• Sophie van Os

Top 3 Mistakes people make when it comes to their admission interview

Imagine yourself waking up on the day of your admission interview. You are nervous, you didn’t sleep very well and your heart is racing like never before. But you’re also excited. This is THE day you’ve been waiting for! Today is the beginning of a new era, because your future relies on this interview. I want to share with you the top 3 mistakes people make so you won’t, and thereby giving you that extra edge during your interview.


1 Not being able to talk about your work

The one constant in every interview, regardless of which college you’re applying to, is that the conversation always comes back to your work. So you have to be prepared to answer questions like:


➖ Can you tell us something about this project?

➖ What does your process look like?

➖ What risks did you take?

➖ How did you experiment?


Your portfolio is a conversation starter, make use of that!


2 Not being able to list a person or a brand that inspires you

For example, if you’re applying for an Interior Design program and you can’t name any interior designers that inspire you, the board might think you’re not as interested in the program as you say you are. Makes sense, right?


So think of at least 3 persons or brands who inspire you and clearly explain why and how they do this.










3 Not knowing the ins and outs of the program

If you haven’t read every page on their website, if you haven’t visited an Open House day, if you’re not informed on what career prospects there are, you have to ask yourself: Am I sure I want to apply to this program? Or is there another program I should look into?


On the other hand, if you have read into all this and you’re still not sure, the interview is the perfect moment to evaluate and see together with the experts (the board) which program will suit you best!



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