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Do interviewers have background info on applicants before college interviews?

Hey all, just wondering how blind these college interviews are. Like, do the interviewers get any info on you before they meet you? Or is it completely starting from scratch when you sit down with them?

7 months ago

Hey there! Great question about the interview process. Generally, the level of background information interviewers have can vary by college. Some interviewers may have access to your resume or a brief profile, while others might receive nothing more than your name and your high school. The point is to have a natural conversation that helps the interviewer gauge how you might fit with the school's community and to offer you a chance to ask questions.

While it's not an interrogation, doing some prep work on your accomplishments and experiences can help you share your story more effectively during the interview. For example, if you've been heavily involved in environmental activism, that could be a great talking point to bring up, even if the interviewer hasn't seen your resume. Remember, the interview is also a chance for you to learn more about the school, so make sure to come prepared with thoughtful questions of your own. Good luck, and enjoy the experience!

7 months ago

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