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INTERVIEWS

Interviews will be conducted virtually via Zoom throughout the application cycle. Applicants should allow one hour for each interview.

Dress for Success

Business Professional/Interview Attire

    • Business Professional traditionally includes a jacket and pants/skirt/dress.
      • Solid, Dark or Neutral Colors, such as black, taupe, beige, brown, blue and gray.
      • Suit Jacket & Pants/Skirt should be matching colors.
      • Light colors can be worn underneath.
      • Shirts/Blouses: Thick enough so that it isn’t see through. Avoid tight fit, low necklines, and busy patterns. Light colors are best.
      • Ties: Darker than your shirt. Length should end at your belt. Keep it conservative.
      • Closed-Toe Heel or Dress Shoes.
      • Accessories: Stay conservative; jewelry and other accessories overshadow you. No piercings other than earrings. Wear a professional watch, nude colored hose, and natural-looking makeup. A cleanly shaved or neatly trimmed beard is expected. Keep your hair neat and professional looking. Briefcase/portfolio or purse: no book bags. Your belt and shoes should match. Socks should not be too short where when you cross a leg, your bare leg shows. They should also match or be slightly darker than pants. No cologne or perfume and cover tattoos, if possible.

  Expert Tips

      • Make sure colors of clothing items are complementary
      • Try clothes on early and make sure they fit appropriately
      • Clothes should be tailored, in good condition and wrinkle/lint free
      • Practice good hygiene

 

Video Interviews

Best Practices

    • Prepare on time. The number one rule of video conferencing is to prepare on time by testing the equipment and checking that everything functions properly. The worst thing that can happen is to start an interview and realize that your Internet connection is not good or that your microphone is not working.
    • Pay attention to the camera angle. Video conferences are similar to face-to-face meetings, so you need to pay attention to the angle of your camera. Place it at eye level or slightly above because it will help you to create a notion of eye contact.
    • Look straight at the camera. This tip is closely related to the previous one. Namely, many users make video conferencing awkward and unnatural because they look at their own images on the laptop instead of the camera. It’s a surefire way to make your speech look silly, so do your best to ignore your image and look directly at the camera.
    • Consider what the interviewer will see on camera. Adjust the environment and make it look professional. You are probably in your room during the video conference, so do your best to adjust the environment and make it look as professional as possible. Here are a few suggestions: The room should be well-lighted and bright enough. Remove casual wall decorations and paintings that look too strange or unusual. If needed, use a virtual background image instead of showing your room.
    • Eliminate background noise. Do your best to cut the noise. Besides that, remind your roommates or family members not to enter the room while you are video conferencing.
    • Dress professionally.

  Expert Tips

      • Practice with the software so you are familiar with the program.
      • Have your phone available as a backup.
      • Use your full name for display as a participant.

DECISIONS

Admissions decisions will begin after the application deadline September 1. We do not offer rolling admissions. Decisions will be communicated by phone and email to those receiving offers of admission. Waitlisted and denied applicants will receive communication by email of their application decisions. Applicants will have 7 calendar days to respond to the offer of admissions and submit their $1,000 deposit as outlined within the offer letter. Deposits are non-refundable. Waitlisted applicants will be notified of any position changes by email.