alex.cm wrote:dempsey6 wrote:What is everyone's experience with the interview? Questions asked? Also, never used Skype so would prefer phone interview. Does preferring a phone interview over Skype reflect poorly as an applicant?
Thanks in advance!!!!
If you can do skype, I would. Test it out with some friends first, maybe, but it feels much more personal and if you can follow their preferences, it seems like a good idea.
I'm sure some people will message you with their offbeat questions, but mine was very conversational, and focused a lot on my WE. It was obvious he had read my resume/essays very very closely, so be prepared for that. I also had 5-6 questions prepared and as I was NOT asked Why UVA (despite hearing that's what everyone is asked) felt like that was my space to express why I am interested in UVA. So definitely have questions prepared! Overall, though, it was pretty easy as far as interviews go.
I don't think you can go wrong with Skype vs phone. They give you the option, so take your pick. I was at work that day, and a phone interview was way easier logistically than Skype, and it didn't have any negative impact on my chances at acceptance fwiw