Ask The AIM Blogger
It's Admissions Season for the incoming MBA and MM students for the W. SyCip Graduate School of Business in AIM and that means people getting invited for interviews and group discussions, people taking the AIMAT and plenty of questions!
I've been getting emails and messages as of late on the topic of AIM MBA admissions and I'd like to devote some space in this blog about these inquiries. I really like answering emails, so I'm creating a little section here called "Ask The AIM Blogger."
For the first question, I got this message about interviews (I edited the message to omit some specific information):
HeyYou'll be surprised this is not the only message or email I got that asked about AIM faculty personalities. I think all of the people are just doing the necessary "intelligence" to pass the interview with flying colors.
I am to be interviewed by [AIM Faculty Name here]. Can you please give me some info about him...
...Could you please let me know more about him, like what kind of person he is and what all qualities does he talk about(or what all qualities he likes or dislikes) when he is in class?
Thanks (I know i am asking for more... but if u can please help I shall be very grateful).
My answer to this question is this: While familiarity and some background info about the interviewer will help you boost your confidence a bit, nothing beats sincerity and authenticity in getting you over the hump in interviews, especially if you're talking about AIM faculty. I have to admit, AIM professors are pretty good in spotting BS-- and based on my knowledge of them, they value honesty.
In my opinion, the best source source of confidence is that you believe in what offer and what you know, plus healthy optimism. One trick, such as knowing your interviewer, won't completely turn the tide in your favor in your MBA admission interviewer.