You’ve made it to the interview stage of the MBA admissions process. Now what? How can you prep for the your interview so that you enter the scene prepared, confident, and ready to answer those questions? This video will get your started:
Congratulations! You’ve been invited to your first MBA admissions interview. You’ve convinced the admissions committee that your application merits a closer look and you’re that much closer to acceptance.
Of course you still have to jump through this last hoop: the MBA admissions interview. It can clinch your acceptance or doom your application to the ding pile. You really don’t want to let your interview negate all the hard work and effort that has gotten you to this wonderful point. And you still face stiff competition
Let’s face it. Interviews are nerve-wracking. You’re being judged and evaluated. That’s stressful. If you’re nervous that you’ll blow it, pull up chair and listen to six tips that will help you ace one of the most common MBA interview questions.
At Accepted, we’ve prepared hundreds of MBA applicants with our mock traditional and team-based interviews in our over 20+ years in business. Here is feedback from one client accepted to EMBA programs at Wharton and Columbia after working with Accepted’s consultant Jen Weld on the entire application, including interview prep:
“Jen was awesome. She did a great job with the essay edits, resume, as well as mock interview. She is the epitome of professionalism, and is very personable and friendly. I felt I was working more with a friend or family member who wanted me to succeed.”
Jen and the rest of Accepted’s MBA consultants advise our clients to follow these 6 steps to prepare for one of the most common MBA interview questions: Could you walk me through your resume?
1. Prepare and practice a 2-3 minute response to this question. It is a very common first question in MBA interviews.
2. Focus on post-college work experience, unless you are an early-career applicant or a specific earlier experience was truly amazing and influential.
3. Succinctly connect your college education to your career path as you begin your response.
4. Concentrate your responses on your achievements and your reason for job changes and promotions.
5. Use examples in your responses.
6. Don’t regurgitate your resume – build on it.
I’ve given you a blueprint here for a response to one common MBA interview question. If you’d like to access additional advice for other common questions, please take these 3 easy steps:
1. Go to accepted.com/MBAPerfectAnswers.
2. Download Perfect Answers to MBA Interview Questions by Jen Weld, the consultant whose client you heard from earlier in this video.
3. Learn how to answer the most common MBA admissions interview questions.
Take these steps so so that you can:
• Ace your interview, get accepted, maybe even get a scholarship, and pursue your dream career.
• Banish thoughts of a bombed interview, rejection, and reapplication.
• Go from nervousness to confidence, and concern about your competition to camaraderie with your classmates and new MBA network.
Need more personalized assistance? Work one-on-one with an admissions pro who will help you prep for your big day with mock interviews, feedback sessions, and trial group discussions. Check out Accepted’s MBA Interview Services for more information.For 25 years, Accepted has helped business school applicants gain acceptance to top programs. Our outstanding team of MBA admissions consultants features former business school admissions directors and professional writers who have guided our clients to admission at top MBA, EMBA, and other graduate business programs worldwide including Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Booth, INSEAD, London Business School, and many more. Want an MBA admissions expert to help you get Accepted? Click here to get in touch!
• MBA Interview Prep: How to Ace Your Interview, a free guide
• Do I Really Need a Mock Admissions Interview?, a short video
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