College Interviewing Season

Many students are getting calls and emails from alumni interviewers these days. We so often hear from parents and students something like this: “My daughter got an email for an interview at Princeton. So they must think she is a strong candidate…” While we do hate to burst bubbles, some … 

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Alumni Interviewers Gone Rogue

While many highly selective colleges are quite straightforward with applicants that alumni interview evaluations aren’t a big component of a student’s case for admission (and they’re telling the truth about this!), we’d like to point out that colleges can do a better job of screening their alumni interviewers. And while … 

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Alumni Interview Prep

Interested in alumni interview prep? If you applied Early Decision or Early Action, there’s a good chance you’ll be receiving an email (if you haven’t received one already) from an alumnus or alumna in your area offering to interview you. While the alumni interview is by no means the most … 

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College Alumni Interviewing

There was an editorial in “The Los Angeles Times” some days back entitled “Why I won’t reenlist as a Yale alumni interviewer” written by Ben Orlin, an alumnus of Yale University, that we figured we’d share with our readers. We know what you’re thinking. Who in Los Angeles reads? But, … 

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Weird Admissions Interviews

There’s a piece in “The Chronicle of Higher Education” by Eric Hoover that we figured we’d share. The piece is entitled “When Admissions Interviews Get Weird” and it’s quite an entertaining read. It starts off with a tale about a Republican presidential candidate, Senator Ted Cruz. He showed up hung … 

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Alumni Interviewing Season

It’s alumni interviewing season! We’ve previously discussed the do’s and don’ts of nonverbal behavior on college alumni interviews. Exhibiting the nonverbal behavior of “Shark Tank’s” Kevin  O’Leary would not be in the best interest of an interviewee. Mr. Wonderful’s nonverbal cues display a bit of arrogance and quite a lot … 

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Interviews with Alumni

It’s the season for alumni interviews! For those applicants who applied Regular Decision, your cell phone might be ringing off the hook with interview requests. No, you’re not Kim Kardashian. Alumni of the schools you applied to are just fulfilling their obligation to their alma maters by reaching out to … 

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What to Wear on College Interviews

Wondering what to wear on college interviews? Wonder no more. It’s college alumni interviewing season. Maybe you received a phone call on your cell or at home. Maybe you got an email from an alum asking if you’d be interested in meeting with him or her to discuss your interest … 

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A Word on Alumni Interviews

It’s college alumni interview season! So if you pick up the phone (or if a parent or pool cleaner picks up the phone in your home), be sure to be nice. If that alumni interviewer asks if you’re available next Thursday at 4 PM to meet him at Starbucks for … 

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Alumni Interview Availability

If you get a call from an alum at a university to which you applied asking that you meet her at 5 PM on either the following Monday or Tuesday for your alumni interview, you should absolutely make yourself available. Too often, students take their sweet time in writing back … 

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