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Stanford Alumni Interview Advice?

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  • 123456789woop123456789woop 37 replies8 threads Junior Member
    For those who interviewed, how long was it?
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  • FindersKeepersFindersKeepers 2 replies0 threads New Member
    edited January 2015
    Hello Stanford admit to the class of 2015 here and scanning through this I wanted to say a few things. Not to put any pressure on anyone but I honestly feel my interview made a positive difference for me. My interview was only supposed to be 30 minutes to an hour but went for 90 minutes. My interviewer and I got along splendidly and just talked to each other. It was a really quality conversation. My advice is to be yourself. Be as honest and authentic as possible, because you want whatever college you go to to want you for you. Be polite and take deep breaths. Good luck to all.
    edited January 2015
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  • JustOneDadJustOneDad 5726 replies119 threads Senior Member
    edited January 2015
    ^^You were admitted to the class of 2019. :-)

    BTW, Do you still like Chinese food after 4-1/2 years?
    edited January 2015
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  • snowboardchick97snowboardchick97 100 replies14 threads Junior Member
    @FindersKeepers‌ congratulations on the acceptance!

    I'm not sure about my interview :/ I was thirty minutes late because I was at an archery tournament where the scoring turned out badly but we had to stay to the end if we wanted to claim our prize (otherwise it'd be revoked and given to the next best scorer, which is just SO AGGRAVATING.) My interviewer was very understanding about it and we started off talking about archery, but I'm just so sorry that it had to happen that day and I made her waste a whole fifteen minutes waiting my gosh...

    Also, I had a lot of questions about the university and all, and she answered them, but the interview itself wasn't the best.
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  • 123456789woop123456789woop 37 replies8 threads Junior Member
    Just had my interview today. It was supposed to be about an hour but went for three and a half hours -- we had a really great conversation about my life and interests, Stanford, and her experiences. It went for crazy long and I didn't even realize it until afterward. Hopefully great interviews can have some impact.
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  • RdtsmithRdtsmith 814 replies58 threads Member
    Interviewer called my son to tell him he had sent an email, so be aware how you answer your cell phone and always answer politely. It may be a Stanford alum!
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  • 2562ivy2562ivy 71 replies0 threads Junior Member
    S had an interview last week. She was nice and friendly, last about 45 mins. She didn't ask to see his resume unlike Princeton and Yale.
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  • JustOneDadJustOneDad 5726 replies119 threads Senior Member
    Is there some reason one can't always answer their cell phone politely?
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  • RdtsmithRdtsmith 814 replies58 threads Member
    We were driving in a car and it was very loud and instead of yelling into phone he answered politely. That's what I meant. Not that he's typically rude.
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  • real99real99 31 replies13 threads Junior Member
    edited February 2016
    For those reading this do not stress out. The interview was laid back and was more so conducted to inform about the school than alter the interviewee's application.
    edited February 2016
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