The final step when you are trying to get into grad school is the interview. If you've made it this far that means you were impressiveat least on paper. Now, it's time to put up or shut up. And the worst thing you can do in a graduate school interview is shut up.

Dress to impress when you go in for the interview. You will want to wear a nice suit or a dress during the interview.

Before you go in for your interview you will want to familiarize yourself with the department faculty of the school. Having an understanding of what each professor specializes in and is known for will help you look like this is the school you've always wanted to attend; even if it was fifth on your list.

You will also want to know any major names relating to your field of study. Have a general overview of the different areas in your field and the key players. Don't overload yourself with information or you'll risk mixing things up and looking unprepared.

Stick to the positive aspects of your educational background during the interview. If a low point is addressed by the interviewers you do not want to apologize. Address the question and explain how you've improved since that time. Basically, be prepared to address questions about mistakes, but don't offer them up for the conversation.


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