Getting to the interview table is no mean feat. The achievement however becomes obscure if the interview is not converted into an admit. The application process is successful when one receives the interview invite. It means that the application has been enticing enough for the school to decide to meet you to consider admitting you. However, the final toast can be raised after the final MBA admit is recieved. In ourIndividual Mock Interviews and Feedback Sessions, our mentors assist you to structure your thoughts to seal the deal as the school's future alumnus.
For MBA interview preparation, we like to work inwards, starting with a profile evaluation, shortlisting of schools that befit the profile, then targeting the ideal score that can be achieved in a given timeline.
Applications to Indian School of Business and other Ivy league schools do not depend on only the GMAT scores. There are many cases where even a high GMAT has not resulted in a clear admit. It is well known that MBA admissions team evaluates the candidates on a 360 degree leadership criteria not only on a high GMAT score. This evaluation at ISB is done after a multi tiered process in which the ISB Essays, GMAT scores, Goals in life, Grades, Multifaceted Profile and finally the ISB interview are all equally important.
A well groomed personality with awareness on all accounts and a balanced inner core empathetic towards the world is what makes a great MBA profile. What the admissions committee looks for during an ISB interview are leadership potential, teamwork, clarity of goals primarily. A strong core becomes visible only when we strive and achieve. Failure and how we deal with failure is of great value. The energy to fight back a situation and find solutions is what an MBA is and does. The business environment is ever changing and needs the inner resilience to outshine in spite of all odds.
An interview is a great opportunity to make a mark. It leaves a lasting impression on both the parties involved. As an interviewee the key objective is to use every question to assert the fact that you are the one for the job. The interviewer is there to find the right guy! The questions are meant to probe the areas of your personality which fit the gap. It is a once in a lifetime chance for the interviewee to set the expectations and steer his life towards unparalleled success after ISB.
In an MBA admissions interview typically there is no right or wrong answer. The questions are more guided to find the person within and the motivations that guide you. Therefore instead of theoretical discussions the interviewee can better demonstrate his capabilities by stating instances. To begin with an interview preparation, it’s best to first spend time to collate most of the experiences of life and career onto paper and then categorise them.
An engaging and fruitful interview is one in which the dialog is based on experiences and instances. The longer the journey inside the better is the repository of thoughts and ideas. Clarity of goals in life after ISB is very important.
The most important point of the interview process was that it is not a closed ended question answer system but a meeting to understand the case in point – i.e. whether you ( the interviewee) have enough mettle and clarity at that point in time in life to become an MBA graduate and build the leadership personality that you envisaged in your life after ISB.