|By Royalchk (Royalchk) on Friday, November 28, 2003 - 06:10 pm: Edit|
I know that the schools talked about on here are primarily American, but I'm doing an interview for maths at Cambridge University next month. Has anyone done an interview there (apparently a very distinctive style) and is willing to share advice?
|By Royalchk (Royalchk) on Saturday, November 29, 2003 - 06:10 pm: Edit|
|By Chasgoose (Chasgoose) on Saturday, November 29, 2003 - 06:49 pm: Edit|
I remember when I was considering Oxford they described their interview process as more of an oral exam in the subject you are applying for than anything else.
|By Royalchk (Royalchk) on Saturday, November 29, 2003 - 06:56 pm: Edit|
That's what I hear. What did you interview for?
|By Chasgoose (Chasgoose) on Saturday, November 29, 2003 - 07:02 pm: Edit|
I didn't end up applying because I was discouraged by having to pick my major so soon, the interview and the fact that Oxford is really far away from Arizona where I live.
|By Royalchk (Royalchk) on Saturday, November 29, 2003 - 07:05 pm: Edit|
Aye. Are you a freshman now or have you applied other places?
Any rough ideas about what you want to study?
Any antipathy for barrages of questions ?
|By Chasgoose (Chasgoose) on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 01:27 am: Edit|
No I am a senior in high school and currently I have only applied to Yale. My main interests are literature and history but I also really like astronomy and physics and theoretical math and classical languages but see I was afraid that in the British system I would be trapped in my major and not be able to study everthing that I wanted to study.
|By Y17k (Y17k) on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 10:29 am: Edit|
here in australia we have a similar "oral exam" type interviews for medicine and law (undergraduate). ive talked to people who've done it, and it tests variety of skills such as your ability to respond to a proposed scenario, and your ability to take in what you are hearing. For example, you may be read a random passage, after whcih the interviewer will ask you a few questions which relate to the basic facts mentioned in the passage.
|By Wheresyourpride (Wheresyourpride) on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 11:12 am: Edit|
My friend had an interview at Cambridge this weekend, I'm not sure how it went, but I that she had to have three interviews: one in French, one in Spanish, and the last in English (she's an English-speaking American).
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