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Do not discuss prestige, the fact that the school is close to home or convenient. What do you plan on studying? It’s alright if you’re still undecided but you must have an idea of what interests you. This should be addressed early in the college admissions process. If you’re interested in architecture, make sure the school offers courses on architecture! This is where your faculty emails are beneficial. Interviewers will love to hear that you’ve not only thoroughly researched the major but made an effort to network with the faculty mentor. Colleges want to ensure students are taking advantage of the resources they’ve invested in and your willingness to reach out is a great indicator of your willingness to take advantage of everything your dream school has to offer. [email protected]
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What would you contribute to this school? This is a fun question! It’s an opportunity for you to demonstrate not only your self awareness but also you familiarity with the school. Additionally, it shows your commitment to serving others. Of course schools want to provide you with a wonderful academic experience, but they also want to benefit from the unique backgrounds and talents of the admitted students. Know the school’s mission and values and how you plan to emulate them. Are there any activities or organizations you started at your school that you hope to bring to the university? What’s unique about your background that no other student would offer? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Try the following if you’re unsure of where to begin. Pick three things you want to do in ten years. For example: In ten years I’d like to work as a consultant for nonprofits focused on domestic violence. I also hope to continue by hobby of documentary film-making, and travel to Greece with my family. And then...pick things about the school that will help you achieve those goals. For example : A certificate in Public Policy, elective on documentary film, and study abroad opportunities. So your answer would sound something like this… In ten years I’d like to work as a consultant for nonprofits focused on domestic violence. I also hope to continue by hobby of documentary film-making, and travel to Greece with my family. I’m hoping the certificate in Public policy, documentary film classes, and Greek language classes will help me achieve these goals. [email protected]
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What would you change about your high school? This question is similar to “What will you contribute to this school?” It’s also an opportunity for you to demonstrate how you respond to dissatisfaction. Do you let it fester or do something about it? Additionally, this question is a great way of framing your leadership roles. An example of a wonderful response is as follows: “Well my first few years in high school, I was disappointed my school didn’t have a peer tutoring program. I always struggled with math and would have appreciated a free resource to help me improve my grades. My junior year of high school I formed a peer tutoring program. Though I
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