Your college interviewer is going to want you to talk about your high school experiences. One way to get this type of conversation rolling is to ask you what you would do differently in high school if you could go back in time. It's a question that asks you to be reflective and introspective. It can also be an uncomfortable question because it is asking you to critique yourself -- did you miss an opportunity, make a bad decision, or fail to put in enough effort?
At its heart, the question is asking you to talk about your regrets. You'll want to be careful when answering. You don't want to draw attention to something you did that was foolish, irresponsible or illegal, nor do you want to introduce an overly negative tone into your interview. But you also don't want to be evasive in your answer. These interview tips can help you think about a strong response to a question that focuses on regrets.
More Tips for Common Interview Questions:
- "Tell me about yourself."
- "Why are you interested in our college?"
- "What can I tell you about our college?"
- "Who has most influenced you?"
- "What will you major in?"
- "What will you contribute to our campus?"
- "Tell me about a challenge you overcame."
- "What do you do for fun in your free time?"
- "What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?"
- "Does Your Record Reflect Your Ability?"
- "Recommend a Good Book to Me"
- More Interview Questions