Anyone ever bring their essay to interview?

<p>I know some people bring a copy of their resume/activities sheet, but has anyone brought a copy of their essay. A friend of mine just told me that she did this. thought it was kind of odd.</p>

<p>I would not bring your essay but I definitely would bring two copies of your resume (one for the interviewer and one for you to refer to).</p>

<p>That is odd. No, a resume is ok, but no need to bring an essay.</p>

<p>I did. A cv and my essay. Just personal preference .</p>

<p>I don't understand the point of doing that.</p>

<p>The admissions office's best hope--for themselves and for you--in an interview is that they'll learn something about you that they didn't learn from your written application. Going over ground covered in your essay would be redundant, whether you're interviewing on campus at the admissions office (where they have your essay, for goodness' sake!), or off-campus with an alumnus or alumna. If you interview with an alum, he or she will submit a report to the admissions office. But if that report only rehashes what's in the rest of your application, what have you gained?</p>

<p>So if you're taking your essay to the interview so you can refer to it, there isn't much benefit in doing that. And if you're not taking your essay to the interview in order to refer to it, what's the point in taking it?</p>

<p>lol, that's so try-hard and pathetic and unreasonable. Do you seriously expect people to read your essay right there in front of you and critique it? If I were an interviewer, I'd laugh at you for doing that, seriously.</p>

<p>Essay -- unnecessary.</p>

<p>But I suppose it couldn't hurt to have a copy with you (I don't think it will come up)</p>

<p>I've been a Harvard interviewer for many years and no one has ever brought their essay. It isn't necessary. If someone did bring it, I would be very happy to read it as I love reading essays (especially good ones), but that's just me. I wouldn't advise anyone to do it.</p>

<p>Absolutely no need to bring an essay. Absolutely none. It's a complete waste of time.</p>