bwaldorf wrote:Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:I have my interview this week! Any tips/advice?
Should I expect the standard "let's talk about your resume, why law, why WUSTL" questions and then the "here's why WashU is great" pitch?
It's really laid back. Mine was more of a conversation than an interview.
The questions I remember are:
-Why Wash U/STL
-Tell me about your campaign work (my resume is all political campaigns - if you have extensive experience in a certain area, you'll probably be asked about it)
-What do you think you can bring to the university
-What do you enjoy doing for fun
-She asked something about my personal statement but I don't remember
-A few other questions that I don't recall but it was very conversational
I think what helped me get such a large scholarship despite my mediocre LSAT score is that I really drove home the fact that I want to live in St. Louis after graduation due to my family being nearby and therefore Wash U is my first choice. It's a fallback plan for so many people that I think they really like to hear about students who WANT to go there, and aren't just applying for scholarship negotiation purposes or as a backup plan. Even if it isn't your first choice, I would talk about how much you love the school and city. It definitely helped me, in my opinion.
Just be genuine and enjoy yourself! All the adcomms are extremely laid back and easy to talk to.
Thanks to both of you! The tips are extremely helpful, appreciate it!