to ask questions that cannot be found on the website and send a thoughtful thank you note.
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I had a in person interview today in Delhi. Nice, free flowing conversation for 45 minutes. Tell me about yourself, why MBA, why Darden and then some qs related to my story and background. Additionally, a qs on how i resolve conflict, and then I asked 3 qs. I think minimal preparation will be the best for this interview - just need to be clear on the ’why’ of every thing- college majors, career, darden and post - MBA :)
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Thanks Guys
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Among the Why Darden - do you think it is cool to add the Location as part of your reason?
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Is there any international who has applied to darden post 5th January deadline ?
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Does anyone know if the case study method is applicable for all subjects or is it restricted only those who opt for consulting ?
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Just had mine on zoom with a second year student. Really nice guy, conversational in nature. Just make sure you prepare well for the introduce yourself at the beginning, and your why mba and why darden and goals are solid. I got 2 behavioral questions as well on diversity and how do you manage a conflict. And then a conversational Q&A at the end.
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makshay62 wrote:
Does anyone know if the case study method is applicable for all subjects or is it restricted only those who opt for consulting ?

Case method applies to everything
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Essence247 wrote:
Among the Why Darden - do you think it is cool to add the Location as part of your reason?

Was a big part of mine, but you know have a genuine rationale and not just say for the sake of saying it
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ved02 wrote:
Case method applies to everything

Thanks.
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Any international student other than India got an interview call??
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Nothing here. Current in UAE
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Nothing here as well. Currently in Singapore.
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SanghaParmeet wrote:
Nothing here. Current in UAE


Hey I’m also from UAE, lets connect

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i received an invite today
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Cremedelacreme wrote:
i received an invite today

You are from India??

Posted from my mobile device
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samrasur@gmail dot com wrote:
Cremedelacreme wrote:
i received an invite today

You are from India??

Posted from my mobile device

Nigeria living in London.
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Received invite few hours ago, Africa here based in Africa.
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ved02 wrote:
Was a big part of mine, but you know have a genuine rationale and not just say for the sake of saying it

Thanks. I appreciate
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After the interview, did you receive emails from the adcom concerning next step?
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Yeah a generic email with a few links. Now we wait till mid-March
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Okay. Thank you
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Hi! Did any folks from Bangalore receive an invite yet?

Also, should I be worried if I have not received an interview invite yet? Please help me understand this situation. I think I’m unnecessarily panicking. But can use some views from this group.
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It’s rolling, so could get at anytime up-to mid-Feb. And when you get the invite has no bearing on probability of acceptance
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ved02 wrote:
It’s rolling, so could get at anytime up-to mid-Feb. And when you get the invite has no bearing on probability of acceptance

Oh! Thank you!
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Best of luck, everyone! Over the next few weeks, try to focus on others things (work, life, studying, ect). The more you focus on waiting for an email, the worse you will feel. If it happens, it happens. If not? Other options out there!
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Just had my interview, really conversational. Presented myself and then got asked follow-up questions to clarify parts of my career, goals, why mba, why darden, etc.
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A new Darden Interview Debrief has just been posted: https://gmatclub.com/forum/darden-197/interview_debrief.html#debrief-2505
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A new Darden Interview Debrief has just been posted: https://gmatclub.com/forum/darden-197/interview_debrief.html#debrief-2506
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A new Darden Interview Debrief has just been posted: https://gmatclub.com/forum/darden-197/interview_debrief.html#debrief-2507
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We have done a Darden interview prep session last year and we recorded it. Please feel free to sign up at the following link and I am happy to share the recording with you. Let me know once you fill the form.

https://forms.gle/Y9zQwr15bv6b88Ui7
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Hello everyone, has anyone who’s applied in R3 received an interview invite / update on their application?
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I guess it is too early to receive any kind of feedback for Round 3.
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R2 applicant here from Mumbai, India. I received the invite for an interview an hour ago.
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I got interview invite 30 mins ago.

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Hi! Any one from Bangalore received invites yet?
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Realistically, till when can we expect interview invites for R2 before we officially give up hope :(
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saw this in the forum...
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Are R3 decisions gonna come on a fully rolling basis starting now? In other words, is there a difference between applying today and applying on March 1st (the early R3 deadline)?
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I think they go through R3 in order of application, so better to apply early. Not 100% sure
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A new Darden Interview Debrief has just been posted: https://gmatclub.com/forum/darden-197/interview_debrief.html#debrief-2519
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minia22 wrote:
Realistically, till when can we expect interview invites for R2 before we officially give up hope :(

Same question!
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R2 admission decisions will be released on a rolling basis or on a particular date?
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Yep rolling basis till the initial notification date in mid-Feb, and when you are called has no bearing on chance of acceptance
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Oh wait sorry, all final decisions come on a fixed date in I think mid-March
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ved02 wrote:
Oh wait sorry, all final decisions come on a fixed date in I think mid-March

correct
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Hi Everyone

Please what’s the best approach to respond to the DEI question?

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EPrecious wrote:
Hi Everyone Please what’s the best approach to respond to the DEI question? Posted from my mobile device

have a personal situation to talk about
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Hi guys, are there any differences between March 1st and April 1st rolling TO for international applicant?
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madgame wrote:
EPrecious wrote:
Hi Everyone Please what’s the best approach to respond to the DEI question? Posted from my mobile device

have a personal situation to talk about


Okay, thank you
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Hi All, do you guys have any update about R2 admission decisions ?
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Nothing yet
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Hello all, I am an Indian and I applied in R2. May I know if the interview invitations are done or can we still hope for an invitation.
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I believe we can still stay hopeful

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Shivamrr19 wrote:
I believe we can still stay hopeful Posted from my mobile device

Fingers crossed
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Anyone from Indian receiving invites?
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Dragongirl24 wrote:
Anyone from Indian receiving invites?


Me—- I’ve interview tomorrow

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samrasur@gmail.com wrote:
Me—- I’ve interview tomorrow Posted from my mobile device

Good luck!
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Just got my Darden interview invite
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Got my invite this morning!
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Hi! Got GMAT waiver and going to apply in R3. Anyone who’s gotten an admit or invite for interview, could you please provide some tips or guidance? Thanks!
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Nikhil wrote:
We have done a Darden interview prep session last year and we recorded it. Please feel free to sign up at the following link and I am happy to share the recording with you. Let me know once you fill the form.

https://forms.gle/Y9zQwr15bv6b88Ui7


Hey there - Can you please share the recording?
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Tidefan wrote:
Got my invite this morning!


Congrats! When did you apply?
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where are you guys from @mrfocus @Tidefan
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Interview done with Director of Admissions
1 . Let’s start tell me about your journey?
2. How do you handle 403 staffs?
3. Have you fired someone? How did it go?
4. Your hobbies?
5. Your STG and LTG?
6. Why Darden?
7. Any questions?

Overall very friendly interview.

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samrasur@gmail.com wrote:
Interview done with Director of Admissions 1 . Let’s start tell me about your journey? 2. How do you handle 403 staffs? 3. Have you fired someone? How did it go? 4. Your hobbies? 5. Your STG and LTG? 6. Why Darden? 7. Any questions? Overall very friendly interview. Posted from my mobile device

Forgive my ignorance but What are “403 staffs”?
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SanghaParmeet, I think they meant "how do you handle managing 493 people under you?"
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nightblade354 wrote:
SanghaParmeet, I think they meant "how do you handle managing 493 people under you?"



I manage big team, so she wanted to know what is my leadership style.

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Ahh okay. Thanks. Kudos to you for managing so many people!
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SanghaParmeet wrote:
Ahh okay. Thanks. Kudos to you for managing so many people!


Trying 😊

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aayuva wrote:
where are you guys from @mrfocus @Tidefan

I’m from Nigeria. Healthcare
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samrasur@gmail.com wrote:
Dragongirl24 wrote:
Anyone from Indian receiving invites?


Me—- I’ve interview tomorrow

Posted from my mobile device


All the best, I had mine yesterday.
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A new Darden Interview Debrief has just been posted: https://gmatclub.com/forum/darden-197/interview_debrief.html#debrief-2535
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EPrecious wrote:
All the best, I had mine yesterday.

Can you also tell us your interview experience?
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Nikhil wrote:
EPrecious wrote:
All the best, I had mine yesterday.

Can you also tell us your interview experience?


I had mine with a 2Y student, an Indian. She was nice. She told me the modalities and asked if I has any initial questions about the interview. Then we began the interview. The questions she ased include:

1. Tell me about yourself (chronologically). Here I told my story from childhood to why I considered an MBA.

2. She picked up a group community project I had mentioned, and she asked about my leadership style because I had told her I led my group.

3. Why Darden?

4. Questions I have for her. She responded really well.

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Anybody know if Darden will continue to send batches of interviews leading up to the final admissions decision? Or does it taper off early february? I’m a military vet applicant without an invite so far. Thanks everyone!
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wish me luck
Invited to Interview on: 2023/02/03
GPA: 3.15
WE: 70 months
Location: Indonesia
Heard back via: Email
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nfm2023 wrote:
Anybody know if Darden will continue to send batches of interviews leading up to the final admissions decision? Or does it taper off early february? I’m a military vet applicant without an invite so far. Thanks everyone!

Yes, please can someone confirm this. I am awaiting invite too.
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Did anyone who has already interviewed knew who (adcom or student) would interview them in advance? Or do we find out at the time of interview?
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You find out before. Darden will email you 24 hours before your interview with the name and email of your interviewer
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Hello everyone! I want to apply for Sept’23 intake. Which schools do you guys recommend I should Apply to? In other words, where do I stand? I have a GMAT score of 610(Q49 V25 I6 AWA3) and work ex of 5 yrs in a pretty decent company.
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Also I am retaking GMAT in this month to improve my score
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A new Darden Interview Debrief has just been posted: https://gmatclub.com/forum/darden-197/interview_debrief.html#debrief-2541
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audreysurya wrote:
wish me luck
Invited to Interview on: 2023/02/03
GPA: 3.15
WE: 70 months
Location: Indonesia
Heard back via: Email


audreysurya

All the best. You can check some of the latest Darden interview experiences at the following link https://gmatclub.com/forum/darden-197/i ... brief.html

Also, you can fill in the following form to access Darden interview prep session recording https://forms.gle/FAk3Hp7qLJwtmh1z6

Please let me know here once you fill the form.
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Hello Nikhil,

Already filled the form, please granted access ;)


Nikhil wrote:
audreysurya wrote:
wish me luck
Invited to Interview on: 2023/02/03
GPA: 3.15
WE: 70 months
Location: Indonesia
Heard back via: Email


audreysurya

All the best. You can check some of the latest Darden interview experiences at the following link https://gmatclub.com/forum/darden-197/i ... brief.html

Also, you can fill in the following form to access Darden interview prep session recording https://forms.gle/FAk3Hp7qLJwtmh1z6

Please let me know here once you fill the form.
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audreysurya wrote:
Hello Nikhil, Already filled the form, please granted access ;)

Done. Please share your interview experience with us once you finish the interview :)
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Hello Nikhil

Thank you
May I know how to access the recording? I still receive no link to my email

Audrey

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audreysurya wrote:
Hello Nikhil, Already filled the form, please granted access ;)

Done. Please share your interview experience with us once you finish the interview :)
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audreysurya wrote:
Hello Nikhil Thank you May I know how to access the recording? I still receive no link to my email Audrey

It is a Google drive link. Please check your spam filters etc and let me know.
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ved02 wrote:
You find out before. Darden will email you 24 hours before your interview with the name and email of your interviewer

Thanks!
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Thank you, well received :)
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audreysurya wrote:
Hello Nikhil Thank you May I know how to access the recording? I still receive no link to my email Audrey

It is a Google drive link. Please check your spam filters etc and let me know.


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Please let us know about your interview experience once you are done with your interview :) audreysurya
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Hey All, looking for some advice.
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I got an interview call from another school and I can find suitable slots only on 13th Feb, the same day I have my Darden interview. Would it look bad if I push my Darden interview to 14 or 15? (Darden does have more slots open in their portal now for these dates.)
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And should I just reschedule it myself or drop an email to the adcom explaining my reason?
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Niv19 wrote:
And should I just reschedule it myself or drop an email to the adcom explaining my reason?

I had rescheduled my interview too, albeit for different reasons. I just used the interview portal and selected a new slot. It’s completely fine.
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