Interview questions to prepare for

September 1, 2006 at 12:27 am 2 comments

Posted by Dee

Obviously each interview and each interviewer is different, but there is no reason you shouldn’t prepare. Here are some questions that were thrown at me during my various college interviews that were a bit unorthodox or that I would’ve liked to prepare for (as if we could be that lucky!).

1. What book(s) have you read recently that you really enjoyed? (Apparently, avoid talking about books that you read because they were assigned as school work. I think I ended up talking about AP English actually and how I liked that class because it gave me great exposure to so many classic novels, but that’s because I couldn’t think of something else to say at that moment — it’s not the ideal response that’s for sure, so come prepared with 1-2 book titles that you can elaborate on about why you liked them.)

2. In your opinion, what’s the most important recent development or event in that field? (During the interview, you’ll probably talk about your intended major. When you say that you have a great interest in science or politics or art or whatever it may be, they’re going to expect that you keep up with the subject. Be prepared to respond to questions about modern events, discoveries, etc. in subjects you say you enjoy or want to study.)

3. What are you looking for in a school? (This can be sort of a tricky question. Obviously you need to know enough about the school you’re interviewing for so that you don’t say you are looking for something they’re school is the antithesis of, but at the same time, you don’t want to seem like a kiss-up. Find a good balance and be true to what you really are looking for in a school. Interviewers are just people too, but they’ll be able to sense whether or not you’re being honest or putting on a front.)

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Entry filed under: Academics, AP English, Books, Interview questions, Interviews, Major.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Carolyn  |  January 7, 2007 at 7:53 pm

    Great tips. I’m actually going for an interview the day after tomorrow.

    Reply
  • 2. Carolyn  |  January 7, 2007 at 7:55 pm

    great tips.

    Reply

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