Stanford GSB admission interviews are by invitation only. The admission committee reviews the candidates’ application before considering them for interview. They consider between 800-1200 applicants for this round. The Adcom contacts candidates via email or phone.
Note: Do not call or contact the admission office to request for an interview.
Interview Duration: 1- 1.5 hrs
Style of Interview: Friendly and conversational
Tip 1: Research
Research about Stanford GSB and find out what attracts you to the school. It should be something unique that would help you achieve your short-term and long-term goals. Although you might have researched about Stanford GSB for your essays repeat the process.
Resources for Research
- GSB's website
- Forums and Blogs
- Conversation with current students
- Information from Alumni.
Tip 2: Be consistent with your story
Answer the questions confidently. Any doubts in your mind with respect to what you have written in your essay would give the impression that you had made up the story or you are not fully prepared for the interview. In either case, it can hit your chances of being selected.
Tip 3: Read Read and Read again
Read your resume/application at least 5 times. You should be able to converse on ....
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2) Columbia Business School
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10) MIT Sloan School of Management
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