How to ace an interview with Shravya

Recorded Wednesday, March 24 at 10:00 PM

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About this livestream


Regardless of how old you are, interviews can be intimidating, nerve-wracking, and even downright scary. So, save the clownery for April Fools' and join Shravya as she walks you through her best tips and tricks for acing your next interview. Shravya is a pre-med student and has gone through plenty of interviews for colleges, clubs, jobs, and medical schools.

The stream will cover how to best present yourself, appear more confident, and articulate your answers.

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Undergrad College: Rice University '20

Work Experience: During my time at Rice, I mentored dozens of high school students through the college application process, along with editing essays and tutoring students for the ACT/SAT. I also interned at a medical technology startup, conducted research in Brazil, and gave a TEDx talk. I recently finished applying to medical school; I've been admitted to multiple schools, and will be starting in the Fall.

My Admissions Story: I remember feeling very blindsided by the admissions process and not knowing where to begin. I hope that sharing my experiences and some of the things I’ve learned along the way will help guide other students in a similar boat.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Shravya and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
19:12@benny:How do you get over the fear of sounding arrogant when answering the question
27:15@stemcurious:Any suggestions on how to go about why I like science and why I want to be involved in research?
38:11@dy2024:What is one question that stumps you or the most people all of the time?
40:59@stemcurious:This is off topic but I just heard a college counselor say that colleges don't care at all about service activities in high school. Is that true?
42:46@dy2024:This is kind of off topic, but what project can I do as a high school freshman that align to the medical field, medicine, or healthcare
45:21@stemcurious:I love volunteering and giving back and was very surprised. Thanks for confirming that is not true.
45:48@anonymous:What kind of students did you meet at rice? I know this is personal, but can you tell us something common about them so we could deduce a common trait that universities like or have interest in.
47:57@dy2024:What are some long-term activities that I can partake in
49:43@stemcurious:How is the food quality at rice? Especially how are the vegetarian options? Do you by any chance know anyone with dietary requirements accommodated? Sorry off topic again
52:07@anonymous:Do you have any tips on finding research oppurtunities?
53:42@dy2024:I will join for sure tomorrow
54:19@benny:Why is it called a "Cold" email? I,ll be there :)
56:48@y:How and what do you research about College before the interview?
58:58@benny:Would going to a Vocational School for biotech. Best prepare me for med school?
60:08@benny:Yes, College Confidential is a thing :)


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