n buisness adinistation,Are you an MBA aspirant? Would you like to know how real students navigated their way through the challenging business school admission process and B school itself? If yes, this blog post is for you.
Poonam, CEO and founder of myEssayReview, has interviewed some of her successful students about their application journey and B school experience. The new admits have shared their application experience, background, career objectives, and challenges their faced during the process. The first- and second-year students at some of the top MBA programs ( Kellogg, Ross, and UCLA) have also shared their B school experience as well as advice to the incoming students .
Hope their stories will provide new applicants with fresh insights into the process and help them build effective strategy for their B School application.
Here is a compilation of 7 video interviews along with their transcripts
Mansi, a Delhi IIT civil engineer, was accepted into 5 top MBA programs– Kellogg, Wharton, INSEAD, Stanford, and Harvard. Mansi is first year student at her dream school, Harvard.
In this video interview, Mansi discusses:
- Background,Goals, Why MBA, and Preference for HBS,
- Her Application Strategy, Planning, and Preparation
- Most Chaellenging aprt of teh applaication process
- Her advice on video essays
- Her success mantra
- Her personal interests and hobbies
Nithish, a re-applicant with adegree in machanical engineering, was accepted into 5 good MBA programs- McCombs, UNC Kenan Flagler, Kelley, Mays, and Rice, three with substantial scholarships. He chose Rice.
In this video interview, Nithish talks about:
- His background,
- Planning for MBA, Planning for GMAT
- Career Goals
- Why Rice is the best' fit' for him
- Challenges during the application process
- Tips for reapplicants
- Interests/ hobbies
Eduardo Silva, a Brazilain candidate with a bachelors degree in buisness adminsitation, received admit offers from UCLA, Yale, and Kellogg with substantial scholarships (Kellogg:70K Donald Jacobs scholarship, Yale SOM: 20k scholarship, UCLA Anderson: 70k scholarship). He chose Kellogg.
In a candid video interview, Eduardo Silva shares the following:
- His background and career goals
- His application experience
- The most challenging part of the application process
- His preference for Kellogg over other top programs
- His amazing experiences at Kellogg that transformed him
- His advice to incoming students, especially international students about career goals, involvement in campus events and recruitment process
Pablo, a Chilean candidate with a degree in industrial engineering, was accepted into full time MBA program of Michigan Ross with 100% scholarship.
In a video conversation, Pablo, shares the following:
- His Background
- Career goals and Why MBA
- His application strategy, planning, and experience
- The challenges he faced during the process,
- His amazing experiences at Ross
- His valuable advice for the prospective applicants regarding application process, goals, campus life, and recruitment
With a non- competitive GMAT score, Saurav, an Indian mechanical engineer, got accepted into two top part-time MBA programs- UCLA Anderson (FEMBA) and Kellogg ( weekend). He decided in favor of UCLA Anderson.
In a video interview, Saurav, shares the following:
- His background/ career goals
- His preference for UCLA over Kelloggand favorite aspec of UCLA FEMBA program
- Challenges faced during the application process
- His career goals
- Strategy of work- life-school balance
- His advice to part time students regarding application process, campus life, work life school balance, GMAT score, and networking opportunities
Arjun, a 30 years old Indian software engineer with 10 years of professional experience, was accepted into 2 top MBA programs– ISB and Oxford Said. Arjun decided in favor of Oxford Said Business School.
In this video interview, Arjun talks about:
- His background
- Career aspirations
- Application strategy, challenges during the application process
- His advice to prospective applicants reagrding application, GMAT, and resume
- His insights on the chances of older candidates for MBA programs
Prasanth, a software engineer, decided to go for management education after a few internships post undergrad. He was accepted by MIM program of ESSEC business school.
In a video interview, Prasanth talks about:
- His background,
- Career aspirations
- Application strategy
- The challenges he faced during the application process,
- His ‘fit ‘with the MIM program of ESSEC Business School
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