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8月1日,加州大学系统开放申请,2019-2020美国本科申请季正式拉开了帷幕。进入8月中旬,申请留学的同学们日渐忙碌起来。近几年,越来越多的美国大学在录取国际学生时会对申请者进行面试,尤其是全美排名前100的大学,已有约三分之一的学校要求或者建议学生前往学校官方指定的第三方机构面试。今天,新贵格教育小编给大家介绍一下第三方面试的形式、注意事项及实例分享。
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Initial-View 简介
Initial-View是第三方面试平台,于2009年创立于北京,短时间内为顶尖学术机构提供了成千上万的面试,成为世界面试服务领域的领军者。Initial-View 提供现场、即兴的面试,录制面试视频并上传到专有的平台上供大学查看。大学可以通过这些即兴的回答清晰地了解学生的英语能力、学术热情、对自己未来的规划、与学校的匹配度,以及课外活动的投入程度,来检验申请者是否如他/她的申请材料中叙述地那么优秀。其次,面试非常考验申请人沟通交流的能力,一个好的申请者不仅能和面试官进行一场有趣的谈话,又能够在谈话中游刃有余地展现自己的优势和特点,给大学留下一个“这个学生非常适合我们学校” 的印象,为申请提高竞争力。
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为什么要参加Initial-View面试呢?
因为具备即兴、无编辑、无评分的特点,Initial-View面试被很多美国常青藤名校和Top30综合性大学以及顶尖文理学院所青睐,比如:1. 耶鲁大学、斯坦福大学、康奈尔大学、杜克大学、圣母大学、埃默里大学、佐治亚理工、加州伯克利、卡耐基梅隆大学等建议学生参加Initial-View面试。2. 斯沃斯莫尔学院、明德学院、维斯理学院 、克莱蒙特-麦肯纳学院、戴维森学院、哈维姆德学院、圣十字学院、布林茅尔学院、科罗拉多学院、巴纳德学院等很多顶尖文理学院首选 Initial-View 面试。如果学生英语口语不错,建议参加Initial-View面试向招生官展示更加全面、立体、生动的自己。当然,还需学生参考每所大学官网对面试的要求,来确定自己是否参加Initial-View面试。
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Initial-View 面试详解
1.Initial-View官网:
https://cn.initialview.com/

2. 面试方式: 
现场面试( In-Studio Interviews):北京、上海、广州、成都、重庆、沈阳、深圳、武汉、南京、苏州、杭州、昆明上述12个城市提供现场面试。
网络面试(Online Interviews)不受地域限制。
3.报名通道:通过Initial-View官网或官方APP预约。 
4.报名费用:220美元(约1795人民币)。
  网上支付通道:支付宝、微信、PayPal 等。
5.Initial-View包含面试与笔试两部分: 
面试:面试问题一般跟学生就读的学校课程、兴趣爱好、课外活动、学术兴趣、 申请专业等相关。 
笔试:在20分钟时间内,按照随机给出的一个题目,手写一篇小文章。 
6. 观看:面试10个工作日之内,面试制作完成;学生可以查看自己的面试。 
7. 发送:观看面试之后,学生可以自行操作将面试发送给学校。
8. 虚拟星星:Initial-View学生账户中有两颗星星,学生可将星星送给两所心仪的学校。
9. Initial-View面试视频发送学校的数目没有上限,且无需额外交纳费用。 
10. 可做多次面试,但每两次必须间隔 30 天以上,且只能把最新的面试视频提供给招生官
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Initial-View 面试备忘录:
现场面试( In-Studio Interviews): 
1. 请务必身着正装或整洁干净的衣服,携带身份证件和护照原件,提前到达面试地点。 
2. 面试期间不允许携带手机、电脑等物品,但建议学生带手表。 
3. 可提前和面试官充分沟通,互动预热,尽快进入面试状态。 
4. 回答问题时面带微笑,与面试官有眼神交流。 
5. 保持放松的心态,面试官提出的问题都是没有对错,不必担心是否回答错误。
网络面试(Online Interviews): 
1. 提前注册好Skype账号,预约面试前把Skype的登录名发送至 contact@Initial-View.com。 
2. 设备:请确保带麦克风的耳机良好使用,务必准备好备用设备。 
3. 网络条件:请确保网络运行良好,使用WiFi的话,可提前测试下Skype。 
4. 面试环境:面试时请务必确保房间里只有面试者一人,面试中不准使用任何参考资料。 
5. 保证光线充足,保持舒适的坐姿,保证摄像头里呈现的自己自信、精神饱满。 
6. 请按预约时间准时参加面试,未能在约定时间参加面试的,视为自动取消。
7. 准备好身份证或护照原件,并在面试时通过摄像头展示给面试官以待检查。 
8. 笔试部分:提前准备好笔试纸笔,按照面试官的指示在镜头面前完成手写笔试,并在面试结束后24小时之内,将笔试扫描contact@Initial-View.com。 
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Initial-View面试中学校希望看到什么:
  • 真诚、坦率,展现自己真实的思想,而不是把自己包装成学校希望看到的样子;
  • 现自己的个性特点以及在纸质材料中看不到的东西;
  • 和招生官探讨自己感兴趣的东西,展现自己的热情;
  • 对自己参加各种活动的反思;
  • 证明自己的语言沟通能力,在文化背景和语言能力不同的情况下仍然勇于表现自己
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Initial-View 面试实例:
  • 同学A在Initial-View被问到的问题有:
    1. Regarding computer science, do you consider yourself more of a "hardware person" or a "software person?"
    2. What kinds of computer programming have you done?
    3. How did you begin to develop interest in biology?
    4. Tell us more about your volunteer work at your mother's hospital.
    5. Give us an example of an experience you had at the hospital that changed your views.
    6. What specific disease would you like to begin trying to find a vaccine for?
    7. What kinds of cultural differences did you experience during your homestay in the U.S.A?
    8. Is there anything else you would like to highlight for the interview?
  • 同学B在Initial-View被问到的问题:
    1. Tell us a bit about your school experience in Shanghai, China.
    2. What academic subjects are you currently studying?
    3. Having studied statistics, how do you look at the statistics that you often see quoted in the news?
    4. Give us an example of calculation you would need to know to run a business?
    5. What are you looking forward to studying next year in college?
    6. Given your background, do you feel that you had a different perspective than others when your read [“Half the Sky”]?
    7. What are you looking forward to doing, apart from academics, next year in the U.S?
    8. Is there anything else you would like to highlight for the interview?
  • 同学C在Initial-View被问到的问题:
    1. Introduce yourself;
    2. You were an exchange student for a whole year in US? What kind of school were you at in your sophomore year?
    3. What is your favorite IB class?
    4. If you could be transported back into time in history, what time would you choose and where?
    5. What did you write your extended essay about? What did you find?
    6. Why did you decide to take a gap year?
    7. What kind of class will you take when you go to the US?
    8. Is there anything you'd like to share with us today?
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  • 其他可能要问的问题:
    1. Please introduce yourself.
    2. Tell me about your extra-curricular activities.
    3. What do you think of international study or exchange programs? Why are they important? Have you ever participated in one? What was your experience?
    4. Tell me about some of your proudest achievements.
    5. Is there anything else you want to say about yourself?
    6. What's your strongest/weakest characteristic?
    7. Describe an experience in which you demonstrated your strong/weak point.
    8. What do you look for at a university?
    9. Determine the most important characteristic and list them in order of importance.
    10. If you are going to open a bookstore, how to make it successful? (Describe how you arrive at the conclusion)
    11. What famous person, dead or alive, would you most like to talk to and why?
    12. What is the best advice you have ever received?
    13. What is the biggest risk you have ever taken?
    14. What would you identify as the greatest technological advancement of all time and why?
    15. Which three words would you use to describe yourself?
    16. Think about one of your classmates. How would you compare and contrast yourself with that person?
    17. If you put together a team to work on a school project, what characteristics would you look for in your teammates?
    18. What is your biggest goal for the next year? How do you plan on accomplishing this goal?
    19. In what ways do you think the advancement of technology has helped or hurt society?
    20. Why do you think that you will succeed at a university in the United States?
    21. Provide an example of your ability to work independently.
    22. I'm interested in hearing about the last time you took a risk. What was it and in retrospect, was it the right decision?
    23. Tell me about a time when you helped resolve a dispute between others.
    24. Explain your interest in the major you selected. You may describe a related experience you’ve had to that area of study and/or your future career goals.
    25. Discuss one of your most significant failures and how you rose above it.
    26. Who is the person you dream of becoming and how do you believe the university you applied can help you achieve this?
    27. What book is your favorite in the past year and why?
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