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Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by StayingPositive, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. StayingPositive

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    I don't know if anyone remembers me from when I was a candidate, but I am now a plebe at USNA and I know that during the admissions process this forum helped me out a lot. So if any of you guys have any questions, feel free to post away and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. It's time to return the favor!
     
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    what are some things you did at the nomination interview to stand out? Any advice in general for it?
     
  3. StayingPositive

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    My personal advice, maintain your professionalism, but try to keep a 'friendly' atmosphere. They like to see that you have a personality. I feel like a lot of people make the mistake of going in thinking "i'm going to be 100% serious, no smiling, laughing, be professional etc" but cracking a smile at their jokes or something like that while maintaining your professionalism is always a plus. Be completely honest, and think about what you're going to say before you say it. They would rather you pause for a second and answer smartly than you answer quickly with a bunch of "uhm's and uh's". But, don't panic if you do, these people have been doing this for a while and they will understand what you're going through. I remember I was extremely nervous for my interviews. But the people who were interviewing me, first thing they told me to do was "relax", and everything turned out alright. :) Good luck!
     

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