Ivy League schools often use alumni interviews to help make admissions decisions. These top schools want to select from a pool of candidates who better match the school’s ethos.
Because Ivy School knows that a well-rounded class is a very diverse ecosystem, which can maximize the collision between outstanding individuals. They stimulate each other, and eventually form an atmosphere similar to that of the Athens Academy described by Raphael: famous philosophers from different periods, regions and schools gathered together to discuss the academic picture, naturally forming an atmosphere of a hundred schools of thought contending.
Are you able to show your differences to admissions officers?
How to stand out among the competitive peers and become the object of attention of dream schools is a difficult problem for all applicants.
Intellectual curiosity has always been one of the most important factors in the admissions process in the United States.
Can you show that you are interested in studying a particular field? Is it just because you’re curious about it, or do you want to make something of it? Have you taken other steps to pursue knowledge outside of the school curriculum? Do you support your ideas through action? Finally, can you show that you have a deeper understanding than other students with similar interests?
Only when you have clear ideas and ideas in your mind, polish your strengths and use appropriate and clear language to express them, can admissions officers find your bright spots faster and the chance of getting an offer will be greatly improved.
The University of Cambridge website clearly states that about 75% of applicants will receive an interview invitation.
In 2021, the University of Cambridge received a total of 22,795 applications, and based on a 75% interview rate, about 17,097 applicants were invited in person, resulting in a total of 4,260 offers, which gives Cambridge an overall interview pass rate of about 24.9%.Officially, the overall interview invitation rate at Oxford is around 50%, which is lower than Cambridge.The importance of the interview process is self-evident.
Good academic programs must have a comprehensive selection mechanism in order to identify students who have a real academic passion for research topics, which is the principle that the CIS Summer Research Program has always advocated and practiced.
CIS Research Projects
The CIS program has been successfully held for 12 years and accumulated more than 3000 + topics in different disciplines.
In terms of psychology alone, CIS has set up different sub-topics such as social psychology, awareness psychology, behavior psychology, crime psychology, and education psychology.
It is strongly recommended that students applying for the CIS Summer Program review several topics related to their areas of interest for further understanding. The specific topic description and syllabus can be carefully read again to form a general impression. Then, according to the evaluation and feedback of the former students, we can judge whether we have enough knowledge and time to complete a specific topic.
What do you need to do before participating in a CIS research program?
The purpose of arranging interviews is not to repel students who are interested in participating in research projects, on the contrary, challenging interviews can stimulate students’ competitiveness and academic performance.
Before the formal interview, Professor Wang also strongly recommends that students sort out their past academic experience and various activities. What challenges did you face when you participated in these activities or academic projects? How did you overcome these challenges to achieve your goals? Think about what you have gained from this valuable experience. The process of combing will allow us to have a clearer understanding of our past after the precipitation of time, and also more clearly define our academic interests.
The CIS Summer Research Program interview is also a great help in the college interview process. After all, Ivy School interviewers want to see an applicant who is confident and eloquent about his / her academic past.
Super Interviewers Inspire Students' Potential
The team of examiners of CIS research project is composed of a group of university teachers from British and American universities, PhDs from different disciplines and examiners of official English examinations such as IELTS.
Candidates from different backgrounds will be interviewed by the most suitable interviewers to ensure that students have the best interview experience and receive professional advice from the interviewers on the topic selection.
We always believe that moderate challenges are very helpful to stimulate the potential of students, because we know that it is human nature to have the pleasure of meeting challenges and winning.
Professional comprehensive and detailed feedback report, gave a perfect ending to an interview.The CIS Research Program interviewers provide feedback on the performance of the students in terms of their overall presentation, analytical and creative thinking, IT skills, exploration and teamwork, which are among the most important qualities in the MTC educational model.
In a way, theCIS Summer Program interview is a great preview of the alumni and third party interviews that students go through when applying to top universities in the UK and US(). It allows applicants to know in advance what top schools value most when assessing students’ overall competence.
Of course, after an excellent applicant has passed the interview and further clarified his / her academic interests and goals, it is still up to the applicant to make his / her own choice of the final topic. This is when the student’s decision-making skills come into play. Read the syllabus of 2-3 topics of interest again, look at the papers written by previous students, refer to the preview materials of specific topics and the frequency of assignments assigned by professors and the final requirements for the end of the course. It is also reasonable to evaluate the time and effort you can devote to the research project in the future. We hope that every qualified applicant will eventually make the right choice for you.