38981928 wrote:thepsychedelic wrote:gayfish wrote:38981928 wrote:appind wrote:serious q. anyone have experienced the interviewer looking at their hand gestures instead of their face when you're answering a question? i was wondering if it could due to not following some interview etiquette or such, or interviewer being idiosyncratic.
Me! And the interviewer also kept talking about HYPS and I wasn't sure if it was a test lololol
I didn't get the hand gesture thing, but I was interviewed by an alum who told me that he really really loved Northwestern, but if I got into Harvard I should take it and never look back. I tried to give some noncommittal "it would be an honor to go to any of those schools" but it felt soooo awkward.
that’s so weird because I did the alum interview too and this exact thing happened to me too!
Hmmm so was it a test or did they really just want to go to HLS instead? I know some interviews they challenge you on how you respond to gauge interest and personality... my interviewer didn’t even say she loved northwestern lolol she said she went because that’s the school that would take her at the time and at least she got a good job out of it. I was talking about all the things that got me excited about northwestern and she was like meh about all of them ! I still personally like northwestern a lot and with $$$ will shoot to the top of my list (I love Chicago and used to live there) but the interview was such a downer!
I don't think he was trying to trip me up -- we had a very conversational interview, and he walked me through the rubric they were supposed to use and what kind of notes he'd likely take, so I don't think wild curveballs or trick questions are really his interview style. This came at the end, when I asked what about Northwestern kept him this involved 20 years after graduating, and what he wished he knew when he was picking law schools. So he hyped up Northwestern (and got me genuinely interested in visiting soon), but also was honest that there are just some schools that can open more doors and that if he'd had those opportunities when he was applying to schools he absolutely would've taken them, which I had a lot of respect for him saying.