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Phone Interview vs. Face to face interview

rawrevlolrawrevlol Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
edited January 2010 in College Admissions

So I got an interview, but the interviewer wanted to do a phone interview instead of a face-to-face one. I have no clue as to whether it is a good thing or bad thing. I really wanted to do a face-to-face interview because I thought that would be better in regards of an interview, but I am not really sure? Thoughts anyone?

Btw. How do people get interviews? I know that I got this one for Princeton because they e-mailed me, but my friend didn't. Is there a specific way to how they are chosen?
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Replies to: Phone Interview vs. Face to face interview

  • Collegestress16Collegestress16 Registered User Posts: 1,162 Senior Member
    face to face is better if you are confident and aren't nervous. But I have a friend who hates interviews and was better off doing a phone instead. Depends on how open you are with strangers.

    interviews are random you dont have a better chance than your friend. just by availiabity of alumni.
  • Connor2010Connor2010 Registered User Posts: 318 Junior Member
    I am awful at phone interviews, I think. I am much more comfortable in person. :P
  • ObstinateObstinate Registered User Posts: 1,873 Senior Member
    In-person>>>on-phone. If anything, think of it as an opportunity to sample goods at Starbucks!

    Kidding, of course. But interviewers usually offer that.
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