Originally Posted by EK18
Lol no need to apologize. I appreciate the time you took to write such a detailed response on my behalf. I think I'm just scared that being honest is what's going to keep me from being admitted. I don't want to come off as lazy or unable to work hard.
I can relate to that, lol. I had an interview at my school a few weeks ago for free tuition my senior year. One of my friends had won the scholarship last year and her advice was to be honest, because the panel just really wants to get to know you. I took the advice to heart, and was WAY too honest. I left the room thinking, "well, I didn't get that scholarship." But, it was good practice for pod school interviews and now I realize that complete honesty isn't always the best. For instance, to the question, "how would your friends describe you?" your answer shouldn't be "insane party animal" regardless of the authenticity of this response.
And that's pretty much the story of how I lost about $20k in half an hour...