Week #1 Down!!!
So the first official week of doing interviews is done! It was so much fun-every week there is one intern responsible for doing interviews everyday, and this first week, that was me.
I cannot begin to describe how much fun it was! I pretty much interviewed six students a day and just had a great time really getting to know them and talk with them. I love seeing how different everyone is-sure they might be from Northern Virginia, like I am, but we are totally different! It is just really a fun experience getting to talk with people and really experience the diverse backgrounds that people bring to the table.
You may think that interviewing people would get a little redundant, after you ask the same questions over and over again, but it never does because there are such a wide range of responses. Every time I expected a certain answer, I got something that was totally ‘off-the-wall’ and not what I was anticipating.
It’s funny because the students who get interviewed are really nervous without realizing that I am just as nervous. It’s not my job just to be the interviewer, but I am also a representative for the College, and I’m nervous because I think; “Oh no, what’s going to happen if they ask me a question about…? Or about…?” I find myself before my interviews researching facts about the College that I might be asked, researching just anything that pops into my head. I also really want everyone to love the College as much as I do, and just hope that I am presenting the best face of the College to enable that to happen.
The nerves however totally fade away when I walk upstairs and see my interviewee-I know that the interview is going to be great, and I’m going to have an amazing conversation. I wonder if these nerves will totally fade in time, or if I will be nervous before every interview from now until the end of the summer. Either way, I know I’m going to have a blast-getting to meet so many who potentially will be part of the Class of 2012.
PS. I helped lead my first information session with one of the Deans, and I ended with ‘Live Strong’-that is going to be my new closing line…