AROTC Interview Question

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  1. PHS_11_VMI_15

    PHS_11_VMI_15 New Member

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    Hello all.

    I am in the midst of applying for the Army ROTC In High-School Scholarship and am trying to figure out where I'm going to interview. The letter I got from Cadet Command included 5 local colleges where I can interview, and said I could go to another if I wanted. My question is whether I should go to VMI, since I'm going to go there and the PMS up there is a VMI grad himself, or if I should go to a local college. If I do go local, I'm planning to interview with one of the PMS's that is former Aviation, as I want to be a pilot. I'd really appreciate it if yall could tell me any thoughts, advice, or experiences with this.

    Thanks alot in advance!
     
  2. soxfn2041

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    If VMI is your top school AND it is realistic for you to go there for the interview, I HIGHLY encourage you to do so. I just won an AROTC scholarship, and I think the reason I got what I did is because I went the extra mile to go to the #1 school to interview there. Getting the PMS to match a name to a face is a big deal.
     
  3. gojack

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    I agree, best to go to your first choice and interview there.
    Make an appointment and overnight w/a cadet if you can.
     
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    Also agree with gojack. I had the opportunity to do this at my top school. I flew in mid-day Sunday, did the interview immediately, then had all afternoon and the night with one of their cadets. I got to see his "life" and meet a bunch of other ROTC cadets. Super cool kids. The battalion is relaxed, and I like that, plus I got the PT test done the next day. One of the most productive 24 hours of my life.

    So the moral of my story? STAY THE NIGHT WITH A CADET. You really need to feel that click with a school and a battalion.
     
  5. PHS_11_VMI_15

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    Thanks guys! I've already been accepted to VMI and I've spent the night too (plus I lived in that sort of environment for nine days this summer, so I know I want it). My grandad lives 30mins north of VMI, so I'll just go spend the night there.
     
  6. gojack

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    The more involved you are , the more time you spend there, the better your chances.
    Face-time is important. Never get over-confident, Spend as much time there as you possibly can.
     
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