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Everything You Need to Know About Alumni Interviews

While the alumni interview is one of the least important components of the highly selective college admissions process, every component matters.

February 23, 2024

Devaluing the College Alumni Interview

The college alumni interview has become increasingly less significant. In late 2022, Brown University even permanently eliminated interviews.

March 24, 2023

The Importance of the Alumni Interview: Tips for Success

Learn the importance of the alumni interview within the context of the holistic college admissions process.

February 11, 2023

MIT Interview Process, Questions, and Tips

Learn about the Massachusetts Institute of Technology interview process. Find out some key tips to ace your MIT interview!

February 3, 2023

Brown Suspends Alumni Interviewing

Brown University Has Opted To Suspend Alumni Interviewing. At A Time When COVID-19 Is Spreading Around The World, It Makes Sense. Learn More.

September 19, 2020

College Interview, Alumni Interview, College Interviewing

The Importance of College Interviews

Many Folks Overstate The Importance Of College Interviews. The College Alumni Interview Is Not Make It Or Break It. Learn More About College Interviewing!

January 3, 2018

Princeton Interviewing

Princeton has changed its policies with respect to alumni interviewing. Princeton interviewers will now need to fill out a questionnaire before interviews.

April 17, 2016

Alumni Interviewing, Alumni Interview, Alumni Interviews

Alumni Interviewing Season

It's alumni interviewing season. We recommend that you leave your Beamer at home as your alumni interviewer may resent you for having such a nice car.

February 6, 2015

What to Wear on College Interviews

Wondering what to wear on college interviews? Dress up. Better to overdress than underdress.

December 2, 2014

A Word on Alumni Interviews

We have a thing or two to say about college alumni interviews. Don't ruin your chances of admission by saying things you shouldn't say!

November 9, 2014

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? We'll tell you.

February 16, 2013

University Interview Advice, College Interview Help, Advice on College Interviewing

College Interview Advice

Since it's interview season for Regular Decision applicants, we wanted to give college interview advice to students who aren't great interviewers.

February 15, 2013

College Interview Behaviors, University Interview Behaviors, Behavior on College Interviews, Nonverbals on College Interviews

College Interview Behavior

It's interview season and we wanted to walk you through some college interview behavior and how it can influence an impression.

January 21, 2013

College Interview Tips, College Interviewing Tips, University Interviewing Tips, Ivy League Interviewing Tips

Tips on College Interviews

We'd like to offer you some tips on college interviews. If you applied Early Decision to a university, there's a good chance you've heard from an alum.

November 20, 2012

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 or don't know to!

November 7, 2012

College Interview

Since it's the season for the college interview, we figured we'd give you a few college interview tips so that you avoid all too common mistakes.

November 6, 2012

College Interview Tips

We've got some college interview tips for you. If you're a rising senior, summer is the time to start preparing for these interviews!

June 6, 2012

University Alumni Interviewers, Alumni Interviewers, Alum Interviewers

College Alumni Interviewers

College alumni interviewers shouldn't be angry when the students they interview don't get in.

March 31, 2012

College Interview Questions

You should have questions prepared in advance of your college interview so that you can cite specifics. The game is specifics.

February 2, 2012

College Admissions Interviewing

In college admissions interviewing, what an alum writes up can often confirm what a college admissions counselor may think.

September 24, 2011


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