people who had their interview

<p>what did your interviewer ask you?
any tips?</p>

<p>I'll tell you tomorrow after 4:00 CT :)</p>

<p>I still haven't been contacted :(</p>

<p>Good luck!</p>

<p>i havent had an email or a letter. Good Luck</p>

<p>im not applying yale EA and i had an on-campus interview, but basically it was extremely low-key. the interviewer said at the very beginning that it was going to be 20min long and meant as a way for me to get to know yale better.</p>

<p>it ended up just a bit over 30min. i talked about myself a bit, but whenever i asked her a question, she would end up responding with a 5min speech, and I asked four pretty thought-out questions, so to tell you the truth we talked about me for a grand total of about 10min.</p>

<p>tell me if you any of you had similar experiences. it was totally different from my swarthmore interview, which was very focused on who i was and all that. i have a feeling that yale doesn't value the interview much at all.</p>

<p>Yeah, the same thing happened to me, Justice. Yale prob doesn't value it too much. My Georgetown interview was 1 hour long and AWESOME. The person was really chill and I felt like I was having a conversation with a friend.</p>

<p>My Yale interview was pretty good. I just didn't have an instant connection with my interviewer, but it went well anyway. Basically, I didn't get asked too many interview-type questions because I had a lot to say. I brought my transcript/scores/activities list with me... I know that a lot of places actively discourage doing so, but I thought it was helpful. I interviewed at four schools, and before I gave it to them, I gave them a little speech about how they didn't have to touch it if they wanted to but that some people found it helpful. One school (Haverford) didn't take it, but it was actually kind of funny because my interviewer wound up asking me much more academically-centered questions than any of my other interviewers (such as what classes I was taking in my senior year). My Wesleyan interviewer was very appreciative of it. She said she would look at it after the interview, and that it was helpful because some students talk about how hard they work in school and how they get great grades, so she writes about that in her comments, and then the application comes in and the student did horribly in school. She basically said that the transcript I brought would let her see if the interview and the transcript were consistent with each other. </p>

<p>ANYWAY, at Yale, I gave my interviewer the folder with my disclaimer, and she wound up taking it. I put my activities list on top, and as a result, most of the conversation was spent discussing my activities. ("So, I see that you like student goverment." "Yes... blahblahblah.") If you want to direct your interview to what your are comfortable with, I would recommend bringing an activities resume. Again, the only "classic interview" I had (with a lot of tough interview-style questions, such as "what would you do with a year of free time and unlimited financial resources?") was at Haverford, where the interviewer did not take my folder.</p>