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!