Ambitious students will always be inspired to pursue MBA programs. This ambition is however realized after one has attended a business school interview for admission purposes. Some people might question the necessity of first having to attend an interview, as if you were applying for a job in a Multinational Corporation. Well, the reason is quite simple. Business schools offering MBA programs will always want to ensure that they admit students who are competent and show the potential of making meaning contributions to the business world in particular, or the world economy in general. It is a no brainier that business drives the economy. So, how do you prepare for this interview? Here is a complete guide.
Review your resume.
The first thing you should ask yourself is whether your resume is sufficient enough to impress your interviewers. A resume is an important document which has the ability to speak on your behalf; it shows your current qualifications and past achievements as well as your future ambitions. You will realize that on most occasions, you are required to send your resume to your interviewer after which you will await further communication. This essentially means that your resume will be scrutinized to determine whether you are fit for an admission.Kelloggforum.org suggests that through your resume, you should be able to articulate the impact you have made in the academic institutions you have attended and the organizations you have worked for. Besides, you should be able to show what you gained from undergraduate school and what you intend to gain from an MBA program. Always remember that business school interviews are no different from the ones you have already attended; review you resume and adjust it accordingly to show your competence and leadership abilities.
Furnish yourself with information about the school.
Most interviewers will ask you quite a number of questions regarding the particular business school where you are intending to pursue an MBA program. It is strongly recommended that you visit the prospective student campus to equip yourself with firsthand information. MBA applicants should also be able to answer diverse questions such as why they chose a particular business school instead of others offering the same program. You should be able to convincingly display your conviction towards the preferred campus.
Practice answering questions.Of course your interviewers have to test how knowledgeable you are in the related field. Practice answering questions such that you are on the right side of things because these questions are used to determine your suitability and interest in the MBA program. Rehearse also on answering open ended questions.
Business schools are in fact lenient enough to offer students the actual questions that will be used during the interview. This means that you have the chance to get every question right, just as any other MBA applicant who will have access to the actual questions prior to the interview. However, it is important to understand that interviewers are looking for much more than just right answers. The difference is in how you answer them; preferably with deep insight and focus.
Finally, dress smart!