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bad to say if you don't get it, it'll be okay, since it's about what you make of it?

Code HCode H Registered User Posts: 611 Member
edited February 2010 in Princeton University
i always say to my interviewers at the end that no matter what happens, i know that i'll be okay because it's about what I do with my education and that if x-school rejects me, i'll be fine with it.

i truly believe that.

but i just want to know what you guys think about this: good or bad?
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Replies to: bad to say if you don't get it, it'll be okay, since it's about what you make of it?

  • almostcrimesalmostcrimes Registered User Posts: 57 Junior Member
    do any of your interviewers ask you what you'll do if you're rejected?
    otherwise, i think its out of place to mention anything about it. it shows your positive attitude, but i don't think it's worth risking mentioning it, if you're not asked.
  • Code HCode H Registered User Posts: 611 Member
    yea, all of them askd me about how i'll feel if it doesn't work out.
  • randombetchrandombetch Registered User Posts: 1,079 Senior Member
    Well, I guess if they asked you then that's a smart answer. I hope you conveyed that you'll feel at least somewhat disappointed if you don't get in though...
  • srrinathsrrinath Registered User Posts: 2,363 Senior Member
    I'm only calling it as I see it, so no offense intended, but it would seem like a contrived attempt at demonstrating maturity. The irony is that anybody who's maturely considering XYZ University as a viable option for his/her higher education would be far more interested in the unique programs/culture/reputation/opportunities that can be found there (especially in the top-tier colleges, where the differentiation is found in such unique incentives to attend). This means of assessing your college choices would lead to a different outlook as compared to your its-okay-if-XYZ-rejects-me attitude.

    I'm not exactly faulting you here, and it's certainly wise not to become overly (unreasonably) attached to a prospective college and it's certainly a good idea to plan on making the best of whichever college you eventually end up in, but at the same time, it's the sign of maturity to recognize that not all colleges are going to be equal.
  • Collegestress16Collegestress16 Registered User Posts: 1,162 Senior Member
    How many interviews have you had? It's quite odd that all of them asked how you would feel if you were rejected ( not trying to be cruel but do they feel like you will get rejected? Is that why they are asking?). I find your answer very sensible and mature but you should include some hint of sadness if it is your top choice.
  • cdld2008cdld2008 Registered User Posts: 300 Junior Member
    ^ i concur
  • kenhungkkkenhungkk Registered User Posts: 278 Junior Member
    ^ I concur.
  • altruitionaltruition Registered User Posts: 432 Member
    ^ I concur.
  • IMaGeckoIMaGecko Registered User Posts: 370 Member
    ^ I concur.
  • mathsciencedudemathsciencedude Registered User Posts: 1,802 Senior Member
    ^ I do not disagree
  • Collegestress16Collegestress16 Registered User Posts: 1,162 Senior Member
    LOL!^ I think I hurt Code H's feelings:( He didn't provide a counterattack about how his interview was phenomenal like most CCer's would!
  • lovedisempowerslovedisempowers Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Haha, doesnt mean that he is hurt! I wonder if he is already asleep, oblivious to all our conjectures about him. Hmm..
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