i have my interview on thursday...

<p>So I've been contacted by local alum and have an interview set up for thursday. The answer is probably obvious, but what kind of <em>basic</em> stuff do they ask u? ur plans for future? hobbies? i know its supposed to be conversational, but having a general idea would make me feel better...</p>

<p>Have no fear! The Yale Alumni Schools Committee's website is here!<br>
<a href="http://www.yale.edu/asc/guidelines/interview.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.yale.edu/asc/guidelines/interview.html&lt;/a>
Most of the interviewer stuff is covered here. Good luck!</p>


<p>do interviewers get copies of ur essays & recs?</p>

<p>great site- thanks!</p>

<p>In the books I've read about Alumni interviews, the interviewers are NOT given copies of your recs or essays. The reasoning behind this is to not sway the interviewer or give any kind of bias for or against you during the interview. Also, the interview is a separate part of your application, and so by giving the interviewer your stats of any kind, it's almost like double-counting or I can't think of the word for it, that part of your app.</p>

<p>Try to not be nervous, and to show your intelligence and not be Miss. America too much. Be yourself, but think a bit on what you're going to answer on the tough questions. Avoid slanglish if possible, or you could explain it as being a modern form of self expression. But don't use too many big words or even better... forget all these rules and just don't be nervous and be yourself!</p>

<p>This might be premature, but it's already November 10 and I haven't been contacted for an alumni interview yet. Kstar's website (which was very helpful; thank you kstar!) said interviewers should have a list of applicants to contact by mid-November. I know some people haven't even received confirmation letters yet, and that Yale is unable to interview all applicants, but I was wondering what's the latest date by which most applicants are contacted. It's not weird that I haven't heard anything yet is it? Thanks!</p>

<p>yea, im in the same situation, justin. if i dont get a confirm email by tuesday, i think ill call them just to check. so its not weird that you havent heard anything yet. it will start to get weird next week.</p>

<p>good luck!</p>