AAAC Interviewer Training. Alumni Admissions Program Office of Alumni Affairs 2008-09. * Use Arrow Keys To Navigate. Welcome to the 2008-09 interviewing season. Thank you for volunteering!.
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Here are the four steps to the interview process:
Initial Contact Checklist
When you make the initial contact, here are some helpful tips and reminders:
Initial Contact Checklist (Continued)
Please use discretion in selecting an appropriate interview location.
The purpose of the interview is twofold:
What kind of new information should I reportto the Admissions Office?
Please don’t ask questions about scores and grades. The Admissions Office already has the official transcripts reporting this information.
There is no time limit for an interview. We ask that you spend at least 30 minutes with each student. You certainly may meet for a longer period of time if it is convenient for both you and the student.
Please be sure to leave enough time so that students may ask questions.
Students may ask lots of questions about Duke during the interview. If it has been awhile since you’ve been on campus or been an undergraduate, then please take a few minutes to browse the admissions website (www.admissions.duke.edu). You may want to print out this information and bring it to the interview.
Students may also want to know general information. Click the links for more information:
Please bring the Profile Class of 2012 to the interview.
Click the links for more information:
Check to see if an admissions officer is coming to your local area. Their presentations are very insightful.
http://www.duke.edu/froshlife/index.html(Click “2008” under “Rewind”)
This is Duke through the eyes of some current first-year students.
This is a new program geared towards civic engagement.
Students should contact coaches directly. They may go to this website and navigate their way to the appropriate sport.
Jean Smith is a terrific candidate for Duke University. She is a young woman accustomed to transitioning into new environments. She is confident, curious, articulate, and benevolent.
Having moved eight times in her life, she has never had the luxury of being in the same location for longer than three years -- college will provide the longest established residency she has ever had.
She wanted to run for a student government position, but never felt like she was established in a place long enough for students to get to know her. However, she did not hesitate to get involved in groups, particularly in sports.
She participated in volleyball as a brand-new junior at West End High and then earned a spot on one of the city’s premier small-school basketball teams.
She said that the transition into a new basketball program was extremely difficult. She noted that it was not difficult because of the new social or cultural environment, but rather because of the challenges posed by the new plays she had to memorize.
She is involved in the community, working at a local nursing home. Citing pleasure from interacting with the elderly and learning from them, she appeared to sincerely enjoy the lessons they taught her through simple day-to-day communication.
She is widely traveled, optimistic yet realistic, invigorated by her curiosity and her desire to learn and interact, but also intrigued at the prospect of learning how to lead. Duke would be a good home for Jean to prosper and flourish.
Joan Smith seems to be intelligent and motivated. She is cheerful, well-spoken, and has thought-out plans for her future. She has a passion for drama and choral singing which she hopes to pursue at Duke.
There is a 4,000-character limit in AIMS. This is equivalent to approximately two typed pages.
Any contact or contact attempt with a student needs to be recorded.
All interviews should be checked either with a rating (if the interview was conducted) or by an “Unable to Interview” status.
If a student wishes to withdraw an application from consideration, then the applicant must notify the Admissions Office in writing. Simply telling you does not constitute an official withdrawal.The Interview Evaluation
Some AAACs or local Duke clubs will host “Send-off Parties” during the summer. If your committee or club hosts one of these parties, then please attend this event. It’s beneficial for these students to be able to connect at the parties with someone they have already met.
Your AAAC chairperson will let you know the best way to contact him or her.
Please remember that we do not want you to interview during the year of your child’s application.
We hope you enjoy the interviewing experience.
Duke University, the Admissions Office and the Office of Alumni Affairs greatly appreciate your support.
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