Interview Preparation

Preparing For An Interview

Many graduate programs will not require an interview; however, if an optional interview is offered, you should seriously consider taking the opportunity to meet. An interview is an excellent way to share your experience, reasons for applying to the program, and to ask questions.

Helpful advice about interviewing can be found on the Career Services' website in Interviewing Advice. But, how will your interview for graduate school differ from a job interview? In many ways it will be the same. You should present yourself professionally and be especially prepared to talk about your research or work experiences and career goals. Also, you will want to know as much as possible about the specific program and be ready to ask well-informed questions about it. A good "fit" between you and the program will be important to the program's faculty as well as to you.