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Remember......

Postby emt2er-doc » Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:59 pm

If you go to an interview and when asked, you have NO questions.....you did not prepare enough. There is no way that you know everything about the school. You must prepare and have questions.

1) Review your personal statement and know it backwards, forwards, upwards, downward, you get the idea.
2) Look at the website of the school and jot down some notes. When asking your questions, reference something you learned about the school. Do this especially if you took a tour of the school with a student before your interview.
3) The only way you should not take the tour is if you have a plane to catch. Otherwise, this is your chance to get good information from current students. They are expecting you to ask anything. Remember, you are also interviewing the school to make sure that this is where you want to be.
4) You are ON from the moment you step out of your car and onto the parking lot until the time your car leave the grounds. You do not know who is interviewing you but everyone is watching you. From the custodian to the students to the Deans. Always say Please, Thank you, Have a Nice Day, etc.
5) If you are going to eat lunch before your interview, stay away from Onions, Garlic, any sodas that are not clear (imagine you spill soda on your shirt, Sprite and water do not show), avoid greasy foods (don't want to have gas while you are interviewing). The last thing you should worry about it eating, rather talk with the students and other people who are with you at lunch, you can always eat later. But if the lunch is after your interview, eat but stay away from those mentioned above.
6) Be confident. Firm handshake (from both men and women), always have eye contact when answering a question. If there are 2 people in the room, do not just talk to one of them. Change the focus every few words to each person so that each of them knows that you are addressing everyone.
7) When asked a question, is it alright to think for a few seconds (not minutes). Shows people that you are choosing what you say carefully and have put thought into the question.
8) DO NOT TALK ABOUT ANY OTHER SCHOOL AT THE INTERVIEW.

Good luck
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Re: Remember......

Postby CaribMD » Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:47 pm

Good advice! Ask about things you think you already know

If asked about applying to other schools, say yes, but None are your Favorite, you are undecided at this moment, then if you can turn it into a positive about "this school"
Be excited about what you hear, anything you hear is a negative take it in and then try not to react to it, sometimes the interviewer will try a curve ball to see how you react.
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Re: Remember......

Postby Aaliah thomas » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:33 pm

Nice information......

The most important point amongst the above information is, the person should have a very good knowledge about the school. He should take down as many positive points as possible from the schools site. If he is having any friend over there, then he can discuss some information about the functions and exhibitions being conducted in the school regularly. Interviewer commonly ask this question that why the student has chosen their school for studies. Thanks for sharing the above information as it would help the aspiring students.
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Re: Remember......

Postby dredwinf » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:46 am

The most important point amongst the above information is, the person should have a very good knowledge about the school. He should take down as many positive points as possible from the schools site. If he is having any friend over there, then he can discuss some information about the functions and exhibitions being conducted in the school regularly. Interviewer commonly ask this question that why the student has chosen their school for studies. Thanks for sharing the above information as it would help the aspiring students.
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