Примеры вопросов, которые задают на университетском интервью

Как я и обещала, в этой статье я опубликую вопросы, которые часто задают на университетском интервью, собеседовании при поступлении в американский вуз, а также примеры вопросов, которые вы можете задать тому, кто будет вас интервьюировать. А в следующей статье я дам несколько советов о том как отвечать на самые распространенные вопросы.

И так, примеры вопросов, которые задают на университетском интервью чтоб узнать как лучше на это вопрос отвечать, кликните на него:

Общие вопросы, которые характеризуют вас как личность:
  • Tell me about yourself.
  • Why are you interested in our college?
  • Who in your life has most influenced you?
  • Tell me about a challenge that you overcame.
  • What do you do for fun in your free time?
  • Recommend a good book to me.
  • What did you do this summer?
  • What do you do best?
  • How do you define success?
  • Who do you most admire?
  • Tell me about your family.
  • What makes you special?
  • What do you think about the latest news headline?
  • Who is your hero?
  • What historical figure do you most admire?
  • Who most helped you get to where you are today?
  • Tell me about your community service.
  • If you had a thousand dollars to give away, what would you do with it?
  • How have you been a leader or displayed leadership?
  • What is your greatest strength and weakness?
  • Who is a role model for you?
  • With what activities are you most involved?
  • What magazines and newspapers do you like to read?
  • What sort of things do you like to do outside of school?
  • What books or articles have you read in the last year that have had special meaning for you?
  • If you had a time machine and could go back anytime and change history, what time period would you go to and what would you do?
  • What accomplishment are you most proud of?
  • Give me three characteristics that describe you.
  • What is the most important thing you do in your spare time?
  • Who is your favorite author?
  • How do you manage your time?
  • Tell me about someone who has influenced you in your life.
  • If you could be any animal what would you be? Why?
  • If l asked your best friend to describe you, what would I hear?
  • What events or experiences in your life have been most crucial to you?
  • Tell me about someone you find intellectually challenging.
  • What would you do to make the world a better place?
  • Do you like living in (place where student lives) Pittsburgh?
  • If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?
  • What are some of your unique qualities?
  • If you were to stress one thing about yourself to a college, what would it be?
  • Would you rather write a report or give a verbal report? Why?
  • What’s the most difficult situation you’ve faced?
  • What did you do last summer?
  • Describe your best friend.
  • What sort of books do you like to read?
  • What do you consider to be your greatest achievement in life?
  • Suppose you had to imagine yourself in a picture, what would the picture be like?
  • Is there anything else you want to add?

Вопросы о вашем школьном опыте и подготовке к колледжу:
  • Does your high school record accurately reflect your effort and ability?
  • If you could do one thing in high school differently, what would it be?
  • Why do you want to go to college?
  • What high school experience was most important to you?
  • What subject in high school did you find the most challenging?
  • What is your favorite subject in school and why?
  • What’s a meaningful academic class, project or other experience?
  • Is there a particular experience you had at high school that stands out?
  • What would you change about your school if you had the power to do so?
  • What are you doing to prepare for college?
  • Who is your favorite teacher and why?
  • What has been your greatest experience in high school?
  • Are your grades an accurate reflection of your potential?

Вопросы о вузе и специальности, на которую поступаете:

Вопросы о ваших целях и планах на будущее:
  • What do you see yourself doing 10 years from now?
  • What do you hope to do after graduation?
  • What do you want to do in the future?

What can I tell you about our college? или Do you have any questions for me?
Этот вопрос позволяет поменяться ролями и задать вопрос интервьеру. Самое худшее, что вы можете сделать – это сказать, что вопросов нет. Надо обязательно задать вопросы и показать свой интерес к вузу. Но вопросы должны быть правильными. 

Примеры неудачных вопросов:
  • How big is your school? Do you offer a major in _________? When is the application deadline? How many majors do you have? и т.п. (такие вопросы показывают, что вы вообще не в курсе что это за вуз, и поленились просмотреть хотя бы вебсайт)
  • How much do your graduates make? (вопрос, конечно, немаловажный, но не задавайте его во время интервью, а то интервьеру может показаться, что вас интересуют только деньги; университеты заинтересованы в студентах, которые идут учиться из-за своей страсти к определенной сфере, а не из-за потенциально высоких зарплат)
  • What makes your college better than your competitor? (это тоже важный вопрос, но не самое удачное время задавать его на интервью – если вы заставите интервьюера “защищаться”, он скорее всего отреагирует на это негативно)
  • How easy is it to get an “A”? (такой вопрос звучит как будто вы ищете вуз, где можно получать “пятерки” ничего не делая; колледжи ищут студентов, которые готовы упорно работать и зарабатывать хорошие оценки своим трудом).
Какие же вопросы считаются удачными? По большому счету все те, которые показывают вас в хорошем свете и выходят за рамки того, что можно найти в университетском каталоге или на вебсайте. Вы также можете использовать вопросы чтоб лишний раз подчеркнуть свои определенные качества. 

Примеры удачных вопросов:
  • I’m interested in folk dancing but didn’t see it listed among your clubs. Would I be able to start a folk dancing club at your college? What’s the process for starting a new student organization?
  • I see you have a self-designed major. What kinds of majors have some of your students designed? Could I use the self-designed major to bring together my interests in art and biology?
  • I see that all of your first-year students participate in service learning. In what kinds of projects do they often participate?
  • If I major in psychology, are there likely to be any opportunities for me to do an internship or work with a professor on research?
  • How would you describe the personality of your campus? In broad terms, what are the students like?
  • What would graduates of your college say was the most valuable thing about their four years here?
  • What would you say is the most remarkable feature of your college that isn’t presented in your brochures or on your webpage?

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