Hey! I wrote a thank you note to my interviewer slightly later that day/the day after but probably just because I'm used to job interview thank yous? I'm sure it's different for these types of MFA interviews, I just didn't think it would hurt and we really did have a nice conversation where he was kind about my application. To my surprise, my interviewer responded. I doubt it matters at all, honestly. All interviewers are likely focused on the interview, not anything you do afterward.Hey guys! Long time lurker here and I am really grateful for the information I've gotten here. I had an interview with USC about a month ago, and am waiting as anxiously as y'all are. During this intolerable process a lot of self-doubting is happening in my head. Among them I wanted to ask you guys: 1. Have you written a thank-you note to your interviewer? Would it do harm to your application it you didn't? 2. Have you guys follow-up with the professor after the interview? Are we supposed to?
Thank you guys very much and fingers-crossed for all of us!
Also, self-doubt is totally normal and doesn't actually mean anything about the interview itself! I've also been experiencing self-doubt and it helps me to remind myself that this process is arbitrary, imperfect, and a little silly. Doesn't necessarily help my anxiety around the process but helps me make some sense of it, I guess.