Ha. You think you’re a Zoom expert now?
We beg to differ.
Even if you’re now spending 7 hours a day in Zoom meetings, there’s still more to be learned on the best etiquette for a Zoom interview for admission to your MBA program.
Zooming with a second-year student or an admissions officer at a top business school as part of your application is not at all the same experience as Zooming with your team for your daily stand-up when you only rolled out of bed ten minutes early.
The biggest mistake you can make is underestimating the opportunity and what it takes to be there fully, ready to roll, bright and shiny and confident. Today we’re not even talking about all of the actual preparation and practice and mock interviews you should be doing. This is literally how to do Zoom for the interview itself. This list is long and some of these items are optional, but some are pretty important to implement!
First though, a coronavirus update sidebar: UC-Berkeley has announced that they don’t yet know if there will be classes on campus in the Fall, but that they “plan to continue to offer remote instruction as an option for Fall 2020, even if classes are held in-person” (from an email that was sent to students). This may be the policy that many other schools adopt. Perhaps that helps with your own planning purposes as an incoming student? You can read more on our previous predictions posts on the topic.
Okay, let’s talk Zoom interview tips. Many of these also apply for schools like Kellogg and Yale that require you to record answers to questions via video as supplements to the application, and for anyone in the recruiting process for a new job or internship, yup. Applies there too.
The first one in that category of important is:
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These are just some of the many things you should be conscious of as you prep for your big day with the admisisons person as you progress on your journey towards admission to a top MBA program!!
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