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September 2, 2021
Interviews can certainly be daunting, but the best way to prepare for them is to practice. Practice answering possible questions the committee may ask you, but also practice questions that you should ask the committee.
– For the Admissions Committee
If an admissions committee member is interviewing you, you should ask questions that show you have a fair amount of knowledge about the school already but have specific questions related to your academic or extracurricular interests.
– For Student Interviewers
If you are being interviewed by a current student, you can ask much more specific questions about the curriculum, professors, and the student experience. Never forget that students, more approachable though they may seem, are evaluating you as potential peers: stay positive and professional.
– For Alumni Interviewers
Alumni interviewers are the most unpredictable. You may be lobbed softballs for an hour with an avuncular alum eager to smooth your way, grilled rigorously by someone with a mysterious chip on his shoulder, or be frozen out entirely by an alumnus who seems more interested in his own story than in yours. Don’t ask questions that assume they have current knowledge of the program, and remember that most People are flattered by questions about their own experiences.
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