Just how important is having a mock interview before your upcoming graduate school admissions interview?
Listen to Accepted Founder Linda Abraham’s two-minute answer to this often-asked question.
As for actual applicants who elected to before their official interview, how did they ultimately feel about their decision? Here is some recent feedback we’ve received from such clients:
“Working with Cydney through Accepted helped me prepare for my medical school interviews tremendously. She instructed me how to prepare and walked me through many common medical school interview questions so I could sound professional, authentic, and engaged. After working with Cydney and going to several interviews I can say the mock interview with her was very similar to the actual interviews. This made the real interviews less stressful and more familiar. I have been accepted to two highly competitive schools and am still waiting a decision after my most recent of three interviews. Cydney was integral to earning those acceptances by preparing me to be an outstanding interviewee. I am glad I invested in her help rather than having to reapply next year!”
“Hi Jennifer, I can not say thank you enough for your help. I should have contacted you years before – instead of having indecisive, procrastinating time thinking how difficult an MBA application process is. I found the mock interview was very helpful – I was, as you said, a bit flushed. After that session, I focused on the points as you suggested. Also, having a mock interview helped me [be] more relaxed in the real interview process itself. The preparation and introspecting process helped a lot.”
“Two of the questions we practiced in the mock interviews have appeared identically in the actual interview! … I honestly feel so lucky to have worked with my consultant and highly recommend her to anyone who is thinking of applying to MBAs and masters.”
“I am contacting you because I received a favorable offer from HEC Paris for the MIF and I am really happy about it. Thank you very much for your help. I believe you helped me improve a lot throughout our mock interviews.”
“Dr. Gordon, I hope you are doing well. … I was ultimately accepted to Touro, and am now attending my second week of medical school here. I wanted to thank you so much for all of the aid you gave me in preparing for all of my interviews. I am sure that I would not have been able to get in without our mock interview sessions and am extremely grateful that you took time from your day to help me with these sessions. Once again, thank you!”
“I never thought I’d get accepted to all three of my top choices. [My consultant] did an amazing job at meeting the deadlines and, more importantly, truly dedicating her time adding valuable comments to improve my essays and make me stand out among the applicants. Also, the multiple mock interviews helped perfect my answers and made them sound more natural. Working with her was truly a pleasure. Although my situation is kind of difficult, in a good way, I decided that [Harvard] would be my top choice.”
“I also had a mock interview with [my consultant], and her advice helped my personality shine through my interview. I believe my acceptance into the program of my dreams would not have been possible without Esmeralda‘s help. I highly recommend reaching out to Esme and the Accepted team!”
“[My consultant] pushed me to deliver the best on my essays and made sure that I include a personal touch in each of the essays to make it more vibrant and humane. Her feedback on the mock interviews helped me to excel in the actual ones. The entire experience helped me to get Accepted!”
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