Sunday, 20 May 2012

Admission college interviews (1)

Is it a required part of the application process?
Not always. Few colleges require an interview; in most cases it is optional. But it gives you a chance to show you are something else than numbers (exam scores, hours of volunteer work etc.) and words (the statement, the recommendations etc).
Moreover, it is an informational tool; for the college to find out more about the student and for the student to learn more about the college.

Do interviews matter?
Yes, because you show you're interested.
What's in a handshake ? How important is it to establish eye contact? What about voice inflection?

What kind of information and knowledge is the interviewer looking for?
There are as many different questions as there are interviewers.
1.  What can you tell me about yourself?
2.  Why are you interested in our college?
3.  Why do you want to major in.....?
4.  Do your school grades reflect your effort?
5.  Is there anything you did previously that you'd like to change?
6.  Can you recommend a book to me?
7.  What do you do in your free time?
8.  Who do you most admire in your family?
9.  What is your biggest weakness?
10. Why do you want to go to college?

In the next post:

  • Answers to the questions above
  • Solutions to succeed in your interview
  • If you have more questions, don't hesitate to ask

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