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What do you expect to be doing ten years from now? 3. How do you define “success?” 4. What have you liked or disliked about your school? What would you change? 5. How would you describe yourself to someone who did not know you? 6. What are your strengths? Weaknesses? 7. What has been your proudest achievement so far? 8. If you could talk with any one living (or deceased) person, whom would it be and why? 9. What events have been crucial in your life? 10. What mark do you feel you’ve left on your school? 11. What do you want to get out of your college experience? 12. What about you is unique? 13. What could you contribute to our college community? gain valuable industry experience that will assist their development as outstand ing professionals Australia s industry leaders of the future through recognising and nurturing tal ent. 1. To provide sponsors with a unique opportunity to meet and select high achievi ng scholars within a relevant area of study. 2. To maintain a relationship between a scholar and sponsor throughout the schol ars time at the university. 3. To provide an integrated approach to academic studies and industrial placemen ts which are monitored and managed. 4. To provide an enhanced academic experience which develops leaders in the futu re. Sample Scholarship Interview Questions General questions & plans for the future How did you become interested in your major? What influenced your choice of this major? How did you become interested in your focus area? Have you traveled abroad before? If so, where? What have you learned in your tr avels? What have you learned about yourself as you ve been a student at BYU? What do you hope to accomplish while at graduate school? What are your educational/academic goals? What are your future career plans? Ho w do you plan to use your studies to achieve your future career plans? What would you do if you didn t receive the fellowship? What do you envision yourself doing in 10 years? What will you do with your degree in the long run? Why will this scholarship help you in your career goals? Hooks from application--Know your application & review your essays You wrote in your application that you read poetry. What kind of poetry do you read? Who s your favorite poet? You said you like reading classics. What is one classical novel you recently re ad and did not like? I see your transcript includes ______ (a low grade, an odd course, etc.). Tell me about this. I see in your application that you re fluent in ______. Translate this statemen t and tell me who said it. How would you be a good _______ as a ______ Scholar? What can you tell me about the person this scholarship is named for?





what would you do? Follow up: What level of ab use in the system would be enough to stop euthanasia: 10 in 100 or 5 in 100? Explain the importance of basic science (or some other topic) as if you were ta lking to a group of lawmakers.. foreign policy. What can you tell me about this? What do you think is the big thing happening in ______ in the next ten years? Do you think that a financially powerful nation could effectively alter the cul tural norms of another nation? What are your thoughts on US interventionism? You have one minute to tell the Prime Minister of India how to end religious vi olence. of some successful studies in this field? Can you explain exactly what techniques or methods your propose to use in your research? What do you think will be the big thing happening in your field in the next ten years? Tell me about your honors thesis topic and describe the research methods you pr opose to use in your research.S.Questions about recommendations and choice of recommenders Your high school principal wrote one of your recommendations.E. What do you think? Name what you think are the top five diplomatic achievements in the past decade .. and C. outside of your own research. do you think people make h istory? And if so.E. Please define B. What do you say? What should the U. After doing this research.D. Do you think everyone in America deserves healthcare? How should we provide hea lthcare to the poor? How specifically can we encourage private industry to parti cipate? I recently read about ______.)? If there is an attack on the embassy where you re serving. and Dukakis ha d defeated Bush in 1988. One of your advisers has written a lot about health care policy.E. What do you say to that? Your adviser wrote that you did significant research on Dean Acheson and three Ambassadors to Yugoslavia. How w ould you go about completing this task?         .C. What is the biggest change you would make in government to improve its ethics? If a patient with late stage Alzheimer s had written a document requesting that his life no longer be supported.C. Which do you prefer and why? Research/Topics in your field--Be prepared to talk about your work and that of o thers I saw in your application that you intent to ______. Lots of poor people are working now. wh en they weren t before.E. what about in the case of Hitler? Welfare reform seems like a good thing.S. etc. Do you agree w ith his ideas. Can you give us some examp les. B. do about the War on Terrorism? Do you believe in state sponsored assassinations. . What can you tell me about globalization (or AIDS. what would be your p lan of action? The ambassador asks you to write a cable about human rights in country X. and C. and if not. listen to opinion discussion shows. U. A. in one sentence. and if so. I m always suspic ious of applicants who need to go all the way back to high school to find someon e who can say something good about them. Is there anyone you would specifically like to work with? Current events or hot political topics--Read a good newspaper. Nixon had defeated Kennedy in 1960. discuss if history would have been different if Stevenson had defeated Eisenhower in 1956. unilateralism/multilateralis m. how should these ideas be implemented ? One of your letter writes uses B.C.

Please descr ibe your most meaningful leadership experience and explain why it was most meani ngful. favorite non-fic tion books. What can you tell me ab out this? What is your stance on ______? Questions about your personality or how you spend your time What do you do for fun when you re not studying. and what w ork of literature would it quote? What is your philosophy on service that keeps you dedicated to it? They may give you an opportunity to say whatever you want. favorite contemporary political leaders. Do you have anything else to add? Why should you be one of the 10 people to get this scholarship?               . and non-defensively. missions. doing research. Where does this desire come from? Your family. Which service project are you mos t proud of and why? I also assume you ve been involved in some leadership experiences. responsi vely. religion or somewhere else? If someone was writing your obituary. Such an answer can broaden into other perspectives. What kind of music do you listen to? What is a novel or book that you ve read for pleasure recently and like. In what areas do you think you can improve? I see you ve done a lot of community service. as opposed to in two or three yea rs? Is there anyone that you are specifically looking forward to working with? You say you want to study for a PhD in X. favorite h istorical political leaders. yet your university does not have de partment of X. How are you qualified for this? You say you want to study for a PhD in X. what would you want it to say. What would you do if you won a billion dollars in the lottery? You have a strong desire to give back to the world. yet the majority of your preparation is in Y. How are you qualified? Questions about church. or performing community service? I see you ve accomplished some amazing things in your short life. BYU---Welcome these questions calmly. favorite movies. and wh y did you like it? How would you define life? And what is your position on abortion? What is more important--someone agreeing with you on these issues or someone figuring out the ir own stance on these issues? What is your "Top 5 " list for the following? Favorite novels. What did you learn on your mission? How can you justify "soul snatching?" Isn t it presumptuous to intrude on other cultures? Is it possible to have academic freedom at a religiously affiliated university? Why do so many athletes get kicked out of BYU for honor code violations? _______ at BYU recently received attention in the news. so be ready.Questions about a student s choice of university and degree choice What graduate schools/programs have you been accepted into? Why do you want to do postgraduate study now.

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