MBA interview insights
We began by interviewing 12 MBA students, nine that were currently in a program and three who had graduated within the past two years. Our interviews focused on if and why these students had participated in case competitions and what worked (and didn’t) in team projects.
We discussed how teams are formed, how they function, teammate communication channels and preferences, and general attitudes towards case studies. Networking for professional advancement and career path expectations were highlighted by interviewees.
Attitude insights were especially helpful. Almost all of the students we interviewed anticipated employment at a top-tier firm following graduation. In reality 30-50% don’t get an offer until after fall recruitment.