Services: Mock Interview Sessions

Congratulations! You have progressed to the interview portion of the application process and will soon be meeting with a representative from your target MBA program. Now you must get ready for this important step. Why not gain confidence and interview experience with an in-depth preparation session?

Individual Mock Interviews

In our individual interview preparation sessions, you will meet* with an experienced mbaMission consultant who will have read either your entire application or just your resume, depending on which approach the school with which you are interviewing uses. You will then be able to plan and practice your answers to actual questions posed by your target school’s interviewers to previous applicants. Through Q&A, feedback and thorough response planning, we will help you improve the content of your answers, your time management skills and your overall presentation.

Video Essay and Video Interview Prep Service

Spontaneous recorded video essays and interviews are an innovation, allowing several business schools to get to know their candidates better. Our simple, three-step process will help you prepare for these challenging (but hopefully fun) new application components:

  • Get camera ready — We will offer best practices for effectively arranging your computer/environment to ensure that you project maturity and professionalism.
  • Practice on your own — We will share questions from actual past video essays/interviews, so that you will have the tools to independently practice and improve your improvisation skills.
  • Practice with an mbaMission Senior Consultant — Most importantly, we will create a live simulation of your target school’s video essay/interview and work with you one-on-one to ensure that you are comfortable and confident in your ability to relax, be yourself and improvise on camera.

Here is what is included:

  • Your consultant will review your application and resume in advance
  • Your consultant will also prepare a list of questions to ask you that have been asked in recent interviews for your school
  • You will meet* with your consultant for a mock interview – the interview and debrief take approximately 45 minutes (but we do not look at the clock)
  • Your consultant will debrief, including what areas the school tends to stress, how to respond to different types of questions (overview, behavioral, “what other schools are you applying to,” weakness questions, etc.) and assess your own strengths as an interviewer as well as areas to focus on to strengthen.
  • After the mock interview your consultant will be available by email for any follow up questions related to the interview.
  • A copy of an mbaMission Interview Primer for your school (if we have it)

We do not look at the clock – the process generally takes 2-3 hours on the consultant’s part, but if they need to spend more time preparing, or you have some additional post-mock interview questions, that is all included!

For Harvard Business School Mock Interview support that includes support on the Post-Interview Reflection, please click here.

For Wharton Team-Based Discussion Simulations, please click here.

*Mock interview sessions are conducted via phone or Skype for $525. In-person mock interviews are subject to client's location and consultant's availability for $625.