One of the most stressful things about my transition to college was getting my randomly assigned roommate. Getting the email with the name of the…
I need to preface this blog: Alumni interviews are optional!
If, by chance, you are someone seeking out an interview, then this blog will provide some tips for a meaningful interview.
1. Be Kind to Yourself
These interviews are not meant to intimidate you – so, as much as you are able, try not to let worries or anxieties overtake you. They really are set up to be informal exchange and a chance for you to understand more about Tufts and hopefully walk away with a better understanding of if Tufts feels like a good school for you.
2. Be Prepared to Talk about Yourself
Just as you are able to ask the interviewer questions, they will also want to ask you questions. If you are not used to talking about yourself, ask a family member or friend (perhaps someone who is also considering doing an interview) to sit and practice with you (think mock interview session).
3. Ask Questions Important To You
These applies to all of the college process (Read Associate Director of Admissions Lindsay Pike’s blog for more on this), but be prepared to ask questions that are actually important to you. Tufts does a great job of covering the basics about Tufts through a variety of methods (virtual information sessions, in-person sessions, website information) and it will serve you immensely to do that ground-level research beforehand and go to the interview with questions that are directly related to what you hope to get out of the college experience.
4. Let Them Know If You Can’t Make it
As with anything, be sure to let them know if something unexpected comes up and you are no longer able to show up for the interview. We all understand that things happen and if the interviewer is able, they will be happy to reschedule.