Can you believe we're approaching the end of 2011? Admissions interviews have been taking place over the past several weeks, so I thought now would be a good time for a blog post on this topic. UCLA Anderson's interviews are by invitation only, and we will contact you via email if selected. Our website has detailed information on the admissions interview, and below I've addressed some common questions we receive about the process.
- When will the admissions office let me know if I'm selected for an interview? We've prioritized file reading to get invitations out as quickly as possible. Interview invitations will go out regularly until mid-January except during the university-wide campus closure from December 22-January 2.
- Where do interviews take place? Either on-campus with current students or admissions officers, off-campus with alumni in cities around the world, or virtually via Skype with students or admissions officers. All interviews regardless of location are weighed equally, as all interviewers are trained on the same evaluation metrics.
- What sorts of questions should I be prepared for? Questions revolve around your reasons for an MBA, career goals, interest in UCLA Anderson, and professional/personal experiences as outlined in your application materials. As an interviewee, you should be prepared to provide insightful responses showcasing strong communication skills, demonstrating knowledge of our program, and ultimately expressing why you are a great fit for UCLA Anderson. Also, remember that this is also an opportunity for you to learn more about us, so arrive with thoughtful questions for your interviewer too!
Receiving an interview invitation indicates that you made a pretty compelling case for yourself on paper, so continue the positive momentum by making an equally strong case in person.