面試練習

學生面試練習與技巧分享(大學面試、獎學金面試、線上面試都適用)

學生在申請大學的過程中,可能會遇到各式各樣的面試,除了最基本的大學面試外,還可能有獎學金面試,甚至是採用線上的方式進行面試。

乍看之下好像很複雜、很困難,事實上所有的面試都是由一些制式元素組成,只要你了解它們,並多進行面試練習,相信你也可以應對的很好喔!


面試流程

當你進行面試時,通常有三個部分,第一部分是面試官介紹今天的面試程序,接下來進入正式面試,最後是結尾與提問時間:

1. 面試簡介

在開始面試前,面試官會簡單介紹一下面試的程序,例如面試時間大約多長、簡單介紹一下學校或企業概況,也可能會簡單先問一下你的情況與心情,並安慰你,跟你說不要緊張。

在這之前,還有一些事情是你可能要注意的:

  • 無論是面對面的面試還是線上面試,都請注意準時,並且提前把手機關機或調成靜音模式。
  • 對話時請注意禮貌與用語,並記得在名字前後加上正確的稱謂,例如某某教授、某某學長/姊、某某先生/小姐等。
  • 面試時間通常會在一小時內,但也可能會超過,取決於面試問題和你們的問答情況。
  • 盡可能找到與面試官的共同點,例如共同興趣、共同想法等,這樣面試起來也會更輕鬆自然,也容易讓面試官對你產生深刻的印象。

2. 正式面試 

  • 絕大多數面試的第一題,面試官都會請你自我介紹,或是聊聊你的一些經歷。
  • 請記得保持你的熱情與自信,但不要過度驕傲或自我中心。
  • 誠實很重要!千萬不要為了讓面試官印象深刻或加分,而編造一些不是事實的謊言。
  • 在面試過程中,請記得說明學校將如何幫你實現目標,例如有想參加的課程、想學習的教授,或是想參加的活動等,這是向面試官展現你對學校感興趣最好的方式。

3. 結尾與問答時間

  • 在面試結束前,面試官會反問是否有想了解的問題,這時候一定要準備 2-3 個問題做詢問。
  • 面試結束後,請記得感謝面試官願意花時間協助面試。

面試練習:常見問題清單

接下來,我們要列出一些大學面試或獎學金面試時,學生可能會被問到的問題,幫助你在練習面試時更有頭緒:

1. 大學面試

  1. Please introduce yourself.
  2. What are your favorite and least favorite classes, and why?
  3. What are your favorite and least favorite after school activities, and why?
  4. What lessons have you learned from your extracurriculars in high school?
  5. What are you planning to do for the summer?
  6. What local organizations, or extracurriculars are you involved in?
  7. Do you have any fun plans coming up?
  8. What is an issue that you confronted in your personal life or community, and how did it affect you?
  9. What do you feel is your biggest accomplishment or failure so far?
  10. Who inspired you the most in your life?
  11. What is your favorite book?
  12. How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
  13. Why are you applying to our university?
  14. What do you plan to get from attending our university?
  15. What do you know about our university and the program that you want to apply to?
  16. How does the university play into your long-term goals?
  17. What can you offer to your peers at our university?
  18. Why do you want to major/minor in your field?
  19. What strengths do you hope to utilize throughout your college experience?
  20. What weaknesses do you hope to strengthen in university?
  21. How did the pandemic affect you?
  22. What are your career goals?
  23. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
  24. Are there any outside circumstances that would inhibit your application that you’d like me to know?

2. 獎學金面試

  1. Please introduce yourself.
  2. What organizations or extracurriculars are you involved in?
  3. What do you like to do during your free time?
  4. What do you plan to do for the summer?
  5. What is an issue that you confronted in your personal life or community, and how did it affect you?
  6. How do you usually spend money?
  7. How much money do you wish to get from the scholarship program, and why?
  8. What makes you a good candidate for this scholarship?
  9. How do you plan on using the scholarship money if you win?
  10. What strengths do you hope to utilize with this scholarship?
  11. What weaknesses do you hope to strengthen with this scholarship?
  12. How does what you will use the money for play into your long-term goals?
  13. How did the pandemic affect you and/or our family?
  14. What are your career goals?
  15. Where do you see yourself in ten years?

在準備這些面試問題時,你可以先把自己的答案寫下來,之後詢問父母、老師、朋友或 Ivy-Way 輔導顧問這樣回答好不好。之後就可以開始進行面試練習,只要多練習,正式面試的那天就不會感到緊張了。


Bonus: 面試相關的電子郵件範本

最後,我們也提供你面試前後可能會需要用到的電子郵件範本,有需要的話也可以收藏起來喔!

1. 面試前

Hello (Prefix) (Interviewer Name).

My name is (Your Name), and I am an applicant to (University). I am eager to dive deeper into the admissions process and have a few questions for you about life at (University)! I would love to set a time to meet with you to discuss my upcoming endeavors.

I am a prospective (Your Major) student and have found a passion for (Your Desired Career) in prior years. After learning about (University), I have discovered that it may be the perfect place for me to explore my path and begin my coursework as a college student! I am so excited to get this process started, and getting connected with you seems like a wonderful next step.

Do you have any availability in the coming days or weeks to speak with me? I am reachable via this email and can gladly set aside time to discuss with you. I am looking forward to meeting you in the near future, and I thank you for your time!

Thanks again,

– (Your Name)

2. 面試後

Hello (Prefix) (Interviewer Name).

It was wonderful to speak with you about (University), and I appreciate your time spent helping me throughout this process. I am incredibly excited to continue learning about what (University) has to offer and would love to connect with you later to touch base! I am hopeful for good news and will be waiting for an opportunity to connect with more faculty members.

On that note, is there anyone involved in (Major) or (Interest) that I should reach out to in the following days to learn more?

Thanks again!

– (Your Name)


面試感到緊張,不知道要怎麼準備,怎麼辦?

面試是一個令學生感到非常緊張的一個部分,畢竟學生知道面試的表現可能會直接影響最終的錄取與否,而且面試不像是準備一份申請表的有很多時間準備,學生需要面對一個真人面試官,所以需要學生具有極佳的臨場反應。

在申請大學時,有一些學校會有面試的環節。在 Ivy-Way,升學顧問會給學生非常全面的面試輔導,跟學生解釋面試的細節跟技巧,並與學生做面試模擬練習,讓學生在面試時有非常耀眼的表現

如果你會為面試感到緊張,或者不知道該怎麼更完整準備面試,我們建議你可以照以下3個步驟做面試準備:

1. 把這篇文章詳細閱讀幾次,並準備回答文中所有面試題目的答案

面試前,我們建議你把這篇文章再重新複習幾次,熟悉面試的流程,並把文章中的面試問題全部都想過一遍,把你的答案寫下來,背起來。你可能不會被問到所有的題目,但先準備好,如果有被問到就可以用了。

2. 把自己回答的過程錄起來,或找朋友一起練習

Ivy-Way 的顧問會與學生練習回答面試的問題,不過如果你只有自己,你可以在準備面試答案之後把你的回答用手機錄影起來,再自己回播看自己表現得如何。自己看自己的錄影可能會感到很尷尬,但這樣你才能知道如何能回答得更好。

3. 找 Ivy-Way 的升學顧問進行面試輔導

Ivy-Way 的顧問中有多位曾經是美國頂尖大學的面試官,像是哈佛跟賓州大學。

如果不確定自己的面試答案合不合適,或者想要更安心的準備面試,那我們真的很建議學生與 Ivy-Way 顧問做面試輔導!面試的完整訓練會包含在 Ivy-Way 升學輔導的全套服務當中的 40 種服務項目之一,但即使學生只想單項選擇 1-2 小時的面試訓練服務,學生還是可以對面試做很完善的準備,讓學生在面試時能脫穎而出!


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