Visit & Interview

Make a great first impression

Most Ph.D. programs will invite their top candidates to visit their campus for interviews or a visitation weekend for those who have been offered admission. Use interviews and visits to introduce yourself and get to know the place and students.:

  • Project professionalism in your attitude and attire
  • Be prepared to explain your goals
  • Show knowledge of that program
  • Make sure to research the work being done by those who you will meet during your visit
  • Have a list of questions
  • Consider bringing a copy of your resume to leave

Follow up

After your visit, send an email to those with whom you met, thanking them for their time and restating your interests.