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How to Prepare for Your MBA Interview

The days are getting shorter, the leaves are changing colors, and there is a faint nip in the air (or if you are here in Chicago, the first flurries of snow are swirling!). These signs can only mean one thing: MBA interview season is upon us.

You have attended what feels like a million information sessions that detail how each MBA program is different, carefully crafted essays bearing your wildest hopes and dreams, politely hounded your recommenders to ensure their letters on your behalf made it in before the deadline, and now, you have earned yourself a coveted interview spot. After the initial excitement subsides, nerves slowly creep back in as you realize this interview is merely something new to prepare for. What now?

Having been in these same shoes not too long ago, and now as a member of the Admissions Fellow team that will conduct all of Booth’s on-campus interviews, I have distilled my wisdom into a simple five-point list to help you relax, impress your interviewer, and potentially earn a spot in the Class of 2022.

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A Waitlister’s Booth Story

Two years ago, JC Chang found himself on the waitlist for Chicago Booth. He asked himself, “What could I have done differently? Was it something I said during my interview? Why did the school admit my colleague with similar scores and experiences and put me on the waitlist? What can I do?”

Now, as a current student at Booth and VP of Culture and Tradition on the executive body of the Graduate Business Council, JC shares what he did do while on the waitlist and how he moved up from waiting to being admitted.

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