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Tsinghua University MIF Interview

About MIF Interviews:

Academic and professional admissions depend on interviews. It helps evaluate candidates’ credentials, talents, and personality. Interviews allow assessors to interact with applicants and make holistic judgements. This crucial step helps institutions to discover the most promising individuals who can succeed in their programmes.

Typical Interview Method:

Interviews usually include numerous steps to evaluate an applicant’s profile. Based on academic records, essays, and recommendation letters, individuals are shortlisted. Interviews might be face-to-face, telephonic, or video-based for shortlisted candidates.

The interview assesses an applicant’s topic knowledge, problem-solving, communication, critical thinking, and programme fit. They may ask broad and particular questions to gauge the applicant’s intelligence. Interviewers analyse motivation, personality, and fit with the institution’s ideals in addition to academic ability.

Interview panels use established criteria for fairness and uniformity. Academics, extracurriculars, leadership, and problem-solving may be considered. To evaluate a candidate’s capacity to collaborate, think critically, and solve issues under pressure, interviews may include practical exercises, group discussions, or case studies.

In conclusion, admission interviews help schools find extraordinary people with the talents, qualifications, and personality to succeed in their programmes. The systematic process allows evaluators to make educated selections and choose a varied and skilled group.

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Tsinghua University MIF Interview Questions – 1

The interviewer asked me:

  1. To walk him through my resume.
  2. Why MBA? Why Now?
  3. Why cambridge? What’s something you like?
  4. If you had one minute to appeal to the Admission Committee, what would you say?
  5. What makes a good leader?
  6. Tell me about an experience where you worked in a team?
  7. Your proudest achievement
  8. One thing you regret in your career

The interview went well indeed!

Tsinghua University MIF Interview Questions – 2

The questions asked were easy and normal. It went on for around 30 minutes or so.

  1. Walk me through your resume
  2. What are your career goals? Why do you want to do an MBA?
  3. What has been the biggest achievement in your life?
  4. What is your management style?
  5. Describe a time when you failed in a team.
  6. What do you think are your weaknesses?
  7. Any questions you would like to ask?

Overall the interview went well.

Tsinghua University MIF Interview Questions – 3

My interviewer was a professor on operations management and research and we had the interview in her faculty chamber. It lasted about 25 minutes and I saw it more as Story-boarding exercise rather than an interrogative deep dive into your resume or behavioural questions (since most of these are covered in the essays). And it definitely was a 2 way process with the professor talking a bit about what Cambridge can offer in line with my goals.

– Why MBA (I also did a 1 min elevator pitch with her permission so that she knows my background and how the MBA fits into the larger picture)

– Why Cambridge (Some exaplanation from her on what are Cambridges values and expectations from a Candidate, after I completed my answer)

– We discussed a bit about Cambridge’s faculty, books etc.

– Why 1 yr and long-term goals (got answered in the above 2 questions)

– What would be your post-mba job? why?

– She talked a bit about Cambridge’s learning centres and Entrepreneurship, which gave me an opportunity to talk about my role in Clubs and what activities I will do while on-campus

– we broke out talking a bit about running/extra-curriculars in-between.

She then requested a few questions and I had 3, which meant we spent some more time talking. Towards the end of the interview, when we walked back to the common room she asked me about other schools I applied too and was surprised I did not apply to Oxford Said, despite working in Oxford city. I had a solid rationale to explain and that was a great closing note for us to part.

We invite candidates to come to Cambridge for an evening and a day to interview with a member of faculty, talk about their career ambitions with a professional coach, and network with fellow candidates at a Cambridge College dinner. Compared to many programmes, this process is fairly extensive – so why do we do it like this and what do candidates gain from the experience?

Tsinghua University MIF Interview Questions – 4

I was interviewed at the College, on Feb 26, 18

The Ultimate Decision: Admitted

“Cambridge did an incredible job hosting gathering where the interviews took place. We got to Queen’s College in time for dinner, and the evening began with some networking drinks with a larger group of individuals than I had anticipated (maybe 75 or so). The dinner was delicious, and the candidates who sat next to me were wonderful company for the rest of the evening and the next day.

The following morning, at 8:30 a.m., we reported to the building housing the business school, where we were greeted with beverages and some simple breakfast fare. We were also given our agenda for the day.

Everyone’s day was different, but mine began with a faculty interview (which was over and done with before many others!), continued with a presentation on ” why Cambridge” (at which everyone was present), included a ” careers workshop” led by a careers consultant, included lunch with current students, and concluded with a walking tour of Cambridge.

The interview itself consisted of a walk through my profession, my reasoning behind attending business school, and my thoughts on life following, along with a couple of problems that were a bit challenging. Compared to past interviews, this one had a more serious tone and felt less like a casual conversation.

Tsinghua University MIF Interview Questions – 5

I was interviewed at the College, on Feb 26, 18

The Ultimate Decision: Admitted

“Cambridge did an incredible job hosting gathering where the interviews took place. We got to Queen’s College in time for dinner, and the evening began with some networking drinks with a larger group of individuals than I had anticipated (maybe 75 or so). The dinner was delicious, and the candidates who sat next to me were wonderful company for the rest of the evening and the next day.

The following morning, at 8:30 a.m., we reported to the building housing the business school, where we were greeted with beverages and some simple breakfast fare. We were also given our agenda for the day.

Everyone’s day was different, but mine began with a faculty interview (which was over and done with before many others!), continued with a presentation on ” why Cambridge” (at which everyone was present), included a ” careers workshop” led by a careers consultant, included lunch with current students, and concluded with a walking tour of Cambridge.

The interview itself consisted of a walk through my profession, my reasoning behind attending business school, and my thoughts on life following, along with a couple of problems that were a bit challenging. Compared to past interviews, this one had a more serious tone and felt less like a casual conversation.

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