Як я і обіцяла, в цій статті я опублікую питання, які часто задають на університетському інтерв’ю, співбесіді при вступі до американського вуз, а також приклади питань, які ви можете задати того, хто буде вас інтерв’ювати. А в наступній статті я дам кілька порад про те, як відповідати на найпоширеніші питання.

І так, приклади запитань, які задають на університетському інтерв’ю щоб дізнатися, як краще на це питання відповідати, клікніть на нього:

Загальні питання, які характеризують вас як особистість:

  • 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 newspapers and 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 to consider be your greatest achievement in life?
  • Suppose you had to imagine yourself in a picture, what would be the picture like?
  • Is there anything else you want to add?



Питання про вашому шкільному досвіді та підготовки до коледжу:

  • 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?



Питання про внз і спеціальності, на яку поступаєте:

  • Why did you choose this college?
  • Why do you want to major in ______________ ?
  • What will you contribute to our campus community?
  • What can our college offer you that another college can’t?
  • In college, what do you plan to do outside of the classroom?
  • Why do you want to enter this career?
  • What do you expect to get out of a college education?



Питання про ваших цілях і планах на майбутнє:

  • 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? або Do you have any questions for me?
Це питання дозволяє помінятися ролями і задати питання интервьеру. Найгірше, що ви можете зробити – це сказати, що питань немає. Треба обов’язково поставити запитання і показати свій інтерес до вузу. Але питання повинні бути правильними.


Приклади невдалих питань:

  • How big is your school? Do you offer a major in _________? When is the application deadline? How many majors do you have? і т. п. (такі питання показують, що ви взагалі не в курсі що це за вуз, і полінувалися переглянути хоча б вебсайт)
  • How much do your graduates make? (питання, звичайно, важливий, але не задавайте його під час інтерв’ю, а то интервьеру може здатися, що вас цікавлять тільки гроші; університети зацікавлені у студентах, які йдуть вчитися з-за своєї пристрасті до певної галузі, а не через потенційно високих зарплат)
  • What makes your college better than your competitor? (це теж важливе питання, але не найвдаліший час ставити його на інтерв’ю – якщо ви змусите інтерв’юера “захищатися”, він швидше за все відреагує на це негативно)
  • How is it easy to get an “A”? (таке питання звучить як ніби ви шукаєте вуз, де можна отримувати “п’ятірки” нічого не роблячи; коледжі шукають студентів, які готові наполегливо працювати і заробляти хороші оцінки своєю працею).

Які ж питання вважаються вдалими? За великим рахунком всі ті, які показують вас у гарному світлі і виходять за рамки того, що можна знайти в університетському каталозі або на вебсайті. Ви також можете використовувати питання щоб зайвий раз підкреслити свої певні якості.


Приклади вдалих питань:

  • 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 to major 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, there are 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?