Interviews, Auditions & Portfolios

Interviews

Interviews may or may not be required for graduate school admission. Medical schools generally require interviews, as do many business schools. Law schools, generally, do not interview for admission.

  • Be prepared for the interview just as you would be prepared for a job interview.
  • You must be able to explain to the interviewer why you are interested in that school and that particular program.
  • Know what you want that individual or committee to know about you so you can present it in a logical manner.
  • You may be asked for your thoughts on a controversial topic or may be asked to put yourself into a situation. In either case, they are not looking so much for you to have a “correct” answer, as they are interested in observing your thought processes.
  • Schedule a mock interview with Career Services. This is an excellent opportunity to receive constructive feedback and experience the “feel” of an interview setting.
  • It is advisable to send a thank you letter to your interviewer 24-48 hours after your interview.

Auditions & Portfolios

Graduate programs in music, theater, and dance will frequently require auditions; programs in art, architecture, journalism and other visual fields will often ask for portfolios.

  • The purpose of both the audition and portfolio is to show your background and preparation in your chosen field.
  • The admissions committee will also attempt to assess potential from these sources.
  • In your portfolio, be sure to label each piece individually.
  • The level of proficiency in an audition will vary according to whether your program is in performance or an area such as education.
  • Check the policies of your preferred graduate schools so that you can prepare well in advance.

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