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September 09, 2015

Tokyo MBA Interview Workshop: Proactive Interview Preparation and Active Listening

I wanted to let any MBA applicants in Tokyo know about upcoming interview workshops I will be co-leading in Tokyo, Japan in October.


MBA Interview Workshop: Proactive Interview Preparation and Active Listening


Offered by Adam Markus and John Couke 


We will hold this workshop twice in 2015:

Sunday, October 11th, 3:00pm-6:00pm

Saturday, October 24th, 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Location: E4TG      Isshin Building 5F, 2-11-7 Yaesu Chuo-ku, Tokyo

東京都中央区八重洲  2-11-7 一新ビル 5階


Proactive Interview Preparation:

In the first part of the workshop, we will describe and practice (in groups and with instructors) a method of interview preparation that many applicants have used to gain admission to the world's top MBA programs.


Our objective is that you become better at preparing for MBA interviews, by focusing on your own stories and key points and practicing those, rather than working from a script. At its core, proactive interview preparation is based on thinking about your message, no matter what the question. You don't know what you will be asked, but you do know your message. Being ready for the unexpected is thus incorporated into the very method itself because you don't focus on preparing for answering specific questions, but rather for knowing things you want to discuss about yourself.


For more about proactive interview preparation, see http://www.adammarkus.com/mba-application-interview-strategy-3/.


Active Listening:

We will then focus on enhancing your ability to listen and engage with others during an interview. While it is important to know what you want to say, it is equally important to focus on having a conversation during an interview. Based on our experience, interviewees don't always actively listen enough. Sometimes they just focus on speaking and speaking too much at once. By focusing as much as on what the other person is saying as on what you want to say, you can better connect with an interviewer, which is critical for making a positive impression. For some kinds of interviews, such as Wharton's Group Interview, active listening is critical because you have to engage with other members of your interview group.


After a brief introduction, there will be active listening group exercises monitored by both instructors.


Cost:   16,200 yen paid in advance by bank transfer

19,000 yen if paid in cash on the day of the event. (all prices are inclusive of 8% sales tax)

Prepayment is mandatory. The October 11th event payment is due by October 5th. The October 24th event payment is due by the 16th. If we cannot confirm your payment by the due date, you will need to pay in cash on the day of the event.


Recording: We encourage you to audio record the workshop. To protect your personal information please do not reveal anything about yourself that you would be uncomfortable having recorded by others. Therefore changing the name of your company, clients, etc. is highly advised during participatory parts of the workshop.


To make a reservation and arrange for payment, please email John Couke at john.couke@gmail.com

-Adam Markus
I am a graduate admissions consultant who works with clients worldwide. If you would like to arrange an initial consultation, please complete my intake form. Please don't email me any essays, other admissions consultant's intake forms, your life story, or any long email asking for a written profile assessment. The only profiles I assess are those with people who I offer initial consultations to. Please note that initial consultations are not offered when I have reached full capacity or when I determine that I am not a good fit with an applicant.
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