Houses are limited to interviewing each applicant a maximum of twice per house, per position. Houses will contact you either through the Student Affairs Application System (SAAS) or via email to schedule interviews. Remember to check your junk mail folder.
Each house follows their own timeline and process within the Selection timeframe outlined on our website. They may have one or multiple rounds of interviews, one or more types of interviews (individual, group, activity-based, etc.), and may start interviewing at varying times. For this reason, do not assume where you are at in an interview process with one given house.. For instance, you could receive no interview invitations within the first two weeks, and then receive several in the third week. Be patient. House staff will do their best to communicate their interview schedule to selected candidates as soon as they set their interview dates and times. If you don’t hear from a house, it is possible that the house isn’t interviewing that week or you may not have received an invitation to interview. Some houses have chosen to share their interview plans so applicants will know what to expect, which you can find on their individual house pages.
Interviewers should treat this process seriously and act professionally. For example, they should not give you any indication (implied or otherwise) as to your status in their process, nor should they ask you to give them any indication of your preferences. Please report any concerns you have about the Selection process using this form. You can also contact us with any concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org.This is especially crucial because The Match will occur at the same time for both The Row and RF house placements. To learn more about why this benefits you as a candidate, visit our “Ranking Position/House Preferences” page and click on the informational video about The Match.
Please note, there is not a standard set of interview questions across houses and positions. Below are a list of questions you can ask yourself to help prepare for your interview:
For more tips on how to prepare for these (and other) interviews, contact BEAM: BEAM: Career Education.