Interview Advice From Chicago Booth

As you might suspect, the admissions interview is the place to convey your talent, drive and personality in a way no written application can match. With that in mind, the Admissions Committee at the Chicago Booth School of Business has thoughtfully shared some tips for a successful admissions interview experience, which hold true for wherever you may be applying.

By knowing what to expect, AdCom hopes you will be able to relax and focus your energies on dazzling the interviewer with your professional skills and strengths. But remember, he or she also wants to get a feel for you as a person, to find out how you can contribute to the Chicago Booth culture.

While preparing for your 45-minute interview, learn your application backwards and forwards and crystallize your professional goals and motivations. Then, ask yourself these key questions:

  • Can I clearly articulate my career plan and future goals?
  • What do I really want from my MBA experience?
  • What is my motivation to obtain an MBA?
  • Why is Chicago Booth the right place for me?
  • How do I plan to use my MBA in my career?
  • What can I bring to the Chicago Booth community?
  • Where do I see myself in 5, 10, 15 years?

Also, come armed with questions you need answered about the things that are most important to you and your Chicago Booth MBA experience. This give-and-take is an equally important part of any B-school interview. When your day comes, AdCom at Booth stresses that the main goal is to feel relaxed, be yourself and let your personality come through.

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