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Typical Northwestern University Interview Questions?

What's up everyone! I'm preparing for a Northwestern University interview, and I'm a little bit stressed about it. Can anyone share some typical questions they ask during the interview, or any tips on how to approach it? Thanks in advance!

6 months ago

Hi! It's totally normal to feel some stress about your interview, but just remember the interviewer wants to get to know you better and it isn't meant to be a grueling process. Northwestern's interviews are typically with alumni, so they tend to be more conversational than formal. While I can't give you a definitive list of questions, I can provide you with some typical questions that tend to pop up during these interviews:

1. Why Northwestern? What about Northwestern stands out to you compared to other top schools?

2. What do you plan to major in, and why did you choose that major?

3. Tell me about a time you faced a challenge and how you dealt with it.

4. How have you been involved in your high school community? What extracurricular activities have you participated in?

5. What will you contribute to the Northwestern community?

6. How would you describe yourself as a student? What do you consider your academic strengths and weaknesses?

7. Are there any specific Northwestern clubs or organizations that interest you?

8. What do you like to do for fun or in your free time?

As for tips on how to approach the interview, here are a few suggestions:

1. Be authentic: The interviewer wants to get to know the real you, so be genuine and share your true thoughts and experiences.

2. Research Northwestern: Familiarize yourself with the school's academic programs, extracurricular offerings, campus life, etc., so you can speak knowledgeably and passionately about it.

3. Prepare and practice: Think through potential questions and your answers, but don't memorize them. Practicing with a friend or family member can help you feel more comfortable.

4. Be respectful and professional: Dress appropriately, arrive on time, and use good manners. This is a chance to show your interviewer you take the opportunity seriously.

5. Ask thoughtful questions: Demonstrate your curiosity and interest in Northwestern by asking the interviewer about their experiences, or seeking more information about topics that interest you.

Good luck with your interview! Remember to relax, be yourself, and show your enthusiasm for Northwestern.

6 months ago

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