It is a good idea to ask questions when taking the interview because you have the opportunity to discover and find out more from a specific point of view. It also allows your perspective to be broadened to certain points and you can benefit from that in your first year at the school.
It’s also good to have questions because it:
- creates the impression of you being motivated
- makes you look interested in obtaining an admission for the school.
- It also allows you to know and learn what one wouldn’t normally explain.
Before you go anywhere near to starting your interview, it’s highly recommended that you take a mock (practice) interview with an adult whom you don’t know too well. The reason why you should choose an adult you don’t know too well is because you need to train yourself under the circumstances of having a stranger talk to you while at the same time being a confident individual and making your choices/decisions right.
Collect feedback and advice from the individual, reflect on what you have done so far and do what you have to do in order to improve. The results have been tested and those who took practice interviews fared to be more experienced, relaxed and confident in what they were saying and doing.
It’s best to know the interviewer a bit more, in terms of nature, preference, etc. But not in a personal way! Getting to know the interviewer a bit more eases the tension and constructs a bond between you and the interviewer. Here's a short list to make it clear:
- go beyond: ask questions and uncover some hidden information
- Try to find choices and preferences of the interviewer
- Do not extract any personal information