I finished my interview earlier this morning. Overall I think it went well! I started out a bit nervous - she might have been able to hear my voice shake a little but the actual words coming out of my mouth were solid. Halfway through I settled into it and felt much more comfortable. No curve balls. You actually predicted about 99% of the questions - you're so awesome (but I'm sure you already know that)!
She smiled and wrote a lot on her yellow pad (maybe 3 pages front and back) and said "That's great!" "That's excellent!" 3-4 times throughout the interview. No career goal, leadership or oddball questions. Everything was expected and I felt that I was over prepared (Thank YOU Sandy!)
When it came to the interview, I was amazed as Sandy predicted a line of questioning which I think was paramount in the success of my interview . . .
I got into HBS!!! (and also Wharton)
Thanks SO much for your help. Apart from the interview help, your blog as well as your assessment of my essay were incredibly helpful; your advice is spot on. Am sending all my round 2 friends to you for interview help!
I am thrilled to add one more very happy statistic to your lot - I
I was actually going to email you this weekend with the result: I got into HBS (and Wharton). I don't remember much of my interview, except that your service paid for itself and then some when he asked the questions "You have obviously been successful ............ but when have you failed?" and "What are your career goals 10-15 years in the future (they are not in your application)?" I used the example of ----------- (the "wrong model" language you suggested worked very succinctly) for the failure and you also helped me narrow down my career thoughts to turnaround management, which I also used. My interview was a lot easier than the prep I had with you, which I understand is the whole point. I am a very satisfied customer.
In @ Stanford as well. Tough decisions abound.