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Jefferson Scholars- 1st round interview

brit8910brit8910 Posts: 183Registered User Junior Member
edited February 2012 in University of Virginia
Hi guys!
I just got my email today saying I made it into the first round of interviews. I was just wondering if anyone knew any stats about how many make it to the first round or even past that. I was very surprised to even make it to the first round and I don't expect to get past it, but I am curious just the same.
Also, does anyone have any tips for the interview/ or advice from those who have already went through the process?
Thanks!
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Replies to: Jefferson Scholars- 1st round interview

  • TangentQueenTangentQueen Posts: 212Registered User Junior Member
    I made it to the first round too. So nervous for interviews, I have mine next week. The e-mail said they're only choosing 10 people from my region to move on to the second round. I'm so skeptical. :(
  • brit8910brit8910 Posts: 183Registered User Junior Member
    my email didnt say how many people they would choose? hmmm...idk! what region are you in?
  • UVAhopefulUVAhopeful Posts: 212Registered User Junior Member
    My email said there were two regional interview rounds. My region has 31 nominees that were selected for the initial interview and only two will move onto the finalist weekend at UVA. I'm not sure how many are making it to the second round of regional interviews though.
  • brit8910brit8910 Posts: 183Registered User Junior Member
    eeeeep! good luck to all, I'm sure you will do awesome! Maybe you could post on here after you have had your interviews to give some advice to the rest of us who havent gone? Ik mine is January 8th...coming up sooon...
  • woosahwoosah Posts: 502Registered User Member
    The interviews last about 10-15 minutes. You will be asked different questions for them to get to know you beyond the essay you wrote. Through your answers share with them who you are and elaborate on your extra curricular activities/passions that are important to you and why. They may also ask other interview type questions, i.e. favorite book/author; a current event important to you. Hope this helps.
  • brit8910brit8910 Posts: 183Registered User Junior Member
    Thank you! it does
  • katzmeowkatzmeow Posts: 34Registered User Junior Member
    Only 10-15 minutes?! Are you sure?!
  • woosahwoosah Posts: 502Registered User Member
    Yes. Most last 15 minutes. Some have only been 10. It depends on the number they are interviewing for the region. How quickly the students move through the process, etc. Make sure you arrive a little early. You are asked 3-5 questions, usually.
  • katzmeowkatzmeow Posts: 34Registered User Junior Member
    Wow. well I emailed one of the committee members and he told me half an hour. I would have preferred 15 minutes :p

    but it is a bit annoying that for me, it's a 45 minute drive for an even shorter interview -_-
  • brit8910brit8910 Posts: 183Registered User Junior Member
    my letter says it lasts about 20 minutes...maybe each region is different in length as well?
  • woosahwoosah Posts: 502Registered User Member
    For the past 10 years this region has been roughly 15 minutes. Your region may not have as many students they interview or they have decided to elongate the time frame to get to know the applicants better. Best of luck!
  • brit8910brit8910 Posts: 183Registered User Junior Member
    Thank you! If you dont mind me asking what region are you from?
  • Dean JDean J Posts: 3,784College Rep Senior Member
    It's a huge ROI if it works out! :) Good luck, everyone!
  • brit8910brit8910 Posts: 183Registered User Junior Member
    Thank you Dean! and "ROI"? hahah I'm not familiar with that?
  • Dean JDean J Posts: 3,784College Rep Senior Member
    ROI = Return on investment

    The return on your 30 minutes investment might be pretty huge! :)
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