Renne Walker wrote:I went to my SEO interview last week, interviewed by one person (for some reason I assumed this would be a panel interview).
I thought the interview went fine until the end. The interviewer was looking at a report showing the schools I had been accepted to and she asked if I had decided which law school I was leaning toward. When I said I had already sent my matriculation fee into NYU, she looked surprised and glanced back at the report. NYU was not on her list. The result is that interviewer became a lot more upbeat‒we talked for another fifteen minutes, turning this into a 45-minute interview. I honestly believe the mention of NYU upgraded my chances. I was asked to turn in some more paperwork and to fax a receipt of my matriculation fee (unfortunately NYU has not cashed the check yet).
The only other thing I can add is, this was not a stress interview and you might want to mention what law school you are attending from the get-go.
This is completely right. but they also made it clear that if I decided to go to one of my safeties instead of say Berkeley they'd boot me from the program. It makes a difference where you go because that's where their partners recruit. I picked the Bay Area as my first choice so it helps that I'm leaning toward Berkeley.