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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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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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 is an opportunity for the university to which you are applying to get to know you. Regularly on the pages of our college admissions blog, we discuss the questions that are typically posed, what would be considered positive and negative responses, and how you can maximize your … 

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