Facing College Interviews, Key Aspects, the Most Commonly Asked Questions

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Key Aspects

  • College interviews form an important part of Students from future working perspective.
  • An interviewer is the person who interviews wile interviewee is someone being interviewed.
  • The application forms, essays, transcripts, and recommendation letters--are evaluated in the supervision of admissions officers.
  • In most of the colleges interviews are being organized by an admissions officer or alumnus.
  • Interviews helps in knowing the candidate beyond the facts mentioned in the application.

The Most Commonly Asked Questions

  • Practice is the best way to do well in interviews.
  • Conducting mock interview with parents or teachers is a good idea.
  • Mock sessions help in self-analysis of the weak and strong points.

Type of Questions That Can be Asked or the Most Commonly Asked Interview Questions

  • Why a candidate wants to attend X or any particular university?
  • What are the strongest/weakest points?
  • What are the initial preparations of the student before attending college?
  • A student might be asked to share his/her experience from high school?
  • What he/she would likely to do in the future?
  • Telling about himself/herself focussing on three things.
  • Telling about his/her interests.
  • Tell me about your involvement in extracurricular activities.
  • Tell me about your family.
  • What are his/her views about a current event of the past week?
  • Which is the favourite book and who is the favourite author?
  • What are some of the accomplishments which he/she is proud of?
  • If a student gets a chance to meet any important figure in the past or present, who would it be and what he/she would like to talk about?
  • If a candidate is likely to become an animal which animal he would like to be and why?

Points to be Noted Once Interview is Over

  • It is ok if as a candidate or a student one has not done well during the interview session.
  • Once the interview is over it has been observed by the candidates that the same questions could have been answered in a better way.
  • It is quite normal that once interviews are over clever responses come to the mind.
  • Mistakes and stumbles during the interview also comes into mind which is also normal.
  • Interviewers may not go for a microscopy examination of each and every aspect or answers of the candidates՚ in detail.
  • Interviewers generally observes the overall impression of the candidates.
  • A good impression can be created by:
    • Responding well in mock interviews.
    • Appearing relaxed and confident while answering questions.
    • Engaging well in two-way conversation.
    • Ideas based on observation can be used as an opportunity while attending other interviews.

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