Alumni Interviews and Privilege

There’s an interesting piece on “The Huffington Post” by Jim Downs, an Associate Professor of History and American Studies at Connecticut College, that we wanted to draw to your attention. Entitled “No, She Didn’t! Affirmative Action and Alumni Admissions Reps,” Downs describes a situation in which he was at a … 

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Young College Interviewers

Young college interviewers are quite common so don’t be surprised if you go in for your Yale interview and find that your interviewer doesn’t look much older than you. Young alumni have a lot of energy and they’re fresh out of their college experiences. Maybe they’re underemployed and have time … 

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Mistakes on College Interviews

It’s college admissions interview season and we thought we’d share with you a number of common mistakes on college interviews so that you can hope to avoid them. This post on “US News & World Report” entitled “Avoid These Top College Admissions Interview Mistakes” by Bradford Holmes isn’t bad. It … 

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Ivy League Interviewing

Students and parents, it’s Ivy League interviewing season. Yes, it’s college interviewing season in general but, as you may know from reading our blog or taking a cursory glance at our company’s name, we do have an Ivy League slant. Parents and students often ask us if we can help … 

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College Interviewing Advice

Here’s some college interviewing advice for you: keep an eye out for “the turn.” Don’t know what “the turn” is in a college interview? That’s ok. We’re about to tell you. The turn is when the college interviewer shifts the focus to selling his or her university rather than asking … 

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College Interview Advice

Since it’s college interview season for Regular Decision applicants, we wanted to give college interview advice to students who aren’t necessarily great interviewers. If you’re a blob, don’t interview. Blobs, as defined now, are students who show no demonstrable personality, who don’t interact well with people, and don’t leave a … 

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College Interview Behavior

It’s college interview season for those who applied Regular Decision to colleges and we wanted to walk you through some college interview behavior and how it can influence an impression. Specifically, we’re going to speak about nonverbal behaviors. Often times, one’s nonverbal behavior can unknowingly convey messages to an interviewer … 

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Tips on College Interviews

We’d like to offer you some tips on college interviews. After all, if you applied Early Decision or Early Action to a university, there’s a good chance you’ve heard or will hear from an alum of the school to which you applied. That alum is likely calling you to schedule … 

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College Interviewing Tip

Here’s a college interviewing tip for you: Send a thank you note! You’d be amazed how many students either forget to do this simple thing, are too lazy to do it, or don’t realize that they should. Writing thank you notes after college interviews — and for any and all … 

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College Interview

Since it’s the season for college interviews, we figured we’d give you a few college interview tips so that you avoid the mistakes that so many college applicants make. During the interview, pay careful attention to your interviewer. If you talk too much, there’s a good chance that your interviewer … 

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