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Mendoza

Mendoza (Notre Dame)

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Debrief posted on  Nov 29 2019 [#permalink] Mendoza, Full Time MBA
Off Campus with Adcom Interviewed on: Nov 27 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"I interviewed with Cassie Smith , she was quite friendly and supportive. The interview was via Zoom and went on for about 40 mins. The Questions were (Not in Order)- 1. Introductions 2. Why MBA ? and why Notre Dame in particular. 3. Immediate goals after MBA along with any particular company and position I had in mind. 4. Why MSBA/MBA dual degree and why consulting. 5. An achievement from my professional life. 6. My Idol and which qualities I admired in them. 7. Describe myself in 3 words along with justification for the choice of the words. 8. My drive/goal in life apart from the professional life. 9. My hobbies and why I enjoyed them. 10. One random and fun fact about myself not covered in the application. 11. How would I contribute to the class. 12. One Case study question.( This took up almost 10-15 mins) Finally she asked if I wanted to ask her any questions. My questions were - 1. How accepting was the community/class to a non-catholic. 2. General discussions about life in south bend."

Yshukla582 from India GMAT 680; WE: 50 months; Energy and Utilities
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Debrief posted on  Nov 22 2019 [#permalink] Mendoza, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Nov 14 2019

"I was interviewed bu Paul Hernandez, who was quite supportive. He just had a copy of my resume. It started on time and went on for about 40 minutes. Questions: 1. Introductions 2. Your typical week at current work. 3. Why MBA? Why Mendoza? Goals and plan B. Location preference for short term goals. 4. Hobbies (tip: keep in mind the ones you've mentioned on the resume) 5. diversity example. how many languages do you speak? 6. leadership examples 7. undergraduate extra curricular/leadership activities. 8. describe yourself in 3 words 9. why consulting? would you consider any other industry? 10. behavioral questions 11. Case question: if your electronics manufacturing firm wants to launch a new electronics product in the next quarter what all information will you need and what factors would you need to consider. Questions for the interviewer: 1. Facts to consider and be prepared with as an international student 2. Things about Indiana 3. Any recent developments I should be aware of or any feedback for me Overall a very conversational and friendly interview. All the best to all the applicants."

learner311 from India GMAT 710;
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Debrief posted on  Nov 02 2019 [#permalink] Mendoza, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Oct 14 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"My interview was with Stephanie Brown. It was my first interview for an MBA college and what I really liked about the interview was that it was not as formal as a job interview. She was casual and made me comfortable. Questions asked: 1. Why did you select the MBA/MSBA dual degree? 2. Why Notre Dame? 3. How will you contribute to the program? 4. Which concentration will you select if you're admitted? 5. Tell me about an achievement in your personal or professional life? 6. After you graduate from ND, how would you like your cohort to remember you? 7. Which companies are you looking forward to working at after your MBA? 8. Tell me about an incident when you disagreed with your senior, how did you react? 9. Tell me about an initiative you took and what was the result. 10. Describe yourself in three words. 11. Last one was a case study question. 5 minutes time is given to come up with an 'approach' to the problem? This is common to ND interviews. After the interview, ample time was given to ask questions to the interviewer. Interview time was about 40 minutes."

ssonesh11 from India GMAT 680; WE: 50 months; Energy and Utilities
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Debrief posted on  Feb 21 2019 [#permalink] Mendoza, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Jan 30 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"I had my interview on Jan 30th with Mr. Paul from the adcom. The interview was friendly and conversational. The questions were similar to what everyone got asked - tell me about yourself, why mba, why ND etc Just be prepared for questions they might ask you on your story as well. They asked me what was it like working for a corporate and at a family business and I did prepare for that. Good luck guys. Please go through the debrief section before your interview. The questions were just the same. Regards, HK"

Hatakekakashi from India GMAT 710;
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Debrief posted on  Mar 20 2019 [#permalink] Mendoza, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Jan 14 2019 Final Decision: Denied with Interview

"tell me about your accomplishments -1 mint when have you motivated the team -1 mint write about your favourite place in the world - 5 mint if salary & living expenses are not the concern, what would the job you would like to do -1 mint"

vinay1986 from India GMAT 560; WE: 56 months; Other
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Debrief posted on  Jan 23 2019 [#permalink] Mendoza, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Feb 14 2018 Final Decision: Waitlisted with Interview

"Very conversational actually. I felt she was letting me steer the course of the interview. She would probe and nudge in specific directions as the interview went along. The main themes revolved around 1) Why do you need another MBA? 2) Initiatives you took at work that were met with resistance 3) What do you like about working in groups? What types of people irritate you? What kind of a leader are you? What kind of a team will you make up? How will you manage a lazy team member 4) Case question (Logistics related)"

rabeetahsan from Pakistan GMAT 670;
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Debrief posted on  Jan 23 2019 [#permalink] Mendoza, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Feb 13 2018 Final Decision: Interviewed

"I interviewed with Joe Sweeney. It was quite relaxing, 50 minutes total. Questions: 1. Where are you in your career and why MbA now? 2.Why Mendoza? 3.What kind of leadership do you prefer ? 4. What was the most challenging in your job? 5. What is your backup plan if staying in USE does not work for you? 6.Give me one fan fact about yourself? 7. How would your colleagues, subordinates and superiors describe you? 8.Do you have any questions? 10. What do you do outside of work? 12. Case question:"You are opening a resort in Serbia, what kind of information would you ask your analyst to get for you ? Maybe few more questions , but that is it in general. Hope this helps."

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Debrief posted on  Jan 23 2019 [#permalink] Mendoza, One-Year MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Jan 30 2018 Final Decision: Interviewed

"Hi all, Though I am an MBA applicant, I applied for the MSM program this year and have interviewed with the ad team, anyone here with the same situation? FYI, I have done researches on the KIRA questions and hope they can be helpful. ***Go Irish*** Video Questions Is your favorite day of the year, why? how to elevate morale? How ND fit with your long-term career goals? How do you stay organized? What drive you to work hard? 
A recent experience you have improving your performance at work or school Disagreement in a team setting and how did the team resolve the problem? Travel back to a historical period Your unique quality that prepares you for ND Tell me about your most memorable presentation. A skill you want to improve Introduce yourself to your class in a minute. The most important message you have sent Describe your ideal vacation When you have heavy workloads, how will you handle it? Tell me an experience you stand up for an unpopular opinion Writing Task What did you do last weekend? How do you first learn about ND? favorite professor/mentor/ The favorite moment you shared with you family Your favorite place in the world"

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Debrief posted on  Jan 23 2019 [#permalink] Mendoza, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Jan 29 2018 Final Decision: Interviewed

"Hi everyone, I too received an invite for Kira interview. Since I couldn't find any post regarding the questions asked, updating the same. 3 video questions, 10 sec preparation time, 1 min response time a) How do you stay organised ? b) Give one example where you had a positive impact on a team you were working with. c) Share an incident where you had a creative idea in school or at work. 1 written question, no preparation time, 5 mins response time a) What did you do last weekend ?"

niru0612 from India GMAT 700;
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Debrief posted on  Jan 23 2019 [#permalink] Mendoza, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Nov 21 2017 Final Decision: Waitlisted with Interview

"I had my interview at 9:30 pm IST today. It went for 45 minutes. It was really conversational, and relaxed. I enjoyed the process. These are some questions that I was asked: - Current work experience - Why MBA? - Why now? - Why Mendoza? - How would you contribute? - How did you deal with a person who was struggling with his work? - How did you deal with a person in authority with whom you disagreed? - A fun fact about yourself - Describe yourself in 3 words - 1 Case Question Good Luck to all candidates!"

bbhawini from India GMAT 650;
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Debrief posted on  Jan 23 2019 [#permalink] Mendoza, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Nov 16 2017 Final Decision: Admitted from WL

"Hi, I just got admission confirmation yesterday.Had a long 1.5 hrs interview on 16th. I was taken out of ED wait list. So all the usual questions were asked and for the Case study, the question was regarding "What factors should an executive manager of a well known International Hotel chain consider while justifying expansion into LATAM countries, for instance say Venuzuela". I was given 5 minutes to jot down factors and then I attempted to explain them by relating to common consumer expectations/experiences I have heard of or had personally experienced. Relating or effectively transitioning from one factor to another when explaining them( was asked not to order them priority wise) can prove to be helpful. I thought the interviewer completely approved of this technique and enjoyed our conversation. In general it was a very pleasurable and casual style of conversation which is far far away from interrogative style of interviewing. Yes it was blind Interview. Make sure you emphasize on your commitment to join Notre Dame and make it heard.I almost explicitly mentioned the same thrice. Read up about the curriculum and justify how it is a great fit for you during interview. Good Luck to you,fellow aspirant."

roy123 from India GMAT 700;
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Debrief posted on  Jan 23 2019 [#permalink] Mendoza, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Mar 06 2017 Final Decision: Admitted

"Hi. Just had an interview. Very much fun and conversational. Typical questions: - Why ND? - Why MBA at this stage in career? - What are your focus areas / concentrations? - What will you do post MBA? Where - Geographically? - Any supervisor that you look up to and emulate? Why? - How do you manage teams and what are you challenges in that? - A small Case Scenario - Was given a scenario and 5 minutes to think - questions were what factors you would consider and what questions would you ask. It was interesting - specifically Case Scenario."

hiren2001 from Canada GMAT 710;
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Debrief posted on  Jan 23 2019 [#permalink] Mendoza, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Feb 06 2017 Final Decision: Admitted

"I have just interviewed with Ms. Debby, Assistant Director - Admissions from Notre Dame last week and here is my review: - It was quite conversational, without surprising or tricky questions. Some of my questions were: 1, Walk me through your professional work after graduation 2, Why MBA RIGHT NOW? 3, Why MBA from Notre Dame? 4, Short-term goals or plan B if you cannot earn a working visa? 5, Tell me about a time when you had a tough/ difficult discussion? 6, Tell me about a time when you handled criticism? 7, What are your short-term goals, professionally or personally, and what steps have you taken to achieve them? 8, Fun fact about you? 9, Other hobby? Things you do in your free time? 10, Guesstimate question: How many backpacks sold in Vietnam in 2017? So, all in all a good experience and the interviewer was nice and supportive."

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Debrief posted on  Jan 23 2019 [#permalink] Mendoza, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Oct 21 2016 Final Decision: Interviewed

"Interview was pretty conversational. Lasted around 45 mins. Tell me what you do outside of work. Why MBA and why ND What would your colleagues say about you? Tell me about a leader you admire, and why How will you contribute to the ND community Any ethical dilemma situdation u faced A case study- An Owner of soceer ball manufacturing firm , is facing increase in sales but declining market share. Any questions for me"

Rakesh89 GMAT 720;
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Debrief posted on  Jan 23 2019 [#permalink] Mendoza, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Oct 18 2016 Final Decision: Waitlisted with Interview

"Hello Friends, Done with interview on this tuesday. Early round applicant. Zoom interview!!! Zoom is very much similar to Skype Interview went well.... most of the questions were behavioural . Some of them are - 1.Short-term & long-term goals 2.Why ND/Mendoza? 3.Why MBA/What do you lack that you would like to improve through your MBA experience? 4.Why do you want to do an MBA NOW? 5.Tell me about a group situation when you disagreed with someone? How did you resolve the problem? 6.Tell me a fun fact about you? 7.Tell us about a significant event that shaped who you are today. 8. How will you contribute to your class 9.What you expect from the school? 10. What is your planB if you don't get VISA after graduation 11. Who is your role model n why 12. Case study question"

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Debrief posted on  Jan 23 2019 [#permalink] Mendoza, Full Time MBA
On Campus Interviewed on: Feb 10 2016 Final Decision: Matriculating

"Mendoza interview was one of the best interview experiences I ever had. Interviewer was very friendly. She started with very basic questions. One thing I noticed that, Mendoza was very interested to know your personality and fit. Unlike other schools, it was less interested about the long term/short term goals. The fun part of the interview was definitely the case interview or guesstimation interview . for example, "how many ping pong ball fit in a 747 airplane?" Though you don't have to find out the exact value, they are very interested to learn your though process and you ability to think on you feet. Good luck and enjoy the process."

PS88 from United States GMAT 710;
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