Academic journal article Childhood Education

Graduate School/work Interviews

Academic journal article Childhood Education

Graduate School/work Interviews

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I was recently approached by two seniors inquiring about preparation for their interviews, as they are planning to enter graduate school. With summer approaching, the school year is ending and many will either join the work force or continue on to graduate school. Going for interviews will definitely be a step to take before we move on to our future endeavors. So how do we prepare?

There are many tips on the Internet, but I thought of sharing my personal experience and thoughts with you. It involves the 4 "Ps"--Presentable, Prepared, Personal, and Positive.

First impressions count and when attending an interview, it is really important to be "Presentable," dressing appropriately to meet up with the interviewer.

Attire yourself professionally--don't be either over- or underdressed. The way you are attired shows how you view the importance of the occasion.

The next P is for being "Prepared." Before you go for the interview, do your research and read, read, read. Find out about the company/school you will be joining and make sure you know their mission, philosophy, and goals. Be sure to also know your own philosophy and goals. Are the company's/school's goals in line with your own personal goals? …

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