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Suggestions to Make Your Interview More Productive

BE PREPARED. Read the literature that is in your College Advisor and also the literature that has been sent to you by the college. You do not have to memorize the catalog, but you should know the essential facts as well as the philosophy and curriculum offered by the school.

ARRIVE ON TIME. In fact, you should arrive at least fifteen minutes before your interview is scheduled. This will give you chance to unwind, thereby assuring a more productive exchange.

BE READY TO TALK. The ideal interview is a conversation with good exchange of ideas, and you need to hold up your end.

HAVE SOME INTELLIGENT QUESTIONS PREPARED. The one question you can expect is, "Do you have any questions?" If you do not, you may give the impression that you are unprepared or not really interested.

THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU WISH TO ACHIEVE IN YOUR INTERVIEW. Do you wish to inform the college of your special talents? Do you wish to gain more information about the school, or do you wish to make explanations about your academic record?

RELAX AND ENJOY THE EXCHANGE WITH THE INTERVIEWER. Be positive about yourself and listen to what the interviewer is saying. Try to be honest when you answer questions and emphasize your strengths.

What are they Going to ask you in the Interview?

Sample Questions Commonly Used in the Interview

Why are you interested in _______________ College?
What are you interested in studying at _____________ College?
What are your strengths?
What are your weaknesses?
What do you do in your spare time?
What kinds of work experiences have you had?
Who is your favorite author and why?
What do you imagine doing ten years from now?
What extra-curricular activities have you participated in?
In what ways have you served your community?
If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?

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