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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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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College Interviews

The college interview by an alum or an admissions officer is an opportunity for the university to which you are applying to get to know you. Regularly on our blogs and newsletters, we discuss the questions that are typically posed, what would be considered positive and negative responses, and how … 

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