Just found out DS received a text message from Senator X’s office notifying him that he had been granted a nomination interview – by phone – since DS is out of state at his USNA Foundation prep school. This same senator granted him an interview last year when he was applying to USNA as a high school senior – and that interview was done in person by a panel of folks. DS did not receive a nomination from that Senator (he received one from the Congressman though). At any rate, all I told DS was “That’s awesome to get an interview from Senator X!” But as for anything else in the way of parental, been-there-done-that kind of wisdom – nada! What are some pitfalls to watch out for in a telephone interview?