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CMU Tepper Interview Experiences


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CMU Tepper Interview Experience 1

GMAT: 740, Profile: IT 3 years

The questions for my interview were:

  1. Discuss your profile work & responsibilities,
  2. How does a typical work day looks like for you
  3. Why MBA , why now.
  4. Why Tepper
  5. Some leadership experience
  6. Something that you will like to share from outside work.
  7. What will be your biggest contribution to Tepper community?
  8. What do you think you have to gain most out of Tepper community?
  9. Any questions for me.

My interview was with Krystal Brooks (from the admissions committee) and lasted around 25 minutes.

CMU Tepper Interview Experience 2

GMAT: 710, Profile: Female, IT 4 years

Duration - 30 minutes

Interviewer - Krystal Brooks


  1. Walk me through your resume - academically and professionally.
  2. Why MBA and why now?
  3. Why Tepper?
  4. What plans immediately after Tepper
  5. What do you do outside work?
  6. How would you contribute to the collaborative team environment at Tepper?
  7. Any questions for us?

Overall the interview was very relaxed. She was very encouraging while I was answering the questions.

CMU Tepper Interview Experience 3

I was interviewed by the Director of Admissions and the interview lasted for almost 45 minutes. It was a conversational interview. I was asked the following questions.

  1. Run me through your resume
  2. Talk about your short term and long term goals
  3. Why MBA & Why Tepper
  4. Have you ever led cross functional teams. If yes share few experiences
  5. What is your typical day at work like? What are your hobbies
  6. Talk about your experience of staying in US. What did you like / dislike

CMU Tepper Interview Experience 4

A member of the admissions committee conducted my telephonic interview as I am based out of India. The interviewer didn’t has access to my profile before the interview. We started off with a chit chat and moved on to the standard interview questions:

  1. Introduction & job responsibilities
  2. Goals post MBA and Why MBA now
  3. Why Tepper?
  4. What inspired me to apply to Tepper
  5. How will I add value to Tepper community
  6. Situations where I have emerged as a team leader
  7. Hobbies & Interests

My interview lasted for 20 min after which I asked him one question.

CMU Tepper Interview Experience 5

I had a telephonic interview with an adcom member. It was a blind interview. The interviewer had no access to my application and hence was not aware of my profile. I think his aim in first couple of minutes was to make me comfortable so he started on a very conversational note. I was asked very regular questions:

  1. Why MBA now? Why Tepper?
  2. Short term and long term goals?
  3. Examples of teamwork & leadership
  4. How will you add value to Tepper community?
  5. Interests/ Hobbies - there was a good discussion on this.

My interview didn’t last very long. It lasted for 20-25 minutes including my questions.

CMU Tepper Interview Experience 6

I was interviewed by an Adcom member and my interview was not a blind interview as the interviewer had scrutinized my app before the interview and was well aware of everything I had mentioned. Questions thrown at me:

  1. Talk about your professional journey and where does MBA fit in.
  2. Discuss your short-term and long-term goals.
  3. Why did you choose Tepper for MBA?
  4. Give me an example of teamwork and leadership
  5. Which clubs do you intend to join at Tepper
  6. Hobbies

The interview was very conversational and friendly and lasted for little less than an hour. I asked few questions which I had in mind and the adcom member did a great job of addressing all my queries and making me excited about the school.