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Tips for Tackling Team Interviews


With the emerging trend of group interviews at schools like Wharton, applicants need to understand that team interviews require a different set of skills than individual interviews.  I liken individual interviews to blind dating.  With individual interviews and blind dating, both parties are trying to figure out if they want to spend more time together. Personality, passion and concise, yet interesting stories will pique the interest of the

MBA Alumni: University of Georgia, Terry College of Business

Jenny Strange, 2011 MBA graduate from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business, offers insight for current MBA applicants who have taken a longer break between their undergraduate and graduate careers. She discusses how to take advantage of student life, details her internship process, and how she built a professional network in business school. Jenny answers the following:

What made you decide to get an MBA?...

MBA Alumni: University of Georgia, Terry College of Business


MBA Alumni: University of Maryland, Smith School of Business

Stephanie Bauer, a 2003 alumni from the University of Maryland Smith School of Business, details her decision-making process when it came to choosing the right MBA program for her. She discusses why she chose to attend business school, the benefits of a part-time MBA program, and how to build a good network. Stephanie answers the following questions about the Smith School of Business:

Why did you choose your school?...

MBA Alumni: University of Maryland, Smith School of Business


MBA Alumni: College of William & Mary, Mason School of Business

Edmund Amoye, 2012 MBA graduate from the College of William and Mary, discusses the Mason School of Business program in our latest MBA Alumni segment. He details his background, balancing school and family life, and why Mason School of Business was a good fit for him. Edmund answers the following:

What made you decide to get an MBA?

What’s your advice on choosing a business school?

MBA Alumni: College of William & Mary, Mason School of Business


MBA Alumni: UCLA Anderson School of Management

Ruben Pranata is the Sales Operations and Cross-Product Solutions Manager at Google, and was a 2006 grad of University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School of Management. In this MBA Alumni video, Ruben answers the following questions for UCLA Anderson applicants:

What’s your advice on choosing a business school?

How was your internship experience?

MBA Alumni: UCLA Anderson School of Management


MBA Alumni: MIP Politecnico di Milano

Gregor Schumacher received his MBA in 2008 from MIP Politecnico di Milano and is currently working for the European media company, Bertelsmann. In this MBA Alumni interview, we field the following questions for our MIP grad:

How did your career change after graduation?

What did you like most about your school?


MBA Alumni: MIP Politecnico di Milano


MBA Alumni: HEC Paris

Alexander Onish, an HEC Paris 2012 graduate, talks us through his decision-making process for choosing the business school that was right for him. He claims that in order to get the most out of your MBA, "you have to work hard to learn, you have to work hard and network, and you have to work hard and experience all of the things that are presented to you. " Alexander answers the pressing questions that are on all MBA applicants minds:


MBA Alumni: HEC Paris


3 Team-Based Discussion Admission Tips


Wharton has introduced a new element to its admissions process – the team-based discussion. Other schools, like INSEAD, are also experimenting with this new evaluation method. These discussions, according to the Wharton invitation letter, allow applicants “the opportunity to interact with…fellow applicants through discourse, which will highlight how [applicants] approach and analyse specific situations.” Through discussion prompts (like what

Preparing for IMD’s Interview


Without a doubt, IMD conducts the most thorough MBA interview.  The interview day is divided into four evaluative sections.  When you arrive on campus, you will be introduced to the adcom and faculty evaluators as well as a group of applicants who will partake in the same experience as you.  Since the adcom will evaluate you on your team interactions and most of your peer-applicants will become your classmates, get to know them, have fun with

3 Day-Of Tips for a Successful MBA Interview


So many articles focus on how to prepare for your business school interview (and you should read those articles!), but here I'm going to talk about things you should do DURING the actual interview. Not what you should say, but how you should say it. How should you answer the interview questions? How should you act towards the interviewer? How can you make the best impression? These 3 tips will help you tackle the how aspects of your b-school

When Your Interview is on Skype

I’m wrong. A few weeks ago, I wrote an article on interviewing for a coveted spot in an MBA program and announced right up front “whether it’s for work or for school, the goal of the interviewer is to figure out what kind of a person you are in the flesh.”  I assumed the meeting would be in person. But that’s not always going to be the case, especially with Skype and other emerging technologies. Skype is a Verb This look is for practice

Interview Tips for When It REALLY Counts

Welcome to the MBA admissions waiting game. And it’s interview season! The rules for interviewing for a spot in the next business school class are really no different from the rules for interviewing for a coveted job. I reckon that most of you reading this have passed that test several times over, so you are already more than halfway there. Whether it’s for work or for school, the goal of the interviewer is to figure out what kind of a person

Question from a Listener: How to Respond to Wharton Interview Question


We recently received an email from a listener about Wharton's interview question "What can you bring to the table?": Question: Dear MBA Podcaster, I am applying for Wharton's MBA program and in the interview I've heard that they will ask me what I can bring to the table as part of Wharton's incoming class. Kindly provide me the answer. Answer: We cannot that answer for you but we can point you in the right direction to search

USC Marshall School of Business

The MBA Podcaster's One-Minute MBA Series brings you an informative and insightful videocast from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business . With the stop clock ticking, we ask Kellee Scott and Sheryl Schreiber, the Senior Associate Directors of USC's MBA Admissions, pressing questions to aid you in your application process. With focused, one minute response...

All About Recruiting

You are pursuing your MBA for a purpose, to land the perfect job or enhance your career. How do you turn your dreams into reality? We’ll examine the recruitment process so you can seamlessly land the job that is perfect for you. Our guests will explain how to proceed down the MBA track so that upon graduation you’ll have your choice of opportunities to launch or enhance your career....

Acing the MBA Interview

For most MBA programs, being granted an interview is your first step toward acceptance into business school. It’s the opportunity for you to make yourself come alive to the admissions committee and show them why you should be included in their upcoming class. It’s also a time that many candidates have a hard time setting themselves apart from all the other candidates and verbalizing their individual value proposition. Listen in as we discu...

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