Get the help you need to pass your MBA admissions interview

 


 

Congratulations! 

You have been invited

to an MBA interview.

 

Now what? 

 


for clients around the world

ONE-to-ONE MOCK INTERVIEW TRAINING

 

  • I provide flexible, client-focused, school specific interview training sessions

  • Some clients only need one hour of my service

  • Other clients purchase 5 or more hours of interview training over a several week period

  • Depending on your needs, in an initial interview training session, we might begin with an initial diagnostic mock interview for me to determine your strengths and weaknesses and then focus on strategy and answer modeling

  • Subsequent sessions might consist of more strategy, answer modeling, and mock interviewing

  • Please note that initial consultations are not offered for interview training

 

STEP ONE: CONTACT ME AT LEAST 10 DAYS BEFORE YOUR INTERVIEW

Please complete my intake form ▸ http://www.vinceprep.com/servicesandprices/intake

Let me know when you plan to interview, and when you want to practice with me

I will confirm if I have the capacity to help you

 

STEP TWO: DECIDE HOW MANY SESSIONS YOU WANT

Most of my successful clients practice interviews with me for at least 2 sessions (two fifty minute sessions)

Some need as little as 1 session (one fifty minute session), which is my minimum charge

Others practice for 5 sessions or more (five fifty minute sessions)

One mock interview training session lasts 50 minutes

I ask customized questions for the first 30 minutes

We spend the last 20 minutes reviewing your answers

I can help you brainstorm more effective ways to answer the questions I asked

We can also discuss other ways that interviewers might ask you to discuss the same information (different questions that solicit the same core contents that I wanted you to discuss during our 30 minute mock interview)

Finally, if time permits, we can discuss other types of questions that might be of concern to you

 

STEP THREE: ARRANGE PAYMENT

HOW TO PAY

All clients pay Agos

For clients outside Japan, I will provide Agos' PayPal information after agreeing to work with you

 

STEP FOUR: SCHEDULE OUR FIRST SESSION TO OCCUR AT LEAST 5 DAYS BEFORE YOUR INTERVIEW

Once payment clears, we can schedule your session(s)

Please check my availability calendar here ▸ http://www.vinceprep.com/servicesandprices#schedule

Then, email me three options - what are your preferred days and times?

I will do my best to accommodate

Finally, please follow my cancellation policy

If necessary, requests to reschedule appointments should be made at least 24 hours in advance of the originally scheduled appointment time

Rescheduling requests made less than 24 hours prior to an appointment will be granted at Vince’s discretion

 

STEP FIVE: SEND ME YOUR RESUME and/or MBA APPLICATION

Once our session is scheduled, please attach and send me the same information that your interviewers will have

That could include your  resume/CV and other application PDF forms, depending on the school for which we are preparing

If you are not sure what to send, please check the school's website

If you are still not sure, please ask me AFTER PAYMENT HAS CLEARED

Please note: after your interview, I will destroy all hard and soft copies to maintain client confidentiality

Some interviews are blind, meaning that interviews only see your resume or CV

Many top US schools use blind interviews: Berkeley, Columbia, Chicago, Duke, Kellogg, Stanford, Tuck, UCLA, etc.

Other interviewers, like adcom members from HBS, MIT, and NYU, read your application before they interview you

Finally, alumni from schools like LBS and INSEAD often read your essays before the interview

After reading your resume/CV or application, I will prepare a custom list of questions to fit your case.

I ask questions that test your ability to discuss issues that might be of concern to your interviewer(s)

I also assess your communication skills

I cannot predict what questions your interviewers will ask at your real interview

Still, practicing with an expert who understands what interviewers are looking for can help boost your confidence

 

STEP SIX: PRACTICE BEFORE and AFTER EACH SESSION

Please practice at least three hours before and after each of our mock interview sessions

Interviewing is a learned skill

You will improve with practice

I encourage you to use my "mirror method" to practice interviews at home ▸ http://www.vinceprep.com/interviews/mirror-method

You might also want to watch these sample interview videos ▸ http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNeJs5Tvx34gON28TgJBCzYNzbcrdc4EF

 


 
 
My interview clients get results because I help them figure out what to say (logical content), and how to say it (impressive delivery).
 

LOGICAL CONTENT

 

  • I have taught critical thinking & storytelling for 20 years.

  • Earlier my career, I won a Distinguished Teaching Award from the State of Louisiana.

  • Now, I teach some of the world's top engineers and scientists at The University of Tokyo how to present their ideas on paper and in person.

 
 
 

IMPRESSIVE DELIVERY

 

 

 
 

 

HOW TO CONTACT VINCE

  • If you want my help preparing for your interview, please complete my prospective client intake questionnaire

  • I will confirm if I have the capacity to help you

  • Please note that initial consultations are not offered for interview training

 



 

 

LOGISTICS

  • For clients outside Tokyo, I provide interview training via phone, Skype, or Google Talk

  • If you do not have access to those services, I can provide my office phone number, as well as a US phone number that will connect to my Skype account

 

 
 



CANCELLATIONS

  • If necessary, requests to reschedule appointments should be made at least 24 hours in advance of the originally scheduled appointment time

  • Rescheduling requests made less than 24 hours prior to an appointment will be granted at Vince’s discretion

  • As needed, a client may change a face-to-face session to a “distance” session to be conducted over phone or Skype. Please kindly inform Vince ahead of time


 



CONFIDENTIALITY

  • Strict confidentiality is guaranteed

  • No client information will be shared with other applicants

 

 

 

TESTIMONIALS

  • Harvard Business School Class of 2012: "Vince's Interview Intensive was quite helpful. Experiencing the interviewer's role helped me pass adcom and alumni interviews for HBS and Wharton."

  • INSEAD Class of 2012: "Thank you very much for your advice and support facing my interviews. I could see the impact of your suggestions in the interviews first hand."

  • Chicago Booth Class of 2010: "One of the biggest benefits of Vince’s seminar is seeing other applicants' interview styles. Specifically, brainstorming Q&A questions as a group helped me to prepare for actual interview situations. It was also useful to hear about other applicants’ recent interview experiences.”

 

 

- Updated by Vince on Wed 24 Aug 2016

 

 


Results

 
 
Vince's clients
admitted since 2007
 
Kellogg  24
Stanford d.school 1
Tuck  8
Wharton  26

+8 Fulbright Scholars

Full list here

Testimonials

 

 

"You encouraged me to be genuine, and helped me find the right, true stories that captured who I am. In this way, you offer applicants not only an effective admissions advisory, but also a unique journey of self discovery and empowering dreams."

Harvard Business School Class of 2015, with Fulbright Scholarship (also admitted Stanford GSB)

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"First, you limit the number of your clients so that you can maintain the high quality of your services while many other MBA consultants accept clients almost beyond their capacity. Second, you are really great 'catalyst.' Each question you asked me made me think and thus deepened my stories. Thanks to you, I was able to come up with excellent ideas that I could never come up with alone."

Kellogg Class of 2015 (also admitted Berkeley Haas)

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More here http://www.vinceprep.com/testimonials

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