Anonymous User wrote:Mid 3.5, LR, all NY:
18 interviews this week
But no email dings/no snail mail dings, so that's something. One trouble that I have with interviews is running out of things to say. The interviewer and I will be chatting about something, and then the conversation just dies and he/she asks me something else. I don't think I'm naturally chatty.
Ask about what the interviewer has been working on recently? If the interviewer is a UVA grad (often the case) ask if much seems to have changed significantly since they were here? If not from UVA ask if they get to do OCI at their alma mater and if it differs much from UVA? You can also ask a UVA grad about how other schools differ or whether the collegiate nature of UVA serves grads well.
Any of those should buy you a minute while they respond and hopefully get the conversation back onto comfortable ground.