Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.” Prepare, prepare, prepare.” ~ Confucius
College Interview Preparation
So, the college you are applying to, and are very interested in, wants you to come interview. Sounds daunting, nerves rise to the surface, the palms of your hands start to sweat and you think, how can I present myself in the best light possible to make a great impression? Alexander Graham Bell said “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success” and we couldn’t agree more. Here is some information on our college interview preparation.
Philosophy of Preparation
People tell me that I present well and make it look easy. With every presentation I make, there are hours and hours of preparation that makes it flow seamlessly when I’m in front of the audience. It is this philosophy of preparation that I bring to my students who come to me for interview preparation.”
~ Elizabeth Levine, Founder, Signature College Counseling
We have a two-pronged approach. Our first step is to send the student our Interview Packet, which outlines themes for you to identify, such as “Who am I?” and “What have I learned?” as well as potential interview questions for a student to ask. This provides suggestions for thought-provoking responses. After all, this college interview is not to make up who you are but to present exactly who you are in the best light possible. Ideally, a couple of weeks prior to the student’s interview date we have our initial meeting to review the questions, their potential answers, and appropriate phrasing and thoughts. We then ask them to go back and practice, practice by reading the questions and answers, doing so out loud and in front of a mirror. We then get back together for our second interview prep session a few days prior to their interview to do a mock interview, over and over again until they feel comfortable.
Prepared for Your College Interview
Our students tell us that they felt prepared and comfortable during their college interviews. That is our goal and what we strive to achieve with each of our students. Signature College Counseling will help you prepare for your college interview and alleviate your nerves. You’ll walk in and shake the hand of your interviewer with a new sense of confidence!
Looking for more information or want to get started?
Call (845) 551-6946 or click here to contact Signature College Counseling.