A senior geotechnical engineer, Jeremy wants an MBA degree from Harvard, INSEAD, London Business School, Cambridge or Oxford. With a 710 GMAT and a 3.7 undergraduate GPA from University of Auckland in New Zealand, his post-MBA goal is to land a consulting job at McKinsey, Bain or BCG.
In this episode of Friday’s With Sandy, HBSGuru.com founder Sandy Kreisberg advises the candidate to improve his GMAT score. The difference between a 710 and a 730 is critical, notes Sandy, even if you have to take the test three more times to get those extra 20 points.
Most of the video, however, is devoted to interview prep. Sandy puts Jeremy, born in Malaysia, through the paces of a mock session. His first question: Introduce yourself to your classmates. The ongoing back-and-forth between Sandy and Jeremy offers highly valuable advice for anyone who is about to walk into an admissions interview.