This blog post is part of our weekly "Application Insider" blog post series that provides insider information, tips, and advice about applying to the UCLA Anderson MBA program.
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Interviews are a way for us to get to know you as an individual and understand how you’d fit into our community and benefit from our career counseling. UCLA Anderson is a very collaborative school which is why the majority of our interviews are conducted by second year full-time MBA students. We feel that it is important to include our current students in selecting the next class, and they are also the best resource for you to ask how student life really is here.
Here are the five most important interview tips to help you succeed:
- Treat the interview with the same professionalism that you would an employment interview. Be on time, dress professionally, and make sure that your resume is up-to-date.
- Be prepared to succinctly walk your interviewer through your resume in 2-3 minutes, highlighting key milestones and achievements.
- Be clear about why you are pursuing an MBA and why UCLA Anderson is a good fit for you. Know yourself, where you’ve been, where you want to go, and how UCLA Anderson fits in your story.
- Treat the interview as a conversation. The interview is an opportunity not only to share your story, but also to learn from your interviewer.
- Showcase your personality, share what you are passionate about, and demonstrate how you can contribute to our community.
Remember to relax, be genuine and enjoy getting to know your interviewer. For any additional information on the admissions interview or the admissions process in general, I encourage you to review our Requirements and FAQ webpages. If you have any questions throughout the application or admissions process, please do not hesitate to contact the MBA Admissions and Financial Aid Office by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (310) 825-6944.
Make sure to check back next week for the next "Application Insider" blog post about ACADEMICS!