College interviews are not like other interviews that you might have for a job or university. They are more likely to be an informal chat with a careers guidance professional. However, there are a few things that you can do to make sure that you smash it.
To make the most out of your college interview, you should prepare! You can do this by reviewing what you put on your college application. Remember, at this stage your application is all the interviewer knows about you, so be prepared to discuss your application.
You are going to get asked questions at your college interview. These questions are about getting to know you and to make sure that the course you have applied for is the right one for you and your career goals. You should know the answer to most of these questions – so there is nothing to worry about. If you don’t know the answer now, then thinking about your answers to the questions below is a great way to prepare for your college interview.
Your college interview is also your chance to ask some questions! What do you want to know about your course and the College you have applied for? Here are some things you might want to ask:
Your college interview is all about you – your course, your career, your future. Remember that this is just an informal chat with someone from the College. Their goal is to help you make the right choices for your future. A little preparation beforehand and you’ll smash that college interview.
Dave has been working in the Education sector for over twenty years. During that time he has visited 100s of schools in the Lancashire region and helped thousands of students take their next steps after school providing support and careers advice and guidance. Dave is currently undertaking a Level 6 in Information Advice and Guidance to further his knowledge and skills in the sector. On a day to day basis Dave is working at Preston College as the Recruitment and Progression Manager for 14-19 year olds organising the College events such as Open Days, Tasters and Welcome Evenings. When he’s not on campus he will be visiting schools in the local area, delivering presentations, attending careers fairs and hosting workshops.