Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by smile, Jun 3, 2010.
Does anyone know if you should bring anything (resumes, etc) to your BGO meeting?
I didn't bring anything to mine. But my congressman has one
Your meeting with your BGO should not be adversarial. Your BGO would appreciate your providing a resume of your high school activities, academics, etc, to provide an accurate and complete overview of what you have been doing. Among other things it does create the impression that you are organized. It also is appreciated if you or your parents are prepared to discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding the academy, the Navy/Marine Corps obligations, etc. You might do a review of usna.edu/Admissions before your meeting.
Bring truthful answers to the questions:
Why do you want to attend the NA?
What do you bring to the NA?
Bring a thoughtful question or two. (One's that the answer to are not readily available in the literature.)
D's BGO interview was very relaxed and informal. We sat together for about an hour talking about the NA, watched a couple of videos, the BGO's career and family history at NA...more of a recruitment visit than interview. Then I left and BGO talked with D for another 1/2 hour while I sat in the car. She said he asked some questions about her HS career up to that point, classes she enjoyed, sports, etc.
Upon leaving, he told her to email him one thing she wanted the NA to know about her that was not in her application package or transcripts.
Relax - you'll do fine.
thanks- guess i'm just a little nervous!
I've posted a sticky on BGO interviews -- you might want to read it. Try not to be nervous. You need n ot bring anything. However, your BGO does NOT have access to all of the stuff you've given USNA (for privacy reasons) and so would appreciate a "resume." However, not bringing one isn't a negative.
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