WHAT IS AN INTERVIEWER LOOKING FOR?
It is a big plus if your graduation is related to the specialization that you want to pursue in an MBA program. This is because the candidate can draw relevant experience and stitch together an answer that aligns well with the specialization that he or she wishes to pursue.
There may also be instances where a candidate with an engineering background has spent two to three years working for a consulting firm. He can then justify his desire to pursue a Strategy specialization. If this is the case, the candidate should be able to articulate both his strengths and weaknesses.
WHY STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES?
Weaknesses will amplify your reasoning, while strengths will reinforce your specialization choice.
WHAT IF NO RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE?
There are times when a candidate has no relevant work experience or graduation to make a connection with the specialization that he wishes to pursue. Then he should be able to discuss how his interests align with what he wants to pursue and establish some sort of connection with his work experience and graduate program, such as managing a team of individuals.