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Five Tips for Your Virtual Interview

Chances are you may find yourself doing a virtual interview at least once during the MBA admissions process, especially now that most business schools are conducting all of their interviews remotely for the 2020–2021 application season. Although the basics of interviewing remain the same whether conducted in person, via Skype/Zoom, or by phone, there are…

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Think Like an Adcom Member to Ace Your MBA Interview

As a former member of the admissions committee (adcom) at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, I can share with you some of the groups I had to answer to in the MBA admissions process. Whether you interview with a member of the admissions committee, an alum, or a second-year student, it is helpful to think about…

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Five Things to Do in Your MBA Interviews

The first hurdle business school applicants must clear is getting an interview. And at some schools, that is nearly impossible. At Harvard Business School, for example, only roughly 20% of applicants are invited to interview. if you are one of the lucky few who do get invited to tell their story, keep in mind that…

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Five Things Not to Do in Your MBA Interviews

So, you were lucky enough to receive an invitation to interview at your top-choice MBA program. Congratulations! Your chances of being accepted have just risen from maybe 15% to roughly 50% (although this varies by school). Now that you have a great opportunity to cement your candidacy, here are some things to avoid during an…

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Six Tips for the Wharton Team-Based Discussion Interview

Congratulations! You have been invited to interview at Wharton! Making it this far in the business school application process is a huge win, but preparing for the unique Team-Based Discussion (TBD) presents new challenges. Here are six tips to follow so you can feel ready (and maybe a little more excited!) for your Wharton Team-Based…

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