Articles tagged with College Interviews

Tips for Video Admissions Interviews

Tips for Video Admissions Interviews

Congratulations on landing yourself a video admissions interview! Thanks to technology, university officials and students hundreds of miles apart can be brought together to discuss a prospective college. While there are certainly benefits to virtual interviews, they do not come without their own brand of quirks. Here are some pointers to make the best of your video admissions interview: 1. Make sure your internet connection is stable Perhaps the most important factor in a video admissions interview is ensuring you have a stable internet connection. Without a stable connection where interviewers can see and hear you properly, your preparation ... Read More About Tips for Video Admissions Interviews

What Not to Discuss During a College Interview

What Not to Discuss During a College Interview

While every college admission process is different, you may find that you are required to participate in an interview as part of the admissions process for colleges you are interested in attending. The interview stage of the admission process can be very intimidating, as you want to make sure you perform at your absolute best. While each interview may be distinct, here are some general topics to avoid discussing. [RELATED: How to Ace Your College Interview] Disparaging remarks Try to keep your interview discussions as positive as possible. There is no need to bash other schools, rant about negative people in your life, or touch on really an ... Read More About What Not to Discuss During a College Interview

Common Problems in Interviewing from the Interviewer’s Perspective

Common Problems in Interviewing from the Interviewer’s Perspective

The following piece was written by Jason Lum. Jason has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former application reviewer for the Harvard University Admissions Office. He is the president and founder of ScholarEdge College Consulting. I have conducted alumni interviews with prospective students at Harvard University and Washington University in St. Louis for many years. For me, it is a labor of love; I enjoyed attending both schools. Moreover, I find it enjoyable to volunteer my time to help students learn more about these universities, as well as to help the admissions offices of both institutions learn more about their appl ... Read More About Common Problems in Interviewing from the Interviewer’s Perspective

3 Things You Must Do After an Admissions Interview

3 Things You Must Do After an Admissions Interview

An admissions interview is an excellent opportunity for you to meet with a representative of a prospective school. You will be able to speak with him or her and to gauge whether your interests and values align with those of the college. These are the top 5 question to ask in an admissions interview. However, remember that your post-discussion follow-up is just as important as the admissions interview itself. Here are three things you must do after an admissions interview to leave a positive impression and to use the meeting to your advantage: Write a thank you note The first thing you must do after an admissions interview is write a tha ... Read More About 3 Things You Must Do After an Admissions Interview

Top 5 Questions to Ask in an Admissions Interview

Top 5 Questions to Ask in an Admissions Interview

Your college admissions interview is a great chance for you to get the inside scoop about a university from somebody who knows first-hand. Take advantage of this valuable opportunity and prepare accordingly. The following five suggestions are examples of questions that could both make a good impression on the college admissions interviewer and aid you in learning more about the school: 1) questions that you can only ask during a live interview, 2) questions that help you find out what makes this college unique, 3) questions that show the interviewer you've done your research about the college, 4) questions that reveal the special academic and ... Read More About Top 5 Questions to Ask in an Admissions Interview

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