Guide to College Interviews

Recorded Tuesday, October 13 at 12:00 AM

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About this livestream


The alumni interview is part of many schools’ application process. They can feel like a big deal since interviews are usually the only face-to-face interaction an applicant will have with someone who has a say in their admissions decision. Moriah will cover what to expect in an alumni interview, the weight they hold, and how to best prepare for one.

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Undergrad College: University of Pennsylvania '19

Major: English and Women’s Studies

Work Experience: I'm passionate about merging storytelling, psychology, and spirituality to co-create experiences that transform people. In addition to advising students with CollegeVine, I work as a life coach and freelance writer.

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 Moriah and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
53:25@anonymous:Is it recommended to send a resume ahead of the interview date ?
54:39@aida.sall2023:Last question - How do you make sure you don't end up sounding too reheased?
56:34@anonymous:When talking about a "resume" in this context do you mean a typical employment related resume or more of a resume that may show and discuss your extracurriculars/activities?
58:02@anonymous:does we have an interview for international students? applying for scholarship
59:02@R:If we are having a conversation, is it okay to ask questions during the interview, like you'd talk with a friend?
60:58@anonymous:How long usually the interview will be, and how many questions should i prepare for?
63:02@aida.sall2023:What do you think would be a great response to that question - I feel like people always say that they are a perfectionist as a response to that question.
67:38@mimi:How long should be a high school student's resume?
68:05@mimi:Can you share the links where you find the info you mentioned about MIT interviews?


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