The interviews are actually pretty casual and not stressful. Already did interviews for gulc and vandy. Both times I felt like the interview was much more for me than for them. Both felt like the interviewers were selling me their schools rather than me having to explain too much about myself. They also fielded questions about their careers and why they chose their respective schools. So the tone is extremely friendly.
I did however give them a good reason as to why I would love to be there. Why their school makes sense for me. But that part was easy bc they'll talk about how well their school places etc. I piggy backed on those very reasons to explain why their school was the right fit for me.
For both I had a printed copy of my résumé. I had to upload a resume for Vandy beforehand and the interviewer had a copy. Gulc didn't make me submit mine.
Also, wore a navy suit.
One question that caught me off guard was "if gulc is my top pick"
I felt like if I answered that it isn't my absolute top pick I would be at a disadvantage. Can anyone chime in on this?
I had an alumni interview last week. Tone was as described above- very conversational. She asked be to bring my resume and I would say 80% of our conversation revolved around that. Why did you choose to work for X? What were some projects you worked on? How did you get involved? ect. Then she asked me to send her a copy of a paper I published last semester as it was within her discipline and we spoke about that for ~5minutes or so.
Ended with a standard QA session about the school/culture. She did ask me where else I applied but I did not get a feeling at all that she was going to use that in her evaluation. In fact, she even said even if you don't go to GULC keep in touch i'd like to hear where you end up.
Whole thing lasted about an hour.
Hope that helps.