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student2271student2271 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
edited January 2012 in Wake Forest University
Can the interview experience be used against you in any way in the admissions decision?
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  • slipknotterslipknotter Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    I would also like some some interview tips for Wake Forest.

    I have one in two days!
  • willmingtonwavewillmingtonwave Registered User Posts: 3,344 Senior Member
    Be yourself, wearing something nice (business casual), make eye contact, and have some intelligent questions to ask.
  • student2271student2271 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Can the interview experience be used against you? If anything it only helps your application, doesn't it?
  • pinkcupcake14pinkcupcake14 Registered User Posts: 546 Member
    It could probably hurt if you really, really mess it up, but just having your average "not-so-great" interview probably wouldn't really hurt you.
  • willmingtonwavewillmingtonwave Registered User Posts: 3,344 Senior Member
    If you curse, talk about how you enjoy using illegal substances, etc. I can imagine that keeping you out. In general, most interviews don't help or hurt candidates.
  • student2271student2271 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Then what's the point
  • demondeacon33demondeacon33 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    I thought I bombed my interview... but I got in! Don't worry about it too much. Just dress nice (not too over-the-top). When I was there, I saw a girl in a black and gold striped dress... it was a bit much haha. Anyways, the interview is fairly straightforward with a few interesting/different questions. My interviewer completely stumped me at one point, but overall just try to leave a good impression. Even if you can't answer their questions flawlessly doesn't mean you won't get admitted!
  • pinkcupcake14pinkcupcake14 Registered User Posts: 546 Member
    >Then what's the point

    The point is that an interview can REALLY help you. If you have a great interview you have a better chance of getting in.
  • mommamochamommamocha Registered User Posts: 369 Member
    My daughter interviewed a little over a year ago. I would suggest dress nicely. Some of the questions asked of my daughter were, What were the last few books you read and what did you like about them? If you had an unlimited amount of money to put towards a cause what would it be and why? Other questions were the expected.. Why Wake, etc.

    Good luck!!
  • IBstudent0IBstudent0 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    I was accepted to Wake and am currently a student here.

    When I was interviewed and when I have talked to other students here about the interview/application, we all were asked essentially the same style/type of questions.

    The things you need to have in mind for the interview are your favorite book and character from that book (be able to discuss it fluidly), a bit of knowledge about what is happening in the news and a world, and an idea of what sets you apart from other students.

    What they look for is that you have a story to tell. Something which sets you apart from your peers because of what you have experienced. For example: I spent two years in public high school in the US and two years in a private school in Switzerland. I talked about the differences in experiences and how they shaped me as a person. My hall mate was home- schooled up until high school and talked about what it was like to enter into high school from that. He also talks about what it is like to grow up in a bilingual family. I can go on and on, but they are looking for stuff along those lines.

    The interview is unique and interesting at Wake. They arent looking to stump you but find out more about you beyond your GPA and test scores. Just keep an open mind and for god's sake dont be afraid to say 'I dont know' when you dont know an answer to a question. I was complimented for doing this in my interview because it showed maturity.

    But have fun and stay lose. The people in the admissions office are nice and fantastic. I hope this helps.
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