Stanford GSB | Mr. Co-Founder & Analytics Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 7.4 out of 10.0 - 4th in Class
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Environmental Sustainability
GMAT N/A, GPA 7.08
Columbia | Mr. Old Indian Engineer
GRE 333, GPA 67%
Chicago Booth | Ms. CS Engineer To Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.31
Chicago Booth | Mr. Private Equity To Ed-Tech
GRE 326, GPA 3.4
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Trucking
GMAT 640, GPA 3.82
Harvard | Mr. Athlete Turned MBB Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Ross | Mr. Low GRE Not-For-Profit
GRE 316, GPA 74.04% First Division (No GPA)
Harvard | Mr. Marine Pilot
GMAT 750, GPA 3.98
Ross | Mr. Civil Rights Lawyer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.62
Harvard | Mr. Climate
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Stanford GSB | Mr. Seeking Fellow Program
GMAT 760, GPA 3
Harvard | Mr. Army Intelligence Officer
GRE 334, GPA 3.97
Harvard | Ms. Data Analyst In Logistics
GRE 325, GPA 4
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Comeback Story
GRE 313, GPA 2.9
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Green Financing
GRE 325, GPA 3.82
Harvard | Mr. Gay Singaporean Strategy Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.3
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Bangladeshi Data Scientist
GMAT 760, GPA 3.33
Ross | Ms. Packaging Manager
GMAT 730, GPA 3.47
Columbia | Mr. MD/MBA
GMAT 670, GPA 3.77
MIT Sloan | Mr. Marine Combat Arms Officer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
Ross | Mr. Automotive Compliance Professional
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Darden | Mr. MBB Aspirant/Tech
GMAT 700, GPA 3.16
Kellogg | Mr. PM To Tech Co.
GMAT 720, GPA 3.2
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Chess Professional
GRE 317, GPA 8.7
Stanford GSB | Mr. Deferred Asian Entrepreneur
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Yale | Mr. IB To Strategy
GRE 321, GPA 3.6

25 Oddball Questions Asked of Job Candidates

When MBA students interview for jobs, potential employers often throw some wild curve balls at them. Years ago, an investment bank was banned from recruiting at one prominent business school after it asked female candidates if they would abort their children if pregnant in order to complete a crucial assignment for a client.

Each year now, Glassdoor.com lists 25 oddball questions shared on its website by interview candidates. In 2011, job applicants posted nearly 100,000 interview questions. Though all of the top 25 oddball queries were not directed exclusively at MBA students, many of them come from companies that literally make the MBA market, including Amazon.com, Deloitte, Google and Ernst & Young.

Here’s Glassdoor’s pick of the 25 most oddball questions of the year.

1. “How many people are using Facebook in San Francisco at 2:30 pm on a Friday?” – view answers Asked at GoogleMore Google interview questions.

2. “Just entertain me for five minutes, I’m not going to talk.” – view answers Asked at AcostaMore Acosta interview questions.

3. “If Germans were the tallest people in the world, how would you prove it?” – view answers Asked at Hewlett-PackardMore Hewlett-Packard interview questions.

4. “What do you think of garden gnomes?” – view answers Asked at Trader Joe’sMore Trader Joe’s interview questions.

5. “Is your college GPA reflective of your potential?” – view answers Asked at the Advisory BoardMore Advisory Board interview questions.

6. “Would Mahatma Gandhi have made a good software engineer?” –view answers Asked at DeloitteMore Deloitte interview questions.

7. “If you could be #1 employee but have all your coworkers dislike you or you could be #15 employee and have all your coworkers like you, which would you choose?” – view answers Asked at ADPMore ADP interview questions.

8. “How would you cure world hunger?” – view answers Asked at Amazon.comMore Amazon.com interview questions.

9. “Room, desk and car – which do you clean first?” – view answers Asked at PinkberryMore Pinkberry interview questions.

10. “Does life fascinate you?” – view answers Asked at Ernst & YoungMore Ernst & Young interview questions.

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