Marine Option Interview Tomorrow

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  1. MorganC

    MorganC Prospective

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    I have my interview tomorrow for the NROTC Marine Option Scholarship. I'm having pre-interview jitters. Does anyone have any tips?

    Also, the recruiter said that if I had time he would administer a PFT. Only thing is, it's going to be around 4 o'clock in the Florida heat and humidity. If I don't do a well as I would like, can I take it again next time he comes to my area? Or do I just get one chance.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. goldfarb1

    goldfarb1 Candidate

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    Unsure about the PFT, but for the interview I found this awhile ago. It's basically the scoring sheet that they send in about the interview. Apparently, even if it is updated, it should mirror that sheet pretty closely. It will atleast give you ideas as to where you should aim when answering the questions. Good luck!


    http://web.mit.edu/navyrotc/prospective/scholarship2yr/interview.pdf
     
  3. rkrosnar

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    Marine Option...

    MorganC,

    Good luck, just be yourself.


    RGK
     
  4. MorganC

    MorganC Prospective

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    The interview went well. We ran the PFT at 1700 and it was ridiculously hot and humid. I didn't do as well as I hoped, but he said no worries that I could take it again when he comes back in July. He mostly went over details of the scholarship to me to make sure I understood exactly what it was, then he asked a few questions about Achievement and Athletic Involvement.

    Just some tips, don't wear your JROTC uniform, PLEASE. I am in NJROTC, and Commanding Officer for next year, but I would not ever wear my uniform to a scholarship interview. One of the kids that was interviewed after me not only wore his uniform, but it was kind of wrinkled and didn't look very sharp. The SSgt that was in the recruiter's officer actually said something to him about it too.
     
  5. goldfarb1

    goldfarb1 Candidate

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    Congrats for getting that aspect out of the way!

    Reminds me of the person who showed up to AF summer seminar in a Marine JROTC uniform.
     
  6. jtoye

    jtoye NAPS '12 appointee

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    Same thing happened at NASS and the mids had alot of fun taking their shots.
     
  7. tarbe

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    Ouch!
     
  8. goldfarb1

    goldfarb1 Candidate

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    I bet it was the same person. From what I heard, he made it quite clear AF was not his number one...
     
  9. cjs

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    It's wonderful that your interview went well.

    I do have to say that I beg to differ on wearing your JROTC uniform. I don't know whether it's that my son went AJROTC to AROTC but the PMS that did the interview actually wanted him to wear his uniform. My son was the commanding officer just like you so with all the cords, medals and tabs he had the uniform looked great. It's the same as wearing a suit as there is a jacket and tie. Of course, having it cleaned and pressed is extremely important.

    He wore his AJROTC uniform to both his ROTC scholarship interview and his MOC nomination interviews for West Point and received 2 nominations and a scholarship so it must have been the right thing to do at least in our area.
     
  10. The OC Josh

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    I feel like its not the uniform that hurts peoples chances but rather the know-it-all attitude that sometimes comes with it.
    Whatever you wear, make sure you look sharp and y'all will do great.
     

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