Academy Interviews Experiences

I was clutching my skirt, nervous. I signed my name and took a seat. Then, I realized I had forgotten my interview shoes and had to run all the way back to my class to retrieve them. 

That was what happened right before my interview for the health academy. I remember feeling sweaty from all the running (and all the black I was wearing that day certainly didn’t help with the situation). 

I, again, took a seat outside the building for a minute until I was called in. 

The interviewer asked me questions, mainly about why I wanted to join, my grades, my teachers, etc. etc. 

It was short, yet very nerve-wracking. It was less about the actual interview though, and more about the outcome. Would I be accepted? Rejected? Is it possible to be waitlisted (which is arguably worse than rejection). 

I guess I won’t know for a while, since I haven’t gotten a letter yet, but I’m feeling hopeful!

But this got me wondering… have other people felt the same as me? Were the questions any different?

So, I decided to ask two students about their experience.

The first student was Natalie Segura. She applied for A&E. Once Segura went to the place where she was supposed to be interviewed, she sat down. Segura stated she was very nervous the whole time. Two women asked her questions. The questions were, “Why do you want to interview for A&E?”, “Why do you qualify for this academy?” and “If we called one of your teachers, would they say good things about you?” She didn’t think she would get accepted, after what she called an “interesting” interview, but after a couple weeks, she got a letter of acceptance. So far, she is very happy.

The second student wanted to be anonymous. They applied for the Health academy. They were asked what classes they wanted to take, if they had any family members in the medical field, and on a scale of 1-10 how much they wanted to join. They felt nervous at the start of the interviews, but then started to feel a little more confident afterwards. They are still waiting on their letter.

So overall, students are pretty nervous (and so am I), but I think it’ll all turn out well!