- Familiarize yourself with Union.
- Schedule your appointment.
- Be on time for your appointment.
- Dress appropriately. Remember, first impressions are important.
The interview itself
- Be prepared to speak about yourself.
- Be prepared to ask questions about Union.
- Use a notebook or 3" by 5" card to remember key questions you have.
- Remember to use good posture and maintain appropriate eye contact.
- Use correct grammar.
- Avoid inappropriate language and "like," "you know" or "um."
- Take time to think before you answer questions.
- Exude confidence.
- Be yourself, not someone you think you are supposed to be.
Some questions you might be asked
- What are your goals and aspirations?
- What are your strengths and weaknesses?
- What classes are you taking in your senior year?
- How would your teachers describe you?
Some questions you might ask
- What makes Union unique?
- What are the most popular majors?
- What do students do on the weekends?
- What kind of internships and research opportunities are available?
- Parents are welcome to ask questions at the end of your interview.
Using the interview to your best advantage
- Ask the interviewer about successful applications to the college and what yours should include.
- If you want to know how your qualifications match a particular college, you can ask your interviewer.
After the interview
- Send a short thank-you to your interviewer soon after your appointment. Be sure to reference something specific from the interview.
- If you have a question that was not answered during your interview, include it in the note.