A Call for Colleges To Better Police Alumni Interviews

While the alumni interview is not one of the most important components of the highly selective college admissions process, it is a component and as such it would behoove all colleges that offer these interviews to maintain a better overall standard for how they’re conducted. Regular readers of our college … 

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The Importance of College Interviews

The college interview can make or break one’s case for admission to highly selective colleges, right? If you read a bunch of articles online about the importance of the college interview, you might very well come away thinking that the interview is paramount to a student’s success in the admissions … 

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The College Interview is Overrated

Much like Chandler Parsons, perhaps the NBA’s most overrated and overpaid player, the college interview is overrated. Now don’t get us wrong. Saying something offensive or cruel or inconsistent with your application can certainly derail your application to a highly selective school. But in our experience, students and particularly their … 

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Overvaluing College Interviews

Folks often write in something like this: “My son needs help with college interviews.” When we see something like this, we often wonder why so many parents essentially overemphasize the importance of the college interview and underemphasize the rest. The truth is that alumni interviews are a part of the … 

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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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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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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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