I had an interview last Thursday. It went okay-well (I certainly hope). After the session, the applicants were gathered in the holding room, and these were some of the conversations that went on around me:
How are your results, second-lower or second-upper? Nah, first-class last semester, but the modules this semester are really tough. Think I won’t do as well, feel like I am going to slip a little, so hopefully that will not affect my overall grade point that badly.
Year one or year two? How has school been? Are the modules manageable? It’s really tough, dealing with examinations and projects and assessments. Do you know we have so many continuous evaluations? Four or five tests over the module, how screwed up is that?
I think my school is better actually, in terms of giving us opportunities. Maybe the alumni here are not that strong, so it is harder for networking and the establishing of connections. You sure you made the right decision?
What are you doing over the summer? Is this your first application or interview? No. I’ve applied to quite a number of places already. Don’t you know; it’s really important to get a head-start in this industry, if you want to make it big. Think my company’s really prominent.
Guys, maybe I should show you around, because I used to work here. Maybe I should find my supervisors and managers too, though it wouldn’t be of much use or help because they aren’t very high-ranking in the company.
You haven’t got an internship yet (shock-horror)? How can that be? What school are you from? Have you tried approaching this career counsellor from this department yet; he’s / she’s really good? Will do, thanks!
There’s nothing ostensibly wrong la. I just don’t belong here.