How to Prepare for College Admissions Skype Video Interview?

Raghuram Sukumar Admission 2 Comments

I feel great. I have accomplished something. But, I’m not even half way through.

I have completed mailing all the Graduate School Application package.

I feel relived for now.

Even before this feeling sunk-in, came the next email.

“Are you ready for 30 minutes Skype interview with a professor?”

Nervously, Mamta said “Yes. I’m Ready. What Date and Time?”

That’s when I got an email from Mamta.

I had applied to the MS in Information Technology program offered in Worcester Polytechnic Institute(WPI). I got selected for the interview round which will take place over skype. I would like to know the steps to preparation for such kind of interview. Also if you could provide me with sample question and answers, it will be of great help.

So, how to prepare for Skype Video Interview for Graduate School Admission?

College admissions interview video

That’s exactly what I you are going to listen in this podcast. Listen to the tips that will help with your interview prep.

Make sure to take Notes while you listen.

Here’ an overview of the tips I have discussed in this episode

  • How to prepare for the college admissions interview video over Skype
  • What types of questions to expect during the interview
  • How to effectively do a mock interview
  • How to answer the question
  • What to wear and How to Dress
  • Computer, Webcam, Microphone Testing
  • Where to attend the interview from?
  • How to handle technical glitch during the interview ( power, internet connection, etc)
  • What document to have in front of you.
  • What questions to ask the interviewer.

Bonus Tip : Room Lighting
skype video interview

Lighting. Make sure there is a light that is located in front of you.

Don’t sit behind a window. Other person can’t see your clearly.

Sit in front of a window if you don’t have a good lighting in the room.

Other option is to have a table lamp setup on the table in front of you.

Here’s an example of light placement. You don’t need to have a professional lighting kit, but a simple lamp will do the trick.

You have to test all several days before the day of the interview (not the night before or an hour before).

I hope you guys enjoy this first episode of podcast this year.

Now, you can submit your questions via Voice Mail via AskRaghu.

Over To You :

Do you have any other tips to add? Share them in the comments.


  1. It was a rally good answer. It will help me prepare for the interviews as well. Hopefully mine would be telephonic.

  2. I have got a mail from wpi for skype interview. I have applied for msit. What questions do they ask??

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