While the college interview, if required, is only one step of the entire college application process, this is truly your time to make yourself stand out 🤩 from the application body and show your personality in direct conversation. In this 30-60 minute conversation (usually with an alumnus from the school), you have the opportunity to talk more about yourself and your passions and let the university learn 🧠 more about what type of person you are. If you don't know what you want to do or what career paths interest you, make sure to check out this guide
about discovering yourself.
To learn more about the college interview process and breakdown, check out the Fiveable-created guide here
The elevator pitch of yourself to the school is one of the most important parts of the interview. This is typically a 45 to 60-second sales pitch 🧑💼 giving more context about your background, your passions, and why you want to go to the specific school. The basic idea is that you should be able to demonstrate 2 or 3 of the most important traits of yourself in the time of an average elevator ride. To start planning out your pitch, take a look at the guide below:
For more tips and example questions, check out this
guide about college interviews or this one
about student interviews.
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