Interview Prep

MBA Interview Prep - How to Answer "What Accomplishment Are Your Most Proud of?"

MBA Interview Prep - How to Answer "What Accomplishment Are Your Most Proud of?"

Our approach to answering a common MBA interview question, "What Accomplishment Are Your Most Proud of?"

Tell Me About Yourself

Tell Me About Yourself

The most common interview question is often the interviewers opening line, so it almost seems like an ice-breaker instead of a serious interview question.  While “Tell me about yourself,” sounds simple enough on the surface, the way you answer this seemingly innocuous question can make or break the rest of the interview---and possibly your chances of admission altogether.

Monday MBA Resource: Behavioral Interview Questions

Monday MBA Resource: Behavioral Interview Questions

Time for another edition of Monday MBA Resource, where we share the things we are reading, watching, and listening to that might be helpful to people in the MBA community.  Some are more focused on applicants, others are better for students, some for both - but all of them offer great insights that are worth soaking up.  Three weeks ago we broke down the Knowledge @Wharton podcast and people seem to really be enjoying it.  Two weeks ago it was one of my favorite articles in years: "Happy Ambition: Striving for Success, Avoiding Status Cocaine, and Prioritizing Happiness" by Ben Casnocha.  Last week was The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox. Let's hope we can keep it up with this next entry, which is this blog post:

Monday MBA Resource: The Charisma Myth by Cynthia Fox Cabene

Monday MBA Resource: The Charisma Myth by Cynthia Fox Cabene

Time for another edition of Monday MBA Resource, where we share the things we are reading, watching, and listening to that might be helpful to people in the MBA community.  Some are more focused on applicants, others are better for students, some for both - but all of them offer great insights that are worth soaking up.  Two weeks we broke down the Knowledge @Wharton podcast and people seem to really be enjoying it.  Last week it was one of my favorite articles in years: "Happy Ambition: Striving for Success, Avoiding Status Cocaine, and Prioritizing Happiness" by Ben Casnocha.  Let's hope we can keep it up with this next entry, which is the book:

 

THE CHARISMA MYTH: HOW ANYONE CAN MASTER THE ART AND SCIENCE OF PERSONAL MAGNETISM by Olivia Fox Cabene

Chicago Booth MBA Interviews: Current Student or Alumni? On Campus or Off Campus?

Chicago Booth MBA Interviews: Current Student or Alumni? On Campus or Off Campus?

Should I have my MBA interview with a second-year student on campus or with an alumni member off campus? 

Responding to your HBS decision (2016)

Responding to your HBS decision (2016)

This Wednesday (October 12) is one of those days on the calendar that tend to stop everyone in their tracks and dominate the headlines.  Nevermind that the Duke Fuqua or Dartmouth Tuck deadlines are right around the corner - no, it's all about the final HBS Round 1 notification deadline.  Interview or ding?  Rather, interview or ding or deferral, as that appears to be a popular option this year as well.  Let's make sense of things and offer some advice on how to respond from here.  We'll group it result-by-result.