I had my Tepper feedback interview on 17th August 12:15pm EDT (00:15 SGT). It was a rough day at office and I wanted a good sleep after that. I felt like cursing myself when I agreed for the interview to be scheduled late in the night. I was waiting for a call and to avoid sleeping was killing time by watching old movies from my collection, as I was not in the mood to write any essay.
Got a call at 12:20pm EDT from James Frick, Director MBA admissions. He was very polite in his tone and we had an informal chat for 12-13 minutes. Below is the summary of our conversation
Things that were good in my application:-
1) Long term career goals - As per him my long term goal was unique and showed my passion towards it. He liked my intensive research about the school that I portrayed in 1st essay. As per him no need to change the 1st essay (just tweak the short term goals a bit)
2) GMAT is decent. No need to re-take (was surprised that 700 seemed decent to him, but happy)
3) Overall profile looks promising.
Things to ponder:-
1) Reflect more about myself in the essays. As per him, I did not put enough details to let the admission committee know more about me.
2) Work on 2nd essay.
I asked him one question - How to project a more better candidature through essays? His reply was " Be genuine, show true passion and let us know more about you"
In the end he told me that if I have any later questions or if I require any help with the application/essays, feel free to mail him (that I found to be a very nice gesture).