How to do well on BGO interview... What to expect

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  1. USNA.hopeful

    USNA.hopeful Member

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    I am expecting to do my BGO interview soon, what should I expect from it and how should I prepare for it? All input is helpful. Thank you
     
  2. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    Expect to answer questions on why you want to attend USNA and serve, your activities/leadership skills, and other aspects of your application.

    If you haven't read the admissions website and the viewbook...it is a must. Asking questions that can be easily found within either publication or that can be found on a search engine indicates a lack of motivation. Think about "what ifs" --- as in what if you don't get your first major choice, not accepted to USNA, etc. Otherwise, be yourself...answer the question asked honestly and to the best of your ability....answer the question asked (I listed it twice on purpose)...and talk and answer like an adult (don't use slang...look at your BGO in the eye). If you are asked a question and don't know the answer...sometimes it is okay to say "I don't know." If you are pressed to further answer (even if you don't know), then answer to the best of your ability.
     
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    Thank you.
     
  4. Sandra614

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    What is the view book?
     
  5. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Moderator

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    It's on the USNA admissions website. Has a wealth of info.
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    If you haven't explored and read every link, every drop down, on USNA Admissions pages and your nom source websites, strongly recommend doing so.
     
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  8. Sandra614

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    Thanks so much
     
  9. Old Navy BGO

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    Be yourself ...not whom or what you think USNA is looking for. There is no "one size fits all" model of a candidate, and nothing is more difficult than sitting down and talking with someone is faking it. Come prepared for questions of your own -- its shows your motivation. A good interview is a two way conversation, not question and answer.
     
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  10. coachkarl

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    My P2B thought his BGO interview went really poorly. Go figure ...
     

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