Aringo client accepted to Wharton with a $80,000 scholarship

Aringo client, GMAT score of 650, accepted to MIT!

Aringo's Chicago admission rate is 54% higher than Chicago’s regular admission rate.

Two Aringo clients accepted to Kellogg with $60,000 scholarships

Aringo client, GMAT score of 580, accepted to Harvard!

Aringo's Columbia admission rate is 50% higher than Columbia’s regular admission rate.

Aringo client accepted to Harvard with a $65,000 scholarship

Aringo client, GMAT score of 640, accepted to Wharton!

Aringo's Harvard admission rate is 45% higher than Harvard's regular admission rate.

Aringo client accepted to Chicago with a $140,000 scholarship

Aringo client, GMAT score of 670, accepted to Harvard!

Aringo's INSEAD admission rate is 106% higher than INSEAD's regular admission rate.

Three Aringo clients accepted to Chicago with scholarships of $130,000 each!

Aringo client, GMAT score of 630, accepted to INSEAD!

Aringo's Kellogg admission rate is 90% higher than Kellogg’s regular admission rate.

Two Aringo clients accepted to Chicago with scholarships of $110,000 each

Two Aringo clients, GMAT scores of 660, accepted to Harvard!

Aringo's LBS admission rate is 238% higher than LBS’s regular admission rate.

Two Aringo clients accepted to Chicago with scholarships of $125,000 each

Aringo client, GMAT score of 640, accepted to Kellogg!

Aringo's MIT admission rate is 123% higher than MIT’s regular admission rate.

Aringo client accepted to NYU with a $45,000 scholarship

Aringo client, GMAT score of 660, accepted to Wharton!

Aringo's Stanford admission rate is 114% higher than Stanford’s regular admission rate.

Four Aringo clients accepted to Stanford with scholarships of $20,000 each

Aringo client, GMAT score of 630, accepted to LBS!

Aringo's Wharton admission rate is 66% higher than Wharton’s regular admission rate.

Aringo client accepted to Darden with a $34,000 scholarship

Aringo client accepted to Columbia with a $30,000 scholarship

Aringo client, GMAT score of 640, accepted to Duke!

Aringo client has been offered a $40,000 scholarship to attend Tuck

Two Aringo clients, GMAT scores of 640 accepted to INSEAD!

Aringo client has been offered a $22,000 scholarship to attend Kellogg

Three Aringo clients, GMAT scores of 680 accepted to MIT!

Two Aringo clients have received $25,000 scholarships to attend Wharton

Aringo client, GMAT score of 600, accepted to Duke!

Two Aringo clients have been accepted to Stanford with scholarships of $30,000 each

Aringo client accepted to Wharton with a $50,000 scholarship

Aringo client accepted to UCLA with a $35,000 scholarship

Five Aringo clients accepted to Michigan with a $20,000 scholarship each

 

A Bit About Admission Interviews

Following the initial screening of applicants, most leading business schools invite candidates to the "second stage" of the admissions process - the admission interview. Approximately 30%-50% of applicants are usually invited to interviews. However, some schools, such as Kellogg, interview all applicants prior to submitting applications, as an integral part of the admissions process.

Usually, candidates can choose between on-campus or off-campus interviews. If the interview is conducted on campus, the interviewer may be a member of the admissions committee (for example at Cornell) or a student (for example at Wharton). Off-campus interviews are usually conducted by alumni.

Dress Code
For on-campus interviews, business attire is recommended and often required. Business attire includes a suit, tie and black dress shoes (thin-soled, with black socks).
Business casual dress usually includes khaki pants, a button-down shirt and black shoes. In the winter, a sweater may be worn over the shirt. Some candidates prefer adding a tie and/or jacket.

Preparation
Good preparation is the key to success at admissions interviews. Discussion groups, students, alumni, books and admissions counselors can all be helpful in learning as much as possible about the school's methods and approach towards interviews.
Aringo offers a professional interview preparation service, based on systematic collection of questions used in prior interviews, and on interview simulation practice. To start the process, please fill out the information request form.

The admissions committee allows interviewers significant leeway with regard to the style of interview and questions asked. Therefore, learning as much as possible about your interviewer in advance is recommended: what is his/her style? What is his/her background? Which questions has s/he asked in the past? Students, alumni, forums and admissions counselors can provide this information.

We strongly recommend preparing extensively for your interview. In our experience, those candidates who devote tens of hours to preparation are those who do the best on interviews. Preparation should focus on selecting and phrasing your key messages and expressing them orally, under pressure. Conduct as many mock (simulation) interviews as possible: with alumni who have experience interviewing, with friends and family, with professional advisors and with other candidates. Mock interviews will not only provide quality feedback and ideas for improvement, they will also help you feel comfortable and confident in an interview setting and practice your English in case it's not your native language.

The interview - 8 Basic Tips
1. Obvious but important - be on time! If you are late, apologize.
2. Turn off your cell phone and any other mobile device before the interview.
3. A common mistake is giving long-winded answers to questions. Speak briefly and to the point.
4. Be positive. Try to avoid words such as "no", "impossible", "isn't" etc. Almost any message can also be phrased in a positive manner.
5. Truth wins. The more honest you are, the stronger impression you will make - not only in what you say but in giving an impression of confidence and calm.
6. Strengthen your answers by offering specific examples.
7. Be prepared to answer the three basic questions: Why MBA? Why at our school? Why now?
8. On-campus interviews are sometimes preferable - it depends on your abilities and which school you applied to. Carefully consider the choice of on-campus vs. off-campus interview according to your situation.

After the interview
Send a brief email to your interviewer thanking him/her for devoting the time to your interview.

Your admissions interview will likely be just the first of a long series of interviews that you will have in your years at business school. Regardless of the result of your application, it is recommended to ask your interviewer for feedback after you receive a response from the school regarding your candidacy. Use this feedback to improve your performance on future interviews.

Good luck!



To get your interview preparation started, please fill out the Information Request Form

See also: Common Interview Questions

 

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