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CMU MSCF Second Interview at CMU MSCF

Hello all! I received an email for a second-round admissions interview (my first one was a few weeks ago) from the CMU MSCF where we are to talk about my "career goals and experience so far." Has anyone experienced something like this? As far as I know, CMU usually only does a single interview per person... I thought that I botched my first interview too, so I'm extra confused.

All thoughts are appreciated, thanks!
 
I don't think the why is too important. Think of it just like any other interview. You got this, kick some ass.
 
Could be that they think you are a good candidate, but you did not make your career goals clear enough in the personal statement.

Also, kick some ass
 
Same here. Have you already finished this interview? I'm extra worried too...
Yes, I had the second interview this last week... It's nothing too high pressure. The woman is nice so it was an (in my opinion) easier conversation (I always felt stupid during my first interview). The interview is not too difficult, just know your goals, your resume, and why CMU. There is no "ethics" question or many behaviorals. It's pretty much "walk me through your resume, how are you a good candidate, tell me about your background in CS, Math, Stats, etc."

My impression is that this interview means that they think we're a strong candidate, so they don't want to reject us. They're giving us another opportunity to prove ourselves as being able to interview well (and have good placement) because we didn't do well on the first interview. That's also a confidence booster going into the interview.

I think the interview went generally as well for me, so now I'm just crossing my fingers until the 8th.

Anyway, good luck and kick some ass!
 
Yes, I had the second interview this last week... It's nothing too high pressure. The woman is nice so it was an (in my opinion) easier conversation (I always felt stupid during my first interview). The interview is not too difficult, just know your goals, your resume, and why CMU. There is no "ethics" question or many behaviorals. It's pretty much "walk me through your resume, how are you a good candidate, tell me about your background in CS, Math, Stats, etc."

My impression is that this interview means that they think we're a strong candidate, so they don't want to reject us. They're giving us another opportunity to prove ourselves as being able to interview well (and have good placement) because we didn't do well on the first interview. That's also a confidence booster going into the interview.

I think the interview went generally as well for me, so now I'm just crossing my fingers until the 8th.

Anyway, good luck and kick some ass!
Thx a lot. I have just finished this interview and felt good about it. Wish we best of luck and hope that we could become future classmates!
 
Thx a lot. I have just finished this interview and felt good about it. Wish we best of luck and hope that we could become future classmates!
Happy I could help and happy to hear it went well! Yessir, I hope we'll be seeing a lot of each other in the fall!
 
Hi everyone!
I just got my admission letter.
Congratulations to all the other admitted students!

I have created the following Whatsapp group for reaching together. Please feel free to join.


Regards,
Maysam
 
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