Schulich Video Essay Sample

Video Essays are very important part of the admission to the Schulich MBA Program. This section has three questions: two speaking, and one writing. Both type of essays is timed, i.e. you must record your answer within specified time. You need to record each speaking essay within 1:30 minutes and writing essay within 4:00 minutes, maximum 250 words. I have provided below the list of Video Essay Questions for Schulich School of Business MBA Program from which you may get during recording your video essays.

You need to record video essays through Kira-Talent. This contains two parts: practice, and main questions. Before recording your responses to the main essay questions, you may practice using practice questions to familiarize yourself with the format of the video essays.

Video Essay Questions for Schulich School of Business MBA Program (Practice)

Q1. How would you explain Facebook to your Grandma?

Video Essay Questions for Schulich School of Business MBA Program – 1 (Speaking: Maximum 1:30 Minutes):

Q1. If you could choose two famous people to be your parents, who would they be?

Q1. What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod, and why do you like it so much?

Q1. What is your favourite time of the year?

Q1. What is something you learned in the last week?

Q1. What’s the best mistake you have ever made?

Q1. Describe the work environment or culture in which you feel you are the most productive, successful, and happy.

Q1. What would make you happy about having to work on a Friday night?

Q1. Is a picture worth a thousand words?

Q1. If you were an Admissions Director at the Schulich School of Business, what would be the three most important characteristics in an applicant that you would look for?

Q1. If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would you meet?

Q1. What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?

Q1. If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would you be?

Q1. If you were a brand – what brand would you be? Explain your choice.

Q1. If each day lasted 26 hours, what would you do with the extra time?

Q1. Pretend that we are meeting each other for the first time at a networking event and I work for a company that you’ve always dreamed of working for. How would you introduce yourself?

Q1. What do you miss most about being a kid?

Q1. If you wrote a book about yourself, what would the title be and why?

Video Essay Questions for Schulich School of Business MBA Program – 2 (Speaking: Maximum 1:30 Minutes):

Q2. What has been the best idea you have come up with during your professional career?

Q2. Have you ever had to make a decision when you didn’t have all the facts? How did you come to that decision?

Q2. If you were in charge of creating a team and you had to choose from either a giraffe, a lion, or an elephant, which would you choose to be on your team and why?

Q2. We’re three days behind schedule on a major project. What are you thinking?

Q2. What’s more important: the customers or the business? Why?

Q2. You are stranded on a desert island. You can have people from three different professions there with you. Who do you choose?

Q2. What criteria do you use to judge your own performance?

Q2. You need to design a t-shirt for 80 employees. What are the first three steps you would take?

Q2. On what occasions do you recognize that you need the help of others?

Q2. How would you go about convincing someone that you’ve got a great idea?

Q2. Tell me about a project or accomplishment that you consider to be your most significant.

Q2. How would you handle a boss who gave you an assignment with vague instructions and requirements?

Q2. You are put in charge of leading 5 people in a new project. How would you assign roles and tasks to each individual?

Q2. You are at a client meeting and your managing director is giving a presentation. You suddenly notice a mistake in some of the calculations which you have done for the presentation. Do you tell him or her? When? What do you say?

Q2. Describe the most difficult problem you’ve ever encountered at work. What made it difficult?

Q2. Give me an example of a time you discovered an error that had been overlooked by a colleague. What did you do? What was the outcome?

Q2. Tell me about a time you were stuck in a tricky situation. How did you handle it?

Q2. What has been the best idea you have come up with during your professional career?

Q2. Tell me about a problem you solved with very little guidance or direction.

Q2. Describe a situation when you anticipated a problem. What did you do about it?

Q2. In order to complete a task, you need to ask your boss for more money or more time. Which will it be?

Video Essay Questions for Schulich School of Business MBA Program – 3 (Writing: Maximum 250 Words)

Q3. If you could travel through time, what year would you want to visit (past or future) and why?

Q3. A person’s success can be defined in many ways. What is your definition of success?

Q3. Following fashion trends is important to look relevant in today’s workplace. Do you agree or disagree, and why?

Q3. What do you think is the impact of telecommuting (i.e. working from home) on team effectiveness?

Q3. Is it better to be self-employed or to have a secure position with an established firm?

Q3. What do you think is a common mistake made by managers?

Q3. Smart phones give people more freedom, but what at what cost?

Q3. How might the use of robots impact society in the future?

Q3. In your opinion, what is more important to you: being liked or being respected?

Q3. In what ways do you think the internet changed the nature of working practices in the past 20 years?

Q3. Picture the world 30 years from now – How is it different than it is today?

Q3. In your opinion, what role does business play in protecting the environment?

Q3. Fashion designer Coco Chanel once said, “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” Do you agree with her? Why or why not?

Q3. Zig Ziglar once said, “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” Do you agree with him? Why or why not?

Q3. Is homework an important part of the learning process for students? Why or why not?

Q3. How do you envision business education changing in the next 20 years?

Q3. If all members of society were required to be fingerprinted, the world would be a safer place. Do you agree or disagree, and why?

Q3. What do you feel will be the impact of self-driving cars on society?

The above Video Essay Questions for Schulich School of Business MBA Program is set of questions from which you may get video essays.

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 31 May 2015, 10:20

Hello knight,

First of all, when we did the questions, we agreed not to reveal them. But I can tell you this: once you log in, you will have two practice questions which you can record and re-record indefinitely and view yourself answering. You won't be able to view the final answer that the committee is going to see. The questions are not very related to usual MBA essay questions. They are everyday behavioral questions, half your behavior at work (very general behavior, could be asked of a doctor and a car mechanic alike) and half personal behavior: your dreams, aspirations, creativity, role-models, influences...

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