Are these supposed to be informal and what should be discussed? Should it be more like a chat about my social and private life, rather than trying to impress them with my achievements? At my first student interview, I was asked "why did you change your career" and "so what are you really like?" I was unsure what to expect, so I got formal with my tone in explaining my motivation and then listed my recreational activities. I didn't loosen up, so in the end there wasn't any chemistry in the conversation. Now that I look back, I'm kicking myself for taking the student interview so seriously when I should've just chatted freely about my hobbies. I think I have an idea of what I should have done, but are there any standards? Suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks.