Hello! I'm a junior and I'm starting to think about college interviews. What should I be doing to prepare for these interviews? Are there any specific questions I should be ready to answer? I'm a little nervous, so any advice would be super helpful!
Hi there! It's great that you're starting to think about college interviews early on. I remember when my child was going through this process, and I'd be happy to share some tips that helped them. First, research the college you're interviewing for. It's important to know about the school's values, programs, and campus culture, as interviewers often ask why you're interested in their specific school. Next, practice answering common interview questions, such as 'Tell me about yourself,' 'What are your academic and extracurricular interests?' and 'What do you hope to achieve in college?'. You can ask a friend, family member, or teacher to help you practice. Don't forget to think about your own questions to ask the interviewer – it shows that you're engaged and genuinely interested in their institution. On the day of the interview, dress professionally and arrive early. Remember to maintain eye contact, listen carefully, and be yourself. Lastly, send a thank-you note to the interviewer, expressing your appreciation for their time and reiterating your interest in the school. Good luck, and I hope these tips help ease your nerves!