Your alumni interview is coming up. I know it seems daunting, but the interviewers are looking to advocate for your background, achievements, and interests. They'll be describing your personality, warmth, sense of humor, and ability to communicate to the admissions officer. In turn, you're evaluating them and their alma mater, too. Let's prepare you to shine.
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University tours try to razzle–dazzle you with alumni facts, trivia, fun facts about parts of the campus that have appeared in movies, etc. Prepare a list so you can stay present and get swept up in the excitement, but gather the info you set out to collect along the way.
When writing your college essays, you'll want to demonstrate some attachment to the university as far as the campus culture and applicable academic research. You also owe it to yourself to apply to schools that align with your personal values, unless you seek to be immersed in opposition.
College visits are important, and can often be the lynchpin in your decision on whether or not to apply to—or attend—a school. However, college visits can get expensive, and finances often present a barrier for prospective students that prevents them from coming to check out a school in person. If finances are getting in between you and your college visit, check out our tips for alternatives for a campus tour:
College interviews can be an intimidating task, but they are also a really great opportunity to show off your personality. Whether you’re doing an on-campus interview, or an interview with an alumnus near your hometown, here are some tips for making sure you’re ready to impress.
The power of a first impression cannot be overstressed. A great first impression can help you differentiate yourself from any pool of applicants whether it be interviewing for jobs, networking at social events, or applying for colleges. These five secrets are guaranteed to increase your chances of nailing that first impression.
Spring break is around the corner and a lot of high school juniors are planning on their college visits over this period. In fact, it is highly suggested by school advisors and admission officers that students use college visits as part of their preparation for application. How can you maximize your college visits?
As an applicant, if you had applied to schools in the Ivy League, February is usually when these schools will have their alumni reach out to you for an interview. These Ivy League Alumni Interviews may seem of marginal value to an applicant, but they’re actually extremely useful.
College visits are a great way to learn more about a school before you apply—to let you imagine yourself on campus and get a better sense of whether you feel at home there, something that can be hard to figure out from reading about a place online.
Here are a few tips from Empowerly on how to become an impressive interviewee during a college interview:
While college visits are a great way to receive general information about a college, many prospective students don’t realize that they will want to ask prepared questions while they are visiting. Some questions may arise in the spur of the moment, but your visit will be more worthwhile if you come with a number of prepared questions. Here are some questions we recommend and why we recommend them.
A campus visit is a fantastic opportunity to find out things about a college that you just can’t get from the website or other informational materials. It gives you a solid, real sense of the college, and some understanding of what everyday life there as a student will be like.
The college visit process is incredibly exciting. For the first time, you’re really stepping into the world that you’re soon going to inhabit. During your visits, you’ll get to experience a taste of university life that’s likely to leave you hungry for more.
Visiting colleges can be one of the most exciting parts of the broader college application process. It gives you a glimpse into how different life can be at various schools and provides insight into what everyone means when they say you need to find a school that’s a good fit for you.
In college interviews, you may think it’s the interviewer’s job to ask the questions, and all you have to do is answer them. However, there are a number of questions you should ask in college interviews, and reasons you should ask them. Amongst other things, a college interviewer wants to know you have interest in their college and that you’ll be a good fit. Asking questions allows both of you to figure out if you’d pair well with a college.