You should also be prepared to ask questions. Your research in the school will help you develop ideas of questions to ask. You do not want to go into an interview without questions prepared. If don't ask, the interviewer might think that you are not interested. However, don't ask obvious things that you should already know such as, do you have engineering as a major? Instead, here are some suggestions:
1. How are majors handled within the curriculum?
2. How are faculty advisors chosen?
3. What internship opportunities are available for students?
4. Does the college offer a career planning and placement program? If so, how does the program work?
5. Do I have to be involved in the Greek system to have a social life?
6. What percentage of student live on campus?
7. What percentages of the students interested in my major are placed in full-time jobs? In what graduate schools?
8. What types of study abroad programs does the college offer?
9. What factors do you consider in the admission process? Which do you consider most strongly?When you no longer have questions, don't feel you have to delve to ask more. Thank the interviewer for his or her time and assistance.
An interview is not a time for modesty - nor is it a time to brag. Schools are trying to determine what makes you stand out from others students who have applied and whether you are a good fit for that college or university. If you are asked a question that you need to think about, say so. If you do not say anything and just sit there in silence, the interviewer does not know if you heard the question or are not paying attention. You may be asked questions such as:
1. Why do you want to go to college?
2. Why have you selected our college?
3. What are your career plans? If you are uncertain about your plans, don't be afraid to say so. If you are, what is it about this college that you like (variety of majors, job placement, etc)?
4. What was the latest book that you read?
5. Do you have any special hobbies or talents?
6. What do you like most about this college? This is where your research will come in handy.
7. Tell me a little about yourself.
8. What do you have to offer our college? Really think about this question. If you merely respond with great grades, lots of activities, chances are that most of the students who are applying to this college have the same general answer as well. Be prepared to tell them what sets you apart.
Research the college by visiting the college's web site and/or reading the college catalog. Make sure to review sections dealing with your intended major and/or programs in which you hope to become involved. Your expression of interest in the college will not come from merely stating those words, but in actuality, your knowledge of the school and its programs that you have researched.