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MIT MFin MIT MFin interview -- Report back

charlesc

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Just done with the interview. She was a very nice, encouraging person, straightforward about the recent expansion, placement record, etc.

Yes, all questions are about "your career goal", "tell me a situation when you... ", "where you want to work", etc.

A strange thing: at the end, the interviewer told me her email address, and asked me to write a little essay on "tell me a situation when you contributed to your team". I just emailed the essay to her. I feel it is so unusual, like.... is it a "homework"? Any similar experience, guys?
 

charlesc

Active Member
Didn't you write an essay on your application about the same thing?

Exactly, she made the request before I was going to hang up, "oh, how about writing a piece about your current internship. how you contributed and made an impact. My email is..." and I was confused as well. "Wasn't it an application essay question?"

She replied, "i know, i just want another one".

Not making any sense, eh? I trust my previously submitted piece is not bad at all!
 

gradaplicant

Active Member
A character test? What kind of response would she be trying to solicit?

See how well and how quickly the student responses? Does he simply copy paste text from his previous essay or does he write a new one with a different angle?

This is just a wild guess. I interned with a company last summer where they had applicants do weird things just to see how they would handle it and resolve it, so this made me think of that experience.
 

charlesc

Active Member
See how well and how quickly the student responses? Does he simply copy paste text from his previous essay or does he write a new one with a different angle?

This is just a wild guess. I interned with a company last summer where they had applicants do weird things just to see how they would handle it and resolve it, so this made me think of that experience.

LOL, fortunately I wrote her a new piece and submitted in an hour. Then I never heard from her again... until yesterday when she replied me, saying "thank you". It has been a week since I emailed her the document!

A bit confused. Hope it is worth all the trouble.
 

robopool

Active Member
Whatever, I think they're just trying to make you jump through hoops because they know they can. Or they want to see how much bullsh1t you're willing to take in order to be with them. The right thing to do was to be obedient, jump through the hoops and sweet-talk your way in.

Well if she didn't like you she wouldn't have intentionally wasted your time making you write stuff. She probably saw your mail and then thought "oh I'll reply later when I get everybody's". Relax
 
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