Good luck on your interviews. I'm a current student and am very available to answer questions or whatever you need. Send me an email with any concerns. I'll give the straight poop. I journal every day that I'm here. If you want to read about my experiences, check out: www.jasondreyer.com
There's around 8 applicants / interview day. And as you probably know, spouses and significant others are encouraged to attend (KCOM is amazing at including family in the process).
Something you may not know, but is vey cool: you get a card of information about both your interviewers. They give you a whole bunch of background data so you know what they're all about. I found it very helpful. For example, one of my interviewers did a lot of church-related activities, so I stressed my involvement in church. Use those cards to your advantage.
Also realize that the interviews are conducted early on in the day. So go in mentally prepared.
Let me know if you have any other questions. Oh, and take full advantage of the free food!
hey, thanks a ton Jason. I really appreciate your advice. KCOM is my #1 choice so I'm pretty nervous about the interview. HOw's the city (town). Is it cool over there? Are the people there nice? What's the nightlife like ?
The city is sort of strange... especially in the evenings and weekends. When I can for my interview I thought it was like the Twilight Zone. There are a lot of street lights near the school, but they're all blinking red; they turn off every night aroung 6pm, and the weekends. When I came, Truman (the undergraduate college) was not in session. It was like a ghost town. Now there are more people, but you'll still feel isolated. Personally I enjoy the relatively distraction-free life here.
Cool? It's getting there. I'm from Minnesota, so I'm still comfortable. The people from the south are bundled up. I'd say 50s right now.
People nice? That's a big yes! This is one example, but speaks for all the local people I've encountered. When I went to open an account at US Bank, I casually asked about cable TV service and how I get my mail (I live in an apartment). The woman called both places and got all the answers for me. They band over backwards for you here. I am still amazed about that aspect. And if you mean the administration here... they have their act together big time. And they're super nice. You can't go wrong as far as that is concerned.
Night life... well I haven't experienced much of it. I understand that when the quarter started, a lot of kids in my class did a lot of drinking. There's a popular hang out called Dukem Inn. Once things started picking up though, people pretty much studied. There's not much variety of things to do here. I see the occasional movie. That's about it for me. The school and different clubs host parties and stuff. A lot of people go to those. So that's something at least.
I hope that answers everything. When is your interview? I'll try to hook up with ya, and see how things are going. I'll give you straight answers if the other people don't. Hang in there.. don't stress. Email me your name if you want.