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Pre-Professional Advising

201 Hannah Hall
244 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester , MI 48309-4451
(248) 370-4936
preprofadvising@oakland.edu

Pre-Professional Advising

201 Hannah Hall
244 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester , MI 48309-4451
(248) 370-4936
preprofadvising@oakland.edu

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Interviews

Many Professional Schools may bring in their top candidates for personal interviews.   There are  two different types that they might use: Traditional Interviews and Multiple Mini Interview (MMI).

  • Traditional Interview - The candidates are usually interviewed by one or more people.  The questions will be about you as an individual, special life experiences, and what you learned from these experiences.
    • Tips:
      • Students should review the application before the interview and research possible interview questions.
      • You need to be prepared to answer, “Why do you want to be a …?”
  • Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) - The candidates go through 6-8 timed stations which consist of questions, role play and collaboration.  The questions are meant to see how candidates handle different situations and work in teams.
    • Tips:
      • To prepare for this interview, the candidates should review current events and crisis management skills.
      • There is no right answer. Students should be prepared to consider multiple perspectives in addressing various ethical dilemmas.
      • Although other applicants are your competitors, they could also be future colleagues. Do not try and sabotage other applicants or peers in group activities.

Resources:
For additional help with interview practice, contact Career Services at 248-370-3250 or careers@oakland.edu.