By Raynesha Green
Published on Feb. 12, 2020
Updated on Nov. 15, 2021
The following Q&A occurred with sophomore, William Sullivan, a Marketing major who applied for the Alumni Association Student Board (AASB)
What were your expectations interviewing for AASB? Compared to reality?
Honestly, I was not sure what to expect when interviewing for AASB. I knew that it would be challenging, and that there would be lots of cuts so I was prepared not to be selected. I expected an essay and at least one interview and a final one where they made selections. I thought it would be intense every round and that the people would expect you to have a flawless answer to every question asked.
In reality, the process was less daunting. The members of AASB just wanted to get to know you on a personal level, and see if you were committed to having an impact in the organization. They didn’t ask for a resume or tons of experience; instead, they looked for a story. My experience was more laid back than I thought, the laughter and smiles made it easier for me to show my true self.
How did you prepare for each round? How many rounds were there?
What were some things you were confident about going into the interview? Weaknesses?
How did you feel when you found out that you were selected into the organization?
If you were to give someone advice on how to best present themselves in a competitive interview, what would say?
In the future, would you participate in a competitive/group interview again? Why, why not?