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Cambridge Judge Interview Preparation package
Skype Interview, Round 1
I was interviewed by a Professor over a Skype call. The interview lasted for about 25 minutes. It was more like a conversation. I shortly introduced my self and briefly answered questions regarding my essays. This was followed by a short discussion about my post MBA goals, basically to delve how deep I had gone into researching my options. Other questions were about how I could contribute to the school, my leadership style and the book I read. I have sent a short thank you note to the interviewer. Awaiting results.
On Campus Interview, Round 2
Cambridge Judge Interview day started off with preliminary remarks from the Director of the school and the director of the MBA program. Post that all candidates split off into individual interviews. Interviews are done by faculty and the director of the MBA program.
My interviewer had full access to my application form. I was asked the following questions
1) Why MBA?
2) Why Judge?
3) Why did you study the undergraduate degree that you did?
4) What’s the most challenging thing about your current work experience?
The interview also had questions about my long term goal and potential macroeconomic/industry developments related to my long term goal. It was definitely inquisitive, though not interrogative at all.
The rest of the day was pretty interesting and included sessions with career counsellor and admissions officer. The lunch and tea allowed us ample time to socialise us with current students and talk about the program and their experience.
On Campus interview
Interviews normally lasted for 30 min. All interviews were with a faculty member, assigned randomly (i.e. not matched based on applicant backgrounds).
My interview was bit unconventional. The professor I interviewed with had read my entire application, and started off by asking what questions I had for him ( normally its the other way round). I had quite a few and we spent almost half the interview answering my questions.
Then he asked me:
1. What are my post MBA career goals?
2. Why do I think Cambridge will help me achieve my career goals?
3. What will I bring to the Cambridge Judge class?
4. What’s my leadership style?
Rest of the day had an Intro to Cambridge Judge session, Careers informational session, group career discussions with one of their external career consultants and lunch/ tea with current students.