I reviewed the reports of Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business' MBA Full-Time Program interviews found at accepted.com. These reports reveal that there are five key things to consider when preparing for Georgetown interviews:
1. You need to know your resume completely as you will likely be asked about content in it. Review it carefully and consider what your interviewer might ask you to explain more thoroughly. If it is on your resume, it is fair game.
2. You need to be prepared to answer routine MBA questions. Most reported interviews simply consist of them. See my previous post on interviewing.
3. If you are interviewed by students, assume that they will ask you what you are passionate about and how you will contribute to the program.
4. Interviewers (students, adcom, or alum) are friendly and consistently try to create a very relaxed interview atmosphere. This is an interview about fit and your own potential, so make sure you can explain in depth why you want to attend Georgetown, how you will contribute to it, and what you intend to do afterwords. Previous contact with alum, visits to campus, and/or intensive school research are all great ways to prepare.
5. Interviews are scheduled for 30 minutes and usually last 30-45 minutes.
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