Rotman Video Essay Tips

Rotman Video Essays

Rotman requires applicants to answer 2 video questions for their application. More information about the Rotman MBA video interview can be found here:

Possible Rotman MBA video interview questions:

  • What would you like to tell your future classmates?
  • Tell about an activity you enjoy.
  • What was the the greatest advice your first boss gave you?
  • What was the biggest risk you’ve taken so far?
  • How would your co-workers describe you?
  • Identify an influential figure in your lives, and why
  • What do you do for fun?
  • What are your passions, interests, and hobbies?
  • If you could travel across the United States in a car with anyone, whom would you choose to travel with and why?
  • What would you do on a rainy Sunday afternoon?
  • How have you handled a difficult interaction? What did you learn from it?
  • Describe a difficult professional decision you had to make. What were the consequences, and what, if anything, did you learn?
  • How do you celebrate success?
  • What trait is the most important to you? Why?
  • Why MBA?
  • Why you?
  • What did you do in the past week that was brave?
  • What drives you in your personal life?
  • If you had to perform in a talent show, what would you choose to act?

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