Interviews

Confessions of an International Applicant

Vantage Point recently had the chance to catch up with Katrin, a recent Columbia Business School grad and busy management consultant based in New York City. We asked her a few questions about her experience applying to business school as an international applicant and all the unique challenges that brings. Read below for her candid and...

Confessions of a Younger Applicant

Vantage Point had the pleasure of interviewing Anjelica, a Columbia Business School graduate, about her experience as a younger MBA applicant with <2 years of experience. She’s now a successful finance professional at a major bank in New York City and a valuable resource for anyone with a non-traditional pre-MBA career or limited pre-MBA work experience....

An Alumni Interviewer’s Advice for Off Campus Interviews

What makes for a strong performance in an alumni interview? Simple. Show that you’ve done your homework. About the school, but also about yourself. With alumni interviews you need to start by recognizing your audience. Your interviewer, who is probably doing 3-4 interviews a year, will have a combination of self-righteousness as their role of “gate keeper,”...