|Work Profile||IT Consulting, Cisco Systems, 1 year 8 months of Work Ex|
|Interviewers’ Profile||P1- AlumP2- AlumP3- Alum|
|Your Opinion on the approach of the interviewers and their key focus||Conversation based approach, lots of cross questioning on my essays to verify whatever I had mentioned, focus on clarity and vision as well stress handling.|
Qn: Tell us about the last nightmare you had?
A: I had a nightmare a couple of weeks ago, I saw that I didn’t get an interview call for ISB.
Qn: You mentioned you had applied for YLP as well, what has changed in your application since?
A: There were a few things that went against me the last time I applied, I didn’t have as much clarity on why I wanted the ISB MBA…I have matured as an individual, gained some quality work experience and improved upon my GMAT score too.
Follow-up Qn: Why ISB ?
A: There were a few core factors that helped me select ISB as a potential choice for my MBA…The focus on entrepreneurial initiatives like start up first also helped me make my decision. ROI was also a major factor.
Qn: You plan to be an entrepreneur eventually, tell us about your plan ?
A: I’d like to learn the ropes right after ISB by getting into a product management /development role in a young company and gaining some insight and cross functional experience . I have plans of delving into the domain of IoT and coming up with a product on those lines.
Follow-up Qn: Have you thought of any product, give us a brief market analysis.
A: Talked about my product and gave a market analysis and revenue projection.
Follow-up Qn: What would be some companies you look forward to work for after ISB, to gain the insight ?
Qn: Your essay talks about your passion for music, tell us more about it?
A: I talked about my band in college and the places we used to perform at.
Follow-up Qn: Why not do something in music itself ?
A: Talked about how I have previously played professionally and developed an aversion of playing under pressure rather than just a hobby. Also talked about how my prime focus was technology now.
Qn: Your essays sound so bright but talking to you in person isn’t as we expected?
A: I told them I was great at creative content writing and if I could match my written ability to my spoken I’d be the happiest person alive. Also added I had 3 months to rework my essays and right now am speaking impromptu, that might be a reason too.
Qn: Tell me the third line of the 2nd paragraph of your 2nd essay ?
A: I pointed out the exact context and they were pretty impressed.