BU TELEPHONE INTERVIEW


zackyo
Is it a formality for everyone applying or only for those they are considering admitting?
Is it a formality for everyone applying or only for those they are considering admitting?
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taxez
I believe it's for those they are considering accepting...

Did you just get a request for a phone interview? If yes, when did you go complete? (which program also)?
I believe it's for those they are considering accepting...

Did you just get a request for a phone interview? If yes, when did you go complete? (which program also)?
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zackyo
I got a telephone interview for the banking and financial law program this week. To be honest, i'm kinda freaked out (even if everyone tells me not to!) I am not quite sure what they want to hear. DO they expect me to know the program inside and out, or simply in general why i'd like to study at BU in this program? Furthermore, i heard that some people were granted telephone interviews and got rejected! Is this because their english wasn't good enough?!
I got a telephone interview for the banking and financial law program this week. To be honest, i'm kinda freaked out (even if everyone tells me not to!) I am not quite sure what they want to hear. DO they expect me to know the program inside and out, or simply in general why i'd like to study at BU in this program? Furthermore, i heard that some people were granted telephone interviews and got rejected! Is this because their english wasn't good enough?!
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taxez
if you look at past posts on this site it looks like the phone interview is pretty casual - you give them your personal reasons for being interested in the program, they tell you about the program a little, you ask any questions you have (always good to have a question or two ready).

How much time in between when your app went complete (or you applied) and when you got your phone interview?

good luck!
if you look at past posts on this site it looks like the phone interview is pretty casual - you give them your personal reasons for being interested in the program, they tell you about the program a little, you ask any questions you have (always good to have a question or two ready).

How much time in between when your app went complete (or you applied) and when you got your phone interview?

good luck!
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zackyo
I'd say about 2 weeks. They really live up to what they say on their site!
I'd say about 2 weeks. They really live up to what they say on their site!
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simina
so was the phone interview?:) I am having it next week...and I wonder what kind of questions do they put?very specific?is the phone interview a normal phase in the application procedure or is just for the ones who are (most probably) going to be accepted?thanks:)
so was the phone interview?:) I am having it next week...and I wonder what kind of questions do they put?very specific?is the phone interview a normal phase in the application procedure or is just for the ones who are (most probably) going to be accepted?thanks:)
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mw3L08
I heard that the interview is like a last-step before admission. I don't believe they interview candidates they are not interested in, so getting an interview is a good thing. At the least its an opportunity and impress, and it may even be one last chance just to make sure the applicant isn't totally impossible to deal with.

The questions I had were really basic. They asked a few things about my resume and credentials... why I am interested in tax law.... why I am interest in BU... what I want to do with tax law. They did ask for a few updates to bring them up to date (it had been several months since my app went complete, so they just wanted to get up to speed).

There was also opportunity for me to ask them questions and gain some information about the program. I asked about the effect of the current economy on the applicant pool, admissions, and class composition... Pretty basic really, but it worked for me.

Good luck!
I heard that the interview is like a last-step before admission. I don't believe they interview candidates they are not interested in, so getting an interview is a good thing. At the least its an opportunity and impress, and it may even be one last chance just to make sure the applicant isn't totally impossible to deal with.

The questions I had were really basic. They asked a few things about my resume and credentials... why I am interested in tax law.... why I am interest in BU... what I want to do with tax law. They did ask for a few updates to bring them up to date (it had been several months since my app went complete, so they just wanted to get up to speed).

There was also opportunity for me to ask them questions and gain some information about the program. I asked about the effect of the current economy on the applicant pool, admissions, and class composition... Pretty basic really, but it worked for me.

Good luck!
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Uncertain
Based on the posts, I will agree and say the interview is a last step. BU site states "potential candidates" get a phone interview, so if they are not impressed with something, you aren't getting one. Getting an interview is a very good sign.

I had my interview 2 weeks ago for B&F. The interview was very short, I was told that the next step would be a final review of my application by the admissions committee which meets every Friday. I was asked how I thought the LL.M would further my career, what I was interested in taking at BU and a bit about my resume/transcript. After that I asked several questions about the program, class sizes, international v domestic student composition, things of that nature. I was thanked for my time and that was it.
Based on the posts, I will agree and say the interview is a last step. BU site states "potential candidates" get a phone interview, so if they are not impressed with something, you aren't getting one. Getting an interview is a very good sign.

I had my interview 2 weeks ago for B&F. The interview was very short, I was told that the next step would be a final review of my application by the admissions committee which meets every Friday. I was asked how I thought the LL.M would further my career, what I was interested in taking at BU and a bit about my resume/transcript. After that I asked several questions about the program, class sizes, international v domestic student composition, things of that nature. I was thanked for my time and that was it.

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nehalllm
Hi everybody,
I had my interview in the month of March and was then wait listed and have again been told to fix up for another interview this week. I am confused what went wrong in my first interview and am really scared now. Has anyone gone through his second interview thing? Please guide me?
Hi everybody,
I had my interview in the month of March and was then wait listed and have again been told to fix up for another interview this week. I am confused what went wrong in my first interview and am really scared now. Has anyone gone through his second interview thing? Please guide me?
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I heard that the interview is like a last-step before admission. I don't believe they interview candidates they are not interested in, so getting an interview is a good thing. At the least its an opportunity and impress, and it may even be one last chance just to make sure the applicant isn't totally impossible to deal with.

The questions I had were really basic. They asked a few things about my resume and credentials... why I am interested in tax law.... why I am interest in BU... what I want to do with tax law. They did ask for a few updates to bring them up to date (it had been several months since my app went complete, so they just wanted to get up to speed).

There was also opportunity for me to ask them questions and gain some information about the program. I asked about the effect of the current economy on the applicant pool, admissions, and class composition... Pretty basic really, but it worked for me.

Good luck!


Hi, did you apply for TAX Law? What did they ask you? I'm an international student and applied a LLM of Taxation. if they asked me why I'm interested in Tax law, I am a little confused to answered this question. Can you please answer me these questions? Thank you!
<blockquote>I heard that the interview is like a last-step before admission. I don't believe they interview candidates they are not interested in, so getting an interview is a good thing. At the least its an opportunity and impress, and it may even be one last chance just to make sure the applicant isn't totally impossible to deal with.

The questions I had were really basic. They asked a few things about my resume and credentials... why I am interested in tax law.... why I am interest in BU... what I want to do with tax law. They did ask for a few updates to bring them up to date (it had been several months since my app went complete, so they just wanted to get up to speed).

There was also opportunity for me to ask them questions and gain some information about the program. I asked about the effect of the current economy on the applicant pool, admissions, and class composition... Pretty basic really, but it worked for me.

Good luck!</blockquote>

Hi, did you apply for TAX Law? What did they ask you? I'm an international student and applied a LLM of Taxation. if they asked me why I'm interested in Tax law, I am a little confused to answered this question. Can you please answer me these questions? Thank you!
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Did anyone had any interview just before the deadline?
Did anyone had any interview just before the deadline?
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