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My CRAZY UCLA Alumni Scholarship Interview experience...

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Replies to: My CRAZY UCLA Alumni Scholarship Interview experience...

  • leggomyeggoleggomyeggo Registered User Posts: 154 Junior Member
    Placer County (Auburn/Lincoln/Roseville/Rocklin area)
  • nobleguy05nobleguy05 Registered User Posts: 257 Junior Member
    Ok, yeah. You're closer to where the interview was than I am. You definitely woulda been there :)
  • sweetdreams87sweetdreams87 Registered User Posts: 773 Member
    does anyone know whether the people at the area interview are the same people who were at the district interview? cause i wanna know if i can reuse some of my stuff ;)
  • nobleguy05nobleguy05 Registered User Posts: 257 Junior Member
    Last night the person in charge of the next round called me. Five people are interviewing for two spots to go to state. It's going to be heald in the state capital building; apparently several UCLA alumni work there.

    Anyway, to answer your question, the guy told me that two of the people who were at my last interview will be there. I'm not sure if this is how it will work in all districts, though.

    What "stuff" were you planning to reuse?
  • sweetdreams87sweetdreams87 Registered User Posts: 773 Member
    well, i know they're going to be different questions, but a lot of them you can use the same funny stories, anecdotes, thoughts, etc.
  • nobleguy05nobleguy05 Registered User Posts: 257 Junior Member
    Yeah. In my interview I didn't even talk much about myself, with the exception of the "Why do you want to go to UCLA?" question. We'll see if the next round is different.
  • darkfoxdarkfox Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    Good job on your interview, Nobleboy! You certainly worked for it.

    I was invited to an interview in my area as well (oh, just a one-hour drive in the rain each way), but I didn't qualify. The panel asked me the JFK quote question first, which threw me off since I hadn't expected such.. unique questions. The other ones asked about "three criteria you used to select colleges and to which did you apply to," "if you could be asked one question what would it be and why," and "tell us a joke" (that one was the weirdest, but the easiest to come up with an answer for). I wish I had practiced because I was so nervous that I stumbled and paused a lot. >_< And I really needed the money. Oh well. I'm going to try to send the panel a thank you letter tomorrow.

    I heard that if the students who make it to finals decide not to go to UCLA, the alumni association will give the scholarship to someone else. Maybe someone can clarify this. Or anyone who didn't go to finals can just wait and see.
  • nobleguy05nobleguy05 Registered User Posts: 257 Junior Member
    Omg... Most of those questions I can handle, but the joke one? I would TOTALLY PANIC. I couldn't even think of one off the top of my head if my friends asked, let alone the district interviewers for a huge scholarship at the school I'm dying to go to!!! I'm going to prepare to answer that just in case.

    I really should send them a thank you note... I don't have their addresses...
  • sweetdreams87sweetdreams87 Registered User Posts: 773 Member
    wow the joke one I would die on for sure.

    for a thank you note, maybe you can send it to the person in c/o the alumni center?
  • whatnemesismeanswhatnemesismeans Registered User Posts: 120 Junior Member
    to nobleguy05: congrats!! i'm so happy for you :) i got an alumni scholarship but i didn't get invited to compete for the 15,000.. and yes, i think it's 15,000 too, but i could just be stupid and kinda out of it.. haha.. but anyway, i'm not too good with random questions, haha.. i'm more used to the standard philosophical-miss-america-idealized-BS type stuff.. haha jk.. GOOD LUCK AT STATE FINALS!
  • nobleguy05nobleguy05 Registered User Posts: 257 Junior Member
    sweetdreams87, I think I'll do that. I'm waiting until I hear if I made state before I send the note.

    whatnemesismenas, congrats on your scholarship!!! I appreciate your good luck wishes. I'm not totally sure if I made it to state yet, I go on Sunday for one final interview. Five will interview, two will make it. I really hope I make it. But if not, I still have $4,000. Thanks!!!

    :)
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