yea me too - got the bad news (letter) yesterday w/ the same three "reasons" why I wasn't considered further: either breadth of experience, grades or missing pre-preqs.I received my rejection letter from Purdue today. I was a little angered by the fact that I received a standard letter and was very angry that one of the pts as to why I was not accepted was because I do not have competitive experience...The reasons were phrased to apply to everyone in some way...making it a standard letter...I have a diverse range of quality experiences oh well, good luck to the rest of u
I got the same letter too....guess we will find out about interview soon!I got a letter from purdue yesterday that stated that they are "currently reviewing applications and that my application will continue on. Interview notifications are between mid to late January and this letter is not a guarantee that you will be granted an interview". . . .
Nope. we are pretty much balanced between traditional teaching and problem based learning. Each week we are presented with a case that is related to the materials we've learned previously. So it solidifies what we've learned in lectures. You'll get to have a chance to be part of that course on your interview day. Hope this helps =).Is Purdue pretty much 100% problem based learning?
Last year most people just wore whatever they had on at their interview. It's not overly formal, so if you wanted to change down to business casual (lose the suit jacket) you could. I think I just wore my suit (my memory is already failing me!)Hey all!
That banquet dinner the night of the interview, is it more formal? or do we just wear our interview attire?
I would say the interview is more traditional. They try to get to know you for who you are and aren't trying to intimidate you. They base most of their questions off of what you tell them about yourself and what they read from your application. There won't be any questions out in left field like when one of my friends at UCD was asked what the market price of a goat was.Does anyone know if the Purdue interview is behavioral or more traditional? I haven't been able to find any information regarding this issue on their website and it is not included in the letter. I might call them this week if no one knows. Thanks if anybody has any info!
This may be a dumb question, but I will ask anyway. I was told by a student to wear boots appropriate for the snow and then change once in the buidling to different more suit appropriate shoes. Does that even sound reasonable? Logisitically, I do not want to lug around another pair of shoes, but I don't want to have a messy looking impression.i was wondering for the dinner... is it weird if i bring my boyfriend? does that seem less professional? and if i can bring him, what should he wear?
I don't think it is weird. I know lots of people who will be. As to what he should wear... slacks, a button up shirt, and a tie would probably be enough but a jacket wouldn't hurt.i was wondering for the dinner... is it weird if i bring my boyfriend? does that seem less professional? and if i can bring him, what should he wear?
We can leave the stuff in the waiting room, right?? I plan to wear boots, and bring 2 pairs of shoes for interview...XDAgain, just check out the weather. It's not a bad idea to have an alternate pair of comfy shoes, but you will have to carry around whatever you bring, and it's always awkward carrying a ton of stuff into your interview room.
Do you know if the interview times are predetermined in any particular way or are they randomly selected?If you are worried about what the interview day is like, the interview schedule is roughly like the following:
7 am you show up at the student service office to pick up your interview schedule
7:30-8:00am a short orientation about the school and your interview at room 1136 (our major lecture hall)
noon-1:00pm lunch break
1:00pm- 3/4pm interview
The time might be off a little bit, but you get the idea. there will be tours scheduled throughout the day, and you will get the chance to visit some of the freshman classes. Hope that helps. Oh and bring something to read. Because if you happend to get the afternoon interview, you'll have to wait the whole morning.
p.s. it does snow here so bringing an extra pair of shoes suitable for snow is a good idea. Besides, the dinner place is ~ 10 min walk from your interview place.
Last year I found out around March 13th about my alternate status (roughly 2 weeks after my interview). Everyone hears either accepted/alternate/or rejected at the same time. Then they give you a month to accept or decline the offer. Once there's a large enough group of declines they send another round of acceptances to the waiting list.Does anyone know how quickly they get back to you after the interview about acceptances/denials?
For those of you with interviews and are staying at the University Plaza Hotel, check their website for directions. The address provided by the school is 3001 Northwestern Ave., but the hotel is actually off ***CUMBERLAND AVE***. (across from the Wal-Mart) I used my GPS with the Northwestern address and had to drive around to find it. Perhaps this info will save someone some time.
Best of luck to all of you!