PMS Interview THIS Monday!

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  1. MissO

    MissO Member

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    Good morning,

    I have my PMS Interview scheduled for this Monday, so.. in two days!! I am extremely nervous, but excited as well. I am interviewing at my top school choice (one of the SMCs), which is actually 6 hours away. And there is a SMC 15 minutes from my house. So I'm hoping that will speak volumes to the school about my strong desire to go there.

    I have a good idea of how I want to answer most of the questions in this interview, however I just can't shake the nervous feeling. If anyone can give me some good tips or advice for the interview, I would love that! Prayers are also greatly appreciated. Thanks, hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
     
  2. ENwifeArmyMom

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    You will do fine! Be confident! Firm handshake! Good luck!!
     
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    I would insure you even say this during the interview, "While I understand I could have interviewed with the PMS at XYZ, (which is very close to my home) for this scholarship process, I wanted to do it with you, since this is absolutely where I want to attend!" Be confident in your interview, dress very professionally, have some very specific, harder questions prepared that you can ask that show you have already done your research about the school, ROTC and the Scholarship. If you have a "resume" of your accomplishments, etc. that are relevant to your scholarship application, bring a copy for him/her and you, as well. Good Luck - You can do it!
     
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    You've already thought about how you might answer questions, which puts you ahead of the game. A couple of things:

    Lasting impressions are made within the first few minutes of contact. So start off with a smile and a firm handshake. Then use your confident speaking voice and maintain eye contact.

    The interviewer wants to make sure the motivation to become an officer is yours. Chances are he or she was sitting in your seat 10 or 15 years ago. You may very well be in that seat 10 or 15 years from now.

    I think you'll do fine today. Good luck and when you have a minute let us know how it went.
     
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  5. MissO

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    Thank you everyone for your wonderful input. The interview went extremely well. The ROO at my top school choice gave me my interview, and I had already met him last month and made a great first impression, from what I'm told. The interview was very laid back and went smoothly. I am so excited to see what happens next in this journey. I will keep everyone posted. :)
    -O
     
  6. tjb1975

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    Keep up the good work!
     
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