NROTC interview tomorrow...

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  1. MaxB

    MaxB Candidate

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    ...Any words of advice? I'm already planning on dressing nicely and bringing a copy my resume, so I'd mainly like to know what I should expect and specific questions I should be prepared to answer.

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. efirestone14

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    I just had my AROTC interview last week. My interview was actually very brief and relaxed. The PMS and I basically reviewed my resume and he asked me about specific activities I have participated in throughout high school. Be prepared to answer why you want to be a Navy officer, join ROTC, etc. I was also asked what my parents thought of my decision to apply for an ROTC scholarship.

    Make sure you get a good night's sleep and clear your mind before the interview. Try to arrive at least fifteen minutes prior to the interview.

    Like I said, my interview was for AROTC, but I'm sure your interview will likely be similar. Good luck!
     
  3. jbrichmond22

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    I had my NROTC interview back in July. I wore a grey suit and a navy and gold colored tie-go figure. I also brought three copies of my resume just incase, and it just so happened that I had two people in the room during my interview. Sir and or Mam is a must. Look them in the eyes, and have an answer for anything. They might throw you a few questions out of left field, as they did for me. I was just honest with them and told them how much the Navy meant to me; that it has been a dream for as long as I can remember to become a Naval Officer. You'll be fine, don't overthink it.
     
  4. gettingmoregrayhair

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    I can't say how clearly this applies to an xROTC interview, but when I am interviewing applicants for jobs where I work, I am always impressed when the applicant has some questions for me!
     
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    My interviewer never showed up. I had to wait for more than an hour before a substitute officer mercifully interviewed me. He was a Commander (silver oak leaf rank). During the interview, I was told my chances of getting a scholarship were near zero because my NROTC Detachment would be U.C. Berkeley. It was explained to me that I was competing against Berkley applicants. Thus, I had to have "God like " test scores and grades. He later told me that I was the best applicant he had ever interviewed and that he would give me a high score. My recruiter told me later that I passed the interview with flying colors. That was the last I ever heard from my recruiter.
     
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