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thekid001
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Georgetown Interview

Postby thekid001 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:37 pm

I was asked to interview with a Georgetown alumnus, and it looks pretty much mandatory. Is there anything I should know about for the interview, ie unique or strange questions? What questions will they definetely ask (beyond the obvious like why do you want to be a lawyer)? What questions should I ask?

Also, what should I wear to the interview? The alumnus told me this a very informal half-hour interview and I should just wear what I wear to school. Should I listen to what she is saying? Or should I wear khakis and dress business-casual?
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Re: Georgetown Interview

Postby tourdeforcex » Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:47 pm

be prepared to provide an extremely compelling response to: why georgetown?

also get some good responses for her experience at GULC

the interviewer said you should wear what you wear to school. if an interviewer told me explicitly what i should wear, i would follow what she said.

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Re: Georgetown Interview

Postby VerdiShmerdi » Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:54 pm

ALUMNUS

thekid001
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Re: Georgetown Interview

Postby thekid001 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:07 pm

Nothing like people that correct spelling on the internet.

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Re: Georgetown Interview

Postby Arbiter213 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:52 am

I dont think my interviewer asked me a single specific question- he looked at my resume and asked me about it vaguely, asked what I'm interested in in law, but mostly we just talked for an hour. He gave me the choice of in his home or office, I went to his office. I dressed formally since it was in a major law firm, but if he'd told me to dress in jeans, I would listen to him first.

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Re: Georgetown Interview

Postby romothesavior » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:58 am

Arbiter213 wrote:I dont think my interviewer asked me a single specific question- he looked at my resume and asked me about it vaguely, asked what I'm interested in in law, but mostly we just talked for an hour. He gave me the choice of in his home or office, I went to his office. I dressed formally since it was in a major law firm, but if he'd told me to dress in jeans, I would listen to him first.


My interview was similar to this. Just more of a chit chat and lunch. He looked over my resume a bit, asked me why LS and G'town specifically, and then we just shot the shit.

Also, I generally agree with "wear what they tell you to wear," but you never show up in jeans for an interview unless you're interviewing at Wendy's. Wear khakis and a polo or button down. It looks 10 times more professional, and for all they know, it could be what you wear to school.

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Re: Georgetown Interview

Postby almostfamous » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:02 am

My interview was really casual, she looked at my resume, asked me about some of the work experience that I had, why I liked Georgetown, why law (but I think she specifically asked this bc my resume is very focused on science-related activities), and then asked me if I had any questions. Definitely really casual, more conversational than like a formal interview.

I wore a suit because it was in a law firm, but she was in a sweater and khakis. That being said, I didn't feel weird being overdressed (better to be safe than sorry) and I guess I made a good impression because I got in!

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Re: Georgetown Interview

Postby DukeCornell » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:06 am

Also, I generally agree with "wear what they tell you to wear," but you never show up in jeans for an interview unless you're interviewing at Wendy's. Wear khakis and a polo or button down. It looks 10 times more professional, and for all they know, it could be what you wear to school.


:lol:

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Re: Georgetown Interview

Postby laurencita7 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:41 pm

I asked my college's pre-law dean about the Georgetown alumni interview, and this is what she said:

I found out from my Georgetown contact that only alumni applicants who had not participated in the on campus group sessions with the dean of admissions and whom the admissions committee is considering strongly are invited to interview with a Georgetown alumnus/a. This is only the third year that Georgetown has held individual interviews; this year only 600 will be invited to interview. You are not at a disadvantage if you don't interview. Interviews are usually 30 minutes long and are usually held at the alum's work place (although they may also be done via phone or Skype). The interviewer will not have a copy of your application or resume, but you are welcome to bring a copy if you wish. You should be prepared to talk about yourself and why you feel that Georgetown is a good fit. You should also be prepared with some questions to ask the alum. In the past, about 75% of those applicants who were interviewed were admitted. So, you are in a very good position.

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Re: Georgetown Interview

Postby hayman » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:29 pm

Met for an interview with an alumna yesterday. She asked if Gulc was my "top pick." Anyone else asked this q? How would you even answer this?

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Re: Georgetown Interview

Postby outlawscr10 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:04 pm

Mind revealing what your GPA/LSAT is?

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Re: Georgetown Interview

Postby smallbrownbear » Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:11 pm

Not sure if this thread ought to be considered dead or not, but since it's already been revived, I figured i'd ask a question.

The posts from 2010 claim that the interview is pretty much mandatory. However, the interview invitation I got suggests that declining to be interviewed won't count against you. In addition, while I know only a few people who got into georgetown and were asked to interview, none of them actually interviewed.

Is this still considered mandatory? I'm a terrible, terrible interviewer, so I'm just curious. do I just happen to know the small subset of people who were invited to interview but didn't and still got in? Or do they really not care anymore?

thanks!

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Re: Georgetown Interview

Postby McGruff » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:08 pm

hayman wrote:Met for an interview with an alumna yesterday. She asked if Gulc was my "top pick." Anyone else asked this q? How would you even answer this?


I'd say that it was an extremely attractive option and that, in many ways (like way X and also ways Y and Z, which I came up with ahead of time) it was far and away the best school I could hope for. I didn't technically answer the question, but if she responded by pinning me down with "So, after weighing those and all other relevant factors, you'd say that, out of all the schools you're applying to, you would pick GULC over all the others?" which strikes me as too blunt when I just deflected and an unrealistic follow-up but you never know, I'd say "Right now there are too many undetermined variables like financial aid to say of any one school that, no matter what, I'd pick it over all the others, but GULC is definitely a front-runner and it just depends on the financial offers that I receive and how it all plays out."

Is that a stupid way to interview? I'm not sure I really know the dance very well but that's what I'd say if it happened today.




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