The colleges are interested. They’re requesting interviews with you. Whether you’re sitting down with an alumnus, a current student or an admissions counselor, our interview prep at DC College Counseling ensures students are poised, confident and ready to showcase themselves in any interview scenario.
An interview, whether in person or on a video call, is another opportunity for students to sell themselves while allowing their passions and personalities to shine. Here are three key tips to ace your next college interview!
1. PRETEND YOU’RE THE INTERVIEWER
Put yourself in the shoes of the interviewer. What would they want to know about you and your plans for the future? Once you’ve brainstormed 5-10 questions they may ask, generate answers to those questions.
2. WHAT DO YOU NEED FROM THEM?
Are you seeking clarification from something you read online? Are you interested in how you can build your own curriculum? Do you want to know if you can start your own organization on campus? Come up with 3-5 solid questions that could not be answered through online research. Dig deep and get creative, show your interviewer that while they may have done their homework on you, you also did your homework on the school.
3. PRACTICE, AND THEN KEEP PRACTICING
Again, and again, and again. Nerves are natural, but you want to put yourself in a position of strength, where you know you will succeed. Rehearsing is how you do this. Whether you’re driving home from school or standing in front of your mirror, make time in the days leading up to your interview to practice both asking and answering the questions you’ve formulated above.
For further support and guidance on how to master the art of an interview, contact our office to schedule an appointment!