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Skype Interviewed on: Feb 17 2021 Final Decision: Interviewed

"It was more of a conversation more than an interview. Interviewer was asking questions with respect to my experience to get to know me better. why SDM was asked, which was mentioned in previous info sessions."

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Skype Interviewed on: Feb 09 2021 Final Decision: Denied with Interview

"-The alum just wanted to know more about me as a System Engineer, and hence these specific questions were asked: *Tell me a bit about yourself (intro) *Can you tell me more about the System Engineering work in your company? (generic qs: what do you do at work?/describe your role) *How was it like to transition from an R&D to a System Engineering background? *How many System Engineers do you have in your team and how do you interact with them?(I spoke a bit about that) *Can you tell me more about what your goals are post SDM? (if its written in your essay, be very clear about what you write else you will get a lot of questions!) *What is one challenge you face at your current workplace?"

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Skype Interviewed on: Jan 07 2021 Final Decision: Interviewed

"Me too! I thought it went well! The interviewer was extremely polite and easy to talk to. The questions were around: teamwork, navigation of challenging problems & problem solving approach, why LGO & the topics that I wrote about for the additional essays, & QA. Give it your best shot and best of luck! I hope more people would share their experiences on here. We are all in this together! I had an opportunity to ask questions after 24 minutes lapsed. Don’t worry , you’ll do just fine! LGOs are humble and passionate(from admissions to students). I wish you the very best with your interview."

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

"Hi all, Interviewed with AdCom member this Wednesday on Zoom. The conversation was laidback, but really focused on details. I guess knowing that MIT bases its admissions on prior achievements/successes to judge whether you are going to find success in the program and post-MBA, you should really be prepared to give a lot of details (not a lot of questions, but lots of details on what exactly you did achieve). 1) Has anything changed since you submitted your application ? 2) What is your favorite thing about working in this [industry]? 3) Tell me about your biggest achievement ? (She drilled into a lot of detail, she really wanted to figure out what was my personal involvement in the project, what was the delta from before my involvement). Spent a lot of time on this. I guess the more details you can share the better, I thought of some things I wish I had said after the fact, so be prepared to speak in a LOT of details!! 4) Tell me about a time when you had a disagreement with your boss or a peer? (same thing here, one example, lots of details and follow up questions on the details) 5)How can MIT help you achieve your goals? 6) Questions for me?"

ClemensMartin from United States GMAT 740; WE: 51 months; Investment Banking
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Debrief posted on  Jan 11 2021 [#permalink] Sloan MIT, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Nov 30 2020 Final Decision: Waitlisted with Interview

"Interview was super fast, 20 minutes Interviewer showed up about 5 minutes after scheduled time (it was the first time slot on a Monday) and seemed to be in a hurry. I never saw anyone introduce themselves so fast. It seemed I had hit the 2x speed button. But I tried to keep calm. First thing interviewer explained how interview was gonna be. -tell me about your new job (changed during application) -tell me about your data visualization (started to overlap with question 1, bc it was about my new job) -tell me about a recent accomplishment at your new job (as I only had 2 months there, it was exactly the same thing as the data visualization. argh too many overlaps) -tell about a time when you had to help someone at work (AGAIN overlap with the pre interview question on culture. At this point I think its on purpose or that I have a very poor memory hahaha) -tell me about a project when you had to deal with team conflict -why now and why mit -anything else you want to tell me about -questions? I made 2 and not sure the interviewer enjoyed them, felt like nope."

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Debrief posted on  Dec 17 2020 [#permalink] Sloan MIT, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Nov 06 2020 Final Decision: Admitted

"I really enjoyed my MIT interview, it was formal yet relaxed, and I definitely felt that my interviewer was engaged in my answers/conversation. Interviewer was from the AdCom 1. Has anything changed? 2. Describe a time when you were difficult to work with 3. How did you handle an ambiguous situation? 4. How do you convince someone of something? 5. Specific question about my essay 6. Why an MBA and why MIT? 7. Questions for them It lasted about 35 minutes."

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Debrief posted on  Jan 18 2021 [#permalink] Sloan MIT, MIT Sloan Fellows
Skype Interviewed on: Nov 06 2020 Final Decision: Denied with Interview

"Mine was on 6th November. Very conversational. It started off with the data visualisation question. Then pretty much revolved around my resume asking me clarifications on each roles. It ended with the question about what I like to do in my free time? I didn’t get any behavioural questions. I got a chance to ask a couple of questions. Total time was 31 mins. I was made comfortable during the interview and it wasn’t interrogative. I think that’s the experience of most if not all. All the best who haven’t yet appeared for the interview. Just be calm and things should be fine! Cheers!"

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Debrief posted on  Feb 23 2021 [#permalink] Sloan MIT, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Nov 06 2020 Final Decision: Admitted

"The interviewer (Adcom) asked me the following questions. The interview took in total 30min: 15min for the interviewer's questions and 15min for my questions. -Any updates on your application? -What are your main responsibilities at work? -How is the Covid-19 affecting your company? -Can you describe high pressure situation you handled, how you solved the problem? -Why did you apply to MIT? -Do you plan to return to your company? -What would success in MIT look like to you, what are the milestones you would like to accomplish during your MBA? -What question do you have for me? -Is there something you wish that I had asked you?"

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Debrief posted on  Jan 18 2021 [#permalink] Sloan MIT, MIT Sloan Fellows
Skype Interviewed on: Nov 04 2020 Final Decision: Interviewed

"I had mine a couple of days ago. It was very conversational. Couple of questions about the data visualization exercise, then I was asked about my current role at the company I work for, how we have faced the Covid-19 situation and other related questions to the industry I am now, what I plan to do after I finish the program, why Sloan, and that was pretty much it. It was very straightforward with no tricky questions asked. Hope that helps!"

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Skype Interviewed on: Apr 01 2020 Final Decision: Interviewed

"Fairly informal. Questions consisted of why SDM, what classes you'd take, how does this fit into your career goals."

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Debrief posted on  Mar 05 2020 [#permalink] Sloan MIT, Full Time MBA
Off Campus with Adcom Interviewed on: Mar 04 2020 Final Decision: Interviewed

"As others have said, it was very conversational -- the adcom members are clearly very experienced and have done this a lot. They will absolutely ask follow-up questions on your stories, so be prepared for that and pick stories where you can add additional context. Questions: 1. What's new since you submitted your application? (Note: I think they ask everyone this so would have an answer prepared) 2. Questions on my experience / background 3. Tell me about a recent achievement / success you're most proud of? 4. Tell me about your experience mentoring someone, how did they respond? 5. Tell me about a time when you worked with a challenging team member? 6. What is your favorite thing about your current role? 7. Why an MBA? 8. Why Sloan? 9. Why now?"

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Debrief posted on  Dec 28 2019 [#permalink] Sloan MIT, Full Time MBA
Off Campus with Adcom Interviewed on: Dec 05 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"The interview was conducted with a member of the adcom in a major hub city in Europe. The overall vibe of the interview as very friendly and conversational. Questions: 1. What has changed since your application? 2. What do you do in a project? How do you adapt to different teams? 3. How would you benefit from an MBA and why is now the right time? 4. Tell me about a time when a project at work did not go so well. 5. Why do you want to do your MBA at MIT Sloan in particular? 6. How would you characterize your leadership style? 7. Any questions from your side? The interview seemed to be on the shorter side and even though I felt we had a great conversation, I was quite scared due to the time aspect. When I received the call, I was lost for words on the phone but super happy about the decision."

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Debrief posted on  Mar 25 2019 [#permalink] Sloan MIT, MIT Sloan Fellows
Skype Interviewed on: Mar 20 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"Hi, My interview experience (skype): The interviewer called on time and introduced herself. The interaction began and stayed in conversation format. The questions asked were very general and on expected lines: 1. What has been a recent great achievement 2. Why do you think you succeeded 3. Talk about a time when things did not go well 4. How did you / your team respond to the situation 5. Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a difficult colleague 6. Why MBA and why Sloan 7. Any questions for me Just to add, the tone was very friendly and stress free. There were a few follow up questions for each one of the above based on the stories I presented. My advise would be that the stories must be authentic and its vital that you go through them in detail while preparing so that the response to any question is experiential. I'd like to think that I did well. Lets hope for the best."

Anirudh10584 from India GMAT 750; WE: 129 months; Energy and Utilities
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Debrief posted on  Mar 13 2019 [#permalink] Sloan MIT, MIT Supply Chain Management
Skype Interviewed on: Mar 01 2019 Final Decision: Interviewed

"The interview is 35-45 minutes long, and I would assume what they are trying to do is to put a face to the application. They want to know if you believe in what the various essays you have written say, and generally test your commitment and articulation. My interview was along those lines. They did not ask me any questions that would test my knowledge of systems design or anything like that. I also asked them a lot of questions when it was my turn, more to understand what I would need to do to complete the program."

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Debrief posted on  Feb 02 2018 [#permalink] Sloan MIT
On Campus Interviewed on: Nov 18 2017 Final Decision: Denied with Interview

"I just wanted to give my interview experience: I went into the smallish admissions room and I was waiting for over an hour with the different interviewees. Every single one was a Consultant or Banker from huge firms. Our interviews were staggered, 15 minutes apart. There was a lunch with students, which was very nice. I was a little bit more nervous due to the impending interview. I went back into the waiting room to study after that. The interview started and it was incredibly casual. I had planned for questions about my GPA, job transitions, the additional essay, and why I, as a re-applicant, was more prepared this year as opposed to last. I got the sense that all interviewers asked "What, if anything, has changed since you submitted your application?" I took the opportunity to mention a new leadership experience at work, but I punctuated it with something interesting/fun that had happened to me recently. This was actually something she had done recently and we talked for a couple of moments about this mutual activity. This didn't last too long before I was asked a few standard behavioral questions that I had practiced for: "A time you received negative feedback." "A time you lead oppositional members of a team." Etc. Then, in a bit of a curveball, I was asked about my goals and how I could achieve them at Sloan. I hadn't practiced much for it because I wasn't expecting it at Sloan, but my other interviews helped me here. Overall I thought the experience was great! I felt comfortable, I felt loose, and most importantly, I think my passion shone through. Have a personality and don't be a business machine would be my advice. Very few people are, but don't get tense in the moment and forget that they want to get to know you, not the physical embodiment of your professional resume. I really do hope that I get in as I felt the experience went very well. I loved the environment and all the students were very friendly, outgoing, and down to earth. Hopefully that helps for anyone waiting for an interview or anyone looking at Sloan in general. Best of luck to everyone, and hopefully we all get good news on the 19th!"

AnthonyV from United States GMAT 750;
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Debrief posted on  Jan 31 2018 [#permalink] Sloan MIT
Off Campus with Adcom Interviewed on: Feb 10 2015 Final Decision: Matriculating

"Hi guys. I thought I'd share my interview experience in case it helps. Not for the first time, I met with an Admissions Director in Europe. We actually had a great conversation. I had met my interviewer during Sloan‘s ‘On The Road’ event in my home city earlier this year, so we were already quite relaxed in each others presence. This was a seasoned interviewer and, all in all, a tough person to read. I felt we had a good bond and I could answer all their questions confidently and enthusiastically, so left feeling I had done well. Specific questions asked (maybe not in this exact order): - What has changed since your last application? [or since you submitted your application – always be prepared for this one!] - Tell me a bit more about [local charity I’m involved with and included on my resume] and what they do. - Give me a specific example of your leadership progression while [in my current role]. - What’s your long-term goal after coming to Sloan? - Have you considered which track you’d like to pursue? - You will be in the upper age range. Have you considered how you’ll handle this? - Anything else you’d like me to know about you? [good opportunity to jump right into a ‘greatest hit’ that has not been covered up to now] - Any questions for me? - Any final comments? In general, Sloan gives you a lot of opportunities to mention things important or relevant to your application – be ready to grab those! – but I also think my experience as an older-than-average candidate might be different to the norm. Sloan is also renowned for behavioural questions which means you may need to go deep into a particular story – way deeper than you might have planned. Have a few good stories to mind and rehearsed in your head before the big day or, better still, practice telling those stories with a friend who can dig into them and really press you for what you felt, how you reacted, why you did that etc. I really felt my mock interviews with my consultant, alum friends and the bathroom mirror (I kid you not!) helped to prepare me to give concise and passionate answers."

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