Admission Interview


Admission Interview Tips

  • Confirm your interview by telephone and/or email with the College.

  • Arrive at the interview on time. Inform the College by telephone if you are going to be a few minutes late for the interview or if you no longer can attend the interview at the pre-scheduled time.

  • Be yourself, and respond to questions honestly and candidly.

  • Understand what you are asked.

  • Asking questions is encouraged.

  • Expect to answer many open-ended questions.

  • Be informed about the University and the graduate program you have applied for.

Sample Discussion Points

  • Professional experience

  • Personal successes and failures

  • Professional successes and failures

  • Relationships with peers and supervisors

  • Conflict resolution and problem solving

  • Career progression and future career plans


The Graduate Program Admissions Committee will also evaluate applicants on the following attributes:

  • Communications skills

  • Interpersonal skills (demeanor, cordiality)

  • Team skills

  • Intellectual curiosity (asking questions, alertness)

  • Entrepreneurial spirit (College of Business)

  • Potential to assume a leadership position

  • Potential to make a significant contribution to an organization

  • Motivation and ability to successfully complete the degree