The Interview

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Penn Alumni Interviewers are ambassadors for the university and play a special role assisting the University with positive outreach during the admissions cycle. As an interviewer your main goal is to facilitate an exchange of information between you, acting on behalf of Penn, and the candidate. Ask questions that seek out a student’s varied interests and abilities and suggest how these interests can be explored at the university. 

The target length for interviews is 20-45 minutes, in a comfortable/neutral location. Remember that you are an ambassador for Penn at all times. Be warm and welcoming.  Put the student at ease, and engage them in a natural conversation.

Interviewers are expected to meet the eligibility requirements and adhere to the principles of good practice set forward by the Interview Program for all alumni interviewers. For any questions about the interview process, please contact the Interview Program staff at