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Is this the final round or will thére be 1:1 interview post this?
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1:1 interview known as community assesment
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Got it. Thank you!
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Those who have recently done their KIRA assessment, please post your KIRA questions.
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My colleague just did a community assessment today with Rice (Applied R2) - The interviewer was a second-year student (Got the zoom invite 2 days before so were able to identify who and did some research to prep)

The interview was very conversational, 30 minutes, and standard questions - same with those that were posted on the interview debrief. Overall it is a good experience.

Next step, she’s visiting rice for Women Leadership Weekend
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Thank you ChristopherZheng for letting us know about the community assessment experience. If any others have done it, please post your experience too.
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Can any of the R1 admits or R2 applicants who have already sat for their interview please post interview debriefs?
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I just completed my Kira Assessment
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Here are my questions
1.Proof of Identity
2.How do you prepare to handle the work load from undergrad to grad school?
3.Tell me a time where you believe you have to do the right thing. Even though it is a challenging decision to make.
4.How would you operate in a situation where you have many difficult examinations within a short period?
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Anyone done with Community assessment? Can you pl share the experience
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Is community assessment sent to all who have completed the Kira assessment or is it based on invite?
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It is invitation only
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For show your id question, we need to keep our id handy?
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and we just need to say our name in 1 minute?
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Show your id and say your name..end of video. Hardly takes 5 seconds.
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After completion of Kira, after how much time the community assessment invite is sent?
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generally four days, can take sometimes longer as well.
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whats community assessment? what are the steps after Kira?
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there were 3 minutes to show ID and say your name
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Just done with my VA. But felt super nervous :(
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still nothing after kira. anyone in the similar spot?
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Yes. Gave Kira on the 26th
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yep!
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Yes gave on 22nd
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As per the round 1 results, not all people who received the KIRA invite received the community assessment invite. I received my community assessment invite 9 days after my Kira interview.
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PyjamaScientist wrote:
As per the round 1 results, not all people who received the KIRA invite received the community assessment invite. I received my community assessment invite 9 days after my Kira interview.

Did you do any engagement with Adcom ?
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For what?
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During the waiting time from kira to community invite
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I finished my Kira assesment yesterday 01/29. I felt lucky that most of the question were in the Kira debrief

Prep: You can practice as much as you want with 3 questions, but the time is different 10 secs prep and around 50 secs to answer

Questions: 20 secs for prep + 1,5 min to answer

1. Show me your ID
2. How do you prepare to handle the work load from undergrad to grad school
3. Tell us about a time when you had to deal with an unethical situation at work and how did you confront it?
4. Imagine a situation wherein you completed an internship but were not offered a full-time offer, even though you felt you deserved it. How would you deal with this situation?

Thanks to Nihil and the ones post their Kira assesment questions! Now I’m very hopeful waiting for the community assesment.

Good luck in the process to everyone!
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My community assessment will be with a 2Y.
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Congratulations
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When did you take the VA?
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its been a week since i finish my kira. no community assessment. any hope?
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Does everyone who completes VA gets community assessment?
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Krishnak13 wrote:
Does everyone who completes VA gets community assessment?

Apparently not, same dilemma for everyone here 😂
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Everyone here got VA?
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Both VA and interviews are invite based - they shortlist further after the VA
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Hey all - broad question but is it worth applying to Jones R3? I am not an international candidate but wanted to see if it’s worth applying
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Yes. They wouldn’t have the round if they didn’t accept people. The number of applicants is low this year. Take a shot!
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Finished my community assessment yesterday. It was with a second-year student and was very conversational. All questions asked were pretty standard and the interview lasted for 30 mins.
Will post an interview debrief soon. Feel free to reach out in case anyone has any specific questions! Good luck!
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When did you complete your VA?
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Krishnak13 wrote:
When did you complete your VA?


Completed my VA on 16th Jan and received the community assessment invite on 21st Jan
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Got it. Thanks for sharing
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Anyone got community interview resently? I completed my VA on 1/29.

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did va on 16th still no community assessement here
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I completed it on 1/28, no community interview invite yet.
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Same here I completed on 1/29 and no update. Perhaps they will send out invites in batches...
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Does anyone know when after your community assessment you’ll receive a decision? It says online you’ll find out rolling Mach 15th. Does this mean we could find out prior to the 15th or the 15 and later? Just wondering if anyone receive any info from their interviewer? Thanks!
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Same..
I completed it on 1/28 and no community interview invite
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Based on my R1, I can tell that community assessment can take around 7 days. Few applicants did not get the CA invite. They were waitlisted eventually. Now about the results, whatever date is mentioned (say March 15), the school will start sending mails to the ones who are accepted and this happens for 2 days. So, if you did not receive an admit email by March 16, you would be waitlisted (for which you will get the email around March 23)
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kiran1718 wrote:
Here are my questions 1. Proof of Identity 2. How do you prepare to handle the work load from undergrad to grad school? 3. Tell me a time where you believe you have to do the right thing. Even though it is a challenging decision to make. 4. How would you operate in a situation where you have many difficult examinations within a short period?

Thank you kiran1718, I have updated the KIRA questions list https://gmatclub.com/forum/rice-jones-k ... l#p3139990
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Krishnak13 wrote:
Just done with my VA. But felt super nervous :(


Krishnak13

Can you tell us the questions you got?
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Those who have completed the KIRA assessment, please post your questions :) I am making a list of all the KIRA questions for Rice.https://gmatclub.com/forum/rice-jones-k ... l#p3139990
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1. Show your photo ID
2. Why Rice?
3. Instance where you learnt from other cultures
4. How did you handle difficult employees at work
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GauravKolhekar wrote:
Based on my R1, I can tell that community assessment can take around 7 days. Few applicants did not get the CA invite. They were waitlisted eventually. Now about the results, whatever date is mentioned (say March 15), the school will start sending mails to the ones who are accepted and this happens for 2 days. So, if you did not receive an admit email by March 16, you would be waitlisted (for which you will get the email around March 23)

This is scary. I gave my VA on 30th but haven’t got any confirmation so far
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Krishnak13 wrote:
1. Show your photo ID 2. Why Rice? 3. Instance where you learnt from other cultures 4. How did you handle difficult employees at work

Thank you :thumbsup:
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Krishnak13 wrote:
1. Show your photo ID 2. Why Rice? 3. Instance where you learnt from other cultures 4. How did you handle difficult employees at work

Thank you :thumbsup:
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No worries Nikhil. Thanks for coordinating with all of us and helping the community.
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There are no interview debriefs from this years R1 and R2. Can people who have interviewed help with this?

Last year interview debrief has fixed set of questions. Are they the same this time around?
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Mbagoal123 wrote:
There are no interview debriefs from this years R1 and R2. Can people who have interviewed help with this? Last year interview debrief has fixed set of questions. Are they the same this time around?

Great point. We don’t have any recent Rice Jones interview experiences. If you have interviewed for this year’s application cycle, please post your interview experience :)
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Nikhil wrote:
Mbagoal123 wrote:
There are no interview debriefs from this years R1 and R2. Can people who have interviewed help with this? Last year interview debrief has fixed set of questions. Are they the same this time around?

Great point. We don’t have any recent Rice Jones interview experiences. If you have interviewed for this year’s application cycle, please post your interview experience :)



Sure, my interview is in the next few days. Will surely post a debrief post that
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Sounds good. Thank you.
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I gave my KIRA assessment on the 26th of January. Haven’t received any notification regarding the community assessment.

Profile:- Gmat 680, B.E Civil- 8.25/10, M.Tech Civil - 9.64/10, 3 years work ex with startups.
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Nikhil wrote:
Great point. We don’t have any recent Rice Jones interview experiences. If you have interviewed for this year’s application cycle, please post your interview experience :)

Just standard questions:
Why MBA? Why Jones? TMAT when you resolved a conflict. TMAT a time when you lead a team. How would you contribute to the community?
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I gave my kira assessment two weeks ago for round 2. I have not yet received interview call. Are there still chances?
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mayuresh0307 wrote:
I gave my KIRA assessment on the 26th of January. Haven’t received any notification regarding the community assessment.

Profile:- Gmat 680, B.E Civil- 8.25/10, M.Tech Civil - 9.64/10, 3 years work ex with startups.


Hopefully we will hear back this week.
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Judging from the volume of people on this forum who didn’t receive an interview invite, I think they may send out the interview invites soon in batches.

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I received the invitation of community assessment just one day after submitting the VA, I dont think they really care about VA.
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Hi when will rice jones start rolling out admission decisions for round 2 ?
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anupambhoi wrote:
Hi when will rice jones start rolling out admission decisions for round 2 ?

3/15 per the website.

https://business.rice.edu/mba-admissions/guide
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So is that the last date for decisions or will decisions start getting rolled out starting this date ?
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just did the community assessment
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HammerLau wrote:
I received the invitation of community assessment just one day after submitting the VA, I dont think they really care about VA.


That’s what I have been hearing that the VA doesn’t really matter. But weird that they are taking this long to send out the community assessment invites.
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anupambhoi wrote:
So is that the last date for decisions or will decisions start getting rolled out starting this date ?


Decisions will start to be delivered on 3/15. Usually they take 2 days to release all the decisions.
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anupambhoi wrote:
So is that the last date for decisions or will decisions start getting rolled out starting this date ?


anupambhoi

Rolling decisions will start from March 15th.
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anonymous022222 wrote:
just did the community assessment

Can you tell us your experience with the community assessment?
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Same Qs as the debrief posted. However, 1 question to add (that honestly made me a little uneasy): "what’s your alternative plan if MBA doesn’t work out?" (not just short term alternative plan, but the degree altogether itself). Did anyone get asked this question before?
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Everything else - the interviewer was informative and conversational. I gave it a good shot. Fingers Crossed - Rice is Imp. to me.
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He was also kind. That 1 Q itself... I think would make anyone applying to the degree a little anxious.
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anonymous022222, Would you be comfortable sharing how you responded to that question?
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Nikhil wrote:
anonymous022222, Would you be comfortable sharing how you responded to that question?

I can’t without giving personal details. Apologies Nikhil.
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I understand. No problem :)
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I just got the community assessment invitation
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Congrats, are you from India?
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Thanks! No, I’m from Chile
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Got the community assessment invite just now. Submitted my Kira on 28th.
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Hey, are you from India?
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Congratulations
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Yes, from India
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Don’t loose hope guyz, video assessment links are still coming.
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Thanks!
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Thanks man. Hope I get it too
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Are all those VA links for R2 app? Or they started inviting R3?

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Is there anyone here from India waiting for community assessment or is it me alone?
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I got the invite a few minutes back
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I am from India
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I am waiting too
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kiran1718 wrote:
I am waiting too

Hi ! You’ve mentioned S next to schools in your bio . What does that mean ?
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Gave the VA on 28th , still waiting for the community assessment invite
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