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How can I start preparing for college interviews?

Hello! I'm a junior and I know that some colleges require or recommend interviews as part of the application process. I'm a bit nervous about this aspect, so I want to start preparing as early as possible. What are some tips for doing well in college interviews, and how can I practice to make sure I'm ready when the time comes? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

10 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're thinking about college interviews early on. My child went through the process not too long ago, and I'd be happy to share some tips that helped them prepare. First, research the college and its programs thoroughly, so you can showcase your knowledge about the school and express why it's a good fit for you. Secondly, practice makes perfect. Compile a list of common interview questions and try answering them out loud. You could ask a friend or family member to do a mock interview with you, so you get used to speaking in a more formal setting. Make sure to maintain eye contact, speak clearly, and listen carefully to the interviewer's questions. Remember, it's okay to take a moment to think before answering. It's better to give a well-thought-out response than to rush and fumble your words. Also, be prepared to ask the interviewer a few questions about the college or their experience. This shows your genuine interest in the school. Lastly, don't forget to be yourself. The interview is an opportunity for the college to get to know the real you. Stay relaxed, be honest, and let your personality shine. Good luck with your preparations!

10 months ago

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