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duke interview 2021

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  • ccag7ccag7 Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
    i had mine for ED...just be yourself and have a practice interview with a friend or counselor. maybe bring a resume with current classes and activities to help guide the interview
  • CrabCakes735CrabCakes735 Registered User Posts: 53 Junior Member
    I didn't get contacted for an interview yet. Can they request interviews after the application deadline??
  • wannabeBlueDevilwannabeBlueDevil Registered User Posts: 73 Junior Member
    I haven't received any email yet about an interview. When should I expect to hear by?
  • BB1313BB1313 Registered User Posts: 172 Junior Member
    Don't prepare too much besides thinking through a few answers to common questions (Why is your favorite book your favorite? Who would you most like to meet? Why Duke?) and deciding what you want to convey that may not be on your app already.
    Also, make sure to email them and say thank you. My friend's mom is an alumni interviewer and told me that she never gives 5s unless they email-- perhaps not standard, but it doesn't hurt!
  • Eeeee127Eeeee127 Registered User Posts: 884 Member
    I just set up my Duke interview today!
  • QMusicQMusic Registered User Posts: 432 Member
    @Eeeee127 Did you have your interview yet, if so how did it go? I just had my interview a few days ago and I think it went great. The interview was really conversational and my interviewer told a lot of stories about her time at Duke. Sent a post-interview thank you email and she said it was nice to meet my dad and I (Yes, my dad was there during the interview). She also said that she's a fan of "completely honest" feedback and said that I did beautifully.
  • Eeeee127Eeeee127 Registered User Posts: 884 Member
    It went well he was like 50 and pretty nice and worked at gm and I told him my dad also works at gm but then I asked him how would you change duke or your experience at Duke ajd idk if he was got upset bur he was like I'm nkt in the authority to say what Duke should do I got am excellent education. I guess older ppl r more conservative? I ask that question to younger interviewers and they answered it fine. But I did send a thank you note and he said thanks for your enthusiasm for duke so i dont think it was that important. @QMusic
  • bluedevil12345bluedevil12345 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    Having interviewed students for nearly 10 years, I have some basic etiquette advice:
    1. If you list a phone number in your application, ensure this is a number that you check every day. If (like at my home) you NEVER check the house line, do not list it.
    2. The same goes for email - check your email every day. Adults communicate via email. And, we communicate efficiently by email. Keep responses on a 24-48 hour response window, and ALWAYS use proper grammar, spelling, and letter format.
    3. Realize that the interviewers contacting you are not only volunteers but are busy people. The interviewers in my region are primarily physicians, lawyers, and a few of us are consultants or business owners. Many regularly work 80+ hour weeks. Some interviewers ask when you are available and find a time from there - respond quickly and candidly. Some offer you a specific time, like an employer would for a job interview. Those of us who use the specific time method are often much more limited in our free time. Do not as for a different time. It simply does not exist. Make it work. Do not assume that you are the only applicant we are trying to schedule (regional chairs likely speak with 25+ applicants a season, in particular). Do not assume that we are available "after school". Be flexible and realize that you're the applicant here. If you wouldn't do it for a job interview, don't do it here (and if you aren't sure - ask your guidance counselor what to do.)
    4. Interviews run from 12/15-2/15 on average: don't worry if you haven't been contacted on January 5. But, feel free to reach out to our ALUMNI OFFICE or the ADMISSIONS OFFICE. Do not call an interviewer you know, or track down your friend's interviewer. They simply don't know.
    5. We get that not ever kid is effusive and outgoing, but please - be personable, be conversational. If interviewing is not your thing, best to submit a 4th recommendation.
    6. Ask questions. "What's your favorite Duke experience" is fine, but be specific in other questions. Go beyond the surface. We know what's on the website, and if you're asking about that, we can see your underprepared.
    7. If your parents MADE you apply, and you are going to "throw" the interview, decline it. Please don't waste our time - we do our best to not waste yours.
    8. Always send a follow up thank you. Not that it's necessary, but you should be doing this for your references, your future employers, etc. Get into the habit now.

    Lastly, remember that the interview is one piece of a giant puzzle.
  • bluedevil12345bluedevil12345 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    FYI for other students - parents should never be present during interviews. We know that the give you a ride etc. They could say hi, but etiquette dictates that they never are present.
  • sgopal2sgopal2 Registered User Posts: 3,074 Senior Member
    Agree. Parents don't need to be part of the interview.
  • yongbtsbapyongbtsbap Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
    uhhh should i be worried if i havent gotten an interview yet?

    i know for sure that i live in a place that is assigned interviews though... (big city)
  • LaikaDoodlesLaikaDoodles Registered User Posts: 144 Junior Member
    @yongbtsbap I haven't either, and I'm pretty close to a large city as well. I'm assuming I won't be contacted.
  • BrunoBear1964BrunoBear1964 Registered User Posts: 145 Junior Member
    Same. I live near a pretty big city and I have friends that were interviewed, but no contact yet. I did apply after the priority deadline though.
  • yongbtsbapyongbtsbap Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
    @LaikaDoodles @Y2JRedskins hey guys, i called the duke admissions office last week and they said that the last applicants were notified the second week of february, so it looks like we won't be getting an interview.

    hopefully this doesn't damage our chances too much :(
  • BrunoBear1964BrunoBear1964 Registered User Posts: 145 Junior Member
    I submitted an additional rec along with my app so I hope that will suffice
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