What are the different types of university interviews?
I applied to a data science program, and the page simply says that they'll conduct an interview in case I get shortlisted.
I don't know what it'll be about or what kind of questions they will ask.
Do you know what the different kinds of interviews they might take are?
The university will most likely prompt you about the interview well in advance. However, I have also heard that sometimes, you only get 2 days to prepare.
There are a few common types of interviews universities take-
- A recorded video interview - you will receive a pre-recorded set of questions on your screen, and you'll be allowed to take some seconds to prepare before answering each question
- Informal QnA sessions - several students will be called at the same time, and the mediator will judge you based on your preparedness, presentation, and communication skills
- One on one - this is the regular kind of interview that gets conducted over a telephone or Skype
- Some universities also conduct group sessions and case studies as part of their interview process