Chris, another of our interviewers and a first-year MALD student, is reminded of his own application process a year ago, whenever he conducts an interview.
It seems surreal to be interviewing prospective students at Fletcher because, less than a year ago, I was in the same position as the applicants. I remember studying for the GRE, writing my essays, collecting the recommendations, and then preparing for the interview. It’s a trying experience when you’re making the decision to attend grad school!
I certainly enjoyed my interview last year, as I not only got to meet Fletcher students currently attending the school, but I also had the opportunity to get a feel for the School itself. I’m a big believer that the atmosphere of a building says a lot about the organization, and Fletcher is no different. My impression entering the Hall of Flags was a mixture of intelligence, fun, and a high dependency on coffee. So far my initial reading has held up remarkably well.
As an interviewer this year, I have consistently interviewed talented people. During Orientation I frequently asked myself why Admissions admitted me, and the question comes up again after each interview I complete. (I haven’t asked the Admissions staff, though, because it may put me on their radar.) But that is what Fletcher is: a community of great people who share a belief that the world can be a better place and who want to make it a reality.
Good luck with your applications!
Archives by Date
TagsAdmissions interns Application Boston Boston Marathon Business competitions Career CIERP Coffee Hours Commencement Community Conferences Cool stuff! deadlines Dean Stavridis Dear Ariel decisions Diane DME Early Notification Essays Faculty Spotlight First-Year Alumni Five-Year Updates Fletcher Forum Ginn Library GRE Hall of Flags IBGC Internships Interviews ISSP Liam MIB Mirza OCS On the road Outside the classroom Professors suggest Recommendations Roxanne Social List Somerville Student Stories waitlist World Peace Foundation