Thursday, February 18, 2010

"The Interview"



I received quite a few questions around "the interview process." If you receive an interview to join an organization, chances are your packet was complete, and congrats are in order because you made it to the next step! People that do NOT receive an interview typically have an incomplete packet and are not granted an interview.


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Once you have completed your interview, the waiting begins....Depending on the chapter, the wait can be very VERY long! This can be due to how many people the chapter needs to interview, the voting process, and verifying other qualifications (such as letter of recommendations from community service, and LOR from an active member (for example for Delta you have to you are required to provide a letter of rec from a financial member).

I have seen cases where the interview process ALONE can take up to TWO weeks, and after each interview is completed, the verification process begins. So if you have interviewed for a fraternity and/or sorority and haven't heard anything, don't freak out! Chances are they are still going through the motions of verifying info, still interviewing prospective members, get approval from the regional director, etc...

After the interview, I would recommend that you keep yourself busy oppose to stressing out about getting chosen. You will end up pulling your hair out if you don't.

Most chapters will inform you in a form of a letter if you you were not chosen for membership.

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  1. If you are accepted, does the chapter call or send you an acceptance letter.

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  2. If you are accepted in the organization, generally you will receive a phone call. (This is of course after you interview). If you were NOT accepted then you will receive a letter in the mail.

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  3. Does each organization actually call each community service organization to verify your community service or does the letter serve as verification that you performed community service?

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  4. How long does the interview last? I was called for one and I'm very nervous about it! What are the usual questions they ask and how many people will be in the room? Will it be ok if i gave the people interviewing me thank you cards afterwards or would that make me appear more anxious?

    Thanks!

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    1. Did you find the answer to this...this is something that I would like to know as well

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  5. Wow. Its amazing how many people are going through the same thing. This post is very helpful. I myself am going through the same thing. One of my mentors is a member of the organization same chapter and everything that I applied too and she was telling me the same thing. Lol. She told me that it takes time and not too worry. Now I'm just taking it day by day waiting on a call...

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  6. The packet that you discussed, does it have to be printed from the internet or is it made available by the chapter. Also how will you be contacted to get an interview?

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  7. What questions do you recommend to look at and review to be prepared for the interview?

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  8. When you attend the Rush event they will tell you everything you need to know in regards to how to turn the packet in.

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  9. I have a question, what if you get pick for an interview for an organization, but had all of the qualifications such as gpa, community service, active in other organizations on campus, etc. But did not get a phone call or a letter? What if you were a graduating?

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    1. I am in the exact same boat. This Wednesday will be two weeks after my interview. I am starting to give up hope. I don't know if I should just give up and move on or what.

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  10. Good evening, I've been looking at your blog since I wanted to go greek, I had a few questions regarding a few things since I have no members in my family who are greek so I'll be the first, I couldn't locate your email on your homepage so I was wondering what is your email so I can contact you

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  11. Good Morning, I recently had an interview for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. I was extremely nervous and couldn't even remember my own name. Will they still consider my application and letters of recommendations over my awful interview.

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    1. Me too. I had an interview on February 25th with the chapter on my campus, I thought I knew all I could to know, and was tripped up at my interview. As of March 20th, I have not yet received a phone call as to whether or not I've been accepted and when my money is due. Have you heard anything yet?

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    2. Hello ladies how long did it take for you to finally get notified?

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  12. My interview is tomorrow morning and I am so excited. I've been reading this blog for nearly a year now and the time is finally here. I will remember to go into the interview with a clear mind and confidence.

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  13. Is there a certain amount of time that it will take from the interview till you get a call or letter?

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  14. I was always torn between Delta and another organization. My friend then went to our other friend telling her I am undecided, who is a Delta, on what I want to be. I am now nervous and want to give up on pursuing intrest interest in the organization because I do not want to look like a flip flopper, even though I didn't make any final commitment. Should I continue or just give up.

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    1. I think as long as you haven't been at many events for both organizations you will be ok. Once you decide to take an offer and get application materials it makes you look bad.

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  15. Turned in my packet a while ago and I'm just praying for an interview. I really hope that I can get one. I have wanted this for the longest and there is nothing I would love more than to be able to serve beside my mother and aunts as their Soror. I am incredibly nervous about the interview and I do hope that it goes well. Good luck to all those hoping to join the Greekdom as well.

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  16. how do I go about finding a rush meeting? I am a little apprehensive about go up to someone on campus and asking? Where should I start. Please help.

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    1. There should be a posting on campus when a rush will be held. Not all chapters will be having a rush

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    2. By attending events some chapters will tell you they have a rush coming up so to be on the lookout. Usually a flyer will go up somewhere around the school as well

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    3. There may be a flier posted around campus
      Check to see if that chapter has a website
      Don't ask any member about when they are having rush - that is a big no no. However you should try and get to know the members on the campus - if they don't know u - why would they choose you. Attend their events - if they host a community service project - go
      Your interest in any org should be your business- discretion is key - everyone doesn't need to know about what you are trying to do - if you have one or two close friends that want to do it as well its ok to discuss things amongst yourselves- but keep it between yall -

      I am not a member of any org - but I have been aspiring to be one for years - and I have learned alot over the course of those years. Don't be afraid to put yourself out there - the founders of these orgs were movers and shakers - we need to live up to that

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    4. The chapter normally post flyers around school when there is a rush week coming up. Or you could contact someone in your greek department to inquire about it.

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  17. Can anyone remember or share interview Ques

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  18. I just turned in my application packet for an Alumnae chapter of a BGLO and am currently waiting on that call for the interview as well. I have been wanting this for about 15 years now and I really hope that spr 17 will be my time. Good Luck to everyone trying!

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    1. Please keep us updated on your journey. People like you give folks like me hope.

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    2. I received a rejection letter. I would be lying if I said I wasn't hurt, upset, mad, sad, confused, I just couldn't understand what happened. I had been volunteering with two different committees within the organization. I have been volunteering with the local chapter's race committee for about 8 years, and Delta Academy for about 3. I had just received my MBA and finished with a 3.40 GPA. I had gone to just about all the events, I did community service outside the organization. I just KNEW that I was a sure in this time. I say all of that to say, make sure your packes are ON POINT. Ask the Delta that is writing your letter for you to go over your packet with you. I was denied because of my service letter. They were looking for a letter from a nonprofit organization, and I just was not thinking of that. Did I think about giving up, sure did. But a member of the local chapter reached out to me and asked me to keep pursuing. She asked me to keep volunteering with them, and that I had other members in my corner pulling for me. I don't know when they will decided to take on new members again, but I will be there waiting. Like a member told me, if this is something that you TRULY want - you will never give up on your dream.

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    3. You have NO idea how much your post just helped me!! I was rejected 9 years ago for insufficient LOR's and had NO idea why. After reading your post I now know what happened. My GOD! Thank you, for your transparency and sharing your thoughts with us. Best of luck to you in your pursuit.

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    4. I was rejected earlier this year for insufficient LOR's. When I spoke with the President, she informed me my letter did not have the exact wording to specify the required hours were equivalent to at least 15 hours per quarter over the course of the past two years. My letter included a breakdown of hours that were in excess but this exact wording was not included. She encouraged me to try again, however they had nothad a line in 13 years prior to this year. I pray I will have another opportunity before I'm too old :-)

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  19. How long does it take on average to receive a interview call after you've submitted your packet?

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    1. Honestly, it all depends on how many people apply, as well as how many people are on the membership committee . The chapter that I applied too had over 300 women attend the rush. Granted this was for alumnae chapter, but just keep that in mind. It could take up to two weeks - or it could be 3-4 days.

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    2. When I went through the interview process during undergrad, it took me 3 days to receive an interview call after the packet submission deadline. For grad chapter, it took 5 days.

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  20. Just submitted my packet for an Alumnae chapter. There were only about 70 ladies who attended the rush, but they mentioned they can only select 8 for membership! I am excited and nervous at the same time. Hoping to receive a call for an interview. After 25 years, I am just so honored to have been given an opportunity to submit.

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    1. That's great! Please keep us updated on your journey. The org I want to join haven't had membership intake for over 13 years so I am still waiting patiently. I guess in the meantime I can live vicariously through you.

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    2. WOW!!! 13 years??? I've never heard of an organization waiting that long! I will keep my fingers crossed that you will be able to move forward in the near future. I will definitely keep you posted with everything going on with me! Thank you, and have a great week! ��

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    3. Still waiting 3 weeks, today, after the interview

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    4. Can you update us on if you were selected or not ?

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  21. Just submitted packet for Alumnae Chapter. Deadline was Monday. I just received call for an interview tonight, (Wednesday), that will be held on Saturday. I am extremely excited, nervous, and grateful to have been given the opportunity to express interest! Wishing the best of luck to everyone in the process!

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    1. How did you do? Did you find out anything?

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    2. I believe my interview went well. Much better than I had expected. That was almost 2 weeks ago (this coming Saturday). No word yet. Just trying to enhance my skills in patience. It is truly a test when you absolutely have no control, and can only wait. It is so encouraging to read of all the ladies that are receiving invitations for membership. Wishing the best for everyone!

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  22. I was granted an interview on Saturday and I am nervous. I really hope all goes well. I am beyond nervous, and I went shopping and bought 3 different outfits. I am indecisive of which one to wear. Wishing all you godspeed as you go through this process. And thanks Ms. Love for your advice. I have followed it to a t and it's got me this far and I hope it continues and gets me to the finishing line.

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    1. Was your interview successful?

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  23. I read the bylaws off the national website, and it says that all membership intake requests have to be submitted to the regional director by March 1. Is that true?? Our deadline was 2/25 and I submitted mine 2/22 but still have heard nothing...and ppl were called the evening of the deadline for interviews I am just confused on how this whole process works..

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  24. Had my interview, and I've been waiting for 2 weeks now to find out of I made it or not. I'm trying keep the faith but it's hard. I've wanted this for almost 18 years and I genuinely put my best foot forward. Praying for the best, and losing my mind all at the same time. Lol.

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    1. Had my interview on this past Saturday. I believe it went well, but you never know. The waiting game is going to be the most difficult for me. I pray you all are successful in your pursuits!

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    2. The waiting part is serious.

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    3. Its been two weeks and 2 days since my interview..I have been doing okay so far but I often think at what point do you began to worry.

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  25. Is it possible to be accepted if it is a small chapter, and you don't know any members? Provided you have a great packet and good interview?

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  26. I'm in the exact same boat. 2 weeks, and 2 days. I get more anxious with each day that goes by without hearing anything..

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    1. Has anyone waiting heard anything or know of anyone who has?

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    2. I just got the call (After three LONG agonizing weeks) that I MADE IT!!!!

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    3. Congratulations, I'm so happy for you. I'm waiting patiently just to find out if my alumni chapter will have a line this year

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  27. It will be three weeks for me on Friday. Is it safe to say that I didn't make it? I am starting to lose hope. A whole lot of it. (Sad face)

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    1. Come back to let us know if you hear something or not.

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  28. Currently on my campus, the sorority that I've waited basically my whole life to join (18 years) has decided not to have a rush this semester. My fingers are crossed that they will have one this coming fall. My question is for legacies. Does being a legacy give you an advantage in the selection process??? I'm asking because when I attended a Greek 101 event there were so MANY legacies trying to get into the same sorority as me because my schools chapter just recently came back from a five year suspension. I'm trying not to get my hopes up if there are an overwhelming number of legacies...

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    1. It depends on the organization you are apply to. My cousin is an AKA and their legacies are pretty much guaranteed a spot as long as the person who is their legacy have been active for the past two years. There was one time when there was over 300 at the rush, the school had a cap of 100, and they had to accept 90 legacies. That meant that only 10 people had a chance of getting voted upon. She made it since she was a legacy, and they didn't have to vote on her, however her roommate did not.

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  29. I just got the call (After three LONG agonizing weeks) that I MADE IT!!!! Whoo hoo!!!! Thank you Ms. Love for this blog! I have been following you seven years following your advice. I tried once in college in 2010 and was denied, came home and quickly connected with the nearest alumni chapter. I got to know the people in the organization, and I finally MADE IT! I am doing the happy dance in my cubical at work. To everyone else who have interviewed and are waiting I hope you get to do the happy dance soon as well. This all just seems surreal.

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  30. Congratulations!!!!It is heartwarming to know that you made it! Enjoy your new journey.

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    1. Congratulations! I hope its everything you dreamed of. I'm happy for you. I'm hoping that I get to do a happy dance like you too! :)

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    2. Yaaaaay! Congrats! I am taking notes....it can take 3 weeks to get a call after the interview...lol. Want to know what to expect.

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  31. I received my phone call last Friday!!! thank you for this blog!

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  32. Is anyone else still waiting on "The Call" to find out if they got accepted. Its been past 3 weeks for me but I have not received a rejection letter is it safe to say I didn't make it.

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    1. I am still waiting for my call. I have been checking my mailbox more than usual just in case I get yet another rejection letter. This wait is killing me.

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    2. Im waiting on the call, its nerve wrecking! Everytime i see a number I jump up! Ugh! But its only been 5 days.. i got a call for interview the day after my packet was submitted. My interview call was March 9th. March 11th was my interview... been waiting since.

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  33. I haven't received a call or rejection letter at this point for me I'm struggling to hold on to hope that a call will come its been over 3 weeks since my interview. I believe there's still hope but realistically as each day pass that hope diminishes. I continue to pray for peace.

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    1. Don't give up hope. It's not over. Wishing you all the best!

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  34. Hello everyone! I interviewed about 2 1/2 weeks ago...It's an alumnae chapter and had a few hundred people at the rush. They have a cap of 50 people for the line so I'm in the same boating waiting and checking the mail everyday! Good luck everyone!

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    1. I wish you the best upcoming success after interviewing today...I pray for you to get a call back..Keep the blog updated. Wishing you the very best.

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    2. Few HUNDRED at a RUSH??? With a cap of 50???? I better have my stuff together: i will continue to attend their public events, say hello to members, keep community service current, schmooze with financial members! So excited for you all who interviewed! Keep us posted. Good luck.

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    3. I can't believe you said a few hundred, but then again that makes sense since most alum chapters don't have intake often. I have a friend in the chapter that I am trying to join and I was very disappointed when she told me they decided NOT to have intake this year. I need to up my game and make sure they get to know me when they do have a rush. I really need to find a way to stand out.

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    4. The rush I atteneded was at a mega church. There were at least 1k ladies there. They are only selecting 50.

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    5. Sending positive vibes your way! You got this and good luck :)

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  35. Hi Everyone! It's been FIVE weeks since I had my interview. Nothing! Should I still hold out hope that I will get picked? Is it required that they send rejection letters? I am at a loss as to what is taking so long. I am expecting the worst at this point but hoping for the best.

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    1. Wow five weeks...I wish I had an answer...its been 3 weeks and 4 days for me and I been freaking out...5 weeks is much longer than I would have expected. Do you know anyone who is waiting as well who can let you know anything. But Im thinking if you haven't got a rejection letter there is still hope. Praying for the best outcome for you.

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    2. I am in the exact same boat, it's been 5 weeks since my interview as well and I have not received a rejection letter yet.

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    3. I am also in the same boat. Had my interview the 11th of February and still haven't heard back. I'm in undergrad btw.

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  36. It's been 4 weeks waiting since my interview for me. Still praying this time is my time.

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  37. For me it's been four weeks and three days since my interview. I haven't heard anything, so I am wishing and praying as well. I will be back to post my results either way. Hopefully my result will be a "I MADE IT! Here's to keep hope alive.

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    1. There is still hope...its four weeks today for me as well. No call and no rejection letter....I am still praying that I get the call. Prayer and Peace

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    2. Any word yet?

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    3. How many people interviewed you ?? Was it just the membership committee or the whole chapter ?

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  38. I Had my interview the 11th of February and still haven't heard back. I'm in undergrad btw. Is this normal? It was less than 100 girls at the rush. I know of some others who also got an interview and haven't heard back either. We only have a month and some weeks left in the semester. Can a line be dropped before it even starts?

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  39. Has anyone received a call or a rejection letter? How long did you wait?

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  42. I made a post a while back saying that I had been trying for 11 years and was waiting on my call for an interview but rec'd a rejection letter because my packet was incomplete. This was my third time trying (once in undergrad and twice at the alumnae level), and I thought that ai was done. Thought that maybe this just wasn't in the cards for me. However, there was a glitch in the matrix. I rec'd a call saying that everyone had rec'd a rejection letter. Something happened after the chapter held interviews that led them to reject all prospects. So, because of that they will try again in the fall!!! This gives me yet another chance!!! I feel sorry for the ones that were granted an interview, however, I KNOW how hard I've worked for this org. Not just work to become a member, but actually putting in work by volunteering with them. I am just so happy that I may have another chance at it later this year.

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    1. Wow that goes to show you there is always hope.

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    2. How many people did they interview for them to reject all applicants...it must have been a very small number.

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    3. I'm not sure about how many interviewed, but I do know that over 300 women attended the Rush. At the Rush we were told that they were only allowed to take up to 64 girls. I do know those girls that interviewed waited about 4 weeks before they heard something.

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    4. That is so unfortunate! I hope there is success for all at some point.

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    5. Hello everyone - I'm the original poster - just an update. I did get a chance to apply again!! XYZ org had a Rush on Nov 19th. I checked, rechecked, and even had my letter writer check my packet before submitting it this time. I also had a different letter writer. I used to ask my sister's bff to write my letter of recommendation, this time I asked a member of the local chapter. I passed the first phase and was granted an interview!!! I interviewed on Dec. 17th, now I'm just waiting. The wait period is a beast!! I'm pretty sure it's going to be a couple of weeks before they make any decisions due to the holidays and all. Hopefully I will be able to come back on here to tell you all I was accepted. Good Luck to all who are pursuing membership into the org of their choice!! Happy Holidays!

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  43. That is so awesome for you! I can only imagine how the ladies who did interview feel, but this was definitely confirmation for you NOT to give up. Wishing you the best in the near future!

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    1. You know, I did find out that there were some that were very upset. I'm not sure what happened the last time around - I mean I've heard stories - but only those involved knows what truly happened. But those that interviewed the last time around felt that they should have automatically made it to the interview process this time around - but - I think there were some applicants supplying false information and thats how they were able to get an interview. So this time the org stopped everything and made everyone apply again.

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  44. Hey just an update! So it's been over 6 weeks since my interview. I found out they made calls a couple weeks ago. I guess the chapter I applied to decided not to send out rejection letters. I just wish I would have found out earlier (via letter) instead of being in the dark all this time. I'm still happy for all of those who made it! Maybe I'll be one of the chosen ones at another time :)

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    1. So sorry to hear that. Very thoughtful of you to post an update. I wish you luck in the future.

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  45. The DST have not been that active on campus at my school everyone has graduated but there is one on campus but I do not know her like that and most likely she do not know me. The Deltas come on campus during homecoming, probate, or when there is a greek show. This is my second semester here and all I can say that I have done volunteering work and keepig my grades up.i have always wanted to pledge but is it possible for me to pledge or if they are not active on campus or what should I do cause this is something I want to do.

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  46. I have a question. If I were to have a GPA of 2.75, would I be rejected because I met the criteria and not excelled? what are some reasons of being rejected?

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    1. If there are too many women that apply, the members may pick the cream of the crop, those who exceed criteria. Reasons for being rejected: not enough volunteering, incomplete application, the member who writes your letter of recommendation is not financial...

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  47. I am going to turn in my application for Delta (undergrad) this coming up semester, any words of encouragement? I am very nervous

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  48. So I’ve been reading this blog for a while now. The alumnae chapter had a rush on Nov. 17, their first line after 8 years and over 800 women attended RUSH. Applications were due on Dec. 8 and I just got a call yesterday for an interview today! Definitely excited and I’ll post an update!

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    1. I interviewed for the same alumnae chapter and am patiently waiting as well!!!

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    2. I interviewed as well. Have either of you heard anything since interviewing?

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    3. No not yet. Will post my update as well when/if I do! Until then I’m going to stalk this page and practice my patience lol.

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    4. So I haven’t heard anything yet nor have I received a letter so I’m still hoping for the best (fingers crossed as anxiety builds!)

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    5. Same here! I attended the same rush and have been waiting to find out. Glad I am not alone. Good Luck ladies!

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    6. I am in the same boat. Any word?

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    7. Have any of you heard anything yet?

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    8. I am still waiting. I'm hoping it will be soon.

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    9. Still waiting.

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    10. Has anyone received a call or letter yet?

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    11. Same boat..Still anxiously waiting

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    12. Very anxious...still waiting

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    13. Has anyone heard or received anything?

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    14. Nothing yet. Please update when word is received.

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  49. How long is the process usually for a Spring line? (Alumnae chapter)

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  50. Does anyone have any info on interview questions for alumnae chapter?

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    1. What I will say is do your research, know what is currently going on both locally and internationally, most importantly know how to be confident when you speak of yourself and how you would be an asset if accepted. Good luck!!! SN: my nerves tore me up so learn what makes you relax because the interview process is intense, well intense for me

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  51. Hello Everyone! I turned my packed in early this week, and received a phone call for an interview for tomorrow! I am very nervous, but know I will remain confident. I've been reading through posts, and follow ups, and only pray that God takes control of my situation as well!

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    1. Was your packet due 12/30?

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    2. Thank you for the well wishes! and my packed was due 01/03

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  52. I am patiently waiting to hear back.

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  53. I submitted my application on 12/30 and I’m waiting patiently to see if I’m granted an interview. Any other ladies attended a DST RUSH with Application deadline of 12/30? Any news yet?

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    1. So you submitted your application the same day as the deadline? How did you submit it? I had to mail my in and even paid to have it shipped out the very next day by 12pm. Just asking cause the Rush I attended made it very clear that if that packet was not received (in their PO box by 5pm that day) then you would not be eligible for consideration. Good luck to you though!!

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    2. My packet arrived on 12/30. I sent it certified mail so I could track it.

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    3. I did attend a rush on 12/9 and the deadline was 12/30. I submitted my application on 12/23. Still no call for an interview. I would be lying if i said I wasn't anxious. Hopefully/ playfully soon.

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  54. I attended RUSH on 12/9. Applications were due 12/30. It is 01/7 and haven’t received a call for an interview. Should I be concerned? Do they review apps as they come in or do they wait until the deadline to review them all? I know it was the holidays but they had an anticipated start date of January so I would expect there to be a quick turn around. I guess I can use this as an opportunity to practice patience. This wait is killing me.

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    1. I did as well and just received a call for an interview. It probably takes time with so may applicants so hopefully your interview call is coming soon. I think its a requirement to wait until the deadline before reviewing any of the applications (for fairness purposes) and to have an opportunity for additional materials such as transcripts to arrive and be added to your packet.

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  55. Anyone attended a rush on Nov 17th? I was granted a interview on Dec 13th,but tomorrow makes 4 weeks and I haven't heard anything. I didn't get a rejection letter, so I'm unsure what to think.

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  56. I had my interview on Dec 13th , and I haven't heard anything it's been 4 weeks tomorrow. I haven't gotten a rejection letter either. I know they are only picking 81 women does this play a factor.My nerves are bad. Anyone else waiting?

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    1. I’m waiting . I had an interview and Saturday will make 4 weeks

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    2. Same here. I know the holidays probably played a big role in it. I told God I wanted to work on patience this year and he is definitely doing that lol

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    3. I am thankful for this site! Still waiting.

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    4. Anyone still waiting?

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    5. Still waiting. Still nervous yet anxious since I haven’t received anything.

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    6. Still Waiting as well. This is the most I have ever checked my mail.

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    7. Had interview 12/15..still waiting

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    8. 12/17 Interview no word.

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    9. Any updates ladies???

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  57. Glad to know I'm not alone. Good luck!!!! Guess this is building patience.

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  58. Hello, I attended a Rush Activity on 12/9/17, applications were due 12/30/17. I submitted my documents on 12/23/17; no word yet for an interview. I expected that calls would be made after the deadline date but I was also informed that calls are typically made in aplha order and my last name starts with "B". Anyone else in my shoes?? I am quite nervous and its racking my brain...

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    1. Not sure if we are in pursuit of the same chapter but I’m still waiting... everyone else I know who submitted are still waiting as well. Over 900 people attended the RUSH at a high school and they received a lot of applications I heard. You’re at beginning and I’m at the very end of alphabet soooo my wait will be longer than yours :(. I hope we get a call soon.

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    2. Wow that is A LOT of people!! That makes it more challenging with that many applications to process. Well I hope we hear something soon! Best of luck.

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  59. Hello,

    I attended a Rush activity on 12/9/17, applications were due 12/30/17. I submitted my packet on 12/23/17. I figured calls would be made after the deadline but I am quite nervous, waiting to get that call to interview. I was informed calls are typically made in alpha order but that makes me more nervous as my last name starts with the second letter of the alphabet. Anyone else in my shoes?? I am really racking my brain...

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  60. My interview is Tuesday. I’m so nervous! Good luck to everyone. Prayers up!

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  61. I received my interview invitation two days after packets were submitted. I interview in a few days. I’m so nervous! I pray peace, courage and wisdom for all of us. Good luck.

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    1. When did you attend Rush and when was your application due?

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  62. When was your packet due if you don’t mind me asking?

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  63. Hello, I am in the waiting stage. I went to the rush on 12/9 at a high school...submitted my packet the day before it was due. I received a call for a interview on 1/11/18 and had my interview on 1/13/18. MY NERVES WAS BAD! LIKE BAD! When I left out i prayed and gave it to God. Whats for me will be for me. Wishing everyone waiting to hear something back good luck.

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    1. The same thing happened to me. I was granted an interview on the same day that I received the call. I was so nervous!

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  65. Hey ladies, what is the letter of your last name?

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  66. My last name is W. No interview call yet.

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  67. B, Im still hoping/waiting for a call to interview. Im a bit discouraged but trying to remain positive.

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    1. Rose please stay positive. Don't defeat yourself before its even over. Interviews are still going on....calls are still being made. Keep us updated please.

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    2. Well an update, I unfortunately was not able to move forward in the process. i received my letter this evening. My residency requirement was not met (lived in the area for almost 2 years) but the documentation that was requested in the packet could not be provided as no bills/deed to the house are not in my name husband pays for everything. I provided what I thought would be acceptable and what was recommended but no. So I am disappointed but not broken. I will continue my pursuit. I wish you all the best of luck in your journey.

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    3. I am somewhat in the same boat. So what did you turn in for residency? If you dont mind me asking?

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    4. @anonymous Jan 19 12:40
      If I were you I would 1. Reach out to the contact person to see if what you’re considering would be valid and 2. Not deviate from the provided proof of residency that they ask for. It may be uncomfortable to reach out, but better to be sure than to guess incorrectly.

      Good luck!!!!!

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    5. No prob. It was advised that I submit vehicle registration as it has my current address, I provided a copy of my insurance with my address and a print out of my voter registration as I did not have the card. I also provided a written statement of the documents I submitted and why I was submitting them. Honestly, this was a bit difficult for me to receive that letter because it was the simplest thing, yet it proved to be more challenging. I could have accepted the denial a bit better if I truly did not live in the are for the required amount of time but its all good. I just hope there is another line with the other major Chapter in my area but they have not had a line in years and I've lived here for almost 10; so not knowing when the next opportunity will present itself is upsetting.

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    6. Prior to me completing my packet, I did reach out to the contact person for the Chapter, and I was told that vehicle registration would be acceptable and to send whatever I believed would establish my residency. So for me that was the registration, car insurance and some other document that I cant recall right now. So I thought of course, there would be no issue but from what I was told from a friend who is apart of another chapter; they are looking for reasons to screen out, especially with a large line. But I know what I need to do for next time.

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  68. My last name is N. I got a call for interview last Wednesday and I interviewed Saturday! The remaining last names may be coming up this Saturday.

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  69. My last name is B. I received a call Thursday night and interviewed Saturday. I hear their still doing interviews.... some this coming Saturday. I know a woman apart of the chapter who has to sit on interviews this weekend. So, just wait Ladies your calls are coming. Shoot, I JUST received my letter TODAY stating I have a interview on JANUARY 13,2018. They seem backed up.... so
    Hold on ladies.

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  70. I just came home to a rejection letter on my dresser. I guess it wasn’t in the forecast this season. Good luck to everyone else. Hope to see you someday on otherside.

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    1. What Rush date did you attend? Sorry to hear that.

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    2. Was this the Nov. 17th rush or Dec. 9th?

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    3. Hello, I am so sorry to hear that. Thank you for coming back to share your results. At least you know the process for next time so you will be a shoo-in.

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  71. Hello,

    My college is doing a rush this semester. They have no had a active line since 2011. Therefore I do not know any Deltas. What should I do as far as letters of recommendations?

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    1. Good question. And if you don't know any active members how do you get LOR? The invitation is this weekend. Signed Ball of nerves.

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    2. Honestly, it would very difficult for you then. You HAVE to have that Delta letter. And ppl aren't willing to write them for people they don't know. It would also be rude to ask someone you don't know. It would've been great if you were volunteering with the local chapter or even at another school.

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    3. If you don't know anyone to write your letter of LOR you need to get out there and do more community service. Deltas are everywhere in terms of serving the community. I tell people all the time as soon as you realize you want to members of an org, you need to get out there and start meeting and getting to know its members so when the time comes, you won't have to worry about it.

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  72. This was helpful. I finished my packet and now I'm just waiting on my Delta Auntie (don't worry...she's not my real aunt) for her LOR. Can't wait for my interview!

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  73. Are you guys waiting for an interview or a call after the interview? And, what was the date of your rush?

    I'm waiting for a call after the interview and my rush was 12/9

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    1. Have you heard anything yet from your 12/9 interview?

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  75. Just sharing my story. I attended Rush on 12/9, packet was due 1/5. Got a call 1/7 about an interview, and completed the interview on 1/12. Longest 11 days of my life but I guess others have waited longer!

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    1. yes 6 weeks today and no rejection letter. The wait is serious.

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  76. what God has for you, it is for you.

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  77. Question: is it a requirement that LOR’s be in signed, sealed envelopes?

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    1. Each organization requirement is different, so it depends. (Some require it, some do not). They will let you know at the rush and if they do not, that is a definitely a question to ask during the Q&A section.

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  78. Do some chapters not send out rejection letters? I see some ladies have not received a letter or call after several weeks and it’s safe to assume that they were not chosen. I’m not saying 3 weeks but some are waiting 6 weeks, i believe by now they’ve voted and started process. Is it standard that all people not chosen get a letter or you just hear you don’t make it through the grapevine? I was under the impression they voted within the a day or two after interviews? I’m super curious because I know my nerves are bad and I don’t want to be sad waiting on a rejection that will never come via mail.

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    1. I would think they the chapter would send a letter to those granted an interview. Letters were sent to those who turned in packets, but not selected to interview. I am not 100% positive but if the chapter sent letters to those applicants hopefully they would send letters to those who did interview.

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    2. I wanted to know the same thing. A friend of mine received a letter stating her packet was incomplete I just figured they would do the same for people who didn't make it. 6 weeks is very long and at this point do you continue to wait or move on.

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    3. I am still hopeful.

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  79. Hi Ladies. Just curious. Do they generally make calls in the morning and throughout the day? Or just in the evenings? Thanks.

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    So I just had my interview for the organization that I am seeking interest in yesterday evening and I just want everyone who is seeking interest as well to walk in your interview with confidence. Also, make sure you speak from the hear. Be as genuine and as humble as possible !! You all got this!!

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  81. When was your rush date and application due date? Just asking because I see their are two different chapters with rush dates on Dec 9. Just trying to see if the chapter I went through is still doing interviews

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  82. Did you receive an interview prior to having the LOR Rejected? Or was you rejection letter sent after the interview.

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  83. I have my interview tomorrow, any advice? I’m super nervous

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    1. Know why you want to be in that org, make sure you can articulate it. And know local and national programs from that organization, and their mission! And just relax :)

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  84. Packet was due 12/30 Rush was 12/9 interviewed in 1/13. Have not heard anything yet. Not sure if they are still interviewing. Just waiting patiently.

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  85. I’m really nervous about the whole interview aspect. Has anyone given any insight on what they actually ask? If not the exact questions, in what areas do the ask? The organization that I’m looking to join is having a line soon and I want to be sure I’m prepared if I get an interview. Help.

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