The MBA interview process in an American Educational System varies from schools to schools and planned as per their prospectus. They may ask only to selected applicant for an interview after revising their application, could ask a candidate to schedule his/her own interview or may call for it, before the application deadline.
Another factor to note, your interviews might be a comprehensive or blind one. In comprehensive types of interview, you have enough reason to go in relax but in the blind interview, the matter is totally different as your interviewer would not have that knowledge on your academics or GPA, GMAT etc. rather than a mere knowledge of your resume. And the person who is going to conduct the interview depends on the programme. Some do it in all major hub cities across the United States or in foreign countries, while few others ask their senior students or alumni’s to conduct the interview either in person or by phone.
· Know Your Story
As you are now ready for the interview, once again be sure that you know yourself. Mark the most significant aspects of your academic, professional and personal life, which instead indicate you as a person in today, and what entails qualities you want to flourish in future. In our suggestion review the pre-submitted resume or essays as these documents contains all the important information detailing your ambitions, experiences, achievements. Try to figure out an image form the hard-disk of your own computer, which best describes you. For example, what you want form an MBA programme and why this is a requisite right now, the reason for opting to a particular B-School.
· Time Management
Though most interviews generally happen for 30 minutes, but the interviewers will have a list of questions prepared. So ignoring it, might jeopardize your all preparedness for the MBA application process. In our suggestion set your own timer and try to put your best potential in the practice session. Never try to prevent the interviewer’s from asking you additional question.
· Conversation, Not Memorization
In our view never over plan your responses, nor do memories. Put your level best to answer all the question in a conversational manner and always expect the unexpected.
· Viewing the Story from Different Angles
Try to ascertain the most important and durable story of your life. Suppose you are a most enthusiast sports person or even made it to the national level and captained a team, during the teen age. Then you have a great experience of leadership, teamwork, personal interests or even how to resolve a conflict and you know the setback or failure in it. So be prepared to throw the most revealing anecdote for a positive response, only when a question on this chapter of your life will arise.