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CWRU Interview

roadrunner0130roadrunner0130 Registered User Posts: 26 Junior Member
Hey everyone, I'm doing the case western reserve interview in the next couple days and was wondering if anyone had any information on what they ask or what they expect? Thanks in advance!
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Replies to: CWRU Interview

  • Eeyore123Eeyore123 Registered User Posts: 1,024 Senior Member
    First, they abbreviate the school CWRU.

    Do you know the mascot? I always find that an interesting question to ask someone. Especially about a school that isn't well known for their athletics.
  • roadrunner0130roadrunner0130 Registered User Posts: 26 Junior Member
    @Eeyore123 RIP my chances lmao, but thanks. Yeah, this is one of my possible matches, so I'm really looking at this school for the first time, thanks for the info!
  • mikemacmikemac Registered User Posts: 10,127 Senior Member
    at some point any interviewer is going to ask "do you have any questions?" That is your time to show that you have read the material on their website, thought about what it would be like to be a student there, and then ask some pertinent questions.
  • bopperbopper Forum Champion CWRU Posts: 12,385 Forum Champion
    First of all, relax. Take this opportunity to kind of tell a story about yourself...your application will list all of the activities you have done and the courses you have taken...but interviews allow you to add to that.

    I would search here in CC on "interview questions" to get an idea of some common ones.

    Make sure you can answer "What drew you to our University?"


    The other thing to think about is "What is a college looking for?"

    They are looking for intellectual curiosity, community involvement, leadership, if you have overcome obstacles, interest in their college. So weave those into your answers.

    So don't just say you were French Club Vice President, but that you planned and advertised an event that 100 students attended...you had to interact with the administration at your school, etc etc.

    I do interviews and I talked to someone who didn't have a ton of Extracurriculars...but it turned out that his parents were divorcing and he spent a great deal of time taking care of his brother...so we talked about the leadership aspects of that, etc.

    Also, at the end of the interview, the intervier often asks if you have any questions for them. You want to have a couple of questions ready.
    Questions you can ask:

    (if the interviewer attended the college) What made you choose the college?
    What is your favorite and least favorite aspects of the college?
    What makes this college unique?
    Can you describe a typical student at Case is like?
    What were some of your favorite traditions at the college?

    Do bring your resume (in whatever format you have)...it is useful to have to cover all bases. They may or may not want to use it.

  • roadrunner0130roadrunner0130 Registered User Posts: 26 Junior Member
    Thanks everyone...especially @bopper
  • bopperbopper Forum Champion CWRU Posts: 12,385 Forum Champion
    @roadrunner0130 After you have your interview, share anything you think other students would want to know about interviewing.
  • roadrunner0130roadrunner0130 Registered User Posts: 26 Junior Member
    @bopper The interview wasn't that bad honestly, it really felt like more of a conversation. I kind of blanked out a bit when talking about myself, so definitely better to rehearse before you go because the stress might just get to you.
  • bopperbopper Forum Champion CWRU Posts: 12,385 Forum Champion
    What kind of questions did they ask, @roadrunner0130 ?
  • roadrunner0130roadrunner0130 Registered User Posts: 26 Junior Member
    First one was: "Who are you?" Then a lot of questions like "What do you do outside of school...", "If your friends had three words to describe you with, what would they be, etc." She asked a lot about debate because that's an activity I spend a lot of time on.
  • roadrunner0130roadrunner0130 Registered User Posts: 26 Junior Member
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