Lear22 wrote:onionz wrote:Lear22 wrote:alwayssunnyinfl wrote:I'm sure they know what they're doing
Was very happy from my on campus interview. I am not sure why some posters here said that a non admissions person interviews on campus, but mine was with a very nice admissions officer. The interview was 45 min long and used some of the questios from page 1 of this thread so I highly recommend going over them beforehand. Overall I felt I was very engaging with her and was able to convey everything I wanted to. I also geared my interview towards the AJD and asked specific questions about the program. She didnt have any new information that is not on the website but I still wanted to separate myself as an AJD candidate. She asked me aspects questions about my résumé ( I have 8+ years of combined work and military experience) so I also recommend being ready to give information on pervious positions.
Overall, I think the biggest advice I could give is to show interest in the school and program besides it being " a really good school ". My 'in' was the AJD (which is true, it's prob 90% of wh I am applying to NU) so I would think hard of why. Lastly, I think it should also be mentioned that you made the trip to Chicago just for the oppertunity to interview with them, spent time and money. I don't think it's something that should be taken for granted.
At the end of the interview the admissions officer gave me her card and I sent her a thank you email a few hours later.
Good luck! Chicago is really nice. Just really cold... (And it's only November!!)
Mine said she was part of the admissions team, as did the business card, but when I looked her up on Linkedin, she was strictly an interviewer for NU.
The card of the one who interviewed me said: admissions officer. I didn't look her up on LinkedIn though, I think her business card is a fair testament though. I was very happy that I met her and not an interviewer, though I really don't know how it's going to impact anything.
As I just said, the person I interviewed with also said she was an officer, even on her card, but was just an interviewer. Obviously some interviewers may actually be officers but the card and a feeling aren't enough evidence. I even applied ED which I imagine is more likely to get a full officer given the scholarship. Though for admissions I don't think it's a major difference unless you're a borderline candidate.