Tell me about yourself
Before your interview, research the school in-depth, and go in armed with a list of things about the university that excites you, confuse you, worry you, and pique your interest. Is there a department in which you think you want to study? A tenured professor you want to meet? A class you want to take? Though you shouldn’t carry physical notes into your interview, you should make a list of these things beforehand and be able to reference them with ease if they are relevant to your interview discussion.
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