Category Archive: interviews

Apr 02

5 Questions Asked By a Harvard Admissions Interviewer

”’What have you read recently?’ With this question, Bayor says she would try to determine how intellectually curious and engaged in the world the students were. “You want someone basically who is already at an adult level in terms of their ability to have a conversation, their ability to have many, many topics that are …

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Jul 10

Recommended College Interviews

“I noticed that a number of colleges ‘recommend’ or ‘highly recommend’ an admissions interview. My own institution uses this same phrase in our viewbook and on our website. But, I bet there are plenty of families who may not know what exactly a college really wants. So, in this case, I have to side with …

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Mar 09

Interviews For Ivy League Alums Are Failing

If you aren’t aware of this, it is still the case. The interviewers are getting frustrated as well. “Alumni interviewers like University of Pennsylvania graduate Andrew Ross say they’re getting annoyed that fewer of the students they endorse win acceptance. Some are ignoring calls to do more and others are quitting the volunteer job altogether. …

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Mar 01

Using Twitter To See Which College Is Right

“Social media has changed the way high school seniors are approaching the college application process. It has, at the same time, influenced the way that college admissions offices are recruiting and potentially selecting the best and the brightest students.” Read more by clicking here.

Jan 25

Find Out What College Admissions Officers Wrote About You

“A group of Stanford students have discovered a way to access their own confidential admissions files — including comments by admissions officers, criticisms of their applications, and information about how their status as minorities, athletes, or legacies affected their applications.” Read more by clicking here.

Nov 02

To Send Or Not To Send–Supplemental Documents

To send or not to send supplemental documents–that is the question. Tufts has put together a quite interesting flow chart of how they see it. It’s worth taking a look by clicking here.

Oct 19

The College Application Mistake That Will Kill Your Chances

“Most students complete a college application in the order it’s written: giving their name and address, listing their awards and test scores, embracing the large essay that outlines their life (or wrestling with that essay, which is a special kind of embrace) and completely overlooking that dinky little essay that comes near the end.” Read …

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Mar 23

Inside The Admissions Process…

Although this article is about the admissions process at George Washington University, it can generally apply to college admissions throughout the country. Listen to the conversation between admission officers. It can offer great insight. When I work with students, I am sure to advise them on how to maximize their options through an exceptional application. …

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Mar 02

How do students succeed these days?

Google had determined that “G.P.A.’s are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless. … We found that they don’t predict anything.” So what counts? Click here for this right on the money article by Thomas Friedman.

Nov 18

Gaming for a Job: Could Video Games Replace The Job Interview?

This is incredible! No more interviews? A new way of hiring? A new way to get into college? Anything is possible. Check out this new software. You play the game and feedback is provided!  http://fusion.net/Modern_Life/video/gaming-job-interviews-234970 and  http://www.knack.it/