MBA Handicap: HBS Interview Pitfalls for 780 Types of GMAT

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When you can score 780 on the GMAT, which puts you in the top 1% of test takers globally, your MBA candidacy is at the top of the list in every business school. Add to that a 3.8 GPA in computer science from the University of Washington and you have a pretty formidable candidate.

Yet there is more. Saidutt earned two promotions at one of the world’s most admired companies, Microsoft, where he is a software engineer. By the time he signs up, he will have been with Microsoft for four years.

Armed with this exceptional experience, Saidutt is targeting all M7 business schools, with the exception of Columbia Business School which he replaced with the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Her post-MBA career focus is product management, preferably in EdTech or management consulting.

In this episode of Friday’s With Sandy, HBSGuru.com founder Sandy Kreisberg is understandably quite positive about Saidutt’s chances, even though he’s still in the most crowded part of the elite MBA candidate pool. So, instead of just giving this candidate a high chance of admission, Kreisberg focused on the types of questions he would likely get on an HBS interview.

Watch Sandy try to trip him by grilling him in this fake interview.

If you would like to participate in a future Fridays With Sandy webinar, you can contact Sandy and Poets&Quants Founder John A. Byrne here.

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