Admissions Interviews

by on March 26th, 2013

You’ve worked tirelessly to research which schools and programs are a good fit, taken the GMAT, completed applications and written countless essays. You finally get the news you’ve been waiting for…you got an interview! Now what?

It’s important to remember that the interview is your time to shine and impress the admissions committee once again.  Follow my tips below in order to ace your admissions interviews!

  • Be confident – the admissions team already thinks you’re great and now is your chance to prove it to them in person;
  • Talk to current students – reach out to current students or alumni to ask questions about their experience on campus and during their interview;
  • Know your story – be able to answer the following questions: “Why an MBA?“, “Why is now the right time in your career to pursue an MBA?“, “Why our school?“;
  • Research the school and program and come up with a few questions to ask the admissions committee at the end of your interview.

The most important tip is to be you! Each MBA class is comprised of students with exceptional talents and unique backgrounds which enable learning and growth inside and outside of the classroom. No one else in your class will have the same experiences that you’ve had so stay confident and ace those interviews!

Liz Schaab, Forté FellowMBA 2014, SMU Cox School of Business

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