If you read the article with USC admissions it's up to each individual person. Some people interview everyone... Others just ones they're interested in.I interviewed as part of last year’s cycle and my interviewer told me she only selected a few people to interview so I don’t believe they do
Thank you so much for the advice, I’m doing preparation for the interview. We scheduled a phone interview on Thursday. Good luck on your applicationHey! Congrats on the invitation, Angela! I'm surprised they already started making moves this early. I haven't received mine yet, but I got an interview once in the last cycle and talked to others who had interviewed as well. I didn't get in, but I could shed some light on the kind of questions they asked and the advice I received from those who got in.
It depends on your interviewer, but they tend to ask around these topics that I thought might warrant some preparations before:
1/ Your portfolio and reasons for choosing USC.
2/ Your financial plan
3/ Your favorite filmmakers and films
4/ Your future professional goals
Other than that, the questions might occur organically depended on how the conversation goes. And that's really what the interview is - a casual conversation. You should prepare but always come in being as open and authentic as you can be. You would never know what the interviewer will ultimately ask. Therefore, state what is really true to yourself, and as long as it's appropriate, I think the interviewer will appreciate that much more than a scripted, prepared answer. While you do have to be yourself, I personally think you should come in with 200% energy, even if you are an introvert. Some of these interviewers might have talked with 20 different people before you, so you gonna have to keep them engaged. I think being very enthusiastic and excited about yourself, your projects and goals are the way to do so.
Keep us updated on how it goes ! DM me if you need more info or specific questions.
I'm scheduled for Thursday as well! Any clue what they typically ask during these interviews?
Awesome! Be sure to add your application to the site's database with the dates and everything and how the interview went.Hi, I interviewed last Thursday, and it lasts for an hour! How long is everybody’s interview last? It more like a conversation for me, instead of an formal interview.