Know what to look for when you visit your target
school(s)? Ready for that important interview?
The hours have piled up putting together your application for business school and you are finally
breathing a little easier with an invitation to interview. But don't stop preparing just yet. We have a few pointers
for your business school interviews to help give you the edge you need to present your best self possible.
Cracking the Interview
In general, the
admissions committee will be "grading" you in a number
of areas. They'll be watching your personal
presentation, looking at things like your maturity, your
energy and motivation, your self-confidence, and your
The MBA Admissions
Interview – Why Is It Important?
So you've submitted your application in to the
b-school of your choice. What now? Well, it's all in the
committee's hands. They'll conduct a preliminary
screening based on your GMAT
score, your GPA, and a quick overview of your
application. If you meet a predetermined "cutoff,"
you'll be invited to a personal interview so that your
suitability for the school can be probed.
When Alumni Interviewers Go Rogue
He answered all the questions to the best of his ability and tried to keep calm throughout the interview. He didn't feel the
interview was horrible, but he certainly got the impression that the interviewer didn't like him. And he didn't like some of the interviewer's questions...
Preparation Tips for the MBA Admission Interview
So you've submitted your application in to the b-school of your choice and you've been notified
that the school is interested in having you take the next step in the process – the business school interview.
Why a Holiday Might Be the Worst Time to Schedule an
Holidays are, understandably, a popular time for
b-school applicants to schedule their on-campus
interviews. But it may not always be a good idea to go
the popular route.
Is a Thank You Note Really Necessary?
According to several admissions officials we've spoken to, thank-you notes have become a new frontier in the admissions process. Stories abound
lately of prospective students sending not just a standard 'thank you' message, but M & Ms in school colors with a quirky message, eye-catching stationary, and
even ones from the applicant's parents.
Campus Visits Are Important to School Selection
Senior Consultant Susan Shaffer encourages MBA applicants to visit any b-school they're thinking of applying to if they possibly can.
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