MT Cicero wrote:rachelac wrote:usaorbust wrote:appind wrote:MT Cicero wrote:Cooley_Or_Bust wrote:I have an interview with a Northwestern alum coming up. Is there any specific questions they ask or is it just a general interview?
Expect some standard questions certainly, but interviewers are given latitude to get a feel for the applicant in a more general sense. You can search TLS and find some of the questions that have been used in the past, but they won't surprise you. And sometimes the applicant's resume can carve a different path for the interview (say, unique background/work experience). I assume very few people (if any) try to play "gotcha" with truly weird stuff.
would the off-campus NW alum interviewer have read the resume, application and the applicant's numbers etc? have contacted the assigned alum interviewer and haven't heard back.
In my experience (on campus interview with admission staff so it may vary) they have not looked at the application/ statements and did not have my numbers on hand. They asked that you bring a resume.
My off-campus person had not seen any of my stuff so I brought a resume and personal statement in a folder that I left with her!
Yeah, the only thing we get as an off-campus alumni interviewer is a name and email. Either we or the applicant will make contact. My applicant emailed his resume before the interview, which was helpful to avoid the awkward "reviewing the resume" minutes at the outset. We don't have your numbers or anything else from your app. I would suggest only the resume for the interview (no need for PS, recs, numbers, etc.).
Checked with the off campus alum about if he needs my resume and what dress code, received a message it's up to my judgment. Not sure what to make of it, send resume, wear formal?
It's at the firm's office.