The Cutler Scholars Program hosts two Interview Days on Ohio University’s main campus. Interviews for geographic awards will take place February 3 and those for disciplinary awards, February 10. Your invitation indicates the specific date of your interview.
Geographic Interviews – February 3, 2017
Discipline Interviews – February 10, 2017
What to expect
Interview Day is a full-day event that will allow us to learn more about you and help you get to know the Cutler Scholars Program and Ohio University! Finalists will receive a detailed itinerary when they check in on the day of their interview, but here is some general information about the scheduled activities. Interview Day begins with a welcome from the Director of the Cutler Scholars program. In addition to the interview itself, there will be a group lunch where finalists can meet current Cutler Scholars and talk with them about the program. You will also have opportunities to take a campus tour, visit the Honors and Scholars Complex, and meet with representatives from your intended area of study. Each finalist is welcome to have one parent or guardian accompany them and participate in the day’s activities, including lunch. A waiting area will be available for your parent during your interview.
At some point in the day, each finalist will have a 25-minute interview with a committee of professors, Cutler Scholars program staff, and alumni. The committee will ask you questions related to the four pillars of the Cutler Scholars program: intellectual curiosity, leadership, service, and character. They may also ask you to say more about ideas or activities you mentioned in your application. In most cases, there will also be enough time for you to ask
questions that you may have about the program and Ohio University.
How to prepare
During the interview, our primary goal is to get to know you. Your application piqued our curiosity and we want to know more about your interests, ideas, and aspirations. The best thing you can do is relax and be yourself. In short, you should prepare to just do you!
Here are a few additional things you can do to feel confident and comfortable during your interview:
Try to identify the three most important things you want to communicate about yourself during the interview. Reread your application and reflect on your leadership and service experiences. Is there anything you wish you had mentioned in the application? Important experiences you want to say more about?
To learn more about the day-to-day life of a Cutler Scholar, check out our Instagram page! Current Cutler Scholars take turns posting and curating our feed.