When you consider compare this with the universe of schools out there, you know that the trend is far from catching up. While the post says video essays, there are three types therein. For most schools, this is an opportunity to see you and hear you even before putting the effort of an actual interview. Most applications would give you some practice questions to test the technology interface and your preparedness and then would have anywhere from questions to respond to.
At the last count, we know of about 6 schools that have this component tell us if you know of more — Kellogg 10 practice; 2 actual ; Rotman 2 actual ; Schulich 5 practice; 2 actual ; INSEAD 4 actual ; Yale 3 practice; 1 actual and Queens 4 actual. The best way to prepare for this is to consider this as an actual interview preparation. The questions vary wildly across schools but a few sample ones could be — tell us about yourself; why are you interested in our program.
The wacky ones could be — if you had a ticket to anywhere, where would you go and why. These questions are designed to be impromptu. We recommend you prepare all the usual MBA interview questions. Authenticity is the key to a good response Be technology ready. Make sure you have a good working camera, mic, a silent room, a good and neutral background.
These go a LONG way in leaving a strong impression. Remember, body language is the key part of communications. Read this article on improving communication skills.
On the above note, dress for the occasion. Write it down on a piece of paper if you have to, but make sure you do not look at the paper while recording the response.
Most of these will have the option of other mediums — written essay, power point, sometimes a bit more exotic. The primary motive behind this option is to provide you a chance at being creative. So, choose this only if you feel you do have at least some creativity in you instead of relying on someone to do it for you entirely.
The canvas here is usually quite broad with the prompt either being — share anything or introduce yourself. Think about the topic if there is one and then come with a potential theme. In most cases, the question is about introducing yourself. And now think about how you can do that creatively. Outdoor shoots?
Something else? Basically, let your imagination go wild. Technicalities matter. Again, unlike the previous version, the quality of video production matters. Get intelligent yourself or rope in someone who knows the stuff if you do the latter, make sure to acknowledge them in the end of the video credits or some such. Successful submissions in the past have had really impressive production quality — though there is no set norm here.
Only later did the school find out on interviewing the student that he couldn't speak English. When pressed, the student said that his father had helped him compile the essays, but Prof.
Dubey then discovered that the person in question was an illiterate farmer. And the situation was far from isolated. Dubey says. Clicking on the link takes them to a secure page where they are given three questions randomly generated from a stockpile of more than They're then asked to talk into the camera to record their responses. Questions are broken into differing blocks, ranging from current events to personal information.
For some, it's a refreshing change. Dubey says the school will extend video interview opportunities to about applicants, with roughly to of those being invited to a traditional sit-down interview with the admissions office, the final step in the application process. Story continues below advertisement Story continues below advertisement Prof.
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Not that very many but yeah, it is a lot more than in when there were 2 school applications that probably had this feature. Dubey says. Technicalities matter. The reason business schools introduced the MBA video essays was that they were looking for more authentic replies from applicants, without the direct support of admissions consultants and other professionals.
Dubey says. The challenging part is to locate the good videos that were successful. And the situation was far from isolated. On the above note, dress for the occasion. Only later did the school find out on interviewing the student that he couldn't speak English. The canvas here is usually quite broad with the prompt either being — share anything or introduce yourself.
Story continues below advertisement "It's not the best analogy, but I like to tell people who are nervous about it that it's kind of like a first date. The key here is to blend in with the theme and the surrounding so you appear natural and not fake. Most applications would give you some practice questions to test the technology interface and your preparedness and then would have anywhere from questions to respond to. Only later did the school find out on interviewing the student that he couldn't speak English.