Harvard | Mr. Healthcare IT
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MIT Sloan | Mr. Auto Engineer
GRE 323, GPA 8.08/10
Harvard | Mr. Government Entrepreneur
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Cornell Johnson | Mr. Startup Experience
GMAT 700, GPA 8.1/10
Harvard | Mr. Strategy Consultant Middle East
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Wharton | Mr. MedTech PM
GMAT 770, GPA 3.58
MIT Sloan | Ms. Technology And Tax
GMAT Waiver at MIT, GPA 3.42
Kellogg | Mr. Sick To Fit
GMAT 730, GPA 3.5
NYU Stern | Ms. Indian PC
GRE 328, GPA 3.2
Wharton | Mr. Chemical Engineering Dad
GMAT 710, GPA 3.50
Kellogg | Mr. Energy Strategy Consultant
GMAT 740, GPA 2.4 undergrad, 3.7 Masters of Science
Harvard | Mr. French In Japan
GMAT 720, GPA 14,3/20 (French Scale), Top 10%
Harvard | Mr. Low GPA Ex-MBB
GMAT 750, GPA 3.0
Tuck | Mr. Energy Saver
GMAT 760, GPA 8.98/10.0
Chicago Booth | Mr. Sustainable Minimalist
GMAT 712, GPA 7.3
Wharton | Mr. Non-Profit Researcher
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Kellogg | Mr. Another Strategy Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 5.5/10
Harvard | Mr. Med Device Manufacturing
GRE 326, GPA 2.9
Columbia | Mr. Consultant Transitioning To Family Venture
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Wharton | Mr. First Generation College Graduate
GRE 324, GPA Low
Berkeley Haas | Ms. Want To Make An Impact
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Columbia | Mr. Pharmacy District Manager
GMAT 610, GPA 3.2
Ross | Mr. Military To Corporate
GRE 326, GPA 7.47/10
Harvard | Mr Big 4 To IB
GRE 317, GPA 4.04/5.00
Kellogg | Mr. Tech Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.9
MIT Sloan | Ms. Transportation Engineer Turn Head Of Logistics
GRE 314, GPA 3.84 (Class Topper)
Wharton | Ms. M&A Tax To Saving The World (TM)
GMAT 780, GPA 3.2

Tips For Your MBA Interview With An Alum

Tips For Your Alumni Interview

At some point in your MBA application process, you may have to participate in an interview with an alumnus.

It’s a way for adcoms to get another perspective on you as a candidate, according to Cindy Tokumitsu of Accepted.

“The adcom already sees the application; this approach gives them another set of eyes and ears, another perspective on the applicant – the perspective of someone invested in the program,” Tokumitsu writes.

But what exactly can you as an applicant do to prepare for an alumni interview?

Melissa Jones, of Fortuna Admissions, recently offered a few tips applicants can utilize to prepare.


Prior to their interview, Jones recommends that applicants do some research on their interviewers.

“Check out their profile on LinkedIn and do a Google search, at the minimum,” Jones writes. “Give some thought to what you might have in common – this can be useful as an ice-breaker.”


Often times, an interviewer will like to see that you’ve done your research thoroughly about the program.

Thus, it’s important for applicants to use the interview to ask what Jones calls the “nitty-gritty questions.”

“When it’s your turn to ask questions, use the opportunity wisely; don’t make the mistake of asking questions for which the information is easily available online,” Jones writes.


During your interview, you’re likely to be asked questions that ask you to walk through your resume or tell the interviewer a bit about yourself.

Jones recommends that applicants prepare a 30-to-60 second elevator pitch.

“Your MBA elevator pitch is a concise and compelling conversation opener that speaks to who you are, what you’re passionate about and what’s driving you to pursue your business school degree,” Jones writes. “Your goal is to both create a positive first impression and open the door to further conversation by generating interest.”

Check out the rest of the tips here.

Sources: Fortuna Admissions, Accepted

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