After completion of Round 1 of submissions, there comes the interview time. While the b-school gets an idea about what you bring to the table through applications, an interview helps to know a candidate better. Many of you may be contemplating the type of questions, which will be thrown at you during the review; what to say, how to answer, what not to say. A note regarding the ISB interview tips would just be right for you. So, here it goes.
- Why MBA? This might be the first question you will be asked. You definitely have a past experience. You’ve done something and now you’ve plans for your future. So, how will the MBA fit into your future plan? Express your goals for how an MBA will create an impact on your future. Connect your role to your post-MBA objectives as much as you can. The exact responsibilities, roles and industry you want to be are not vital, what’s important is that you’ve thought about your future plans and an MBA fits well with that.
- The interview panel has read your ISB essays and gone through your resume. But they might not have an access to your GMAT and academic scores. So, they might question on you about the answers you have given to the ISB essay questions and about your experience that related to your work. The learnings, which you’ve derived from your place of work, the type of initiative you have revealed, the leadership potential you’ve displayed, how you contributed to your team etc with precise examples is what ISB wants to know. However, be prepared to get questions on any aspect of the application. The b-school typically doesn’t go outside of what’s mentioned in the application.
- Communication skill is a crucial aspect of an interview. Your language, how you converse, your listening ability, lucidity of thought, your level of confidence, are all that the interview panel looks at. Can you be pressurized very easily? How well are you able to express yourself while discussing on something? All these things will be considered by an interview panel. So, prepare yourself accordingly when appearing for an interview.
- Finally, the most important ISB interview tip is that you should be honest and be yourself.
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