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NYU Interviews

Hey y'all, I was wondering if anyone has gone through an NYU interview recently? What was your experience like and what kind of questions did they ask? A little stressed about it, so any tips and advice would be really appreciated!

7 months ago

Hey there! I understand that interviews can be a bit intimidating, but I can assure you that it's meant to be a positive experience where you get to share more about yourself and learn about the university too.

From what I've gathered, NYU interviews are quite casual and conversational. The interviewer is usually an alumnus or a current student, and they just want to get to know you better. You can expect some common questions such as:

1. Why NYU? (Make sure you've done your research and know the specific programs or opportunities that NYU offers which appeal to you)

2. What do you plan to major in, and why? (Provide your academic interests and connect them to your future goals, if possible)

3. Tell me about an extracurricular activity you're involved in and why it's meaningful to you.

4. Can you discuss a challenge you've faced and how you overcame it?

5. What do you hope to contribute to the NYU community?

To prepare, make sure you are familiar with your own application materials and can answer these questions fluently. Most importantly, be genuine and let your personality shine.

As for the interview itself, try to approach it as if you were speaking to a friend or mentor, instead of treating it like a formal interrogation. Build rapport with your interviewer, listen to their questions carefully, and respond naturally. You can also prepare some questions to ask about their experiences at NYU, as this will show that you're enthusiastic about the university and actively engaged in the conversation. Lastly, remember to thank your interviewer for their time and follow up with a thoughtful thank you note or email.

Take a deep breath, relax, and trust that you've got this!

7 months ago

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