Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Grad School Interview #2

Last Thursday I had my second Grad School interview at Southeastern University here in Lakeland. To say it went well is so wrong...I kicked ass in that interview!

For whatever reason I was super comfortable and able to come up with answers I didn't even know I had! I was relaxed and very comfortable there which helped me not be afraid to give a "wrong" answer.

The professor I was contacting about the interview was the head of the department. He was so sweet and helped me so much. When I got on campus I called him and he guided me through the campus back to his office. He even came outside and greeted me so I would know I was there!

As we walked in he explained the typical interview process. Usually it would be himself and one of the other professors and then 4-5 applicants. Kind of like a panel.  For me though... the one other student I was suppose to interview with canceled at the last minute, so I got a two on one interview. Talk about awesome!

I didn't have to compete with having the best answer and I got all the attention. This also made the environment very informal which helped me relax more.

Both professors were great and asked some pretty hard questions. But no worries I answered them all amazingly. Like I said I gave answers that I didn't even know were in me!  Also my interview was a solid 45 minutes long. And then I spent another 15-20 minutes just talking to the head of the department!

I walked away not only feeling like I had done an amazing job, but I also felt really informed on the school. I really had not known a whole lot about their program, but I asked questions and loved what I heard.

While my parents and trainer are really pushing for me to pick this school and come home, I am just not sure yet! I loved what I saw and know if I choose to go there it will be a great decision. But I really do not know.

So now I am back to praying about it all and waiting to hear back from other schools!


Amy said...

Congratulations, girl!! That is SO awesome! I love when you walk out of an interview feeling like you nailed it. And knowing it went as well as it possibly could have. Praying that God guides you to the perfect school for you! Sounds like you'll have plenty of options :)

Kelly Ann said...

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Meghan said...

Woohoo! Congrats! I hope it all worked out - and you look so cute, too!